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English Tea and Roses Homestay 2020

English Tea and Roses Homestay 2020

Tea and roses are quintessentially English. Come and enjoy the experience and lasting memories that both bring, during your special homestay.

Enjoy homemade afternoon tea and roses
Make and then enjoy afternoon tea

This homestay package is packed with events, but remember that it is balanced with learning about and relaxing with afternoon tea. Tea drinking and chatting with garden owners is always a pleasure to remember!

Spend time in the beautiful David Austin Rose Garden
David Austins - Copy

Rose lovers will delight in visiting the world famous David Austin rose garden. Home to the famous New English roses, this garden is sure to appeal to gardeners as well as rose enthusiasts. Beautiful rose themed gifts are abundant in the well stocked gift shop.

Visit the home of afternoon tea, Woburn Abbey
The Duchess's Cafe

Experience Afternoon Tea in the Duchess’ Tea Room in the grounds of beautiful Woburn Abbey. This is the former home of Duchess Anna Maria Russell, who is famous for beginning the fashion of English Afternoon Tea in the 1840s. Look around the stunning interior of the Abbey and enjoy a delicious picnic in the extensive gardens.

The majestic Kiftsgate Court in the Cotswolds
Stunning rose garden and the famous Kiftsgate rambler to the right.

Relax during a wonderful day in the iconic Cotswolds. Visit the world renowned Kiftsgate Court Garden which you will remember due to it's soft and feminine design. A perfect setting for the delicate rose.

Visit the stylish gardens of Hidcote Manor.
wander around the garden rooms at Hidcote Manor

Walk across the road to the outstanding Hidcote Manor Garden. Designed in the Arts and Craft style, it is a floral treat which reveals delightful gardening surprises as you navigate it. It is one of England's most influential gardens and is ripe with ideas if you are a keen gardener.

See rose covered cottages
Enjoying tea and chatting in a private garden

Individual or small group visits to pretty private gardens allow you to enter interesting gardens, which large tour groups do not get access to. The privacy of these visits enables you to take fantastic photographs.

Britains' national flower

A Tea and Roses Homestay package with Homestay England will be a happy, lifelong memory of your special time in England, the rose lover's home!

Tea and roses, so English!

Available from 10th June to End of September

Tea & Roses Homestay Package Price:
7 Day (6 Nights) £1,300.00

Package includes the following :-

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

7 Day Example Schedule:

Day 1: Arrival at your homestay destination (p.m.)

Day 2: David Austin Rose Garden (a.m.)
Visit these famous gardens that are a feast for the senses. There are over 700 different varieties of roses and the National Collection of English roses. The Renaissance Garden is devoted to beautiful English roses, flowering from later May through to the first frosts. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the cheerful tea room before viewing the pretty Victorian Walled Garden planted with English roses and other repeat flowering shrub roses.

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

Rose Afternoon Tea (p.m.)
Learn how to make a traditional afternoon tea and enjoy it with your hosts. Enjoy the special touches of rose flavour included in this delicious experience.

Day 4: Woburn Abbey & The Duchess' Tea Room
A visit here is an Afternoon Tea lover’s dream due to the history of Afternoon Tea in this breathtaking house. Arrival at this magnificent stately home is unforgettable as the impressive Deer Park is viewed as you approach. An abundance of fine design, art, ceramics and furniture are found throughout this prestigious home. Enjoy walking in these spacious gardens with delicious Afternoon Tea as a finale to your special day.

Day 5: Relaxation Time (a.m.)
Relax in the peaceful garden, home, village or surrounding countryside.

Private Garden Visit (p.m.)
Visit a lovely local Private garden and chat to the owner over a welcoming cup of tea about their gardening experiences.

Day 6: Hidcote Manor Garden (a.m.)
Enjoy time in this famous Cotswolds setting. This horticultural masterpiece was created from a bare field and is cleverly divided into garden rooms and corridors which lead your eye to the next beautiful floral display.

Kiftsgate Court Garden (p.m.)
This gentile garden has been developed for almost a century by three women. When in full bloom the Kiftsgate rose is breathtaking. Whichever roses you view you are guaranteed rosy memories of Kiftsgate Court from this homestay.

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