About the Homestay
We live in a large family home in a quiet leafy suburb. We are very central, close to Portsmouth, Chichester, Havant and the delightful seaside town of Emsworth. Also very close to the South Downs with beautiful walks & cycle routes.
I live here with my husband and 2 teenage daughters and our delightful small hypoallergenic dog Benji. We have a bright spacious en suite bedroom with sofa & TV
( DVD library and Amazon Firestick viewing) which is suitable for 1-2 people. Excellent rail links, train station is a 3 minute walk away. Beautiful private garden & patio with barbecue facilities.
- Bikes for use
- Pets Indoor
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
We have excellent links to the historic cities of Portsmouth (with its Historic dockyard & Gunwharf Quays with restaurants, bars, cinemas & designer shopping) & the old roman town of Chichester.
The lively city of Brighton is an hour away by train and we also have excellent links to London. The delightful seaside town of Emsworth is close by with restaurants & 2 sailing clubs.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary 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
- Lactose Intolerant
1) No pets allowed
2) No noise, loud music etc. after 10.30 pm.
3) No visitors in room other than guests
4) No cooking in room
5) Non smokers only
6) Minimum stay 2 nights
Smoking is not allowed.
Ingrid was our introduction to Homestay and what a wonderful experience it was. Our stay was punctuated with warm greetings from Ingrid and rest of her family, the ensuite room was light filled with impeccable decor to create a lovely sanctuary from being tourists. She gave us sound advice on what to visit and was most gracious in taking us to the train when we were running a bit behind in time. We stayed two days and it was not nearly enough. If we are ever back in this part of England, we will definitely stay at Ingrid's home again.
I've been living with Ingrid and her family for 3 months and it was definitly worth it! It's a lovely family: They took always care of me, I had a really big bedroom, an own bathroom,... Furthermore, Benji (the dog) was a highlight: I've never seen such a cute dog before! But you have to watch out for your food: He prefers human food instead of his one ^^
You can walk to the train staion in less than 2 minutes or you can go to gym in 15 minutes (The location was really perfect and quiet)!
I can recommend this family and maybe I'm coming back next year :D
I stayed nearly three weeks and I had a wonderful time at Ingrids House. The family is more than friendly and I felt like a part of the family. They answered all my questions about English things and words I never heard of and also told me which train station would be the best to get to different destinations. The food was also really good and diversified. The room is also great. It is bright, very clean and you have everything you'll need. To everyone who is planning a Trip to Havant I can absolutely recommend to stay at Ingrids House. If I'll come back to Havant I will definitely stay at Ingrids House again if I can.
A real home from home experience, Ingrid and her family were absolutely lovely, Their home was spotlessly clean, had everything you could need for your stay, much nicer than any 5 star boutique hotel I have stayed in, would definitely go back. We had an amazing weekend in Portsmouth made all the better by Ingrid and her family's hospitality. Thank you so much for everything.
un très grand merci à Ingrid et Eric ainsi que les enfants sans oublier le bengi, Ingrid vous contact rapidement pour savoir si tout est ok ,c'est une famille très cultivé et qui sera vous guider dans vos activités. nous avons passé un excellent séjour et je recommande sans hésiter leurs foyer . je garderais un très bon souvenir de leur accueil . Éric et Thaïs
très bon accueil ,très bon services,donne des informations précises, la maison , la chambre , le petit déjeuné, tout est parfait,je recommande vivement Ingrid ,son sourire est aussi chaleureux que sa famille. Merci beaucoup.ERIC et THAIS
Very nice people, fine dog, wonderful garden. All very pleasant. Highly recommended.
5 hearts for Ingrid! This first stay was for a couple of nights only and I can only warmly recommend Ingrid's offer! Besides the pleasant comfort and taste of her home, garden and home-made breakfast, my host met me at the station and even gave me lifts to the next village -- which was more than I could expect! Her charming family as well made me feel like a friend rather than as a paying guest. The place is very conveniently situated nearby Havant and Warblington stations and allows for a very pleasant walk along the beach and right through the countryside. I hope to visit again (from home Belgium), this time for a relaxing trip destination in itself!
Very very Nice generous and Lovely family in a pretty and quiet house with marvellous garden.Confortable and large room,generous breakfast, possibility dinner. Ingrid is the Queen of muffins and scones.House is near the coast and near stations. We didn 'need car. Ingrid and her husband help us and They were there, every time we need.They gave us very good advices.They help us to have an unforgatable stay.the country, houses, villages, People,castle, muséum ..all is very sympatical.
I really enjoyed the week I spent with Ingrid's family. If you are looking for a nice bedroom in Havant, here is your chance to meet friendly people and eat good food as well. If you need some tips on restaurants and nice places to see in Havant, Ingrid will answer all your questions. I strongly recommend this place for anyone who wants to have a lovely time in Havant.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 250 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.