Come and join us as part of the family near the village of Brillac, SW France



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    We are a Belgian/Dutch couple who have moved to a farm in s/w France . We have 7 dogs and 6 cats and 5 horses. We are retired and enjoy making long walks in the beautifull countryside with the dogs. We are looking for help with general maintenance like gardening, clearing land , putting up fences for the horses and maybe some painting.
    There is lots of hiking to do here and there is a mountainbike trail that runs next to our fields.
    The village of Brillac is 10 minutes away on bicycle and the nearest town Confolens is 15 min away by car.
    There is a Roman bath that can be visited and lots of old castles and old villages.
    We have wifi.
    No smoking please

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can also teach you some Parelli natural horsemanship skills with our horses.
    We really love our animals so they live in the house with us. The cats and dogs ofcourse! So if you come and stay with us you must also like cats and dogs!As the cats will probably go and sit on your lap!
    We are a relaxed family and like to enjoy life. We also love our siesta!

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    We would like help with putting up a new fence for the horses. And to clear out the wood and cut down some dead trees. Then chopping up the trees for firewood.
    Some of the fences also need painting. And to repair some our stone walls. And general maintenance.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We can offer a gite with a big bedroom with two beds. A seperate bathroom with shower and toilet and a livingroom with an open small kitchen. There is a small television in the gite with english channels. We offer 3 meals a day with the family. There is also Wifi .

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in the counrtyside and it is very rural. The nearest town Confolens is 15 min away by car. There is a moutainbike trail next to the farm and we have bikes that can be used (not mountain bikes) . We also have a small swimmingpool and in the summer months there is a big swimmingpool in the village Brillac . Which is near enough to us. 25 min walk or a 10 min bike ride.

    The nearest village is 5 min away by car and it has a baker, small store and a farmacy.
    There are lots of fantastic lakes and beautifull Chateaux in this area. And nicely preserved Roman Baths. There is also the famous Limoges porselain museum .
    Limoges and Angouleme are 1 hour away by car
    A leisure park is one hour by car.
    The airport = 1 hour by car
    Supermarket= 15 min
    Doctor= 10 min

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4 hours

Host ref number: 981275953714