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We are a family living on a farm in a beautiful part of North Yorkshire, close to the historic towns of Richmond and Barnard Castle. We have four children, ranging in age from 34 to 21. The older ones are working and the youngest is at university. We are a close family, so they are often home and we eat together in the evenings, which you are welcome to join. We also have three dogs, five chickens and a lot of horses, so it helps if you love animals!
We are looking for someone to help with general maintenance and gardening. We are also trying to do some renovation work on the farm and need help with this. At the present time, plumbing or electrical experience would be very helpful. Also anyone with carpentry skills.
We have a wedding to organise this Summer for our eldest daughter, so that's another project as it will be on the farm and lots to do to help it happen!
Richmond is the nearest town with lots of quirky shops and restaurants. An old medieval castle, with cobbled streets and lots to explore.
Travellers would learn about rural life in Yorkshire and the surrounding area, which includes lots of historical sites.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Meeting an interesting and diverse family. Living in a lovely part of the world. Being part of a project to which they can contribute.
This host offers accommodation and payment.
Ideally we are looking for someone to help with renovation work on the farm, also painting, in the garden and in the house. Help towards the wedding.
As well as accommodation and food we also offer payment in exchange for your help, which should help pay for things whilst you are travelling.
English, basic french.
Accommodation would be provided in a double guest room with an ensuite shower room. We will provide all your food and will cook you dinner each evening. You can also use the kitchen if you want to prepare something yourself.
We have reasonable internet access, which anyone is welcome to use.
The farmhouse is situated in a beautiful location at the top of a hill with wonderful views and a lovely garden with lots of places to walk.
There's a very good pub in the local village and a shop and tearoom nearby, all within walking distance. We'll help with local transport as much as we can to take you to the nearest town or train station. Wonderful sightseeing nearby, including Raby Castle, Barnard Castle, Bowes Museum, all very local. York and Newcastle are only half an hour away on the train from Darlington. There is also a tennis court on the farm, which anyone is welcome to use during their stay.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours, 5 days per week, flexible and minimum wage