Come and help us with renovation of a historic Manor house complex in Les Salles Lavauguyon, France



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    Hi we are Simon and Deirdre an English couple living in central France we have been here over 10 years. We are working on an ongoing project to restore a grand old historic Manor house and its outbuildings. The propery dates from 1800s and is situated in central France in the Limousine national park surrounded by open coutryside lakes and rivers nature on the doorstep. Sitting elavated over its own 25 acres of open fields and woodland it is both private and tranquil and surrounded by countryside. We are seeking help on our excitong project with general building work, carpentry, stone work, roofing, decorating, landscaping and forestry work to name but a few. This a a jolly sociable happy lively home we with a number of children comming and going. We are a very sociable lively family and enjoy meeting and spending time with new people. The house boasts 8 bedrooms so we have a number of private bedrooms to accommodate you along side access to all the normal home facilities TV, Internet, Telephone a home from home envkronment and we also offer the opportunity to imerse yourself in the local rural French lifestyle and culture living and working with us in this grand old property. We are very easy going living in a beautiful and quiet location and can offer you in return for your help good food good wine and good company and good fun. We offer an excellent opportunity to work with us in our grand historic home with character restoring a grand old staircase and worki g on and in many rooms untouched for years. Opportunities to do stone work and work on old floors to re lay and restore etc. This is an old character house and somewhere with a soul and history. We also have a party barn with a pool a table table football and gym equipment etc and quads motorbikes for free time fun so its not just about work also a place to un wind and enjoy yourself to. If interested please contact us today. Many thanks Simon and Deirdre

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn new skills and use and enhance your exhisting skills. An opportunity to live with a fun outgoing happy family and work on a historical grand old house. Live and immerse yourself completely in the rural french life style and culture even practise or learn some more French. Explore central France we are only 10 minutes from the Dordogne.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    General building work. Decorating. Carpentry laying new oak floors and restoring a grand old staircase in particular. Roofing. Stone walling. Forestry work. Land clearance. Plumbing. Electrical installation.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Own bedrooms avaiable in our 8 bedroomed house alongside all the usual home comfort and facilities. All meals provided and we eat a wide variety of and all cusines English European French Indian Asian Thai to name a few. Possible use of a car.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    To many local sights etc to list but most is based in the coutryside walking camping fishing canoeing swimming cycling etc etc. Possibilty for the use of a car

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    • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 477922234735