Guesthouse on the North Yorkshire Moors, UK

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Guesthouse on the North Yorkshire Moors, UK

  • Marker details
  • DescriptionCome and join Selma and Chris at our lovely 6 bedroomed guest house!
    We live 8 miles from Whitby, which is on the coast, and about 30 miles from the ancient city of York.
    We are lovingly restoring this beautiful big old house and have been inviting guests to stay since July 2016.
    We live right behind the famous North York Moors steam railway and we are on the Coast to Coast walkers route from St. Bees to Robin Hoods Bay.
    All of our children have now left home, and Chris broke his back in November 2012, and is now paraplegic, and gets around in a wheelchair, so we both need help to manage everything that needs doing.

    We look forward to hearing from you!
  • LocationUnited Kingdom, England, North Yorkshire, Grosmont

  • Work
  • Type of work Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

    We are looking for 2 people to come and do general maintenance help, some house painting, weeding/gardening, making of raised beds, permaculture stuff, and also general ‘mucking in’.

    We are also looking for practitioners in massage or physiotherapy who can give us both some bodywork support.
  • Hours per day 5 hours a day 5 days a week
  • Work requirements: Our ideal volunteers are physically fit, and ready to tackle whatever needs doing, and able to help without supervision.
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: We can decide this together
  • Maximum number of helpers: 6
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English, French (a little)
  • Has pets? No
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: We have a spare bedroom, plus shared access to all the communal rooms in the house.
  • Additional info
  • Nearest train railway station is at Grosmont, and we live next to the station, the train takes 15 minutes to Whitby, and about 45 minutes to Middlesborough.
    Nearest public transport is a bus stop at Sleights, 2 miles away.
    We would be willing to offer lifts to and from bus the bus stop a few times a week.
    We also have a bike available to use.
    We live in the North York Moors National Park

    We have a lot of experience in helping foreign volunteers to improve their pronunciation and spoken English!