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25 miles from London
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 29478
Country: England

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Last Updated: July 21, 2019

Looking for different types of volunteers or you u can all work together and mix the jobs :
1) good at diy and mending everything working outdoors
2) good with horses and all animal care for
3)help within farm house - cooking/cleaning/ironing
We welcome single people couples or friends and usually have 3 volunteers at a time.
We welcome horse riders as we have 4 horses, we are looking for someone to help with housekeeping in the farm
House , help with B and B and general help with animals .
We prefer helpers to stay a minimum of a month and welcome long stayers. Our animals are pets and it takes time to learn the routine. Our minimum stay is 4 weeks.
Happy easy going farm, plenty of pets/animals.
Jobs include helping repair fences, tidying barns, repairing things like wheelbarrow tyres, gardening, chopping logs, we also need help in our bed and breakfast getting rooms ready and so on plus general
Help in the farmhouse cleaning tidying ironing.
We also love to hear from anyone good with animals and/or good horse riders.

We live on a lovely farm 25 miles north of London, our family consists of 3 of us at home now, the older children live in London.
My son age 16 he is a very keen Carp Fisherman and does fishing competitions he loves to fish and enjoys overnight camping by the lakes.
The Farm has pet animals, 4 horses (including 2 top show horses), 2 big dogs, 2 alpacas, 2 emus,pig, sheep, Rhea's, owls, meerkats many hens, peacocks, cats, turkeys and ducks. We breed emus and Rhea's as a hobby.
We offer you accommodation, we have a nice room in the house you can have access to the kitchen, gym, lounges bathroom, TV room, use of the laundry room, you can use mountain bikes as we have beautiful cycle routes and have full use of our fully equipped gym. We provide you with full board in exchange for 5 /6 hours a day, 5 days a week. We obviously have wifi.

Happy to host single or couples or two friends
Horses are competition horses, you are welcome to ride well schooled horses but MUST have riding knowledge, horse riding is optional.
The work around the farm is general. Looking after all our animals is top of the list ! And then the general day to day running of the farm like cleaning out the animals, gardening, housework in the farmhouse, outdoor work such as strimming weeds, fence painting etc.,
We have completed renovating one of our barns into a bed and breakfast place so help with guests and cleaning may be needed.
We also have a horsebox hire company which you can help with.
We are a friendly easy going family who are looking for that type of person/people. Must enjoy working outdoor life and love animals. Chance to ride top quality horses and groom at horse shows or visit London to view the sites! Obviously caring for animals is not just about cuddling and feeding them. Dogs need a bath, emus love a shower, birds and stables all need cleaning and sweeping. Our home is a 600 year old farmhouse sitting on its own land, cleaning and tidying / laundry is all part of the job here.
For our horses, we have a round pen, stables, a Menage and plenty of lovely riding. I am a horse fanatic!

reviews (20)
Helper: Guillaume and Anna Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 29, 2019
We stayed 1 month here with Michele, Allan and Oli. We absolutely loved our ... view complete review

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Helper: Bianca Abraham Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: June 1, 2018
Where do I start.Great people who really do treat their volunteers as fam... view complete review

Helper: Kim van der Wilk Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: December 19, 2017
Talk about a long time before writing a review! I stayed with Michele durin... view complete review

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Helper: Alex Mongin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 6, 2017
I stayed three weeks with Michelle and I already have plans to return next mo... view complete review

Helper: Kristof Rapai Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hungary Date: August 1, 2017
I've spent 4 really nice weeks on Bailey's farm which was my third HelpX expe... view complete review

Helper: James Burgon Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: January 11, 2017
Alan, Michelle and Oli are the true hosts. From arrival to departure they... view complete review

Helper: Johnny Castro Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: September 26, 2016
Hi helpers,I disagree with a comment on this site about Bailes farm. My stay ... view complete review

Helper: Erin McKinney Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: May 29, 2016
Well, where to start!!! I was picked up on fine afternoon from the bus sta... view complete review

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Helper: Marlene Bigolin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: May 21, 2016
This is not my first review about Baileys Farm and thats because after the tw... view complete review

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Helper: Ilyah Kyriacopoulos Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: May 3, 2016
Iím writing this review because no one else should suffer under the misconcep... view complete review

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Helper: Giada Panzano Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: March 30, 2016
I spent 3 weeks in the farm and i would like to say that i was very well. It... view complete review

Helper: Marlene Bigolin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: February 12, 2016
I spent nearly two months on this farm and I do not regret a single day. It ... view complete review

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Helper: Jasmin Hallaj Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: February 8, 2016
I spent also 2 months here. It was my second experience, and it was so much b... view complete review

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Helper: Lynn Sophie Schwardmann Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 28, 2015
This summer I stayed at this farm for about 2 months and I will never forget ... view complete review

Helper: Iona Nichol Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: October 26, 2015
I was lucky enough to get to spend my summer at this Farm and honestly had th... view complete review

Helper: Sarah may Wysel Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: September 7, 2015
BEST HELPX EXPERIENCE EVERRRRR!! I contacted Michele however she already had... view complete review

Helper: Dayna Kelly Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: August 19, 2015
Honestly could not fault Baileys farm one bit! Not only was the work enjoyabl... view complete review

Helper: Madelaine Thomas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: April 28, 2015
Couldn't have asked for a better experience! the farm itself is beautiful and... view complete review

Helper: Xavier RENAUT Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 20, 2015
Michele and Alan are very nice people!! Work is not hard, if you love animals... view complete review

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Helper: Antonio Gomez Montero Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: September 22, 2014
I've spent nearly three months in here, where I have learned many things. Mic... view complete review

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