About the Homestay
We are a family of four with two teenage children, living in a five bed house situated in a leafy and beautiful residential area of North London called North Finchley. It's within 5 minutes’ walk from our local shopping street with supermarkets, cafes, pubs and restaurants, as well as bookstores and clothing shops.
We have a large kitchen/dinning/family room as well as a separate living room. The kitchen opens into a small patio area and a good size garden, with table and chairs for outdoor living; gardening, BBQ, trampoline and football playing are some of our typical summer’s afternoon pastimes.
I am an artist and speak English, Chinese mandarin and Spanish. My husband Danny works full time, and is also a qualified TEFL (Teaching English as a foreign Language) teacher. He speaks English and Spanish.
We have 2 children, both boys, the older one is at university and lives away from home during term times. The younger one is still in secondary school. We have recently got a lovely small puppy ( born on 08/06/16). He is Hypo-Allergenic and doesn't shed his hair, which means that people with asthma or allergies are safe around him. He is also confined to only certain area of the house so won't interfere with guests.
As a family, we enjoy visiting museums and places of interests as well as going for country walks in the weekends. We also love visiting foreign countries and experiencing different cultures.
There is no better way to learn a foreign language than to speak it in everyday situations. Danny offers qualified language instruction in English. One hour of instruction costs 22.00 GBP. The classes will be given by the host himself at the accommodation.
The room rate includes the following services: Breakfast, regular room cleaning, laundry, and internet access
Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival):
Pick up service: 60.00 GBP one-way
Dinner: 7.00 GBP per person per night
- Pets Indoor
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is situated in a safe and leafy residential area of North London called North Finchley, with the nearest Underground Station being Woodside Park on the Northern Line, zone 4. It is very conveniently connected with Central London between 30 and 45 minutes by Underground trains and buses, and the Underground station is only about 12 minutes easy walking from our house.
The night bus stop is a few minutes walking distance from our house.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
Available on request at an extra cost
- Half Board
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
Feel free to use the communal area for a quiet chat and watch TV as you wish but please keep late night noise to a minimum especially after 11pm.
Smoking is not allowed.
This guest awarded the host 4 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.
Great People to live with, so nice and great comfort. It was a pleasure to be your guests and we will come back one day.
Una experiencia encantadora. ¡Ojalá hubieramos podido estar más tiempo allí!
El lugar, tranquilo, limpio y acogedor; los anfitriones, encantadores; la zona, muy apacible, con comercios y restaurantes cerca. Aunque está en la zona 4, el metro te lleva directo hasta la estación de St. Pancras.
Sin lugar a dudas repetiremos la experiencia.
¡Muchas gracias por vuestra hospitalidad!
It's been fantastic , a beautiful family , a beautiful house, clean and tidy , really perfect, I will go again for sure , as I need to go to London often as I have two sons there, thank you again Yichen
hope to see you soon again
Yichen and Danny's family is the best host family ever. They have been really kind and helpful for the 2 months they hosted me. The house is nice and comfortable and they are very flexible and respectful. Talking with them at dinner time has been essential to improve my English. Last but not least, the food Yichen cooked was mouth-watering. Hope to see you again one day.
Yichen's Homestay is outstanding. It feels like HOME. The Hosts are so friendly and helpful in any way. Public transport within walking distance as described. We definitely choose Yichen's Homestay again for our next visit. Thumbs up!
Meine Tochter und ihre Freundin waren eine Woche bei Yichen und Familie zu Gast um auf eigenen Faust London und Umgebung kennen zu lernen. Schon bei der Vorbereitung hat Yichen uns durch nützliche Tipps per Mail unterstützt. Die ganze Familie ist sehr gastfreundlich, hilfsbereit und nett. Das Abendessen war immer lecker und sehr abwechslungsreich. Das der Ort etwas außerhalb Londons liegt ist bei dem tollen Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis kein Nachteil. Zimmer und Ausstattung sind klasse. Alle bereits abgegebenen positiven Bewertungen waren zutreffend. Absolut empfehlenswert.
The girls had a lovely time at Yichen. Many thanks for everything.
We sent our son to Yichen and Dennis Family for 14 days. Our son was so exited, that he´ll convice us to travel there next year again. Best Hosts ever.
We spent 15 days at Yichen and Daniel’s home and it was a lovely time. Staying at their home was a perfect balance between a very comfortable accommodation and a sharing of a warm family life. The house stands in a nice suburb of north London, a calm, green and safe area. Near to underground: it takes 40 min to the centre by Northern line. The room is bright, quite spacious and full equipped; set near the entrance so that it guarantees privacy and independence, especially useful if you come back late in the night. A private bathroom and the shared kitchen/dining/living room are set at the same storey. The private area of the family is set upstairs. Every space is tidy and clean. Bed and bath linen are supplied and regularly fresh and clean such as the laundry that Yichen makes for you.
Everyone in this family is really kind, genuine and friendly. We spent nice time having dinners and conversations all together. Yichen prepared delicious, plentiful and well cooked food. Daniel is an experienced and patient English teacher. They were hospitable and we just felt as we were at our home. After we left their home they were very generous to help us in our way of moving to London, proving their real helpfulness and giving us a lot of advice. We are really grateful to them for everything and really glad to gain their friendship.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.