About the Homestay
Bienvenue, Willkommen, Huānyíng, Bienvenida or simply Welcome.
Our family invites you to stay in our riverbank townhouse situated in a popular location with local amenities and transport links all within easy reach, close to the international rail network (1 Km) connecting London to Europe, convenient for Canterbury and central Ashford too.
We are offering a double bed/sitting room with a TV, Wi-Fi, microwave, fridge, kettle, table and chairs including access to a washing machine, bath with shower and off road parking space.
My husband and I (Shirley and Jim) have been married for 27 years. We are an English speaking household with two adult children (James and Hannah) who live at home and two small friendly dogs. I enjoy cooking in my spare time or walking the dogs and we all like to watch movies, t.v, sports and going cycling along the many local cycle paths.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Carbon monoxide detector
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is located in a quiet residential area on a main bus route into the town centre/rail station which are both just a 1 km walk also. With the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet and Asda Supermarket being less than 0.5 km away alongside the nearby town centre, there is excellent opportunities for people who enjoy shopping with internationally recognized brands for fashion, food and gifts or local produce from the garden of England. There are many different restaurants and take away choices within Ashford as well as cinemas, museums, health centre and much more for all tastes.
Canterbury - 18 mins by train.
London - 38 mins by train.
Heathrow - 1hr 45mins by train.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
Please keep our home secure and lock the front door when entering and leaving the house.
Please do not adjust the heat settings yourself, ask me and I will happily do it for you.
Keep noise to a minimum after midnight please.
Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance.
No Smoking indoors but allowed in garden.
No fires to be lit anywhere on the property including back garden.
We want you to enjoy your stay so feel free to treat our house as you would your own home!
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
I had a lovely time staying with Shirley and her family. She was very helpful in offering information and her reception was warm. Her home was beautiful, very clean and comfortable. Location was close to the bus stop and Ashford International. I will definitely visit again.
A very nice welcome from Shirley'family. Shirley has been very available to organize my arrival. My train was late but she was available by phone, SMS or mail.. My room was big and I appreciated the armchair to relax. I would recommend this home to visit the area. There is a bicycle path in front of the house and I enjoyed walking to the supermarket and the railway station. I have a meal at night with the family I don't forget the two dogs who were very at ease on my knees. Thank you Jim, Hannah, James and Shirley.
The Hostfamily wa very nice and helped me with everything. They picked me up from the station and helped me with travel to work. They cooked a meal for me every night ( as arranged) and I took a packed lunch. The room was big , with a bathroom and WiFI.
Very nice family , you can talk und laugh all time when their are home! I found new friends and i ll go back to visit they again, the room is big and have a lot space for the luggage’s
Shirley is a wonderful person with he heart in the right place. She can make you feel at home and she loves people of different origins to become part of the family of whom she can learn and vice versa. If one has no great demands then this is just the place to be.
Perfect as always - would recommend whole heartedly.
A really pleasant place to stay. Kind and considerate hosts, great location, plenty to see and do and a wonderful base to explore Kent from or just chill out in Ashford. Highly recommend Shirley and her family as an ideal place to stay and would gladly stay here again.
How do I book?
Contact the host about your stay - tell them a little about yourself, why you are staying and ask any questions you have about their homestay. You will be able to book immediately after sending your message.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.