Nagi and Victoria, 2 cats ( Samba and Salsa) and two dogs ( Luna and Flapjack) live near Monmouth on the border between England and Wales. We live in a big house with 7 acres of land. We grow a lot of vegetables and have a small holding of chickens, ducks, geese and pigmy goats. Donkeys occupy one of our paddocks during the summer months. We have a cottage that we let out to tenants throughout the tear.
We live in a very quiet village called Welsh Newton Common which is about 4 miles away from Monmouth. We are 45 minutes away from Newport where you can catch frequent trains to London.
We live near Ross on Wye which is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Canoeing, kayaking, walking, running, horse riding, fishing are some of the activities you can do around here all within 15-20 minutes away.
We have one or two spare rooms where you can stay in our house. There is also plenty of space outside if you prefer to bring your own tent! The night owls and high security geese may keep you awake at night though!
We both love travelling, cooking, watching movies, reading and gardening.
Help in the house
You will be living in the English/ Welsh countryside and all that that offers. We would be able to guide you as to where to visit depending on your interest both in England and in Wales. We would help with explaining the language, history and culture as one of us used to specialise in English literature and language. We would introduce you to English and Welsh cuisine, accompany you to festivals when convenient and help with teaching English if needed.
Garden work: mowing, weeding, watering, general maintenance work. Looking after birds and animals.
House work: laundry and ironing and general weekly cleaning.
English, French, Arabic, Greek
You will be living in our house. You will have your own bedroom and bathroom. We will eat together and are open to new cooking inspirations. We accommodate dietary requirements such as gluten free meals etc.
We can take you on days out; we have an extensive library which you may use, play our piano, use our bicycle, take the dogs for a walk, visit local gym and swimming pool in Monmouth, visit the canoe club, try choir practice in Malvern etc
We chose Monmouth so we can enjoy nature’s beauty, peace and quiet. But also because the busy city life is not too far away. It is nice to visit the theatre in Malvern or in London or have a city break every now and again.
We expect you to be one of the family but there is also plenty of space for you to be alone if you choose to.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week