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Hello, our names are Matthew and Charlie and we live in the beautiful countryside of Herefordshire - in the heart of England.

We are non-smokers, both in our 30's and enjoy a wide range of activities including hiking, cycling, and jogging etc. We also enjoy cooking and music.

We live in a traditional 4 bedroom cottage which has many original features including wood burners, making it very cosy all year round!

We can teach and accommodate single students, couples and families as we have 2 double bedrooms and a single bedroom available.

Although we live in the countryside, we are only 5 miles away from the nearest city and are well served by public transport.

We are both qualified English teachers and have taught foreign students of all ages and abilities.

We love meeting new people and enjoy sharing our lovely home with friends and guests.

We have many more host teachers. Enquire here

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New Teachers, New Areas


We now have new teachers in the following areas:


Kendal (Lake District)




We're really excited to be able to offer you even more choice of locations for your full immersion English course.

We're adding their profiles to the 'Meet a Host' page so check them out now!

Mumpreneur 2011 Award


Local mum and entrepreneur, Lorna Allen, has earned herself a place in the final lineup of The Mumpreneur Awards, an annual ceremony aimed at celebrating parents throughout the UK who manage the difficult task of juggling business with family life.

The mother of 2 runs Live and Learn Homestays Ltd., an organisation offering personalised English courses and leisure activities to people visiting the Midlands region from abroad. Lorna's customers (homestay guests) benefit from a full immersion experience where they are placed with host families and have the unique opportunity to improve their English skills and learn about British culture through sharing their host families' lives.

Lorna Allen, Director of Live and Learn Homestays tells NetworkMilan.com how you can improve your English and feel at home in the “Heart of England”

Live and Learn Homestays Ltd is a small English language homestay company based in Birmingham, the "Heart of England", in the UK. The company is owned and managed by Lorna Allen, a local entrepreneur who worked part-time as a homestay tutor and local organiser for a large, international language homestay company for over seven years.

Read full article here: www.networkmilan.com