Help with Gardening in a beautiful 18th Century Chateau in the French Pyrenees

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Francia

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Hello! We are a friendly, creative, fun, well travelled male couple who own a beautiful 18th Century Chateau in the French Pyrenees, 50 minutes South of Toulouse, "the Pink City", 30 minutes from the Spanish border & just 10 minutes from the nearest large town of St-Gaudens with its shops, market, amenities & train station.

    Our home is set on a hilltop in 10 acres of stunning, grown gardens with gorgeous views of the Pyrenees & the valley below. Bringing the house and grounds back to their original splendor has been a labour of love & we are happy to share such beauty with others.

    We have a tubby cat, hens, Koi Carp & even a pair of swans to share our home with us.
    The garden is full of English roses, flower borders, rare & exotic plants, herb & vegetable gardens, a large pond, a bamboo forest & woodland. We also have a lovely swimming pool & an art studio.

    The area is very rural & pretty much unchanged by modern life; it's a wonderful place to meet French folks & learn about rural life, enjoy nature, go walking, mountain hiking, cycling (we are often on the Tour de France route), water rafting, skiing in Winter, do some speleology, drink coffee & buy locally sourced, organic produce in the local farmers market in the charming village of Aspet, learn about gardening & even pop into Spain for some tapas!
    We are at the edge of a hamlet and therefore it's very quiet and private.

    We can offer Workawayers comfortable accommodation in our very private, detached, fully fitted, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom Cottage near the pool.

    We are looking for people with good gardening experience to help us look after the grounds, vegetable garden & woodland, as well as people with DIY experience to help with maintenance chores & larger jobs whenever possible.

    We speak English, French, Italian, Thai & Chinese so there's scope for cultural and language exchange. We are also very knowledgeable about plants, so there will be plenty of opportunities for discussing plants, garden design etc. The sky is the limit!

    We have 2 bicycles you can borrow and we can pick you up from the local train station at St-Gaudens, which has many daily trains from/to Toulouse. We are also happy to drive you to the local market in Aspet or take you with us to the larger town of St-Gaudens when we go shopping a couple of times a week.

    We are great cooks and shall provide you with meals as well, of course.

  • Tipo de ayuda

    Tipo de ayuda

    Jardinería
    Construcción
    Mantenimiento / bricolage
    Cocinar / compras
    Otra
    Ayuda en casa
    Ayuda con animales
    Ayuda con idiomas
    Projecto artístico
    Ayuda informática / Internet

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We speak English, Chinese dialect, French, Italian and a little Spanish, so there's scope for cultural and language exchange. We are also very knowledgeable about plants, so there will be plenty of opportunities for discussing plants, garden design, landscaping, treatments, foraging etc. The sky is the limit!

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We are looking for people with gardening experience to help us look after the grounds, vegetable garden & woodland; we are also looking for people with DIY/building/plumbing experience to help with maintenance & larger jobs when possible, such as sanding and painting shutters, repairing fences, leaking taps, repairing outer walls etc.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Idiomas hablados

    English, French, Italian

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    Lovely detached, 2 bedrooms 1 Bathroom Garden Cottage with central heating, kitchen and patio located near the swimming pool and surrounded by luscious gardens.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Meet rural French folks, go to local farmers markets, attend village fetes, enjoy nature, go walking, mountain hiking, cycling (we are often on the Tour de France route), water rafting, skiing in Winter, do some speleology, foraging, speleology...

    Nearest station 10 mins away & trains take around 50 mins to Toulouse.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

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

The garden is beautiful even in Winter!
A romantic corner of the garden
Flowering season
Ready for lunch al fresco under the old trees
The larger bedroom in the Cottage
Dawn breaking in the valley below
The Bathroom in the Cottage
The large Bathroom in the Cottage
The Cottage kitchen
The Cottage living room
One of the Workawayers' Bedrooms
Our sweet Garden Cottage
Our lovely pussycat in front of the house
Relaxing by the pond watching the swans
This is us!

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 122345679442