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Help in the gardens, grounds, house, with animals and children near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, UK


United Kingdom

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We live in an old rectory in a small village near Bury St. Edmunds in 10 acres of grounds. We moved in a couple of years ago and are in the process of improving both the house and garden and grounds. We have a number animals including chickens, pony, sheep and a dog. We have 3 young children. We are a happy, sociable family who love to meet knew people and share different experiences.
    We have various opportunities from general helping in house and garden and with children. We particularly need painters and help renovating a cottage urgently.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We will welcome you to our home and help you get the most out of your trip. There will be the opportunity to learn about gardening, animals and culture.We will advise your on the local area to explore, there would be the opportunity to get a lift to London once a week. We are close to the cities of Bury St. Edmunds and Cambridge.

  • Help


    We are looking for help in the gardens, grounds, house and with animals and children. There will be the opportunity to help with lawn mowing, splitting logs, gardening, garden matinance, help with the animals, leaf blowing, chain sawing, carpentry and help in the house and with the children.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation is a two bedroom cottage (1 double room and one twin room) in the grounds with its own bathroom, sitting room and kitchen. There will be the option of either eating in the main house with us or we can provide food for you to have in the cottage.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We like to spend lots of time outside as a family. There are great local places to visit if you enjoy the outdoors such a Ickworth Park. There is a local bus to Bury st Edmunds. Trains then run from Bury to other towns and cities such a Cambridge / London. We have a tennis court / swimming pool which you will be very welcome to use as well as bikes.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Our house
Cottage sitting room
cottage sitting room
cottage bathroom
Cottage sitting room
The cottage kitchen
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Cottage accommodation

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