Yolanda F

South England

Yolanda F

Hello, my husband and I look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful English countryside apartment with a traditional afternoon cream tea on your arrival.
We have hosted overseas students for almost 20 years and always enjoy the cultural experience.


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

Location information

Location: East Grinstead, West Sussex | View a map of this location

Nearest airport(s): London Gatwick (LGW) 25 minutes;

Nominated transfer location(s): Gatwick (LGW), Ashford Eurostar

Heathrow airport supplement: +£50 one-way

Nearest railway station: East Grinstead

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Academic information

I have a degree in Business Administration & Management and I have TEFL Certificates in General and Advance English. I have taught on a 1:1 basis to students we have hosted and at summer school in London ranging from Beginners, Intermediate and Advance levels.

Courses taught

Family information

Our household includes my husband and I and we are in our early 60s and mid 40s respectively. Although we have occasional family members visiting from the North of England.
We are also active in our local church group. We enjoy travelling, photography, music and walking in the forest. We also take part in local volunteer work and we like to undertake self-improvement courses.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

Our apartment is located in the first floor of an exclusive development of Rockwood park, converted from a former private school over 20 years ago and it is in a semi rural location where is not uncommon to see deer and an extensive range of birds. Our surrounding gardens is something we are proud of. You will have your private bedroom with enough storage space, a desk and a table lamp. Shared bathroom facilities with bath and shower. Superb Wi-Fi connection!

About the local area

In the nearby town of East Grinstead there is a gym with a swimming pool and sauna. Also a cinema, library and high street shopping in original Tudor buildings. There is the famous Bluebell Railway which has recently been restored for tourism. And for Winnie the Pooh fans Ashdown Forest is a must (about 16 km away)!

Excursions you can take with your teacher

Tour of Saint Hill Manor – Built in 1792 and situated on 59 acres (239,000 m²) of landscaped gardens overlooking the hills of the Weald. Visit followed by a traditional Sunday Roast in the newly-built refectory.

Cost: Free

Trip on the famous Bluebell Railway – One of the finest collections of vintage steam locomotives and carriages many of which were preserved straight out of service from British Railways. Visit includes Cream Tea in the railway carriage.

Cost: Free

Day trip To Brighton – Walking tour of Brighton and the famous Pier. Visit followed by traditional Fish and Chips..

Cost: Free

Day trip to London – Departing from East Grinstead Station arriving at Victoria Station Big Bus ride  including river boat to Westminster or Greenwich.

Cost: £12 off peak return ticket and £32 for Big Bus ride

Day trip to Ashdown Forest – Day walk in the forest visiting Pooh Bridge and Enchanted Place. Picnic (weather permitting) or hot dinner in nearby pub.

Cost: £30-£40