Phil is genuinely the nicest host family I have ever met! I came to study in England 4 years ago since year 10 and been experiencing many different host families, I would say in terms of the atmosphere Phil has the best, because we are all like a family and socialise a lot instead of staying in our own rooms (which normally happens with other host families) he also organises many activities such as a beach trip or BBQ etc with his fancy blue van that can fit all of us in (about 6-7 people each time?)
He is always very friendly and kind, which is so important because as international students we do need someone to make us feel we are home occasionally.
He has helped me so much with travel arrangements, summer storage as well as ensuring my happiness during my stay and the price is very reasonable, food is nice, I am a vegetarian and he makes everything special for me but similar to what everyone else has, very thoughtful! If I go and visit eastbourne again next time, Phil is definitely the person I will go to and stay with!