Lesley W

Central England

Lesley W

Hello, I’m Lesley and welcome to Hunters Lodge, I am TESOL qualified. I am married to Kevin and have four grown-up daughters. I enjoy tennis, yoga, cycling, walking and travelling abroad. Staying at Hunters Lodge will give you a unique experience. It is a 15th century, historic home located near to Bury St. Edmunds, a popular tourist location. Our nearest station, Stowmarket, is only 15 mintues drive away with connections to London. I have a large garden and a friendly dog (German Shepherd) who loves visitors.

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

Location information

Location: Onehouse, Suffolk | View a map of this location

Nearest airport with transfer cost: Stansted (STN) £160

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Gatwick (LGW) £280

Heathrow (LHR) £240

Nearest railway station: Stowmarket

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Academic information

My professional background is in technical and commercial publishing and marketing and I spent many years editing, writing and producing publications for Haymarket Publishing, Institute of Accountancy, and Anglia University.  I have completed additional courses for continued professional development.

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Family information

I live with my husband Kevin. He works abroad for long periods on super yachts. Our eldest daughter lives in France; the next eldest is married living in Surrey; the next two live in Maldon with their partners. I have a grandson (18 months) and granddaughter (2). We all meet regularly and have fun together shopping, theatre, walking in the countryside, eating at restaurants. My interests are walking (especially with my dog) and playing tennis. I practice yoga and Barre (ballet based yoga). I visit the cinema and theatre in Bury St Edmund’s and enjoy the market days there, all of which you are welcome to join in with.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

My home is a 15th Century Lodge situated in countryside but also close to the towns of Bury St Edmund’s and Stowmarket.  It has four double bedrooms and one single room. The main bedroom has a private en-suite and the bathroom is shared.


About the local area

Activities that are accessible locally are a swimming and sports centre; a cultural museum and cafes in Stowmarket. Bury St Edmund’s is a tourist attraction especially at Christmas when it holds a major Christmas Fayre.  During the year every week there is a large market.  Bury also has Cineworld, a popular and historic Theatre Royal; lots of shops and another theatre called The Apex, catering for concerts both classical and pop. There is a dry ski slope in Ipswich which is also fun.

Excursions available with this teacher

A visit Trip to historic town of Bury St Edmunds – Walking tour of town including Cathedral, Abbey Gardens and market.

Cost: Free

Day Trip to University town of Cambridge – Walking tour of old town and new; Cambridge university, Punting on River Cam with lunch or picnic.

Cost: Free

Visit to Suffolk Punch Trust – Family excursion and demonstration of Show Horses and nature waking.

Cost: Free

Felixstowe seaside town – Beach walk along coast and traditional fish and chips lunch.

Cost: Free

Walking tour of City of Chelmsford. County town of Essex – Walk into town; adventure activity of climbing wall (parents permission).

Cost: Free