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Hello. My name is Richard and I have set up this website to tell you more about the cottage we are offering to a suitable couple, in return for caretaking at my mother's house. The total outgoings for this cottage would normally be in the region of £1000 per month; however we are prepared to allow you to live there completely free if you can contribute by helping us around the house and grounds.

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The cottage is completely self-contained and is set in the grounds of a mediaeval water mill, where my mother lives full-time and I live for part of the week. Our main reason for offering the cottage is to have a couple who can act as caretakers when I am not there.

The location is very rural and secluded, but only four miles from Alton, eight miles from Farnham and eleven miles from Petersfield. For a map of the area see "Description".

The cottage was totally re-fitted in 2008 and includes: Availability:
The cottage will be available from 1 October 2009.

The cottage is exceedingly tranquil and private: it is about fifty yards from the main house and faces away from it. The cottage has its own garden and is situated close to woodlands, pasture, an orchard and a small river that leads to the water mill. For further details see "Description", "Videos" and "Floorplan".

What we want from you:
We have had couples in the cottage for a number of years. In return for the free accommodation, they have made sure that our premises are secure and have done various odd jobs. (We already employ a cleaner and a gardener.) We can be quite flexible, so that the times you would help us would not interfere with your jobs, etc. For more information see "What we want from you".

Sorry: applications have now closed.
Applications can only be made online (see "Apply Now"). Please note that the cottage is not available for short-term accommodation. We expect you to stay with us for a minimum of two years, but hope that you will stay for a lot longer. For an outline of how we will go about the selection process, see "After you apply".

This could be a tremendous opportunity for you,
since you may be able to live in this beautiful cottage completely free.
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