Friendly village life, home and garden help in Rutland, UK


United Kingdom


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  • Description


    We are Rob and Sheila, we live in a pretty little village in the country. We are looking for people to help in the garden, some maintenance type work, and some house work.

    Nearby are the towns of Uppingham, Oakham and Stamford. Daily busses go to Leicester and Uppingham.

    We have six grown up children between us - aged from 19 to 26 - one or more of them is at home about 80% of the time.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will find that there are lots of opportunities to join in the sociable village and meet lots of local people. The pub in the village is lovely and there are activities that you can join in with like football, darts, petanque, squash, racquet ball, and it also might be possible to find work in the area if you wish.

    We often have family gatherings, which you will be welcome to join in, for example we usually have a Sunday roast and family parties.

    We like to play guitar and have formed a small band, you are welcome to join in if you like!

  • Help


    We have a big garden, a paddock with horses and a big house with a lot of outbuildings and a green house and vegetable garden where we like to grow our own food.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Mainly English although children speak more languages

  • Accommodation


    Converted attic, all self contained, shared kitchen and bathroom with other workaways. Living accommodation is separate from the main house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is easy to go out as the bus stop is outside our house. It is easy to visit the big cities like London, Leicester, York, Birmingham by train or bus.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours a week, may include weekends

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