About the Homestay

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I am mature professional single woman with a great sense of humour. I live alone apart from my small adorable King Charles Cavalier dog, Valentino. I work from home and have an office at the top of the house. The room is a large, sunny space with a double bed, desk, chair, bookcase and very large wardrobe with hanging space and shelves. The room is in a house is situate in a private close and has a front courtyard and back garden. It is very secure. We are right next door to beautiful Victoria Park in Hackney in a gorgeous, buzzy locality. Lots going on and lots to do. Within easy reach of all parts of London and extremely good public transport system

The room is for single ADULT occupancy only AND I prefer guests who are out of the house at work or college etc during the day and who are self-sufficient, independent, can take care of themselves and ideally who have a social life or interests they wish to pursue and who are not in their rooms all the time. It is a room let only.
I also usually need at least 3 days notice of a guest's arrival, particularly if it is a stay of some length

I dont mind guests using the kitchen at pre-agreed times. I am also happy to cook and have dinner with guests once a week or fortnight depending on if we get on socially and on workload and other commitments.

I speak French and German as well as English which is my mother tongue. I love music, film and books



House Facilities
  • Non Smoking

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 3 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

Bright room ***female guests only***
From £28 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom private (exclusive to guest)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

This room is spacious and has a lot of light. It is on the 1st floor and is south facing

  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
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About the Area

My house is situate in North East London in Hackney next to Victoria Park.The immediate vicinity is very lively with bars, organic delis, cafes, restaurants, shops, lots of sport and keep fit amenities eg yoga, pilates, swimming, jogging, running. boot camp etc etc Nightlife of old Street and Shoreditch a stone's throw away, Broadway Market, London Fields, Spitalfields, Colombia Rd flower market also within easy reach. Is a brilliant location

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

1. No smoking in house ( can outside in the courtyard or garden w ashtray which you must empty after use )
2. No shoes to be worn in house
3. Leave common parts ( kitchen and bathroom and their parts eg fridge, oven, shower and toilet ) as you found them.
4. If staying over 10 days please help by taking out kitchen and bathroom rubbish to the bins and
5. make a fair and reasonable contribution and contribute to shared items eg toilet rolls, washing up liquid etc etc.
6. Please use liquid detergent in washing machine so pipes dont get blocked 7. Please be mindful of house security when leaving if no-one is in.
8. Any loss and/or damage caused by guests must be paid for
9. I will provide fresh bed linen and towels.
10. Guests staying over 10 days will also have to change their beds themselves and clean their rooms once per week and
11. take out their own rubbish to the bins.
12. There may be an extra charge of £10 per week for cleaning of the common parts ie floors, hallway, stairs, landing, windows, doors and washing the bed linen and towels and for miscellaneous items.

PS: I am very busy and I dont have the time to do ALL the cleaning and I dont want to be hassling guests about it . T'is a matter of common sense really... I need the house to be clean and tidy as I have (legal) clients who come here.
Any guest not being fair and reasonable will be asked to leave and will be refunded having deducted the nightly cost ( £35 ) of the room for the number of nights they have stayed here ( eg if they have stayed 10 nights, £350 will be deducted from the price paid regardless of whether they paid for 10 nights or 30 nights at a reduced nightly rate )

DEPOSIT: A 25% deposit is required to secure the room. This is collected by Homestay. The balance must be paid before handing over of keys

Smoking is not allowed.

6 Reviews

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    United Kingdom
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    May 2022

    host lesley is an interesting considerate lovely lady and super busy for her career. her dog is gentle and quiet that never scare you. her house is exactly the same as photos provided.neat&tidy. room is spacious. bathroom is spotless and superb shower&well drainage. overall i can tell host lesley has given lotsa affort on keeping her house comfortable & well condition. the area is quiet and chilled. 1minutes walk from victoria park. plenty of cafes, restaurants,pubs etc at the corner. very convenient. sunday theres market&food trucks inside the park. i had a nice stay.

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    Age 45 - 54

    4 hearts
    July 2019

    Lesley est sympathique, sa maison est très propre, la chambre spacieuse et sa maison est situé à côté des bus.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2019

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    United Kingdom
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    May 2019

    Lesley was an absolutely fantastic host. She made me feel so welcome in her lovely home. I cannot recommend Lesley highly enough as a host.

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    Nice and clean house. Lesley is a very good host.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lesley in ,

    Piotr was a very friendly guest and clean and tidy. I would be happy to host him again Lesley

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    United Kingdom
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2018

    Lesley's house is beautiful, and situated in a lovely part of Hackney. The room I stayed in was spacious, with lots of places to store my suitcases, clothes, etc. Perfect.

    Lesley herself was very respectful and friendly. Loved her dog!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Lesley in ,

    Aw... Thx Gregory... You were a pleasure to host. Very considerate, quiet and undemanding

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