Hermitage Cottage available to rent at 6 month intervals
for £380 per month. Contact Sally for more information at email@example.com
Additional short term lodging available through our
Personal Retreats :: Welcoming the LGTB community
A unique opportunity to join us at the Hermitage Cottage for a few
days in a welcoming home environment.
Beautiful Gardens and Plentiful walks in rural County Dowm
Private guidance for meditative practice possible. Join in weekly group
meditation sessions and other programmes during your stay.
Also an effective kick off point for a short holiday break
Spacious Private room with shared bathroom and kitchen.
Self Catering with possibility of some shared meals.
You would share my kitchen with me, and we can do some shared meals
in the evening, or you can be totally on your own. I provide food stuffs
for simple breakfasts and lunches. The ONE stipulation is that you be
animal tolerant. I have cats and dogs, though your own rooms would be
quite separate from the animals. I have several rooms: two with double
beds, and one with two twin beds (though this room is a bit small).
Free will offering suggested at £15-£20 per night,
The Hermitage Cottage
Long Term VOLUNTEER (1week to 3 months) ~
ROOM & BOARD provided
In exchange for room and board ( a room in my own house in the wing where
I also provide self- catering retreat space for individuals in sharing
use of my kitchen)
I invite help these areas with the following, seasonally determined:
General Exterior ~
Power spraying the yard
Clean ~ wipe down ~ facia board of house
Wash windows of house & outbuilding
Firewood Supply ~ Cut and brought from woodland, especially autumn/winter
Chop where necessary autumn/winter
Stack in Garage autumn/winter
Laying of new gravel on pathways
In the Garden ~
Cut Ivy off trees Spring/Summer
Clean beds, cut back plants & weed where appropriate Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter
Late spring mulch in April/May
Beginning in March plant potatoes in allotments
Maintenance of Allotment area
Help with yurt~
Occasional hovering and preparing Yurt interior
Assist with food delivery to groups hiring space
Assist with food prep for groups in Yurt
My house, and the Hermitage Cottage and yurt is completely NON SMOKING.
(There is a smoking area outside the back kitchen door of house. )
I have two dogs and four cats. They are allowed in to some parts of the
house. Occasionally the volunteer would be asked to feed and/or clean
Weekly hoovering of parts of house being used: sitting room, dining room,
Hoovering and cleaning as regularly as necessary in the kitchen (probably
more than once per week;
At least Fortnightly cleaning of volunteer's bedding and towels.
Cleaning of bathrooms/Toilet areas in use
Any other tasks arising
'Room and Board' to me does NOT mean I will cook meals for you It means
we will share my kitchen, and share the food prep for one main meal a
day. Food stuffs for Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
It is negotiable to also receive room and board long term for those who
ALSO work part time elsewhere
Tell me a bit about yourself, and why you think
this a be a good fit from your side? What specific skills do you bring?
I look forward to hearing from you.
The Hermitage Cottage in Co. Down, provides a private retreat
(self-catering) for individuals and offers workshops and Programmes on
related themes. It sits in a stunning 2 acre garden which is open to the
public seasonally. There is a walking Labyrinth in the grounds of the
Hermitage Cottage available for contemplative use. A Ceremonial Fire Circle
is used to mark seasonal turning points. The Hermitage Cottage Yurt (30ft
diametre) is available to hire as a meeting and small classroom space.
There are Allotments available to rent on an annual basis *****************
The Hermitage Cottage,
14 Drumnaconnell Rd., Saintfield, Co. Down BT24 7NB