Come and help with some tasks around our rustic farmhouse with smallholding near Ruffec, France

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  • Description

    Description

    I am a recently settled English ex pat, early retired lady, here with my daughter and 4 large dogs all live in the house. We need some maintenance, and minor works doing in the house, such as lime pointing, plastering, painting, etc and outside setting up the veg plot and poly tunnel..as well as putting in posts and livestock fencing around our land. I cant do this all on my own and need some help...

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are English, (not so good at French yet) myself and my daughter. We live with 2 horses that can be ridden, one of them also pulls a carriage... we have ducks, chickens, and in the house 4 big dogs, a wolfhound (I did say BIG.😉..) a deerhound lurcher and 2 flat coated retrievers....so if you like animals and like being in the countryside, with its wildlife, big sunsets, relaxed lifestyle, then we are the place to be...
    My daughter plays the drums , bass guitar (learning) and also learning the ukulele, so if you're musical she would love to see you...

  • Help

    Help

    Hello, we have just moved , full time, to a small hamlet a few kms from Ruffec in the Charente, and we need some help preparing our veg garden, poly tunnel, as well as some help in the house , some plastering, painting, making things nicer, some brick work, and some lime pointing. We also need to put a livestock fence (160 posts and a lot of fencing) around the 5 acres here, to keep some sheep in... I have a lovely 1961 'fergy' tractor with a post hole borer thats ready to be used...

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, a little French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A beautiful rustic 3 bedroom farmhouse, with vines on the front, and a nice swimming pool out the back, which is private, you will have an ensuite (shower, sink, toilet) bedroom , with a kingsize bed and on the ground floor, there is a woodburner in there, and its nice and quiet. It has a TV and is tuned into English Satellite channels. You will have full use of the kitchen, food and its facilities. I will cook an evening meal, breakfast and lunch is supplied too... But it might be a help yourself choice... BBQs in the summer too...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As we are very rural there is no public transport directly from our village, but the Charente river is very close by, where there is fishing and kayaking , the nearest town is Ruffec, (a 20 minute bicycle ride or 5 minutes by car) its history starts in the 12th century, and of course 'cockleshell heroes' fame, there are regular markets, resturants and Vid Greniers as well as numerous other activities in the area...Beautiful Angouleme can be reached by bus for 1€ from Ruffec, Paris (3 hrs) or Bordeaux (1.5hrs) by train journey from Ruffec station... the amazing Chateau at Vertuil sur Charente is very close and so is the historic village of Nantueil en Vallée
    We live our life quietly, and peacefully, party people we are not... and we would expect you to respect this... we expect you to clean up after yourselves, and keep your areas clean and tidy...

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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