Are you looking for an escape? Come help our houses in the Lot and Garonne, surrounded by rolling countryside in SW France



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

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    Hi Anyone out there fancy coming to SW France from 28 September - 5 October?

    Are you looking for a an escape in France? Our houses are set in the Lot and Garonne, surrounded by rolling countryside. I have a lovely artist coming out to France for a week's painting with around 5 - 6 guests - I need help preparing the houses for their visit then daily preparation of meals, serving, etc.

    Lovely location with great countryside for walking, cycling and enjoying...

    We have a fabulous enclave of two letting houses as well as my own converted barn. Tucked away behind electric gates, this is a beautiful secluded property, popular with holiday makers (aimed at families) and guest joining us for our Art & Pilates/Yoga weeks. The property is set in 6.5 arcres, we have beautiful grounds, idyllically set in the rolling Lot & Garonne countryside.
    We have a 5 bedroom & a two bedroom gite which share a large heated pool. The gites are let during peak season as holiday lets specifically aimed at families with young children.
    We have been running the gites for around 15 years, but 3 years ago extended our offer to include week long Art & Yoga/Pilates courses. 2018 was really great - we started off with a few attendees at the beginning of the year and ended up with all our September courses full - fantastic for us and possible as my son was taking the summer off and was on hand to work with me.
    Going forward, my son is back at work and 2019 looks like being a great year for our courses - we have a total of 8 running across April, May & September - They are great fun, but more than one person can manage, so I'd love to find one or two people who could help run the hospitality side of the courses. Hopefully, you will have fun as well as getting some good solid hospitality experience.
    There are opportunities to explore this beautiful part of France, bikes are available on site and you will be able to join our artists (and join in) on their excursions to markets, river trips and bastide towns. Enjoy spending time getting to know our guests - often from as far afield as Australia or Canada as well as squeezing in an art or yoga class or two.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have a long established luxury Gite business and are entering our third year running Art & Pilates/Yoga Workshops. If you are thinking of either running a gite or B & B business, this will give you a great foundation. We are lucky enough to have a reputation for great customer care - benefit from our experience for attention to detail, good food, lovely comfortable accommodation and, of course, the tricks to giving our guests the best possible experience to keep them coming back year after year. If you are unsure about cooking for numbers, work with me, learn about menu planning, quantities, budgeting as well as learning some great regional dishes.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Help


    Right now I am looking for maybe a pair of workaways (I live here on my own, so it may be nice for you to be two!) to help me with keeping the place looking good, changeovers, gardening, maintenance.

    I have bikes you can use to get around and will take you to explore some of this lovely area if you would like.

    We run week long Art, Yoga & Pilates courses in April, May & September and need help in the hospitality side. If cooking is your thing - I would love to develop menus with you and for you to cook food you love and work alongside me, if you are looking to get hospitality experience, this could be ideal - work with me to provide a fantastic guest experience - we have a maximum of 12 guests for the week, including the tutors - the emphasis is on home cooking, quality meals - we provide breakfast, light lunch and diner daily. Work around 5 hours per day, with a day off each week.

    Enjoy time off spent around the pool or exploring the beautiful Lot & Garonne countryside by bike or foot. Opportunities to visit markets or enjoy river trips... If art is your thing, spend your day off enjoying painting or drawing or take part in a yoga or pilates class....

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French

  • Accommodation


    Dependant on course numbers you will either sleep in a single room in my own luxurious converted barn or in one of the twin rooms in our luxury gites.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a golf club a short ride away, river with river beach and boat hire, great cycle and walking routes and various markets to enjoy.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Approx 4 hours per day

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