Help with our ponies and horses in the picturesque Scottish Borders countryside, Scotland, UK


United Kingdom


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    At present we are looking for a Workaway person from the end of June 2022.

    Wonderful Scottish Borders countryside half hour from Edinburgh. Country house live in with family to help with ponies and house for 2 or 3 hours a day including a little washing, ironing and housework. All food provided. Own bedroom and bath and sitting room. Plenty of time off by arrangement to travel etc.
    Driving liscense useful. Non smoker please. Refs essential.
    Great opportunity for traveler who would like a few months to be based in Scotland. This is not a business but we will give you,by agreement, a paid allowance as well as your full board and lodging. No couples please. My husband and I live at Heriot with our animals. We have 4 children, all grown up of which three are married and one is engaged, and 3 grandchildren. The house has 8 bedrooms and is a family home but our children no longer live with us as they have their own careers and lives. Most of the cultural activity is nearby in Edinburgh but as we have some acres we keep a few sheep and horses. The culture opportunities in the Scottish Borders is mainly associated with the history and traditions associated with the history of Scotland over the centuries. This includes the Covenanters, the Common ridings and the wool mills and textile production to be found in the Borders.

    We have hosted numerous students and culture seekers over the years and ask for some help running the pets and house in return for some board, lodging and financial allowance along with plenty of freedom for our guests to indulge their interests.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Lots of Edinburgh culture nearby.
    Historic houses nearby
    Opportunity to travel around Scotland
    The host is widely connected with culture in Scotland with their position as Chair of many local activities.

  • Help


    Some experience and like ponies/horses/dogs/
    General house help
    Some ironing - not too much!
    We keep a few chickens for eggs.

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    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

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  • Accommodation


    Own bedroom etc see above.

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    What else ...

    TV and internet provided.
    Own sitting room
    Meals with family
    Provided or to suit.
    Time off and away to mutually suit

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have fast broadband

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week

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