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Cumbria
All Year: Not /Aug/sept/oct
Area (ha): `190 acres
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 37200
Country: England

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Last Updated: April 17, 2017

We have a log gasification boiler heating system and a lot of land.
We need help managing fuel for our log gasification boiler heating system [basically toting and stacking logs] and general strong help around this overgrown homestead and woodlands. For a one week stay during summer months only, your stay is fully catered. Hours are flexible. 5 hours x five days per full week.
For longer stays and through the winter/spring, we can provide accommodation ONLY [ with perhaps the odd group Banksfoot meal or baking treat thrown in for fun]
and ask for less hours per week- one 8 hour day per full week's stay.
If you are staying in a caravan, we would ask one 8 hour day for a full week's stay. Electricity or logs for your own fire are fine but will 'cost' extra hours.

You will have your own great big Georgian room [huge windows], a bed, sheets and towels, access to pool table, amazing views and wifi tv heated shed.
For a week's stay, I cook one big meal per day at lunchtime. For breakfast and supper, I'll supply the food and you make your own.
For a longer stay and during the winter/spring however, you can have your own fridge/use of our big kitchen and feed yourself.
The farm is situated right on the Roman Wall Walking route. Local sites include various Mile Castles [Our farm hosts the tallest bit of the wall still standing.], Birdoswald Fort [3miles], Lanercost Priory and tea rooms [3/4 mile]. We have two woodlands[One ancient. One not] both with rivers. We have 2 rods in the river Irthing [1/2 mile] if you like fly fishing for trout. The land around the river is part of the remaining 3% of English wetland so there are otters, badgers and heron as well as trout in the river. The lake district is an hour away.
You will learn all about log gasification boilers and what it takes to sustain them.
If you are keen, you can take part in servicing the combustion chamber
or if you are here at the right time of year, you can help with processing logs.

I teach music and welcome musicians. Jams around outdoor fires are encouraged.

We are right on top of Hadrian's wall, history is everywhere.
You will learn about the Reivers, Lords and also great artists.
The light here is amazing for painting.
A preferred art spot for Morris, Burne Jones, Rossetti and the Nicholsons.
Even Bertrand Russell is connected to this place.
I am an international lady. Not really British. I have lived in several countries.
Here you will find a lively cultural exchange of minds that seeks to unite nations through awareness and understanding.
I look forward to hearing from you.

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