We are a married couple ,British ,approaching retirement -we hope!
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 2020 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.
We only accept couples as helpers and advise everyone that your own transport is a necessity given our rural location.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
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.
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.
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!
Having travelled world wide in work and play we settled in a delightful part of SW France.
After over twenty years the renovation projects are complete and we find we now need assistance to keep our property in good order!
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 is considered although,a couple is preferred. Our only advice is you should have 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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Five hours total but could be flexible by arrangement .