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60+ Special English + Sightseeing Homestay

60+ Special English + Sightseeing Homestay

private English lessons in the comfort of your teacher's home.
Study books

Lessons by Patricia, a qualified Cambridge English ESOL CELTA (formerly TEFL) teacher, take place in the mornings for 2 hours in a relaxing teaching area, overlooking your homestay cottage garden. We believe that language learning should be positive and pleasurable with the best learning taking place when the student is confident and at ease. A relaxed assessment takes place in the first lesson, to enable Patricia to teach to your individual needs. A written report and certificate of completion are presented at the end of the package

The beautiful inside of Belton House

Explore the exquisite rooms of Belton House, a classic English country house dating from the 1680s. View stunning furniture and works of art. Enjoy the formal Dutch and Italian gardens. Stroll through the natural woodland and by the pretty lake.

Belton House Italian garden

In the middle of your homestay you have the choice of a visit to the prestigious World of Wedgwood Visitor Centre or a day trip to the Cotswolds. The new Wedgwood Visitor Centre offers opportunities to view or shop for beautiful teaware, as well as learning about the history of this world leader of quality ceramics in the Wedgwood Museum. See the ceramics being skilfully made in the Wedgwood factory. Choose between enjoying Afternoon Tea or Dinner in the stylish English Wedgwood Tea Room.

Afternoon tea at Wedgwood
Traditional Wedgwood pot

If you choose the Cotswold Day option you can enjoy the magnificent architecture and sample delicious tea and cake in one of Chipping Campden's quintessential English tea shops. After sightseeing and shopping in Chipping Campden, we drive to the antiques capital of the Cotswolds, Stow on the Wolds. Spend time browsing the quaint shops where you will find some great gifts, both new and old for your friends, family and yourself.

Stow on the Wolds

A trip to the Cotswolds wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Arlington Row Cottages in Bibury. This scene is the most iconic image of the Cotswolds and a great photo opportunity.


Our last destination is the 'Venice of the Cotswolds', Bourton on the Water. Take a leisurely walk around the cute shops and the pretty, bridge covered stream, as it meanders through the centre of this beautiful village. Enjoy high quality fish & chips at a specialist fish & chip restaurant before returning home.

The historic Grimsthorpe Castle
Grimsthorpe Castle gardens

Visit nearby Grimsthorpe Castle. Grimsthorpe is a significant historical building because it was visited by Henry VIII in 1541. It has many items of historical interest along with the splendid gardens and parkland.

Stoke Rochford Hall
Stoke Rochford parkland

After relaxing the following day enjoy a luxury afternoon tea experience in the splendid, local venue of Stoke Rochford Hall. This former country house has stunning architecture and beautiful gardens and grounds to walk around.

**Dates available all year around**

60+ English + Sightseeing Homestay
7 Day / 6 Nights £1,320.00

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
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

*From November to March the visit to Belton House will be replaced with English Baking Lessons. Learn to bake delicious herb scones & traditional Victoria Sandwich Cake.

** From January until the middle of March the visit to Grimsthorpe Castle will be replaced by English Flower Arranging lessons. Learn how to make two beautiful arrangements of different styles.

7 Day Example Schedule:

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

Day 2: English lesson (2hrs) (a.m.)
This first lesson involves relaxed conversation and assessment to create individual planning, for your bespoke English Language learning programme.

Belton House and Garden * (p.m.)
This fine 17th century country house displays a stunning array of decoration, paintings and furniture. It has been a favourite place of England's royal family over the centuries. Enjoy the formal gardens, which in the 19th century were restored to their George II glory.

Day 3: English lesson (2hrs) (a.m.)
English lesson following your personal learning plan.

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

Day 4: The World of Wedgwood or Cotswold's Day (All day)
Depending upon your individual choice, spend a day at the fascinating World of Wedgwood or spend an unforgettable day in the Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Day 5: English lesson (2hrs) (a.m.)
English lesson following your personal learning plan.

Grimsthorpe Castle * (p.m.)
Enjoy time around the historical castle and gardens including the pretty rose garden and topiary garden.

Day 6: English lesson (2hrs) (a.m.)
English lesson following your personal learning plan.

Afternoon Tea at Stoke Rochford Hall (p.m.)
Relax in the elegant Stoke Rochford Hall whilst enjoying a delicious, traditional afternoon tea with Russ or Patricia.

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