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All Year: Yes -
Area (ha): 1.2
Persons: 2 -friends or couple
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 11617
Country: England

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Last Updated: March 7, 2019

BEAUTIFUL historic house, built variously between 1460 and 1740, on edge of large picturesque village, with all amenities. Position (s) AVAILABLE NOW unexpectedly.

We offer you your own self-catering 'flat' (see pictures) so this IDEALLY SUITS A COUPLE or friends usually (but single Helpexers have been happy here too!). On the whole we favour carpenter/decorator/garden-skilled folk and can pay beyond Helpex rates for skilled work ESPECIALLY CARPENTRY.
Experience life in rural Suffolk (1.5 hours north of London) Need to be self-reliant and self-catering in annex of main family house; some skilled work, (carpentry, general building) some less skilled (painting and gardening). Kids, dogs, cats and chickens - there's lots to do!
The property is on the edge of a historic, picturesque tiny market town with great facilities and some arts/music/pub life - and easy rail connection to London (via Diss 5 minutes away, London 1.3 hours by train) with open countryside beyond to be explored by bikes we have here. EXTRA paid work on offer for skills (carpentry and decorating) by negotiation on top of food allowance (80 per person per week or 100 if on own) this is in lieu of 'homestay' as the accommodation is semi-detached with kitchenette on site with 2 person twin bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom of your own. Full Wifi. TV. Have had many very happy experiences recently with builder/gardener couples: pals or couples are best in that we are not able to 'look after' you or feed you or expose you to a lot of English conversation at home.

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