Enjoy a workaway in a spectacular cottage close to Edinburgh in the Kingdom of Fife, UK


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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

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  • Description


    I rent a spectacular cottage that’s off the beaten track in the Fife countryside. I’m endeavouring to restore it to its former glory. The views look over the Firth of Forth to Edinburgh & North Berwickshire, I’m close to St Andrews and the East Neuk of Fife.

    The cottage dates back to the 18 hundreds and is in good repair and the projects for this year are mostly painting & decorating. There’s also a stone building attached that I want to make a communal area, there’s always jobs in the huge gardens that need restored to their former glory.
    Absolutely no 25s unless you have previous work experience..! Repeat absolutely no one under 25 years of age..!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The East Neuk of Fife has its own micro climate and is usually dry in summer, we are surrounded by history and spectacular fishing villages. There are busses locally and we even have a flexy bus that will collect you from the cottage but this must be booked in advance.

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    Interior decoration, exterior decoration, re pointing walls, veg & flower gardening. For 2019 the big projects will be building a polytunnel and a feature deck with steps leading up from the bottom terraced gardens. There are also quail and hens to look after.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Two private bedrooms. Food from the gardens will be supplied and as I’m a great cook a large evening meal will be provided. Workawayers are welcome to responsibly use the kitchen at other times but must supply their own individual needs and I visit the local village every day so guests are more than welcome to join me for shopping.

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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

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

The side view to the cottage summer 2018.
St Andrews Cathedral.
New hens on the 7th April. Lots of fresh eggs now.
Pittenweem the local fishing village.
Paula limewashing the stone shed.
Mr Rebus. He’s the head of garden protection.
I mostly cook with wild sustainable meats. This is woodpigeon & duck salad.
Vegetarian options always available 😀
Myself feeding pet lambs.
Gabriella baking fantastic Italian cakes.
The front of the cottage.
The views from the kitchen overlooking the new gardens and the Firth of Forth. You can see Edinburgh Castle on a good day.
Side view of the cottage with wonderful wild flowers.
Another tasty vegetarian meal.

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Host ref number: 255894452494