Friendly and Welcoming

Homestay in Catford/Forest Hill borders - Catford, United Kingdom

About the Homestay

Nature Modern
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

I am a very warm and friendly person and my priority is to ensure my guests are comfortable in my home, as well as providing any help you will need to get around London. I enjoy a good conversation, learning new cultures, music, TV, cinema and travel and developing a good rapport with my guests.

I live on a nice quiet road in a leafy suburb in South East London. The house comprises 3 bedrooms in total with living, dining room, kitchen, utility room and two bathrooms (one for the guests), garden and off- street parking. Please note that I only cater for year round university students, leisure and short stay business/holiday bookings

The rooms are bright and south facing with lots of sunlight on sunny days and are fully furnished to a very high standard, with all the amenities and travel connections only minutes away. There are three train stations connecting you to Central London and the City and the nearest bus stops are 3-5 mins walking distance.


Additional Info

I am easy going. All I ask is that my guests keep their rooms and shared areas such as kitchen and bathroom tidy after use, keep noise to a minimum especially when returning late after a night out and make reasonable use of the WiFi when streaming on your devices so that it does not adversely impact others in the home.



House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • Pets Indoor
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Smoke alarm on each floor
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Non Smoking
  • Allow Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Twin room (Convert to double room)
From £22 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Spacious and beautifully decorated to a high standard with lots of storage and plenty of sunlight. Single occupancy £25 p/n or £38 p/n double occupancy

  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
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About the Area

Our house is located 3-5 mins walking distance to the nearest bus stops and 7 mins to Catford/Catford Bridge train stations. Distance to Central London from Catford Stations is 15 minutes to London Bridge (City) and 20 mins to Charing Cross (West End).

Shopping: There is a substantial Sainsburys supermarket within walking distance as well as a small Tesco Express for convenient groceries and a lovely pub close by. Catford town center is only 5 mins away by bus with lots of shops, bars and restaurants, whilst Lewisham shopping mall is 15 mins by bus.

The neighborhood: We are situated near the Ravensbourne River with a great cycle and jogging path with lots of open space and trees, as well as a park. There are also several historical parks a stones throw away. Our neighboring town is Forest Hill with lots of lovely cafe's, bars, restaurants and gyms for the active AND A MUSEUM with fantastic open space great views of London.

Local Tourist Attractions: We are also just a couple of bus rides away from the Royal Borough of Greenwich which boasts the London Planetarium, the Royal Observatory, the famous O2 and Cutty Sack amongst many other attractions. A MUST VISIT for all visitors to London.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • 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
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
  • Half Board
  • Full Board
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian

House Rules

Short stay guests have use of the microwave and limited use of the kitchen. Long stay guests have use of kitchen to prepare quick meals (limited to 1 hour), as well as the washing machine for a weekly wash.

Use of the shower/bathroom is limited 15 mins daily in the evening as it is a shared facility.

All guests are expected to keep their room and shared areas (bathroom and kitchen) clean after use.

Guests are welcome to share the living room only when family members are present and must ask permission to use the equipment.

Please do not invite visitors to our home, and If you arrange to meet someone at our address, please agree this with me in advance.

Please keep noise to a minimum level after 10:00pm.

I look forward to meeting you and hope your stay will be a memorable one.

Smoking is allowed outdoors only.

6 Reviews

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    September 2019

    Ottimo soggiorno. Marie è una persona adorabile.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marie in ,

    Thanks Sara for your heartfelt review. Lola and I are always talking about the children and missed them.

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    February 2019

    Marie is a very warm and pleasant host who is always present if you have questions, the house is great and the area very quiet, do not hesitate to book with Marie if you are looking for a room. It was a wonderful experience with Mary and Lady

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marie in ,

    Thanks Marwa for your lovely review. It truly was a pleasure to have you around and look forward to seeing you again one day.

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    Age 18 - 24

    4 hearts
    March 2018

    Marie is a very warm and welcomig person. She was very helpful all the time and her home is a nice place to stay at. Thank you very much for the 3 weeks!

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    March 2018

    Marie est une hôte super sympa, humaine, et serviable. La maison impeccable, mes filles et moi même avons beaucoup apprécié, merci Marie pour votre accueil et gentillesse. Et le très grand bonjour a LADY, hhhh.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Marie in ,

    Dear Nassera,
    Thank you and your lovely daughters for your kind words. It was a real pleasure to welcome you all into my home. You did not feel like strangers, but like friends and treated my home as your own. I loved your honesty and openness and would not hesitate you welcome you back one day.

    Best regards

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    January 2018

    Marie is a very nice and helpful person with a very friendly family. I could feel very well during my stay. The house is comfortable with easy access to transports and it locates close to lots of small shops and walking distance from supermarkets. I would certainly recommend her house!

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    November 2017

    Marie and her family were very friendly and nice during my stay .They are very polite and warm people and their house is very neat and cozy. I recommend Marie’s house to everyone.

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