Animal lover to help us with gardening, house and DIY projects in Saint-Quentin-de-Blavou, France



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    There are just the 2 of us (Neil and Debra -late 50's), Debra's elderly father and 5 dogs (2 small, 1 medium and 2 VERY BIG- they are all friendly, not aggressive but do like to be greeted and fussed). We have a 30 hectare stud farm in the Perch National Park (lots of walks/cycling tracks if you have a bike and swimming lakes). We have an employee who helps with the horses and we work full time on the stud- unless you have experience with horses, you will not be able to work with them but you will be very welcome to watch and interact under supervision. We are about 5km from a village with very good amenities - bars, supermarkets, banks, bakers, butchers, tabac, garages, library and inland beach. Ideal for people wanting peace and quiet, beautiful scenery (perhaps painting?) animal lover but not too far from civilisation! We can offer a private en-suite bedroom. This is non-smoking house but you welcome to smoke outside. We breed horses but there is no riding here. During the summer, we like to relax as our winters are very physically demanding. We enjoy cooking a wide variety of dishes and special diets can be catered for. WIFI and Britsh TV. There is always something going on and Neil would appreciate a spare pair of hands eg since my father moved in, we'd like to build a dog proof garden fence so the dogs can have more freedom. lawn mowing (ride-on mower), light gardening (we are making a minimum maintenance garden) and help with housework. A general alrounder with a GSH and ability to be independant would be great - we are not asking for experts and happy to teach whatever we've learned over the years. We both speak reasonable French and happy to teach English. All work is planned around the weather; for example, we won't ask for gardening when the ground is dry/drought conditions. We are flexible but will expect guests to respect our routine - for example, we get up at 06.00 everyday; we don't expect guests to get up that early but when we have our break, we like a bit of peace and quiet :). Finally, our farm is our livelyhood and comes first in all situations - if we have a sick animal, that will take priority over dinner!

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Compañía para ancianos
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We really enjoy food/cooking and have a wide repertoire - happy to teach some cooking and English language. Neil is happy to teach DIY. Lots of horse/dog opportunties (not riding). We are a British family but have hosted a wide range of people eg, Taiwan, French, American, Belgian, Japanese, Spanish. When our son was younger, for many years we also hosted French children who wanted to learn English.

  • Ayuda


    Friendly personality. Ride-on mower/strimmer. Animal lover. Light gardening. Horse handling but this is not essential. Can use a hammer. DIY- maintenance. Willing to teach but must be motivated/interested.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento


    private en-suite bedroom, all meals provided (continental breakfast, sandwich/fruit lunch and cooked evening meal). Shared lounge with TV and lovely garden to sit in.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    walking/cycling. Bus is available about a 1 1/2 km walk. Historic towns a bus ride away. This is a very quiet, rural setting so no good for those wanting a nightlife! No smoking in house. We don't really have house rules but would expect a considerate guest.

  • 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

    we have lots of space for motorhomes or even tents.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

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

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 419979896997