Hello! We are a family with three young children living in the most beautiful old estate and farm in South County Sligo. Surrounded by trees, rolling green fields, a lake and beautiful gardens, we need help with maintenance, gardening and doing up our little gate lodge. We live 20 minutes from Irelands best waves and Sligo City and are only 5km from the train to Dublin/Sligo. It would be ideal if you had your own car!
DIY and building projects
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We will welcome you to our family and show you our beautiful countryside. Walk our fields and country lanes, visit Strandhill, home of surfing and excellent restaurants. We are very close to beautiful Donegal and only 2 and a half hours on the train to Dublin. Meet our friends, learn english, learn skills and enjoy the beautiful west of Ireland. You can borrow our bikes, surf boards and camping gear for adventures. We are very flexible. Due to covid 19 we are keen that you are self sufficient and work on a self catered basis in the lodge.
We have a gorgeous little gate lodge that needs fixing up. Perhaps you have skills in painting or design, or you could help us redo the kitchen/bathroom while staying there at the same time! We need somebody who can repaint the doors and windows. We're also looking for anyone with any experience building a compost loo on another part of the farm. Other jobs that need doing include pruning trees, planting some hedges on the farm, rebuilding parts of old stone walls so if you have any of these skills please get in touch! It's all practical but very rewarding work.
Stay in our gate lodge with your own bathroom, sitting room, kitchen and private garden. All to yourselves! It is very habitable and comfortable but needs a facelift which would be part of your help. It is heated by a little wood stove.
We live on a farm, there is a lovely looped walk about 5km around the farm whick takes in woods, a lake and lots of wildlife! The quiet roads around us are perfect for walking, running or cycling. 20 mins drive away are world class beaches for walking, swimming and surfing. Donegal is close by and there is a train 5km away in Ballymote which goes to Dublin and Sligo. Sligo City is beautiful with the model arts centre, pubs and excellent restaurants.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week