Homestay for adults in Torbay

In brief

Staying with a host family is a great way to discover the English way of life and practise your English language.

  • Breakfast included
  • Dinner included
  • Private bathrooms for some rooms
  • Television in some rooms
  • Wireless internet in some homes

Distance to school

5 to 45 minutes on foot or a short bus journey; average 30 minutes.

Local transport

Regular buses cover all Torbay. A weekly ticket costs about £17.

5-10 minutes away

Local facilities depend on location of Host Home.

In detail


Throughout Torbay.

Type of accommodation

Host Home with bed, breakfast and evening meal.

Age of students

16 years and over.

Check-in and check-out

Check-in Sundays 16.00-23.00. Check-out Sundays 05.00 – 11.00. Other days and times by arrangement.


Breakfast and evening meals are included.

Kitchen/cooking facilities

Kitchen facilities are not usually available for students to use.


Single, double and twin rooms are available. All have a bed, wardrobe, work space and drawers.


Rooms may have private or shared bathrooms. Facilities will vary, but students always have access to a shower, basin and WC.


Electricity, heating and lighting are included in the price. Electricity is 230V, 50Hz AC.

Internet and phone

Some, but not all, hosts offer internet access. Use of telephones is by arrangement.


Hosts will wash bed linen, towels and a reasonable amount of the student’s personal items. Public launderettes are also available.

Security and keys

Students are usually issued with a key to the house on arrival, but bedrooms do not normally have locks.

Bed linen, towels and cleaning

Hosts will clean the students’ rooms. Hosts supply clean bed linen once a week and bath towels twice a week. Beach towels are not provided.

Deposit & Damage Charges

No deposit is required. Damage must be paid for at a cost agreed with the Host.


Visitors are allowed at each host’s discretion.

Noise and restrictions

Students should discuss any house rules or restrictions with their host.


Available all year to students aged 16 and older.

Holding rooms

A fee will be charged to store luggage or keep possessions in a room if students take holidays away from the school.