We live in a beautiful petite chateau in the Deux-Sevres department in Western France with 2 acres of woods and gardens. It sits on the top of the valley overlooking Saint loup sur Thouet which is a designated petit cite of character. We are very rural, perfect if needing peace and quiet. There are 3 of us on site, myself, my sister and her husband and 2 cats. There is an abundance of wildlife including bats in the outbuildings, red squirrels and pine martins in the trees. I'm looking to create a 19th century kitchen garden using 21st century techniques with permaculture, and rejuvenate the ornamental beds around the Chateau.. The area is steeped in history with the medieval cities of Parthenay and Bressuire nearby. The famous Wine region of the Loire is 50 minutes away with the beautiful wine city of Saumur a must for visitors. Lac du Cebron is approximately 7 KMs away and has water sports, multi sport zone and lots of places to observe the bird and wildlife.
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You would learn about growing fruit and vegetables through permaculture, organically with nature and no chemicals. Wine production of the area and cooking and baking with a trained chef using local ingredients with a twist of different herbs and spices from his native Australia.
Mainly work in the garden, clearing and creating the kitchen garden but also the beds and gravelled areas around the main house. Creating a sensory, medicinal and culinary garden in a seperate plot by the main house. Cutting back overgrown shrubbery and clearing and cleaning of outbuildings.
You will be in a double room with either 2 single beds or 1 double, your choice, with en suite showeroom, a lounge with television and a small galley kitchen in a pleasant seperate apartment in the grounds with a private outside seating area. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided and lunch and dinner will be eaten together.
Saint Loup sur Thouet has bars and restaurants and a beautiful river through the town. The town of Thours is stunning place and have a wonderful traditional French market on a Friday which is a must. There are lots of walks and cycle tracks around the whole area. There is a lake nearby with windsurfing, swimming and a leisure center. There is a wealth of history in the area. Poitiers is a university city with parks, churches, museums and an abundance of restaurants and a day there is a must. During the summer there are lots of festivals throughout the whole area. Poitiers airport, train and bus stations are nearby and we'll be happy to pick up and drop off.
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