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. Our 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.
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 20 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
- 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.
Len and Sandy are great hosts, they are always welcoming and smiling. They are always ready to help their guests and the discussion with them is pleasant.
The house is clean and equipped well. Len came to make my chamber when I was going to visit Londre. The service was worthy of a hotel but with additionally a human side.
My stay of 3 weeks was great and if I should return to London in the future, I would return to Len and Sandy. I recommend strongly this housing.
Len et Sandy sont des hôtes super et ils sont toujours accueillants et souriants. Ils toujours prêt à aider leurs invités, et la discussion avec eux est plaisante.
La maison est propre et bien equipée. Len venait faire ma chambre quand j'allais visiter Londres. Le service est digne d'un hôtel mais avec en plus le côte humain.
Mon séjour de 3 semaines était super et si je devais revenir à Londres dans le futur je viendrais chez Len et Sandy. Je recommande vivement ce logement.
It was nice to meet you.
You were very helpful.
Thank you for being with you.
I was staying with them for 6weeks and spent such a great precious time. Len and Sandy are so friendly and care about us a lot. So I could feel being home. Also they have another rooms, so I had great time with other students staying there.
This town is so peaceful.
I really recomend you to stay with them, if you want to experience British style of living with kind, cheerful, and lovely host!!
Thank you Len and Sandy.
As much as it was a pleasure for Len & Sandy to have us stay at their house :-) they were also a joy to stay with. Their profile in this website is true to form and is only exceeded by the exemplary welcome and experience you get when staying at their house. Highly recommended :-)
Leonard and Sandy was very welcoming upon my arrival and made me feel at ease immediately, and through out my stay with them. Sandy was only too happy to take me to the local supermarket so I was able to continue with my special dietry needs. My overall stay was enjoyable and I was made to feel part of the family.Leonard and Sandy take pride in there home with beautiful funishings that are kept clean and are well looked after but without the fuss that makes you feel anything but relaxed. I would highly recommend a stay in their beautiful home with such a lovely couple who are extremly friendly, outgoing with a great sense of humour.
Truely a home away from home.
It is a family in gold, they are very nice. I plan to go back home so they are nice.
Very comfortable stay
It was an enjoyable stay! You would definitely feel welcome the first time you enter their home. The house might be closer to the train station than you could possible imagine, which means easy access to Waterloo (Central London). Due to some traffic congestion, I arrived very late in the evening but unsurprisingly the friendly and caring host - Len - was waiting in the middle of the night to greet me with a hot cup of tea. The room is light and has everything you possibly need for a comfortable stay. I also enjoyed having dinner with Len in the back garden where he offered me a free dish of British food. Len also woke up in the middle of the night (again) for seeing me away as I had an early flight on the date. A pleasurable stay overall!!!
Very homely & welcoming. Spotlessly clean. Friendly hosts. Very convenient position for trains, shops & restaurants.
Have had a lovely stay with Len and Sandy. The house is clean and tidy and big enough that everyone feels that they have space. Len and Sandy are great hosts. Up for a chat when we are but give us lots of space and never crowd us. The facilities are brilliant and there are shops, bars and restaurants nearby and its great to be by the train station and to be at Waterloo in half an hour! Its perfect for what we have needed it for so we have decided to book another week!