Family house in the suburbs

Homestay in Kingston Upon Thames - Kingston Upon Thames, , United Kingdom

About the Homestay

Suburban Period style
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

We live on a busy road in Kingston Upon Thames in a very safe neighbourhood, very close to the train station - which gets you into Waterloo - Central London, in 25 minutes. From Waterloo, there are various tube lines and buses which will take you wherever you wish to go in London. There is also a 24-hour bus from Central London which runs close by. Kingston itself is a very historic town with lots to see and do, it has a University so lots of cafes, bars and nightclubs as well as historic places of interest to visit. We live within walking distance of Richmond Park a huge royal park with wild deer and perfect for long walks but also the river Thames which is great for local walks.

Our house has 4 bedrooms but our children have now left home, so there are only my husband and myself here now. We have a small double room with a king-sized bed on offer with an en-suite shower room for 2 people sharing, it has french doors onto a balcony and over looks the garden and it has it's own TV. Plus a single room for one person, also with a TV - who will use the family bathroom solely for themselves because we have our own bathroom. We also have a chairlift for anyone not able-bodied enough to climb the stairs. We also have wi-fi throughout the house.

Along with the basic light breakfast of tea/coffee/juice, fruit salad, cereal and/or toast, we will provide an evening meal (traditional English food) if required, at a cost of £8 per head.

Pets

Tortoise, Fish

House Facilities
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 2 nights

Maximum stay is for 29 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

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Bedroom 2
From £35 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This is a small single bedroom with a wardrobe, desk and chair and it's own TV. It has use of the family bathroom which is very close and is only suitable for 1 person. This room is on the front of the house so it will have some traffic noise.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
Nightly Price
£35
Weekly Price
£245
Bedroom 1
From £55 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room has a king-sized bed and a small en-suite shower room with it's own wc. It has french doors onto a balcony which overlooks the garden and has it's own TV. It is suitable for 2 people and is available for 2 or more nights. (See meals....)

Facilities
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
£55
£55
Weekly Price
£385
£385
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About the Area

Our house is located in the North of Kingston Upon Thames in the same road as Kingston hospital (so impossible to get lost). We are within walking distance of Kingston Town Centre, which is full of trendy bars, cafes, restaurants and even a number of nightclubs as well as a leisure centre with swimming pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, etc. Kingston has it's own Museum and there are numerous riverside cafe's and bistro's plus a theatre for live entertainment. The town is a shopper's paradise, has 14 cinema screens and even has a ten pin bowling alley it also has a historical market. Our house is within walking distance of the railway station, which will take you into Waterloo, Central London in 20 minutes - which means you can visit any and all of the many tourist attractions in the city whether modern or historical, although Kingston town centre itself is quite historical town and very interesting.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Amusement Park
  • Horse Stables
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

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
  • Half Board

House Rules

Room door should be left open when the guest is NOT in the room. Smoking is allowed outside the house but NOT indoors - we have a patio available for smokers. Whilst not allowed to cook in the kitchen, guests are allowed to make themselves a hot drink (ie tea/coffee) at any time.

Smoking is not allowed.

55 Reviews

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    England
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    December 2022

    I had a fantastic week staying with Cathy and Mervin, the accommodation is very spacious, clean and well located. They are phenomenal hosts who provided everything I needed and some! Truly lovely couple who got to know me as a guest I’ve never felt more welcome! As someone who travels a lot for work I will 100% return to stay here again and am already looking forward to it.

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    Australia
    Age 45 - 54

    4 hearts
    December 2022

    Very nice house, pretty close to the station, quiet street. Really clean. Very friendly people. Train from London seemed quicker than I expected. Took a while to figure out the wifi but it seemed to work in the end, and the room had a tv anyway

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Catherine in ,

    Thank you Milton - have a lovely trip !

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    Japan
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    November 2022

    The days I spent on Kingston Upon Thames were really great! There was safe and quiet place. Host was so kind and told me a lot of information about transportation or sightseeing. If I visit London again, I strongly want to stay there.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Catherine in ,

    and of course you would be very welcome back again.

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    South Africa
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    October 2022

    Catherine is very friendly, helpful and supportive. She likes to share her knowledge and she would really make some effort to provide all her guests with information and insights. She is also very engaging and easy to talk to. I enjoyed having a chat with her and her husband Mervin, learning quite a bit from them actually - never too old to learn they say. The Sunday Roast is very good and reasonably priced. And she also does your washing, which is great!

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Catherine in ,

    Thank you for such a glowing review.

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    Taiwan
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2022

    Cathy and Mervyn are really friendly ! We have wonderful memory here, enjoying their amazing British dinner, Don't miss it !

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Catherine in ,

    Thank you for your lovely review - hope you get to come back again !

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2022

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    United States
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    July 2022

    Cathy is a beautiful energetic soul! She was very helpful with information and very welcoming. This was our first Homestay experience. It is a very affordable way to have a place to shower and get some sleep while immersing yourself in the local culture. Her home is very close to the train station which we found very easy to use to get to London and the airport.

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    Germany
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    September 2021

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    United Kingdom
    Age 45 - 54

    4 hearts
    December 2019

    Great value for money. Description accurate. Very accommodating and friendly hosts.

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    Italy
    Age 45 - 54

    2 hearts
    July 2019

    The accommodation was ok but I didn't like staying there

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Catherine in ,

    This lady and her daughter left my house with a wet bed in two places without saying a single word. Both the topper and the mattress itself had to be cleaned - one by me and one commercially and I wondered whether I should actually charge them for the aggreviation and the costs involved. I also had family arriving that night with no bed for them to sleep in. This has NEVER EVER happened to me before and I would be jolly careful about any other bookings made by this family.

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