Help us restore the garden and grounds of a Georgian mansion

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The experience

We have a large Georgian house with an interesting, beautiful and very overgrown grounds made up of a Victorian water garden, woods, large lake and meadow. We need help in trying to restore these gardens to how they would have looked in Georgian times - 1820s. Also if you're interested we will be doing some lime painting and how it helps these old houses survive. Any questions please ask.

What you offer

25 hours of help per week

Building & Repairing: Help with a wide range of repairs or building.

Gardening: Help grow plants and cultivate gardens

What you get

2 days off per week

Private Room: You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.

Breakfast: You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.

Lunch: You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.

Dinner: You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.

Free Laundry: You can use our laundry room freely.

Bikes at your disposal: You can use our bikes any time you want.

Pick Up: We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.

Surfboards: You can use our surfboards as much as you want.

Use our equipped kitchen: Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.


Intermediate English

Between 20 and 55 years old

Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or partners)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

Program Details

We would like you to feel happy and relaxed here and we can build a schedule that works for you. Roughly 5 hours a day or possibly combining days to free up more time. Let's discuss. Three really nice meals a day are offered with wine (well not breakfast!). You'll have your own room in the attics of the main house. Either way, you'll have privacy with your own bathroom and sitting room but still have access to the main kitchen. I

Activities & Shift

General gardening duties from light to heavy. We will be clearing an old driveway of overgrown trees to reveal a victorian fence, reviving the water garden and helping the lake to become even more beautiful. There'll be tree removal and bramble tackling as well. In bad weather we will work inside, decorating the house.


Not really...if you smoke please do so outside. We can discuss work hours and meal times.