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St Martin Laguepie
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.5
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 23877
Country: France

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Last Updated: July 28, 2016

Update Summer 2016: Garden help needed late July/early August - trimming hedges, creating veggie plots and creating hardstanding.

In late 2013 we bought a property on the banks of the River Aveyron in the gorgeous Tarn region. It's relatively modern (built in the 1970's as a summer holiday home) but was in need of some conversion and improvement for all year occupation and an extension. All of this has now been achieved with the hard work of our wonderful helpers from near and far! Next to do is some tidying of the outside areas and the creation of a 'beach' area by the river. Your help would be required for 25/30 hours per week, please. General handyman skills would be fantastic but strong biceps and a 'can-do' attitude are all we really need. Gardening know-how would be great too.

During your stay with us you will live either with us in our house, in our ageing but cosy caravan or in our 3.5metre Yurt pitched at the end of our garden on the riverbank, where you can enjoy complete peace and quiet, apart from regular visits from Tara and Bella our two rescue dogs. There is a hot outside shower on the riverbank but you are welcome to use the inside showers too.

We know what HelpXing is all about. We acted as Helpers ourselves a few years ago - touring round the SW of France - that's how we found this lovely area. So, food will be plentiful, company convivial and we will not make unrealistic demands on you. We also like to agree an initial one week stay with a view to extending if all goes well and we have space.

We are in a very rural area - but happy to offer lifts into town when we go - or you can have use of our bikes (however, if you're looking for bright lights, bars and discos, this really isn't for you). We are located in the middle of a triangle of beautiful mediaeval towns - Cordes sur Ciel, Najac & Saint Antonin Noble Val with the birthplace of Toulouse-Lautrec, the "Pink City" of Albi, within an hour's drive. River swimming at the end of the garden and we have 2 canoe/kayaks and 2 mountain bikes which you are welcome to use.

Simon is handy at most DIY and also makes Yurts while Linda speaks pretty fluent French, and is a Holistic Therapist and Reiki practitioner. Both of us are happy to pass on our skills wherever possible. If you are a guitar or piano player we would love to hear you play our neglected instruments!

During your 'down time' the dogs will be happy to take you on long walks through the local countryside!

We look forward to hearing from you!!

Local Railway Station - Lexos (on the Toulouse - Figeac line)
Nearest Airport - Toulouse

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