About the Homestay
We live in a three storey terraced house in Kings Heath Birmingham14.
Our rooms are warm and comfy.
We have satellite tv in the living room which can be picked up by tablets and smartphones in the rest of the house. We have broadband.
We are 3 miles from Birmingham University and 3 miles from the city centre where Aston University is located.
There are loads of buses to the city centre( 50 35) and many more to other destinations including the 11 which is the bus that goes round the ring road of Birmingham.
Smoking is permitted in the garden room and the owner is a smoker.
Moseley is the adjoining suburb which is a bustling vibrant village that has just won 'Best place to live in U.K.' and has many restaurants and bars.
Cannon Hill Park is about a mile away and has the Midland Arts Centre in it that has many interesting exhibitions, films, plays etc.
My daughter and I can speak a little Spanish so would welcome Spanish visitors for some conversation!!
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm on each floor
- Carbon monoxide detector
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
The airport is approx 9 miles away and main line train stations in the city centre are 3miles away accessed by buses that run every few minutes or a short taxi ride. The bus stop is on the High Street approx 400 metres from the house. Kings Heath is a busy suburb of Birmingham and has a bustling High Street with big name shops, supermarkets and many pubs, cafes and bars. The neighbouring village is Moseley which has a vibrant night life with many bars, cafes and restaurants.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Horse Stables
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
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
No pets allowed.
Minimum stay 4 nights
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
It took me about three months to decide to write a review. When I left Angie's house, I was really disappointed and I wanted to give her only one star or less! As a Muslim, I have thought a lot about a verse in the Quran (chapter 5, verse 8) which says: "O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for God, witnesses in justice, and do not let the hatred of a group of people prevent you from being just to them. Be just; that is nearer to righteousness. And fear God; indeed, God is Acquainted with what you do." At that time, I was worried that I would be unfair to her since I was upset. Therefore, I decided to wait until I feel ready to write a fair review. I hope I am ready now.
In the first two weeks, she was very nice, kind, helpful and above my expectations. She helped me a lot, and she offered help when I did not expect it. For example, she took me to Argos in her car to pick up my printer so I did not need to take a taxi or walk home carrying the printer. That was very nice of her since she did not need to do so. She also took me in her car to buy my student bus pass and to register with the nearest GP and that was very kind of her. She did not have to do that, and it was not part of the contract. Her food was okay. We did not always have the dinner on time and sometimes it was late, but in most cases it was fine.
All of that changed after the first two weeks when a misunderstanding happened between her and me. Although I apologised many times, she said that "my apologies are not sincere" and she will not accept them. Anyway, after that I spent one month in her house, and I was treated very badly by her. She also refused to provide dinner for me although she agreed to that before I booked the room. I can still recall many events when I could not study just because she was very rude to me. One time she got frustrated when she found that I put some stuff in the fridge without asking her in advance and she shouted: "Shit! You invaded my fridge!". That month was a nightmare, and I had to leave the house.
Her daughter is a diplomatic and sensible person. She was always nice even when her mom changed drastically. She never treated me badly. She was always nice and kind regardless of whether she was happy or not.
The house is very clean, and they do not have any pets. A housekeeper comes every other week to keep the house clean. On my arrival, my room was also clean, and I kept it clean. In general, Angie is very generous, but she is quite moody. She has a boyfriend who comes from time to time to spend the weekend in her house. Although he is nice, she does not mention him on the website. I was looking for a house of females, so I would not have booked a room in her house if her boyfriend was mentioned on the website or if she mentioned that to me before.
I gave her three stars for the first two weeks, and I did not give her four or five stars because she treated me very badly in the last month. I hope that I am fair enough to her. To sum up, I would recommend her to Westerners, or to those who are very familiar with the British culture. I would not recommend her to non-Westerners especially if they are Muslims. They would not feel comfortable in her house for many reasons, among which is that she drinks alcohol a lot. There would also be a huge cultural gap, and they might not always be able to handle it if she did not help them! Regards, Asil
Angela's house is a good house. Also she's family is really kind to me. They really helped me with everything like family, son. To me they are the first English family and an eternal family. Her house is very clean and the food is also excellent. You can learn a lot of English and British culture while dining with them. I guarantee that Angela's house is the best homestay!
저는 안젤라의 집이 최고의 홈스테이라고 생각합니다. 안지와 그녀의 딸 피비는 정말 나에게 친가족 친아들처럼 대해주며, 그들은 항상 손수 만든 음식을 저에게 대접해주었습니다~! 다른 홈스테이는 냉동음식이나 가족먹을거 따로 하고 게스트 먹을것 따로 만든다는 곳도 있는데 여기는 가족과 함께 매일식사하니까 믿을수있고 건강한 흠식을 먹을수있습니다.! 그리고 청소도 게스트가 신경쓸 필요가 없습니다. 안지는 항상 목요일마다 그녀의 클리너와 당신방을 청소할것 입니다. 물론 매우깨끗하고요. 이불도 일주일에 한번씩 청소해주고 아주 깨끗한 환경에서 살수있어요. 샤워 타임이나. 음식제안 그런것 없고. 당신이 지켜야 되는것은 예절! 안젤라는 예절을 매우 중요시 합니다! 항상 서로 존중하고 웃으면서 대화하세요 물론 당신이 여기에 오면 안젤라는 당신을 완벽한 영국신사로 만들것입니다. 저는 살면서 문제같은것도 없었고 정말 친가족 처럼 잘지냈어요. 안젤라의 집이 최고입니다.!! 한국사람으로써 보장합니다.딴데가지마세요 여기오세요!!
I spent the month of July with Angie and it was great! My room was very cozy, I had everything I needed, and whenever I needed help Angie was always willing to help. Talking about food, I could have whatever I wanted for breakfast, and her cuisine was delicious too! Also, Kings Health is very well located, as you only have to take one bus to the city centre and it is a 24h bus, so there is no problem coming back no matter the time.
One of the things I enjoyed the most was having a cup of tea with her and her daugther while watching TV.
They are very nice people and I had a lovely time at their home.
I had a wonderful stay with Angie's family. She is a very likeable and nice person to live with. I enjoyed my stay in her house. We had joy and fun, and it was an enjoyable experience in Birmingham. She helped me with my speaking English and we share many stories together. It's for my not just a homestay but a lovely family during my time in Birmingham. I appreciate that very much and I will recommend her house with no hesitation. I will definitely come back to her house next time in Birmingham.
It was a pleasure for me to have this experience with this family. Angela is an excellent woman who helped me all the time although my English wasn't very good. She is a great cook, friendly and very funny with all the people.
Her house is very clean, warm and comfortable. The area has excellent parks, a lot of shops and is very near to the city centre.
Any way it is a great opportunity and very recommendable.
Assolutamente da consigliare. E' una buona soluzione se si decide di venire a Birmingham per pochi giorni. Per andarè in centro o alla stazione c'è un comodo bus a 5 minuti a piedi dalla casa. L'alloggio è confortevole e la Sigra Angela molto ospitale ed amichevole.
Had a lovely stay with Angela in her family home. She was very welcoming and friendly. I would stay there again when I'm in Birmingham next.
It is a pleasure for me to recommend Angela´s home. Very good experience. I recommend to everyone. Angela is lovely, her house is beautiful very confortable and clean.
La familia Foster es encantadora. Ángela es una anfitriona extraordinaria. Todo ha sido muy fácil. Ella y su familia te hacen sentir como en casa. Su hogar es muy acogedor, la comida muy buena, son cariñosos y amables. La ubicación de esta familia es ideal: cerca del centro de Birmingham en autobús, con varios parques para pasear, un barrio muy tranquilo. En fin, un alojamiento muy recomendable.