Experience rural life and be part of the local community in South West Scotland, UK


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    I am a recently widowed christian with 3 Married children who all live along way from me so it is very special when they come home.
    My home is a large Victorian house in the most beautiful setting.
    I am widely travelled and returned to live here 10 years ago.

    I need help in the garden and with maintenance on the farm and with dogs, chickens and horses.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Help with Computers/ Internet

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn about rural life in a large family house. I am involved in charity work and with the local community. You will meet people from all walks of life. You will experience Scotland by being part of the way of life so will learn far more about the culture than you would as a tourist.

  • Help


    I am looking for ideally an extra pair of hands. Helping with country life in a beautiful Victorian House in South West Scotland.
    I would not ask you to do anything I would not do myself.
    You must like and be happy with Children and animals. An experienced horse rider would be a great help.
    I need a car driver

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Beginner
    French: Beginner
    Latin: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Double bedroom (sole use of bathroom and shower when no other Guests) separate sitting room with TV. WiFi.
    My house is large with 8 bedrooms.
    I will provide all food

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Situated 5 miles from local market town. You can have the use of a small car. Edinburgh and Glasgow are three and a half hours away by bus. It is a beautiful area on a river and near to the sea. Lovely walks, historic monuments, house gardens and museums. Cinema in the local town.
    You can ride horses, walk the dogs, go fishing.
    I have had workaway couples as help for many years and have kept in touch with them.
    You would be expected to live as family but be prepared to help out where necessary. Keep your bedroom and bathroom clean and tidy, help prepare and wash up meals. Help with the children when they are here.

    We are looking for happy, enthusiastic people who are prepared to join in and help with family life.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours , 5 days a week

Lady Ross, grandchildren and prize winning dog at the local farm show
The view from the house
Colonel Ross
Visiting grandson and pony in our garden

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Host ref number: 347747151721