About the Homestay
I live in an substantial victorian house in an upmarket urban village, Moseley. Though only minutes from the town centre, Edgbaston Cricket Ground and next to Moseley Private park it is quiet, select and has parking. Moseley village served place for restaurants, cafes and wholefood venues in the whole of Birmingham.
We have 4 cats and love animals and farming.
The house has 6 bedrooms 4 with their own washing facilities plus two additional bathrooms and a separate toilet, but I only accept guests in a maximum of two of the bedrooms whilst my children are at university or on holiday with their friends.
I have a 1/2 well stocked garden which guests are welcome to use.
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is in a quiet and safe urban village of Moseley only 3 miles from the city centre and well served by 10 minute buses and a cycle route. It is 15 minutes from Birmingham University, and 5 minutes from Edgbaston Cricket Ground. Moseley was the birthplace of Tolkien and has a thriving community with Folk and Jazz festivals in the summer.
The village has 5 trendy cafes, 15 restaurants covering every taste from Michelin Starred to Tapas to Birmingham Balti, and a selection of bars from Irish to Cocktail .... There are mature venues and place for students ...
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
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
- Use of Kitchen
I have a booklet which sets out the running of my home and any house rules. I will email a copy to you prior to your arriving. It has the normal stuff in there you would expect for your home!!! Plus it you break it you fix it.
No couples for more than a week and no children under 16.
Smoking is not allowed.
Fast response to our request and excellent communication throughout. We had a lovely stay. Great house (once we found it. Really must get a Satnov!) Thanks for use of the fridge. Hope you didn't mind me feeding 3 of the cats. They greeted us when we came down and followed us round doing a really good 'we are starving' impression so I put down a couple of pouches which they hoovered up. I believe it was Moseley festival so lots going on. Very good local bus services got us to our friend's birthday party. All in all, great, and we will be in touch if we are looking for a place to stay in that area again.
The house is a perfect match for people choosing for character over convenience and are happy to improvise along the charm of the house, e.g. the original wooden door of my room couldn’t be closed and the window couldn't stay open on its own. Most of the time, I stayed with a second fellow renter in the huge house or even on my own. The owner or the owner’s children pass by during weekends or vacations. The house comes with a beautiful garden and four cats. The cats are not allowed in the house anymore but may occupy the garden room and have their own cat door to leave and enter the house. The renters are expected to feed the cats during times when no family members are around.
Arrived in the daytime and the owner's soon let us in as owner was out. House was a complete mess and only one room was ready even though we'd booked 2. Cat hairs everywhere. No locks on the bedroom doors or bathroom door. Massive fight by the owners around midnight one evening. No mention of breakfast. Beautiful houses on the road and very quiet street but there's no way this house should be on homestay or any other accommodations website.
Nice people.house ful of charecter,what i would call a lived in house,!!!!!
A very convenient place to stay for matches at Edgabston cricket ground . The parents in the family were absent throughout my stay but the daughter was able to fill in without any trouble. The room was a bit unconvential as it apparently was normally used by one of the family and no attempt had been made to clear his belongings prior to my stay. The neighbourhood was quiet however and within easy reach of local shops, restaurants etc
My stay with Sally and Chris was enjoyable as I was made to feel welcomed from the very moment the door opened to the time I left.
The house was very homely and located in one of the nicer parts of Birmingham, a short trip to the shops, I was able to get everything I needed; and I needed everything
The neighbourhood is very safe and quiet; it even had its own private park only accessible by key fob.
I would definitely return if I have the chance.
Cosy family home in a good neighbourhood close to Birmingham proper.
Great experience ,highly recommend Sally an her lovely pad an family including cats
Thank you Sally for the great hospitality! I stayed in the house for one week and it exceeded my expectations. Sally went far beyond her duties to make me feel welcomed and at home. It was a pleasure to hear all the amazing life stories she has to tell. And at the end she even offered me a lift on her car, which was a huge help considering the amount of luggage I had. I couldn't be happier with my stay there. Cheers
I enjoyed staying here and it was really peaceful, and Sally, Chris and Alex were a very welcoming family. Thank you for your hospitality.
How do I book?
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When do I pay?
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