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

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  • Description

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    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.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Projets artistiques
    Pratique d’une langue
    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique / avec Internet

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    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!

  • Aide

    Aide

    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.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Courant
    Italien: Courant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il souhaitait faire partager sa propre langue ou en apprendre une nouvelle.
    Contactez-le pour en savoir plus.

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

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

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    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.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    There's a large field behind the barns with its own access. there's a bathroom not far

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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



N° de référence hôte : 122345679442