Come and enjoy restoring old chateau buildings and gardens in Sariac-Magnoac, south west France

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    13/10/2021

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  • Descripción

    Descripción

    Hello!

    We are a couple of ex-teachers originally from the UK, with 2 lovely lively lurchers and one elderly mum, living in a small village in the Hautes Pyrenees - Sariac-Magnoac - just over the border from Gers. We recently moved into the local chateau - although the castle itself was taken down some centuries ago, we are left with a collection of old buildings including a pigeonnier, two large vaulted rooms and even a large chapel.

    We both worked with disadvantaged children and young people with special needs in the UK, so we have a real interest in the area of mental health and wellbeing. Eventually, our aim is to offer a relaxing and welcoming space for families and young people dealing with mental health difficulties or SEND.

    We offer a relaxed and fun place to stay, with plenty of variety in a quiet rural setting.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Compañía para ancianos
    Jardinería
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We offer a relaxed village life, living the way we do. We are French-speaking and can offer language lessons (if you like!) as well as wonderful views of the countryside, including the Pyrenees themselves.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda

    Ayuda

    We have 8 acres of land split into several fields and a lovely woodland garden, as well as a very overgrown path down to the river Gers. We are looking for help with cutting back overgrown areas: weeding, mowing, digging and planting. We have machines to help (strimmer/brush cutter/ride-on mower/tractor etc) but need outdoor lovers to help us with this part of our project.

    We also want to develop some areas into spaces for relaxation - eg a sensory garden, rose garden etc - so we would welcome people with an interest in these kinds of project too.

    You will be helping alongside us while we do the work - we will ask you for some strong help but we won't ask you to do anything we would not be doing ourselves.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Alemán: Intermedio

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  • Alojamiento

    Alojamiento

    We can offer a double, twin or single room with private bathroom in our recently renovated house. Kitchen and living room facilities are shared and we have a lovely outdoor terrace and garden with great views for when the weather is good.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We love travelling ourselves, Howard loves his motorbike trips and will be looking forward to going out on rides to discover more about the local area, whilst Ali has visited many countries and speaks several languages.

    Our village is small but very international and very friendly. Many of the villagers have lived there all their lives and remember the chateau from their childhood. Everyone we have met has been excited at the thought of it being restored back to life as it is a bit neglected and unloved.

    Sariac-Magnoac is a wonderful place to explore the local area, including Gers and the Hautes Pyrenees. There is a small local market on Saturdays in Castelnau-Magnoac (7 mins away) as well as a beautiful lake for swimming etc. Further afield, there are several more lakes for water sports, plenty of beautiful old towns and lovely countryside for walking.

    We are 1h 15 from Toulouse, 3 hours from Bordeaux and 30 mins from the foothills of the Pyrenees - for the skiers, we are 1h 20 from the nearest ski resort. So plenty to do including mountain-biking, parachuting, climbing, watersports, hiking, skiing etc.

  • 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

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We have fibre internet on site which means that we have excellent wifi.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We have several fields available to park a van if necessary and all facilities available in the main house.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    We can accept well-behaved dogs (but please note we have 2 dogs ourselves!).

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

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    Horas esperadas

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

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Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

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Número de referencia de anfitrión: 266892212626