Enjoy an old fashioned way of life in Lutterworth, UK

  • United Kingdom
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  • Last activity: 17 Mar 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    We are a semi- retired active couple who are always busy. We love art, music, history and culture. We also love meeting people from different countries and discussing world issues, particularly about food, farming and the environment.
    We live in an un-modernised Victorian farmhouse with a large garden full of trees, more like a small park, plus fields and paddocks. We have an American Paint horse trained in natural horsemanship and western riding, a young lively Irish terrier and a tortoiseshell cat. We are involved with the local farming community and support several small scale family farms in the village.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We invite helpers to live in our fairly unmodernised house and to share our enjoyment of history, art, culture and books. We are folk musicians and can introduce you to English folk traditions and customs. Occasionally we host folk concerts at the local village hall. You will be welcome to join us when we attend other events such as morris dancing, poetry evenings and visits to local places of interest. Rugby is the home of Rugby football and Leicester is famous for the reburial of King Richard the Third.
    We can help you with English language and encourage conversations and discussion.
    Of course the horse is very important as she lives next to the house. We prefer people with horse experience but can teach the basics to sensible confident helpers.

  • Help


    Please read this! All the help we need is with our normal daily routine. Do you love horses? We prefer helpers with some horse experience. We welcome help mostly outdoors doing field maintenance, hedging, pooh picking, helping with horse work and gardening.
    We grow a small amount of fruit and vegetables and would love to extend the veg growing. We also welcome help with general maintenance. We also ask for help with regular housework and at always at mealtimes as we eat together.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate
    Swedish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We can help with your pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. We are not able to take complete beginners because this can lead to complications when instructing the work.

  • Accommodation


    We invite you to live in our house as a member of the family. There is a comfortable bedroom which sleeps one and occasionally a double room may be available. Just to point out our house is not centrally heated and can be a bit chilly at times. We expect you to eat with us and we provide all meals whilst you are volunteering here using fresh local produce and home cooked food whenever possible. You can help contribute to cooking by introducing your regional recipes if you wish. We can happily cater for vegetarians and vegans most of our meals are meat free. Our village is fairly quiet and has several small farms a pub and a farm shop open 2 days a week. Only non-smokers accepted.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are on a bus route between Rugby and Leicester, both of which have historical interest, good shopping and culture. Our local area is rural and has pleasant walks and pubs. The nearest town is 5 km away. We can often take helpers with us on outings to places of interest or accompanying us to folk and cultural events. Surprisingly there is The Midlands Roller Skating arena a short walk away along with saddlery and cafe.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    If you have your own camper van or vehicle we welcome you to stay. We have plenty of space in our paddock. We can give access to mains electricity if you need it. No pets allowed as we are close to farmland.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 347443643544

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