Ann-Marie B

South England

Ann-Marie B

Hello and a very warm welcome. My name is Ann-Marie and I live here on the beautiful South Coast of England with my husband and our fun little daughter (born 2005).
I have been teaching since 2008 and hosting and teaching English language students in our home since 2013. I believe that every person that visits us brings something of themselves to our family home.
I love music, travel, teaching, learning and culture. My husband enjoys history, astronomy, gardening and going out. Our daughter just loves having fun! She is very sporty and enjoys playing games on her computer. We have a 3 bed house with a nice garden in a quiet road with excellent transport to Brighton (20 mins), Eastbourne and London which is 1 hour by train..

No smoking Children at home Wifi available at home
No smoking Children at home WiFi available

We have 2 pet rabbits in an enclosure at the end of the garden.

Location information

Location: Newhaven, East Sussex | View a map of this location

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Gatwick (LGW) £80

Heathrow (LHR) £220

Nearest railway station: Newhaven Town

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Academic information

I have a CELTA and various music certificates. I also spent two years in teacher training. I like teaching English to students (I was a student in France and Guatemala when I learned French and Spanish). I have taught English abroad in a school in Slovakia, I also enjoy teaching guitar and music.

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 Family information

My husband and I are in our late 40s. We like living near the country because the air is cleaner and we can relax. We have very friendly neighbours in our street. We also have parents who visit from time to time. We like to walk and drive to local historic sites and parks. However there are so many interesting places to visit in the South Downs that there will be plenty for us to do on your arrival. Besides walks, tourist attractions, shopping centres, the cinema and historic properties, we also like to go to the pub sometimes and listen to music as we watch the ferry come in from France. We also like just sitting, reading, watching TV at home.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

We have a single room and a twin room, (in pictures), available for you both with sea views. We have a lounge dining room which leads to a pretty garden and children’s games. It takes 5-10 mins to walk to the lovely park or the town centre. The bus is 5 mins walk away and there are buses along the coast every 15 mins. We have one bathroom.

About the local area

Brighton is a short bus ride, train ride or drive away. There are many things to see there including the pier, the marina and the old shopping laines. Eastbourne too has a lovely walk along the beach with cafes to stop at along the way. There are many historic and art museums in both towns. Historic Lewes is 10 mins away by train with its castle and river through the shopping centre along with the old ruins of the priory. In Newhaven itself, we have a lovely walk to the beach, wonderful cliffs with fantastic views from the fort. Also there are many children’s activities this summer including cricket, football, swimming, tennis, etc. There are many historic houses and parks we can visit on our full day excursion.

Excursions available with this teacher

Exploring the Seven Sisters – FULL DAY – The Seven Sisters are spectacular white cliffs overlooking the English Channel. The country park is one of the most beautiful areas in England known as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We begin our day at Birling Gap cliff where we can enjoy the first of our panoramic views of the sea. A trip down to the beach where we can explore the rock pools followed by a visit to the Birling Gap museum where we will learn more about the geology of the area. Next we walk (approx. 1 ½ hours) or drive to Beachy Head – the largest and most beautiful of the cliffs. We then stop for a picnic and perhaps a drink in the pub. We then drive back to Seaford Head and take a walk beside the golf course. We finish our day with fish and chips on the beach.

Cost: Free

Eastbourne and Sovereign Harbour – FULL DAY– We begin the day with an option of playing a game of lazer quest and a game of indoor bowling. We then travel to Hampden Park for a picnic beside the lake where we can watch the swans and other wildlife. We move on to Sovereign Harbour for a walk around the marina with an opportunity for some shopping. We end our day with a visit to Eastbourne beach where we enjoy a gentle walk or paddle along the promenade.

Cost: Free

Alfriston – HALF DAY – We begin with a trip to ‘High and Over’ – a viewpoint of the South Downs countryside. We drive on to the quintessential English village of Alfriston where we will visit Alfriston Clergy House, a 14th Century thatched house and pretty gardens. We will then walk around the village green and churchyard, over the wooden bridge and on to the village high street where we can stop and enjoy a delicious cream tea in a traditional Sussex tea shop.

Cost: Free

Lewes – HALF DAY – Take the train into this old Sussex town and enjoy a trip to the castle and the High Street which is situated beside a river. Explore the grounds and ruins of the 11th Century Priory before relaxing at the local spa and swimming baths.

Cost: Free (including either a visit inside the castle or a visit to the spa)

Brighton Seaside Trip – HALF DAY / FULL DAY – A visit to a traditional British seaside including a visit to Brighton Pier, a walk along the promenade and a trip to the Marina. After lunch we will go on a walking tour of Brighton including passing the famous Brighton Pavilion and the picturesque old shopping laines.

Cost: Free