Greater Exeter is Devon’s capital and is becoming a vibrant modern city with a historical past pre dating the Romans.
This is reflected in popular visitor attractions including the Underground Passages, fascinating Exeter Cathedral, the recently refurbished RAAM Museum, Not to mention the historical City Wall and the lovely gardens that surround it.
Exeter Quayside has it’s own rich history, beginning with the wool trade that built the city's wealth. Moving South you can find the original swing bridge and old working canal lock gates which lead to the River Exe. This grand river passes through the medieval town of Topsham, and on to the Jurassic Coast of Exmouth, with plenty of seaside views and a Jurassic coast path leading to Orcombe point and its outstanding sea views.
Exeter has also become well known for being a large educational hub for many international students from around the world. Many of them choose to study at Exeter University, a Russell Group research university alongside Oxford and Cambridge, as well as the "Outstanding" rated Exeter College that has recently introduced a specialized international programmes.
Exeter was recently voted as the most active place in the country, and this can be seen in our local favourite football team, Exeter City Football club, and, of course, our own Premiership Rugby Team "Chiefs", both of whom compliment this exciting City. Exeter Homestay UK will now be working with Exeter's leading health & well being Charity, Exeter City Community Trust who work in partnership with Exeter City Football Club delivering inspiring physical activity, education, health and well being programme and courses primarily across Devon and Somerset for all members of the community regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, physical ability, background or economic status.
The Southwest area in Devon is also known to be a very safe environment for visitors, with a newly refurbished and healthy city centre, all surrounded by the beautiful Devon countryside including ancient and magical Dartmoor.
Just ten miles from Exeter, you can reach the truly beautiful South Devon coast. Take a walk on the South West Coastal Path, or spend a day on one of the many unspoiled beaches from Beer to Dawlish Warren. Many of our beaches have won awards for water and beach quality, and great swathes of the coastline are designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or protected by the National Trust.
Stretching to the east is the Jurassic Coast, more than thirty miles of stunning UNESCO World Heritage Coastline, part of the 95 miles charting 185 million years of the Earth’s history.
Visit the oldest seaside town in Devon, Exmouth which boasts two miles of sandy beach, and is the gateway to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast Inland, more areas are designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; East Devon AONB and the Blackdown Hills AONB. Both are usual paradises, rich in history with stunning countryside landscapes, manor houses and farmland. Not to forget the famous English Riviera in Torbay one of the UK's most popular holiday destinations where a warm welcome awaits you, surrounded by stunning coast and countryside including Torquay, Babbacombe, Cockington, Paignton and Brixham.
We approached Carol @ EHUK and asked for help to find us a suitable Host Family Carer for our daughter of 16 during her studies at Exeter College in September 2018. EHUK found us the best suitable Host Family Carer for her to stay with & we as parents we felt 100% confident that our daughter had settled very quickly, was happy, safe & well looked after during her studies. Our daughter was treated as part of the family by the host parent. EHUK also stayed in regular contact with us as parents and to ensure all our needs and our daughters needs were met. We have now extended a further year for our daughter to Study and would highly recommend EHUK for homestay if you have a junior under 18 studying in and around Exeter. 5* Rating
We booked through a recommendation with EHUK in Exeter, to take care of our very large mini stay group from France for a 3/4 day Educational Travel trip. We had arranged for morning lessons, each afternoon with activities and all children in a homestay with full board accommodation. Fun was had by all & we all enjoyed every moment. EHUK were very organised, helpful and professional with great homestay host too. We immediately booked again for future visits to Exeter.
Carol from Exeter Homestay UK has been our point of contact for several years ongoing to organise a small, but unique Junior Summer School, The venue by choice is held at Exeter University Campus. All of our junior students from our school in Madrid, Spain have given 100% positive feedback and have always had a fabulous and fun time during programme, the course is built to deliver fun, learning, confidence buidling and challenging activities. We have certain criteria for our groups to meet and EHUK deliver every year for us. Our junior students are always welcomed and become part of the host family carers during their stay. Carol has been our trusted colleage and contact for these programmes for several years and we can put all of our confidence & trust in Carol and all of her staff, so therefore we have now become collaborators with EHUK in the UK for many more of our future projects.
As an agent/tour company in France, we have had several years of experience in travelling to the UK as Group Leaders/Tour Guides for our Educational mini stay holidays & EHUK was one of our first organised visits in 2018 to Exeter & Newton Abbot. We found Carol and her teamto be organised, efficient & to have outstanding host families for us and our juniors to stay in. We would highly recommend booking a group stay in Exeter or Newton Abbot areas in Devon! You won't be disppointed!
Quote From Mr Alhazmi " I really appreciate your business it has helped us so much to have piece of mind for our son studying in the UK so far away from us, I/We were advised to deal with Carol by a colleague in Saudi Arabia and we are so glad we did " Our son is still in contact with the host family and was well cared for and looked after during his course.