About the Homestay
We have a lovely family home in Stoneleigh, a wonderful part of Surrey. It is quiet and a very safe environment with local shops,restaurants and a variety of beautiful parks all within walking distance. We specialise in offering an English speaking family home in a clean, warm and friendly environment. We have been hosting for over 2 years and we really enjoy talking with our guests and sharing knowledge about the local area and how to get around. Me and my wife live in a 4 bedroom home with a large lounge complete with a 6 seater dining room table, large separate kitchen complete with a 4 seated breakfast table, downstairs toilet / hand basin and a large garden. Upstairs we have 4 bedrooms three (3) are guest rooms 2 of which will accommodate up to 3 people comfortably, 1 which over looks the rear Garden and has 3 single beds or a double bed & a single bed. The other room the double bed room (can also include a single bed if required) so 2 rooms can cater for a couple with child, 1 of the rooms looks over front of the house the 3rd room has a single bed only and contains a computer, desk and swivel chair.
Please note : All our rooms are also offered on a single occupancy basis so you would not share the room with any other guest during your stay with us.
The Hosts own bedroom has an ensuite with toilet so there is a separate bathroom with over head shower and hand basin (for guests only). There are 2 toilets 1 upstairs and 1 downstairs both are independent of the bathroom and both are used for guests only.
Our family consists of 4 children all adults now and all live away from home. We have 5 grand children one of which (Jack) stays we us on school holidays.
Our home is just 2 minute walk from Stoneleigh Station which is a direct link into Wimbledon in just 15 minutes and London Waterloo (in just 30 minutes)
Waterloo station is said to be the busiest station not only in England but in all the worlds countries, the number of visitors to Waterloo station is around 100,000000 per annum. No doubt the most common reason for tourists visiting Waterloo Station is because it is the centre of London were you will find that it is central to most of Londons main attractions. Take a look at just a couple of the attractions that Waterloo and its surrounding areas have to offer during your stay in London, by looking at our home page and the photographs that we have attached. Waterloo Station is just a 30 minute train ride from our local station Stoneleigh which is just a 2 minute walk from our home.
Note: Stoneleigh Station accepts Oyster cards.
Morden Underground station is just a 20 minute bus ride via a 293 bus & an 8 minute walk to the bus stop from our home.
Morden train station is a direct link into the city & most underground trains run a 24 hour service.
Although we are nearer to Gatwick Airport just a 40 minute taxi ride away, there is a route from Heathrow Airport via bus x26 at Hearthow bus central, the journey does take 60 minutes (Bus takes a wonderful scenic route via London) and is just 6 stops the fare is very cheap at just £1.50 (Prices as of 2018) each way per person, when you get off the bus at Worcester park just hop on the train from Worcester Park station to Stoneleigh Broadway station and we are just a 1 minute walk from the station cost is under £3 for a single adult.
Note: The x26 accepts Oyster card & contactless Note: Does not accept cash.
From Gatwick Airport to our home, take the 460 metro bus to Epsom clock tower (Cost just under £6) & then 3 minute walk to Epsom Station. From Epsom Station catch a train to Stoneleigh which is just 1 stop ( Cost just under £3) Note: The 460 bus does not accept Oyster card. Total journey time around 2 hours approximately.
You can also catch a train from Gatwick Airport to Clapham Juction, change at Clapham Junction and catch a train to Stoneleigh, total journey time around 1 hour excluding transfers.
The total cost from Gatwick Airport train station to Stoneleigh Station costs £8.30 (Off peak only) on a single journey by Oyster card or contactless only (Including public Holidays).....Off Peak 09:30 to 16:00 and from 19.00 to 06:30
Contactless ....... Peak costs £12.00 Monday to Friday from 0630 Oyster................. to 0930 and from 1600 to 1900.
We are also close to local amenities i.e. local library, takeaways, restaurants, local pub (across the road) hair dressers, barbers, post office etc all within 2 minute walk.
Once the booking is confirmed, the host will contact you to arrange the balance of your stay to be paid 10 working days before arrival (Payment by international bank transfer at the guests expense) cash on arrival can be agreed under certain circumstance but must be agreed in advance by us your hosts.
Please note: Failer to pay the balance of your stay or agreed amount by the due date i.e. 10 (Ten) Working days before arrival may result in your room or rooms being cancelled by us your hosts at no cost or liability. Guests must confirm to the hosts when the bank transfer is completed so that when the transfer has been received by us the hosts we can confirm receipt to the Guests by text or e-mail. Note: Failure to comply with this directive as well as any errors in transfer amount may result in your accommodation being cancelled again at no liability to us your hosts.
Please note there is no refunds on rates charged once payment has been made.
The hosts reserve the right to enter the rooms to change bed lining (usually every 4 days or as required by the guest) also to empty bins, tidy room and Hoover the room as required all at no extra cost to our guests i.e. Free of charge.
Guests can use all the facilities that the host has to offer during their stay at no charge i.e. Kitchen facilities, washing machine, drier, iron, ironing board, bicycles etc but please note that the hosts does not accept any responsibility for the damage / injuries caused by the use of these white goods etc however caused this remains the responsibility of the guests.
Guests can use bicycles kept in our garage if they so wish but it is the guests responsibility to ensure the bicycles are in road worthy condition before use and whilst being used by the guest or guests the bicycles should be maintained in road worthy condition at the full expense or cost to the guests, bicycles are loaned at no charge.
Guests can park their cars on the off street parking provided at vehicle owners risk, Len & Sandy will not accept liability for any lose or damage to cars parked on their driveway what so ever.
It is strictly forbidden for our guests to use our (the hosts) address/details for any personnel use or any reason what so ever except at the written consent of the hosts and is usually limited to visa applications, were the guest or guests may need an address in which to advise where they are staying.
These terms & conditions can be altered or updated at anytime without prior notice to our guests.
All our guests automatically accepts these terms & conditions once a deposit or payment is made in reservation of accommodation at the hosts home.
There is off street parking available to all guests.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Smoke alarm on each floor
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
We are only 30 minutes from the centre of London (Waterloo) and Stoneleigh train station is only a 2 minute walk to our home. Our house is a 10 minute walk to the bus stop which will take you to our nearest underground tube station Morden on the northern line (293 Bus) We are within 1 minute walk to most amenities, or a 15 minute walk into Worcester park this is the nearest high street and great shopping area. Sutton is not far away although you need to catch 2 buses it's a 30 minute journey or let the train take the strain / arrive in comfort by taxi your choice. We are close to Epsom high street which is more direct and has a wide variety of shops, restaurants and banks which is direct from Stoneleigh station or just 5 minute walk to the bus stop and a 10 minute bus ride number 293. Epsom race course is also just a short train journey away if no racing on there are airplane enthusiasts flying their remote control plains great Ariel acrobatics.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Amusement Park
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
No shoes up stairs
Keep room tidy
No food or drinks upstairs
Smoking is not allowed.
I stayed with Len and Sandy for 15 weeks. They deserve way more than five hearts as they were the best hosts ever. I felt like home thanks to them. They are 2 amazing human being, helpful, kind and generous. They really made sure I had everything I needed all the time and their support during my time alone in London was priceless and precious. They also helped me to make the most of my experience in the city and always gave me good advices on the places to visit. Len and Sandy also cooked for me every day and it was excellent all the time, they were kind enough to adapt to my working hours and dinner was always ready for me when I got back home. The house is as lovely as them and is clean and comfortable. The location is also very nice as the train station is 3 minutes walk from the house. If I go to London for a few days again, I will absolutely go back to Len and Sandy and recomend all visitors to London to choose them. This review is far from being as good as Len and Sandy are as hosts!
Sandy et Leonard sont des personnes très attachantes qui se soucient en permanence du bien être de leurs hôtes.
Leur maison est accueillante et idéalement située pour se rendre dans le centre de Londres.
A Stoneleigh, on trouve les commerces et restaurants dont on a besoin pour passer un séjour agréable et sans avoir à faire plus de quelques mètres à pieds.
La literie est très confortable, les sanitaires toujours propres et les chambres calmes. Nous avions la possibilité d'utiliser la cuisine à notre convenance.
Nous sommes partis en famille avec 2 adolescents qui ont adoré l'immersion chez nos hôtes.
Nous sommes ravis de notre séjour !
Merci Len et Sandy!!!
Everything was perfect !! Len and Sandy are very helpful. The full-English breakfast is terrific !
I spent 4 days there with my little cousin who's learning English. Len was very kind to help her to improve her English.
It's very easy to go to London city centre : the house is only 30 minutes to Waterloo station by train.
Thank you so much !
I wish I had stayed longer with Len & Sandy. They have been fantastic hosts & so welcoming especially Len who made sure my stay was as comfortable as possible & almost like part of the family. As Len has put it, this is a home stay after all & that we should feel at home which is exactly just what I did feel. Len & Sandy have a really lovely home just like all those lovely photos posted. The location is just perfect in a quiet residential area very near to the station and shops & yet just half an hour train ride away from London city center. Len is always available for a chat & I had a good and interesting time chatting with him. If I’m ever in London again, I shall most certainly stay with Len & Sandy. Thank you so much for hosting me and the opportunity to have a proper homestay.
It was definitely a wonderful day with Leo. He welcame me with worm smile and took care me enough.
House is large and tidy, so you're guaranteed with a good sleep.
I took a walk in huge park near his house in the evening and morning. It was nice to escape from busy city life even in a short time, then I charged energy for going back on work.
I would stay longer if l could so.
When if I have friends who visit me from Japan and need a place to stay ,I'll introduce Leo to them because he has hosted so many guests from around the world. It means that he knows and kindly accepts different cultures and people as long as we gusts have respects to his family and homestay-rules even if we don't speak English well.
Leo's house is in a quite erea but also in a perfect location to transport, one minute to staiton from house on foot and you can jump in a train which goes straight way to Waterloo.
I hope that he continues hosting many gest and sharing wonderful time to them.
Thanks and see you again Leo.
My stay with Leonard was really nice. He was very welcoming and made me feel right at home. He helped me a lot with the train scheduling and told me of nice tourist places in London. I would highly recommend!
Len and Sandy are very charming and caring hosts who went their extra mile to make the stay as much comfortable as possible. Thank you very much.
I had a really nice stay with Len and Sandy. They are great people and made me really feel at home. I cannot recommend a home stay with them enough. They were so kind to me and showed me around. I had a great time and learned a lot. I would give six stars if I could, or even more! Many thanks Len!
Very Good Service
Accommodation , house very clean family
Friendly I advise really !!!
It was really nice Homestay I enjoyed and I hope I can come again to stay they with them, they was great and friendly . ❤️❤️