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 two are guest rooms and will accommodate up to 3 people comfortably, 1 which over looks the rear Garden and the other room a double bed room (which can include a single bed if required) for couples with child which over looks the front of the house. Our own bedroom has an en suite, there is a separate bathroom with over head shower and hand basin (for guests only) a further toilet upstairs with hand basin which is also for guests.
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 with us most weekends (he has his own room).
Our home is just 2 minute walk from Stoneleigh Station which is a direct link into Wimbledon and London Waterloo (in just 25 minutes)
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 90 minutes (Bus takes a wonderful scenic route via London) and is just 6 stops the fare is very cheap at just £3 each way per person, when you get off the bus at Worchester park just hop on the train from Worchester Park station to Stoneleigh Broadway station and we are just a 1 minute walk from the station.
Note: The x26 also accepts Oyster card.
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 balance of your stay to be paid usually 10 working days before arrival or by arrangement to suit the quests requirements (Usually by international bank transfer)
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 3 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 i.e. Kitchen facilities, machine machine, drier etc but please note that the hosts does not accept any responsibility for the damage caused by the use of these white goods etc however caused this remains the responsibility of the guests.
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.
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
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 felt at home the moment I arrived.The welcome was warm and heartfelt and so profoundly genuine.I hope to be going back soon.
Our homestay with Sandy and Len was amazing. They are lovely hosts willing to open up and share their stories. They welcomed us warmheartedly, so we felt like home from the first moment. They gave us a lot of great advice and travel tips. The breakfast was always a delight with a huge range of cereals.
The room is bright, comfy and very clean. It is fully furnished including a super comfortable queensize bed. The house has a lot of charm. It felt cozy and welcoming the moment we went in. The kitchen is very well equipped and everything is super tidy and clean.
Stoneleigh is bit outside from London, but since the house is situated directly beside the train station (1 minute walk), it only takes 30 minutes to get to Waterloo, which is basically central London. We were surprised how little time it takes to go to the city. Furthermore, the trains go every 15 minutes, which is pretty convenient. Across their house you can find The Station, which is a great authentic British Pub. We loved the Pork Belly and good cold beer.
We loved staying with Sandy and Len and will definitely come back if we get the chance. Thank you for having us and hope to see you soon.
Friederike and Mo
My Son and I stayed with Leonard at his home, he was very pleasant and kind he even found out some travel arrangements for us before we even got there, his home was warm and very clean and the beds were very comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again.
THANKS ANNMARIE AND SEAN
Len and Sandy are very kind and helpful. The rooms are tidy and clean. When you come in the evening they are always interested in what you did during the day. I will definitely be back when I come to England. Thanks Len and Sandy
My colleague and I stayed here with Leonard and his family as we were working in New Malden for 11 nights.
They have a loverly home in a nice quite street a stone throw away from the train station which is around 20mins from Central London. They have full amenities available, excellent WIFI, and ample parking. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. There's lots of local shops and a Pub just up the road.
Should I be working near Len again he will be my first call for accommodation.
Thanks once again Leonard
For me my stay with Len and Sandy was brilliant, they are very genuine and wonderful people, they also have a very lovely home, and I was made to feel like part of the family. I found them very cultural, embracing all nationalities from around the globe, and Sandy has even learnt to cook cuisines from the Caribbean. They are clean, tidy and down to earth people, I would definately stay again.
Len and Sandy were a very kind and lovely hosts for me. They lend me all the things which I needed during my stay, such a hair dryer and an electric adaptor, and they offered me a cup of coffee and biscuits when I arrived at home in the night. They live in the zone 5, and it seems at first that they are too far from the main London tourist attractions, but the Stoneleigh train station is about 1 minute walking, and the trains arrive to Waterloo station (central London) in about 27 minutes! So, if you are looking for a friendly host family, a cheap homestay and a place with easy access to the city centre, Len and Sandy are a good option.
Lovely family , exceptionally clean , very welcoming , I will definitely be back . Highly recommended. Leonard is the perfect host .
Kevin Lichfield Staffs Oct 2016
At first, we were afraid that we would be far off the center of London. But soon we found out, how easy it is to reach London. It takes only a few minutes to reach the station from the house of Len and Sandy which is definitely a marvelous place. The hosts really care for their guests so that you feel welcome from the first time you enter their house.
Great location, right by the train into London. Great room (stayed in the double), very light. Great home and great people. Len and Sandy (and Jack their grandson) are delightful people, you feel like you have another family not just a place to stay. Missing them already x