Enjoy this lovely little country town, St Yrieix la Perche and help spruce up our home, France



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We're Kate & Peter. We love traditional French life & try to spend several months in France each year. Because Kate runs a business in the UK & works full time time in France is limited. in 2016 we bought a beautiful but neglected family house in the Haute Vienne. It may not be a chateau but it’s quite big. We've done the basic work needed to make it comfortable - there's hot water & central heating, but there's still lots of work to be done - & we never seem to have enough time! We’ve got lots of plans & need help to spruce it up again.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    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

    We’re in a lovely little country town in the centre of France, just a whisker from the Dordogne. If you want to practice your French you’ll be in the right place – it’s la France profonde here and we have the most wonderful boulangerie/ patisserie in our town – c’est genIal (brilliant!). We take a day out on Saturday or Sunday so we’ll take you out to see & enjoy the local attractions

  • Help


    We'd love some help with making our house look lovely again. The mission – should you choose to accept it – is painting (if it’s dry – outside, if it’s wet inside) & general help with refurbishing & maintenance.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You'll be in a comfortable recently refurbished double bedroom. In the house we have table tennis, darts, table football, books, music & internet. There is a courtyard garden for sunbathers. Kate is also an excellent cook (vegetarian/ vegan food a speciality).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Twice a month there's a big foire in town, which is well worth seeing. There are regular music & cultural events. There's a train & bus service into Limoges, or nearest big town. Nearby we have chateaux, churches, gardens, markets, as well as an inland beach & associated sports & leisure activities.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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