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We a 'non-traditional gay Irish family and we relocated to the Dordogne Valley (dept LOT 46) in 2018 and during the late spring and summer, we run a small chambre d’hôtes or B&B with a terraced restaurant (now closed until May 2022). That overlooks the river Dordogne which is just at the end of the garden.
We are fluent English speakers (although Irish) and with decent French, so great for someone wanting to improve English. We also include accommodation and meals.
What we offer:
- Own ensuite accommodation
- English language (so ideal for someone wanting to improve English)
- The town is small and very quiet so ideal for those who meditate etc.
- Lots of natural scenery
- Animal lovers will like our 2 dogs and 2 cats
We are happy to answer any questions your may have. Note you should have transport or have an EU/International drivers licence or own car because of location if you wish to do independent exploration beyond say 15km (we have bikes!)
We look forward to hearing from you and please don't hesitate to ask any questions -
In light of COVID we will ONLY be hosting 1 person to support due to COVID who has a negative PCT or fully vaccinated.
We always set up a zoom call to initially discuss before making any decisions and ensure both sides are very comfortable
Help around the house
They will experience the French way of life and a beautiful setting in one of the plus beaux villages of France. There are lots of events and things nearby (driving essential) and we are 2 hours from Toulouse, Bordeaux and Rodez, and 90 mins from Limoges airports. Paris is also accessible by train in under 4 hours.
There is lots of opportunities to go canoeing, swimming (in the summer months) and if you like castles and chateaux and stunning scenery, this is the part of France to be. Fishing is also a possibility in the season.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Looking for someone to help in our garden and in general
This host offers a language exchange
A french national to help our french and in exchange great food and English language
We will provide you with accommodation with ensuite facilities and food provided. We have a large house and garden with outside space and a small plunge pool (in summer months only)
The area is in the Dordogne Valley in the northern Lot region, and you have lots of opportunities to go and see the regions, fishing, canoeing, swimming or walking (summer)
Being the nut capital of France and a very green area, there is lots to do, and opportunity to integrate with the local community especially if staying for longer than 3 weeks.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
As a digital nomad I understand the need to have good internet, we have upgraded to fibre and have one of the best connections in the town. We would enable times for you to work as well as help us
There is a campervan park at one end of the village
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week