Francesca L

Central England

Francesca L

We extend a warm and friendly welcome to you from our modern, comfortable home in the spa town of Cheltenham, gateway to the beautiful Cotswolds countryside. Our home is a 4 bedroom detached house in a quiet close. It is relaxed, spacious and peaceful and you can enjoy typical English town and country life here with access to a wide range of historic places of interest. We eat plenty of tasty yet nutritious home cooked food (including plenty of treats such as hard to resist choc chip cookies!). When younger, I lived abroad for a while and understand what it is like to live far from home in a different culture. We will do everything we can to make you feel at home and ensure you have a memorable stay in the UK.

No smoking Children at home Private bathroom available Wifi available at home Teacher pick-up from airport
No smoking Children at home Private bathroom WiFi available Teacher transfer

Location information

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

Nearest airport with transfer cost: Bristol (BRS) £170

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Gatwick (LGW) £ 310

Heathrow (LHR) £290

Nearest railway station: Cheltenham Spa

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Academic information

I have degrees from Sheffield and Nottingham universities and a PGCE in Primary Education. I have over 20 years teaching experience across the primary age range and I also taught English abroad for a while whilst travelling.

Courses taught

Family information

Our family includes myself, Fran, a Primary school teacher and my husband Allan, a graphic designer. We have one daughter (2008), who is always full of energy and especially loves drama, music and netball. As a family we enjoy walking in the beautiful surrounding countryside or the nearby Forest of Dean. We usually stop off at a tea shop for tea and cake in one of the many picturesque villages nearby. We also enjoy attending the festivals in Cheltenham, going to the cinema and theatre, camping and skiing.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

Our comfortable, modern home is in the lovely spa town of Cheltenham which is about 2 hours from London. You have the best of both worlds where we live: in one direction it is 20 minutes to the centre of Cheltenham, in the other, it takes 10 minutes to get to the charming village of Prestbury with its historic buildings and thatched cottages. You have a lovely, bright bedroom with plenty of storage and your own study space, as well as sole use of the bathroom.


About the local area

It is a short 15 minute walk to the facilities of Pittville Park in Cheltenham, which include a well resourced activity park, aviary, skate park, tennis courts, boating on the lake and a lakeside cafe. As well as an outdoor lido and pool at the local leisure centre, Cheltenham also has a cinema, 2 theatres, a bowling alley, crazy golf centre and 2 trampoline centres. There are also larger towns and cities of historical and cultural importance less than a hour away including Stratford upon Avon, Oxford, Bath and Bristol.

Excursions available with this teacher

Visit Winchcombe/Sudeley Castle – Walk in the grounds of Sudeley Castle, the residence of Henry VIII’s last wife, then take a cream tea in the historic village of Winchcombe.

Cost: Free

Visit Bourton on the Water – Beautiful Cotswold village with picturesque views and a model village.

Cost: Free

Trip to Forest of Dean – Explore ancient woodland and beautiful scenery followed by home made cake in the woodland cafe.

Cost: Free

Trip to Stratford upon Avon –Visit the birthplace of William Shakespeare, including a visit to either his birthplace or his residence (New Place).

Cost: £15

Trip to Bath – Explore the elegant sites of Georgian Bath as well as visiting the famous Roman Baths.

Cost: £16