Plenty to see and do in Castlewellan, Northern Ireland


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  • Description


    I live on the site of an old horse riding center. The house is in need of some decoration, and the stables and surrounding land/yard also needs attention.
    I intend to farm worms, grow veg, restore motor cycles and recycle furniture.
    The site is close to the coast , a nature reserve, as well as being at the foot of the Mourne mountains.
    I have a small yacht with a Chinese (junk) rig thats in the water insummer .
    I enjoy music and riding motorcycles, day trips, home cooking, and the occasional walk in the mountains.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you have poor English im not put off by that and am happy to take time to help you if you so wish
    There are a lot of local bars where live music happens a couple of times a week.( Newcastle)
    The nature and surrounding area is particularly scenic and classed as an area of outstanding beauty.we also have 2 beautiful country park one of which is a ""game of throne " filming location
    A short walk will take you to the main road with bus service to Belfast ,Newry and Dublin

  • Help


    Currently i need help with clearing me cleaning outbuildings, seeing up some workshops, maintaining the live stock and the home.
    Some of the property needs paint.
    My current needs are mostly yo do with setting up a fox proof place to raise chickens, and establishing some permaculture to produce healthy food. I have some things to be disposed from the property and need help.
    I'm also needing someone who knows about working with fiberglass and epoxy.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    Bedroom in farm house with wash hand bason.bathroom down stairs.
    Access to kitchen, living room, extensive parking, should you be traveling by motorbike, car or camper van, secure parking places are abundant.
    Coming soon, converted stone hay loft.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Close to many outdoor based activities, archery, places to cycle, horse riding, coast, sailing trips (with me) in the summer, Mountains. Night life.
    I have some bicycles you can use,I love music and play tinwhistle .
    Musicians particularly welcome.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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

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Host ref number: 881979397798