Nigrán - Pontevedra (SW - Galicia), Spain: We welcome guests wishing to stay in an architect designed Spanish/English home. Enjoy a unique homestay of Spanish in Spain or English or both! Our complete language immersion Spanish/English allows you to practise your new language skills round the clock. The accommodation in spacious, private suites is of the highest standard. Comfort and quality are a priority for relaxation in a private sitting/study room. Enjoy wonderful sunsets from the garden terrace and "swim" into the Atlantic Ocean!
Type of Programme
One-to-one, personalised Spanish tuition living full-board with the tutor's own family and in the tutor's own home, including local visits and excursions, meeting friends, neighbours and professional colleagues etc.
Type of House: Detached House in Spain
Teaching Qualifications and Experience
1980 – 1984 BA Honours Degree in Hispanic Studies (Spanish/Portuguese/History)- Bristol University England.
1984 – 1986 Instituto Inglés (Vigo, Pontevedra Private Language School) - English Teacher.
1986 – 1987 Conference/Congress Work (Vigo) Galician T.V. / World Fishing Exhibition.
1987 – 1990 Translation/Conference work (Vigo).
1990 – 2011 Private language tuition in 3 Spanish companies in Vigo. Private home tuition(students aged 5 – 65).
Hobbies and Interests
I wish to share Galicia´s cultural heritage with guests during their homestay. My interests are entertaining, gardening, cooking, sports, travel, reading, architecture, theatre and classical/jazz music. My husband enjoys water sports, gardening, music and reading. He is a qualified Yacht Captain.
Excursions and Local Attractions
Experience the charm of our region with a distinct cultural heritage. In a truly unspoilt part of NW Spain our home is situated near Baiona(Pontevedra) in the Rias Bajas(Lower Estuaries) just one kilometre from the sea. Golden sand beaches and shallow, safe bathing can be enjoyed as well as in our private infinity pool. Watersports(sailing,windsurfing,canoeing), golf, tennis, cycling and mountain walking are popular. The lush, green Miñor Valley is well-known for its beauty. Flanked by marvellous mountain scenery the area enjoys mild weather all year round. In a region of great diversity with idyllic islands dotted along the coastline the spectacular Cies Islands are on view from the property forming part of the National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia. Delight in theatrical performances, concerts, local pazos(Galician manor houses) maritime/artarchaeological museums, exhibitions, open air markets and local fiestas.
Sample the exquisite white wines from the local vineyard.