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


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    We are a couple with 2 grown up children, a son who has settled in
    Edinburgh and a daughter who is starting a PhD in England.
    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 two 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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.

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    Up coming projects: will be varied so don't get bored, including gardening chores, mending fences and other general croft work etc. Our sheep are due to start lambing around the 8th of April. If you have any particular skills let us know - or if you like to cook occasionally. Also hoping to get some sort of art work in the garden this year - so if you have an artistic bent we can find some time for that during the week.
    Stay is usually maximum of 2 or 3 weeks.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • 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

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    max 25 hours a week

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