Castelnau des Fieumarcon is a 700 year old village, perched on a hill, surrounded by the glorious Gascon countryside. Within the village walls, you will find 12 individual houses, all with little gardens, all of which are available for hire. The village functions in a similar way to a hotel but with houses instead of just rooms! We specialise in big events here, marriages, seminars, that sort of thing. Guests who come here usually hire the whole village at once and make it their own for a big 3 day party!
Here at the village you will find myself (Anneli) and Didier - we are the managers here along with Kara and Zack (my kids) and Jay, our lovely dog! Not to mention the 15 goats, 25 chickens and 4 ducks of course!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
No one day is the same as another here. The upkeep of a village takes a lot of hard work. The gardens need tending, the houses need maintenance, there is cleaning, cooking and care of the animals. The jobs are varied and plentiful. All we ask is a flexible attitude, a willingness to get stuck in and good humour! Once the work for the day is done, meals will be enjoyed happily together.
We are particularly keen on couples who will benefit from their own accommodation and bathroom. And also with volunteers who are looking for 2 weeks minimum stay, preferably longer! The more time you have, the better as there is much to learn here:)
English, French, Swedish
Depending on time of season and therefore guests - bedrooms in one of the 12 houses will be made available. Or a bedroom within the house of the managers.
The village is situated in a very quiet commune just outside of Lectoure. If you do not have your own transport, you will find it hard to get around here. But it is possible to hire bikes. The village itself offers many spaces to relax and be peaceful. But there are many towns located nearby with restaurants, shops and bars should you wish to discover them. We have an onsite swimming pool and there also lakes to swim at nearby. If time allows, we may be able to offer lifts around :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours a day 5 days a week.