Hi, I am Zara with my husband Bruce, both in our early 60's have left England few years ago for more relax way of life, living in an idyllic hamlet within the district of Fromental 82750 in the Limousin. Only 30 minutes drive to Limoges and close to the village of Bessines Sur Gartempe. We are both English speakers, I also speak Farsi, some French.
We have owned our small row of stone country cottages for 10 years and have completed all of the major building to form a comfortable home with the facilities required for daily 21st century life. We offer a home from home where you will join us for meals. You will have your own studio suitable for one or two people with bathroom and shower.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
An opportunity to immerse yourself into a more relaxed way of life, gain new skills, improve your French, and/or English. I am originally from Persia and are well travelled so you will also have the opportunity to learn about Iranian culture and sample the food.
You will assist with the running of the house and garden, general maintenance, grass and hedge cutting, pool cleaning, decorating, stone wall building and pointing or assist with maintenance and ongoing restoration of our Renault 4 . In an old house there is always lots varied work. No specialist skills are required and tuition will be provided where necessary, in many tasks we will be working alongside you. Main requirement is for enthusiasm and a can do attitude. Don't worry we can adapt the work to suit your abilities.
Persian (Farsi): Fluent
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
Self contained studio adjacent to the main house suitable for one or two persons with large double sofa bed .
Bathroom with shower.
Kitchenette with fridge and gas ring and kettle.
You will join us for most meals although on occasions when we are out you may need, or prefer, to prepare your own.
Like most rural hamlets in France public transport is poor, we 3 miles from Bessines Sur Gartempe and a mile from the local supermarket. The main train station at La Souterraine is a 15 minutes drive or Limoges 30 minutes which has both an airport and train station. Long distance buses are also an option. We will assist whenever practical to help you see the local area, and get you to transport links. There are several towns well worth a visit and even a disco in La Souterraine if that is your thing. Bessines also has a large lake with a swimming beach.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 3-5 hours a day, 5 days a week