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Devon
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1.6
Persons: up to 4
Category: Accommodation Business
Host ID: 24053
Country: England

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Last Updated: November 4, 2018

Hi All - no helpers are required at Garfield House currently. Thanks Tony

Hi I`m running a unique and beautiful Bed and Breakfast with 3 luxury ensuite double rooms and a Shepherd`s Hut, on the edge of Dartmoor and about 1 Km from the delightful village of South Brent, with shops and pubs. Garfield is a big quirky old house with beautiful views and a large garden.

As well as the BandB business, I play semi-professional jazz and rock around the area. It`s getting a bit too much to handle!

I would love some help with preparing breakfasts, clearing and washing up, changing rooms over, cleaning and laundry. Would expect 4 hours help each day with 2 days off per week, in exchange for full lodging (i.e. food and accommodation). There are not guests every day. On days when there is no-one staying, the work would be various household tasks, including cleaning, tidying, laundry, ironing, gardening and possibly building renovation, keeping the place beautiful. I wouldn`t expect you to carry out all the work for the BandB as I do much myself and also already have some help which I expect to continue.

We really take pride in the quality of our breakfasts, which are based on local produce, and would look forward providing a bit of training in this and to swapping ideas.

Sometimes it is very quiet here and it`s best if you are able to enjoy being on your own (or alone with the cats!) for long periods.

Helpers need to be non-smokers please.

We have good mobile phone reception and free wifi and fast broadband is provided.

There are generally one or two helpers here. Usually you will get your own room, and share the family bathroom which has a shower and a bath. When we have two helpers of the same gender staying we may ask you to share a twin-bedded room.

You will also share all of the "family part" of the house, with me and 3 cats. My 5 children (aged 15 to 23) are mostly away from home nowadays but visit on some weekends.

The dramatic wide wild landscape of Dartmoor is a short walk away. Pubs and cafes in South Brent. 30 minutes on the bus to culturally vibrant Totnes or to big city Plymouth.

I think we can be pretty flexible as long as you are good-humoured and prepared to muck in.

Have a look at the website and then email me.

I`d generally prefer for helpers to plan to stay here for at least 4 weeks.

In the winter we have fewer bookings so there are more gardening and house repair tasks than in the summer, and the house is quieter. We have evolved an arrangement the helpxers and I take turns to cook evening meals for each other. Works well for me at least!

reviews (31)
Helper: Daisy Zhao Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: April 16, 2018
I love this amazing experience in Gardfield House with wonderful Tony and his... view complete review

Helper: Hsuan yu and Yi hua Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: October 7, 2017
Tony is a cool, generous, and polite man. The work is not complic... view complete review

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Helper: Zhe kuang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: August 27, 2017
hello Tony: sorry for the late review, I hope you are having a great ... view complete review

Helper: Nocus Camille Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 28, 2017
I stayed at Garfield House one month and half during 2015 spring. It was my f... view complete review

Helper: Athena Chu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: January 20, 2017
I had stayed in the Garfield House for 3 months. I had a private room during ... view complete review

Helper: Mary Yang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: December 24, 2016
This is my third time be helper. I had enjoyed my stay in Garfield House. ... view complete review

Helper: Ainoa Jiménez Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: December 9, 2016
Hi there! My name is Ainoa. I was six incredible weeks of my life in this ca... view complete review

Helper: Lilou Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: December 3, 2016
Tony is absolutely lovely and adorable. I spent two months at his place in or... view complete review

Helper: Franziska Peikert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: November 16, 2016
I and a friend stayed at Garfield House for 4 weeks and had a great time on t... view complete review

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Helper: Iris ping-hung kuo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: October 27, 2016
I and Jean stayed one month with Tony,He is a music lover, collecting a lot o... view complete review

Helper: Kate Yan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: October 17, 2016
This is my first helpx experience and thank god I met Tony. No wonder it's fa... view complete review

Helper: Melody Fu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: October 16, 2016
Me and my friend Annie spent a month at Garfield House and it was the best su... view complete review

Helper: Kim burgham Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: October 3, 2016
I stayed at Garfield house for 3 weeks in July and am so glad that I did! To... view complete review

Helper: Julia and Clara Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: September 27, 2016
We stayed 5 weeks at the Garfiel House and it was our first helpx experience.... view complete review

Helper: Anastasia Efanova Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Russia Date: August 11, 2016
Hello! I has just left Garfield House and I want to say that this month here ... view complete review

Helper: Kit Wong Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Malaysia Date: July 21, 2016
Garfield House is my first Helpx experience, and I feel like I have hit the j... view complete review

Helper: Lenka Tomsova Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Czech Republic Date: July 9, 2016
I spent almost seven weeks at Garfield House and I can confirm the place is l... view complete review

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Helper: Lara VALDIVIELSO Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: April 18, 2016
I was with Tony only one week. The work was easy and not too much hours but y... view complete review

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Helper: Robin Mirche Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: March 21, 2016
So Tony this is from Hanzi, Franzi and me: Tony lives in the beautiful count... view complete review

Helper: Lydiane and Emmanuel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 29, 2016
If you want to experience the true Devon lifestyle, GO THERE! Mud & pub, sun... view complete review

Helper: Aline Bolzec Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 1, 2016
Tony and a good host, very correct for the hours of work, it does not abuse y... view complete review

Helper: Shannon Keels Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 9, 2015
I had the pleasure of helpXing at Garfield house as my first experience with ... view complete review

Helper: Meng cheng and Hsin ping Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: September 30, 2015
i had been here for a month. it's a really nice and great helpx holiday! Tony... view complete review

Helper: Elisabeth Kiemer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: May 26, 2015
I stayed with Tony for about 4 weeks. He had just started running the B&B thr... view complete review

Helper: Maria grazia Fumarola Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: September 18, 2014
My staying at the Garfield house was really nice, my main tasks were gardenin... view complete review

Helper: Marie Wittig Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: July 3, 2014
After spending for weeks at Garfield House, I`m now looking back to a lovely ... view complete review

Helper: Eathen Smith Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: June 24, 2014
I stayed for about a month at Garfield House and had a wonderful experience o... view complete review

Helper: Gretel Chiu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: June 7, 2014
I would have rate my stay at Garfield House a 10 stars if the Helpx system co... view complete review

Helper: Hei man Ma Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: March 11, 2014
I stayed in Garfield House for 1 month in Feb. I enjoyed a lot during my stay... view complete review

Helper: Sylvie Krause Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: November 29, 2013
I spent three weeks at Garfield House and had a lovely time. Tony is very acc... view complete review

Helper: Migwin Orzechowska Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: November 2, 2013
I stayed with Tony for 3 weeks and really enjoyed it! The B&B is in a very be... view complete review

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