Hello there! My husband and I live with our 2 cats in the future spa town of Saint Jean D'Angely in the sunny Charente Maritime. Our children are all grown up with families of their own. We have hosted students previously aged between 12 and 49. We would love to hear from you whether you just require accommodation and meals, because you will be attending local schools during the day, or perhaps you just want to immerse yourself in an English household for your entire stay with us. We are not teachers but if you wish to have informal lessons with us during your stay, we would be happy to provide short lessons to help improve your reading and comprehension skills.
We can provide 2 bedrooms - 1 double bed and 1 or 2 single beds, with shared use of the bathroom between the guests in your group.
We can collect 3 people from a local railway station for free, however there will be an additional cost for petrol to collect you from an airport. If you are bringing your own car there is plenty of secure parking at our home.
If you are staying here alone, there will be no other guests staying here of the same nationality. Of course if ou are travelling with another person, there will obviously be another native speaker.
You can wake up when you are ready and eat breakfast with us. This will depend on whether you are attending summer school or whether you are just spending all your time with us. We have a lovely wild garden which we are improving all the time. During the months of May and September we have a swimming pool which you can use. This is not heated, so it does depend on the time of year and the temperature. It is possible to walk to all the shops in our town in just under 15 minutes. In the Summer months there is a lot to hear in the town with all the musical bands. We love music and often visit local events or listen to music at home. We also like to cook, especially cookies. We do not cook very fancy meals, but very tasty all the same. The beach is 45 minutes from us, which we enjoy visiting throughout the year. If you stay with us you will have your own bedroom and sole use of a bathroom. The bed in your room is a double and we also have another double bedroom if you are booking for another person at the same time. We can wash clothes for you, but you will have to do your own ironing. All towels and bed linen is provided and all meals are included in the cost of your stay. This can be discussed before you book, so please ask any questions before you book. Although we are meat eaters, we are very happy to eat vegetarian meals during your stay if necessary. Smoking and vaping is not permitted inside the house. All guests must observe peace and quiet after 10pm. Mobile phones on silent between 10pm and 8am.
Please note that a negative COVID test result must be forwarded to us the day before your arrival.
From 500 € / week