Help us at our old rustic provencale farmhouse surrounded by vineyards near to a Medieval village called Lorgues, French

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello, my husband David and live in an old rustic provencale farmhouse surrounded by vineyards near to a Medieval village called Lorgues. I am an artist and a chef, my husband is a carpenter and odd job man. We have three apartments on our property and a very pretty barn apartment where you would stay with its own kitchen, bathroom bedroom and living room. We have two small dogs Thomas and Tilly and two cats Whisper and Stealth, we are hoping to finish building our hen house, designed by me to house 4 hens. There are beautiful local walks and a train station near that can take you to Aix en Provence or further and the other way to Nice, if you do not have a car we would have to drive you to either the station or the bus. We are quite distant from public transport, so that is something to consider when coming here, or just two hours away from Italy. We are surrounded by amazing countryside and near to lakes and rivers. We love it here.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I am a professional chef, so from me you would learn a lot about French cooking and also I can teach you french whilst we work. I also paint and teach painting so if you like to paint you can join in my classes. My husband is a carpenter and has lived here for 25 years he can teach you a lot about woodwork. Locally we are surrounded by vineyards and you can learn a lot oabout wine and wine making if you desire. Of course there is also a lot to learn about the history of this area which was a strong hold of the Knights Templers or Crusaders. We are a region rich in history. For art lovers, Picasso, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse, Chagall the list goes on.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help in the garden or I should say field, mainly pruning hedges and helping me with my vegetable garden. We also need help clearing our huge barn, this is simple work but you would need to be strong. A couple would really suit being here. You need to be practical and hands on and energetic.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French and English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a beautiful barn apartment that would suit a couple, it has a comfortable double bedroom and pretty kitchen, a bathroom with shower and a living room. There is internet and sky TV, We did the apartment up two years ago so it is in very good condition, it also has its own small garden.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is an excellent train line that takes you anywhere you want to go to visit. from the coast to the mountains and beautiful lakes. We have bikes you can use to go about on and maybe an occasional use of a car. There are of course buses as well. We live 45 minutes from St Tropez and 1 hour from Aix en Provence and 1 hour from Nice. We are in the middle of the countryside it is quiet, so you will need to be a country person who loves the quiet and calm. We don't drink or smoke and live a very healthy mediterranean lifestyle, we also live a quiet life. We don't want smokers and of course you can drink but you would have to buy your own. We would encourage people who like to have a very healthy lifestyle and are happy in their own company.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Morning Glory taking over our house
Painting in the vines in November
A beautiful old Mas in Paradise, 20 minutes down hill and 40 minutes up walking!
lilac in our back garden in spring
The view from our terrace
Comfy living room with wood burning stove for the winter months, sky tv and limited wifi, the wifi works better downstairs at our house.
Your kitchen in the barn apartment, it has a good size fridge and beautiful oak table seat four. Gas oven and hob.
Your bedroom in the barn apartment with large wooden wardrobe and inbuilt cupboard
The Vines beside our house in Autumn
Us.. Tess and David in front of the Barn Apartment
The beautiful Lac St Croix and Gorges de Verdon a must visit when you are here.
The main farmhouse and the front terrace.



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