About the Homestay
Smart single bedroom located on the second floor, with sole use of a bathroom on the floor below. Experienced, sociable and welcoming host in Zone 3, Muswell Hill, North London. My home, situated in a quiet residential road, is a modern, well maintained, clean and comfortable 4 bedroom Town house with high speed Wi-Fi throughout and a beautiful south facing garden.
Breakfast is simple and consists of an assortment of cereals, toast and a selection Jam, marmalade, etc. In March 2013 Muswell Hill was named as one of the five most desirable places to live in London by The Sunday Times, it offers a variety of good restaurants, pubs, delis, lovely shops, cinema and is close to Alexandra Palace and Park with its numerous concerts and events.
The journey into central London is either via the 234 bus from the end of the road to East Finchley Underground Station (zone 3) on the Northern line, or nearby the 43 or 134 buses goes to Highgate Underground Station (Zone 3) Northern Line, or if you have time, stay on it and enjoy the sites into the City or West End. The 43 & 134 buses run 24 hours per day. Smoking is not permitted in the house, but, you are very welcome to smoke in the garden.
Minimum of two nights, maximum three months.
Meals are not provided, but you are welcome to use my crockery/cutlery and eat in the kitchen if you are having the occasional take - away or microwave meal in the evening, you are also able to help yourself to tea and coffee in the kitchen.
A little about myself, I was born on the South Coast of England, but have lived in London for over 40 years in various areas, Marble Arch, Holland Park, Wimbledon and now Muswell Hill. I have most enjoyed living in Muswell Hill, North London as it offers the best of London, a beautiful, Edwardian suburb with a good range of facilities, with an easy journey into the hustle and bustle of central London. I know London and Muswell Hill well and enjoy sharing my knowledge and advising guests on travelling, places to visit. I enjoy going to restaurants, theatre, cinema, socialising, visiting historical places and travelling both in the UK and abroad. I have two daughters aged 25 & 23, both of whom have recently graduated, one of them has now returned to live at home. I have been hosting people of all ages from both the UK and overseas for almost 4 years and very much enjoy meeting people from a variety of different cultures and countries and seek to give a comfortable, welcoming environment where my visitors are free to come and go as they please.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Muswell Hill is an Edwardian suburb of North London and offers a variety of restaurants, pubs, delis, lovely shops, a cinema and Alexandra Palace and Park with its beautiful views over London and numerous concerts and events. My home is situated in a quiet residential road and is just a few minutes walk from the nearest bus stop. The journey into central London is either via the 234 bus from the end of the road to East Finchley Underground Station (zone 3) on the Northern line, or nearby the 43 or 134 buses go into the City or West End and run 24 hours per day.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Health club
- Bus Stop
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
I ask guests to remove their shoes when indoors.
Smoking is not allowed in the house, but you are welcome to smoke in the garden.
Guests are welcome to come and go as they like, but I would ask that after 10.00 pm you come into the house quietly to avoid disturbing others.
Smoking is not allowed.
I had a very nice stay in a beautiful house! Helen was very friendly and made me feel at home. She replied quickly to all my messages. The house was clean and comfortable. I put 5 hearts but just because is not possible to put 10!! I definitely recommend this homestay! I hope to return one day!
Absolutely excellent host! very kind and helpful! beautiful house!
I had wondeful one week Helen's house.She was very helpful,kind since the first day I arrived.Her house is very comfortable,spacious and welcome.I would definitley want to stay next time.Thank you very much Helen
My stay at Helen´s house was really pleasant. Helen is a nice host and always made me feel like at home. She adviced me on what places should I visit in London and how to get around. Also muswell hill is a nice and quite area to stay, full of green zones but quite lively if you want to dine out.
I highly recommend Helen´s house if you want stay in London for a while.
How do I book?
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When do I pay?
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