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Meet your host family: Marlene in United Kingdom

Homestay at Marlene and Ray's

We welcome you to our home. We live on the outskirts of the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands, and only 30 minutes by car away from the City centre of Birmingham. We also live quite close to Birmingham International Airport.
We offer a varied and international cuisine, and we enjoy having our guests join us for lunch / dinner, where we can also have a pleasant conversation and relax shortly after our meals. Guests help themselves to breakfast usually and if they are busy going out during the day we can offer them a packed lunch. It is always a warm meal for the dinner. You can find out more about us, the house and the environment once you contact us for further information.

  • Houseold:
  • Marlene (Partner )
  • Ray (Partner )
Max number of hosts at the same time:
3 people
  • Accept:
  • 18-25 years old (girl - boy)
  • Adults (woman - man)

We have two spare bedrooms available for our guests. One room is a single room for one person, while the other room has a single bed and a sofa bed, also suitable for one person. The shower and toilet facilities are shared among guests, while the host parents have their own bathroom. Additionally, there is a spare toilet downstairs. The host family will provide towels for guests.

Just in case it so happens that there are two guests who speak the same language, the host family always insists that English should be spoken when in the company of others who do not understand their language. We do our very best to have no other guests of the same nationality, but that may happen sometimes on some exceptional occasion. This can often be discussed in advance between the guest and host before a booking is done if the guest wishes to inquire about it.

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A typical day with us

When we welcome young guests, normally around 18 years of age, we start by showing them around the house and their room, of course. We tell them the set up and times of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We are always ready to answer any questions they ask, whether it is on their first day or through their entire stay. If any guest requires some help with their English, I can offer some English tuition as I am qualified as an EFL teacher for the English language with over 20 years of experience.

Some students may wish to go on a tour to visit other towns with their host family, and for that, we can make some arrangements. They can, of course, go on their own, as an over 18-year-old, and we can give them instructions on how and where they can get transport to places they want to visit. Adult guests over 20 years and over are also welcome to stay in our house. We are always happy to get to know people from all over the world! It is a very enriching way of life, always learning about other countries and their culture! Please come, and also make our guest book more interesting! (we are now in our 5th guest book!) We welcome you! Marlene and Ray

  • Single room
  • Pets and animals:
    two tortoises
  • Nearest public transport stop:
    Less than one minute

Paid options organized by the family

If adult guests wish to come to our house directly, they would advise us of the approximate time of their arrival (we are about 25 minutes away from Birmingham International Airport by car/taxi). If they arrive at New Street train station in Birmingham, it would also take them about 25 minutes to reach Sutton station by train, and then about 5 to 8 minutes by taxi to our house (your host family) on Springfield road. For any student under 18 years old, it would be recommended to arrange for pick up from the airport.

  • Language lessons
  • Lessons at home
  • Airport or station pick-up
  • Birmingham Airport
  • Sutton Coldfield train station

Comments of previous guests


Séjour studieux

  • 5/5
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  • Linda
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  • on Jul 4, 2023

Marlène et Ray sont des hôtes à la hauteur de ce qu'on attendait. Mon fils a progressé en anglais tout en étant dans un environnement bienveillant !


Séjour agréable

  • 5/5
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  • Katy
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  • on May 3, 2023

Nous avons passé 12 jours chez Ray et Marlene (ma fille de 13 ans et moi). Ils ne ménagent pas leurs efforts pour mettre leurs hôtes à l'aise... On se sent immédiatement bien chez eux. Nous y retournerons !


Excellent séjour

  • 5/5
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  • Maxime
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  • on Mar 26, 2023

Un séjour Avec Plein de souvenir et surtout permettant d'améliorer mon niveau d'anglais grâce à Marlene et Rey qui ont été très accueillant et ont au me mettre à l'aise dès Les premiers instants. JE RECOMMANDE

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