Friendly multi-lingual family

Homestay in Handsworth Wood - Birmingham, United Kingdom

About the Homestay

  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Modern large detached comfortable home close to Birmingham City Centre. close to very fast bus links (15mins) to the City Centre. Rooms are bright spacious and have internet access and are furnished. There is also parking available.

House is shared with parent and 3 adult children who are sociable and lively.
We have had students for many years so we are accustomed to having other people about, we're quite a sociable household. We speak a variety of languages, English, French, Italian, German & Spanish and look for opportunities to expand our vocabulary and share cultural experiences.

Our home has 6 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms a double aspect lounge which looks out onto the back of Victoria park and the allotments. We have a variety of instruments so if you play perhaps we can have a jam session! There is a spacious kitchen and guests have their own cupboard and fridge.

We don't have a whole lot of rules in our house but the one which is of great importance to us to that we have to laugh as a family every day and we'd like to share that with you!

Additional Info

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House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Bikes for use
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Smoke alarm on each floor
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 7 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

Morning Glory
From £16 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Large bay windows in S/W facing single room. Great view of all comings and goings. There is a view of the lake in the adjacent park. It's a great room to wake up in.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Radio
 1 guest
Weekly Price
Monthly price
Autumn Bronze
From £18 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Double room on the ground floor. The room faces south-east and gets the sun in the morning which compliments the warm orange tone of the walls.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
 1 guest
Weekly Price
Monthly price
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About the Area

Our house is located in the North East of the City 15mins from the City Centre. Birmingham has a host of sights of historic interest if you have a penchant for gunmaking, pen making, jewellery making and coin manufacturing. Birmingham was at the heart of the industrial revolution that swept across the UK and is home to many well known patrons of the day eg John Cadbury and Matthew Boulton.

There is a bus service 5 mins walk form the house . The buses are frequent and costs £4.95 for a day ticket which can be purchased on the bus.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Complimentary Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

Paying for your homestay
All outstanding payments must be made in full, by bank transfer as cleared funds before the day of arrival.
Cash can only be paid, by prior arrangement. The full amount must be paid on the day of arrival.

Please keep our home secure by always locking the front door and windows when leaving the house.

No outdoor shoes to be worn on carpeted areas including; the stairs, upstairs or in the lounge (bring 2 pairs of slippers if you need to wear something on your feet all the times). You will be charged for cleaning if you walk on the carpets with outdoor shoes.

Please do not adjust the heat settings yourself, ask me and I will happily do it for you

You can use the kitchen but you will need to clean up, wash your dishes, wipe surfaces and sweep the floor on the day you use the kitchen (No overnight dishes in the sink).

You will need to clean your room if you are staying longer than a week. If you don't see the necessity of keeping your living space clean and fresh, this homestay will not suit you.

Detergents are available to clean the bathroom after every use in readiness for use by the next person.

Bedding is provided but you will need to bring your own towels.

Keep noise to a minimum after 11:00 pm, please.

Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance

No smoking in, or around the house, (this includes the front and back gardens). If you are a smoker, this homestay will not suit you.

Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would like your own home to be treated!

Please respect the privacy of others in the house. If you choose our homestay we will assume that you are happy to follow the house rules

Smoking is not allowed.

5 Reviews

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    April 2018

    Lorraine es una excelente anfitriona. Su casa, más que una casa, se convirtió en un hogar para mí. Ella es una mujer muy cálida y acogedora, siempre preocupada y brindando mucho apoyo. Sufrí la pérdida de mi equipaje y ella siempre estuvo al pendiente de mí. Su casa es un lugar muy grato en el que da gusto estar, muy buena ubicación y conectividad con la ciudad.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Raine in ,

    Thank you! I only wish I could understand what you have written.
    It was a pleasure to work with you Cristobal and Catalina was such a joy to share my home with. She is now my 3rd daughter:)

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    July 2017

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    September 2016

    A very friendly and open-minded family! I enjoyed staying with them and I had a lot of fun with them.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2015

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    March 2015

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When do I pay?

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