A willing attitude and easy going nature are a must!
We have a secluded haven amongst vineyards, fruit orchards and vegetable farms.
It's a glorious setting with extensive gardens and a large spring water filled heated swimming pool, yet is walking distance to the historic and colourful city of Perpignan and only 10 minutes by car to the Mediterranean's long, sweeping beaches.
It comprises 3 properties. It can be rented as an individual holiday home or as part of the cluster which is ideal for a large family group holiday.
We are an english family with 3 children aged 12/11/8. We have been in France for98 years and both have very relaxed demeanors. James runs the gite business in France and Ilona runs our Landscape Gardening business in London largely from Perpignan.
When you stay with us we provide a beautiful gite for you to stay in our your own. It has fully equipped kitchen. We ahve two bikes (quite old!) for you to use to explore nearby Perpignan.
We ask that you help us for 5 hours Monday to Friday (or extra day off in exchange for babysitting at the weekends.) We work in the gardens carrying out maintenance of the pool, vegetable patch and large gardens.
We are both very chilled and happy to be flexible.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Landscaping, gardening, being nice!
We work on the amazing gardens and property between Oct and Dec each year and need willing hands to help with decorating, basic handyman things and gardening. We also need assistance with a little bit of baby sitting from time to time. We are professional landscapers by trade so can pass on lots of great skills.. Wood cutting, pruning, painting, diy... Etc.
English and French
Perpignan is a 10 minute cycle away (bikes x 2 provided), James is a great cook and will make lunch each day with dinner being self catered. You will stay in our Olive House with 2 x double bedrooms. (See website link for pics)nand be able to make the most of this amazing outdoor region. Skiing 1.5 hours away from dec to May and beach just 10 mins away. All easily accessible by bus and bike (every bus ride no matter how far is just 1 Euro!) Unlimited wifi which is not fast.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours per day, 5 days