We are an English family who own an old farm house and barn near LeMans in a rural location. We need general assistance around the place, for example gardening, painting, building and plastering. We are also going to develop a barn into a gite.
We have plenty of room and lots of land and the wild life is a real feature. It's a nice, fairly remote, area with castles and villages that make it a good holiday retreat. Night life is located in Laval 30mins away.
We have a swimming pool and would make you one of the family during your stay. Please note we have 4 dogs.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
Immerse yourself in rural France. Language . Develop skills and try new things. Happy to show you the local area and help with getting a traditional French experience. Food, drink, accommodation and use of the facilities available in return for help around the house.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Short or medium stays with family. Approx 4-5 hours a day for 5 days a week but this can be negotiated. Plastering. Stone work. Roof work. gardening. Grass cutting. Designing re uses for barns. Electrical insulation. Plumbing. Riding on the mower is fun, plenty of that. Spring, summer months.
Farm house. Large kitchen and communal lounge. Sleeps ten people sharing five bed rooms. Two bath rooms. TV. Comfortable home. Communal meal times ,wine provided. Food provided. We welcome careful visitors ,smoking outside is fine.
Happy to accommodate small groups and individuals.
Unesco Medieval walled hilltop town of Saint Suzanne is 10 mins away. . LeMans City 45mins away. Paris just over 1 hour away by super fast rail . Many lovely villages. Cycling would be rewarding.
Car or cycle an advantage. Supermarket.
Horse riding, golf, several chateaus open to visit. We can take you on a tour and also to the shops. BBQ and pool available.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Yes we have dogs , no problem . Mike Kay. Patricia
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week