We are Michael - English, Ruve - NZer, retirees enjoying the French style of life. We are looking preferably for couples who enjoy lots of gardening as we have a large garden to maintain. Help is also needed with general house maintenance such as sanding/varnishing shutters, cleaning and perhaps some cooking.
We are situated in the Tarn & Garonne (Dept 82), approx. 100 kms north of Toulouse, 8 kms north of Caylus and 21 kms south of Villefranche de Rouergue. Parisot is a picturesque medieval hilltop village of 700 people. There are 2 bakers, a village shop, post office, library, bar, 2 restaurants, doctors, chiropodist and a pharmacy. There is a small market every Friday morning.
Life is quiet and therefore Parisot will only appeal to couples with a car or those who enjoy a rural life. There is no public transport.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Lots of gardening and some sanding & varnishing of shutters to a very good level of finish, plus general household cleaning and perhaps occasional cooking. Preferably couples - only one double bed.
English and French
A self contained one bedroom flat in the grounds of the chateau - all mod cons - towels, bed linen, hob, oven, washing machine etc. We either shop together for food or give you an allowance so that you can self-cater although we have occasional meals with you for cultural exchange. There is a double bed only so the flat suits a COUPLE or one single person.
Work and accommodation is available from May until mid-October.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours per day, Monday to Friday