I Live with my eldest daughter in an olde Irish Farmhouse which has been in the same family for many generations . Recently retired from a busy equestrian life , I m now having more time to enjoy improving and maintaining the Garden ..and love growing flowers and vegetables and hope to welcome friends and family to various Artistic and Musical activities in our area again this Year.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
The lodge goes back to 1740 , and has been passed on through the generations of the same family since that time, so there is an opportunity for travellers to learn a lot about the History of the area and embrace some of the old traditions of life on a family farm in Ireland .
Due to the fact that I was widowed last year We would particularly welcome the more versatile and energetic type of male or person capable of, and who enjoys, tasks such as creative carpentry and a love of being outdoors in the garden, willing to help with safely handling a Strimmer ,Clippers etc , or helping with repairs and maintenance , Painting Etc. We prefer after a trial week to agree on minimum stays of 3 to 6 weeks, dependent on compatibility and Time of year. Our environment is well suited to those who are familiar with Country living and a love of animals. We have a Dog and two cats, and hope to reinstate our chicken run. We now also have a little family group of Friendly sheep.
in Summer We provide a very comfortable two bedroomed Mobile Home which is located in the Garden adjoining the house and Stableyard. ( this ensures a little more privacy and space for any one staying as a helper if they prefer, ,but main meals are partaken together in the house . In Winter if weather is inclement we provide accommodation in house .
N.B We have all had to take a Rein check due to Covid but might consider hosting again subject to current Cocooning conditions.
In general , placements are for one person at a time.. but I will discuss the options for a couple for short periods if it suits us all mutually. To visit us in Kilkea gives a lovely insight into a Family farm which has been passed down through many generations since 1740 . There is a strong cultural tradition of Music locally .
Timetables can be worked out to facilitate both parties for time off to visit other areas on Days off on a flexible programme. Buses and Trains from Athy and Carlow.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
5 hours a day, 5 days a week