Partagez le quotidien d'une famille anglophone entre le Mont St Michel et les plages du débarquement

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  • Description

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    We are looking for help from now as our helpers have had to leave urgently for a family crisis.

    We are a bilingual French/English family with 4 kids (12, 11,11, 8). Since 2010 we have had over 50 helpers, with quite a few staying for over a year (and some over 2) which has been fabulous.

    This stay would really suit a couple or 2 friends, so that you have company as we are away. Or someone happy with their own company, and good at visiting by themselves.

    The principal reason we are currently looking for helpers is we are selling the house and living in another, which makes life complicated. We also have Gites and we need some help with those - mostly doing the meet and greets, and some gardening etc so we need everything to look beautiful in case of visitors.

    We are in a great location for visiting Normandy - an hour from Mont St Michel in one direction, Bayeux tapestry and the D-Day beaches in the other and close to Caen, Granville, Coutances, Cherbourg and 1.5 hours from Rennes.

    HAVING A DRIVING LICENSE AND BEING ABLE TO DRIVE A MANUAL CAR ARE AN ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL PART OF THE JOB. Sorry to shout, but I cannot make this clear enough. If you have your own car that would be even better! You can generally have use of a car with a bit of prior notice.

    We will provide an allowance for food or food.

    So basically the job probably averages less than 20 hours a week:

    • Walking the dogs daily – we have two unruly spaniels. Mostly I walk them myself but if I can't then this is part of the job

    • Gardening – weeding, weed wacking/strimming, mowing, watering, picking fruit, veg etc depending on the season.

    • Generally keeping the place in working order so that it looks great for our self-catering rental guests.

    • Doing the meet and greets for the gîtes and beach house when we are away.

    • Doing the recycling, bins.

    Accommodation

    You have your own very nice apartment (built in 2014), which has one double bedroom and one small loft bedroom; open plan sitting room and kitchen, bathroom and toilet.

    We are a bilingual French /English family and are happy to speak either at home. We are happy to have people from anywhere as long as they are prepared to speak either English or French.

    There are always things to be done, so any helper must be really independent, a team player, a self starter and preferably a non-smoker.

    We have a discount with Brittany Ferries for those travelling to & from the UK.

    Please get in touch if you are interested.

  • Type d'aide

    Type d'aide

    Jardinage
    Entretien / Bricolage
    Aide à la maison
    Aide avec les animaux
    Tourisme

  • Aide

    Aide

    • Walking the dogs daily – we have two unruly spaniels. Mostly I walk them myself but if I can't then this is part of the job

    • Gardening – weeding, weed wacking/strimming, mowing, watering, picking fruit, veg etc depending on the season.

    • Generally keeping the place in working order so that it looks great for our self-catering rental guests.

    • Doing the meet and greets for the gîtes and beach house when we are away.

    • Doing the recycling, bins.

  • Langues parlées

    Langues parlées

    English, French

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    You have your own separate accommodation, in the new apartment (which was finished in 2014). One double bedroom and one small loft bedroom, open plan living room/kitchen, bathroom and separate toilet.

  • Autres choses...

    Autres choses...

    ou must have a driving licence and know how to drive a manual car. Although I have taught a lot of people to drive a manual.

    We will give you a food allowance.

    We are in a fairly rural location so you need to be happy with your own and our company. Going out (in the evening) involves driving. We are well placed for trips to Mont Saint Michel, D-Day beaches, Bayeux tapestry, Cherbourg, Caen, Granville, Vire.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    deux

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We are a bilingual family, French father English mother. Happy to have people from any culture/language as long as they are happy to speak (or learn) English or French.

    We are in a great location for visiting Normandy - an hour from Mont St Michel in one direction, Bayeux tapestry and the D-Day beaches in the other and close to Caen, Granville, Coutances, Cherbourg and 1.5 hours from Rennes.

    We have 1 cat, 2 dogs, 2 horses - happy to show anyone about any of them.

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    Nombre d'heures d'aide bénévole attendues

    A maximum of 20 hours a week.

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Gite Lily twin
Gite Lily Salon
Gite Lily double
Gite Poppy Twin
Gite Poppy double bedroom
Gite Poppy Salon
The beach down towards Granville
Ellie & Nina on the beach
Dougal (black cocker spaniel), Spot (liver & white springer) me.
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Walks around home
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Walks around home
Walks around home
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Sitting room beach house
Sitting room beach house
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