Escape to rural France in the beautiful countryside in the Charent



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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    We consist of myself and husband 40-50 age bracket and active mother in law 77....we have lived in France for 10 years and have renovated the 2 properties we live in ,us in one and mother in the other.. we have a large Gsd who is friendly and mother has a jack Russel and 5 cats ,we are surrounded by countryside in a secluded property on 25 acres with 2 lakes.... we have some light outdoor work (weeding mowing etc) and also some heavier work ( removing trees , wood chopping, digger and dumper driving for the right person) we are very easy going and friendly and love to laugh and enjoy life as much as we can.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are situated in the beautiful countryside in the Charente , bordering la vienne and the Limousin. The nearby towns and villages offering delightful days out, we enjoy get togethers with our French neighbour and enjoy the regional local food,if you are not a French speaker you soon will be on your way.....or brush up on your English with us, which we will be more than happy to help.....if you are lucky enough you may be involved in the tradition of making the local recipe pate and rillette from pig to pot!! something you will never forget!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We have some light outdoor work, weeding , shrubbing out, mowing also heavier outdoor work i.e. Tree removal ,log chopping etc and fishing lake renovation.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private ensuite room in main house a mezzanine if you feel like being alone, rest of house shared, You can have your meals at your leisure or with hosts.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your leisure time you can go for walks ... we have a private lake for fishing and also the use of 2 nearby lakes .. tackle available ... private park type property .. or if you prefer to sight see there are plenty of nearby old towns which are on rivers so very picturesque! Transport available if you wish to do this. Or just relax in the quiet countyside surroundings. We do have table tennis and pool table available for use.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • 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

Host ref number: 128995826331