Susan, Abjat-sur-Bandiat, France

Susan can host up to two students, and students with learning difficulty (such as dyslexia).

Your host

Susan & Peter

Qualified and enthusiastic EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher since 2010. I enjoy being creative and using interactive online tools and resources (such as podcasts, videos, electronic games and quizzes, etc). I have experience of teaching a variety of levels and ages with particular strengths in matching teaching methods and materials to student needs and interests.

I also provide tailor-made courses such as English for Special Purposes (ESP), including business English, technology, science, hospitality and preparation for the Concours des Ecoles de Commerce, TOIEC and BAC exams. I am confident, outgoing, sporty and a keen cyclist. Peter is a former UK Managing Director for a global corporation (DEKRA), 6 times UK champion in road cycling and former host family for university students in the UK. He is currently working as a gite manager. Susan & Peter have 2 children and 2 grandchildren currently based in the UK. Still involved in road racing and extremely fit and active. Peter is not a French speaker but a good communicator, boardgame specialist and a funny guy!

The home

Bright and modern barn conversation with a lovely, large garden and an open view of the rolling countryside. Fire pit and hammock, with lots of shady places to relax in the garden with no near neighbours. English and Dutch neighbours in the lieu-dit. Large, covered terrace and smaller terrace outside, 3 double bedrooms, 2 modern bathrooms, sun room (for lessons), open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen. Students are hosted in one of the two double modern and bright bedrooms (20 and 15 m2). They both offer a wardrobe, a dressing table, a bureau with views over the countryside and garden. Walking distance of a pretty local village with bakery, bar, creperie and where Susan attends fitness and yoga classes (in English).


Lovely rural area with rolling hills in the heart of a natural park. There are 3 swimming lakes and a variety of outdoor activities such as caving, canoeing, paddle, ULM, climbing, abseiling, acrobranche and several forest walks accessible directly from the house.

Things to do

Other close by activities include cycling, yoga, fitness, pilates, a swimming pool and a cinema. Cultural visits to 2 of “les plus beaux villages de France”: Brantome (the Venice of Perigord) and Oradour sur Glane (village martyr), gardens, voie vertes, a variety of castles and museums. Nearby towns within 45 mins: Angouleme, Perigueux and Limoges. There is a large English community in the area.

Other details

They moved to the area before 2010 and are extremely knowledgeable about where to go and what to do in terms of activities and events. Susan also dog walks for a number of neighbours! They both have over 25 years’ business experience working across a range of companies from start-ups to multinationals in the UK and abroad. Susan also has 3 years experience in teaching English online to French companies and has experience as a Thesis Tutor for European Hospitality Degree students.

Local amenities

Golf, Tennis, Swimming, Cycling, Fitness, Yoga, Horse Riding, Water Sports, Sport Center

Other languages spoken


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