About the Homestay
A big, friendly welcome to Alan and Jan's " TEA in Liverpool"
TOURS - ENGLISH LANGUAGE HOMESTAY TEACHERS - ACCOMMODATION
Create your own experience. With Al and Jan everything is possible.
Let us help you plan your short break, holiday or learning experience.
Safe journey and we hope to see you soon.
Our best wishes
Los Mejores Meseos, Meilleurs Voeux, Auguri, Die Besten Wunsche, všetko najlepšie, ご多幸を祈,
Alan and Jan in sunny Liverpool.
SOME OF THE MAIN FESTIVALS AND EVENTS IN 2020
February Chinese New Year Celebrations*
March Feast of Fire *
April Grand National Festival
May Liverpool Light Night*
June Africa Oye in Sefton Park *
June International Tennis Tournament
July Southport International Air Show
July Liverpool Pride 2020*
July Liverpool International Music Festival
August Southport Flower Show
August INTERNATIONAL BEATLE’S WEEK
September British Musical Fireworks Championships
October Irish Cultural Festival
* FREE EVENT
Please check the exact date of the event before booking your stay.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Non Smoking
- Allow Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Only 6km and 15 minutes by train from Liverpool City centre and you are in “Another Place” and “The Titanic Town” of Crosby, which has many local people linked to The Titanic.
An area of outstanding natural beauty, with great services and transport links, yet so close to Liverpool city centre.
A 10 minute walk from our house to the beach and you can see “Another Place” an artwork by Anthony Gormely consisting of 100 iron statues, all looking out to sea, spread along our 3km beach and dunes.
Next to this is Crosby Coastal park with a water sports centre, adventure activities, fitness suite, lakeside restaurant and bar on the edge of 70 acre lake.
Walk along the beach to our modern leisure centre, with 25m swimming pool, gym, spar and café etc.
Continue walking along the beach and you come to West Lancashire Golf Club, the third oldest in Britain. Royal Birkdale Golf Club voted Number 1 in Britain is only 20 minutes by train.
A 5 minute walk and there is a great local choice of international restaurants and live music bars, including our local pub, fish and chip shop , and the famous “Plaza” community cinema which is staffed by a great team of volunteers.
We love our community and what it has to offer, we are sure you will too.
Crosby, a great location but with great attractions and entertainment so close to the centre of Liverpool
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Water sports
- Sports arena
- 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
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND ADVICE TO HELP YOU ENJOY YOUR STAY
We are sorry but at weekends we can only accept 2 night bookings minimum.
Please note : Room 2 cannot be booked if Room 1 is available
Late arrivals after 9pm or late departures after 11 am may be accommodated. Please discuss with us in advance.
You must tell us if you have children under 12 or in your group.
Guests can use the kitchen to make microwave snacks and hot drinks. Please clean the kitchen after use. No cooking using the gas cooker.
Guests can smoke outside on the patio.
No stag / hen parties or party type events.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
We've really enjoyed our stay with Alan and Jan. They were very friendly and helpful and have taken much effort to feel us at home. We also loved Liverpool and Crosby.
Alan and Jan were the best first Homestay experience for us. And their hospitality and home were all they were presented to be on the website and reviews. Made our weekend in Liverpool so much easier. Thanks. Would go back without doubt.
Wir hatten für Liverpool schon ein Hotel gebucht und haben uns ganz kurzfristig dazu entschieden eine Unterkunft über Homestay zu suchen. Wir hatten das Riesenglück, dass wir Al und Jan gefunden haben. Oder haben sie uns gefunden?
Wir hatten einige Reiseturbulenzen, die aber vergessen waren, als uns die Tür geöffnet wurde. So ein herzlicher Empfang! Wir hatten zu keiner Zeit das Gefühl einzig Schlafgäste zu sein, sondern zur Familie dazu zu gehören. Unser Zimmer war nie abgeschlossen, wie auch die Räume des restlichen Hauses, weil von Anfang an ein Vertrauen da war.
Der Garten, welcher mit viel Liebe gepflegt wird, konnten wir mitbenutzen. Dort hatten wir tolle Unterhaltungen mit Al und Jan sowie mit unseren neuen Freunden aus Uruguay, Jose und Marianoel. Und auch abends saßen wir nach einem anstrengenden Tag noch bei Wein, Bier und original Mate-Tee sowie Schwarzbrot (too healthy!) zusammen und fühlten uns wie zu Hause.
Wir danken für die wirklich schöne Zeit, die uns in bester Erinnerung bleibt und freuen uns schon auf ein Wiedersehen!
With hugs and kisses
Karsten und Monika
mi sono trovato benissimo e lo consiglio! Gentilissimi e carini e ti aiutano in tutto! disponibilità massima!tutto perfetto!
Alan und Jan waren eine wunderbare Gastfamilie, sie haben mich herzlichst bei sich willkommen geheißen, das Zimmer war super sauber und sie haben sich größte Mühe gegeben möglichst leise zu sein, wenn Sie früh aufgestanden sind. Das Haus ist nicht ganz so leicht zu finden, da es im Bus leider keine Anzeigen der Straßennamen gibt und die Busfahrer sind nicht sonderlich hilfreich, aber dank der Wegbeschreibung von Jan und einem aufmerksamen Beobachten der Umgebung gelang es mir doch noch mein Ziel zu erreichen :)
Man sollte sich allerdings nicht auf Google-Wegbeschreibungen verlassen, denn die führen nur in die Irre ;)
Das Haus ist in einer sehr ruhigen Umgebung gelegen und hat einen wunderschönen Garten, den man mitbenutzen darf. In der näheren Umgebung, nach einem kleinen Fußmarsch ist der Strand mit einer unglaublichen Kunstausstellung zu finden, der Fußmarsch war es wert :D
Alan und Jan hatten viele tolle Karten und Tipps was man unternehmen und sehen muss und kann parat und standen bei Problemen gerne mit Rat und Tat zur Seite :)
Vielen Dank für den wunderschönen Aufenthalt :)
they were a great people and kind.
i would love to stay with them longer.
Alan & Jan were fantastic hosts. They were always easy to contact prior to and during our stay, and made us feel incredibly welcome from the moment we arrived. After our arrival they kindly helped us plan our itinerary for our short time in Liverpool, offering up a wealth of local knowledge, plus maps and taxi numbers, and as much tea, coffee & biscuits as we could handle! Their love of Liverpool is infections.
They have a beautiful and spotlessly clean home, with beds that were very comfortable, and a great walk in shower on the ground floor. The local area is nice and quiet, with a good number of local restaurants a 10 min walk away, as are the 2 train stations and bus stops just at the end of road.
I would recommend them as hosts without a doubt, and would happily stay here again.
I stayed there for 4 nights and it was very nice. I wish I had the chance too stay longer. Very comfortable bed, easily fits two and since it was only me I had plenty of room to stretch out. The bathroom was modern and had ample storage. The living room space was cozy. The couple, Alan and Jan, were very kind and offered help with places to visit and recommended many great restaurants. I would recommended them and Id love to come back someday.
3 of us were on a Golfing trip to West Lancs Golf Club, and I have to say we were overwhelmed by the kindness and attention we were given. Clean rooms great bathroom/shower. I don't think hotels can compete with the individual attention we got, well done to you both wouldn't hesitate but to stay again.
Alan & Jan are the most lovely couple you could come across. From the moment the door opens they make you feel right at home. The location is great, very close to the Bus stop and train station. There is even a quaint local community cinema and a large number of restaurants and takeaways within 15 min walking. On advice from Alan and Jan we travelled the short journey to Southport on the X2 bus the next day. So very glad we did it's a lovely coastal Victorian town with the second longest pier in Britain.
Jan has a green thumb and enjoys her garden. Alan has a wealth of local knowledge right down to the Bus timetables. The well kept garden has seating and a table for those sunny morning breakfasts
and afternoon coffee's. The room is large with a robe and desk. There are numerous power outlets for charging. The bathroom is private and newly renovated.
Highly recommended place to stay.
We are looking forward to out next trip.
Malcolm & Melinda
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