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We an British family who have been living in the heart of the Loire Valley since 2007. Jon is originally from Worcestershire and Alison Derbyshire. Our daughter Ruby (7) was born in nearby Saumur.
We have a large garden and two houses to keep up to date and in the early Spring we need help with general maintenance and gardening. We only take couples and expect them to be relatively independent. We envisage a maximum of 5 hours per day, 5 days a week.
Our passion is cycling and in the summer we run cycling holidays for guests from all over the world. If you're keen, we have a range of bikes you can use to explore our region in your free time.
We'll make sure you feel part of the family while you're with us. If we're heading to the markets or local towns you're welcome to join us for the ride.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We speak French and English - so a chance to improve your language skills. A chance to cycle in this fantastic area and discover the Chateaux, vineyards and markets that are within easy reach. Alison is always practicing new meals on guests so there is a chance to pick up some cooking skills if you want to help out in the kitchen at meal times.
The help is with gardening, exterior and interior painting.
Couples have a double bedroom with private bathroom/shower room in a separate and fully renovated farmhouse. The farmhouse also has a living room and kitchen. We'll take evening meals together and food will be provided for breakfast and lunches. The farmhouse also has a washing machine that you are free to use.
The village of Parcay les Pins is a ten minute cycle ride away and has a bar/restaurant, boulangerie, shop and post office. The nearest large towns are Bourgueil and Saumur - 26kms away. We always head to Bourgueil market on a Tuesday and Saumur on a Saturday - you're welcome to hitch a ride!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week