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Samatan
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 17163
Country: France

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Last Updated: November 3, 2018

We have lived here for 16 years and love to share it with others. Our house is a 12th century watchtower with stunning views and surrounded by fields, meadows and woods. Our land is lent to a couple who use it for their rescue horses and for training and flying their falcon.
We can give you self-contained accommodation up at the top of the tower, with its own roof terrace, or, in summer, a self-contained open-plan cottage with a lovely south-facing deck.
We need some-one with general building skills, and if you have experience with lime mortar/render, so much the better. Ideally you would come here in late April/early May once the weather has cheered up, and stay for at least 4 weeks.
We are happy for you to be self-catering as we tend to eat at lunch time which doesn't suit many Helpexers! But I can cook for you too - or you are welcome to join in with us - we are not vegetarian.
We have 3 dogs who love to play and be taken on walks. The area is quiet but Toulouse, Spain and the mountains are not far away. We are not near shops (about 10 miles to the nearest town with shops) but the markets here are great, and there's usually something going on at the weekends in the summer.


reviews (7)
Helper: Avis Brien Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 22, 2019
Invited x2 this year to Rosie and Petes, not forgetting ginny .daisy and izzy... view complete review

Helper: Debbie Hall Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: January 21, 2019
I have been to over forty different helpx places and I can honestly say these... view complete review

Helper: Teddy Angert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 20, 2018
This was my first HelpX experience and it could not have gone better. Rosie a... view complete review

Helper: Carmen and Peter Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: June 29, 2018
We always wanted to experience staying in an old French villa or chateau. Al... view complete review

Helper: Pamela and Christopher Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: December 7, 2016
Rosie and Pete are super hosts, friendly, generous and very welcoming. We sta... view complete review

Helper: Carol-Ann Torrie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: October 11, 2016
I had the greatest pleasure to be invited back to stay at La Tour in July 201... view complete review

Helper: Justin Magro Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: August 29, 2016
I spent a wonderful week with Rosie and Pete at their medieval tower ... view complete review

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