We provide a valuable experience, support you with appropriate training, help you with your language skills (if necessary) and reward your contribution appropriately by looking after you well! If you are looking for a great experience, that will be useful to your career and language skills, then please apply to us - but please remember that we are a small hotel and not a party hostel - and you must have the right documentation to work in the UK.
Matthew and David have owned Escape Yachting for 12 years and the Thatched Cottage Hotel for 6 years. We are passionate hosts, who enjoy looking after our guests and working with enthusiastic staff and volunteers who show enthusiasm and commitment. In return, we provide everything you need during your time with us and ensure that you have an enjoyable and worthwhile experience, with many happy memories!
Great time at the Hotel. The staff is very friendly and welcoming, especially the manager Huw, who's always kind, patient, and ready to teach us. The tasks are easy and pretty much housekeeping or basic things in the kitchen. It's a good place to improve your English if you're really engaged in that. The city is small and peaceful, and you can explore nature and other cities nearby by train easily. The station is very close to the hotel.
It was a very valuable experience for me!
Thanks Matthew, the hotel staff, and the Worldpackers volunteers who were there with me!
4 days ago
My time at the hotel was amazing! The host and the staff members were very welcoming and made me feel at home.
The job varies from housekeeping and working in the kitchen, it’s very simple and the staff members are always up to teach and help.
This was my first volunteer where I got to have my own room and they pay back the money we spend on food during the week. I definitely recommend this experiences to anyone who’s looking to have a good time in UK.
2 months ago
Thatched Cottage Hotel was my first ever volunteering experience. From day one it felt just like home, and the people I met along the way were like a family to me! I spent one month meeting the locals and the staff, with the opportunity to meet not only the British but also other international volunteers, broadening my world view. The village of Brockenhurst is a relaxed and peaceful environment. The agreed times where respected and tasks where easy to perform. Thanks Matthew for the experience and I'll make sure to head back as soon as the opportunity arises! Cheers!
5 months ago
My time at the cottage has been great. The host and the team were very welcoming. The job varied from house keeping to working in the kitchen, but it wasn't difficult. Plus this was the only volunteer job I've had where i got my own room. Very old school, but comfortable. I'm going to miss this place.
I'd recommend anyone wanting to get out the city, meet friendly locals, and get in tune with nature to come here. Thanks Thatch Cottage 👍
5 months ago