We are a French and a British guy who started a project to restore our old wine chateau and estate as a 'chambres d'hotes' with a focus on art and health. 5 years into the work, the chambres d'hotes are open and we are now concerned with developing the 'art' and 'health' sides, and communicating what we are offering.
We are also looking after the park - with its acres of lawns, oaks, olives, cedars, roses, fruit trees, a lily-pond, a swimming pool and a tennis court. The estate sits on a South-facing hillside, overlooking 30 hectares of vines and a quiet valley and our views stretch to the Black Mountain. We are at the heart of the Tarn's beautiful 'golden triangle' Gaillac - Cordes - Albi - with pretty medieval villages and bastides, great walking and biking country, and canoeing down the Aveyron in the gorges nearby - yet only minutes from the town of Gaillac, with its 40 minute train service to Toulouse. It is a really zen place to stay.
We love travel, art, tennis, walking, running, cooking the local foods, wines, music, old houses..... and we are looking for curious, open-minded singles to work with us.
Bricolage et projets de construction
Aide à la maison
Pratique d’une langue
Aide informatique / avec Internet
Ce projet peut impliquer des enfants. Pour en savoir plus, consultez nos directives et conseils ici.
Language exchanges: you may wish to improve your French (or English) & we are learning Spanish.
Hands-on experience of all aspects of running a country estate and a 'chambre d'hôtes' with a focus on art and healthy living.
Unique opportunities, over relaxed dinners, for meeting, discussion and networking with guests from every walk of life and from all parts of the world .
We are here full-time, so we are looking for someone with good humour, ideas and a cooperative approach to work with us on the many and varied tasks, physical and conceptual, of maintaining and improving the place and developing the future. Skills with computers, websites and new technology - plus a willingness to help us acquire those skills - would be particularly appreciated.
A native Spanish speaker would help us improve our language skills (and in exchange we can help improve your French or English).
In exchange for the usual "5 hours a day, 5 days a week of work plus some help with meals and cleaning", we offer a warm welcome, a stimulating environment and comfortable quiet non-smoking accommodation and 3 meals a day, of healthy, mainly local, food, plus lots of information about the things to do and see in our wonderful region.
Own quiet comfortable - no-smoking - room and shower-room
To see and to do in 'time off': swimming in our 12 x 5m pool (May to October), playing tennis on our hard-surface tennis court, jogging, walking or hiking in the vineyards and neighbouring woodlands or the Gresigne forest. Lots of wine-tasting nearby. Ideal countryside for cyclists at all levels (and a good local rental service). There is horse-riding available locally. On the Aveyron there is canoeing, with great views of the Gorge (30 minutes). The rich architectural, artistic and historic heritage includes churches, castles at Bruniquel, Penne and Najac, medieval hill-top ‘bastide’ villages (Castelnau de Montmiral, Cordes, Puycelsi) - this is Cathar country, and the amazing city of Albi (25 minutes by bus or train), with a vast cathedral, the magnificent Toulouse-Lautrec museum and a charming historic centre. The vibrant city of Toulouse (& airport) is just 35 minutes away by train - its the regional capital and France's second university town. Almost every season has local festivals featuring films, opera, books, music for every taste (check 'Rabastock', Cordes and 'Pause Guitar'...). Wonderful markets everywhere.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week