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We are a small family of mother, daughter and son in law. Living in a stunning, rural part of south west Wales near the Brechfa Forest and moorland in Carmarthenshire.
We have just got a neglected 18 acre smallholding. We are looking for help to support us doing things like: decorating, out repairing out buildings, clearing and sorting, field fencing, setting up and caring for a vegetable garden, building extensions, generally setting up and bringing back to life a smallholding. We would love help with any of these. If you have some experience great but if not we will happily teach willing workers.
We keep ponies and dogs. Hopefully to add chickens soon.
There is plenty of opportunity to enjoy the copious wildlife. We often watch red kites and buzzards hovering above the fields. We can see foxes, badgers and sometimes glimpse a deer, or see hedgehogs, rabbits and polecats, hear geese flying overhead and tawny and barn owls calling through the night. There are plenty of bats around too.
I love looking after animals and gardening, prefering a wildlife friendly garden approach.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. In return we aim to offer a place to stay that benefits from a lovely location, share our meals with you and support you to enjoy the local area.
I am happy to help with learning to speak English and enjoy meeting new people and chatting about a variety of subjects. Pleased to share my knowledge of plants and animals, local history and customs.
Ideally help is for 5 hours 5 days a week but can be flexible as to when. Looking for anyone who is good at DIY and odd jobs eg. fencing, fixing gates, doors (carpentry skills most welcome), building, gardening, decorating. However there are plenty of less skilled jobs to be done such as, clearing ditches, chopping wood, making a pond, digging, making paths and steps, painting, weeding and planting etc.
Might be in main house initially, then with help we'll convert a stone barn as a private room, in spring / summer/ autumn if warm enough there will be tents available either in field alone or by house if preferred, there may be a glamping teepee available sometimes. Meals are in the cottage unless its nice weather for eating outside. There is always access to kitchen and bathroom. You will be living with the family but have the option and space for private space and time.
If you do not have your own transport it would be good to be aware that we are a mile and a half from the nearest bus route. Aprox 6 miles from a train station. On arrival and departure I can give you a lift from these. This being a rural area the nearest pub is around 2 miles away! We do go out several times a week but our life is centered around home. Although we enjoy company and getting to know new people we we also need times of privacy and respect yours so there will be plenty of time for you to enjoy the lovely surroundings.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers