Join an English in the beautiful rolling countryside of the North Charente, France

  • Favourited 3 times
  • Last activity: 11 Jun 2024



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    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 opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: 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


    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 ...

    What else ...

    We can collect helpers from the train stations of Chabanais ,and Ruffec 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

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a meadow to park campervans and mobilehomes, which has electricity and water.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 967927684595


Join a couple in their sixties and enjoy life in beautiful Provence around Marseille, France
Help me get my house back into shape in Saintes, South West France