Help out at our chateau with looking after tourists in the Loire Valley



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  • Description


    Chateau and gites on the chateau grounds, is a family run business offering mainly self-catering holiday rental accomodation in the summer to families and groups on holidays to the wonderful Loire valley in France.

    They are situated in a pretty village called vernoil le fourrier 20 ms from the beautiful chateau town of saumur. We are in an ideal area for the best weather and lots of tourist sights and beautiful countryside, chateaux and vineyards.

    On the chateau grounds we have private parking, private and communal gardens and a luxurious shared heated swimming pool.

    We also have our family chateau close to Tours where we run a small stud and competition yard for sports ponies.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    French english
    Welcoming&Dealing with tourists visitors of all nationalities and ages/ running a business
    Looking after a property and pool and gardens
    How a competition horse yard works
    Breeding horses and poneys for competition

  • Help


    We would like to offer a job to a enthusiastic and hard working reliable and trustworthy young couple who could help us at both properties. Someone outward going and likes talking to people and helping out!

    Main work is to prepare the gites for the season starting april. Cleaning, gardening ; run and pool maintenance. general maintenance.

    To run and prepare the gites for the guests in the summer. Supervise a cleaning team on change over days. Organise linen and towels etc..doublecheck all is prepared for guests arriving .meet guests and give imformation and be on hand through their week if theres questions or minor problems(normally how to work the washing machine!) share aperitifs with guests and socialise while making sure guests are happy and all runs smoothly on a day to day basis

    garden and pool maintenance and washing and ironing linen would be part of the work in the week
    probably2/3 hrs per day if that.though full day on saturday/possibly arrivals sunday also
    could be the occassional party to cater for (if skilled to do)

    at our home -cleaning cooking and help with animals 3/4 times in the week for 3/4 hrs or house animal sitting if family are away .

    gite season is mid april to mid september( busiest in july and august)
    further out of season work could be offered

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english and french

  • Accommodation


    lovely one bedroom gite on chateau grounds or apartment in chateau
    food allowance or share with family meals
    bonus to be discussed /fuel allowance and transport offered
    help with travel to and from france

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    lots to do and see and visit in the beautiful loire valley!
    give a great oppurtunity and working experience to a young couple on how to run a small family business abroad- whether with the horses or gites
    live in a bilingual environment
    learn/improve french!!

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected


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