About the Homestay

Urban Cosy
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

Francis and family lives in a deceptively spacious terrace house in the suburb of London South East.

The house is over 70 years old of brick construction with painted pebble dashed front.
There are 4 bedrooms and an additional Guest house at the rear of the main house.

A large living room and a spacious kitchen with skylight for natural light. Guest house is linked by a sheltered walk- way

We have a 16 year old daughter at home and a 24 old no longer at home.
No pets but plenty of hospitality.
Hobbies includes cooking, Reading, keep fit, Cycling and music.

Additional Info

English is the spoken language in the house.
Free Parking on all streets.
We are close to all amenities including a doctor practice and chemist on our street. Bus stops are only 2 - 3 minutes walk away and 5 minutes to the train station.

House Facilities
  • Computer
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm
  • Smoke alarm on each floor

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 3 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Check-in date must be before 16 Jun 2020

Available for given dates

An Outhouse Guest room
From £26 per night
Family Room
Sleeps 4

Bathroom ensuite (within room)
1 Double, 1 Single, 1 Bunk Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

The room is a large double room sleeps 3 or 4 persons. A couple's double bed with a top single bed for a child and an additional separate single bed. The accommodation is self-contained with bath facilities. Very quiet. Sleep is sweet here

  • Desk and Lamp
  • TV
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
 1 guest
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About the Area

We are 11 miles from City center, 27 miles from Heathrow airport , 25 miles from Gatwick airport.
Lots of local shops at 2-5 minutes’ walk away. Public transport are only 2, and 5 minutes walk to buses and train station. Tourist attraction Greenwich with bus 54 direct to and fro. A 30 minutes journey to 02 arena.
There are a number of leisure facilities in our community including swimming pools, Gym, aerobic, badminton and a host of others.

Variety of local shops and restaurants.

Local Area Facilities
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Horse Stables
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital


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
Available on request at an extra cost
  • Full Breakfast
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Coeliac
  • Kosher
  • Diabetic
  • Lactose Intolerant
  • Nut Allergies
  • Halal

House Rules

Strictly no SMOKING in all areas of the property and no pets.

Please keep our home secure and lock the guest house kitchen and front door when leaving the house.
Feel free to use the kitchen but please clean and tidy up after!
Keep noise to a minimum after midnight please.
Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like a friend to visit please agree it with us in advance.

Enjoy your stay and please treat it as you would your own home!

Smoking is not allowed.

9 Reviews

  • 5 hearts
    August 2018

    Very nice place, good room and location, great host well recommended

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    United Kingdom
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    February 2017

    I had the pleasure of staying with Francis for around 3 weeks. Francis and his family were warm and welcoming, they really couldn't do more to help me feel at home with them . Upon my arrival, the family helped me to plan my buses and trains from their house into the city, as well as showing me where all the local shops were for food, as well as helping to get a transport card for London, which really was above and beyond. The room was comfortable and spacious with excellent facilities and to top it all off the price was excellent. I will definitely be looking to book when I have to come back to London for work, and I would recommend Francis and his family to anyone looking for temporary accommodation in london.

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    Hong Kong

    5 hearts
    January 2017

    We did enjoy our stay with Francis! He and his family were absolutely welcoming and made us feel like home. He kept a good balance between having good interaction with us and allowing us to have sufficient privacy provided that we are accommodated in a separate guest house. Breakfast he prepared for us must also be appreciated which gave us a wide variety of choices. It is surely a wonderful experience staying with his family. Thank you Francis and others :)

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    5 hearts
    August 2016

    It was very good and extra value for my money.
    Francis and his family are very welcoming and it was indeed a home from home!
    I am already planning to go there again!

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    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    May 2016

    We had a lovely stay at Francis's. My wife, both my daughters and I enjoyed his welcome and his terrific good mood.
    We were in a nice little house. The house cleaning was a bit "light" and the bathroom too tiny but Francis plans to do works to upgrade the dwelling. So it should be perfect afterwards.

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    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    March 2016

    Ich Danke für diesen wahnsinnig schönen Aufenthalt in London.
    Da ich erst Nachts um 23:30 Uhr in London landete und erst gegen CA. 2 Uhr am nächsten Morgen, durch mehrere Bahntransporte an einer Busstation, nahelegen Bellingham, ankam, wurde ich dennoch von Francis spät in der Nacht abgeholt:)
    Dies ist ja nicht selbstverständlich.!!
    Ich selbst kann nur positives von Francis und Familie berichten.
    Eine wahnsinnig nette Familie, wo man selbst auch gerne länger bei Gesprächen, ob Frühstück oder Abendbrot, verweilt!
    Die Unterbringung war absolut in Ordnung. Jeden Morgen gab es leckeres Frühstück mit Orangensaft, Nutella, Honig, Brot.
    Ich selbst bin sehr gesundheitsbewusst und habe mir meinen Morgendlichen Quark, im 5 Minuten entfernten Supermarkt geholt, und selbst zubereitet;) also jeder wie er möchte und das hat echt Spaß gemacht!!
    Die Fahrt von der Unterkunft in die Stadt London ist kinderleicht mit der in 2 Minuten entfernten Busanbindung oder mit der in 5 Minuten entfernten Zuganbindung gemütlich zu erreichen.
    Es war mein Erster Aufenthalt in London und dennoch habe ich mich nach 3 Tagen super zurecht gefunden.!!

    Ich kann die Unterkunft mit Familie Francis und Co. nur empfehlen!

    Francis:" Ich komme auf jeden Fall wieder:)!"
    Danke für diesen traumhaften Aufenthalt bei euch.

    Lieben Gruß

    I thank you for this very nice stay in London. ended up only at night at 23:30 in London and only against in the morning by several rail transport at a bus station, Bellingham, suggest 2 o'clock arrived, I was picked up yet by Francis late at night :)
    This is not obvious.! myself can only positive report by Francis and family. very nice family, where you even like longer breakfast or supper, lingers in talks! The accommodation was absolutely fine. There was breakfast with bread, honey, Nutella, orange juice every morning. myself am very health conscious and have brought me my morning quark 5 minutes from supermarket, and even cooked;) so everybody as he wants to and that was really fun!
    The ride from the accommodation in the city of London is easy with the in 2 minutes away bus connection or with the train 5 minutes away comfortably. It was my first stay in London and yet I found myself super size after 3 days.! can only recommend the accommodation with family Francis and co.!
    Francis: "I'm definitely coming again :)!
    Thank you for this beautiful stay with you.
    Greetings Simon

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    5 hearts
    February 2016

    Francis, sa femme et ces filles nous ont accueillis pour la semaine de Noel 2015. Ce fut une semaine très agréable et reposante. La chambre et la salle de bain indépendante de la maison accueille 4 personne dans un confort simple mais agréable. Francis était au petit soins pour nous préparer les petit déjeunes tous les matins. Le train est à 5 minute de marche. Pas mal de commerces a proximité. A ne pas oublier pour Noël à Londres, le 25 il n'y à pas de transports en commun (bus, train, métro) donc....
    Merci encore Francis ;-)

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    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    October 2015

    Ich kann nur positives berichten. Das fing schon bei der Anfrage zu dem freien Zimmer an, sofort kam eine Nachricht zur Verfügbarkeit. Auf weitere Mails / WhatsApp wurde freundlich und hilfsbereit geantwortet. Wir wurden dann sogar in Lewisham abgeholt und am letzten Tag wieder hingebracht. Von Lewisham ist es mit der Bahn nur ein Katzensprung bis Waterloo. Ansonsten sind wir meist in Elephant Castle umgestiegen, dort geht man durchs Einkaufszentrum zur nächsten Bahn und man kann sich im 1 Pfund Laden im Erdgeschoß für den Tag mit Essen und Getränken versorgen.
    Nun noch ein paar Infos zur Unterkunft. Wir waren in einem extra (Sommer-)Häuschen untergebracht, mit eigenem kleinem Bad und einem komfortablen Zimmer mit Doppelstockbett und einem Einzelbett. Alles war sauber, ordentlich und warm (Fußbodenheizung), Bettwäsche und Handtücher waren inklusive. Die Küche war für alle zusammen da und hier bereitete uns Francis jeden Morgen ein leckeres Frühstück mit Saft, Kaffee, Toast, Nutella, Marmelade, Cornflakes und immer frischen Obstsalat vor.
    Ich kann die Familie sehr empfehlen, sehr nett und freundlich. Der Preis war auch super.
    Thanks Francis and family! It was a great week with you. Always friendly faces. Always a delicious breakfast. Very nice room in a separate house. We were picked up from Lewisham and brought on the last day. We liked it very well. When you come to Germany, you are welcome (to learn German ;))
    Best regards from Beate and family

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    United States
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    July 2015

    Our stay at Francis was awesome. He was very attentive and meticulous in helping us get settled and provided us with a very homey, comfortable environment. He showed us around a bit, got us oriented to London subway/transport system and even took us to the store to get our supplies. His place is Southeast London, about 25-30 minutes from city center, but bus and train are both within 2-5 minute walking distance, and so is the grocery store and restaurant. I would highly recommend this place for anyone, whether you are family or travelling alone, because Francis and his wife Julie, and daughter are very experienced at having guests and they do a swell job. We had a very satisfying and comfortable experience. Francis also offered as airport rides for an additional fee, which made things go very smooth.

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When do I pay?

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