Help with horses and building in the Pentland hills in Scotland, UK



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    Our cottage is situated just at the foot of the Pentland hills in Scotand with gorgeous panoramic views to every direction. We bought it just over four years ago when it was in a bit of a state and have spent all of our time since then bringing the house back to living condition. We are not a working farm but our long term aim is to become a working small holding, having animals and growing lots of our own food, but also to be an artistic creation centre where individuals and companies can come to develop their work.

    At present living on the here are two adults, two children, one baby, one dog, one cat, four ponies, one foal and a hive of bees. :) Coming here would really suit people who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life and spend some quality time in the wild. We are only 40 minutes drive from Edinburgh and an hour from Glasgow, but it feels like you are a world away - there is no public transport here so it would be good if you have your own means of transport. There is great walking up in the hills and we border some forests where you can cycle.

    The most exciting news is that we are just in the process of installing a hot tub! :)

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Baby-sitting et jeux créatifs
    Entretien général
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux

  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    This is a chance to experience Scotland and how beautiful it can be. There are two artistic companies based at the farm at present - one circus company and one story telling company and we would be happy to chat about creative ideas with you. The farm is ideal for children and totally safe since there is not a main road for over a mile.

    If you would like to improve your English we would happily speak to you and give you pointers. Various people on the farm speak French, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch.

  • Projets impliquant des enfants

    Projets impliquant des enfants

    Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.

  • Aide


    We are about to start a building project on the side of our house which will last a couple of weeks beginning on the 15th October, and are looking for help with that for a week or two.

    We are also looking for horsey people to help ride and school or ponies. Two have just been broken in and need a confident person to continue their training. Please get in touch if you have riding experience. :)

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Italien: Courant
    Hollandais: Courant

  • Hébergement


    A caravan just beside the house with two double beds and one single, plus a bunk bed option for children. It can sleep four adults (very cosily) or two adults and up to three children.

    Or there is also a small double room inside the house.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    In your time off you can go walking or cycling around the local area. There is also a loch with good fishing within a 15 minute walk. We are a dark sky area and so on clear nights looking at the stars is amazing.

    For a painter or artist this would be an ideal place as the landscape is spectacular and inspirational.

    There is no public transport however a car does go from the farm to Edinburgh and back fairly often during the week, so you would be able to see the sites there. If you have a car Glasgow is only an hour away and you would also be able to explore the whole of the picturesque central belt of Scotland.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Plus de 2

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

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