Help with gardening and painting and a chance to explore a fantastic part of the Loire Valley full of Chateaux, vineyards and markets.

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France

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    18/01/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    *️️️️*️️️️*️️️️ COUPLES OR TWO FRIENDS TRAVELLING TOGETHER ONLY PLEASE*️️️️*️️️️*️️️️*️️️️

    Hi!

    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    The help is with gardening, exterior and interior painting.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English (Native), French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Accommodation is in a traditional Anjou farmhouse c. 1830
Next door is the barn conversion, our accommodation.
Us! - Ali, Jon and Ruby look forward to meeting you
Ali's keen to try out new dishes and doesn't mind a helping hand at mealtimes....
The farmhouse living room is great for end of day chilling in front of the fire
Plenty of room to spread out while you are with us
A farmhouse double bedroom with private bathroom
A twin room with private bathroom
Choose a cycle to explore the local beauty spots
Troglodyte caves at Turquant
Enjoying wine in the Bourgueil vineyards

Host ref number: 991622934292