About the Homestay
My husband and I live in a four bedroom semi in a quiet neighbourhood which is 4 minute walk to the bus when travelling to Bournemouth and a short drive to Christchurch Train Station.
Parking is available on the Close.
Only non smokers at this property.
Payment is requested prior to arrival.
Arrival time must be before 9pm. Best to cancel bookings for arrivals after this time.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Smoke alarm on each floor
- Carbon monoxide detector
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is approx. 15-20 minute walk from Christchurch High Street and 30-40 minute walk to Mudeford beach. We are four minutes walk from the P1 and P3 bus route which takes approx. 30 minutes to Bournemouth.
We Travel to Bournemouth each morning for work MON-SAT and can provide a lift if going the same way at 07:40am for two persons.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Water sports
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
Only non smokers to live at this property.
Payment for all bookings must be made prior to arrival.
We ask all guests to leave the bathroom and kitchen in a clean state otherwise an additional charge of £4 per day will be required for cleaning.
Smoking is not allowed.
Worst experience I have ever had in my life and am hoping that no other person should go though what I went through. I arrived on a Saturday late evening and Monday morning I had to write my final year unversity exam. On Sunday morning, norma asked me for the rent and after I had given her the amount (170 gbp) they asked me to leave her accomodation and would not return my money. After minutes of arguing they agreed that they would give me 50 gbp back and the rest they would keep charging for the pickup from coach station. Before I booked my stay, it was clearly mentioned in writing that the transfer back and forth was included with the evening meals as a whole package of 70 GBP. which I had to pay separately. I did not even take one meal with them as I had to leave already on Sunday. What makes me wonder is that why would they tell me to leave after I had given them the rent, why not before and ask me to pay them for 1 night stay. On their old profile it said smoking not allowed., which I would have thought smoking only not permitted inside the house. I never smoke inside the house but only outside. Even though I asked her husband the night before when i arrived whether i could smoke outside and he was OK with it as long as I smoked outside.The next morning they told me to leave after i paid the rent, even though they knew i had my final year exam the next morning. They should have told me to leave before I paid them 85% rental of the total stay. I am sure that they will not be able to digest the surplus money which they took from me. After they told me to leave they would not even give me 30 min to arrange for a new accommodation. Her husband harassed me and was on my head ready to drop me somewhere else. I was very nervous as my final year exam was the next morning. NOTE: As soon as I left their place, they changed their profile in homestay , previously with Name NORMA.
Friendly, helpful, comfortable. What more could you want?
I had a wonderful 2-month stay in Christchurch. Norma and Quintin were welcoming and helpful hosts. And the food was also really good.
j'ai passé un agréable séjour chez Norma et Quintin, ils sont très accueillants , et ils m'ont beaucoup aidé. Ils sont très gentils et si je suis amené à revenir à christchurch, je retournerais avec grand plaisir chez eux.
Wunderbare Zeit in Christchurch, Danke dafür an Norma und Quintin! Ihr habt uns sehr gastfreundlich bei euch aufgenommen und bereits mit der persönlichen Abholung am Bahnhof überrascht. Auch sonst habt ihr uns immer einen tollen Service geboten - z.B. mal Wäsche gewaschen, beim Radmieten unterstützt und uns sogar extra zum nächsten Bus gefahren, da es mal wieder regnete... Mit Begeisterung haben wir das Upgrade für Lunch-Pakete und Dinner mit euch am Abend genutzt - es war immer sehr unterhaltsam und sehr lecker; die Kids waren natürlich von der Wii begeistert! Bei der Miete der Fahrräder wart ihr uns eine große Hilfe und auch beim Unterstellen dieser gegen den Regen immer sehr um uns bemüht. Es waren schöne Tage bei euch - auch wenn wir gerne öfter die Sonne gesehen hätten! Die Gegend ist wunderschön mit vielen Möglichkeiten für Ausflüge - vom Strand bis in den Wald, vom Schloß bis in die Stadt, von den wilden Pferden bis in den kleinen Hafen... Wir waren gerne bei euch! Gaby, Leon und Lars
Wonderful time in Christchurch, many thanks to Norma and Quintin! You have received us very hospitably with you and already surprised with the personal pick up at the station. Even otherwise you have always given us great service - eg washed laundry times, helps us to hire some bikes and even specially drove to the next bus because it was raining again ... We are excited to have the upgrade for lunch packages and dinner with you in the evening - it was always very entertaining and very tasty ; the kids were naturally excited about the Wii! When renting the bikes you were a great help and also during garaging of these against the rain always very concerned about us. These were beautiful days with you - although we would have liked more often seen the sun! The area is beautiful with many possibilities for excursions - from the beach up into the woods, from the castle to the city, from the wild horses as far as the little harbor ... We were happy to stay there!
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.