Combe Farm

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Combe Farm

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  • DescriptionVisiting our Farm is like taking a journey back in time and is home to beautiful Arabian horses. Set in classical 18 century Parkland in the rolling hills of East Devon there is an element of magic in the landscape, old buildings and the animals which include a small herd of suckler cows and calves who need our care and attention. The old cobbled yard sets the scene complete with farm chickens roaming free and a beautiful cat! Come and join our loyal and friendly team to care for the horses and other animals. We prefer those who have previous experience with horses or practical farm or building experience - there is always something to renovate or mend!

    Long stays preferred - usually a minimum of three weeks but the longer the better. Friendly,fun and communicative people looking for honest working helpers willing to muck in, to learn and care about animals and their welfare. There's also lots of land management this year - sorting out fencing, firewood,brambles in hedgerows etc.

    If you are an excellent rider you could also have the chance to train young horses.

    During the winter months there is the mucking out, feeding and daily turnout of the horses, roaming the Farm in a 4X4 monitoring the well being of the cattle and ensuring they have sufficient silage to eat. Wood chopping and chainsawing - time and weather permitting maintenance of the homestead and farm buildings.

    We aim over dinner every night for the following day how we divide and conquer or indeed does a certain task dictate we all put our shoulder to the wheel together in a totally united and unstoppable front?!

    We are particularly in need of people with good practical skills throughout the winter months - do get in touch and come and join the family!

    Accommodation for Volunteers is provided in a self contained wing of the farmhouse known as 'the cottage'. Bedrooms are either shared or single and the comfortable lounge comes complete with a log burning stove. WiFi is available 24/7 but signal strength can at times be typically be UK rural erratic!

    With regard to food, all of which is provided, everyone helps themselves for breakfast and lunch from the wide variety available daily. The generous evening meal cooked for you, is a real family affair with everyone sitting together in the farmhouse. Feel free to offer your help in the fun preparation and serving!

    We are looking for enthusiastic and young at heart people who want to live life and get outdoors. Here at the Farm our aim is to provide a great experience in exchange for a respectful on both sides, amount of work and help.

    Living under the same roof we must enjoy a happy and united togetherness. We can all learn something new from one another! This said, Helpers should appreciate our home and have a general understanding of living with others - keeping common areas clean and helping with the preparation and clearing away of meals.

    If you are hard working when needed but enjoy a laid back lifestyle with a great sense of fun then do please get in touch.
  • LocationUnited Kingdom, England, Devon

  • Work
  • Type of work Animal care
    General maintenance
  • Hours per day A minimum of five a day with two clear days off a week.
  • Work requirements: Warm and waterproof clothing and ideally Wellington Boots.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: 2-3 week minimum but long stays are very welcome
  • Maximum number of helpers: 5
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:French Italien German Spanish English
  • Has pets? Horses and Cats.
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: Either single or shared in the adjoining 'cottage'
  • Additional info
  • Have a look at our website for a better idea of who we are!