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English for Families: an excellent combination of a holiday in our beautiful area with English language tuition for families.

Download an English for Families Brochure

The Package
The Accommodation
The Teaching
The Area
The Cost
Booking Procedure
Avoid Disappointment

The Package

English for Families programmes usually include the following components:

  • Rental of a cottage or apartment
  • 20 hours per week of English language teaching in the cottage
  • All teaching materials
  • Tourist information

The Accommodation

We work closely with cottage agencies who inspect and grade the cottages we use. In this way, we can be sure that the cottages we offer to our students are of a good standard and also that we have a good choice to offer.

The cottages can be for two people up to eight in a family group. We offer cottages by the sea, in a small village, in the country, near a river...even apartments in a city, if you prefer.

All of the cottages are in Devon in south-west England. This is because our training centre is located here and we can administer your programme more effectively and deal with any questions more efficiently.

The Teaching

The trainer comes to your accommodation. The most popular package includes four hours per day of English language training - so 20 hours per week.

The trainer can teach all of the family together in a group - or just the father, or just the mother, or just the children or a combination of all these possibilities. The choice is yours!

The teacher brings all necessary materials and equipment to your house. General English, Business English or Specialist English can all be taught.


We recommend that you bring your own car or hire a car when you are here. 

There are many beautiful places to visit but public transport is limited, depending upon where your cottage is located and we feel that you will benefit much more from your stay if you are independent for transport needs.

We will give full information on how to reach your cottage when you book for a course.

The Cost

Every family is different and has different needs. Cottage English runs during the whole year and, therefore, cottage rental prices are different obviously higher in July and August and at Christmas and New Year. We cannot, therefore, give an accurate standard price. The cost depends upon:

  • The size of your family
  • The facilities you need
  • The time of year

As a guideline, however, £1600 per week per family, for everything (cottage and teaching and administration and materials) is a reasonable starting price. 

If you come at the height of summer or if you have a large family or you want a swimming pool with the cottage, then it will be more expensive. On the other hand, if you are only a couple and you come in the spring or the autumn it may be less expensive.

Booking Procedure

We have a large number of cottages to choose from and every family is different so we do not produce a brochure of the available cottages. We consider each application individually.

To book an English for Families Course:
  1. Complete the Enquiry Form
  2. We analyse your needs and email you details of several cottages.  
  3. The price of the English for Families package will be confirmed.
  4. You select the cottage you like and email or telephone your choice to Accent. 
  5. We reserve the cottage for 7 days. 
  6. You transfer the deposit to our bank account within those seven days. 
  7. We confirm everything and send all the necessary documentation, travel details and invoice for the balance of the fees.

Avoid Disappointment

These cottages are very popular and this package attracts a lot of interest. 

Please contact us as soon as possible, giving us as much advance notice as you possibly can. 

The closer we get to the summer period, the fewer cottages that remain and the more limited the choice. 

Please try to book early.






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