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South Molton
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 24
Persons: up to 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 7491
Country: England

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Last Updated: May 8, 2018

Hello HelpXers - If there is anyone out there, available NOW, with a seriously healthy appetite and a great work ethic who likes to indulge in a good amount of meat, fish and eggs then please get in touch as I have more food than I frankly know what to do with! I'm looking for someone to do roughly four hours per day, five days per week (weekends off). More suited to someone with their own transport as we are a long way from town, although we do have some spectacular views to enjoy! Thus if you enjoy walking / hiking then this could well be the place for you. You will need to be physically fit or prepared to hurt for a few days until your muscles learn! If you are knowledgeable in the equine arena so much the better, but if not, no worries as I am happy to teach you everything I've learnt over the last forty odd years. I prefer longer stays to shorter ones - with a minimum of two weeks. Please DO NOT contact me if you are expecting central heating, cleanliness everywhere and someone to wait on you hand and foot as this isn't going to happen!
My animals are as follows: two sows, two goats plus four new kids, six cattle, six sheep, twelve equines, numerous chickens, a couple of geese, two Eagle Owls, four Barn Owls, three dogs, three parrots and seven cats!
Although I don't have central heating, I do have the most efficient log burner, and all the rooms have electric heaters. Please make sure that you have thoroughly read through and understood the list of reasons why NOT to come to my farm.
Accommodation is either a static mobile home or a caravan, with shared bathroom facilities which are located within my house.
If you are still reading, in order to prevent any time-wasters contacting me - please see the list below of reasons why NOT to come to my farm.
1. The farm is nowhere near the town, so socialising in the evening is limited to relaxing, reading, listening to music, watching TV, chatting, English lessons, sleeping etc.
2. You need to be a meat-eater - full-stop. I'm afraid I don't do vegetarian cooking ever! Also, I am a smoker, so if you are very anti smoking, then this is definitely not the place for you!
3. I can ONLY collect and drop off from the bus station between the hours of 7am (0700) and 7pm (1900), as I do have commitments! Obviously if you are bringing your own transport this does not apply!
4. I offer meals and accommodation in exchange for about 4 hours work a day (daylight and weather depending), Monday to Friday.
5. Livestock farming is not a business that generates wealth, so while I have no problem with you drinking alcohol, I ask that you purchase it for yourself, as I do not have enough money!
7. My house is very small, so the HelpX rooms are separate from the house, and the bathroom is shared. The house is also over-run with animals, and therefore is not exactly clean.
8. The weather in the UK varies enormously. I have wellies, gloves, waterproof clothing etc..but it is up to you to bring your own warm clothing!
Any further questions please contact me via email. Please be advised that I am unable to accept anyone who wishes to bring pets with them, as we already have many dogs and cats here, who are unwilling to share their territory with newcomers! Apologies to anyone travelling with pets!

reviews (61)
Helper: sophie so' Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 24, 2016
/ ! \ / ! \ / ! \ Don’t trust the photos! I stayed two days and two nights a... view complete review

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Helper: Martin Brannelly Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: June 25, 2016
spent two weeks at West Kidland farm the work is really good I was doing lots... view complete review

Helper: Mickael Abella Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 30, 2015
Well, what should i say? I'm going to start by simply saying that i did enjoy... view complete review

Helper: Felipe castilla Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: November 6, 2015
Hi I spend, 3 weaks in catherine's farm, I've never been in a farm before,... view complete review

Helper: Juan carlos and Adrian Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: August 27, 2015
We spent two weeks on this farm and it was a great experience. We love animal... view complete review

Helper: Lukas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Czech Republic Date: June 15, 2015
Not bad. I enjoyed staying there, and i hope that i come back at farm sometim... view complete review

Helper: Hsiuwen Jhang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Taiwan Date: April 28, 2015
Firstly, I feel sorry to give a feedback so late since I left the farm. I ... view complete review

Helper: Lou Olson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: April 17, 2015
My stay with Catherine was short-lived and unpleasant. The room I was give... view complete review

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Helper: Jorge Espiñeira Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: March 17, 2015
I spent almost five weeks at this farm, since the end of January till the end... view complete review

Helper: Maxime noirot Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 12, 2015
This was my first HelpX experience I spent one awesome month with catherine a... view complete review

Helper: Loredana and Loïc Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 8, 2014
We arrived in 11 november 2014. When we arrived, we were very suprised ! ... view complete review

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Helper: Elaine Williamson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 24, 2014
I stayed with Catherine in October and it was my first Helpx experience. Dur... view complete review

Helper: Amber Thomas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: September 22, 2014
Hey thanks catherine for everything! I loved every minute of the farm! You ha... view complete review

Helper: Amelie Toussaint Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 20, 2014
I spent 3 weeks here with my brother this summer. It was my first helpX exper... view complete review

Helper: Crystal Lau Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: June 22, 2014
Sorry for late writing this review. I have been stayed with Catherine and o... view complete review

Helper: Marie-Fleur Fahs Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 8, 2014
Helping here is full of adventures: making burgers and sausages, helping on d... view complete review

Helper: Ekaterina Maximova Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Russia Date: January 30, 2014
This was my second experience on HelpX. 'Welcome to the insane farm', said C... view complete review

Helper: Lisa Jung Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 25, 2014
I stayed with Catherine for about 4 weeks, and really enjoyed my stay there. ... view complete review

Helper: Nia Marshall Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: January 13, 2014
I came to the farm because I wanted the experience and I sure did get it. I ... view complete review

Helper: Daisy dabell Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: November 27, 2013
Hello fellow helpxers! if you enjoy working hard, physically, getting ver... view complete review

Helper: Joseph and Michelle Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 1, 2013
We really enjoyed our time at Catherine's farm. The work was interesting (th... view complete review

Helper: Sally Gunn Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: October 25, 2013
Thia was my first HelpX experience, and the 8 weeks I spent there were fantas... view complete review

Helper: Lolita BASSETTI Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: August 27, 2013
Sorry, I just make a mistake : For the food, if you are a big eater you will... view complete review

Helper: Lolita BASSETTI Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: August 27, 2013
I stayed 6 weeks (june and july) in the Catherine farm. This experience had b... view complete review

Helper: Pablo Barturen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: May 7, 2013
Hi Catherine and future helpx! I spent one month and a half with Catherine tw... view complete review

Helper: Joel Ribas Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: April 8, 2013
I have been in the Catherine farm about 2 month. This has been my first help... view complete review

Helper: Ka wing Lee Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: January 11, 2013
I returned to this farm and stayed there from March till early January. I exp... view complete review

Helper: Kenus Wong Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: November 11, 2012
I am sorry for late to post this comment!!! Actually I stayed in her farm fr... view complete review

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Helper: Tyler Locke Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 8, 2012
Catherine is a very hard working, strong and intelligent woman. It shows in h... view complete review

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Helper: Louise Devine Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 29, 2012
My boyfriend and I have just finished a six week stay here and suffice to say... view complete review

Helper: Aude and Amira Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 25, 2012
Hi everybody! I stayed here for 3 weeks and it was wonderful. You live in na... view complete review

Helper: Tim Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 20, 2012
I spent two fun, educational and, above all, interesting weeks with Catherine... view complete review

Helper: Ali Ware Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 14, 2012
This was my very first HelpX experience and at the age of 58 I was a bit nerv... view complete review

Helper: Kerrie Macaulay Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 11, 2012
What can I say about this place? lets just say that Ive spent four months her... view complete review

Helper: Camille and Mathilde Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 4, 2012
We couldn't help but come back here during spring. This second stay was as go... view complete review

Helper: Antoine ruault Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: April 14, 2012
My plan was to spend a month in this place, finally I stayed 2 month and a ha... view complete review

Helper: Ka wing Lee Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hong Kong Date: February 11, 2012
I stayed here for 2 months, but it didn’t seem very long, simply because the ... view complete review

Helper: Tony and Cynthea Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: January 7, 2012
I may well be as mad as Catherine said, but I returned for a second visit to ... view complete review

Helper: Katie Parker Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: January 4, 2012
It has taken me a while to get this review written but that doesn't reflect m... view complete review

Helper: Adam Serota Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: January 2, 2012
Over the last year I have spent over 4 months here. If you are looking for a ... view complete review

Helper: Camille and Mathilde Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 22, 2011
We’ve been here for two solid months and we really enjoyed our first helpx ex... view complete review

Helper: Marine MARTIN Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: December 16, 2011
I spent 6 weeks (July - August 2011) in this farm with two friends. Catherine... view complete review

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Helper: Tony and Cynthea Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: November 6, 2011
(Cynthea is working elsewhere, so just Tony worked with this host) When I ap... view complete review

Helper: Jessica Birt Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 8, 2011
Although I could only stay for 3 weeks, I really enjoyed my time here farm. ... view complete review

Helper: Vinko Sarkanji Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Croatia (Hrvatska) Date: March 2, 2011
I spent 4 weeks in february here with Nils and Catherine, other helpers ,dogs... view complete review

Helper: Claire imbalzano Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: February 12, 2011
Hello! I am stay in this farm for 1 month and 1 week! It was a really good e... view complete review

Helper: Michael Cameron Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: February 9, 2011
I have read the other reviews left by people who stayed with Nils and Cat the... view complete review

Helper: Adam Serota Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: January 23, 2011
I spent 4 weeks in November/December 2010 with Nils and Cat on West Kidland F... view complete review

Helper: Adrian Asbury Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: January 11, 2011
I stayed with Nils & Cat for just under 4 weeks, and met other helpers includ... view complete review

Helper: Dimitri sinoquet Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 6, 2011
I stay in Nil s and Cat s place 6 weeks with all the time different helpers.W... view complete review

Helper: Eleanor Price Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: January 6, 2011
I had a very brill time staying with Nils and Cat. The fun started with injec... view complete review

Helper: Martin Guillot Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 3, 2011
I stayed for a big month, and had a big time. There has been ups and downs... view complete review

Helper: Chris mahy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: December 18, 2010
i stayed with Nils and Cat for Two months and had a great time at west Kidlan... view complete review

Helper: Simon and Denise Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: October 21, 2010
We had the pleasure of staying with Nils and Cat for only about 10 days. We h... view complete review

Helper: Maxine Reinhart Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 21, 2010
The farm is super for animal lovers. There are so many dogs and cats to cuddl... view complete review

Helper: Marleen Rohde Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: October 17, 2010
Hi there, many thanks for the fabulous 3 weeks here. Nils, Cat and Cat's par... view complete review

Helper: Elsa Vivien Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 16, 2010
I stayed with Nils and Catherine 2 months and half, with a friend. And ...... view complete review

Helper: Sarah Portman Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 13, 2010
I stayed with Nils and Cat for just over three weeks and had a truly enjoyabl... view complete review

Helper: Andrew Jackson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 17, 2010
I spent just under two weeks on Kidland farm of which I enjoyed greatly. Nils... view complete review

Helper: Eefke van Drunen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: August 17, 2010
I stayed with Nils & Cat for 4 weeks and I had a very good time at West Kidla... view complete review

Helper: Kate Tatlow Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: June 3, 2010
I stayed with Nils and Catherine here for two and a half weeks and had a supe... view complete review

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