About the Homestay
Improve your English faster at my safe homestay near Leeds (17min) & Bradford (10min).
BREAKFAST, DINNER* & LAUNDRY INCLUDED. Free WiFi. Free trips.
Living at my local homestay, you speak real English, every day, with me - a qualified English teacher, my daughter Bella, and 2 or 3 housemates.
I teach English at university in Leeds and Bradford. And I love hosting:
• international students....
• exchange students....
• language students....
• internship students (interns)....
• work placement students....
• overseas staff....
• university researchers....
• visiting teachers, lecturers and professors....
...working or studying near Leeds / Bradford, UK.
In my Leeds / Bradford homestay, you will:
+ PRACTISE REAL ENGLISH, EVERY DAY - at breakfast, dinner and sometimes weekends.
+ GET INSTANT FEEDBACK - to feel more confident speaking English.
+ HAVE QUIET SPACE FOR STUDY / WORK - with USB charging for your phone & laptop, and high-speed WiFi.
+ AND PRIVATE SPACE TO RELAX - your room is warm, comfortable and safe.
My 8yr old daughter and I live in a beautiful, warm, safe home (built in 1890, renovated in 2017). In the UNESCO World Heritage village of Saltaire (only 17 mins to Leeds).
Guests who stay with us want to improve their English. They visit the UK to work or study in or near Leeds or Bradford.
Our guests are international students, university professors, interns, language assistants... If you want to speak better English and experience British culture, you will be happy with us.
You will like the village we live in and the surrounding area because it is very pretty, and traditional of the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.
Nearby are nice cafes, bars and restaurants. It is also close to Leeds and Bradford - very easy to get to class or work (unlimited train & bus pass costs £25 / week).
We love the outdoors. We go walking in the hills near home, and visit cities, mountains, lakes, coast every month. We take our guests with us.
We speak English and Portuguese, I speak a little French, and we love trying the languages of people who stay with us.
INCLUDED (no extra cost)
In our homestay you will have :
+ Clean, comfortable, private bedroom with double bed
+ BREAKFAST every day
+ DINNER 5 nights / week (evening meal Sunday - Thursday)
+ Laundry (your clothes cleaned) weekly
+ All bedding & towels provided, cleaned weekly
+ Bedroom cleaned weekly
+ High-speed WiFi
+ Desk, chair, USB charging
+ Modern, clean bathroom (toilet, hand basin, shower)
+ Cupboard & fridge space
+ Access to cooking facilities (prepare your lunch, snacks)
+ Monthly day trips (e.g. York, Lake District, Liverpool, Manchester...)
+ Occasional weekend trips (during university semesters - e.g. Stonehenge, Edinburgh, London...),
+ Support with your English learning
*I prepare fresh, healthy British & International evening meals for you, 5 nights per week, from Sunday to Thursday e.g. lasagne, curry, fish pie, roast dinner, pizza night. Vegetarian & Halal available. BREAKFAST (everyday) & DINNER (Sunday - Thursday) ARE INCLUDED IN THE ROOM PRICE.
On Friday & Saturday night, my guests often prepare their own food in our kitchen, eat out with friends, or have a takeaway.
One night each month, we invite you to prepare a traditional meal from your country (we like trying food from around the world!)
If you want a nice, friendly, easy-going base where you can feel at home, make friends, explore the area and improve your English, our house is your house.
We look forward to meeting you! :)
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
My house is located in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage village of Saltaire, popular with tourists and film crews.
Travel time (train)
+ Bradford - 10 mins
+ Leeds - 17 mins
+ Manchester - 1hr 30
+ London - 2hrs 30
Leeds / Bradford airport - 30mins (pick-up / drop-off - £15)
Manchester airport - 1hr15 (pick-up / drop-off - £30)
Cafes, restaurants, bars, convenience stores and the train station are 3-5 minutes walk. There are also art galleries, a canal, river, large park, forests and open countryside 5 - 10 mins walks away (see the photos).
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Horse Stables
- Sports arena
- Health club
- Bus Stop
- Train station
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
Diet Type available on request
You must be studying or working nearby to stay in our home.
18 years and over only.
Payment in full is required on arrival.
My refund and cancellation policy is the same as Homestay.com. Therefore if you cancel less than 7 days before your arrival day no refund is due.
Respect your host family and housemates.
Bedrooms are private (for you only)
Smoking is allowed outside only.
Smoking is not allowed.
Amazing host!!! He helped me a lot during my stay in Leeds, he's kind, he always takes care of everyone and he's always reachable in case you need him. I had a great time with him and he helped me to improve my English daily, correcting my mistakes and suggesting better ways of expressing things. It's been a complete joy to stay in his house.
The house is really nice decorated and it's always clean. My room had everything I needed to study and relax at the same time. ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!
I lived 4 months with Nev and it was a wondefull exprience, everything were perfects, food, activities, accomodation etc... Nev is here for you if you have a problem, he give a real experience in a native english house ! The house is close to the train (4 minutes) and to Leeds (20 minutes). No hesitation choose Nev's house.
Thank you Nev for your hospitality and great experience. Hope to see you next time.
Nev gave me a warm welcome. I got nice tips to find sights and places of interest. He was very helpful and we had interesting conversations. Staying in your homestay was really nice with always a good ambiance. I can highly recommend Nev to other guests. Thankyou for the great time and I'll meet you again!
I really enjoyed my two weeks at Nev's place. He is a very open-minded but still organized person (as well as an excellent cook).
You can tell he really cares about his guests: he always knew how to cheer me up if I needed to be and he's been helpful in every possible way.
Everything in the house was very clean and modern. Even if my stay was short it didn't take long for me to feel at home. Wish I could have stayed longer!
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We enjoyed our stay at Nev's a lot.
The house was very comfortable and extraordinarily clean.
Nev's cooking was excellent and the atmosphere during breakfast and dinner was also superb, sharing time with the rest of guests and the family. We will recommend him as a host for ever as he was really friendly, easy-going, committed and, helpful.
Thanks for everything Nev
Maria, Alba and Aitana
We had a great time in Yorkshire thanks to Nev. He was very welcoming and spent time with us. We were able to chat and play board games with him and his nice daughter to improve our English. He gave us tips about places to visit. He was a great cook thanks to his grandmothers' recipes. ;-) Saltaire is a fantastic place and it is very easy to reach Leeds from the train station which is only a few minutes'walk from Nev's. We had an amazing weather and we fell in love with the Yorshire Dales. We would love to go back one day!
Nev is such a kind and helpful person. I enjoyed being in his home the way that I felt I was at my home! I highly recommended him especially if you are an English language learner.
The best choice I could do for my holiday and improve my English. A peaceful place really near to the train station for going to Leeds, where I did my English course. I was worried because on the map it looked far from Leeds, but only takes 17 minutes train. I arrived to class quicker than mine classmates living in Leeds…
I spent a lot of time practicing with my host, who helped me with grammar and pronounce questions…
Nev´s house was very clean.
Without a doubt, I will return to do my next English course. There, I have enjoyed “good vibes” every time!
Thank you very much Nev!
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