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English Tuition & Homestay in Cornwall

Summer of Broad Beans!

We have been busy harvesting our gigantic crop of broad beans over the last day or two! We have never had so many in previous years, it’s quite overwhelming! It means that we’re looking up interesting bean recipes and have lots of exciting new dishes to try!

The Stithians Show 2015

  Yesterday we visited the Stithian’s Show, which is an annual farmer’s event held in the village of Stithians. Despite the damp weather, a good time was had by all, as we enjoyed seeing a variety of animals, including goats, sheep, cows, chickens and ducks. The show also puts on a flower and vegetable display,…

Spring Courses for 2016

  February half-term: Famous Writers Course: The Ways of Love (includes Pride and Prejudice, My Last Duchess, La Belle Dame Sans Merci and The Story of St Valentine) Easter Holidays: Jane Austen Course (looking into the language of Jane Austen)

Get Ready to Book for the Autumn and Winter Season!

October half-term week: Famous Writers Course: Gothic Genre (includes the works of Mary Shelley and Edgar Allen Poe) Winter Holidays: Ghost Genre (Beside the Fireside with Victorian and Contemporary Novels), Once Upon A Time… (The Brothers Grimm, Philip Pullman, The Nutcracker and E.T.A Hoffman)  

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Don’t forget to have a look at the Novel English Facebook page, as there you can find lots of photos and further updates on courses and events!

The Bird-table

Recently, we’ve noticed a rather large sea-gull lurking on Trelugga’s chimney-pots, waiting for a chance to swoop in and grab some bread from the bird-table; he is a reminder of the sea nearby.


In the evenings the garden is full of bats getting their fill of insects, and in the trees you can hear the hoots of barn owls.

Swallow Season

The sky is now full of darting swallows, dipping and soaring over the wildlife pond for insects and teaching their fledgelings to fly.

Introducing Accommodation

The restoration of our Cornish cob cowshed is now complete and we’re looking forward to the grand opening of the Novel English Dormitory in August!

Year of the Lupins!

The garden has been overwhelmed by lupins this summer, as well as foxgloves of over 6ft in height! As ever, the rose garden is also looking splendid.

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