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Smoo Lodge

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  • DescriptionHelp required for cleaning & gardening of an exclusive B&B in Durness, Highland.

    We are a couple, no children, no pets and keep our space clean and tidy. We are running part of the house as an exclusive B&B recently open.

    The house is situated on the coast overlooking the sea and with great views of the nearby mountains. The days of midsummer are almost endless, with almost twenty hours of daylight and nature is busy all around. The weather here is varied, with it possible to experience four seasons in one day! If you love nature and value open space and unspoilt places, then this is the perfect spot for you to work, be active with your outdoor activities, read, relax or simply recharge your self.

    One of us spent many happy childhood years growing up here, before moving to the SE of England, the other has become familiar with Cape Wrath following ten years of family holidays in the area. We both decided to leave our jobs in London and our newly renovated suburban home for a new life in the refreshing and inspirational landscape of the NW Highlands. Our backgrounds are in fashion, design, photography & teaching, and we would be happy to share our passion for and knowledge in these areas, as well as our wider interests in art, music and culture.

    We are busier than ever working hard and enjoying the creative challenge of making a new life here and we greatly enjoy meeting and working with creative people who appreciate landscape, weather, nature, culture and the simple things in life. We look forward to meeting a lovely and passionate person to work together sharing the special local environment with you and hope that we will all benefit from such an exchange.

    We will offer private accommodation nearby the house.
  • LocationUnited Kingdom, Scotland, Highland, Durness

  • Work
  • Type of work Gardening
    General maintenance
    Help in the house
  • Hours per day We requets to help us 5hours /day x 5days in a week from 10am - 4pm (including 1hour lunch break) --> 25 hours help/ person in a week.
  • Work requirements: We are looking for a general assistant to help primarily with the daily cleaning & housekeeping duties in our recently renovated period property, part of which is run as a B&B. The role will also require assisting with general maintenance, mowing the grass and developing the garden areas (flowers and vegetables).

    Please note that we offer our paying guests high-end accommodation and as such, it is important that our helpers appreciate that achieving the highest standards of work and presentation are critical to this role. Many of our B&B guests are visitors from European countries, but many also travel from further afield to enjoy what the area has to offer.

    This is an opportunity to live and work in the stunning landscape of the North West Highlands of Scotland, a spectacular place in which you can which to walk, climb, surf, cycle, watch nature, draw, paint and photograph. The place has both sea & mountain views and close to the local village amenities.

    We will provide food ingredients so you can cook something for yourself, and you can also share some meals during the working days with us.

    - A tidy worker with attention to detail required
    - Non-smoker
    - No pets
  • Host's preferences
  • Availability: Send a message to inquire.
  • Duration of stay: minimum 4weeks stay please
  • Maximum number of helpers: 2
  • Last minute requests: Okay
  • Host
  • Languages:English, Korean
  • Has pets? We don't allow pets in our B&B and house.
  • Smokes at home? No
  • Accommodation: You will stay in accommodation off-site but close to the B&B. The B&B is within a lovely & newly decorated 18th-century former hunting lodge near Cape Wrath, the most North Westerly village in the UK mainland. The building has areas of lawn, a paddock, which is left largely wild, like a mini nature reserve, and a small area that we have set aside for growing fruit, herbs and vegetables.
    - Private accommodation
    - Wifi available

    The place is part of the very popular NC500 road route around the NW Highlands and is an ideal base from which to walk, climb, surf, swim, cycle, fish, kayak, run, bird watch, photograph, study of geology, botany & nature or simply driving or biking around exploring the stunning landscape.
  • Additional info
  • We speak English & Korean and are interested in all sorts of Arts & culture. We enjoy cooking a wide variety of dishes including Seafood, Korean, Japanese, European and fusion styles, all using fresh local ingredients.
    Hosts have good knowledge of the local area and its wildlife, as well as expertise in fashion, design and photography, which they are happy to share.