About the Homestay
Beverley, Barry and their 15 year old daughter Georgia live in a large town house just 7 minutes walk to Mortlake station. We love musical theatre and good food. The house is 80 years old and has been extensively modernised. Barry is a former rugby player and Beverley had a very successful career in the theatre.
- Bikes for use
- Internet Access
- Smoke alarm
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our House is located to the west of London (12 miles from Heathrow airport). The local station is Mortlake (overground) a 7-minute walk. The train will take 25 minutes to central London and all the theatres, museums and tourist attractions, or you can get the bus that stops at the end of our road (just a 3-minute walk). There you can pick up bus services to either Richmond or Hammersmith underground stations, which will have direct links into central London. We are a 10-minute walk to beautiful Richmond Park where you can rent bicycles. White Lodge, home of the world-famous Royal Ballet School is also located within Richmond Park, we have hosted many ballet students that have attended courses there. The River Thames is just a short walk from our house and the spectacular Kew Gardens is only 2 miles away. The closest large town is Richmond-upon-Thames the area is full of trendy cafes, bars and restaurants as well as some nice fashion boutiques and specialist shops. During the first 2 weeks in July, Wimbledon tennis championships take place and that is just 30 minutes away by train/bus. In March the famous Oxford v Cambridge boat race takes place and the finish is a 10-minute walk from our house. If you are interested in rugby Twickenham stadium is just 4 stops away on the train. We also have fantastic award-winning restaurants close by and the historic Hampton Court Palace is just 40 minutes by train. So for a visit to London, this location is just about perfect.
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
Please remove shoes when going upstairs, no guests in the house (except by permission). No use of the telephone landline. No food in the bedrooms. Noise to be kept to a minimum after 11 pm. Laundry and ironing service is available at a small extra charge.
Check in after midday on the day of arrival, check out before midday on the day your departure.
We ask for a 15% of the total amount for your stay transferred into our account when the booking is confirmed. We will email you the payment details when we see the Homestay the confirmation and our room calendar is booked. This is to cover late cancellations and no-shows, unfortunately, this has happened on more than one occasion. The balance should be made in UK Pounds Sterling on the day you arrive to avoid currency exchange costs.
Smoking is not allowed.
Beautiful and spacious house in a quiet and convenient area near Richmond park. Beverley and Barry were very friendly and welcoming. They are also great cooks.
Dear Beverley, thank you for your treat to Christine during her Half Term. Christine said she love your family very much and enjoyed the time at your home. Hope to see you next time!
Beverly and Barry are very great hosts. Both are very accommodating and helpful.
The rooms and the house are very nice and well equipped.
The environment is very nice.
Near the house there are many shops and restaurants. Furthermore , bus and train are not far away.
All in all it was a nice stay with very kind people.
My stay with Beverly and Barry far exceeded my expectations.. They were both most helpful with my sightseeing and planning, making suggestions and showing me the ropes, transportation etc. I cannot say enough about the level of hospitality, comfort and welcome I received. I love London and hope to return soon, but they are what made it special from the very start. I feel very lucky and grateful to have found them...they are truly amazing, wonderful people.
Beverley and Barry are wonderful hosts and helped me so much. I live in Dundee Scotland and didn't know my way on public transport. I had to get into central London for a very important meeting, Beverley took me to the local railway station made sure I had the correct travel card and put me on the train. Thanks Beverley. The room was spotless and beautifully decorated and a lovely bed. I just wish I could have stayed longer to explore the beautiful area they live in. No more soleless hotels for me, next time I'm in London I'm staying with them.
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.