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Blenheim
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 40
Persons: Prefer 2 but 1 OK
Category: Other
Host ID: 9175
Region: Marlborough

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Last Updated: May 19, 2018

In return for 4 hours work a day I offer you accommodation in a sunny, warm home where you will have your own bedroom (queen size bed) and own bathroom with the added privacy of being in a separate wing of my house. My sunny home sits atop a hill from which you will have a magnificent view of the township of Blenheim to Cook Strait and the hills of the North Island beyond.

Of course if you would prefer to work a full day in order to have a day off in which you could explore the nearby Marlborough Sounds, cycle the wine trails, (I have bikes for you), or walk or climb on any of the formed tracks in this area, that would be just fine.

My 40ha property is a sheep farm most of which is leased. I tend a large garden and care for the drive and tracks, drainage and irrigation and deal with fallen trees. It is situated in the midst of vineyards in the Brancott Valley 13km from Blenheim (pop 25,000) which contests the annual sunshine record every year.

Most of the work is outdoors, constantly varied, not difficult with some indoors work, usually only if it is raining.

Many of the surrounding vineyards have tasting facilities open 7 days a week. Visitors enjoy cycle tours of these and it is also possible to join organised bus tours or drive yourself of course.

In order to truly enjoy our wonderful province it is an advantage to have your own transport but I can pick up from Blenheim if necessary.

I offer you a truly Kiwi experience where you can see New Zealand "from the inside out" all topped off with great food and wine.

Non smokers only please.

Come and see, and be assured of a warm welcome.

I NEED HELPERS FOR APPROX 10 DAYS FROM 28 MAY.


Photos show parts of the farm and surrounding vineyards, views of the garden and part of the house.


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