Last minute gardening hero needed in Sauveterre de Bearn, south-west France

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  • Last activity: 8 Feb 2024



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    My Mum (Janet) and I (Jade) are orginally from Edinburgh in Scotland but have lived in the beautiful Bearn region of the south-west of France with our 3 lively and very affectionate golden retrievers for almost 7 years. The Bearn region is a hidden gem, rich in scenery, history and culture. It is an amazing stop off if you are travelling to or from Spain. From our kitchen window we have a wonderful view of the Pyrenee mountains and we are close to a fabulous mountain river, the Gave d'Oloron. We both work as online English teachers. Unfortunately, we are having to rapidly relocate back to Scotland in mid-August and really need help with the garden. We need someone to stay from around the 23rd of July to the 6th of August

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Surprisingly, you will have a two week intensive course in English (English teachers! haha) and of course we would be happy to share our knowledge and experience of the region. We have lived and travelled all over the world and love sharing our experiences over a good meal.

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  • Help


    We have a large garden (2000m sq) which for environmental diversity we have allowed to 'grow wild'. Due to our unexpected relocation back to Scotland we urgently need to bring the garden back under control in a short period of time. Your jobs will include strimming, weeding and pruning. If you have experience with trees that would be fabulous but not essential. We also have a storage area which needs to be cleared. The work will be strenuous so you must be physically fit and strong. If you have handyman skills that would be a bonus.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will have a private double room which has always been dog free but will have to share a bathroom with one other person. You will have unlimited use of the internet and are free to use the kitchen. However, we are very good cooks and are more than happy to include you in our cooking and evening meal which is our main meal of the day. For breakfast there will be a selection fo cereals, fruit, yoghurt and bread. It is often very hot so for lunch there will be cold meats, cheese and salads along with of course some baguettes. If you are a smoker we prefer this to be outside.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in an old house in the beautiful village of Sauveterre-de-Bearn which is inbetween the equally stunning medieval town of Salies-de-Bearn and the bastide walled town of Navarrenx. If you love history or/and architecture you will love it. Salies-de-Bearn is famous for its salt and its hot water therm. If you like being at one with nature walking and cycling are very popular, as are water sports on the river. We would be happy to collect you from a local train station as there is really NO public transport. We would be happy to drop you off and collect you from local towns on your days off but a car is essential if you want to go further afield. Both the Pyrenees mountains and the Atlantic coast beaches are about 1 hour away. There is also use of a bike.

  • 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 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 538915529225