Hi, we’re Beth and Dan, a pair of greying veggies (omnivores welcome!) and we live with 2 part-time children (age 10 & 13), 2 dogs, 1 horse, 4 ponies and 8 hens in a large 4 bedroom, c17th house (building site) with a walled garden on the edge of Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire. We live a fairly rustic lifestyle, usually muddy and keen to start making cider in our cellar.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We run a liberal household, are proud Europeans and welcome you to the UK and particularly the beautiful area where we live. Beth is a garden designer and Dan is an ecologist, we have a wide range of interests and love meeting new people, sharing our home and the experiences we have day to day. We're self taught builders & gardeners and have a particular love of the habitats and wildlife around us.
We would welcome help with the house and daily chores so if you’re a frustrated housekeeper that’s perfect! We also need help with gardening, vegetable plots, animals and numerous building & restoration projects in the house and outside including converting a swimming pool in to an eco pool. If you have any skills in building, carpentry, painting & decorating, we could really use them right now. In return you'll have your own room, TV and wifi and be well fed.
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We live in an old farmhouse which was derelict 4 years ago and we are continuing to restore. Either a single person or a couple is welcome, your room can either be a twin room or a double. The only no-no is smoking so non-smokers only!
You won't be short of things to do when you stay with us, the local area is full of historic, cultural and environmental interest; Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Salisbury Plain & Salisbury. There’s abundant walking, riding and cycling on Salisbury Plain right on our doorstep. Depending on your size you’re welcome to ride one of our horses/ponies or you can hire one from the local stable a 10-minute walk away. We're happy to give a lift to the nearest railway station, 5 minutes drive away, this will get you to London in 90 minutes. Theres a bus service at the end of our drive which will get you to Salisbury in 45 minutes.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have open WiFi
We have a small paddock next to the garden where a camper an can be parked
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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