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Mid-North Devon
All Year: Summer
Area (ha): 0.8
Persons: 1 (female preferred)
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 14172
Country: England

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Last Updated: February 24, 2020


Non-smokers only. Please read our profile before making contact.

We are in a very rural location, with no near neighbours or towns. Bear in mind that you could find this boring! You must be able to entertain yourself (reading, music, DVDs, walking) when we are busy. Our nearest city is Exeter (40km). We live within reach of North or South Devon coasts, Exmoor or Dartmoor Parks by bus or train, or car. We may be able to lend a bicycle, but it is very hilly here!

We are looking for friendly, easy-going solo helpers, normally for a stay of 7 days/8 nights. We would like you to help for 4-5 hours per day (up to 25 hours per week) with 2 days free per week - gardening, cutting grass, clearing branches, spring-cleaning. In return, you will have:

- Small bedroom (4.5m2),or another larger single room - when available;
- All meals (veggie or meat-eaters)
- Variable mobile phone signal and internet; LIMITED DOWNLOAD, so bring your own data allowance if required.
- Books, CDs and DVDs

Phone signal is variable, depending on your provider. You can use your own data to download, if you have a smart-phone, but we have restricted internet usage on our home contract.

We live in an old cottage surrounded by pasture and wooded valleys, in a very pretty peaceful area of South West England. Our garden is run for the benefit of wildlife, and consists of a grass meadow, orchard, vegetable garden and flower gardens.

Our nearest city is Exeter (40km), reached by Megabus, National Express bus, or train from London or Bristol.

My husband and I are a quiet, mature couple, looking for flexible and enthusiastic helper who values the natural environment, and is happy to help us with any tasks in the garden or around the house. We can practise English conversation with you. We have no pets, we do not smoke or permit smoking in the house and we only use natural household products.

We would like you to prepare your own breakfast, drinks, and rarely lunch - food will be available. It would also be nice if you shared in cooking evening meals.

We do not have television but lots of books and DVDs. We are 50 minutes walk from a bus-stop; 5km from a village. We can usually give you a lift by car to/from station or bus-stop. If you have a car, you would be more independent, but public transport links are available.

We have hosted people from all over the world through various hospitality organisations for many years. We enjoy learning about other cultures and countries, and hope that you will be keen to learn about ours.

Please let us know if you have any allergies (food, pollen, bees) or health problems which could affect your work.

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