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We are Alan & Sheila, a down to earth English couple who have retired to France .We are in our late 70's, We originally come from Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. UK
This place would suit a person who needs time to study perhaps, in their free time.
This is a very beautiful and quiet area located in the department of Creuse in the Limousin region of France. The countryside is quite calm with lots of woods, rivers and lakes for long walks and exploring. This isn't the place to be if you like lots of noise, bars and clubs, but if you enjoy the countryside, the fresh air and good company then you will enjoy this work away job.
There is no PUBLIC transport in the immediate vicinity .
The surrounding countryside with its French hamlets will offer you plenty of scenic area to go for a walk, have a picnic and explore. You can visit the Claude Monet Trail which was a point of inspiration for his paintings with breathtaking landscapes of the woods and river. We are also very close to Ruines du Chateau de Crozant, an astonishing ruin site overlooking rolling hills and the River Creuse. You can also visit Lac du Chambon, an artificial lake on the River Creuse. There are plenty of tasty restaurants to have a bite to eat and if the suns out, you can hire pedalos, kayaks, canoes or go water skiing. There are also some artificial beaches at the end of the lakeside, perfect for soaking up the afternoon sun. There are plenty of quaint French villages dotted around the area as well as some larger towns like Limoges, La Souterraine and Gueret where you can find a cafe to spend an hour or two and even do some shopping.
We spend most of our time outside in the Summer as it can be very hot at times. Our garden is for lazy afternoons which we would welcome you with good conversation and a cup of tea if you would like.
We hope you will come and join us in our little paradise, the wine is cool and the sun is warm at the moment... we will save you a seat!
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We need help around the house and gardens
the work is not hard, it is just that now we are older, we are not able to do the things that we used to do.
We do NOT ,, want a volunteer who wants a new home, we are NOT a hotel.
We have a motorised cultivator, and an electric log saw, chainsaw and a riding mower that you should be comfortable using. Cutting, moving and stacking wood for the winter may also be a task we will need you to perform.
Double Bed Room...Small sitting room with Fridge ,Also,with UK TV....Flush WC Full WiFi
The local train station is La Lasouterraine and the nearest airport is Limoges. We are approximately 3 hours south of Paris by train and the Limoges International Airport is just 1 1/2 hours away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
4 hours work per 5 day week