Come help us with our English in the "Sierra de Guadarrama" Madrid, Spain

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  • Description

    Description

    BEFORE RESPONDING PLEASE CHECK OUT OUR CALENDAR!

    We are a sociable, well-travelled and friendly married couple in our late 40s + our 1 year old cat (Floki), we are looking for some help to improve our English skills in return of accommodation + meals and other benefits in addition to the obvious advantage of being in Madrid enjoying the Spanish lifestyle etc.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    1.- The benefits of speaking Spanish with us, Gema is a certified native Spanish teacher.

    2.- You will also enjoy staying in a relaxed environment, only 40 minutes from Madrid (by public transport) and get to discover the Sierra de Guadarrama National Park located in the Guadarrama Range (an area of mountains with some of the region's most spectacular landscapes), between Madrid and Segovia. These mountains are an extraordinary refuge of biodiversity. Glacial Cirques and Lagoons, mountainous landscapes and huge pine groves make the area an attraction for the active tourism like hiking or winter sports.

    3.- In just over forty minutes you can reach the capital of Spain, Madrid, which is a cosmopolitan city that combines the most modern infrastructures and the status as an economic, financial, administrative and service centre, with a large cultural and artistic heritage, a legacy of centuries of exciting history.

    4.- You can easily enjoy wonderful day-trips and weekend getaways. By car or public transport, you can get to Moralzarzal’s beautiful surrounding towns like Avila (old surrounding wall from medieval times), Manzanares el Real (castle and large reservoir) Cercedilla (mountains great for hiking, biking, swimming (natural pool) and other adventure activities) Navacerrada (Ski resort, hiking...) El Escorial (monastery/palace complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is one of Spain's most visited landmarks), Segovia (Roman aqueduct) and much more.

    5.- The environment in our home is friendly and comfortable. We also love to cook both international and spanish food, enjoy a Paella or a BBQ dinner with friends and have nice conversations. You can also join us on organised eco-tourism excursions and cultural visits, mountain hikings etc. There is no time for boredom!

  • Help

    Help

    A few hours per day helping us depending on your skills. Do not hesitate to contact us for further info.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, French, Portuguese, Catalan, English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Fully furnished private and comfortable double room with its own separate full bathroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a comfortable and spacious three-story semi-detached house with garden in the beautiful town of Moralzarzal, placed in the heart of Sierra de Guadarrama National Park area, about 44 km north-west of Madrid downtown, very well connected by road and public transport in just over 40 minutes (by bus). Here you can enjoy a wide range of services, shopping centers, etc. and the nice countryside across an area of great geological interest, landscape and mountains with peaks over 2.000 meters, surrounded by a stunning environment, where you can enjoy nature, cultural events and all kinds of mountain sports, also skiing (in winter time), and many leisure activities. Nearby attractions include various places of tourist interest and some -World Heritage- cities as Segovia, Avila or Salamanca, also some important natural places or historical and artistic sites, such as the monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the Royal palace and gardens of La Granja de San Ildefonso, Paular monastery, the Royal Palace of Riofrio, the natural area of the Regional Park of the Cuenca Alta del Manzanares declared a Biosphere Reserve and so on.

    Minimum Length of Stay 2-3 weeks, preferably. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

    PLEASE, read our profile carefully and contact us only if you are truly interested.

    Thanks.

    Gema, David and Floki :)

  • A little more information

    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?

    One

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    Hours expected

    at least 4/5 hours per day

Hiking with US Students in the Monte Abantos -San Lorenzo de El EScorial-
Our back garden
The roof of the Community of Madrid “Peñalara”
Gema and David
El Valle de los Caídos and la Abadía Benedictina de la Santa Cruz del Valle de los Caídos.
The Monastery of El Escorial
El Atazar Reservoir
LA PEDRIZA, Regional Park
WINTER: Navacerrada Ski Resort
WINTER: Peñalara Great Lake, one of twenty small glacial lakes in the Peñalara park...
Manzanares el Real Castle and lake
El Valle de La Barranca
Moralzarzal views from the nearest mountain.
PEÑALARA Regional Park





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