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All Year: No
Area (ha): 0.60 (An acre)
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 6135
Country: Ireland

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Last Updated: June 3, 2019

I have a small cottage and kitchen garden and am looking for help around and about the house and garden. I share my house with four cats, three dogs and have now 15 lovely hens. Due to the encouragement of my first helpxer and with the help of many other energetic helpxers, the hens have a lovely coral to cavort in. I have an acre of land and battle with keeping my garden under control. Anyone with chainsaw skills, or a little bit of stone walling experience would be sincerely appreciated and a helping hand around the house would be really welcome in return for comfortable and warm accommodation in my home together with an evening meal, I let you get your own lunch and breakfast as Iím usually out myself. Iíve wifi internet, TV and endless views.

So far my experience as a host has been really rewarding and transformed the way I live and experience the pleasure of having such lovely people visit. I hope that anyone considering helpxing here will have a rewarding experience and enjoy the pace of country life and the exuberance of my dogs!

Nearest towns are Kilgarvan 2 miles and busy market/tourist town of Kenmare 5.5 miles. You can get a train to Killarney and a bus to Kenmare. The nearest airports are Kerry or Cork, if coming from the States/Canada etc, Shannon/Dublin

Next door there is a riding stables, the sea just down the road and plenty of mountain walking (and dog walking). Will teach bodhran (Irish drum) if desired and I have a piano should you feel so inclined to have a tinkle. Iíve no bicycles so hitching, walking or catching a lift in or out of town with my son or myself is not a problem. I expect about 5 hrs work a day (5 days per week) weather permitting and tasks permitting but I donít consider myself a hard tasker! I prefer people for about at least two weeks but not much longer as I think we all need our space. However, I recently had people stay for much longer and enjoyed that experience so if you are the type of person who likes to stay a while and get into the routine of daily living and if we get on I will consider taking you for a longer period.

I'm currently looking for a house sitter for the month of if you think you would like to do this I really would want genuine references. And expect to spend time with you before and after the period I'm away so we get to know each other.

When writing please state when you want to come and for how long. Thanks.
PS I am currently a smoker.

reviews (13)
Helper: Steven Mason Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 27, 2019
I very much enjoyed my time with Lise, who showed me great hospitality throug... view complete review

Helper: Ruta and Ramunas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Lithuania Date: April 4, 2019
Lise is a super host, generous and knowledgeable about so many things - food,... view complete review

Helper: Allyssa poolman Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 17, 2016
My stay with Lisa was amazing. I know those who read this are interested in a... view complete review

Helper: Theresa Vollmuth Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 2, 2014
To warn you right from the beginning, if you donít like animals or have a pro... view complete review

Helper: Katherine Towers Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: April 16, 2014
I stayed with Lise for a week this year and I had a wonderful time. I spent m... view complete review

Helper: Stephanie and Kelsey Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 18, 2013
Lise took us in last-minute when we were having a bad experience with another... view complete review

Helper: Nikki and Scott Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: July 9, 2013
Lise was our first helpx host and we could not have asked for better. We quic... view complete review

Helper: Carmen Alfonso Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: August 14, 2012
Lise is not only a wonderful hostess, but also she became a good friend of mi... view complete review

Helper: Justin Raudebush Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: September 14, 2011
Lise was a great host. She was always willing to help me feel comfortable. Th... view complete review

Helper: Kayleigh Girard Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: June 20, 2011
I stayed with Lise for about ten days in May 2011, and had a very good stay. ... view complete review

Helper: Patrick Dacre Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 21, 2011
From the three hens and Sir Peckham, to the four footed felines, and the lova... view complete review

Helper: Sau sze Chan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: March 28, 2011
Lise invited me to help in her place. Though I spent only 5 days with her, I ... view complete review

Helper: Emma Rice Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 10, 2010
I cannot imagine a better host to stay with than Lise. The moment I met her ... view complete review

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