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Are you cheerful, friendly, animal loving, honest and hardworking?
Why not come and stay with us in beautiful rural Hampshire? We are both 52 years old with a 23 year old son and 24 year old daughter. We are very friendly, easygoing and have had lots of experience with hosting.
We live in very old 17th century farmhouse with extensive renovated modern barns. We've completed phase 1 of our building project and will soon be starting phase 2.
We are looking for help with our very friendly animals (4 horses, including a foal and 2 dogs), tidying up the 4 acre garden and grounds, general maintenance, cleaning and sorting out of the old farmhouse and barns.
We would particularly welcome someone with carpentry/joinery experience and/or equine experience or someone who is happy to help with any tasks around the house and garden.
Ideal opportunity for a couple or 2 friends, but equally happy to take individuals.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We can offer you a warm welcome, very generous and comfortable accommodation in a house just 40 miles from London midway between Reading and Basingstoke with excellent rail links. We can provide lifts into Reading any weekday morning from which London and Oxford are just 25 minutes by train.
We are very happy to help you with your English if required.
We would love some help getting our property sorted with opportunities for all types of tasks and mini projects: depending on your capabilities there is gardening and landscaping, maintenance, cleaning, housework, decorating, carpentry, tiling, dog walking, helping with the horses etc. etc. and the list goes on!
We are located 40 miles from London, midway between Reading and Basingstoke, giving easy access to London by car, train or coach. We are located in the middle of the Duke of Wellington's Stratfield Saye Estate, surrounded by
fields (and for those horse lovers, with direct access to the annual Wellington Horse Trials cross country course - major event takes place in August)
Helpful to have your own car, but there is a pub within walking distance across the fields and we can take you to the shops.
This would be an ideal opportunity for a couple or 2 friends but happy to host single people too!
Accommodation is within the old farmhouse, with both a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, bathroom (shared with our son when he is back from university), your own large kitchen and your own TV/sitting room. We are looking for 25 hours help each week per person (we are flexible about when these hours are done) in exchange for staying with us and sharing some meals with us. We also provide a food allowance.
Although less than 30 minutes from London by train the house is very secluded and quiet. There is a pub within 10 minutes walk across the fields but we are always happy to take you shopping etc.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
25 hours per week but flexible about when these are done
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