Learn to grow your own fruit and vegetables in our lovely home in Linards, France



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    Hi, let me introduce ourselves. We are Peter and Julie a retired English couple living in a traditional rustic French farmhouse in a very beautiful rural area where we grow our own vegatables and rear chickens, ducks and the occassional pig and try to be self sufficient.
    Our daily lives are filled with tending the garden, looking after the animals, maintaining all the equipment and chopping wood for the log burner.
    We live a peaceful, unhurried lifestyle set amongst fields and woodland, plenty of fresh air and good home grown, home cooked food and of course the occassional glass or two of wine, after all this is France! The wildlife here is amazing, there are all sorts of buzzards, kingfishers, nightingales that sing all night and streams full of crayfish and tadpoles this time of year. There are towns and villages with popular beach lakes, plus a 30 minute drive to Limoges city for the occassional day out, plus a weekly trip into the local town for our supermarket shop.
    We welcome you to stay and help work in the garden and the house, if you have skills we can use that is brilliant but we are happy to teach you as well. On offer is your own room, use of the bathroom and living areas and join us for home cooked meals.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Helping in the garden and learning about growing your own fruit and veg from seed to harvest, how to cut trees, use a chainsaw, maintain equipment, care for animals. In the house general cleaning and home cooking and baking using produce from the garden.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    There are plenty of tasks to be done at this time of year, from planting seedlings, preparing the ground ready, lots of
    tree cutting and chopping wood. In the house there is always something needing doing especially at harvest time when its busy picking the crops and making jams, pickles etc.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Staying in a traditional, rustic French farmhouse with your own room and wifi access. Shared bathroom, no shower. Join us for meals in the main room or enjoy sitting in the garden with a glass of wine and chat about the day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is a remote area with no nightlife though you are always welcome to join us for drinks and chats in the evening or join in the conversation with our many visitors speaking English and French. If you wish to explore the local area you will require your own transport. Plenty of countryside to take long peaceful walks in.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Dogs welcomed as long as they are friendly and get along with our dogs, cats and other animals. Plenty of space for them to roam around, The property is not fenced and often there are cows in the fields adjacent to us. Animals are not allowed upstairs and we prefer they stay outside.

  • 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: 526754742849