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Persons: 1 - 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 57619
Country: England

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Last Updated: October 18, 2017

We have space for helpers from the start to mid December, then from mid January until March.

Hi, we are a young family living in Cheltenham, we have just had our first child, Isabella, in early September.
I, Sarah, am from Australia originally, and have previously been a helper within the UK.
Dave, my husband, is British and has spent 8 years living in Denmark.
We both love to travel and experience new cultures, and we feel being hosts will enable us to meet people from different cultures easily.

We would like helpers (1 – 2), from now onwards.
I would like friendly, honest and polite helpers, who are happy to share their cultures with us and love children!
Our household is a a non-smoking household and would prefer non-smoking helpers.
We are not vegetarians, however any Helpers who are vegetarians will be more than welcome and can cook separate non-meat foods if they wish.
Train and bus are the easiest ways to get to Cheltenham,
we are happy to arrange a time to meet you at the Cheltenham Spa Railway Station or the Cheltenham Spa bus station.

Dave works full time and I am on maternity leave.
We would like 1-2 Helpers to help with housework, cleaning, cooking and other general household tasks. There may be some general and DIY tasks around the house and backyard, such as painting or put up small household fittings, making and maintaining garden beds, maintaining lawns (we have a small backyard).
For accommodation, food and WiFi we would like 4 hours work Monday to Friday – your weekends are free!
We are flexible and you could work 8 hours one day and have the next day off. There is also the opportunity for helpers to get paid work within the local community, alongside helping us.

The accommodation will be in the second bedroom.
There is a shared bathroom and second downstairs WC.

We live in Cheltenham, within walking distance to the town centre, Pittville Park, Leisure Centre and Golf Course.
Cheltenham is one of the most complete Regency towns in Britain. Located on the edge of the Cotswolds, Cheltenham is surrounded by beautiful countryside.
Known as the food capital of the Cotswolds, Cheltenham has lots of independent cafés and coffee shops as well as lots of restaurants, at least one being Michelin stared.
There is always something to do in Cheltenham with lots of independent and high street shops, fortnightly farmers markets, bowling ally, cinema and live music offered in some restaurants.
Pittville Park is grade 2 listed and home to a boating lake, aviaries (housing Chipmunks and birds), tennis court, café and Pittville Pump Room.
The Leisure centre offers an indoor pool, sauna and steam room, spa, gym, badminton, squash, table tennis, basketball and volleyball courts and an indoor cricket hall.
We are just half a hour walk to the Cheltenham Spa railway station. London is between 2 and 2.5hrs away on train.

Being located on the edge of the Cotswolds means there are plenty of pretty Cotswold villages and countryside within easy reach, of Cheltenham.

Prestbury, just on the outskirts of Cheltenham has pretty thatched cottages and claims to be the most haunted village in England.

Winchcombe, a pretty Cotswold village and home to Sudeley Castle is 7.5 miles away with regular buses that take approx. 40 mins.

Bourton-on-the-water, regularly voted one of the prettiest villages in England, it can be accessed by bus from Cheltenham between 1 and 1.5 hours bus ride away.

Gloucester, historic city home to Gloucester Cathedral is approx. 10mins by train.

Tewkesbury, medieval market town home to Tewkesbury Abbey is approx. 45mins by regular bus.

Bath, originally a Roman town Bath is a popular tourist destination, just over an hour on the train from Cheltenham. Perfect for a day or weekend break.

Oxford, one of the worlds most famous university cities is just under a 2hr train ride away.

Stratford Upon Avon, built upon the river Avon and birthplace of Shakespeare approx. 2.5hrs train ride.

Cardiff, capital of Wales is rich in history just over an hour by train.

Birmingham, Britons second largest city only 45mins away by train.

Hereford, is a historic Saxon city on the river Wye 1.5 to 2hrs on a train from Cheltenham.

Please contact us if you would like to help in with us in beautiful Cheltenham, we can then arrange the dates of your stay!

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