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Myself and my partner Geoff run a smallholding comprising of a 17th Century timber framed house, 1.5 acres of garden, 12 acres of woodland and 7 acres of paddocks where we raise a few chickens and keep two equines, a dog and a couple of amiable geese.
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We are friendly people and you will be invited to share our home and meals with us. You will experience life in the beautiful Sussex countryside in a village with a wonderful community spirit. There is a local bus which can get you to Polegate (which has a good train station with great links to Brighton and London,) Eastbourne and also to the historic town of Hastings which has a artistic and bohemian atmosphere. We have direct access to public foot paths, in particular the historic 1066 public foot path from Pevensey to Battle if you enjoy walking.
We need general outdoor help so would love to hear from someone who is happy to help with gardening/veg patch and general outdoor tasks. We are also keen on conservation so would like to hear from someone who is happy to help clear an old hedge so that we can plant it and clearing some rhododendron out of our lovely woods. We might also ask for help with household chores from time to time.
We are looking for a house sitter for 4-5 nights in September and during October (17th October 2022) for five nights so we would need someone to come round about the 1st September or 1st October or 15th December to learn the routine and give general help winding down our small holding before we go away. The housesitting part will involve looking after our friendly horse and pony, dog, two geese and some hens. We don't mind if it is one person or two who comes to stay but you must be happy with being by yourself as we are rural and there are no shops nearby. No problem if you don't have specific horse experience, as long as you are happy around animals, I can show you what to do.
In the Autumn we have a few small art projects (painting some wooden chests with animal designs) so if you have a flare for art and are interested in joining us then, we would love to hear from you.
In our house, we can offer a cosy double room in our home with shared shower and bath facilities. We will provide all linen for your bed and towels plus access to a washing machine. We will provide the foodstuffs for you to make your own breakfast and lunch (though sometimes we might ask you to make some for us as well.) Geoff is an excellent cook and will cook for us all in the evening. Much of what we eat we have grown or raised. During the summer, we make much use of our patio and pizza oven too!
We are located in a lovely Sussex village close to the coast with a great pub within walking distance. We are close to Eastbourne and Brighton and only an hour and fifteen minutes from London by train. We live opposite Herstmonceux Castle and the historic 1066 public footpath skirts our boundaries allowing you easy access to the delightful Sussex country side. During the Summer, there are music festivals and country shows going on within the County and if we are going, we will gladly take you if travel restrictions are relaxed. We are in a rural setting so a car would be useful but there are some buses running locally to Eastbourne and the closest town, Hailsham.
As owners of an Ancient Woodland you will have access to our woods. This would be a great opportunity to practise your English and spend time in a friendly local village community but with access to Brighton and London on your doorstep.
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