Spring season's greetings

Arlington Court, Devon
Volunteers preparing garden beds for spring planting on a working holiday
The exterior of Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon
The sitting and dining room at Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon
A dormitory at Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon
Volunteers preparing garden beds for spring planting on a working holiday The exterior of Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon The sitting and dining room at Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon A dormitory at Exmoor Bunkhouse, Lynmouth, Devon

At-a-glance details

  • Dates10 March 2019 to 16 March 2019
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Gardening, Historic house
  • Cost£160
  • Physicality5
  • Holiday code19ATX117
  • AccommodationExmoor Bunkhouse

About Spring season's greetings

Help bring the gardens out of hibernation and find spring colour.

Spring is a very busy time for the gardeners at Arlington: the property is getting ready to welcome visitors and lots of maintenance tasks are required to bring it up to opening standards. Gardening tasks range from brush clearance and path repair to border work and edging. It will be a busy and rewarding week in a beautiful garden set within a beautiful estate. 

About the accommodation

A stone-built barn that was converted in the 1970s and is situated on the Watersmeet Estate on the North Devon coast. The bunkhouse provides a warm and comfy place to relax after a hard day’s work. There are two dormitories, a leader’s room and bathroom upstairs plus an additional bathroom downstairs. There is a pleasant garden with picnic benches and a barbecue. If you want to venture a little further, there is a delightful country pub a short walk away. The views of the coast and surrounding countryside are dramatic and spectacular. 

Notes for guests

A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 800 3099

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 7pm
Sunday: 9am to 1pm
We are also open 9am to 5pm on bank holidays.

Email working.holidays@nationaltrust.org.uk

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