Enjoy your own private cottage just outside of Sarlat, a famously beautiful medieval town in Dordogne



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are a British family living in an old farmstead near Sarlat-la-Canéda in Dordogne. We have a 7-year-old daughter, 2 dogs and 4 chickens. Will is a cartoonist, games designer, graphic novelist and singer-songwriter and I am a painter. We are constantly working on our garden and property and we have lots of jobs for Workawayers to do.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our areas of expertise are moving to France, renovating property, painting (oils), drawing, graphic novels, guitar, song-writing, etc. We are laid back, creative and slightly disorganised but we are trying to become efficient! We have to much to do so we need help!

  • Help


    We are renovating a farmstead so there is loads to do! We need help in our garden (weeding, mowing, using a strimmer and clearing a copse), help with basic DIY like painting and decorating, and more physical work like clearing out our barn, putting up a perimeter fence, chiselling rendering from stone walls, helping replace roof tiles, and possibly even helping to create a pool or vegetable garden. We also have 4 chickens to feed and 2 labradors to walk.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, English and Spanish

  • Accommodation


    Your own private self-catering cottage with 2 bedrooms (1 double and one tiny one with a bunk bed). There is a kitchenette, a small living room, a bathroom with tub and shower, masses of DVDs, British and French TV and fast WiFi. During the spring and summer months we rent out the cottage and we have only had positive reviews.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is famous for its natural beauty, its castles, its beautiful villages and its food and wine. We have 4 kayaks to go down the Dordogne river, bicycles, a scooter and a car. The area has been the setting for several famous films including Chocolat and Ever After, A Cinderella Story. Sarlat-la-Canéda is one of France's best preserved medieval town and it is hugely popular with tourists who fill its streets during the summer months.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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

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