We live in the south west of France 20 minutes from Angouleme and 1hour from Bordeaux. We are a married couple with two teenage children, and a little dog. We have lived in France for 10 years. I don’t work, but my husband does, he travels quite a lot across Europe. We are an English family With a 19 year old daughter and 16 year old son. Harriet goes to university in La Rochelle, she stays away during the week and comes back home most weekends. And our son Taylor goes to school in Angouleme.
We have a large 4 bedroom renovated farm house, with two barns attached to the house, which haven’t yet been renovated. We are looking for someone to help around the property always lots to do..... gardening, building, woodwork, helping around the house. The list goes on!!
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
We live in a small hamlet surrounded by vines producing grapes for the major Cognac houses, so you will enjoy French rural life. There are many interesting and varied local events celebrating the local lifestyle, vintage cars, festivals etc.
Good opportunity to improve your French....
Nearest town is 5-10 minutes by car or 20/30 minutes by bicycle (which we can supply). Angouleme is 30 minutes by bus, where there are regular trains to Bordeaux taking minimum 30 mins.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We require someone to help with gardening, building, woodwork, housework. The list is always full...
Our property is a large old farmhouse with outbuildings. The house has been completely renovated, and the garden considerably improved with the addition of patios, and a pool including sun deck. There is also an old (18th century) bread oven that we often use for home made pizza!
From the recently built kitchen extension there are magnificent views of the summer sunset.
For accommodation we have a downstairs private double guest room with an en suite bathroom (shower, toilet and sink). You will have use of the family kitchen where you are welcome to prepare your own food or eat with the family, whichever is your preference. BBQ prevails in the summer months!
Nearest town is 5-10 minutes by car or 20/30 minutes by bicycle (which we can supply). Angouleme is 30 minutes by bus. Bordeaux Is 30 mins by train from Angouleme.
If you are looking for nightlife this is not the place for you, but if some lazy days in the countryside with plenty of sun is appealing then it certainly is!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week