About the Homestay
Our house is situated on a main road, fifteen minutes by bus to town or about twenty five minutes walking. There are also local shops a ten minute walk away, and a big park five minutes walk in the opposite direction.
I live with my teenage daughter, who is currently on a gap year. I have two other children, both of whom are in London: my daughter is at Uni and my son graduated last year.
We have a fairly quiet home. Everyone is usually in their own space, but we come together for mealtimes where possible.
We have been hosting foreign students and people travelling for the past seven years on and off, so we are used to having people stay. My daughters have made many friendships with some of the students who have stayed in our home over the years.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Smoke alarm on each floor
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is situated on a main road, ten minutes by bus to town or about twenty five minutes walking. There are also local shops a ten minute walk away, and a big park five minutes walk down the road.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- 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
Please do not invite strangers into our home. Should you wish to invite a (non sleeping) guest over, please agree with me in advance.
Feel free to use the kitchen but please maintain hygiene standards ie wash your hands before preparing food; also please clean and tidy up after yourself. This means wiping down kitchen surfaces and cleaning the cooker after use.
The same for the bathroom - please clean bath and sink after use. Also please ensure no hairs are left on bathroom mat.
There are 3 rooms downstairs in which you can eat: kitchen, dining room and sitting room. PLEASE DO NOT EAT FOOD UPSTAIRS IN THE BEDROOM. It is ok to take drinks upstairs.
Please keep our home secure by not leaving the front door open when you enter the house and by double-locking the front door when you leave the house.
Smokers can do so well away from the house but please do not bring the smell indoors.
Do enjoy your stay with us and feel at home.
Smoking is not allowed.
The position is amazing! It's 2 minutes from the bus stop and close to the centre of Bristol. Shirley is nice and the house, even though a bit small, is very welcoming and comfortable
Nice cosy place, accomodating host. enjoyed the stay
Even if i was in Uk, for 2 weeks i felt like at home!
Thank you very much Shirley!!!
I stayed with a family friendly and hospitable .
The dinner was always great .
I felt at my house.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
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) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
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.