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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 40
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 9175
Region: Marlborough

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Last Updated: July 22, 2020

In return for 4 hours work a day I offer you accommodation and all meals in a sunny, warm home where you will have your own bedroom (queen size bed) and own bathroom with the added privacy of being in a separate wing of my house. My sunny home sits atop a hill from which you will have a magnificent view of the township of Blenheim to Cook Strait and the hills of the North Island beyond.

Of course if you would prefer to work a full day in order to have a day off in which you could explore the nearby Marlborough Sounds, cycle the wine trails, or walk or climb on any of the formed tracks in this area, that would be just fine.

My 40ha property is a sheep farm most of which is leased. I tend a large garden and care for the drive and tracks, drainage and irrigation and deal with fallen trees. It is situated in the midst of vineyards in the Brancott Valley 13 km from Blenheim (pop 27,000) which contests the annual sunshine record every year.

Most of the work is outdoors, constantly varied, not difficult, with some indoors work, usually only if it is raining.

Many of the surrounding vineyards have tasting facilities open 7 days a week. Visitors enjoy cycle tours of these and it is also possible to join organised bus tours or drive yourself of course.

In order to enjoy our wonderful province it is a definite advantage to have your own transport but I can pick up from Blenheim if necessary.

I offer you a truly Kiwi experience where you can see New Zealand "from the inside out".

Non smokers only please.

Come and see, and be assured of a warm welcome.

I prefer 2 helpers but on occasions one is ok.

Photos show parts of the farm and surrounding vineyards, views of the garden and part of the house.

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