About the Homestay

Urban Cosy
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Hi my name is Julie and my partner is Gary.We live approximately 2.5 miles from the city centre. The bus stop is a five minute walk from our house and the buses run every ten minutes to the city centre and it takes approximately 15 minutes to get in to town by bus. We are close to both Leicester Uni, Demontfort Uni and Leicester City Council. Within a ten minute walk from our house there is a leisure centre with a Gym and a pool, a supermarket, Chemist and various take a ways and restaurants. We are a couple with three children (two of which are now adults) one daughter (age 15) living at home. Our eldest daughter is married and lives close by with her husband and children and our son lives and works in Brighton. We enjoy socialising with friends and family and enjoy getting involved in the many diverse festivals and events that Leicester has to offer. I work for the NHS as a safeguarding trainer. Gary is a landscape architect. Gary is a keen artist and enjoys spending his spare time painting and drawing and he is also a keen musician and plays guitar and sings. I enjoy good food and like to try cooking foods from different nationalities. I also enjoy art, cycling and walking. We have a property in France that we try to visit as often as possible. We have single room available for homestay guests, it is small but very comfortable and cosy. Our current listing is for bed only however for breakfast guests are welcome to help themselves to tea/coffee, cereal, milk and fresh fruit. Guests are free to use our kitchen to prepare their own meals and some fridge and freezer space will be provided. We are a relaxed and easy going family who love meeting new people and having new experiences. We host guests both via this website and via a student placement scheme with Leicester University.We have hosted students from Japan, France, Germany, Taiwan, Italy, Panama, Korea, China and England and have had some lovely experiences and made some life long friends.



House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 7 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Single room sleeps 1
From £16 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Small but cosy single room.

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Mirror
 1 guest
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About the Area

Our house is approximately 2 miles from the city cemtre. It is close to the two main University's and also very close to the football ground, Rugby ground and cricket ground. We are also only a couple of miles from the main theatres in Leicester. There is a regular bus route in to town but you can get there by foot in approximately half an hour. The nearest bus stop is less than a five minute walk away from the house.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Shopping Centre
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


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

House Rules

Payment Method: Please note that we require our guests to pay an agreed non refundable deposit to us in advance of the booking to hold your room (on top of the 15% deposit is paid to Homestay.com
Guests should keep their room clean and tidy. Bedding will be washed and changed on a weekly basis.

Smoking is not allowed.

3 Reviews

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2018

    I lived Five Weeks with that lovely Family. They are very effort to integrate and helfpful. I had a Great time with and Can enjoy them

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Julie in ,

    Thank you Melanie. We really enjoyed having you to stay. Good luck with your studies XX

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    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    September 2018

    It was fantastic. Julie and her family were cosy. It is a very good accommodation to stay there a long time.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Julie in ,

    Thank you Marta. It was lovely to meet you. XX

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    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    December 2017

    I spent 4 months with Julie and her family. They were so friendly and kind. I loved sharing and chatting with them. They made me feel very welcome. It is a wonderful host family!
    The house was lovely and the room was really comfortable. It's pretty close to the city centre.
    I definitely recommend this place!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Julie in ,

    Thank you Marianne. It was lovely having you stay with us. You were like a big sister to Saffie and she (and us) will miss you. XXX

How do I book?

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When do I pay?

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