We are living in an old family manor, in the Loire Valley, near Saumur, mid road beetwen Tours and Angers - Our proprety is in the middle of 10 hectares with a very large pool !
We are a couple : Ines 60 and Bertrand 72, living alone.
We have 4 children and 5 grand children, living in Paris, Grenoble and Innsbruck (Austria).
We have horses, dog, cat and chicken...
We are looking for a workawayer to help us in the maitenance of the manor as we rent it as a gite and/or guest house.
We will be very happy to share these possibilities with a workawayer (above 18, male or female, English speaking) adaptable able to enjoy a lot of situations = this person will learn French of course, some historical notions (Anjou is a former part of the United Kingdom…), cooking, gardening, and taking care of an old manor… Both Inès & Bertrand are pleasant and funny people !
Cocinar para toda la familia
Cuidado de animales
Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
Our aim : to preserve the spirit and friendly atmosphere of the manor. Get a taste of the mild climate and genteel setting of the Loire Valley near Angers and within a few minutes of Saumur. The area is really worth discovering, and the atmosphere of a real family home will be a warm welcome for you and your fellow travelers. For a stay you’ll really enjoy, we are pleased to provide accommodations in our guestrooms or the gîte apartment for one night, a weekend, a week or longer. Whether you’re traveling solo, as a couple, with your family or a group of friends (up to 20), you can choose the formula that works best for you - guestrooms or gîte apartment). You can even bring your horse on vacation with you! What is there to do for fun here? Make the most of the moment, play pétanque, badminton, feed bread to the horses, curl up near the fireplace with a good book, go for a swim in the pool in summer, have a good time with your friends, be together. Our vast grounds means everyone can feel free to make the most of the various areas of the manor and grounds, while respecting others. The keyword is good cheer!
En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.
Help us on an everyday schedule = some days very busy and some days very relax.
For gardening, simple work such as lawn mowing, pruning roses, raking, maintaining fruits and vegetables.
For cooking and cleaning, simple tasks like helping with the preparation and cooking of dishes and like helping to make the beds and housekeeping (vacuuming and moping)
For web and internet, help with maintenance.
A separate room inside the manor with all commodities (private shower and wc) - you will share our fooding and we will take care of you and your food specific
A cultural stay stay.
The Loire Valley, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage area, is dotted with exceptional touristic sites and routes, including châteaux and vineyards, not far from us. Other possible visits around the area (between 15 minutes to one hour away by the French autoroute) include:
-> The town of Saumur, the Parc Maupassant de Bois Savary, the Ecole
-> Nationale d'Equitation and Le Cadre Noir; L'Abbaye de Fontevraud and
-> the site of Candes-Saint-Martin & Montsoreau; The city of Angers and
-> the Château du Roi René with its Apocalypse Tapestry; The town of
-> Chinon and the gardens of Villandry Castle; All the Loire Valley
-> castles, from Chambord to Chenonceau via Cheverny, Amboise, Chaumont-sur-Loire and its gardens, Azay le Rideau, Villandry, etc.; The castles very near Saumur, such as Montreuil-Bellay, Brézé, Baugé, Brissac, etc.
-> The troglodyte villages along the Loire with their typical
-> restaurants, including Turquant; The zoos at Doué la Fontaine and La
-> Flèche; Museums of all kinds, from the miniature park of castles to the army tank museum!
-> The many festivals and concerts in summer; And thousands more places
-> to discover, including...
The “enjoy nature” stay
For those who love walking in fully natural settings, there are lots of choices. Right at the door of the manor are the Vernantes woods, offering easy, quiet paths for discovering the woods. With a bit of luck and attention, you just may come across male roe deer, does and their offspring. Depending on the season, the woods offer many landscapes and an abundance of things to pick (wild berries, blackberries, mushrooms, etc). Beyond here, towards the southern part of the region of Saumur, the banks of the Loire and the vineyards of Anjou, Saumur, Saumur-Champigny, Bourgueil, Aubance and Savennières offer wonderful, surprising outings. A bit further, toward Angers, is Terra Botanica theme park – a magnificent discovery! Of course, in this countryside of vegetable gardens, all produce can be purchased either directly from farms or at local farmers’ markets (Saturday morning right in the center of Saumur, Thursday morning in Saint Lambert or Longué).
A sports-filled stay.
Say Saumur, and that means horses! Riders of every level will find all they need to satisfy their passion for horses and riding. Guests can bring their horses with them. L'Ecole Nationale d'Equitation and Le Cadre Noir open their doors for guided visits and unforgettable performances. Riding clubs (horses, ponies) are numerous and of excellent quality. Those who love sports can swim in the pool, canoe or kayak on the Loire River (at Saumur, Candes-Saint-Martin and Montsoreau, Montreuil Bellay), play golf, ride bikes, take rides in a hot air balloon, do motorized paragliding, etc., and can even play the game of “pétanque” in the alley of linden trees!
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week