We are an english couple Cliff & Patricia. living in a tiny hamlet,in the beautiful rolling countryside of the north Charente.Cliff enjoys restoring old tractors.I enjoy my volunteer work at the local hospital & run, our B & B.We share our property with our 2 dogs,Barney & Dino. We both enjoy meeting people.and are located 40 minutes to city of Angouleme & central to the towns Confolens, La Rochefoucauld, Civray & Ruffec.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsGeneral Maintenance
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
There are lots of chateaux in the area.Restaurants,fishing,country walks, horse riding at the local stables,plan d'eau.During the summer months there are lots of fetes ,festivals ,car boots etc. Taste our famous apperitif " Pineau des Charentes."
Projects involving children
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We are looking for help in cutting hedges,tidying boundaries and general maintenance of the one hectare plot . Some building work,as we are renovating the seven hundred year old house & barn,which was derelict when we purchased it,having not being habited for some 50 years.A lot of the renovation is now completed,but there is still plenty left to do.
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.
Workaways will have their own en-suite bedroom,in the house.Bedding & towels provided.All meals will be taken in the house with the owners.
What else ...
We can collect helpers from the train stations of Chabanais , Ruffec or Angouleme, and from limoges airport. ( A contribution may be ask towards fuel costs.)We would prefer people over 20 years.Sorry we are unable to facilitate families or pets.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
How many Workawayers can stay?
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week