We're a French/English family from Normandy and we're looking for a volunteer who's experienced with handling/riding horses and ponies and who'd like to stay with us for a couple of months to lend a hand around the yard and stables and to help with the children and their competition ponies.
In return for your help, we'll look after you as one of the family. You'll have a comfortable bedroom with your own bathroom, with free WiFi access and great food. You must be able to live in a busy, noisy household with children (5, 8 and 11), three cats and a crazy little schnauzer!
Sorry, but we are unable to cater for special diets as we produce and eat our own meat, poultry and dairy produce. There's no smoking in the house or buildings but other than that, we are easy to get along with and like meeting people and sharing stories.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Type of help.
Help in the house,
Babysitting / child care
You must have experience with handling horses/ponies with children, as our two girls (aged 11 and 8) have to help look after their ponies.
Ideally we'd like you to come any time from now onwards and stay for a couple of months to get our jumping season underway. Part of the help required will be to clean and paint stables ready for winter, help clean saddlery etc so you will need to be happy to do some 'dirty' jobs......
Bedroom with a bathroom adjacent. You will be able to share the rest of the house, which is huge, so there is plenty of space for all of us!
What else ...
We produce and eat our own meat, poultry and dairy produce and love eating healthy food so unfortunately we cannot cater for special diets, sorry. We are foodies and eating is important to us!
Initial short stay, extendable if we all get along!
Noisy, busy family household with 3 noisy cats and 3 small noisy children! Helpers are considered as a member of the family so will be expected to assist with things like laying and clearing the dinner table etc.....
Non smokers preferred.
Some more information
Volunteering hours expected
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Freddy with helper Kelly
Freddy with helper Kelly
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Feedback left about host
by Bogdan [06/05/2013]:
This family is very friendly. Stepfan is the Great Man of 100 percent. He has much to teach (great father and a farmer). Very good people. Kids fun and funny. Fredy future Mohamed Ali. Kate's a good kind woman and her food is just super. I spent two weeks in the family. I worked on a farm with Stephan. You can go to visit them do not be afraid. more
by Sara [11/06/2012]:
I spent 6 weeks with the Le Moigne family in the Spring of 2010, and I had a lovely time. The whole family made me feel very much at home, and in the few spare minutes that we had, Kate was wonderful to talk to. It's a busy but vibrant place to work; there's always something to be doing. I was able to help on a diverse range of projects - more
by rhys [27/03/2012]:
We spent very lovely ten days staying and working with the Le Moigne family. Everyone was very welcoming and we felt comfortable straight away. We did a variety of jobs from pruning roses, helping with renovations, painting and odd jobs around the dairy. We had some great conversations with the family over Kate's delicious meals. This was our more
by Adam [25/11/2011]:
I stayed here for almost 3 weeks and really enjoyed my time there. Wonderful house and location, great kids and lovely, generous people. I worked in the garden, prepared for redecorating inside, with the animals, helping in the B&B and milking the cows on the farm. Enjoyed learning about the farm, the history of the house and local area and more
by host [19/02/2012]:
Adam was very helpful, polite, tidy and hard working during his stay with us. He fitted in to our mad life and we enjoyed having him around. He would be welcome to come back any time.
by David [09/03/2011]:
I can't say enough about the graciousness and hospitality of these wonderful people. Stephane and Kate make you feel right at home; comfortable and well fed and involved in the everyday farm life. They go out of their way on the regular to make sure that your stay there is a great one, and for that I'll always remember this experience as one of my more
David was a great Workawayer......willing, patient, hard-working and good fun to have around.......oh, and our kids all want muscles like his!....An all-round good guy.
Stephane and Kate Le Moigne
by Söldi [25/02/2011]:
I spent two weeks on the farm (I helped painting) and I had a great time. The family is very nice, busy household, amazing food, useful work and a beautiful sourrouning area to explore. Recommended to everyone.
by Jake [11/01/2011]:
A really lovely family to stay with. The work is hard but varied, interesting and enjoyable. An overall great experience strongly recommended to anyone looking to spend time in such a beautiful part of the world.
Franz stayed on our farm in Normandy from mid- October to the end of December 2009 and was very helpful, hard working, quiet and polite. He always did the jobs he was asked to do (for us, it was lots of painting) and was a pleasant person to have staying with our family. We would recommend him as a reliable Workaway-er.
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