Improve your language and learn more about UK culture at our farmhouse in a lovely Wiltshire village

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  • Description

    Description

    Retired lawyer with partner and no children or animals looking for help and general maintenance in the community and in exchange board and lodging and a chance to learn the English language and the history of the UK.

    We live in a beautiful area of Wiltshire in the southwest of England. I am living with my male partner. We are two retired professional people, I was a lawyer and he was a pilot and still passionate about aviation.

    We are both very relaxed people, enjoying walks in the countryside, travel, meeting new people and interested in the arts.

    We have been renovating our farmhouse over the last three years and have recently finished the main house and are now embarking on a project to convert our garage to a studio.

    We would like to offer the opportunity to stay with us in return for helping out around the house generally and maybe being able to help with some building and renovation work, we would provide food and accommodation in the house, some good company and an introduction to the area.

    The house is in a very rural part of Wiltshire and close to the Roman city of Bath (20 minutes by car) and also the trendy market town of Frome (voted one of the most desirable places to live in the UK). There is a train station and bus service in our village and shops within walking distance.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Teaching
    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Improve language and an exchange of cultures with learning on both sides.

    The volunteer can benefit from a cultural exchange by learning more of the customs of the UK and by improving their English.

    They can visit all the wonderful sights in Wiltshire and farther afield if they wish to travel and as a result, they can learn from their experience

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for a workawayer to come and stay with us in a delightful Wiltshire Village.

    We are looking for helpers to help around our farmhouse and gardens and general assistance in helping with some decorating, maintenance and odd jobs.

    We would expect some help around our farmhouse of no more than 20 hours per week. You will get at least 3 days off each week in order for you to travel the UK or visit friends during your off time.

    You will get three meals a day and maybe a local beer or two! We can also teach culinary skills where necessary.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We wish to improve our French and Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private accommodation consisting of a large bedroom and separate bathroom

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The accommodation will be a large bedroom with separate bathroom.

    Food will be provided as part of the exchange with volunteers receiving up to 3 meals a day.

    Our Wiltshire village is located close to the Westbury White Horse and has excellent transport links. This is a lovely part of southern England and a good base to travel.

    We will provide you with car transfers to and from the nearest mainline railway station, Westbury which is only about 3 miles away.

    From this mainline railway station, many destinations can be easily reached. Bath is only 20 minutes away, Bristol 45 minutes, Cardiff 1 hour 40 minutes and London in just 1 hour 15 minutes to London Paddington direct. Weymouth on the South coast can also be easily reached.

    You will be welcomed by us and be a part of the community. You will be able to see the beautiful County of Wiltshire, eat and drink well.

    We can help recommend you with good places to visit on your days off and take you to some if we can.

    Close to us is Bath, Bristol, Bradford-on-Avon, Frome, Lacock, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Longleat and other surrounding areas.

    If you have any questions or anything we can help you with, please send us a message!

  • A little more information

    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?

    One

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    Hours expected

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


Host ref number: 862479929939