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Homestay in Handsworth wood - Birmingham, United Kingdom
£13Best room price
per night for monthly stays

About the Homestay

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In a great location, Handsworth Wood, a stones throw away from the park with boating lake, hire boats and cafe. 15 minutes to the City Centre. Close to the Universities - including ASTON and UCB, Language schools, Football stadiums, Jewellery Quarter, Transport links, Shopping Centres and amenities! 30 minutes by car to Birmingham Airport and The NEC - The National Exhibition Centre.

If you are looking for a bright clean sunny room then you are welcome to come and share our family home. If you're clean, tidy and considerate then this might be the place for you.

Perfect for professionals, students - great place to practice your English! Ideal for long term or short term lets if you're just visiting Birmingham for a short break.

VEGAN and VEGETARIAN guests are most welcome so long as you are OK about having meat in the home.

I share my lovely home with my 23 yr old daughter and 13 year old son. We're a sociable and friendly bunch whilst respectfully allowing you your privacy and space when preferred. I have previously hosted international students from a variety of countries including – France, Vietnam, China, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Bulgaria, Belgium, Germany, Spain.

Our hobbies are varied but include football, travel, reading, learning Spanish, socialising, music gigs, cooking, arts and crafts, watching movies and going to the cinema, good food and eating out. Guests are welcome to accompany us on social outings during their stay.

We offer 4 spacious rooms for rent by guests in our large tastefully decorated modern family home set over 3 floors. With 2. 5 full bathrooms and toilets.

Shoes to be removed downstairs, only indoor shoes allowed on carpeted areas.

Please note that full payment is required on the day of arrival in Sterling currency.

** For longer term bookings of 30 nights or more please message me for other payment options. **

House facilities
Separate laundry room for your use during your stay
Use of iron and ironing board
WIFI - WIRELESS INTERNET
Washing machine
Large kitchen diner
You're welcome to use the kitchen (to cook light meals) but we ask that you clean up after yourself
Microwave
Own kitchen cupboard with crockery and cutlery
Guests have their own shared kitchen fridge
Central heating and double glazing through out
Smoke alarm on all floors
Carbon monoxide detector fitted
Annual Gas and electricity safety check and certificates (– available for inspection if required)
Fire blanket and fire extinguisher in the kitchen
Parking

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Bedrooms available for booking

   

Room 1 (study bedroom) - perfect for long term study let
£30
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

FROM £13 PER NIGHT! FOR BOOKINGS of 30 NIGHTS or more Bright and sunny single room, sleeps 1 Bed linen and towels provided. Wooden floor. Built in wardrobe. Large chest of drawers. Study desk and chair. Lamp. Waste and laundry basket. Mirror.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Nightly Price
£30
Weekly Price
£170
Monthly price
£390
Room 4 – on the ground floor a spacious bright and clean double room with single bed
£30
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

FROM £16 PER NIGHT! FOR BOOKINGS of 30 NIGHTS or more Sleeps 1 Bed linen and towels provided. Wardrobe. Wooden floor. Desk and chair. Bed side table. Chest of drawers. Waste and laundry basket. Mirror. Access to downstairs toilet with wash basin

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Nightly Price
£30
Weekly Price
£190
Monthly price
£480
Room 3 - large single/small double room, with single bed
£30
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

FROM £15 PER NIGHT! FOR BOOKINGS of 30 NIGHTS or more Bed linen&towels provided. Next to bathroom. Built in wardrobe. Wooden floor. Large cupboard with shelves. Chest of drawers. Study desk & chair Waste and laundry basket. Over looking garden

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Nightly Price
£30
Weekly Price
£190
Monthly price
£450
Room 2 - spacious sunny double room over looking the garden
£35
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

FROM £17 PER NIGHT! FOR BOOKINGS of 30 NIGHTS or more Suitable for a couple or single person. Double bed. Bed linen and towels provided. Next to bathroom. Built in wardrobe. Wooden floor. Bedside cabinet Chest of drawers Study desk and chair.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
£35
£45
Weekly Price
£205
£314
Monthly price
£510
£1,349
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How it works

About the Area

In a great location, Handsworth Wood, a stones throw away from the park with boating lake, hire boats and café. 15 minutes to the City Centre. Close to the Universities, Language schools, Football stadiums, Jewellery Quarter, Transport links, Shopping Centres and amenities! 30 minutes by car to Birmingham Airport and The NEC - The National Exhibition Centre.

Things to do and places to go! - really too many to mention so ask us for more information. But here are some of our favourites in the meantime...

Soho house is 10 minutes by car http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/soho

Why not treat your loved one, or yourself to some jewellery from the world famous Jewellery Quarter http://jewelleryquarter.net/shopping/ A mere 10 minutes from our home. Not to mention the lovely restaurants and bars

Close to many UNIVERSITIES and language schools. For example:

Aston university http://www.aston.ac.uk/study/
Birmingham City university http://www.bcu.ac.uk/
University of Birmingham http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/index.aspx

The language gallery -http://www.thelanguagegallery.com/locations/birmingham
Brasshouse language school https://brasshouse.birmingham.gov.uk/
Birmingham graduate school http://www.bgschool.org.uk/

If you're into keeping fit there's a park right by the home with boating lake and café. Also a leisure centre close by.- http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/handsworthpark

Visit Edgbaston Reservoir http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/reservoir

The beautiful and historic St Mary's church described as “ The cathedral of the industrial Revolution” is 5 minutes walk from the house - http://handsworthstmary.org/image-gallery/

Why not have a go at some of the water sports – 15 minutes from our home!
http://edgbastonwatersports.co.uk/

The Mac – Arts complex just 20 minutes by car https://macbirmingham.co.uk/whats-on

Custard factory with great eats and funky shops is a mere 20 minutes in the car or 30 mins by public transport - http://www.custardfactory.co.uk/

Why not check out Digbeth dining – Birminghams original street food event every Friday with great food and phat beats! - http://digbethdiningclub.com/gallery-page

The Jam House – one stop venue for food, music and entertainment 10 minutes by car and 20 minutes by public transport - http://www.thejamhouse.com/birmingham/

Birmingham Southside - http://visitbirmingham.com/birmingham-areas/birmingham/southside/

The Pen Museum - http://penmuseum.org.uk/

Cineworld Broad Street - http://www.cineworld.co.uk/cinemas/birmingham-broad-street

The ICC - http://www.theicc.co.uk/

The Blue Orange theatre - http://www.blueorangetheatre.co.uk/

Eating, Drinking and Shopping - There are a number of local shops nearby including a 24 hours Tesco and Lidl

One Stop Retail Shopping Park http://onestop-shopping.co.uk/ 6 minutes by car and 16 minutes by bus

The number 16w bus takes you to the New Square Shopping Centre, cinema and restaurants - http://newsquarewestbromwich.co.uk/

The Button Factory - new Bar and restaurant in the jewellery quarter - http://thebuttonfactorybirmingham.co.uk/

Brindley place - http://www.brindleyplace.com/category/restaurants/

Sidewalk Bar and restaurant - http://sidewalkbirmingham.com/

The Mailbox - http://www.mailboxlife.com/dining-nightlife/

China Town - http://visitbirmingham.com/birmingham-areas/birmingham/chinatown/

I am happy to share more ideas about local activities and places of interest around Birmingham on your arrival.

Guests are welcome to accompany us on social outings

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Water sports
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Halal

House Rules

House rules for peaceful and harmonious living
We are an Eco- friendly home so we ask that you kindly recycle, turn off lights, water, fan and electric heater when not in use please.
Ours is a quiet relaxing home so we ask that there is no loud music or excessive noise after 10 pm
No smoking allowed in the house
Shoes to be removed downstairs, only indoor shoes allowed on carpeted areas.
As this is a family home we ask that no guests or strangers enter our home without prior discussion and agreement with the host
Please respect the privacy of others in the house. You are NOT allowed to enter any of the other guests or family bedrooms without consent!
For yours and our safety and security we ask that you remember to always close all windows and to lock the front door on entering and leaving the home.
Longer term guests will be allocated a *laundry day on arrival. One FREE weekly wash is included in your room rate. If you require to do laundry more than once a week there will be an additional charge of £3.50 per extra load of washing.
And finally we want your stay to be as comfortable and pleasant as possible so if there is anything you are unsure about, then please ask :-)

Please note that full payment is required on the day of arrival in Sterling currency.

** For longer term bookings of 30 nights or more please message me for other payment options.**

Additional services provided

An evening meal can be provided on the day of your arrival, by prior arrangement. This can include a vegetarian or Halal option or why not sample some of my Caribbean dishes. This will incur an additional charge

A kettle for making tea and coffee can be provided for your room on request, at no extra cost. please let us know before your arrival.

Hair dryer and fan provided on request, at no extra cost

A microwave and fridge are provided in the kitchen for the use by guests also.

Photocopying and Faxing can be done on request but may incur an additional charge

With prior agreement rides and pick ups can be arranged, when possible and at an additional cost

Smoking is not allowed.

22 Reviews

  • 5 hearts
    October 2017

    The family are one of the best people I have ever stay with, apart from my family . I love them very much!! God bless them !

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Shirl in ,

    Thank you Massah for your kind and lovely review :-)
    It was a pleasure welcoming you to our home.
    Shirl

  • 5 hearts
    September 2017

    Shirl was very welcoming and I did not run into any problems at all during my stay - I felt very secure and at home despite only staying for a short period of time.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Shirl in ,

    Thanks Gorby for your kind review.
    It was a pleasure welcoming you to our home.
    Shirl

  • 5 hearts
    June 2017

    My time in Shir'ls home was awasome. The family is very lovely and friendly. The home is always clean and near the city center and it's very easy to take buses to any places.
    I recommend to everybody to go to this house because they will really enjoy the time there.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Shirl in ,

    Thanks Ane for your kind review.
    It was a pleasure welcoming you to our home.
    Shirl

  • 5 hearts
    May 2017

    I have stayed with too many hosts around the world during my numerous trips so far, and I can say from the bottom of my heart that Shirley was definitely the best host ever; and I'm sure she'll keep being the best one wherever I go and whoever I stay with for the rest of my life.

    It was extremely comfortable and peaceful time I spent in this blessed house that I cannot put into words. I enjoyed everything that was served for me to the last, and spent a perfect night, after which I totally felt unwound after hours of walking and standing on my feet around the town during two days.

    And lastly, if you're to visit Birmingham, prefer no luxurious hotels or that type of extravagant places to stay. Just book a room in this lovely house and enjoy Birmingham.

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Shirl in ,

    THANK YOU so much for your kind and lovely review Omer.
    It was a total pleasure meeting you.
    Stay blessed.
    Shirl

  • 5 hearts
    April 2017

    I spent a little more than 2 months at Shirl's place. It was really awesome ! The house is really well located, only 15 mins max from the city center by bus. The house was really clean and quiet. Shirley and her family are super nice people that respect your intimacy while always be ready to have a chat if you feel like it. A great place if you want to feel home, i'll miss it.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Shirl in ,

    Thanks Pauline for your kind review.
    It was a pleasure welcoming you to our home.
    Shirl

  • 5 hearts
    April 2017

    Everyone has been really nice and helpful during my stay; the house is always clean and in a really nice residential area.
    It's super easy to reach the city centre from here and there's a really nice park within walking distance (it only takes a couple of minutes to get there).

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Shirl in ,

    Thanks Sofia for your kind review.
    It was a pleasure welcoming you to our home.
    Shirl

  • 5 hearts
    March 2017

    Living with Shirl and her kinds was a great experience, they are so friendly and also ready to offer their help. I enjoy this homestay so far. The house is also clean and quite. The neighborhood is nice as well.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Shirl in ,

    Thanks Bouchra for your kind review.
    It was a pleasure welcoming you to our home.
    Shirl

  • 5 hearts
    February 2017

    Very beautiful, cozy and clean house to spend one or further nights/days. A real home for travellers. Thank you.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Shirl in ,

    Thanks Eulalie for your kind review.
    It was a pleasure welcoming you to our home.
    Shirl

  • 5 hearts
    February 2017

    Shirl is a lovely, warm and friendly host. This is a perfect place to stay for anyone wanting a calm, clean , well-furnished family home with easy access to a bus service to Birmingham City Centre, which is about 20 minutes away, depending on the time of day.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Shirl in ,

    Thanks Denise for your kind review.
    It was a pleasure welcoming you to our home.
    Shirl

  • 5 hearts
    February 2017

    This is definitely the best homestay I've had in the UK. Shirl and her family are warm and welcoming towards each of our guests. They were pleased to chat with us and provided their services very professionally as a host. I cannot find any weakness to comment on this host family and would not hesitate to recommended them to any people who are coming around here to study or work.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Shirl in ,

    Thanks Leo for your kind review.
    It was a pleasure welcoming you to our home.
    Shirl