Help a family with Gardening, Fruit Picking and more at a Medieval Chateau in Brigueil-le-Chantre, France



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    Until 2018, we have been "part timers" in France but have now become almost full timers! Lee and I have owned our little Chateau for almost 4 years now - we fell in love with it at first sight! We also have a cottage in Lower Normandy which we have owned for 11 years . We are totally in love with France and all things French! Our little Medieval chateau is in the Vienne region and we have now turned this into a delightful holiday/events destination with a luxury 6m x 12m pool. If you don't know rural France we can certainly recommend it - come and see for yourself! When in the UK, we stay in Kent where we have friends and family. My passion is cooking and I promise, you will eat splendidly when staying with us.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are both English and English speaking, I speak fluent (almost) French and we both speak German. Lee is running a Design Consultancy business which was formerly based in London and I am a retired business commercial director. I also have recently owned and run a food business and cooking is my absolute passion, so good food is always on the menu, plus I am happy to teach cookery also. Lee is a budding artist and attends art classes locally, if this is one of your interests, I know he would love to share it with you.

    The chateau itself is set in a beautiful rural location with lots of wildlife, especially all types of birds.

  • Help


    The Chateau is set in it's own domain and has a large garden, private river banks, fields and a small forested area. We are currently renovating some of the buildings and developing the garden areas. We need help with gardening, possibly fruit picking, maybe some housework and general chores.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Self contained studio apartment or room in chateau.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The chateau is in a rural setting, so you will need transport for any significant journeys. We are located between the towns of Poitiers and Limoges (about 1 hour from each), nearest rail stations are Le Dorat and Montmorillon.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 491277565387