About the Homestay
My home is a Victorian house in the St. Andrews area of Bristol, close to the city centre. It is close to beautiful St. Andrews Park and the popular Gloucester Rd. with its independent and quirky shops and cafes. The area is friendly and safe, and has the feel of a village within a city.
Check-in: 6pm - 9pm Check-out: Before 10am
I have 4 bedrooms available. Two of the rooms are very large (4.8m x 3.8m) with large bay-windows giving views over Bristol and the garden. Guests will share a bathroom.
There is free on-street parking and there are easy and quick public transport links to the university, UWE, MOD Abbey Wood and the city centre. The distance to the university or the city centre can be walked in under half an hour.
I work from home as a tutor, teaching maths, science and English. I have a PhD in Physics and worked in research for many years before becoming a mother. I home educated my daughter up to and including A levels. I enjoy cooking, particularly baking cakes, biscuits and desserts and I enjoy making jam and bottling fruit. Gardening is a hobby. I love walking and ice skating. I like peaceful places of natural beauty and try to see the good in everyone and the silver lining in every cloud. I have travelled all around the world and lived in a remote village in Benin, West Africa for 1 year.
My cat lives with me. I'm well-travelled and friendly and experienced at hosting professionals and students. I aim to live sustainably and give guests a safe, clean, quiet comfortable home-from-home.
Guests are welcome to help themselves to cereal, toast, tea or coffee for breakfast.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
My home is 1.5 miles from the city centre with its bus and train stations, which provide links to other parts of the country and to Bristol International Airport.
The house is in a safe area.
The house is within a few minutes’ walk of numerous bus stops and Montpelier train station which provide frequent and quick links to other parts of the city and to Bristol Temple Meads and Parkway train stations.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
Check-in between 6pm and 9pm. Check-out before 10am.
Breakfast is self-service consisting of cereals, toast, tea or coffee. Guests are also welcome to help themselves to tea and coffee in the evening.
Please wash up after yourself and put everything away.
No self-catering facilities are available. There are many lovely places to eat on the nearby Gloucester Rd. If you buy a take-away, please eat it before arriving, or in the kitchen. Please do not eat take-aways in your bedroom.
No smoking in the house or garden.
Do not bring alcohol into my home or consume alcohol in my home.
No candles or flames or burning of any kind.
No electrical equipment is to be used in the bedrooms other than that provided or laptops, mobile phones or hairdryers. (e.g. No electric heaters or rice cookers to be used in bedrooms.)
Please take shoes off in the kitchen, and leave them there, to keep the floors clean and wear socks or slippers inside my home. Also, please keep the kitchen door shut so that my cat cannot get into the rest of the house.
The bathroom is shared, so please clean the sink and shower/bath after use and dry the floor. Please use the shower and don’t take a bath. There will not be enough hot water for a bath, and taking a bath keeps the bathroom occupied for too long.
I ask that guests do not invite anyone other than those booked into the room into my home. This is for safety purposes.
Please respect the needs of other guests to have a quiet place to study, relax and sleep.
EMERGENCY FIRE EXIT: When you are in your bedroom, the closest exit is the front door. Just turn the silver knob downwards to open the door.
Please respect my home as if it were your own, and I hope that you will feel at home.
Smoking is not allowed.
Debra has a delightful house in Bristol. Central and within easy reach of both bus and train stations. Enjoyed my comfortable room and would stay again if I need a place to stay in this area.
Excellent place to stay close to city centre and easy to find parking nearby. The accommodation was exactly as described and was just the job. Very peaceful location. Highly recommended.
très bon séjour chez Debra qui est très accueillante.
Nous gardons un excellent souvenir
Debra is a charming lady. I felt I was staying with a friend.
Just perfect and Debra is a real lady very helpful and kind would definitely stay there again very comfortable home and worth 5 stars
good location,nice and quiet.very pleasant host.
J'ai passé une excellente semaine avec Debra. Elle est calme gentille et arrangeante. Elle s'intéresse à tout le monde et aime apprendre aux autres. De plus, Bristol est une superbe ville, je vous recommande vivement de venir voir Debra !
I had a great stay,Debra is a lovely person and I hope to come back soon!!
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) and a 25% deposit using a choice of payments: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal. The deposit is collected in advance on behalf of the host to protect against no show or late cancellations (within 7 days of arrival). You then pay your host the balance due on arrival. The 25% deposit payment is made to the host 2 business days after your scheduled arrival date. This deposit payment will only be refunded if you cancel the booking at least 7 full days prior to arrival.
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.