Who we are

Wincombe Park


John works in executive search from home and in London and Europe and is a school governor. Phoebe worked as an actress before the birth of the children and is an English language and literature graduate with a TEFL qualification and 20 years teaching experience. She teaches adult literacy throughout the year and devotes the summer to hosting students. They both run the small estate where they live looking after the farm, woodland, animals and gardens. Phoebe's sister, who is a musician also lives in part of the house and has her studio upstairs. Tom (25),an engineering graduate is now in he Coldstream Guards.  Hugh(22) is studying  veterinary science and will be working on and off from home during the holidays . Ophelia was 19 in July and will be at home back from university to help with the students this summer.  Our kind friends also welcome our guests to their homes to swim or for meals.

We have been welcoming foreign students to our home for 5 years. All the family are involved in hosting the students when they are at home collecting them from the airport,helping prepare the meals, accompanying them on outings,  playing tennis and kayaking with them in the sunshine or board and card games in the evening. Each year many of our guests are returning for the second or third time or have been recommended by friends who have visited us previously.

You are guaranteed a warm welcome to our home totally immersed in English language and culture in beautiful surroundings with friendly animals, fresh food from the garden and lots of opportunities to enjoy a wonderful stay.  Read the testimonials to see what previous guests have to say.

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