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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): about 20
Persons: up to eight.
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 11648
Country: Scotland

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Last Updated: April 7, 2018

Hi folks check out "POWER TO THE POCOCKS"on the 24th october on BBC 2 scotland on I player for a view of the croft....{NOW ON YOU TUBE]......small family run farm in a very beautiful remote isolated highland glen surrounded by native pine forest and high mountains,we milk our cows to make butter cheese etc have pigs chickens goats ducks geese for eggs meat milk etc and we grow as much of our own veg as possible we have no mains electric so we rely on solar and wind power which we are developing all the time we also have a diesel generator, we also catch fish in the the rivers and hill lochs.For financial income we have a pony Trekking centre and offer overnight Trekking trips as well as by the hour treks, we also have a few budget accommodation cabins a pond with canoes and other small activities for visiting pony trekkers...appoligise to any one who has contacted us and not had a timely reply but our time on the internet is very slim so we do not always pick up messages very quickly...always besy to phone for a prompt answer thanks... cow just had new calf 9th feb so plenty of milk for cheese and butter making just mare just had filly foal last night 7th of march..very cute...Early May now so starting to get busy with pony trekkers so would really like a hand to get ready for the season....painting ,grooming ponies and getting the garden planted up, any help would be much appreciated thanks....please phone to make arrangements thanks...its such a shame some people cannot appreciate this wonderfull place without feeling the need to cause trouble and modify the truth as in this sad lady below....gathering firewood at the moment ,getting ready for the big snow..Please use telephone...currently filming documentry for BBC television,will go on throughout the winter and into next summer...should be interesting!!
Hi again folks thats right we are a working croft the clue is in the name...working....we do not supply all incusive free holidays to spoilt middle class children who have no manners it would be a bad example to our own children, everyone else is very welcome and i think you would be hard pressed to find a more happy, smiley and welcoming family in the highlands of Scotland..we produce all our own meat including beef, mutton, lamb, pork, venison, trout, salmon, and pike all in season of course we also produce a large proportion of our own soft fruit, herbs and vegatables we also gather fungi and wild fruit in season to add to our very full and well stocked larder.. you be the judge..look forward to hearing from you...Sorry if you have messaged me and i have not got back to you but please use the telephone as that is what works for us , many thanks ...sorry to all the folks who replyed by email and not telephoned but my internet was NOT WORKING so i could not reply but it is at the here goes we are looking for a long term helper or couple for the winter to help out,lovely warm cabin and the best scenery etc in return .....NOT ON INTERNET VERY OFTEN SO SORRY ABOUT LACK OF REPLIES BY EMAIL. Its now January 2015 and -15 centigrade very beutifull in the snow but the helpers cabin is nice and warm..looking for a hand to stack firewood in the shed move branches and groom Horses..XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxx Hi its now 5th of May 2017 and I have decided to give Helpex another try and see if any folks would like to come here and give us a hand on our busy but remote Ponytrekking centre, we are looking preferably for longer term helpers to come up and spend the summer here, helping out with bringing the horses in for treks and grooming feeding etc, in between times we would like a hand with the ongoing fence painting and raking up twigs etc and maybe a bit of grass mowing to keep the place looking good for the trekking guests, for keen rider there would be some trekking opportunities...

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