Stay in a self-contained cottage in the Hampshire woods, UK


United Kingdom

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    We are Piers, Amelia, Luca (a toddler) and Lias (a friendly dog).
    We live in the countryside of Hampshire in a woodland valley just outside the villages of Grayshott and Churt, one hours drive from South London or Winchester. It's a very peaceful place near to some beautiful walks and bike rides.
    We are looking for help on our plot which has a large garden and small woodland. We have planning permission to build a new house and have some preparation work to do clearing the garden, fencing and planting hedges and repairing some outbuildings.
    Workaways are invited to stay in a rustic self-contained cottage, please get in touch if you'd like to know more!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

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    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Get back to nature and a simpler way of life, staying in a traditional 18th century cottage in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Hampshire countryside. Close to plenty of beautiful walks and bike rides. One hour drive to London or the historical town of Winchester. The nearby town of Haslemere has good train connections to London and Portsmouth if you'd like to explore further afield.

  • Help


    Help needed with gardening, woodland maintenance, wood splitting and some basic DIY and painting. If you are comfortable minding a toddler for short periods that may be something we discuss with you too.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in a rustic cottage which has two double bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen and living room with wood fire. We welcome guests with a meal then provide you a food shopping budget for the rest of your stay so you can prepare your own meals. Towels, bedsheets, toiletries are all provided and you're welcome to use the washing machine etc. we hope you'll make yourself at home. Phone reception is not very good (which is very relaxing!), we have good wifi at the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our nearest villages are Churt or Grayshott which has a nice pub, pottery and all the basic shops you need. We are surrounded by National Trust land and the dog will happily take you for a long walk. Public transport is limited so we're best suited to visitors who have a car. If not we are happy to drop or collect you at the nearest station in Haslemere. Winchester Cathedral, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and London are all reachable in an hour.

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    • 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

    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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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