Friendly English teacher, near tube

Homestay in Bounds Green/Bowes Park - London, United Kingdom
£23Best room price
per night for monthly stays

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
£30
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
£30
£33
Weekly Price
£190
£210
Monthly price
£710
£790
Loft Room
£38
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
£38
£42
Weekly Price
£240
£260
Monthly price
£890
£980
You have selectedTotal Booking AmountPayable Upon Booking

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

Meals

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.

8 Reviews

  • 5 hearts
    August 2017

    We liked our stay very much, both the accomodation and the friendly atmosphere. The loft room has enough space even for additional air bed and the bathroom is also rather large. The light breakfast was also fine, a lot of fruit and very tasty home-made british cakes. We surely can recommend this accomodation.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alison in ,

    Thank you for this lovely review. It was great to meet you all and we're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

  • 5 hearts
    July 2017

    Super accueil d Alison !!! Maison charmante. Alison est toujours à l écoute et aux petits soins our ses hôtes !!! Je recommande !!!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alison in ,

    Merci Véronique. Il nous fait plaisir d'accueillir des invités si charmants!

    Thank you Véronique. It's our pleasure to welcome such lovely guests!

  • 5 hearts
    July 2017

    Wonderful experience. Big, clean room with comfy bed and bay window. Alison and Dan are generous with their breakfasts and their time. Fresh berries from the garden. Helped us figure out how to go to our next destination at a very early time in the morning. Really opened their hearts and home to us in a very loving, generous way. I can't say enough about them. ~ Joan & Kara Beigh

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alison in ,

    Thank you Joan. We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip.

  • 5 hearts
    May 2017

    je recommande notre hôte qui nous accueillis formidablement / la chambre est très confortable / la maison est à 30 mns du centre de Londres et facile d accès avec le métro à 5 mns de la maison/ nous avons passé un très bon séjour en famille Alison est très sympas et attentive à nos demandes / merci Alison pour ton acceuil

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alison in ,

    Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was a real pleasure welcoming you to London. We look forward to seeing you again!

    Merci beaucoup pour vos mots gentils. C'était un vrai plaisir de vous accueillir à Londres. Nous espérons vous revoir bientôt.

  • 5 hearts
    May 2017

    Dear Alison,
    Dear Don,
    After having arrived home, we would like to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at your lovely home. We have brought back rich and everlasting moments. You were great hostesses and without your advice and attention to details, we would not have enjoyed ourselves nearly so much. We deeply appreciate your thoughtful gestures and truly hope that the opportunity of reciprocating your hospitality comes our way.
    We have spent a fantastic holiday and we shall forever cherish these moments.
    Again, thank you so much for this fantastic holidays and for your support. It felt like being home. Please take care and we are very much looking forward to seeing you soon again.
    Warmest regards,

    Sabine & Andy

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  • 5 hearts
    April 2017

    I am pleased to introduce the best host ever. Alison is easy going, friendly person. House is realy nice, everything is clean and tidy. My mum doesn't speak english at all but even though she didn't need my help in communication with everything whent smooth and great. Thank you so much Alison for you help and awesom time!.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alison in ,

    Thank you so much. It was a real pleasure welcoming your lovely mother to our home.

  • 5 hearts
    March 2017

    Well-spent time in Alison's beautiful house, she is caring host with huge patience to our terrible English :D We could feel at home!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Alison in ,

    Thank you Michał. It was a pleasure having you stay with us.

  • 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.