Bernadette C


Central England

About
Bernadette C


My husband and I invite you to enjoy some time with us in the historical town of Tewkesbury. We offer excellent home-cooked food as we both love cooking and I especially like to make cakes, so please come and try! Our home is spacious and peaceful. You can meet our friends and family who live nearby, or you can have plenty of free time to relax and explore the area.

No smoking No pets at home Wifi available at home Teacher pick-up from airport
No smoking No pets WiFi available Teacher transfer

Location information

Location: Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): Birmingham Airport (BHX) 60 mins

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Birmingham Airport

Nearest railway station: Tewkesbury; Cheltenham

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Academic information

I am a qualified Teacher and offer you an excellent English teaching experience! That is because you and I will discuss what you need and every lesson will help you to succeed. You may choose a holiday topic, e.g. cooking, poetry, nature or history! Or I can help you with exam or work preparation. I can teach Business English.

Courses taught

Family information

My husband and I met only five years ago, when I was in my 50s and he in his 60s, so we still have a new, (and happy) marriage! My lively parents who are in their 80s live nearby and in the summer my 6 year old nephew stays with them so you will be able to meet them all. My friends live in a lively retreat centre in the Cotswolds where there are often young adults visiting from many different countries. Why don’t you join us walking on the beautiful hills nearby and in the evenings watch films at home, or go to the cinema or theatre. We occasionally go to Shakespeare plays at Stratford, or to a music concerts – either classical or jazz. We love cooking, baking cakes and biscuits!

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About the teacher’s accommodation

Our home is directly on the High Street of a small town. At ground level there is a hardware shop, and on the first and second floors is our house! There is a large kitchen and a sitting room, with a hallway where there is a piano. Upstairs there are four rooms and a bathroom. Two of the rooms are used as work rooms for my husband and myself. Your bedroom has a settee, a TV, a simple sound system for CDs and radio, and a desk. The bathroom has a bath, and a shower and is shared with my husband and me. Across the road, just 2 minutes away, and behind the street, is a lovely riverside, and a very big area of common grassland.

 

About the local area

The town is a fascinating medieval market town, with little shops, a beautiful abbey (a very large church once attached to a monastery), and a river with boat trips,..Facilities – an excellent leisure centre, for swimming and indoor sports, and a good small theatre and cinema, lots of coffee shops and restaurants, and a market Wednesday and Saturday.. Nearby town – 10 minutes by bus to Cheltenham (famous for horse racing, and music/literature festivals) where there are parks, designer clothes shops, cinemas, theatres, and sports clubs. Hills and scenery – 30 min by car to the picturesque Cotswold Hills, and farm parks, 30 min by car to the Malvern Hills with lovely views, and 1 hour by car to Wales.

Excursions available with this teacher

Sudeley Castle/Winchcombe – A visit inside a castle where King Henry VIII’s last wife lived, followed by cream tea in an old picturesque village.

Cost: £16.50

Cotswold Villages – Drive around the famous Cotswold villages, including a possible visit to a rare breeds farm park, ending with tea in Broadway village, where there are many art studios.

Cost: Free

Steam train journey – A 26 mile trip on a heritage steam railway, through beautiful scenery, stopping for tea on the way.

Cost: £18

Bath – full day – Visit to the city of Bath, which is a world heritage site – an outstandingly beautiful and stylish spa town.

Cost: Free

Stratford-upon-Avon – Visit to Shakespeare’s birth town, including a boat trip down the River Avon.

Cost: Free