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Gardening and maintenance help wanted at historic family home in the beautiful Lee Valley, Co Cork, Ireland

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  • Last activity: 14 Jun 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a busy family living in a beautiful 19th century house in the Lee Valley near Cork City in Co Cork. We grow our own produce and we are looking for two workawayers to assist our gardener and give general help around the property. The work is seasonal and outdoors whenever the weather allows.

    I (Belinda) am originally from London but have lived here in Ireland for the last 24 years. My husband (Peter) is often away travelling on business. We have four adult children who visit regularly. I work part-time as a furniture restorer.

    We have two dogs and two cats so it is important that you are comfortable with animals around.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are an English-speaking family but have all travelled a great deal. Between us, we also speak German, French, Italian and Spanish. We enjoy meeting people from other cultures and would love to give you the chance to experience life in an Irish country house. In return for your help, you would have the chance to explore this beautiful part of south west Ireland, from East Cork, Cork City, Blarney Castle, the Wild Atlantic coastline of West Cork and Kerry. Dublin is 3 hours by bus so also accessible for weekend visits.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking two people, either a couple or two friends who would like to spend time in rural Ireland exploring and learning about the culture here. In return, you will live in your own apartment in our grounds and assist our gardener with both gardening and maintenance jobs. Help might include weeding, ground preparation, fruit picking in summer, clearing leaves or undergrowth, stacking wood, strimming, lawn mowing and general maintenance, such as small painting projects. The help is mostly outdoors though of course on wet days we would do our best to find suitable indoor tasks! We would want you to work three days per week, normally Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays though the days might change on occasion. We might also ask you to look after our dogs on occasions when we have to go away.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You would have your own one bedroom apartment in our courtyard. There is a double room (2 beds) with an ensuite bathroom. Downstairs is a living room and kitchen. The kitchen is sometimes shared during the day by my husband when he is in his office. I give you an allowance for your food and you can prepare your own meals. There is excellent wifi. It is a beautiful and peaceful spot and it is a short walk into the village where there is a pub and a bus stop with buses into Macroom and Cork city.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our home is in a small village next to the River Lee. From our house you can walk to the village where there is a lively pub and local community. There is also a bus stop where you can take the bus into Cork city (25km) and to Macroom (7km). We also have bicycles which are you are welcome to use during your stay. From our house it is easy to explore Cork city, Blarney Castle, East and West Cork, the Wild Atlantic way along the south coast from Kinsale to Skibbereen and beyond as well as the mountains and coastline of Kerry. If you have your own car, that would be really useful if you want to explore this corner of Ireland as the buses are not that regular.

  • 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

    Plenty of parking space so no issues here.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    25 hours per week normally over 3 days

Host ref number: 527114418229

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