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Learn English and have fun in the Corbières with Nikki and Gary

We are a large British family who have lived in France since 2004. We have been welcoming students into our home and teaching English for over 20 years. We have 5 children, 3 have left home now and live in other parts of France. When not teaching English, Gary is a consultant in designing Natural Swimming Ponds and loves the outdoors. Nikki is a freelance author and copy-editor and enjoys reading, walking and swimming. James is 22 and works online as a Social Media Operations Manager with his older brother Matthew. Matthew is 34 and Luc is 19 and both are currently travelling and working remotely in India. Francesca is 16 and loves ice skating, the beach, making jewelry, and spending time with friends.

  • Houseold:
  • Nikki (Mother )
  • Gary (Father )
  • James (Child • 22 ans)
  • Francesca (Child • 16 ans)
Max number of hosts at the same time:
10 people
  • Accept:
  • 18-25 years old (girl - boy)
  • Adult (woman - man)
  • Senior (woman - man)
  • Couple
  • Groups and families

We have a large property. The 2nd floor apartment is 4 bedrooms (Sleeps 8) and is rented to families during the summer. We have a twin room in our living space on the 1st floor that can accommodate 2 students when the 2nd floor apartment is rented. We are open to hosting groups or families in the 2nd floor apartment when it's available.

There may be a family in the 2nd floor apartment during their stay of any nationality (usually English speaking), but they are completely independent from us.

Proposed activities:

A typical day with us

After breakfast, the morning will be spent on 2 - 3 hours of lessons (depending on requirements). The lessons are tailored to each student's needs. Lunch is at mid-day and the afternoons are spent doing activities either around the home - swimming in the river that runs along the bottom of our garden, walking in the beautiful countryside around our home, playing games) and there will be at least 2 excursions outside the home - for example a visit to a local beach, Narbonne, African Safari at Sigean, Terra Vinea at Portel-des-Corbieres, Abbaye de Frontfroide, bowling, etc. After the evening meal, most evenings we play card and board games which are a fun way to improve the student's listening and speaking skills.

  • Single room
  • Pets and animals:
    2 dogs who don't live in the main house
  • Nearest public transport stop:

Paid options organized by the family

  • Language lessons
  • Lessons at home
  • Paid activities
  • Ice Skating (in the winter months)
  • Bowling
  • Terra Vinea museum/mine
  • African Safari Sigean
  • Airport or station pick-up
  • Narbonne Station
  • Carcassonne or Beziers Airport
  • Toulouse Blagnac Airport

Comments of previous guests


Great experience!

  • 5/5
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  • Feng
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  • on Nov 14, 2023

An amazing family! I really enjoyed my stay with Nikki's, they are all warm, easy going and accommodating. Gary takes the lessons very seriously, he is kind and patient. I even learned some cooking techniques from him :-) They took me to nice places; we played cards after dinner; had nice conversations... full immersion!


Really very very very good

  • 5/5
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  • Florent
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  • on Jul 30, 2023

J'ai adoré mon séjour chez eux, une famille super, je n'ai pas pu voir Nikki mais heureusement Gary et Francesca était là !!! Je recommande vraiment merci pour tout. Thank you very much


Très bon Séjour !

  • 5/5
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  • Emeline
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  • on Nov 16, 2022

Notre fils de 13 ans a passé 2 semaines chez Gary et Nikki; il a été enchanté de son séjour. Gary et Nikki ont été très accueillants et ont pu faire profiter de leur langue maternelle à notre fils, au travers de leur quotidien et d'activités. Séjour à recommander !

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