We are an English family of four living in the stunning countryside of rural France in the Dordogne region. We live in a small village with lots of amenities close by and our nearest town is Bergerac, just a 15 minute car ride away. We're surrounded by lots of historical bastide towns and have beautiful lakes on our door step.
We have two children and two pets. Our son, Oliver is 17 years old and our daughter Amelia is 15 years old. We have an adorable golden retriever called Tilly who is extremely calm and adores people. Our newest addition to the family is a cheeky kitten called Teddy.
I work at an English speaking international school, mainly supporting special needs students but also teaching lessons including English. My husband manages various properties including gites/holiday lets, taking care of any maintenance and bookings.
Oliver is studying his A levels and is actively involved in Bergerac Rugby club, whilst Amelia is doing her GCSE's and A levels, she also enjoys playing tennis for Bergerac Tennis club.
We start our days with a relaxed breakfast often incorporating fresh eggs from our 3 free range chickens (sometimes a typical full English breakfast). This prepares us for our morning of activities, whether this is a visit to one of our local lakes to swim and use pedalos, a trip to a local, historical attraction, visiting a local market to buy fresh produce to make our lunch or simply going for a bike ride or a dog walk. Throughout the day we aim to educate our students in a practical, engaging and fun environment. This allows the student to improve their English language skills with an informal approach. However, if your stay with us is during term time there will be the opportunity to attend the English speaking international school that I myself work at and our children attend. This also enhances the students learning in a more formal setting.
During the evenings we love to prepare meals together using fresh vegetables from our vegetable plot. We enjoy sharing our meals together as a family and spend time playing cards and board games, listening to music and watching movies.
We aim to make the students visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, therefore, if there is anything specifically the student would like experience or achieve, we will endeavour to meet the students needs.
From 790 € / week