The area of the Perche is stunning!! glorious countryside with old stone farms doted around in the rolling hills. Ancient forests with miles of walking tracks, Beautiful small cities of character..cultural delights everywhere...and of-coarse the Percheron horses that give their name to the park.. this really is a wonderful place to visit.
Last year we purchased a beautiful old farm in the heart of the Perche in between Belleme and Mortagne au Perche..the house itself is an old stone farm building with stables, it is an ongoing renovation project and there is lots to do so we would welcome anyone with building skills..
The farm also has a wealth of old fruit trees, apples, pears, mirabelles etc and we will be looking in the future at making produce and getting it to market...as it’s out first year here it’s a new project, we will be exploring different avenues, permaculture, bio etc and we will also be looking to make a herbal garden with a view to producing herbs for cooking and also herbal home remedies, tinctures, flower essence etc....its a new and exciting journey and we want to learn more about Mother Nature and what she can provide..
As well as the farm we have horses and dogs, riding and walking is joy here, Jacqui’s riding horse is a big genital Normandy cob, we also have a part retired thoroughbred from the U.K. and a Portuguese rescue pony.
We would invite anyone with a keen interest in gardening, horticulture, cooking, conserving renovation, animals, farming and in general an appreciation of the glorious countryside.
There is building works, landscaping, fencing, animal car, farm work etc etc
We offer a warm welcome and a beautiful place to visit and experience the countryside and culture of the Perche, our accommodation is basic at the moment whilst we progress with the renovation works but the glorious location more than makes up for it.
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DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Culturally, the area is rich in architecture, hidden gems, and glorious countryside. Two of our nearby cities are small cities of character and are busy through the summer months with tourists visiting the area..we are less than two hours to Paris, an hour to LeMans and Chartres, there’s a local train line and in the summer there are great brocantes,
I need some help with a variety of different projects on the farm from general building, to horticulture to animal care
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Accommodation is quite basic as I am renovating the house, shared use of kitchen, shower room and wc. Location more than makes up for basic accommodation
Location is everything and my farm is in the perfect location for hiking, cycling, riding, in the heart of the Percheron natural parc it is in an area of outstanding beauty and very close to the city of Belleme and Mortagne au Perche. The farm itself needs work, it is old and rundown, it doesn’t yet have homely comforts but the location is just so special for anyone who loves the countryside as much as I do just being here is a joy.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week