Due to a cancellation of the Nov-Jan housesitter we repost the availability for this period.
In 2006 we fell in love with a beautiful château in the French Loire Valley. It was love on first site. In the summer months (Mid June untill end of August) we run it as a high end B & B and out of season we go back to Belgium, where we live.
A house like this needs to be occupied for lots of reasons. At the moment we are looking for one couple that is interested to come and live and help out in the château from mid november untill end of januari If you want to apply for another period, please feel free.
This is not a job, you are not paid, you are guests in our château and we would like that at the end of your stay, the property is in the same condition as you entered. The rooms you occupied you keep the clean as it would be your own house.
However, you must understand that we care very much for our home and that we very much like to select an actif couple who are willing to do an extra effort keeping the property in excellent shape. Our property is big, so always lots of small jobs or little projects. (Mostly) gardening jobs (trimming hedges, and in particular :clearing lots of leaves with powerfull leafblower in october and november, …) . There is not much grass to cut because we have our grass robot mowers. You have to watch them and keep them running (not in wintertime) Do not be afraid, in the sumertime this job is done by our nanny. However, if you are a bit technical / construction skills, that is also a plus in certain periods of the year (chainsaw, hedgetrimmer, leafblower, whiper snipper, …).
This fall and winter we will also renovate 3 bathrooms. This is being done with a an external profesional tiler and plumer.
We are situated in the village of La Roche Posay. Known for its velvet source water and there is a production facility of the l’Oreal company who makes the world known skin products of La Roche Posay. The chateau is just a 5 minutes walk from town, 20 minutes by car from the Châtellerault train station (1h20 from Paris by TGV). There is very cheap car hire available, but you are required to produce an international driving license. There is also good public transport available.
There will be a room provided in the Chateau and there is of course free wifi. The kitchen is well equiped and has an induction stove.
Please apply for this unique housesit opportunity. Are you in for an adventure in France? We are always very excited when we are in the chateau and hopefully you will feel the same.
Please respond why you would like to come. If you have a video or references that is a plus (but not necessary). Tip: we never consider candidates who do not have pictures on their housecarers profile. Hope you understand.
Si are you up for a great Chateau experience. We are looking forward meeting you.
Alexander and Caroline