Help a Swedish couple with their Romantic Chateau in the Loire, France

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Francia

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    13/10/2021

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Couples Only
    We are an easy going Swedish couple living in our beloved romantic Chateau in the north Loire with our Golden Retrievers Lisa and Rosa. We have three grown up kids who have left the nest and live in Sweden.
    We own and run an outdoor hard goods company . We manufacture and sell backpacks and paddle sports equipment, mainly kayaks, in more than 40 countries. The head office is in Sweden. We travel a lot and are away for a few days now and again. We are rarely away for more than one week at a time.

    We are reliable and relaxed. We love cooking, the outdoors and especially animals. Besides the golden's Lisa & Rosa, there is Ingrid the goat and a bunch of horses on the property. There are 15 hektars of gardens, parkland, woods and grazing land. The 19 century chateau with 4 towers with views over the surrounding hills, is about 2 km from two lovely little villages where you can hang out with the locals in the picturesque village bar.
    Being able to ride is NOT a requirement. But if you like horseback riding (and if you'r a good rider), this is your chance. You can ride as much as you want. We have 7 horses that beg to be ridden. You can ride our jumpers in the manege or take them for a hack. Or our two Argentinian criollos for some fun in the trails and woods. We also have a fun Spanish horse and some younger half bloods that are ready for new adventures.
    Besides riding there is lots of other fun stuff to do here.

    Richard is also a keen tennis player and takes every opportunity to play. We have a full sized, true lawn tennis court on the property. So if you play tennis, you will have daily opportunities to play.

    There is a car for our workawayers to use as you want. You can drive off on short and long excursions. If you want to go away for a couple of days, the car is yours!

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    The area is rural France at its best and there is a little car at your disposal. Get to know local produce, pick up some French and local culture. The area is absolutely stunning country land with rolling hills, beautiful forests and the gentle Mayenne river flowing nearby. While there are very few tourists around, there are many things to see and explore. And if you like wine, this is the place to get to know the local, little known and extremely affordable magnificent Saumur and Anjou wines. This is genuine France with all the trimmings but without the hype.
    Paris is just over an hour away by train and the lovely town of Laval with everything you need, only 15 km away.
    If you like riding and are good rider you will have a great time. You can ride our horses as much as you want.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    Riding skills are not required. We require couples as it is a remote location , as we do travel we feel it's a safety issue not to be alone while holding the fort. Also, it can get lonely by yourself. We prefer if you can stay at least 1 month, possibly more.

    We don't run a business here.

    One task is to help out with the horses. Especially when we travel you need to check on them, feed them and sometimes, when the weather is bad, put some of them in the stables for the night. They mainly stay outdoors through. There is also gardening and yard work. Cutting grass, tending to bushes and trees, flower beds, moving some scrap and wood around. We also need help with fences that might need your attention. And then there is the lawn tennis court which needs a cut a couple of times a week and some other tending to.
    When we travel, Lisa and Rosa, the dogs, needs your love and supervision.
    If you are handy, or even better, have building skills there are lots of things to fix. Like doors, windows etc etc. If so that takes priority. Its great to get help repairing the buildings, machines and so on.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Swedish: Fluido

  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    There is your very own, secluded very comfortable, newly renovated one bedroom farmhouse on the other side of the property waiting for you! The living room is spacious and has a big fireplace and a large, fully equipped kitchenette. Full privacy and comfort.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    The area is absolutely stunning country land with rolling hills, beautiful forests and the gentle Mayenne river flowing nearby. While there are very few tourists around, there are many things to see and explore. And if you like wine, this is the place to get to know the local little known and extremely affordable magnificent Saumur and Anjou wines. This is genuine France with all the trimmings but without the hype.
    Paris is just over an hour away by train and the lovely town of Laval with everything you need, only 15 km away.
    We have a beautiful swimming pool, riding manege, bikes and kayaks for recreation.
    If you like horseback riding (and if your a good rider), this is your chance. You can ride as much as you want. We have 10 horses that beg to be ridden. You can ride our jumpers in the manege or take them for a hack. Or our Argentinain creolos for some fun in the woods. We also have a fun Spanish horse and some younger half bloods that are ready for new adventures.

  • 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

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Any size

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Dogs

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Dos

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    Horas esperadas

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 221764193599