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Country Cousins Ltd
Bicclescombe Park
Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 8JN
Telephone: 00 44 1271 862834

Students' Testimonials

We believe one of the best reflections of Country Cousins is how our students feel:


  • Swedish boy, 13, Golf Programme: My experience with my host family was really good. They were very friendly with me and when I needed help they always tried to help me. I learnt a lot speaking with my host family.
  • Norwegian boy, 15, Surfing Programme: I have had again three wonderful weeks with lots of fun and new friends. Surfing was super fun and the level of my English has improved.
  • Italian girl, 14, Street Dance Programme: I was dreaming in English at the end.
  • Slovakian girl, 16, Street Dance Programme: I stayed with the same host family for the fourth time and wouldn't change them for anything in the world.
  • French girl, 14, Adventure Sports Programme: One thing I found perfect is the number of programmes that can be chosen.
  • Jordanian Boy, 11, Discovering Devon Programme: I'd like to repeat this experience, because I've improved my English, and I've met with more new friends. I like the way that they people here look after me. I love my family.
  • Korean girl, 15, Discovering Devon Programme: All was good. Amazing, perfect!
  • Spanish girl, 16, Street Dance Programme: England was extremely nice. I was received very cordially by my host family. We did so many different things: hiking, shopping, watching football, going to the beach, watching films together, and much more. It was not at all boring. My host mother, who was like a girl-friend to me, was always there for me!
  • Latvian girl, 17, Adventure Sports Programme: I've been very lucky to be put with my family, they are extremely nice and kind. I loved the time spent at home chatting all together with a cup of tea and watching movies after dinner. When I left Latvia I didn't expect this language holiday to be such a wonderful experience!
  • Dutch boy, 14, Tennis Programme: My experience in North Devon overall was really good, beautiful and nice with everybody: my family, my teachers, friends….. Thanks a lot for everything! I had a nice time in Country Cousins.
  • German girl, 13, Discovering Devon Programme: My host family was really nice!! The activities were funny and interesting!
  • Romanian boy, 13, Discovering Devon Programme: The family and activities are fantastic!
  • Chinese boy, 11, Discovering Devon Programme: The programme was good and the trips also. My family was perfetct and very active.
  • Polish girl, 14, Adventure Sports Programme: It was great! I enjoy myself every time! I love Ilfracombe and I don’t want to go home!
  • Czech boy, 16, Football Programme: Football was good!
  • Russian boy, 13, Discovering Devon Programme: I was really happy. School was great and I had fun.
  • Swedish girl, 17, Riding Programme: It was fun like last year!!!
  • Swiss boy, 15, Discovering Devon Programme: It was a nice time and I learned much! Thank you!
  • Italian girl, 16, Street Dance Programme: It was a good experience and this has helped my shyness. I liked very much my family and I hope to return here again. The teachers are very good and also the staff.
  • Austrian girl, 15, Golf Programme: This experience was good, I think and I improved my English quite well. The family was really friendly and the organisation was good too!
  • Norwegian boy, 14, Street Dance Programme: The full day trips were the best. And the disco!!!!!!
  • Finnish girl, 14, Adventure Sports Programme: It was all wonderful, because the daytrips to Exeter and are absolutely the best. We can shop and visit monuments.
  • Hong Kongese girl,15, Riding Programme: The three weeks here were very good, all the activities, classes, and especially the host family that looked after me all the time.
  • Indonesian boy, 13, Adventure Sports Programme: The experience was very good. I’ll repeat the next year. The family was great.
  • Slovakian girl, 13, Street Dance Programme: My experience with my host family it was really good. They were very friendly with me and when I needed help they always tried to help me. I learnt a lot speaking with my host family.


  • Slovak girl, 17, Lessons Only Programme: I like people here, they are really friendly and always ready to help. I also like Channel School. It is small school but with a beautiful park. Also thanks to Activity Leaders who liked to teach us how to play tennis. Host Family was really nice and the cooking was EXCELLENT! Thanks for this experience! I'll hope I will visit this area again!