About the Homestay

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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.

Additional Info

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

Dog

House Facilities
  • Garden
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 3 nights

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

spacious single room
From £25 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Spacious room with single bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, desk & chair. It's very bright and has a skylight window which can open and close.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
Nightly Price
£26
Weekly Price
£175
Monthly price
£750
Spacious Twin room
From £26 per night
Twin Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
2 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

There are two single beds in the room which can be put together to make a king-sized bed. There is also a pull-out chair bed for a third person. The price for two people is £36/night and an extra person will be charged at £15/night.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Bedside Locker / Nightstand
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
£30
£45
Weekly Price
£190
£300
Monthly price
£800
£1,050
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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
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Health club
  • Restaurant
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

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
  • Half Board
  • Full Board
  • Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian

House Rules

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.

41 Reviews

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    Italy
    Age 45 - 54

    4 hearts
    March 2019

    This guest awarded the host 4 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

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    Taiwan
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    October 2017

    環境非常乾淨,主人也非常友善和熱心,除了仔細的介紹房子內的設施,也常會問我們需不需要幫忙。
    住在這非常的放鬆,以後有機會還會想再一次住這裡。

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    Homestay Host Family Yichen in ,

    Both Jimmy and friend were very easy going and courteous. They were always very careful and quiet when leaving the house very early or returning late. We were very pleased with them and would welcome them with open arms should they like to return on another occasion.
    Thank you very much Jimmy & Yahan!!

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    Germany
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2017

    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.

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    Homestay Host Family Yichen in ,

    I often tell people that we can only be a good host family because of good guests that we have -- And Maxe & Stefanie proved that! They are respectable, easy going and always very polite. Their stay was a pleasure to all of us although short, and we would welcome them back anytime! All the best with your studies and hope to see you again soon!!

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    Spain
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    September 2017

    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!

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    Homestay Host Family Yichen in ,

    It has been a real pleasure to have Marina & daughter staying with us. They are both polite and lovely and even helped our other young guest at the time to feel included. They helped to keep the guest room and kitchen clean and tidy, and we had great chats with them too. What a fantastic experience and we really hope we will have the chance to see them again!!
    Gracias Marina y Haiyen! Esperamos veros de Nuevo pronto!

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    Italy
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    June 2017

    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

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    Homestay Host Family Yichen in ,

    It has been a real pleasure to accommodate Fatima and her son. They are very polite and always tided up the kitchen after use. We also had the pleasure in meeting Fatima's two other sons (who are also friendly and polite). All in all it has been a fantastic experience and we'll be delighted if they choose to stay with us again next time. Please stay in touch, Fatima!

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    Italy
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    June 2017

    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.

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    Homestay Host Family Yichen in ,

    We have enjoyed hosting Ricky during his stay in London, and are so glad Ricky enjoyed his stay with us, too. Ricky is a very kind and respectable young man who got on really well with all of us and our puppy Milo. It has been a real pleasure to get to know you, Ricky, and hopefully you will come and visit again soon.

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    Germany
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    February 2017

    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!

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    Homestay Host Family Yichen in ,

    It's such a pleasure to have hosted Thomas and wife Megi. They are a very respectable couple with whom we've got on very well (and our puppy Milo too!!). We've definitely made two new friends now and will stay in touch!!

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    Germany
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    August 2015

    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.

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    Germany
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    September 2014

    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.

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    Italy
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    November 2013

    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.

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