Help with maintenance, gardening, cooking etc in Mealagh Valley, Bantry, Co.Cork



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    We, Janny & Fred, are a 'semi' retired couple living on the grounds of accommodation complex. Our daughter Myrthe, also lives onsite managing our self catering / retreat centre. We offer group accommodation rental, B&B and workshop space.
    We are located in west cork - near Bantry. Nestled on the south slope of the Maughnaclea mountains, with breath-taking views over the Mealagh valley and Bantry Bay in the distance, our farm is surrounded by nature and the beautiful, wild landscape of West Cork. Bantry is around a 20 minute drive or a 45 minute cycle (we have 2 bicycles that you are free to use) But Myrthe goes into town almost daily if you ever want a ride into town.

    Help needed with maintenance jobs, gardening, cleaning , cooking, etc around our own home.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have hosted volunteers for years - and we are interested in organic gardening, how to grow herbs and their use, holistic health. We like a good 'philosophical tinted' chat around the dinner table and cultural exchange!
    You will either be 'hosted' by ourselves or by our daughter who lives next door.
    You can also choose to join Myrthe for her early morning sea swims :D

  • Help


    We would love for you to come and give us a hand with the general maintenance of the place, which includes help with cooking, cleaning, painting, repairs and gardening - mostly in our own home.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Dutch, German

  • Accommodation


    Our campervan! We take it out in the Spring and Autumn to Europe - it's very comfy! Access to bathroom in the house. Amazing power showers!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Good place for those who like outdoors / nature and / or walking. We are on the famous 'Sheepshead way' and 'St Finbarr Pilgrims Path' walk ways.
    In our local town there are great pubs and places to eat as well as Bantry house and gardens, escape rooms and a cinema. You can take a trip to whiddy Island or the renowned Garnish Islands in Glenngarriff. Glenngarriff is a nature reserve with beautiful native woodlands.
    The wild atlantic way is beautiful and rugged and the views of the bay on a clear day is beautiful.

    If you are someone who needs have a bit of a suburban life - close to shops etc.. then this is not the space for you. We are enveloped in nature in wild west cork.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week - Never more, often less!

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