Host family accommodation

Our hosts are great people and look forward to welcoming you.

Host families are as important to us as our students and we search very carefully to recruit families whose characteristics represent the essence of our service and our quality commitment to you;

  • a safe and comfortable environment
  • a friendly nature and easy to get along with
  • your inclusion as a family member
  • located within easy access to our school and the centre of Bakewell

Staying with a family provides the most intimate insight into family life in Britain and is an invaluable and integral part of your overall experience. Families play a central role throughout your time here in Bakewell helping you;

  • settle into day to day life
  • enrich your understanding of local culture and customs
  • provide a natural setting to practice your English
What to Expect…
  • a warm and friendly welcome
  • a private bedroom with a bed, storage, bed linen and towels provided
  • a family bathroom
  • daily breakfast and an evening meal
  • laundry facilities
  • free Wifi

Our hosts take their role very seriously and are genuine, kind and approachable people who will put you at ease from the moment you arrive. Their home will be your home.

If you prefer a more independent stay, we can recommend local hotels, bed & breakfast or self-catering accommodation, please contact us for more details.

Would you like to stay for longer than two weeks? Talk to us about how you can do this through our Extended Stay Scheme.

You will encounter first-hand some of our British idiosyncrasies;

  • we drink tea, lots of it and nearly always with milk
  • we form orderly queues, at the bus stop, in the supermarket, at the bar
  • we eat our evening meal at around 6 pm
  • a traditional lunch of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding is eaten on a Sunday
  • we are polite with sorry, please and thank you being some of the most frequently used words in England
  • we eat toast for breakfast, as an anytime snack and as a meal with baked beans on top
  • if someone says they are fine, often they are not
  • public schools are in fact private schools
  • our humour is based on sarcasm and self-deprecation
  • in the North, we call lunch, dinner and dinner, tea
  • we drive on the left side of the road
  • the country comes to a standstill when it snows