About the Homestay
COVID-19 update (16 June 2020)
In the interest of the health & safety of guests and my family, I have several measures in place:
+ Bookings - before booking, please agree to the rules regarding coronavirus (see Rules section).
+ Enhanced cleaning routine - all communal areas (bathroom, kitchen, hallways) are cleaned & disinfected every day.
+ Help guests maintain cleanliness & hygiene - our home is well-stocked with hand soap, anti-bacterial wipes, clean towels etc.
+ Observation of Government guidelines - we are following the current rules & guidance (e.g. staying at home, social distancing, etc)
So why stay at my place?
You improve your English faster at my safe homestay - Leeds city centre only 17 mins.
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....
• post-grad students....
• language students....
• university researchers....
• internship students (interns)....
• work placement students....
• exchange students....
• overseas staff....
• visiting teachers, lecturers and professors....
• theatre professionals
...working or studying near Leeds / Bradford, UK.
In my Leeds / Bradford homestay, you will:
+ PRACTISE REAL ENGLISH, EVERY DAY - at breakfast, dinner & sometimes weekends.
+ RECEIVE INSTANT FEEDBACK - to feel more confident speaking English.
+ HAVE QUIET SPACE FOR STUDY / WORK - with USB charging for your phone & laptop & high-speed WiFi.
+ AND PRIVATE SPACE TO RELAX - your room is warm, comfortable and safe.
+ DISCOVER BEAUTIFUL PLACES - we like to explore lots of beautiful destinations near our home.
My 9yr 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. And feel more confident living in the UK. They visit the UK to work or study in or near Leeds or Bradford.
Our guests are international students, university professors, interns, language assistants...
You will be happy in our home if you want to:
- speak better English
- feel more confident living in the UK
- experience British culture
- discover beautiful places
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, running and mountain biking 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 Spanish & 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 big 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...),
+ Free student bus/train pass for all winter bookings (Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb/Mar) of one month or more
+ Support with your English learning
+ Support starting your life in the UK
*I prepare fresh, healthy British & International meals for you, 5 nights per week (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! :)
**Free bus/train pass for all winter bookings (Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb/Mar) of one month or more**
- Non Smoking
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, 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
- Half Board
Diet Type available on request
Covid-19 (updated 30 May 2020)
In the interest of the health and safety of my family and all my guests, I’m asking everyone to agree to the following before booking
While staying in my home:
- you will stay at home as much as possible
- you will work from home if you can
- you will limit contact with other people
- you will keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
- you will wash your hands regularly
- will not leave home if I or anyone in Nev's House has symptoms
On your day of arrival you will not enter my house if:
- you have had a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste in the last 7 days,
- someone you have been living with has had a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; a loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste in the last 14 days.
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.
Staying with Nev was an unforgetable experience. He is one of the kindest and nicest person I have ever met in my life. He is willing to help you with anything you need during your stay. His house is a beautiful place to stay in a stunning village Saltaire and the village was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. I felt very comfortable and welcoming. Their house was my house too for a while where I could feel at home. Nev and Bella were extremely friendly. We had great evenings together, preparing dinner and playing games together. I truly enjoyed visiting other places with them during my stay there. The warm gesture was picking me up at the airport at the beginning of my stay and also lifting me up to the airport at the end of my stay.
This is one experience which will remain etched in my mind forever. Thank you for everything and hope to see you soon. Highly recommended. If you choose to stay with Nev, you won't regret.
Nev and Bella are very nice persons.
They tought me anything I didn't know clearly. We together went very beautiful places of Yorkshire.
Especially, Nev's dishes were awesome.
I had wonderful experience.
I strongly recommend Nev's house to homestay.
See you next time!!!
Nev is so friendly and makes me comfortable. I definitely want to stay again.
The cost was worth every penny, didn’t regret anything at all, definitely will recommend it to anyone who is thinking about leeds
A wonderful experience in a very nice place! The house is located in the old Saltaire Village, close to many supermarkets and parks. 2 train stations are reachable in ten minutes' walking.
The host is so kind and always helpful. Furthermore, he's a very talented chef: he can cook dishes of every culture. The house is clean, comfortable and well organized.
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!
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.