Help to maintain a large house and garden in Lanark, Scotland


United Kingdom

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  • Description


    I don't agree to host more than 4 weeks in advance and I probably won't need anyone until at least June.

    Help needed please.
    I'll be clearing out cupboards and the loft and doing cleaning. Some painting inside. Maybe some clearing up and general tidying outside and perhaps some painting.

    I need help with outside maintenance of garden, outbuildings and fields. Grass cutting, weeding, repairs to fences, painting fences and stables depending on weather. It's Scotland and the weather can be unpredictable.
    I live with my grown up son, 2 friendly dogs, 2 cats and several horses.
    Although it is a rural location there is a small town and train and bus station nearby. Train to Glasgow takes 55minutes.
    Accommodation is very nice with plenty of privacy. Own room and sitting area and own bathroom.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Would suit horse lovers and there is an opportunity to learn natural horsemanship and to ride (at your own risk) if you are a suitable size for any of the horses.
    Would ideally like French or Italian speaking to practice with.
    Happy to help with English and to take someone sight seeing.

  • Help


    Help with painting inside and outside, moving furniture, grasscutting, strimming and weeding - there is a power mower and power strimmer. Help to repair fences where horses push on them. Some digging. Painting outbuildings and fences. Clearing out loft and cleaning inside and some painting.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and learning French and Italian

  • Accommodation


    Own room, bathroom and sitting area. Food will be provided. Whatever you like within reason - I must be able to obtain it locally.
    There is tv and internet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a bus stop at the bottom of the road. Small town about 3 miles away with train and bus services. variety of shops and restaurants. Several bars - some with live music.
    Edinburgh and Glasgow both about and hour away. Cycle paths.
    I work from home so am around most of the time.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

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

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