Welcome to Susan's and Tom's family, with their children Joe (15 years old) and Martha (14 years old)
The family has a small organic farm in the department of Creuse in the heart of rural France. But there are plenty of things to do and your children will never get bored there as they will learn English with this wonderful family.
The house is in the middle of woods and fields with an incredible view on the valley.
The family has a big vegetable garden and orchard and they like producing their own food as well as cooking with produce freshly picked in the garden.
Near the town of Aubusson, well known for its tapestries, there are many things to discover such as the volcanoes from Auvergne, Volcania, the international tapestry museum of Aubusson, the castle of Boussac, the “Jaumâtres” stones and the enormous stone deposits from the Ice Age!
Tom and Susan are artists and Susan is also a felt maker (she uses sheep wool). So, your children will have many occasions to be creative in English too!
The family welcomes children and teenagers of all ages and likes helping them become confident speakers in English while having loads of fun!
Instilling confidence and valuing the child are the key to their success.
Susan, mother and English teacher.
Susan currently works (besides these homestays) as an English teacher with children, teenagers and adults. She also teaches art lessons. She loves hosting and sharing her English culture and their healthy happy lifestyle.
Tom the dad.
Tom is a practicing artist and producer of organic fruits and vegetables, in particular raspberries, which he sells locally. He likes exchanging with children and teens and help them progress in English.
Joe 15 years old.
Joe is in high school, he loves cooking, hiking, outside sports and he loves reading. He will be happy to welcome new friends at home.
Martha 14 years old.
Martha is in middle school, she also loves cooking, her specialty are English cakes! She loves music, she plays the piano and she enjoys drawing.
Hens, two cats and a friendly dog named Ella.
The family hosts a maximum of 2 children/teens (of close age).
One big bedroom with two single beds and a private en-suite bathroom.
The family does not smoke.
Train station : Paris - La Souterraine in 2 hours 44 minutes (Montluçon)
Activities proposed every afternoon and in the evenings
Canoe-kayak on the Vassiviere Lake
Beach and lake activities (pedalos, etc.)
Tree Top adventure park (tree climbing)
Castle of Boussac
Castle of Villemonteix
Museum of Tapestry
Sports in the back yard
Board games and card games
Jaumatres Stones (Ice deposits)
Local town celebrations
Creative and artistic workshops
Taking care of the animals