We offer homestay accommodation to students, interns, visitors and business persons of all ages. Our homestays are a competitively-priced alternative to flats, student residences or hotels.
Our main aim is to ensure that every student is placed in a good host family environment, which we strongly believe leads to a faster improvement in the language and a happier stay. We achieve this by demanding a high standard of homestay accommodation and selecting only the best host families.
We offer a variety of homestay accommodation to suit every need, whether individual or group, student or visiting delegate/business person. Tourists often find that they enjoy homestay accommodation as it gives them the opportunity to meet and interact with local people and practice and improve their English. And of course, homestay accommodation can be significantly cheaper than staying in a hotel, leaving more money available for sightseeing and shopping. Business visitors often find that homestay accommodation a pleasant change from the sterility of a hotel room, and in these challenging times, what firm isn’t looking to save money as well.
Homestay is a popular option for international students who are looking for a home away from home. We offer short term and long term homestays generally between 20-45 minutes from the school, college or university.
Homestay is perticularly essential for the acommodation of Juniors, Under 18 years of age where students are placed in a trusted family home with meals provided every day of the week. For more detail please see Guardianship and Private Fostering.
Our families offer bed & breakfast (BB) or bed, breakfast & evening meal (HB). The bed & breakfast package includes a continental style breakfast consisting of cereal, toast, tea/coffee etc. Half board includes continental breakfast and a cooked dinner consisting of a main course of meat/fish with pasta/ rice/vegetables/salad followed by a dessert or yoghurt or fruit.
Meals are usually eaten with the family unless otherwise arranged and special diets such as vegetarian, halal and other requirements can be catered for; please specify these at the time of booking.
We also offer a self-catering option, where students can prepare their own evening meal, in line with household rules and timings. The students will be given storage space in the kitchen/fridge for their own food and drink for breakfast and evening meal.
Our families also offer groups full board consisting of three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner, and half board with a packed lunch containing a sandwich, fruit, drink, and a bag of crisps or a bar of chocolate.
Self catering apartments
Our portfolio also includes numerous properties, all chosen specifically with comfort and quality in mind as well as being price-sensitive. These provide a good standard of rooms for short to long-stay students or for professionals looking for a comfortable and independent, self-sufficient standard of living.
The apartments and houses can accommodate between 4 and 10 persons. Shared facilities include a common dining room, lounge with TV, bathroom, kitchen and even a garden in most cases.
The apartments are located in the popular resort area of Grange Over Sands within easy reach of Windermere, Lakeside, Sedbergh, Milnthorpe. Good bus and train links to local towns and villages as well as Manchester airport.