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Port Sainte Foy
All Year: July to September
Area (ha): 5
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 81781
Country: France

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Last Updated: July 22, 2019

Hi,

We are Toby (41) from the UK and Ania (31) from Poland, a young couple with a 2 year old daughter, Sarah.

We are slowly bringing back to life a beautiful old french farm which was previously renovated into a 16 bedroom hotel by my father back in 1990, the house is in the rural countryside of the Dordogne, a very peaceful area with lots of sun and beautiful wildlife.

Located in the centre of the French wine region in-between Bergerac and St Emillion. 60km from Bordeaux.

The house also has a sports complex with squash courts and gym. This year we are working hard to reopen the squash to the public and would be very grateful for some help, we have done most of the renovation work the past few years ourselves but it does feel never ending and a little help would be appreciated to help us push forward a bit quicker.

We used helpx last winter and we had a good experience, so we would like a bit more help this summer.

If you are good with your hands & happy to get involved, this will be great, if you have experience with painting and construction that will be even better.

We have a nice room for you in the main house with a nice view over the garden and with TV, Kettle for Tea & Coffee, Wi-Fi and ensuite toilet/shower room.

In return for your help we provide you with a nice place to stay, fresh vegetarian food (we are both vegetarians) & drink throughout the day to keep you warm/cool and energised. We like to drink socially on the weekends and wind down with a bit of music and good conversation. We love food from all over the world so if we are lucky may be you will show us some nice dishes from where you are from.

If you could help just 4 hours a day six days a week for a week or two, or a little longer if it is working out for us and you wanted to stay.

A little help from you would get us moving along a lot faster.

We would be happy to host you from July onwards, let us know when suits you?

So, if you fancy a bit of a working holiday in the Dordogne send us a message. Its a very beautiful part of France.

You would benefit from bringing a car, but if you don't have one you can walk to the town which is about 4km, approximately a 30 minute walk. There is a train station in the town (Sainte Foy La Grande). Additionally we have a couple of bicycles which you could borrow.

We will do our best to show you around when we have some spare time. We are very busy at the moment so it is good if your are independent and can entertain yourself at times. Maybe a couple would be better suited so you don't get bored, but if you are single that would work too.

We would be very grateful if your up for lending a hand, please get in touch.

We would be very happy to answer any questions you have. We speak, English, French and Polish.

Thanks for reading our post. We hope to hear from you. Speak to you soon.

Toby, Ania and Sarah

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