Help Us Around Our rural Property and Have a Laugh With Us In Chambon Ste. Croix, Creuse, France

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  • Description

    Description

    Bonjour! ...UPDATE/REQUEST
    We require someone with ability ,??? to be able to start a couple of old tractors, with a view to selling on,
    and to help us around the place.
    Not paid work,



    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 workaway exchange.
    There is no PUBLIC transport in the immediate vicinity .



    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!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    We need help around the house and gardens
    the tasks are not hard, it is just that now we are older, we are not able to do the things that we used to do.


    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.

    Please note : We are having to replace /repair some items that can only be the result of carelessness,EG pulling a electric socket out of a wall, and leaving it on the end of the vacuum cleaner cable and not telling us, is a very dangerous thing to do, and not telling us?????
    in future , a charge will be asked for, for breakages .
    it IS YOUR ACCOM., and should be left for the next. OK??

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Double Bed Room...Small sitting room with Fridge ,Also,with UK TV....Flush WC Full WiFi

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours help per 5 day week

All of us with Thomas from the Alps ( but without cats)
Your Bedroom !
Deer in our field
Our big Tabby
Around Vassiviere Lake
Mom and Son
Cow jamb
Al and Aussie
Us at home with our fast car :)
Learning to steer the ride on!
Workawayers, digging for onions!
Our bungalow

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