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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.5
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 22312
Country: Scotland

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Last Updated: September 6, 2017

Comfortable,self-contained, warm fully furnished accommodation available end of October, in exchange for housekeeping, cooking, and gardening/general maintenance of country cottage within Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. I am a widowed, quite severely disabled pensioner, following a stroke eight years ago, with an active dog and three cats, requiring 'granny minding', and support. I am easygoing, but do like a clean, tidy house and good, simple food.

Balquhidder is a beautiful rural area that has a friendly, disperse community. I like to think of my helpers as extended family living in their own 'house'. This placement could best suit a couple [the accommodation has only a double bed!]. If you are able to come and stay for several months, I would be delighted. This placement is really what you make of it - the work isn't difficult, but it is routine, with generally afternoons and evenings free. There is reasonable WIFI in the main house, with a promise of superfast fibre broadband by the end of 2017 [locally devised and implemented].

Balquhidder is about 29 miles from Stirling; the nearest small town is Callander, 14 miles away; village shops are in Strathyre and Lochearnhead - five miles distant. Glasgow and Edinburgh can be reached by train or bus.

To comply with insurance conditions to drive my car, I require helpers OVER 25, with a clean licence - I may need a driver for appointments etc. Non smokers please.

1. Our cottage entrance
2. Helper's accommodation
3. Another view of accommodation
4. Rory the dog
5. Accommodation interior
6. The 'means of escape'!

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