About the Homestay
The house is Edwardian and I have lived here for 30 years. It is a comfortable family home in a quiet and safe neighbourhood with easy access to the centre of London.
I am 72 and only speak English and I enjoy walking, cooking, musicals and theatre, shopping, reading gardening and television. I recently retired from teaching and now work as a volunteer with the National Trust at Osterley House as well as Ealing Manor which has been newly restored. I have two cats who are both very shy.
The room rate includes the following services: sensible use of electricity and wi-fi.
Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival):
Charge for washing machine usage: 2.00 GBP per machine load
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Carbon monoxide detector
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Don't worry as soon as you complete your booking and pay your deposit online you will get an email with our exact address. I can help you then with exact directions as soon as you let me know how you will be arriving. My house is very easy to find in Hanwell.
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
Please keep our home secure and double-lock the front door when entering and leaving the house. Do not invite people to the house with out first making arrangements with me.
Treat our house as you would your own home. You are welcome to use the kitchen but always tidy up after you and be kind to the cats.
Keep noise to a minimum after midnight please
Please do not invite strangers into our home; if you would like to invite a friend over just agree it with me in advance
Please enjoy your stay and treat our house as you would your own home!
Smoking is not allowed.
...even for the two unexpected guests... Sylvia solved the problem by adding an additional mattress and helped us with the bus connections to her house!
Thank you Sylvia and say hello to the cat!
A cosy and comfortable room in a warm and welcoming family home. Sylvia could not have done more to make me feel welcome, even buying me flowers when I celebrated my birthday while staying with her. Highly recommend her to anyone looking for accommodation.
How do I book?
Contact the host about your stay - tell them a little about yourself, why you are staying and ask any questions you have about their homestay. You will be able to book immediately after sending your message.
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.