Mission Statement

It is our aim to provide High Quality Language Tuition for teens and adults, alongside an exciting programme of adventure and culture. Young learners will improve their English via a meticulously planned course, covering all major aspects of the English Language, and will be taught by highly qualified and experienced staff. Our guests will be integrated into the Woods family life, and will have the opportunity to mix with extended family and friends as well as enjoying the experience of socialising with our ‘Teen Team’ during activities and free time. Adults can enjoy learning English in these magnificent surroundings, and will be made most welcome. We take pride in tailoring our culture and adventure programme to suit the individual tastes of our adult guests. 



Alison Woods
English Teacher, B.Ed (Hons) CELTA

Matthew Woods
Adventure Director, MBE 


Young Learner Homestays

100% English immersion. Experience our everyday family life and enjoy fun activities each afternoon from sports/water sports, hiking and sightseeing. Homestay guests can opt for up to 4 hours/day of English tuition at £20.00/hour. Young learners are accommodated in the main house.

Sample Daily Schedule

MorningBreakfast, room tidy, lessons
MiddayLunch and prepare for afternoon activity
LunchCycling at Loch Katrine/Shopping in the village
AfternoonTraditional family dinner
EveningSurpervised homework hour then movie
Lights OutDiary then lights out at 10 pm

Teen groups

Based on groups of 4: 100% immersion with 4 hours of language tuition per day. Accommodated in Buzzard Cottage or the main house. Sports and Culture daily activities: Edinburgh day trip, Climb Ben Lomond, Mountain Biking, Water Sports and High Ropes experience. Excursions are supervised by fully qualified staff.

Sample Daily Schedule

MorningBreakfast and lessons
MiddayLunch and prepare for afternoon activity
LunchServed in Buzzard Cottage
AfternoonGo Ape High Ropes Experience
EveningActivity barn then movie / popcorn
Lights OutDiary then lights out at 10 pm


Enjoy learning English in this stunning area. English tuition tailored to suit individual needs and interests. Up to 4 hours of English Tuition per day. Adults can be accommodated in a double room with views in the main Nether Glenny house or in Kestrel Cottage by arrangement.

Sample Daily Schedule

MorningBreakfast and lessons
MiddayLunch served outside, weather permitting
AfternoonEscorted climb of Ben Lomond or tour of Stirling Castle
EveningDine in the Lake Hotel overlooking the Lake of Menteith
Lights OutNight cap before bed