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Meet your host family: Sharron in France

Welcome to the Charente Maritime at Sharron's house.

Hello there! My husband and I live with our 2 cats in 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 or employment during the day), or perhaps you just want to immerse yourself in an English household for your entire stay with us. We have 2 double bedrooms which share a bathroom. (We, the hosts have our own separate bathroom). It is possible to book a weekend stay if needed or a weekday stay of 3 or 4 days. We are not teachers so there will be no formal lessons with us during your stay, we are just here to help improve your reading, listening and comprehension skills and to gain confidence. We can only offer a maximum 6 night stay. Arrivals and departures to the house must take place between 10am and 12pm. If you wish to use the swimming pool at the leisure centre, boys must wear regulation swimming briefs and not shorts. Please note, that after 10 pm (22h) all phones must be on silent regardless of your age. This includes watching films or playing games on phones. All showers must be finished by 10 pm - these seem to be very strict or petty rules, but they are based on previous hosting experiences, where some guests start taking a shower at 11 pm or chatting or listening to music at midnight. This is unfair to other people who are living in the house. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Houseold:
  • Sharron (Mother )
  • Colin (Father )
Max number of hosts at the same time:
2 people
  • Accept:
  • 10-18 years old (girl)
  • 18-25 years old (girl)
  • Adults (woman)
  • Couples

We can provide 2 bedrooms - both have double beds, with shared use of a bathroom for the guests in your group. (As hosts, we have our own bathroom). As most of our students are under 18 years of age, bookings are generally on a Full Board basis. Students or adults over 18 who wish to stay on a Half Board basis and eat in town are free to do so, with prior notification. In this case there is a strict curfew of 10pm and we do not give house keys to students regardless of age. The student (or adult) must return by 10pm. We do not allow students to bring other people to the house. Smoking and vaping is strictly forbidden in the house or garden. We can collect you from Saint Jean D'angely 17400 railway station for free, as this is a local station or from the tolls (peage) if you are using Bla-Bla car. As per the charges shown on our profile, we charge 15€ per journey (each way) for collection from Saintes or Surgeres as these are not local. Please note we do not make airport collections. 6 nights maximum stay.

If you are staying here alone, there will be no other guests staying here of the same nationality. If you book for 2 students of the same nationality at the same time, the first statement would not apply because you have made that choice. We would encourage students to speak English between themselves, not just with the hosts.
If you are attending a school, college or work placement, please ask about our special rates for bed and breakfast and English chat as the pricing will be slightly different.
Maximum 6 nights stay - check in time by prior agreement.

Proposed activities:

Your English immersion experience :
A typical day with us

Breakfast is a "help yourself" affair - Cornflakes, yoghurt and toast, coffee, tea or juice. If you are attending summer school during the day, we can provide a packed lunch. An evening meal is provided, but there are also restaurants in town if you wish to make your own arrangements (18 year olds only). 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 you are visiting 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 and a good variety. 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. For avoidance of confusion, there are no single beds. We do not provide a laundry service. 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.
Please note that proof of Covid vaccine or a negative COVID test result must be forwarded to us the day before your arrival. Covid cases still occur in France and although we respect your views or beliefs, this is our stipulation to stay in our home and not negotiable. Home test kits are readily available.

  • Single room
  • Pets and animals:
  • Nearest public transport stop:
    15 minutes on foot

Paid options organized by the family

Many of our students have either arrived by coach, train or bla-bla car for part of their journey. We can collect you from Surgeres or Saintes railway station for a charge of 15€ each way 30 total)..
We have decided to no longer collect students from the airports, as this means we have a journey of 4 hours ( there and back).
The route national is close to the town, so some people can be dropped off at the Peage ( toll station). Tell your driver this is called "Aire de covoiturage de Saint Jean d'Angély" and we can collect you there at an arranged time.

  • Paid activities
  • Museum or gallery
  • Local music band including main meal and dessert
  • Leisure centre large pool and slides
  • Airport or station pick-up
  • Saint Jean D'Angely rail station
  • Saintes or Surgeres railway station
  • Peage (Toll) at Saint Jean D'Angely

Comments of previous guests


Wonderful stay !

  • 5/5
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  • Liza
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  • on Aug 20, 2023

Notre fille et son amie ont passé un excellent séjour auprès de Sharron et Colin ! Pratique intensive de l’anglais, dans des conditions idéales : encouragements, aide, bienveillance et humour. Sharron et Colin leur ont proposé de nombreuses visites, sorties et activités, elles sont revenues ravies de leur séjour. Une très bonne expérience, en tous points ! Thank you so much Sharron and Colin !


Une première expérience très intéressante !

  • 5/5
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  • Soazic
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  • on Jul 24, 2023

Ma fille Klervi de 14 ans 1/2 est restée une semaine chez Sharron et son mari et est revenue enchantée ! Le couple était plein de gentillesse et de bienveillance pour Klervi et sa copine. Ils les ont emmené au restaurant et ont fait des activités tous les jours. En plus, elles ont pu profiter de la piscine de la maison et la nourriture était excellente ! Klervi, qui est plutôt réservée, s'est sentit tout à fait à l'aise chez Sharron et Colin et a pu discuter en anglais toute cette semaine. Merci beaucoup pour cette belle semaine !

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