The Standen experienceStanden, West Sussex
- Dates22 September 2019 to 28 September 2019
- Holiday typeTrust
- AvailabilityPlaces available
- Activity type Gardening, Historic house, Rural skills
- Holiday code19BTX229
- AccommodationOctavia Hill Bunkhouse
About The Standen experienceAn all-round volunteering experience, helping to keep Standen House, garden and estate at their best.
Join the team at Standen for an all-round property experience. You'll be helping our garden, woods and house teams doing tasks from woodland maintenance and helping to maintain our newly restored garden to preventive conservation in the house. This will include waxing our historic floors and object condition reporting. You'll see some of our behind-the-scenes areas as you help clean them up in preparation for public access.
About the accommodation
Nestled in a secluded valley deep within the Kent Downs, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and close to a Grade II listed oast house and former piggery. The bunkhouse is a converted farm building which has two bunk-bedded dormitories. There is storage for clothes under the bottom bunks. There are separate male and female toilets, and the building is centrally heated. The old courtyard provides the garden area which is grassed and has a fire site with barbecue and two picnic benches.
Notes for guests
Steel toe-caps advisable but not essential also your own gardening gloves.
A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page.
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