Highgrove House

If you are interested in horses, love dogs and cats and want to experience country life in a beautiful part of rural Shropshire please get in touch. We are quite remote but a railway station is within walking distance.

The work is with the horses, experience is preferred. It can be wet, cold and muddy it can also be stunningly beautiful and a wonderful place to be. You will be living as one of the family.

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.


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What to say about Highgrove? From the begining to the end everything was amazing, magic I’d say.
Terri and her family are fantastic person they became my family in England. Every second made me feel like home, they were always charming and lovely.
Adding to this fantastic family you will also meet some of the craziest, funniest and more lovely animals you’ll ever see.
So, if you like animals and being in a family like place with the most amazing views of the English countryside I’ve ever seen, please apply for Highgrove. I promise you won’t regret, it’ll be the best decision you’ll make.

about 1 month ago


It was my first worldpacker experience and it was an excellent journey.
I brought a huge luggage with me. Fortunately, Andy picked me up at the train station and introduced a lot to me during the way to his house, which really released my stress and embarrasses. He is a good cooker too. Since I am their first Asian worldpacker, Terri also asked me my preference of food when I arrived. They tried their best to make me at home. Through the daily work with Terri, Phili, Jess and Emily, I really respect their perseverance and enthusiasm of their dreams. I LOVE living and working with them.

3 months ago


It was my first time, but I couldn't be in a better place. Everything was fantastic.
Starting with the family Terri is an adorable person all the time being so kind and lovely with me and of course with the animals. Andy is such a good chef his food was all time spetacular and he was always asking if i needed something. Phili and Cris are so nice, the contact that I had with them was very memorable. Jess and Emily are an example of people who really love what they do. I learnt so many things with them.
I am very happy that I could have this amazing experience with them.

3 months ago


Highgrove House was my first experience as a backpacker and I really want to recommend it! I Have had a very beautiful time there, being in touch with the nature and learning about English culture was my main aim, and they have definitely made it happen. Terry and Andy were very invinting and familiar, all their pets were lovely and playful especially Cody:) And what to say about the horses! I was in love with all of them, I have learnt loads of things related with them and my dream came true! Thanks for everything, definitely I want to come back someday.

5 months ago


This was my first Worldpackers experience and I am so happy that I picked Highgrove. Terri and her family are so inviting and lovely, and treated me with so much kindness and care. They felt like my second family and I was so comfortable and happy in their home. The horses are absolutely beautiful, and taking care of them was as rewarding as it was fun. Their dogs and cats are the sweetest you will ever meet and I adored spending my time with them, particularly Pod! If you want a Worldpackers experience that you never want to leave from, I highly recommend Highgrove. ❤️

9 months ago

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Contact with nature


Contact with animals