Friendly English teacher, near tube

Homestay in Bounds Green/Bowes Park - London, United Kingdom
From £23  /   per night

About the Homestay

Cosmopolitan Cosy

We're a sociable, friendly couple with a lovely 5 bedroom Edwardian house in the north London suburb of Bounds Green. Our house is in a peaceful street just a few minutes walk from Bounds Green (Piccadilly Line) and Bowes Park (overground) stations. Trains from either station will take you directly to central London in less than 30 minutes. The local area has a range of useful shops, lovely parks and some great restaurants and pubs.

I'm an English teacher with many years experience of teaching adults from beginner to advanced level and my husband is an IT professional and a keen table tennis player. I sing in our community choir and enjoy socialising with local friends. We enjoy cooking and eating out, travel, music and movies. As well as our first language, English, I speak French (and a little Spanish and German).

Our daughters are grown up and have moved out, so we can offer 2 quiet, airy, comfortable double rooms, 1 with en-suite bathroom and its own TV and sofa. The en-suite loft bedroom can be arranged to accommodate a family and we can provide good quality inflatable beds in addition to the double (see pictures) for a small extra charge. Guests are also welcome to use the kitchen (with microwave, washing machine and drier), the family bathroom, the additional downstairs toilet and the garden.

Each room has a comfortable double bed, a wardrobe and plenty of drawer space for you to use. The en-suite room has a private bathroom with shower, toilet and hand basin. Rooms include bed linen, towels, WiFi and essential toiletries, so we hope you can travel light!

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Internet Access
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Bedrooms available for booking


Double Room
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
 1 guest
2 guests
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Loft Room
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
 1 guest
2 guests
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How it works

About the Area

Our house is in a peaceful area north of the city with direct transport links to central London and to Heathrow airport. We are 3 minutes from the nearest bus stop and only a few minutes further from both underground and overground rail stations.
There is a good range of useful food shops, a Post Office, chemists etc within a few minutes walk, and a shopping centre just 2 km away. You can be in Oxford Street in just over 30 minutes by public transport.

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


Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.

Included in the stay
  • Light Breakfast
  • Use of Kitchen

House Rules

1. Please respect our home but feel comfortable. Treat it as your own house for the duration of your stay.
2. Smoking is not allowed either inside or in the gardens.
3. Please keep our home secure and lock doors and windows when leaving the house.
4. Please do not bring strangers into our home. If you would like to invite a friend over, ask first.
5. Please help yourself to breakfast (cereal, toast, fruit, tea/coffee/juice). Please check with us before taking any other food from the fridge or cupboards.
6. Feel free to use the kitchen but please clean up after yourself.
7. Please leave the bathroom clean for the next person to use.

Smoking is not allowed.

1 Review

  • 5 hearts
    January 2017

    The stay at Alison's house was wonderful. The room with en-suite bathroom was very cosy and convenient. The house amenities were excellent and the location was great. I really enjoyed my stay in the house. Moreover, Alison and her husband were very nice and made me feel at home. I highly recommend it!!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alison in ,

    Thank you so much Laia. It was a real pleasure having you stay with us. We're looking forward to seeing you again.