About the Homestay
I am enhanced DBS checked. this is a quiet are perfect for access to the south coast with easy access to Portsmouth and surrounding areas, and great public transport at the end of the road. My home is clean and comfortable . The guest room has a brand new bed. ceiling fans fitted so a great nights sleep even in the summer heat. There is a leisure center and swimming pool within a 10 min walk. I am 5 mins away from the sea. if you like wild life then this is a good place to stay.. plenty of badgers, some foxes and even the odd deer can be seen from the bedroom window .Guests can use to whole house and happy to show you round the local area.. i have an old cycle you can use..i wish to make you welcome and your stay as pleasant as possible but please bare in mind you are staying in someones home and not a hotel.. while my standards are good this is not a business.
my check in times are flexible and happy to meet your needs including shift workers..
Please pay balance when booking see under rules.. thank you
Gosport is a town on the sunny south coast just across from the Harbor at Portsmouth with easy access via a mini cruse on the local ferry. It is a peninsular with 3 sides coast and as such it has some spectacular views. There are lovely coastal walks and a popular one is the walk from the Victorian fort at Brockhurst along the coast for the most part and on to the town center. This walk passes the Jolly Roger public house situated on the coast over looking the sea at Priddys Hard. They have fine ales and serve food of an average standard. as you continue on your walk you will pass though the grounds of the Explosion Museum which is the home of the fleet armaments. There is a tea shop at the back of the museum which has public access, again it over looks the coast with a good view of the commercial port in Portsmouth which is a very busy port and has plenty of ships coming in and out throughout the day. Once though these lovely grounds you will cross the Millennium Bridge and have a clear view of the fleets new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth and various other ships of the fleet depending on deployment. Going a little further on you will come to Clarence yard which was once all MOD land and property, it was also Queen Victoria's favorite stop to get across to Osborne House on the Isle of Wight.. Clarence yard has a couple of places to stop for food and Arty's is one of the best. There is also the old fleet bakery complete with ovens which is now a public house. Sitting out side on a sunny clear day you will have a view of HMS Queen Elizabeth on one side and HMS Victory on the other. Once refreshed you Journey continues towards the town via Weevil Lane passing the old army barracks. Gosport is steeped in Naval history and once in town it is a short walk to the Submarine museum at HMS Dolphin where you can go on a real submarine for a tour. .
- Bikes for use
- Swimming Pool
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
this is a quiet area close to the sea with good local facilities . we have badgers out the front most nights. I am on the edge of town. good places to eat within walking distance . easy access to public transport . parking close to house.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- 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
likes it quiet..please use kitchen for meals.
Latest check in 8pm . Can come and go as you please after check in.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
We arrived at 10pm. She was already sleeping. In the morning, noise at 6.30am and a quick hello. No smile from her and the impression she wanted us to leave quickly. At our departure, a quick goodbye behind the door.
We slept very well and the room and bathroom were clean.
I stayed at Edwinas house on the recommendation of a close friend who had stayed with her before. It was clean, tidy and welcoming and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to other friends. I had a pleasant cup of tea on my arrival and Edwina told me about the local area and some history of Gosport.
I couldn’t meet a better, nicer host. Edwina was very knowledgable about the local area and provided excellent information about where to go to eat and interesting places to visit. I only stayed one night in a well presented and very clean room. The bed was extremely comfortable to the point of being luxurious. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Edwina’s room and will be staying with her again in the near future.
Als ich ankam, wurde ich nicht besonders freundlich begrüßt. Da mein Englisch nicht besonders gut ist, habe ich Edwina gebeten, langsam und deutlicher zu sprechen. Dazu hatte sie keine Lust und schrieb mir immer eine Mail, wenn sie mir mehr zu sagen hatte. In der Küche hat sie sich einmal sehr aufgeregt, weil ich Wasser in die Schüssel laufen ließ, in der das schmutzige Geschirr stand. Sie hat es mir angeblich gesagt, wie sie es haben will, da ich aber nicht so gut Englisch kann, wohl nicht richtig verstanden. Man kann dies auch mit Händen erklären. Ich habe mir fast jeden Tag in der Küche was gekocht. I. R. abends. Das hat ihr wohl auch nicht gepasst. Am Wochenende kam Besuch und wenn ich dann inzwischen zurück war, störte ich. Das hätte sie mir ja sagen können. Ich habe mir diese lange Reise vorgenommen, um mehr Englisch sprechen zu können und direkt mit Engländern Kontakt zu haben. Ich denke, ihr wäre es recht gewesen, wenn ich vier Wochen lang von morgens 8 Uhr bis abends 8 Uhr weg gewesen wäre. Das kann aber niemand von einem verlangen. Man will auch mal ausruhen.
Am letzten Abend bat ich um ein kleines frisches Handtuch. Das bekam ich. Aber es roch, als wäre es aus irgendeiner Besenkammer geholt worden.
Kurz gesagt, es passte einfach nicht mit uns. Sie hatte überhaupt keinen Respekt vor mir und mich z. T. unmöglich gehandelt. Für mich waren die vier Wochen bei ihr nicht schön. Habe mir aber den Urlaub trotzdem nicht verderben lassen. Privat wohnen - NIE WIEDER !!!
Unterwegs auf meinen Ausflügen habe ich zum Glück sehr nette Engländer kennengelernt, mit denen ich mich auch unterhalten konnte. Und die haben mir bestätigt, dass mein Englisch nicht so schlecht ist und dass man mich versteht. Nur diese Edwina meinte, ich rede schlecht.
Ich war danach noch zwei Tage in London. Das war schöner als die ganzen vier Wochen bei ihr. In dem schlichten und einfachen Hotel wurde ich sehr freundlich behandelt und vor allem mit Respekt !
Edwina was a very helpful and gracious host, very knowledgeable about the area. The house was very clean and smart, well presented and my stay was extremely pleasant.
Friendly, helpful, clean, comfatable and great homestay
Edwina is very friendly, the house and the room are very agréable, easy to go in Portsmouth centre from there. I would advise it to anyone staying in Portsmouth
Edwina is attentive and keeps the place clean and quiet, kitchen is well stocked with tea and she makes a tasty bread pudding. She didn't seem to mind I left curry chicken leftovers for two days in her fridge! (It makes a surprisingly good breakfast.)
Visiting friends so I was not there long. Very welcoming and slept well.
Room was clean and comfortable
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