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 £3 (Prices as of 2016) 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 also accepts Oyster card.
From Gatwick Airport to our home, get on a 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 £8.60 on a single journey by Oyster card only.
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, so please ensure that when the bank transfer is completed by your bank (Guest) the guest must confirm this to us your hosts and when the transfer is completed our end and the balance of your Stay is paid into the hosts account as detailed by us your hosts (By e-mail) we will confirm receipt. 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.
It could not have been easier or better. I was made welcome with excellent facilities and will certainly check out Homsestay in general and Leonard specifically.
Thaaaanks for Leonard and sandy for letting me having such a GREAT time as they were my first experience as a homestay, I thought I won’t feel comfortable as some people said about homestays, but they proved me the opposite, I even promised them to come back again!.. they were very helpful and made me feel like i’m in my home..
sometimes I was the annoying guy but they didn’t seem annoyed at all !! , thats made me feel like having a real nice dad and mom in UK.
See you soon Leon & Sandy
I stayed with Len And Sandy for nearly three weeks. They are very kind people. Since I traveled to London alone I did not need a big room, and considered to go for the single student room with computer. Sinse I was going to stay there for three weeks and had a big luggage I opted for the triple room overlooking the garden, a very bright and spacious room with wardrobe. But when I got there I saw that the single student room was somewhat bigger and brighter than what it appeared on the pictures I had seen of it on homestay's websight, not as spacious as the one I choose but big enough for a single person with little luggage. All three rooms are on the same floor next to each other. They gave me a super service, every time I came back to my room after having been out my bed was made up, and the bed sheat and the towel were changed when ever they looked like they needed to. Len was almost always available for a chat and was very helpful with my english. The location is very good, you have tog all the shops you need just few steps away for their home, includint the train station, Stoneleigh station. And you can use the Oystercard from the station. The train runs frequently, and takes only ca. 30 min. to the Waterloo station, a station that lies in the heart of London city.
I highly recommed people planing to travel to london on this website to stay with Len and Sandy. They 100% sincere people.
I enjoyed my stay with you Len and Sandy and want to say thanks again for your hospitality.
Leonard and Sandy are super nice, my experience was better than expected. Very nice rooms, everything is very nice! great location! Thank you so much Leonard and Sandy for everything!. Fully, totally recommended!
Leonard and Sandy are really very kind and helpful people. We can only thank them for hosting us. They live in a typical English house: beautiful, very clean and comfortable. The train Station is 2 minutes far from their house and you have all facilities around: supermarkets, a pharmacie, restaurants, a pub etc. The area is green and quite calm and we could see a beautiful sunset from our bedroom. Families, couples, people travelling alone will appreciate being hosted by them. And you feel secure! :)
Leonard et Sandy sont très gentils et nous ont aidé dans le moindre détail de notre séjour. Leur maison est typicament anglaise, belle, propre et très confortable. L'arrêt de train est à deux pas de chez eux et vous avez toutes les facilités (supermarchés, pharmacie, restaurantes et un typique pub/resto anglais aux alentours). L'arrondissement est calme et vert et on avait un beau coucher de soleil de notre chambre. Les familles, les couples, les voyageurs seuls seront dans un beau cadre. Et vous sentez que vous êtes en sécurité.
Leonard e Sandy foram muito gentis conosco e nos ajudaram em tudo o que precisamos! A casa deles é bonita e tipicamente inglesa e é muito limpa e confortável. A estação de trem é à dois minutos da casa e o bairro é calmo, verde e com todas as facilidades por perto: supermercados, farmácias, restaurantes e mesmo um pub na esquina! Nós podíamos ver o pôr-do-sol da janela do quarto onde ficamos. Tanto famílias como casais ou pessoas viajando sozinhas vão apreciar serem hospedados por eles. E além de tudo isso, você se sente em segurança.
leonard were great hosts-so welcoming and inviting and accommodating! They have had guests from many different countries and are open to learning new things and sharing their own cultures and ways in london The location is great and with a 30 min train in the downtown core! The area feels so safe sure that feeling continues in their home. Would definitely recommend these their homestay!
Excellent Service, Warm and welcomomg family :)
Leonard and Sandy are very nice people. They will help you if you want to go where and tell you the way. London is a 30 minute train ride, as described. You take the x26 bus and nothing can go wrong.
When you return from your trip, you can talk to Leonard about it and / or watch the movie.
The area there , is very nice and especially quiet / rural location.
I really would stay there for 6 days in August, this time it could have been a few days longer.
When I visit London again, I book with Leonard and Sandy.
Very friendly and helpful, comfy room, clean towels and breakfast with tea,coffee cereal and toast included. Good location with great pub close by for food and drinks! Highly recommended.
Excellent hosts and lovely clean home. I only stayed 2 nights as I was attending a wedding nearby but they always made me feel welcome and were accommodating to all my needs. It is only a few minutes walk to the train station which takes you into central London so the location is perfect for anyone looking to explore. Highly recommended and would definitely stay again :) Thanks Leonard and Sandy for your hospitality!