About the Homestay
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 around 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. Each room has a TV with access to Netflix and Amazon movies and the loft room also has a 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!
Please note that the en-suite room is on the top floor of our 3-storey house and you will need to climb 29 steps to reach it. The double room is on the middle floor, and there are 16 steps up from the ground floor.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
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
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
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). If you would like a more substantial breakfast (cheese/meat/eggs/yogurt etc.) feel free to bring in your own additional items which you are welcome to prepare in the kitchen. You can keep your food in the fridge we provide for guests.
6. You can use the kitchen but please clean up after yourself. (You can use the dishwasher.)
7. Please leave the bathroom clean for the next person to use.
8. Your bed will be made up and towels are provided. If you are staying for more than a week, we will provide a second set of bedding/towels and show you how to use the washing machine so you can change them when you wish.
Smoking is not allowed.
Great stay, very friendly and helpful! We would love to come back!
It was an amazing 7 night stay with Alison in London. Her place is just 20 minutes from Central London by The Underground and it fit our requirements well. She was warm and helpful, and even opened up her kitchen to us (I have fussy eaters in my family). Would love to stay with her again in the future. Thank you Alison and Dan. Regards, Neha
Super séjour chez alison. Tout à fait conforme à ce que j’esperais. Alison était là pour m’attendre malgré mon heure d’arrivee tardive, elle a pris le temps de me conseiller pour ma visite à Londres. Sa maison est tout à fait accessible par le métro. J’avais une belle chambre, le petit déjeuner était très bon. Seul regret, n’en pas avoir pu rester plus longtemps! Je reviendrai
Es war ein sehr schöner Aufenthalt. Alison und Dan sind sehr herzliche Menschen, der Empfang und der Aufenthalt waren sehr angenehm. Beide standen jederzeit mit Rat und Tat zur Verfügung. Mein Sohn und ich haben uns rundum wohl gefühlt. Gerne wieder.
Ich durfte einen ganzen Monat bei Alison verbringen. Es war großartig. Alison ist eine total entspannte und herzliche Person. Ich bin dankbar, dass ich bei Ihr wohnen durfte. Ich hatte das Doppelzimmer gebucht. Es ist sehr komfortabel. Das Apartment habe ich mir angesehen. Das ist auch sehr schön! Beim Apartment hat man das auch sein eigenes modernes Bad und einen exra Wohnbereich. das ist natürlich toll. Die Küche ist auch sehr gut und modern eingerichtet. Man findet alles, was man braucht. Es ist sehr viel Auswahl zum Frühstück da und immer leckeres Obst! Ich finde keinen einzigen Kritikpunkt. Die Lage ist top. Es ist ein sehr schönes Viertel im Norden von London. 5 Min bis zur Piccadilly Linie, die einen direkt zum Airport Heathrow führt. Sehr bequem und günstig noch dazu.
Das Preis-Leistungs Verhältnis ist bei Alison für London wirklich sehr gut.
Ich kann Alison nur wärmstens empfehlen. Ich war froh, sehr zeitig gebucht zu haben. Viele kommen immer wieder zu ihr zurück.
It was great holiday with wonderful family. It is a kind of vacation that you do not forget. We are very happy and thankful Alison for all.
I spent an wondeful stay to Alison and Dan . They have a welcoming house where it's good to rest after a walking and visiting day .
Alison is available and spoke me whith a lot of patience .She gave me great advices about my days in London . Their house is near the center of London . Great for visiting.
I will happy to return home again
Famille adorable, maison charmante, petits-dejeuners complets,bonne situation géographique... en bref, c'était parfait. Merci Alison pour ton hospitalité. Nous recommandons ++++
The Scoops were great hosts and the accommodations were very clean and roomy. The Bounds Green Piccadilly Line station is just a short walk away and around the station are services like a chemist, hair salon, cafe, post office and food stores. Everything was very convenient.
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