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We are an English couple in our 40s whose children have all left home and we now live with our animal menagerie (cats,dogs, chickens) in a large farmhouse in France that always needs one thing or another doing! We live in a rural Hamlet which is calm and tranquil with many walks on our doorstep. In the evenings you are welcome to sit in the gardens overlooking our carp pond and enjoy a glass of something at our outside bar. You would sleep in our small gite, once a cattle shed but will use the bathroom in the main house (chemical w.c in the gite). We are a calm couple and enjoy the company of others.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
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A place to unwind, benefitting from beautiful walks and scenery. Finding out about life in France. Possibly learning some DIY skills (and English if needed) from a qualified tradesman.
Anyone who is keen and able to pitch in and help is welcome. If you have any experience in the categories we've asked for, then we'd love to chat. We always need help with small renovation works, gardening and garden clearance, pet sitting, general housework, pond maintenance etc
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Small 2 bedroomed gite, own kitchen, lounge and w.c. Evening meals provided. English t.v.
We live a 15 minute walk from la vallee des singes (valley of the monkeys) and are a 7 minute from Civray town. We are 40 mins from the cities of Poitiers and Angouleme.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have large double gates into our garden where we can accommodate a large motorhome and can also supply electricity/water.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week