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I was born in Lithuania, lived in London for nearly 20 years and most recently living in this rural escape in the south west France. The house dates back to 1600s when it was built as a convent which subsequently was inhabited by various families and became a farmhouse . The setting is very tranquil and spacious surrounded by nature. There are many walks through the woods, open fields and villages directly from the property and cycling routes of various difficulties. The surrounding area is hills and valleys and very beautiful with almost no traffic or many people at anytime of year. The air here feels deliciously clean :-) scented with wild flowers in spring and summer . I’d say It’s nature lovers paradise . The nearest major town Angouleme is very vibrant with a historic centre offering many cultural events and can be reached via a specially built cycling route (60 km round journey).
Yoga and meditation sessions are available if there is an interest. In the house there are four large bedrooms all en suite , a spacious kitchen/diner and a separate salon . I am an enthusiastic cook and always try to source ingredients that are locally seasonal and organic. Once all refurbishment works are completed, my goal is to offer the house for activity stays where people would be able to retreat and re-connect with themselves by engaging in activities besides shopping, eating and sightseeing. The internal renovation is nearly finished. Mostly the help is needed in the exterior - there is extensive garden which need landscaping including building and repairing dry stone walls and general maintenance/tidying . There are also windows and shutters to paint. I speak English, Lithuanian, Russian and very basic French. My French needs improving!
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This is a tranquil place in the midst of nature with many rural delights which are simple - it gives a feeling of getting away from the world and re connecting . Perfect for slowing down, reading, contemplating . Socialising within the house .
Help needed in the garden, painting windows also some general help with house decoration.
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A large double bedroom with ensuite with spacious common areas. Ideally suited for 2 people willing to stay in the same bedroom or a couple. Singles stays also considered.
I can pick up from he train station in Angouleme. Transport at other times is limited if you don’t hire a car. There are no bicycles , so perhaps having a car would give someone more freedom .
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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