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nr Strathcarron
All Year: Seasonal
Area (ha): 0.5 acres
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 55630
Country: Scotland

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Last Updated: March 23, 2017

We are located in the Highlands on the coast road of the Applecross Peninsula near the small crofting township of Kenmore, in a peaceful, rural location.

Help please from April - October. See below the list of help we ask from our guests.

We run a seasonal, small Artisan smoking business, set within the grounds and to the rear of our house. Also in the grounds we have a small self catering cottage which is let on a weekly basis, mainly from March to October.

The help we request varies; from help with the cleaning and maintenance in the Smokehouse premises once a week, to help with maintenance of outbuildings and garden work, the latter being weather dependent, this might be one or two days a week, the garden is laid mostly to shrubs and grass and the area covers around 0.5 acres, some has to be strimmed, the flat areas mowed with the lawnmower. We both muck in and help with the tasks when not too busy with the preparation and sales of the smoked products.

Help us to clean and prepare the holiday cottage for a few hours on a Saturday morning. Also some help with general housework in the home in the week. If you are a keen cook then I would appreciate if you would assist with food preparation for the evening meal. All tasks are discussed with the hosts daily and could be weather dependent, so please be patient with us and the weather.

Help is required 5 days a week with Sunday and Monday as rest days, for up to 30 hrs weekly.
Days off may be changed by arrangement, however Saturday help is essential.

In exchange we provide all meals and accommodation in our comfortable home. The bedroom has a double bed and is suitable for a single person or couple, who would share the shower room/toilet.

Provision is made for breakfast and coffee breaks, generally we have a packed lunch, where soup and sandwiches or similar are provided. We take our main meals together in the evening, unless you have other plans. If so, arrangements can be made for you to make your own evening meal.

We ask for guest stays to be for a minimum of two weeks. We can be flexible with this arrangement, and your stay will be reviewed by both parties on a weekly basis.

We welcome guests who are able to work on their own and happy in our peaceful, rural, location.

Internet access is available and strong enough for WhatApp and Skype. The mobile phone signal is patchy but on walks outside the grounds is achievable. No smoking indoors. Not suitable for pets or children.

There is limited public transport. We would be able to pick up guests from Strathcarron Railway Station. There is also a mini bus service which passes the door 3 days a week, this goes to Inverness, departing around 08.20 hrs.

We have bikes which can be borrowed and for outdoors people the walks are tremendous, there are also various outdoor activities in the area.

A good level of English is required please for help with sales.

If you are interested and would like to join us please contact us and we could make an arrangement for a Skype or Whats App call.

Look forward to hearing from you.

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