About the Homestay
I live in a quiet leafy area of south Birmingham close to Cadbury's World - the perfect experience for chocoholics. Ideal location for visitors interested in history, the industrial revolution and more contemporary things like art, fashion, music and shopping. My home is on the bus route so very easy access to Birmingham City Centre (Aston University and Language colleges -Brasshouse, FBT, Abbey College, etc...).
Some times of the year, i can host upto 4 guests in my home. For guests staying for a week and longer - half-board (i.e. evening meal) can be provided for some of the stay, so please email with your plans and we can negotiate this further. Some meals can be complimentary (I will host) and other meals can be provided for aprox £5 per person per night - guests can eat with myself and other homestay guests.
I teach Immersion English (TEFL) and have Full-board Homestay students stay throughout the year from Europe and international countries.
A bus ride away:
The city centre attractions are just a short bus ride away including Birmingham's New Library (largest Library in Europe), Art & History Museum, Gas Street Basin Canals, Brindley Place, Mailbox and Cube, NIA concerts, Symphony Hall, Vintage Custard Factory and lots of exciting nightlife venues.
Birmingham City centre is great for shopping. We have Selfridges, John Lewis, Debenhams, House of Fraser and Harvey Nichols!! Plus all the brand shops, high street shops and the Bull Ring Shopping centre which is open most days until 8pm. In addition, we have a fabulous Christmas Market that's about 1 mile long starting around 15th November every year with outdoor ice-skating.
Closer still, by bus, there's Moseley Village - very popular nightlife area with plenty of pubs, cafes and restaurants
A short walk from the house:
I live in a green city and you can easily see this by taking a short walk from my home to the local reservoir and then onto the canal. It's a 5 mile canal walk to the city centre - or a quicker bike ride! The local Kings Heath high street is a 15 minute walk and provides plenty of cafes, bars, restaurants, library, swimming pools, gyms, shops, churches and parks.
Good location for a day visit to Shakespeare's Stratford or London.
Light, spacious and airy 3 bedroomed home with 2 bathrooms and 2 toilets in the house - so there's plenty of privacy. 2 lounges and outdoor seating in the garden also available for a comfortable relaxing stay. Parking is available. Host works from home most days (private Tutor and Mentor)
Half board accommodation (an evening meal) can also be an option for aprox £5 an evening meal - booked inadvance of the day.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
My home is located in the south of Birmingham in the Kings Heath area. Birmingham City centre is less than 5 miles. I live near to the lively Kings Heath High Street and Cadbury World but also close to the tranquil reservoir and canals.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Horse Stables
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
Bring your own technology - occasional Wifi access can be provided also.
The TV lounge is a No shoes zone. Bring you slippers or prepare to not wear shoes in my home.
No meals in bedrooms.
No smoking in the house - smoking is OK in the garden and there's a covered seated area for this.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Paula is very professional and friendly. The boys had a lovely break at hers.
When we booked a room with Ms. Paula, it was the first time we have used Homestay and Paula had been the most helpful in showing us how to use Homestay’s booking system. Paula has been very professional with us and she consistently made sure to keep in constant contact with us in case we have any questions about her home and monthly schedule. We also find her a very friendly person and a great candidate for a host for one of our students (and our student had no complaints about her at all when he stayed at her home). Working with her was a pleasure and we would definitely recommend her as a host.