Charming, original and very open-minded grandmother based in rural Suffolk looking for help to run a smallholding with small ponies, cats, kittens and other creatures.

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Charming, original and very open-minded grandmother based in rural Suffolk looking for help to run a smallholding with small ponies, cats, kittens and other creatures.

  • Marker details
  • DescriptionHands on help with animals, cooking, housework, and any practical skills towards general maintenance of this rambling farmhouse and its outbuildings.
  • LocationUnited Kingdom, England, Suffolk

  • Work
  • Type of work Animal care
    Cooking / Shopping
    Farmstay
    Gardening
    General maintenance
    Help in the house
    Help with computers / internet
  • Hours per day To be discussed but 2 days off a week and 4-5 hours per day.
  • Work requirements: The main requirement is to be a friendly open-minded person, an animal lover and a self-starter. Could suit a creative type. No set ideas in this unconventional country setting.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: For a few weeks or months.
  • Maximum number of helpers: 3
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English and a little French
  • Has pets? We have numerous mainly outdoor cats who live between the kitchen and the outbuildings, a very elderly dog and a variety of small ponies. We are looking forward to getting some chickens again in the spring.
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: Accommodation is a twin bedroom with ensuite shower and loo. There is an adjacent bedroom should there be three people.
  • Additional info
  • My daughter comes over quite regularly from France to stay as do other family members. We have had numerous very appreciative guests over the years. The house is in a popular tourist area in the country approximately 2 miles from the local town, where there is a train station with trains to London via Ipswich (half an hour away). It is within reach of cultural and sporting pursuits, pubs, restaurants, charity shops etc. It is also 3 miles from the Benjamin Britten Halls at Snape Maltings.
    It is a tourist area and a perfect place to get away from it all; yet near enough to local amenities and the lovely Suffolk heritage coast.
    Might suit someone wanting to get to know the location, to learn English or to follow their own pursuits part of the time; studying, writing, painting, or playing an instrument. There is a piano on which to practise and a barn in which to play the drums!