About the Homestay
We have single room available in our family home. We are close to the centre of town and have amenities of a local park and outdoor space to walk, cycle or relax in.
Our family consists of two adults and two children (aged 15 and 17 as of 2020). We have a cat, a dog and some fish in a pond in the garden.
We have enjoyed opening our house out to people from countries around the world as we enjoy learning new things from each person that comes to stay. We are happy to help with learning english and settling here if you are wanting to stay on the UK.
Our house is a 1930's style house with original features and we like to think it is homely, welcoming and a pleasant place to stay. We have a sitting room, dining room and kitchen downstairs. there are 5 bedrooms with one of them used as a yoga, meditation and general chill out space. As a guest, you are welcome to use any of these communal spaces. There are two bathrooms.
We have a garden with a pond and are surrounded by open spaces to get out and about. You can get into town via foot, bike or bus very easily.
There is Stapleton Road train station close by with links into Temple Meads in one direction and Montpelier, Redland, Clifton in the other direction. We have a bike that you can use if you wish while you stay.
Cat, Fish, Dog
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located in the East Central area of Bristol which is a safe part of town with local parks and outdoor space. Town centre is easily reached by bus (5 or 25), bike or walking, and the Temple Meads station is only a few minutes on the train from Stapleton Rd Station. We are about 30 mins from Bristol Airport.
Local Area Facilities
- 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
Smoking outside please as a no smoking house.
We don't wear shoes inside to protect the carpets so please take your shoes off inside the house.
Let us know if you are going to be out late so we don't lock you out.
Please be quiet if coming back late.
Your host is a non-smoker.
Smoking is not allowed.
Clare-Louise and her family were incredibly warm and welcoming, and their home was lovely. I highly recommend them for anyone looking for a Homestay. Thank you for everything!
All family members are very friendly and I love the stay very much. Feel very comfortable although not staying with my family at Christmas as I was well looked after by many warmth hearts and kind people.
Claire-louise and the rest of the family were all very friendly and helpful and their house is nice too. I couldn't believe my luck to be honest! Thanks for having me.
A good family, they are good listner with good knowledge of local area.
The pets are really cute. I really felt like living in my relative's place.
Very nice stay indeed! I was immediately welcomed and made to feel at home, and enjoyed friendly chats at breakfast. Moreover Claire Louise helped me out immensly with various problems due to these trying times! Help above and beyond the call of duty!
Claire-Louise and family are very welcoming, kind and caring. The home stay was easy to set up and communication very straightforward. I would recommend.
I had a very good time with the Symonds. It's a very nice and welcoming family. I'd definitely stay with them again when I come back to Bristol!
Claire-Louise's house is amazing and the family is lovely.
They help you when you have requests: for example, they gave me maps and book-guide for the trip that I did in Wales (high recommanded). You can speak with Clare Luise and Jon, and also their two sons, Jonatan and Natascia, are friendly.
They have a cat and a dog and you can cuddle them.
The house has 3 floors: the ground floor with the kitchen, the living room and a back-door garden, with a pond. You can relax yourself in the garden. You can use the kitchen freely.
In the first floor there is your room;it is small but furnish with the needed: a little desk, the bad and the chest of drawers. In addition, in the first floor there is the first badroom- Pay attention to the handle that change the temperature! - the landlord's room and a Yoga room.
In the second floor there is the room of Natascia and Jonatan, and a second bathroom.
Pro: the family, the house, the green back garden, the two bathrooms and the animals.
Vs: The house is a little far from the center *but* you can use the bike of the family- it is a good bike- and the bus stop is really near to the house. By bus in 30 mins you are in the centre. 30/40 also with the bike.
Overall,the experience was really good, choose the Claire-Luise's house :)
Vote: 4.5 / 5.
It was a very nice family stay nice thanks for everything
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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?
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