About the Homestay
We live in a nice area of Bournemouth about 4 kms from the town centre and beach which boasts 11kms of golden sands. Its a lively cosmopolitan town but we also have stunning nature and places both of natural and historical beauty to visit nearby. We are just minutes from local transport, shops library and parks.
Our home has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms a large lounge and large kitchen / breakfast room with gardens to both the front and rear.
We have no children at home but do have pet cats but of course they do not go to our guests rooms.
We love having guests and sharing our home and our time with them
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our home is situated in a quiet and safe suburb, about 4 kms from the actual town centre although we have local facilities. It is also only about 10 minutes walk from Bournemouth University Talbot Campus.
Local Area Facilities
- Bus Stop
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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Half Board
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
- Lactose Intolerant
No smoking in the house but you are welcome to smoke outside.
The room rate includes the following services: regular room cleaning, lunch, dinner, laundry, and internet access
Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival):
Pick up service: 40.00 GBP one-way
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
We booked with Carole to host one of our lovely volunteers for 29 nights. This was our first time finding host families through Homestay and we found the website very confusing, especially about when and how to pay the balance. Unfortunately we couldn't pay it online and as she couldn't accept a credit card either, we had to generate our own invoice for Carole which took longer to process than she was comfortable with (invoices can take up to 30 days). Lesson learned and now we know how the site works so we can approach it better next time! Despite this, Giuseppe had a great time at Carole's place and particularly appreciated the free food!
This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.
Carole is such a hospitable person and nothing is too much trouble for her. She loves looking after people, offers her guests all the services of her house, a welcome at the family table, and all at such a reasonable price. I would recommend her to anybody.
This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.
If you are looking for a really host family, this is the best you can ever find it!!
You are going to learn a lot of English and different customs. They are so helpful and friendly!! You are going to have the opportunity to learn a lot and grow like person! I recommend this family 300%!! One of the best experiences of my life, I would repeat any time, without doubt!
Si estas buscando una host family de verdad, esta es la mejor que vas a encontrar!! Vas a aprender Inglés y diferentes costumbres! Son súper simpáticos y te ayudan con lo que necesites!
Vas a tener la oportunidad de aprender y crecer como persona! Los remiendo al 300%!
Una de las mejores experiencias de mi vida, volvería a repetir sin lugar a dudas!
Booked for a month, staying for the year...
Arrived at a strangers house and now feel like a member of the family. Accomodating and friendly Carol and Pete will welcome you in with open arms. With a skill of selecting the "right people" to stay here, your house mates will soon become your "brothers and sisters". Ideal for BU students as a short (10-15 minute) walk from Talbot campus. Plenty of free, quiet roadside parking straight outside the house. Smoking allowed outside the house and friends are welcome to come over for dinner etc., Finally some useful words of wisdom/good manners: rooms are vacuumed but you'll need to tidy it; snuggly bedding provided but you might like to buy yourself a second pillow; you'll probably need to share your room, although that's not a major issue as your house mates soon become your best friends; Carol is the boss "although Pete likes to pretend he is; foods available to make your own breakfast and lunch but dinner will be provided, including a yummy pud! Recommend to all (Carol organises other home stays in the area so if she's fully booked she can help you "find a family", although I cannot provide ratings for them).
Peter and Carole are really nice and helpful! The room was grate and tidy and the food was delicious. They will always be my first choice to live at Bournemouth. I will miss them and cats!
The best hosts I have ever met. Peter and Carole are now part of the family and vice-versa. During my stay, I believe I made lifelong friends. Plus,the house has a very familiar and welcoming ambiance. Last but not least, the cats are docile and thirsty for attention (aka cuddles and food). I intend to stay there for much longer next year.
Lovely couple who went out of their way to welcome me into their home . Made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble . Arrived as a stranger left as a friend!
The experience with Carole and Peter was brilliat, both are very nice and treated me as a member of the family. They became soon in part of mine, too. They are lovely and very helpful. I spent 25 days there and they helped me to achieve the main objective of my trip: to improve my English. Besides, they took me to different towns, family events and even climbing (their son). The house is amazing and the room very wide. Carole did the laundry and cooked very nice dinners. I already miss them and I am sure I will be back.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.