Hill of Balmaghie House

I have been welcoming volunteers into my home for over 8 years.
I have remained friends with them all.

Come and stay with me and experience this beautiful part of scotland.

If you are over 25 and have a drivers licence and can drive a manual car, you will be able to borrow my car on yourdays off

Just for mid July to mid August 2024 I am looking for a happy child and animal loving couple to come and help me when my 2 grandsons aged 8 and 7 come and stay with their ponies. They are sport mad and want to do active sports, swim, bicycle, ride ponies etc and go off on adventures. Normally I am looking for help with my house and garden and particularly with my two lovely horses. I have recently moved into a newly renovated house in the most beautiful setting near my old home where my daughter Flora and her family are now living. I am widely travelled and returned to live here 10 years ago. I have dogs, a cat and horses. There is plenty of opportunity to ride horses, wonderful walks and bike rides.


Reviews

4.5
(11 reviews)11

Staff & Host

4.5

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

3.5

Learning & Fun

4.5

Hungary

5

I loved my time with Susie, she is such a lovely soul! She made me feel very welcome and was very caring!
I loved the animals and they were also very friendly. I met many locals and I could improve my english skills.
The working hours were kinda confusing at first, but you can make an easy agreement with Susie about it. I loved to be there!

13 days ago

Brazil

4

A avaliação está através do perfil da Mylena

about 1 month ago

Brazil

4

A anfitriã solicita constantemente tarefas, falando rápido e ocasionalmente não as explica de maneira didática. Ela pode complicar tarefas simples, preferindo que sejam feitas a sua maneira. As instalações são ótimas e algumas atividades foram pesadas. A alimentação é composta principalmente por itens próximos do vencimento, devido à economia. Há possibilidade de trabalhar mesmos nos fins de semana. Identificamos o idioma como um obstáculo significativo, ideal ter inglês intermediário ou avançado! Muitas vezes nos sentimos como funcionários e não voluntários! Agradecemos a experiência!

about 1 month ago

Cote D'ivoire

3

For us it was the first experience with Worldpackers.Getting there(it's a bit far from the main areas but you're immersed in nature) every day was a discovery and it's true Susie doesn't have a pre-established programme, every day at breakfast she explained to us what to do.We worked hard doing everything and much more from the requests received but with pleasure!Surely if you know the language well everything will be easier!the question is...what do you expect?What is your purpose?Each of us has our own, we will continue towards the best path but as a first experience in the end it went well!

5 months ago

United States

5

This was an amazing opportunity and would definitely go back! The family was incredibly inviting and made you feel at home the second you stepped through the door. I have made memories here that I will hold on to for the rest on my life.

6 months ago


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Contact with nature

Rural

Contact with animals