Airbnb Cottage in the rural Scottish Highlands

ALWAYS LOOKING FOR ENTHUSIASTIC AND HARD WORKING VOLUNTEERS. Minimum one month but preference given to longer stays wherever possible.. Current availability from 13th December onwards. Couples or single male preferred. ****IN ADDITION TO OUR CURRENT NEEDS WE ARE SEEKING TO FILL A 2 MONTH HOUSE SITTING PLACEMENT NEXT YEAR (2023) FROM MID-JUNE TO MID AUGUST or longer if desired. Ideally a couple. Self motivated, mature, very organised with good attention to detail, forward planners, trustworthy, good with animals and ability to drive an advantage but not essential.. Thank you in advance for reading our profile :) We are always seeking help throughout the year for a minimum of one month or longer if possible. Single person or a couple. Main duties will be based around the daily animal chores (yes you will get your hands dirty!), together with occasional help if required in the house cleaning and re-setting rooms after guests depart (dueing the winter months we do not usually have any paying guests). Volunteers to our home will be warmly welcomed with true Highland hospitality and the opportunity to discover rural Scotland in all it's stunning glory. We live next to the Harry Potter railway line and some of the true iconic scenery you will have seen only in films on Scotland. If you love the outdoors and our beautiful dogs plus have a willingness to learn about growing veggies and looking after ducks / chickens as well as a basic understanding of how a small high quality guest house is operated - then this will be the ideal place for you. We have easy access to some lovely beaches, hill lochs, beautiful Islands, amazing hikes and stunning mountains to climb - we will also take you to other places when we are able to go if you wish to join us.

We are a very busy working family with three small children, and if you arrive with a flexible, can do / positive, and willing attitude to do your best and work hard, then we will be most happy :-). If it feels like you are not helping or are constantly being reminded of your duties, then it's unlikely to work out! If you wish only to have a holiday in lovely Scotland, then please arrange this through a travel agent :-). We need honest, hard working, trustworthy, respectful and flexible helpers that will make a positive difference to our lives. If you have passions for certain chores then we will try to help and encourage you in that area. Self-motivation and attention to detail is important as often you will be working alone. If you are really willing to learn about business and many other aspects of rural life we are a good environment for that too. We offer two good meals a day - mid-morning and early evening with supplementary snacks if needed in between . Sometimes we have time to prepare these and sometimes it will be self-service!


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Anfitrião & Equipe


Horas & Atividades




Aprendizado & Diversão




Creo que todo sería más llevadero si tú host fuera más amable. Podrían aclarar de principio las condiciones en las que vas a dormir, cómo va a ser tu baño y el tema de ducharse, tenía que trabajar con animales y no podía ducharme.
Katie es una excelente persona y gran cocinera, muy amable y siempre dispuesta a ayudar, pasarás mas tiempo con Gary, el podría ser más amable y más paciente a la hora de enseñarte las tareas

22 dias atrás



Para mi fue, en general un buena experiencia pero no es un sitio que recomendase a nadie por las siguientes razones:
-Los anfitriones no te tratan como un huésped porque tu no estás pagando por estar ahí y el hecho de que tu vayas a trabajar no es razón suficiente para tener una habitación propia, privacidad y espacio. Durante mi estancia aceptaron a dos huéspedes y quisieron meterme en un trastero repleto de cosas y con la intención de utilizarlo como comedor.
-Hice más trabajos que los especificados en su página, como tareas del hogar.
-Las horas de trabajo son más de las especificadas.

7 meses atrás

Reino Unido


This was good experience, I got to actually do things I set out to do and experience the duties I wished to. I got to be in the mountains, I got to feed the dogs, ducks and chickens. I got to learn a little about self sustainability, making own compost and planting seeds. I also got to travel a little in nearby towns. I will miss Gary, and the animals.

Overall a good experience. I would recommend to anyone that would like to try living in a rural area in the countryside.

However do be aware that weather changes ever so quickly and many times in the day.

9 meses atrás



La experiencia fue muy buena allí en Lochailort. El sitio es un lugar de Escocía cerca de increíbles rías, montañas e islas, además de muy bonitos pueblos todos conectado por carretera o tren. Dentro de la casa tuve que aprender a hacer distintas tareas de las cuales se me hicieron difíciles al principio pero más adelante se hacían rápido y fácilmente, hay que ser paciente para aprender como funciona bien todo. La familia me acogió muy bien y Gary y su esposa me ayudaron a aprender cosas que después me van a ser muy útiles. Son muy amables y flexibles.

1 ano atrás

Costa Rica


My experience since I got here was amazing, Gary and Katie have three lovely little kids and all of them made me feel like part of their family. I would definitely recommend this place, there are so many ways to help, new projects that could need more hands, but always make sure to bring the best attitude possible and give always the best of you, they really appreciate this. There is nothing is too hard, It's all abut loving nature, animals and be flexible enough. I'm leaving knowing I found a new family in Scotland where i'll definitely come back.

2 anos atrás

Gary respondeu

Thank you Juan - you are amazing and we all were very sorry to see you go. It was a real pleasure to host you under difficult circumstances and in strange times. Your flexibility and real desire to be of help is a glowing example of how volunteers can make things work. Our location and situation with using our home as a business is not understood by all and we really appreciated your co-operation and understanding that the guests come first! Thanks again and we hope you enjoy your next stay. Always welcome back here anytime :-)

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