Homeshare – Thatcham, West Berkshire   

We have a wonderful new Homeshare opportunity situated on a beautiful working farm in the West Berkshire countryside. This would be perfect for a couple, or a mature female, who would love to live affordably in super accommodation on a farm, in return for providing some practical help and companionship to an older lady.

Available from: March 2022.

Homeshare Location:

Located only a couple of miles by car to Thatcham village and station. 20 minutes by train into Reading, and then 20 minutes into London Paddington. Newbury is approximately 15 minutes drive away.

A car will be required for local shopping and trips.

Accommodation on Offer:

A separate 2 bedroom cottage adjoining the main farmhouse, with kitchen, living room and bathroom. Wi-Fi is available. There is access into the farmhouse from the cottage.

[Photos of the cottage, which is currently being refurbished, and the farm, will be uploaded soon].

What the Opportunity Involves:

In return for the low-cost accommodation (£199 per month), we are looking to match a couple, or a single mature female, who is/are working mostly from home and happy to provide around 10 hours of practical support and some companionship each week to the older homeowner.

Our homeowner is a fairly active and independent lady in her mid 80s. She has lived on the farm for many years, which is run by the farm manager. She was widowed some years ago and has family who keep in touch, and regular visitors, however she finds it is quite lonely being on her own, particularly in the evening, and her confidence has been knocked by a recent fall.

Our homeowner is offering this wonderful accommodation to the right Sharer(s) in return for a bit of help and company each week, approximately 10 hours.

Support might include preparing or cooking some simple meals, running local errands, driving the homeowner to the shops and to the local stables occasionally, and just sharing some time and conversation over an occasional meal. No personal care is permitted.

Most importantly having the reassurance of someone else in the home will bring peace of mind to the homeowner and her family.

This is a great opportunity for someone who loves the outdoors, the countryside and animals and would enjoy the work/life balance which would come from living on a farm.

Cost: £199 per month

This is the monthly facilitation fee for our matching and ongoing monitoring service. You do NOT pay the rent to the homeowner. You may be required to make a contribution towards bills, and towards council tax if you are working. (Full-time students are exempt).

If you think this opportunity might suit you please get in touch as soon as possible and tell us a little about yourself and we will send you an application form.

Call us now:  020 3137 6421