Come and volunteer on a croft in Sutherland and explore the northern Highlands, Scotland, UK

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  • Description

    Description

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Please read about our current projects before emailing*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    *️️️️We are unable to take anymore volunteers before late autumn.

    We are a couple with 2 grown up children, a son who has settled in
    Edinburgh and a daughter who has recently returned from travelling abroad.
    We run a croft - ie a small farm - in the northern Highlands of Scotland a couple of miles from the nearest village. On the croft there is also a self catering holiday cottage and caravan site. We have sheep, poultry, two sheepdogs and 3 cats - and a poly tunnel. We farm extensively rather than intensively in order to maintain the environment and wildlife.
    We are always happy to help improve your English if needed or just enjoy the cultural exchange.
    Please do not apply if you are a smoker.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can: help with your English, show you the history, culture, ecology and geography of the Highlands of Scotland, and in particular the history and culture of crofting which is a land tenure system unique to the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

  • Help

    Help

    Up coming projects: will be varied so don't get bored, including garden work, fruit picking, mending fences and other general croft work etc.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation at the moment will be in the cottage. At the end of your stay we expect it to be clean and tidy for the next guest. You will have your breakfast in the cottage - we supply cereals, tea, coffee, milk, sugar and biscuits, but other meals will be with us in the main house.

    We have Wi-Fi in the cottage and main house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have beautiful panoramic views here, mountains, moorlands and native woodlands. Mountain bike trails and opportunities to explore the north of Scotland.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Up to 3 but flexible. max 25 hours a week

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