Enjoy the outdoor life in an amazing setting and improve your English near Cambridge, UK

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    17/10/2019

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    The household consists of myself, my husband a dog (dachapoo) as well as about 40 chickens and two horses (not ours) which graze the fields. So far we have had an Italian, a Spaniard, two Frenchmen and a Frenchwoman in their early and late 20s who have come to work with us. We have kept in touch and (because we are required to “blow our own trumpets”) they thoroughly enjoyed their stay, the varied work, food, accommodation, English lessons, company, conversation and outings.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Love to help improve your spoken English and from time to time will take you out and about to see local places and events. In addition we have Cambridge within a short bus ride, as well as numerous interesting villages and towns to explore.

  • Help

    Help

    Working with us in the fields on the land, from clearing nettles and brush to planting or chopping down trees, preparing wood piles for the winter, helping with the chickens, mowing, living a predominantly outdoor life and normally working companionably either with my husband or myself. We are elderly in body (not spirit) so can’t undertake the more vigorous work we did before.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French (fluent), Spanish, Italian and a smattering of Arabic

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    En suite bedroom overlooking a lake. A newly-built eco house, on the edge of a village, secluded yet within easy walking distance of the guided bus to Cambridge. 100% non-smoking. A cooked lunch is provided taking into account your personal tastes, breakfast a cereal of your choice, and supper as well.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Fen Drayton is a small village, typical of the area and if you enjoy walking has a RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Nature Reserve which we overlook and offers miles of pathways through the Fens, rivers and lakes. If you prefer to bicycle you may use mine. Additionally there is a very good local pub, the Three Tuns. To rest your legs, the guided bus is currently the longest route in the world and passes through beautiful countryside to reach the centre of Cambridge (about 20 minutes ride) with its numerous delights: visual, culinary and entertaining. London is within easy reach by train.

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, weekends free

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