The Standen experience

Standen, West Sussex
Volunteers gardening at Standen House, West Sussex
The exterior of Octavia Hill Bunkhouse, Kent
The sitting room at Octavia Hill, Kent
The bunk room at Octavia Hill, Kent
Volunteers gardening at Standen House, West Sussex The exterior of Octavia Hill Bunkhouse, Kent The sitting room at Octavia Hill, Kent The bunk room at Octavia Hill, Kent

At-a-glance details

  • Dates22 September 2019 to 28 September 2019
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Gardening, Historic house, Rural skills
  • Cost£260
  • Physicality7
  • Holiday code19BTX229
  • AccommodationOctavia Hill Bunkhouse

About The Standen experience

An 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. 

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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