During their course, most students prefer to stay with an English homestay so that they can get the greatest benefit from their stay in England. All our host homestays are carefully selected by our accommodation team and then checked for comfort, friendliness and suitable study facilities.

All of our homestays are located within walking distance of the school, with a maximum distance of approximately 20 minutes (30 at peak times). Students are placed using the information received on their enrolment form about special diets or preferences. You can choose full-board, where students have breakfast and dinner at home and are given a picnic lunch every day; or half-board with no weekday lunches. Students stay in single rooms.

In the summer students can also choose to share with another student of a different nationality / mother tongue,(if they are under 21 years old) although single rooms are available on payment of a small supplement. All of our homestays offer a light laundry service. We will do everything to ensure that your stay with your host family is as pleasant and enjoyable as possible. We are also able to offer Executive Homestays, where the above is offered along with your own private bathroom. Please contact us for more information.

Living in a homestay : Washing clothes, towels for your use and bed linen / sheets

When you choose to stay in a homestay your host will offer to wash your clothes for you, on the basis of a light washing load once a week. Your host will provide you will bed linen which will be changed weekly.Your host will also provide you with towels to use during your stay.Your host will explain to you where to put your dirty clothes for washing etc. There are launderettes and dry-cleaning shops in the centre of Paignton.

Hotels and Bed & Breakfast

Some of our students prefer to stay in hotel accommodation. There is also a wide range of Bed & Breakfast accommodation available in the town.

CLICK HERE to see our current 2018 price guide for hotels and Bed & Breakfast accommodation our students regularly use.


It is also possible to rent holiday apartments. Once again we provide an information service. (Please note it is necessary to book well in advance).

Bed & Breakfast

A selection of our recommended Bed & Breakfast accommodation.


A selection of our recommended hotels, all within walking distance to The Devon School of English.