Get involved in the restoration of our house and horse projects in Charente, France

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  • Last activity: 06/02/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are a english family living on the outskirts of a small village in the Charente.,where the french culture is a joy and plentiful.
    I am Janet and I have a great passion for the outside life ,countryside and horses.We have 4 horses /two donkeys/three dogs and chickens.
    I have lived in France for the passed 20 years .Thomas and my son also share these passions .
    At weekends you can often find us at antique / junk fairs which is get fun.
    We have recently bought a old manor house.which we are all restoring .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Animal Care
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We would like to share this wonderful place with our visitors hoping they will learn a little french ,visit local villages and towns . Enjoy the french food and culture .Enjoy the wonderful countryside and wildlife which can be explored while walking or horse riding.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are looking for cheerful ,hardworking helpers who can assist with on going restoration work and general maintenance of our beautiful house and gardens . There is plenty of gardening ,pruning and fencing to be done ,help in the house and animal care is also needed.
    We have recently saved two young horses from the bouchers .The grey horse in photo is very quite to ride and this spring I would like to train a second horse and would like a helper for this . I also have a very quite !4.1 hh pony for the more novice rider . The horse work is an option .

  • 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


    We can offer single or double rooms in our old manor house which dates from 1770 .We enjoy mealtimes around a large kitchen table .Food is very important to us and we all enjoy preparing traditional fresh recipes.We are happy to take turns in the kitchen or help to teach novice cooks.The house is very big ,you can be very independent and quite.The friendly village is easy walking distance and we have bike .On your days and time off we would be happy to take you to the nearest train/bus station !5 minutes away .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our nearest airports are Limoges and Bordeaux .Our local train station is only 15 minutes away where there is a link to London . A local nearby town,to visit is Angouleme which is a great day out

  • 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

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 791572948333

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