Help at our beautiful grand country estate in Shropshire, England.

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United Kingdom

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    20/09/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

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  • Description

    Description

    Set in splendour, our grand country estate overlooks parkland, an extensive lake and rolling Shropshire countryside with beautiful gardens to the rear. The Estate is still privately owned by Robin and Lucinda and they still live here with their 4 x children.

    We are primarily an exclusive hire wedding venue with a wonderful turquoise free-standing Ballroom but we also have 14 self-catering holiday cottages and an additional 10 glamping ‘hidden treasures’ dotted around the estate for wedding guests to stay on site and for families and friends to come all year round and holiday within the Shropshire Hills.

    We have yurts, travellers caravans, traditional cottages and even a converted tin Chapel in the woods which people can stay in - it's amazing!

    With a 'quirky' and characterful vibe which is why it is so popular for couples to book as their wedding venue and have all their guests staying with them for the weekend and to make sure of the extensive grounds as much as possible.

    We have a very busy season ahead with 42 weddings booked this year (we're nearly half way through!) and thousands of guests coming to stay on site we need to extend our team to make sure the estate runs smoothly in the busiest times!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have had helpers from all over the world through the years. It is a great way to improve your use of the English language as well as working in an country estate which is steeped in history and make some new friends along the way!

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    Although we have a great team already in place we have a record number of weddings and events this year and with the demand growing, we need our team to grow too!

    We are looking for help with...
    Housekeeping - cleaning the holiday accommodation as part of our housekeeping team
    Gardening - to keep the wedding areas tidy and well maintained as well as daily watering and completing tasks given to you from the Head Gardener
    Maintenance - daily jobs on the estate, painting, working on the woodyard and anything else our caretakers would require help with

    Accommodation is provided as well as an allowance / wage for work carried out on site as part of our team (to be discussed on application). As such, a National Insurance number and UK bank account are essential.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A room will be provided in our shared accommodation with our other workers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are located in the beautiful Shropshire Hills area and is well situated for day trips to Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Hereford and Church Stretton.

    There is a regular bus service from the nearby town of Bishop's Castle to get to Shrewsbury which itself is well connected but if you are able to drive in the UK then workers can be insured on a car which they can use on their days off.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 8 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 545249684511