Barbara Fr

Central England

Barbara Fr

Hello, my name is Barbara and I live with my husband in the historic market town, Ware in Hertfordshire, about 25 miles North of the centre of London. I have taught in Primary Schools for 34 years, as a Full time/Part-time class teacher. My husband and I love walking in the local countryside and look after friends pets occasionally so we are a dog/cat friendly house. London and Cambridge are easily accessed so we regularly have day-trips to both cities, as well as local places of interest. We look forward to welcoming you into our home and can offer a cheerful, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

No smoking Private bathroom available Wifi available at home
No smoking Private bathroom WiFi available

Location information

Location: Ware; Hertfordshire | View a map of this location

Nearest airport with transfer cost: Luton (LTN) £140

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Gatwick (LGW) £220

Heathrow (LHR) £190

Nearest railway station: Ware station

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Academic information

I have a B.Ed degree in Education and my husband has a B.A. in English and American studies. I have an R.S.A. diploma in teaching children with specific learning difficulties. I have taught in English Primary Schools for 34 years.

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Family information

My husband and I have had two daughters. They are both married, one is living in Singapore and the other in St. Albans. We have a 1 year old grandson, Archie, who we look after once a week in term-time. Both sets of elderly parents, siblings and their families live about 2 hrs away in Surrey, Kent and East Sussex.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

Our 3 storey town house is on the outskirts of Ware. The 3 double bedrooms are light and spacious, two of which are available to students. There are two bathrooms, a top floor shower room and a family bathroom on the middle floor. There are two bedrooms on the top floor, one bedroom next to a tv and sitting room. On the ground floor there is a kitchen and study/dining room/sitting area leading onto a small, well kept back garden. It is possible to walk into Ware and catch a train into London Liverpool Street station.

About the local area

Since moving to Ware 3 years ago we have really enjoyed exploring our local area. The immediate town has a predominantly 16th century High Street with a useful selection of shops a wide range of cafes and pubs. There is a museum plotting the development of Ware from a beer brewing centre to more of a commuter town these days. A delightful walk along the riverside into Hertford, takes in canal boats and nature reserves. Hatfield House, where Elizabeth 1st spent her childhood, is a few miles away and is well worth a visit. Welwyn Garden City and St. Albans, with its Cathedral and Roman history, offer a good range of shops while the art galleries, museums and tourist attractions of London and Cambridge are an hour away by train or car. There are local sports clubs offering a wide range of activities including swimming.

Excursions available with this teacher

Ware Museum and Nature Reserve

Ware Museum –This museum reveals the historic past of Ware as a major brewing centre. There is a short walk along the picturesque river into a nature reserve with bird hides

Cost: Free

Hartham Leisure Centre, Hertford

A local leisure centre offering swimming and other facilities.

Cost: £5

Hatfield House

The historic home of the 7th Marquess and Marchioness of Salisbury. Jacobean house and gardens where Queen Elizabeth 1st spent her childhood.

Cost: Adults-£19 Child-£9

London- any museum, gallery etc. of your choosing

Day trip tailored to student preference

Cost: train fare + entrance fee if applicable

Cambridge or Duxford Imperial War Museum

Day trip tailored to student preference

Cost: Duxford entrance fees- Adult £16 Child £8.50 Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum – free Travel by car.