We are looking for help with gardening, maintenance and DIY in a Beautiful, historic chateau set in Poitou Charentes, France

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    My husband and I have come to France from England recently with our 2 youngest daughters aged 11 & 3 and a friendly pet cockapoo to House/Chateau sit my sister and her husbands Chateau in the Charente Maritime, they live in Hong Kong and the Chateau would be there holiday home for all of the family to enjoy together.

    Our intentions were to see if we would like it here to live and as it’s very difficult not to like it!..we have decided to stay longer and also take on a renovation project just across the road from the Chateau.

    The Château has undergone many incarnations: it has been the home of the local swimming pool; a girls’ school; a hotel and even apartments. Luckily now it is has been a restored to its former glory with the benefit of modern luxuries and will be hopefully soon specialising in family holidays.

    It is Beautiful, historic chateau set in idyllic country location in a peaceful tranquil location.

    Aulnay de Saintonge is a charming small town. It has a quaint square where you can grab a coffee or a stronger drink and watch the world go by. There are markets in the square on Thursday and Sunday mornings. The town boasts 4 bakeries, a pharmacy, post office, open air swimming pool and play area, tabac and convenience store for all your daily needs. There’s even a fish and chip van that visits on Thursday evenings!

    We are looking for a couple or 2 people travelling together to stay in a studio/bedsit for a short time on the lower ground floor of the Chateau then once the rooms are suitable in the building were renovating to stay in a bedroom with en-suite across from the Chateau.

    We are ideally looking for someone who can speak English and French that could help us and teach us the French language.

    We are looking for help with gardening, maintenance, cleaning and DIY, painting etc with possibly childcare and dog walking

    We would like to give friendly , humorous, energetic, hard working couples the opportunity to join us in our renovation project and participate with the maintenance of the stunning Chateau as we could really do with the extra hands 😉 and in return you will have an excellent experience in a beautiful setting with good meals and clean comfortable accommodation provided and of course with friendly hosts 😊

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We would like to give friendly , humorous, energetic, hard working couples the opportunity to join us in our renovation project and participate with the maintenance of the stunning Chateau and in return you will have an excellent experience in a beautiful setting with good meals and clean comfortable accommodation provided and of course with friendly hosts 😊

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for help with gardening, maintenance, cleaning and DIY, painting etc with possibly childcare and dog walking.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Studio/Bedsit with double bed and double sofa bed ,kitchenette and shower room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    To enjoy your time off Aulnay de Saintonge is a charming small town. It has a quaint square where you can grab a coffee or a stronger drink and watch the world go by. There are markets in the square on Thursday and Sunday mornings. The town boasts 4 bakeries, a pharmacy, post office, open air swimming pool and play area, tabac and convenience store for all your daily needs. There’s even a fish and chip van that visits on Thursday evenings!

  • 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

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



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