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English Cultural Homestay

English Cultural Homestay

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This homestay is designed for those people who want to sample a wide variety of English country lifestyle pursuits. If you are a Downton Abbey enthusiast, then you will love the elegance of the magnificent Chatsworth House.

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A day's visit to the world renowned Chatsworth House, known by many as the finest country house in England is an unforgettable memory.

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Soak up the sights of the impressive Chatsworth garden designed by the world famous Lancelot 'Capablity' Brown. A visit to the gift shops is a fantastic opportunity to buy gorgeous presents.

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Learn how to make a striking English flower arrangement. Depending upon the weather, have fun doing this in the house or outdoors in the country garden.

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Experiencing a tasty, traditional English afternoon tea is a delicious must when enjoying a countryside homestay in England. Use our country cottage kitchen to learn how to bake and cook flavoursome English dishes. Take the recipes home with you.

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Enjoy making a container for the garden. Use your ideas to recreate a stunning container for your garden or balcony back home. Relax with the natural aromas of the garden and essential oils during healthy aromatherapy lessons.

Dates available all year around

Cultural Homestay Package Price:
7 Day (6 Nights) £895.00

Package includes the following :-

Accommodation
Private bedroom
Meals
Transport to and from the local Grantham railway station
English tutor or tour guide
All tuition and material fees
Transport to and from venues
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

**From January to March the garden featured in this visit will be Barnsdale and not Chatsworth House and Garden. Barnsdale garden was created during the production of BBC Gardener's World programme on national television for 17 years. This garden for all seasons is made up of 37 small individual gardens of various styles.

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7 Day Example Schedule:

Day 1: Arrival at your homestay destination

Day 2: English Flower Arranging Day (a.m.)
Practise conditioning the beautiful flowers and study the interesting, basic techniques of English flower arranging.

Floral Table Decoration (p.m.)
Learn how to make a cute, round English table decoration for the dinner table. The perfect display for a dinner party.

Day 3: Relaxation time (a.m.)
Relax in the peaceful garden, home, village or surrounding countryside.

Herby Cottage Pie & Pear and Basil Crumble (p.m.)
Help to make this traditional English potato topped pie. You will not forget the flavour of the pear and basil crumble you will bake for dessert.

Day 4: Making Containers (a.m.)
Learn how to make containers for the garden using a variety of material and plants. Make a container for the garden and leave a memory of your time in England.

Traditional Afternoon Tea (p.m.)
Experience learning about afternoon tea before baking scones, with home-made jam and cream. Prepare traditional sandwiches and set the table before sitting down to appreciate the delicious results of your hard work.

Day 5: Introduction to Aromatherapy and Essential Oils (a.m.)
Study the history, meaning and health benefits of aromatherapy and essential oils. Learn how to use aromatherapy technique, carrier oils and essential oils safely for everyday life. Practise an introductory hand massage if you wish and relax!

Relaxation time (p.m.)
Relax in the peaceful garden, home, village or surrounding countryside.

Day 6: Chatsworth House and Garden (All day) **
Visit the spectacular Chatsworth House, known as the 'Palace of the Peak.' Chatsworth is a stately home with immense beauty and has one of Europe's leading art collections. It is a popular location for filming period dramas and feature films.

Enjoy the magnificent garden which has been designed over the centuries by Britain's leading garden designers and is a wonderful example of an English landscape garden designed by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. A visit to the gift shops is a good opportunity to buy high quality presents.

Day 7: Departure to your onward destination (a.m.)

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