Nice & cosy house home from home

Homestay in Livingston - East Calder, United Kingdom

About the Homestay

Rural Spacious
  • Welcomes
  • Males
  • Females
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Students

House is set in tranquil area and is light and airy with excellent neighbourhood, Close to all amenities, central to Glasgow and Edinburgh. House has 4 bedrooms, but only 1 single and 1 double bedrooms both are to the front of the house which are available throughout the year (subject to availability) large living room with dining area. 1 wetroom, kitchen, large gardens to front and back of the house. Large driveway for parking. very friendly owner. The house is in a very quiet street and neighbourhood.
I offer DISCOUNT to returning guests and DISCOUNT to STUDENTS who wish to stay here longer than 6 weeks.
It would be really appreciated if guests reply to my invitation that I send to them to let me know if interested or not.
I have INSTANT BOOKING SET, meaning that if your dates are available in my calendar when you are searching then there is NO NEED TO CONFIRM AVAILABILITY you can just go ahead and book.

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 4 nights

Maximum stay is for 42 nights

Available for given dates

Long stay? If you have a reoccuring schedule where days in the week do not require accommodation, you can unselect those days below. This will inform the host and reduce the price of your stay.

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Double bedroom
From £18 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Double Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
Facilities
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
£30
£45
Weekly Price
£180
£270
Monthly price
£550
£770
Single room
From £18 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

Bathroom shared (with family / other guests)
1 Single Bed

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
Facilities
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Fridge
  • Hair-dryer
  • Radio
 1 guest
Nightly Price
£30
Weekly Price
£180
Monthly price
£550
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About the Area

Our house is situated 16 miles from Edinburgh city and 35 miles from Glasgow city live in quiet area. Close to 1 college and 2 universities.

Local Area Facilities
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Shopping Centre
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

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

House Rules

Accommodation is on SELF CATERING BASIS & facilities are shared because it is a home not (B&B or HOTEL) with possibility of another guest.
I expect my guests to respect the property & other guests, treat others as you would like to be treated yourself, & follow some common sense house rules.
No loud music, no smoking or vaping allowed on the property, not coming in drunk & respect each other's privacy.
Please DO NOT take food or drinks into bedrooms. (bottled water with screw top allowed) all food to be consumed in the dining room.
Please DO NOT MAKE NOISE after 11pm
I have no pets. Guests have full use of kitchen, but please leave kitchen clean and tidy after use.
Guests can socialise in living room if they wish.
Balance of all payments must be paid in cash on arrival. Any other additional agreed payments are to be paid in advance.
Any questions about anything whatsoever please do not hesitate to ask before booking.
Please if possible send a MESSAGE explaining reason for your visit to Scotland before booking.

Smoking Rules

Your host is a non-smoker.

Smoking is not allowed.

14 Reviews

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    England
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    April 2024

    Great host very nice guy lovely place to stay easy to get to all the attractions in and around Edinburgh

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    October 2023

    It was really a pleasure to meet Maurice. He is very kind and personable! Thanks to him we had a very good stay, it was nice to relax in his quiet neighborhood after a day in the capital.

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    France
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    May 2023

    Maurice est l'hôte parfait : il est accueillant, serviable, il donne des conseils (visite, bus...) et se propose de régler tous nos problèmes : trajet aéroport par exemple. Il s'adapte à toutes les situations : il a cuisiné tous nos petits-déjeuners version Breakfast Ecossais pour nous sur notre demande. Sa maison est tres confortable et très propre. Nous n'avons pas l'habitude de louer des chambres chez l habitant mais cela nous a donné envie de refaire cette expérience.

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    Japan
    Age 25 - 34

    3 hearts
    June 2022

    For some reason I received a very aggressive review, so here is mine for this homestay.

    ・He reviewed me for stealing the radio (?) in the room. I did not steal it. I even do not want it. It is terrible.
    ・Other housemates told that when I was out, he would sometimes go into my room. For a woman this is very scary. He keeps hearing noises, like how many times a day he uses the hairdryer. (I could use the hairdryer because the room was too cold.)
    ・He stays at home all the time and watches TV all day. Basically, he doesn't give me and housemate a key. So I have to be careful to go out. I also told him I work from home and travel, but he wrote a one-sided review, "She was supposed to be travelling but rarely went out." Where should I have been working? Actually I went out 4-5 days in week tho...
    ・I want to eat healthy, so I prepare a warm meal for every meal. So I chose a house where I can use the kitchen. I only cook simple food for 20-30 minutes each time, but every time I use the kitchen he mentions the cost of utilities, so there is a lot of pressure. 'Japanese people cook too much,' he says repeatedly. I didn't like it and skipped a few meals because of this pressure. But he still didn't feel good about it. It is not at all suitable for the average Japanese person, or someone who likes to cook.
    ・He also mentions the cost of utilities when I use the washing machine. I was a traveller and only had 4 sets of clothes. So I chose a house with a washing machine, but he was surprised because I don't wash his clothes once a month.
    ・In the house rules that he is not written "you are not allowed to shower at night". I think most Japanese people shower at night. Be careful.
    ・The room was about 8-9 degrees Celsius, sometimes 5, but the heating did not come on. Not recommended for people from warmer countries. I caught cold twice because of this cold.

    If you are okay with the above, I would really recommend this homestay:) He was very nice.
    I think He is basically very friendly to people from the same culture. Asian people who have recently come to the UK, have a very different culture and the same thing can happen to them as it did to me.

    I was very surprised to suddenly receive an aggressive review when I had no intention of writing a review here. Sorry for everything if you upset to my behavior. It was first time to get review I was not clean in my traveling life. Thank you for very nice experience. Cheers!

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maurice in ,

    If you don’t understand English and misinterpret everything then there is a problem because most of the things you said in your review were not true but then that’s your misinterpreted view.
    Trouble was that you never communicated and was very anti-social. Please don’t say what is not true.

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    Romania
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    October 2021

    First of all, I am very glad that I choose to stay at Maurice house. Maurice is nice and respectful and ready to help you if you need something. How long I stayed there I felt like I am at my home, I had the impression that I am part of the family “.☺️When I decide to stay in his home he offers to give me a lift from the train station and once again I am grateful for that, thanks to Maurice and we will see soon. I recommend it!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maurice in ,

    I would recommend George to anyone renting out rooms! he was the perfect guest! The good qualities you would expect from a guest in your own home. He was polite, considerate, tidy, sociable, helpful and good conversationalist. It felt good, safe and comfortable to have him living here. As a person he was great to get to know. I would recommend him to anyone renting out rooms! You are always warmly welcome back! I wish you all the best for the future.

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    France
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    January 2020

    Maurice is a great host, very friendly and helpful.
    He's easy to talk to and always in a good mood.
    The house is very clean and tidy and in a quiet neighborhood with good public transport.
    I recommend staying with him if you're looking for a place to stay in the area.
    Thanks for your hospitality Maurice.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maurice in ,

    Thank you for your kind comments- you are most welcome to come back and stay in my home in the future.

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    Australia
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    November 2019

    Maurice was a fabulous host. He was welcoming and very helpful with information and a great conversationalist. He made me and my daughter feel right at home. His home is clean and warm with a lovely little shopping village close by. Buses take you directly into Edinburgh. We really enjoyed our stay with Maurice.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maurice in ,

    Thank you for your kind comments Theresa, if you ever decide to come to Scotland again you will be most welcome to stay here. Best wishes to your family

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    United Kingdom
    Age 55 - 64

    5 hearts
    October 2019

    Very kind and understanding person and he is very welcoming. I would have no hesitation in recommending Maurice to anyone and would stay here again 100%

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maurice in ,

    You are 100% welcome to stay here again. Thank you for your kind comments

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    Malaysia
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2019

    My stay with Maurice in his house has been a really pleasant experience. I stayed for a total of 4 nights, and spent a lot of time studying, in which his house has a perfect atmosphere as it is very quiet and calm. Maurice is a good host and he has a lot of interesting stories to tell about the UK and Edinburgh. Finally, I think that it is a very good price that you pay to stay in a room that is in the quality that Maurice offers. Would definitely recommend a stay with Maurice in his homestay!

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maurice in ,

    Thank you Khalis it was a pleasure having you as my guest I you welcome back anytime - Maurice

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    France
    Age 35 - 44

    5 hearts
    August 2019

    I have spent a great time at Maurice's house for sure.
    I have lived a very good Scottish experience thanks to him.
    Maurice is a great man, he is a "Chef".
    I really enjoyed his company and also his family, his neighbors and all the people I met during these six weeks.
    I would never have thought of living an experience like this and having a host as good as Maurice.
    Everything was perfect, the accommodation was pleasant, welcoming, warmy exactly like its host.
    I strongly recommend all travelers to come meet Maurice.
    It will be difficult for you to go home after this experience, trust me !

    I would like to thank you, Maurice, for everything.
    I will not forget you, and we will see eachother as soon as possible !
    (Special note for Anderson's family : I would like to see Ulla(la)pool and come to visit bully bully people :D) xoxo

    Jennifer

    J'ai passé un excellent séjour chez Maurice.
    J'ai réellement vécu une très bonne expérience à l'écossaise.
    Maurice est un homme formidable, c'est un excellent cuisinier.
    J'ai réellement apprécié sa compagnie ainsi que celle de ses proches, de ses voisins et de l'ensemble des personnes que j'ai rencontré durant ces six semaines.
    Je n'aurai jamais pensé vivre une expérience comme celle-ci et tomber sur un hôte tel que Maurice.
    Tout était parfait, le logement agréable, accueillant, chaleureux à l'image de son hôte.
    Je conseille fortement à l'ensemble des voyageurs de venir rencontrer Maurice.
    Croyez moi, il vous sera difficile de rentrer chez vous après cette rencontre.

    Jennifer

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Maurice in ,

    Thank you! Jennifer you were a brilliant guest, loved having you here, your wonderful smile spoke million words. Also thank you very much for doing things around the house which was not required of you. Again thank you very much for being guest for 6 weeks and hope to see you again very soon. Maurice

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