About the Homestay
We are a lively and vibrant couple in Berkshire with lots of varying interests. We both enjoy meeting people of all ages and backgrounds and also enjoy travelling; cooking; gardening; music, films, literature, reading; writing; sports and keeping fit; board games, science, and theatre. Price includes breakfast and evening meals.
You will be placed with a very caring, kind and helpful host family. We both enjoy the company of international guests and take great pleasure in mixing with guests; we are both good teachers of the English language! You will benefit from a very family-orientated environment.
We often like to spend our free time taking part in our many interests, including going out and spending time with friends and family and, you will be most welcome to join us in any of these activities if you so wish.
The rooms on offer are one double room (one double bed) and one twin room (two single beds, one of which can be extended in to a double). Both rooms have heating, adequate storage and study facilities, including wireless internet. You will have a dedicated bathroom, which will be shared with other guests when they stay.
We are situated within close proximity to Reading Town Centre and the University of Reading, with good public transport links to the mainline train stations. London and other surrounding areas are a short train journey. We have a local train station with good services to Reading and other towns and cities. There is also ample parking in our street.
The room rate includes the following services: breakfast (self-catering); daily prepared evening meal; wireless internet access.
Lunch is available upon request for an additional fee.
Laundry facilities are available for an additional fee.
Cleaning service is available for an additional fee.
Transport arrangements can be made for an additional fee.
Additional available services at an extra charge (payable directly to your host on arrival).
Please note additional guests will incur additional charges.
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
- Carbon monoxide detector
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is a great location if you want to stay in Tilehurst. Don't worry as soon as you complete your booking and pay your deposit online you will get an email with our exact address.
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
- Full Breakfast
- Half Board
- Full Board
- Packed lunch
Diet Type available on request
We are a Muslim family who only deal with halaal meat. We kindly request that you do not consume swine-based products (ham, pork, bacon etc.) and alcohol in our property.
Please do not use outdoor footwear inside the property and take your shoes off in the porch.
Please keep our home secure and double-lock the front door when entering and leaving the house.
Please keep noise to a minimum after 11:00pm.
Smoking is allowed outside of the property; never inside of the property.
Please note additional staying-guests will incur additional charges.
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 allowed outdoors only.
We were made very welcome in this spotless, comfortable, friendly home, in spite of a late evening arrival. Our room was lovely. As we were visiting Reading for a family wedding, we didn't see as much of our host and hostess as we would have liked, but felt very free to come and go and enjoyed the chat we had. Self service breakfast whenever we wanted made for a relaxed stay. We will have to wait for another time to sample Farah's cooking! Highly recommended!
The house is really comfortable and clean. Farah and Asif are very attentive and kind. Farah is also a very good cooker. I felt like at home!
My host was perfect! Thank you!
Lovely people, lovely room. Excellent!
Farah & Asif were warm & welcoming. The room was nice & the bed comfortable. They were very happy to feed me when I arrived after 9pm on Thursday. They helped me with the local buses as I needed to go into Reading while I was there. I would happily recommend them to anyone wanting to stay in the area.
Very friendly couple who were a charm to stay with. I would easily recommend them.
Farah and Asif are warm friendly hosts. The rooms are very comfortable, nicely decorated with all the amenities a guest needs. I stay with them regularly. Highly recommended.
Very comfortable house and room. Spacious, tidy and clean. Farah is very nice, lovely and friendly person. And very helpful. If u don't know Reading city, Farah will explain you everything you have to know. She is good cook. Dinners were more than tasty! We spent there only 2 days but felt like at home. We recomend everybody to stay in this home.
Thanks Farah! - Peter&Ewelina
Fajny, wygodny dom, pokój czysty, przestronny. Farah jest bardzo sympatyczną, przyjacielską i pomocną osobą. Jeśli nie znasz miasta, nie wiesz jak gdzieś trafić - ona na pewno Ci pomoże. Poza tym dobrze gotuje, no chyba, że nie możesz się obyć bez tradycyjnego schabowego ;)
Zatrzymaliśmy się tam na raptem 2 noce, ale atmosfera była zupełnie domowa. Polecamy wszystkim!
Comfortable house and friendly and nice family to stay with.
Farah and Asif were very nice and friendly during my stay. The house is very clean and quiet. The room was spacious and had a very large and comfortable bed. Farah is a good cook. I recommend the stay at their home. Daniel
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.