Help in a medieval priory with garden and general maintenance in Pressigny, France

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  • Activité récente: 9 mai 2024



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  • Description



    In 2017 we bought a beautiful mediaeval priory that started life in the thirteenth or fourteenth century as a fortified house. It has stunning high ceilings and stone interior walls and is full of history, with hidden passages so we are told, a stone spiral staircase, a later, fifteenth century tower and a gite in the garden where I live when it is rented out.

    We are doing bed and breakfast and letting the house and the tower.

    We live in a small rural village. The nearest shop is 5km away. We have bikes for exploring, there are fantastic walks and the scenery is beautiful. If you want brilliant, exciting nightlife, this is not the spot to find it, If you love walking, beautiful countryside, stunning mediaeval towns and villages, roman bridges, beautiful rivers and the chance to visit the Loire chateux, La Rochelle, Poiters and other nearby towns, if you like hunting for bargains at Emmaus and enjoy the culinary delights of France, whilst being immersed in English, this could be the spot for you!

    We need general help in the gite garden and in the gite. I have help in the house and tower weekly with the cleaning and gardening. You would be here to help with gardening in my garden, helping me to create a potager for family use and with cleaning, sewing and painting in the gite. I also need someone who is skilled in stonework to help rebuiild a small building in the gite garden. I have had long covid and get very tired and at the moment I'm really in need of someone who loves housekeeping to help me get the gite cleaned and to help keep the place immaculate. If you love cooking and preserving, all the better. I really need a very enthusiastic helper to help an exhausted person just at the moment. The weather here is often beautiful in October and I am keeping the pool heated until the end of the month...which you can use!

    I am a qualified TEFL teacher and in return for your help, if you want to improve your English, will help you to do so, in everyday conversation and lessons in your spare time.

    We are very happy to have two friends or a couple and I love having workaways, learning about our visitors and their lives. Several of our past workaways have remained very good friends and either the children have been to visit them or I have, in their home countries. Some even come back for holidays!

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Bricolage et construction
    Cuisine/repas pour la famille
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
    Aide informatique/internet
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    In the heart of France, you can enjoy the weather, be immersed in English (our neighbours are English too!), enjoy the fantastic local food, explore the area but learn about England at the same time. The best of both worlds. England and France in one package!!

  • Aide


    I need help to get organised, help in the garden and generally be willing and able to give a hand, especially with housekeeping at the moment.

    In exchange for your help, I will work hard with you on your English if you want to improve it.

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Intermédiaire

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    My degree is in English language and I am a qualified TEFL teacher.

  • Hébergement


    You will have a room with a double bed and a chest of drawers, or wardrobe, possibly ensuite.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We would expect you to join in as one of the family and muck in with general family life....including keeping the place tidy and helping with the dishwasher and washing up.

    I have bikes you can use. There is no public transport to and from the vullage, but you can come out with me and I will take you to see the local sites on days off when its possible.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Cet hôte a indiqué qu’il aimait accueillir les digital nomads.

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    Cet hôte a de la place pour les vans.

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

N° de référence hôte : 779839354993

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