Help in our remote hotel in the highlands of Scotland, UK

Country

United Kingdom

Favourited 513 times


  • rating

    Host rating

  • feedbacks

    Feedback

    8  

  • last activity

    Last activity

    25/11/2021

  • Last email replied

    Reply rate

    93.6 %

  • Last email replied

    Average reply time:

    within 3 days

  • paid opportunity

    Host offers payment

  • Badges

    Good Host
 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
  • Description

    Description

    This is the most remote hotel on mainland Britain, situated in the splendid isolation of North Scotland's Highlands, the home of eagles, wild deer and salmon. In the tourist season we are looking for practical and flexible individuals or couples to help run the hotel while, out of season, we need help with renovation and improvements.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a chance to get away from the world. With no mains electricity, no mains water, no landline, occasional mobile signal and only satellite WiFi, an opportunity to experience the remoteness of the Northern Highlands of Scotland.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help

    Help

    Help in our small and remote hotel. As from May we need help with cleaning, cooking, gardening, general maintenance and looking after guests. We pay the National Living Wage/Minimum Wage (as applicable) for hours worked; with a deduction of £20 per day for food and accommodation. You will have your own (en-suite) room.

    Outside the main tourist months of May-September, Workaways will need a reasonable degree of self-reliance and practical skills as the focus changes to maintenance and renovation.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    As a small hotel, all rooms are ensuite and have good beds; either double or twin. The kitchen has a large gas oven and a full range of equipment. We have no TV and, because the WiFi is provided by satellite, the internet is limited and will not support Netflix or other streaming services. We do, however, have a large DVD collection, a well stocked library, boardgames and a piano.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Northern Scotland is not for the faint hearted or those intimidated by long dark winter nights, with the real possibility of being snowed in (possible from December until April). But we do have a small library, open fires and wonderful views. There is no light pollution as there are no neighbours, but you are likely to see the Northern Lights if you stay in winter. In summer you have 'white nights' with the sun hardly setting.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We can accept any size of caravan or camper. Not recommended in winter due to our exposed position and high winds

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We accept Workaways with dogs that don't chase sheep or deer and that get on with other dogs.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    To be agreed

These are extra optional ratings when members leave feedback. The average rating left for each option is displayed.

Accuracy of profile: (4.8)

Cultural exchange: (4.8)

Communication: (5.0)








Host ref number: 876323874684