Jeremy B


South England

About
Jeremy B


I am an English teacher living in the beautiful county of Devon. Previously, I worked as a Drama teacher and before that I trained as an actor and director. My wife Linda and I really enjoy hosting students in our house and we love sharing our language and culture. We have a comfortable family home with plenty of space for our guests.

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

Location information

Location: Diptford, Devon  | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): Exeter Airport (EXT) 40 min; Bristol Airport (BRS) 1 hr 45 min

Nominated airport(s) for transfers: Exeter Airport (EXT); Bristol Airport (BRS)

Nearest railway station: Totnes

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Academic information

I have a TESOL certificate alongside my PGCE. Currently I am studying for an MA in Theatre Practice which will compliment my Diploma in Acting and Musical Theatre which I gained at Mountview Academy.

Courses taught

Family information

I live with my wife Linda and our cat Monty. Our grown up children have left home and we are very proud grandparents to a little girl (2013) who often visits to play in the park behind our house. Linda’s mother lives on a farm at the top of the village and has been here all her life. We enjoy theatre, film and walking on  Dartmoor and nearby beaches. I watch football and follow LFC. We are keen watchers and players of tennis, there is a court  in the park behind our house. Linda loves cooking and attends yoga classes. I go to the gym twice a week and we are fascinated by our local and national history and are members of The National Trust.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

We live in the middle of a very quiet village with no shop or pub. Surrounded by farmland there are a few walks round the local lanes but we tend to jump in the car for walks further afield where we are spoilt for choice. Our four-bedroom cottage is very homely with a wood burner for a warm glow in the winter months. The student accommodation is a comfortable double room with views to the cottage garden and park beyond. The family bathroom with shower over the bath will be for the sole use of the guest during their stay.

 

About the local area

The South Hams is an area of outstanding natural beauty with farmland all around the village, small country lanes, lots of footpaths as well as walks around the South West Costal Path. Dartmoor with its mists and myths is a constant source of walks and encounters with the great outdoors. The beaches of the South Hams range from sweeping sands to craggy cave-ridden coves. Cornwall is a short drive away for even more diverse panoramas. The local town of Totnes is full of independent shops and is known for supporting a creative and alternative lifestyle. Both Exeter and Plymouth are within thirty minutes’ drive and both are steeped in history with the latter being the launching place for the Mayflower as the crew left to colonise the New World.

Excursions available with this teacher

Dartmoor National Park day trip – A visit to this ancient landscape for a walk and a gentle climb to the top of one of the many Tors. Experience the dramatic scenery that inspired Conan Doyle to write, ‘The hound of the Baskervilles’ with Sherlock Holmes.

Cost: Free

Historic Plymouth afternoon trip – A visit to the Mayflower Steps on the historic Barbican with its cobbled streets and fishing boats. A short boat ride away is The Royal William Yard with its galleries and fine cafes.

Cost: Free

Island hop afternoon trip – A trip to Burgh Island, said to be the inspirational location for Agatha Christie’s, ‘And then, there were none.’ Reached via a sandy causeway or a sea tractor depending on the tide.

Cost: Free

Agatha Christie’s house afternoon trip – The famous author’s house with connections to many of her novels. Set in the beautiful South Hams and reached by boat from the Naval port of Dartmouth.

Cost: £20

Exeter canal canoe trip whole or half day – Take a Canadian canoe from the historic quay to a pub along the tranquil canal, this can be added to a visit to the impressive Exeter Cathedral in the middle of the picturesque city centre.

Cost: £8