About the Homestay
We live in a clean, comfortable home in a quiet cul-de-sac in a leafy suburb just outside Birmingham, within easy access of local tourist spots including Shakespeare's Stratford-upon Avon. My husband and I have lived in our 5 bedroom home for more than 20 years and we have hosted house guests for many years. It is a friendly home with a small, maintained garden for when the sun shines in the UK! We have two double rooms available for guests, one with disability-friendly en suite shower room. We offer a choice of self-catering and half-board accommodation. I teach English to students of other languages in our home, with a proven track record of success in Trinity College London examinations from B1 to C1.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Shirley is a 30 minutes bus ride away from Birmingham city centre and 20 minutes from Solihull town centre. Solihull is considered an affluent residential area and boasts great shopping along with a variety of pubs and restaurants. There are bus stops within five minutes walk of our home and the train station - 10 minutes walk from us - is on the Birmingham to Stratford upon Avon line, with two trains per hour during the daytime Monday - Friday. Solihull train station is a short bus ride away and is on the Birmingham to Marylebone (London) line. London is around two hours away by train.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Please note that only a light breakfast is included in the room rate. All other meals will incur an additional cost. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- 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
Feel free to use the kitchen but please clean up afterwards!
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 us in advance
Please remember to lock the doors if there is no-one in when you leave during the day and always when you come in at night
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
It was good, except that there was no TV , apart from that i enjoyed my stay. Lovely couple.
Yvonne and Nick took us in and welcomed us (total strangers) with open arms. They are the best hosts we could ever have hoped for as we arrived in a new country having immigrated from South Africa. Without their help we would never have found our feet so quickly. They are an exceptional couple. The accommodation is superb and Nick is a chef of note. Yvonne has even taken to helping our 5 year old daughter with her homework - what a star. We thank you from the bottom our hearts for everything you have done for us. You are truly awesome and words cannot begin to express how grateful we are for everything you have done for us. You have such a wonderful home and family. God bless you always. We can honestly recommend Yvonne + Nick !!!!!!!!! THANKS TO YOU BOTH FOR EVERYTHING
Yvonne and all her family are adorable !... home like a second family
Yvonne and Husband are extraordinary couple with love for humanity flowing from their hearts. Their loving kindness and self sacrifice transcend the monetary value of their service.They qualify to run a hotel of 5stars. Layemo
Very good to have locals to talk to when one is so far from home. Yvonne is lovely and I enjoyed my stay. Thank you for going the extra mile, well probably 10 miles.