We're hoping to find a practical couple to help with loads of different tasks on our farm, stables and B&B, 20km south of Caen in Normandy.
The help we need is varied and mostly outside so you will need experience with general maintenance, gardening, painting, DIY and should have practical experience with using equipment like a strimmer, hedge trimmer etc. We have all tools here in our workshop!
As well as 350 dairy cows, we also have a large garden (fruit/veg), compete ponies in showjumping and have a small livery yard so there are always things to help with here, particularly around the stables. With Autumn approaching, there are roses to trim and plenty of jobs in the garden.....we have apples to collect, blackberries to make jam etc etc
Busy, friendly, very hard-working farming family with 3 kids, a dog and 2 cats - come with a smile, sense of humour and a willing attitude! We produce our own meat and dairy (milk, cream, yoghurt) so would prefer helpers who can fit in with this diet. You will eat well and we like to relax with a beer or glass of wine with dinner at the end of the day.
Simple accommodation, good food and a warm welcome assured! Prefer helpers who can stay for at least 3 weeks.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Varied tasks but during Autumn, will include gardening, maintenance, cleaning, stable work, helping with animals (mostly equines). Bring clothes than can get dirty.
We can offer you a very comfortable bedroom (one of our guest rooms) with private shower/wc.
25 minutes to Caen city/historical sites
30 minutes to nearest D-Day beaches
45 minutes Bayeux/Deauville
20 minutes Suisse Normande
2 hours by train to Paris
30 minutes from Caen Ouistreham ferry port
Bikes available. Riding possible for experienced riders only.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
We speak English and French and this is what life really is like on a working dairy farm......
Cancelled stay at the last minute
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