Rene C

South England

Rene C

I have a passion for teaching English and I love meeting people so home stay teaching is my ideal job. I speak French and I spent a year in France as a student learning the language. It was a great way to improve my language skills and the experience means I can empathise with my students. I have recently retired after many years from farming and running a bottled spring water business. I am originally from New Zealand where I was a primary and middle school teacher. I have lived in England for over 30 years.

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

Location information

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


Nearest airport with transfer cost: Exeter (EXT) £120

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Gatwick (LGW) £ On request

Heathrow (LHR) £ On request

Nearest railway station: Exeter St David’s

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Academic information

I have the Trinity TESOL qualification to teach English as a foreign language. I have a degree in French and I have a Diploma of Education.

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 Family information

I have three grown up children. Our son is a vet and travels around the UK with his work. One of our daughters lives in Ireland with her husband and grandson. Our youngest daughter lives and works in London although she often returns home at the weekend. We have two cats and two dogs who all live outside.
I play a little music and I love reading. I am a keen gardener and I enjoy walks in the local countryside.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

My home is an old manor house, situated within walking distance of the pretty, little village of Lifton. Lifton is in the county of Devon in south west England. There is a farm nearby although there has been no livestock since our retirement. There are lovely views from our house over the attractive surrounding countryside. Lifton has a farm shop with a restaurant as well as a couple of hotels.

About the local area

Devon is a popular holiday destination for many English people so you will find lots of different things to do.
Locally, fishing and riding are available. The coasts of Devon, and nearby Cornwall, are very accessible where there are beaches; coastal walks; and attractive seaside villages and towns. The north Devon coast is known for surfing whilst the south coast is good for sailing.
The market town of Tavistock is about 30 minutes away and a nice place to explore. It is located on the edge of the area known as Dartmoor, an upland area of dramatic landscape. It is excellent for walking and has picturesque villages. Dartmoor is the setting of one of the famous Sherlock Holmes novels.
The historic city of Plymouth is an interesting place to visit. In the old port, you can visit the Mayflower Steps which mark the spot from which the first English settlers set sail in 1620. If you are interested in visiting stately homes and gardens, there are many in the area for you to explore.

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