Help with our home and garden and discover Dordogne in SW France

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France

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    Last activity

    05/04/2021

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  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a married,retired, British couple.
    We both worked in sport and education as consultants in UK and worldwide. Our business interests included retail, design and service industries.
    Now we have a delightful location in SW France which is now too big for our needs and we are planning to downsize, Still active, outgoing and enthusiastic by nature we enjoy sharing our knowledge of the area with our visitors.
    We are now preparing our plans for 2021 and are keen to hear from you especially if you are available in March/April/May when we undertake the annual maintenance.We also have need of help during the summer months with the gardens and pools when the experience is more a working holiday in a super setting.
    This is a private property no longer involved in lettings so no pressure on time etc.
    We only accept couples as helpers and advise everyone that your own transport is a necessity given our rural location.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Experience tells us we are able to share our local knowledge so that our helpers get to know and love rural SW France. In addition many of our couples have acquired practical skills to serve them well in future placements.

  • Help

    Help

    General tasks associated with the day to day running of a large property from housework, gardening, decorating, repair and maintenance to laundry or pool cleaning.

    Rest assured if you are willing and able and reasonably practical there will be nothing to daunt you.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Depending on when you wish to come it could be a room in the main house, a private studio or use of the cottage. Stay long enough and you may get to sample them all!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Hello helpers,
    Having travelled world wide in work and play we settled in a delightful part of SW France.
    After over twenty plus years the renovation projects are complete and we find we now need assistance to keep our property in good order! We no longer have paying guests so there are no pressures associated with change-overs and timetables.

    We have space, like meeting people and would appreciate some company just doing the chores.
    If you would like to explore this interesting region and experience life in rural France and have time to spare please get in touch! Anytime from mid April through to September is good for us.

    Naturally we will feed and accommodate you while you work with us.Any age group welcome but we only consider couples Our only advice is you need your own transport to get the best of what is on the doorstep. Pre history sites, caves, chateaux, vineyards, medieval villages and all the festivals, markets and events of summer abound. It is a special place.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Five hours total but could be flexible by arrangement .

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