Live as family with us and experience rural life in South West Scotland, UK


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    We are a happily married christian couple with 3 Married children who all live along way from us so it is very special when they come home.
    Our home is a large Victorian house in the most beautiful setting.
    We are widely travelled and returned to live here 10 years ago.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will learn about rural life in a large family house. We are 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


    We are looking for a couple who will be an extra pair of hands. Helping with country life in a beautiful Victorian House in South West Scotland.
    We would not ask you to do anything we would not do ourselves.
    You must like and be happy with Children and animals.
    We need a car driver

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Basic FRENCH and German, school Latin

  • Accommodation


    Double bedroom (sole use of bathroom and shower when no other Guests) separate sitting room with TV. WiFi.
    Our house is large with 8 bedrooms.
    We will provide all food
    We like to eat meals together and will expect you to help prepare meals in addition to your hours helping.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 5 miles from local market town. You can have the use of a small car. Edinburgh and Glasgow are three nd 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.
    Lovely family who have had couples as holiday help before 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

  • 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

Host ref number: 347747151721