Immediate start available for two week stay in Devon Countryside for couple, own room and bathroom, UK


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  • Description


    We are a family of three with two border collies and two cats. We live in a very large property in Axminster Devon, we could really use help with housekeeping, garden maintenance, house maintenance, accounting etc. We are ideally looking for a couple at the present time. The children are now quite close to leaving college or school and are finding their way in life and have local jobs. I'm looking for help with emptying a large shed of furniture, helping with the laundry and cleaning in my holiday apartment and with general house maintenance, gardening, cooking etc.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We hope that we can all learn a different skill from each other.
    Comfortable family life in the countryside, language practice, practical experience of running a large property and business.
    The local area of Axminster and Lyme Regis is very beautiful to enjoy, perfect for swimming, fishing , surfing, sailing, stunning walks and fabulous country cuisine.
    A chance to integrate into English rural life.

  • Help


    At this time I am moving my antique furniture business to my home from a large barn, so I need help preparing the items for sale, listing items online and towards the end of your stay moving what I have left to my house.
    There is also plenty to do at the house keeping the garden in good order, preparing the vegetable patch for summer, house maintenance and cooking up fabulous meals for us all to eat.
    Ideally I am looking for a couple to help me.
    Thank you

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, some French.

  • Accommodation


    An ensuite double room in our home with use of the kitchen and living room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Axminster railway station is just 5 minutes away from our house by car and connects us to the rest of the UK and even France through the euro tunnel.
    The bus goes from the end of our lane about every hour in each direction to the local market towns and villages.
    We are very lucky to be able to enjoy fabulous nearby retaurants including River Cottage, River Cottage HQ and Hix's Oyster bar.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Our living room
Our family dining room
Jen our wonderful Australian Workaway who visited us twice for a month each time.
My daughter Lily with Jack
Paige, our very first Workaway with Ted.
On a walk with workaways
Walking with workaways, a wonderful evening
The pond in our garden bustling with life at dusk.
Ted, one of two collie dogs that we love to bits.

Host ref number: 672429256282