Friendly, supportive INCLUDES MEALS

Homestay in Saltaire (Leeds 17mins. Bradford 10mins) - Shipley, United Kingdom

About the Homestay

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Improve your English faster at my safe homestay - Leeds city centre only 17 mins.
BREAKFAST, DINNER* & LAUNDRY INCLUDED. Free WiFi. Free trips.

**Free bus/train pass for all winter bookings (Nov/Dec/Jan/Feb/Mar) of one month or more**

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....
• exchange students....
• language students....
• internship students (interns)....
• work placement students....
• overseas staff....
• university researchers....
• visiting teachers, lecturers and professors....
...working or studying near Leeds / Bradford, UK.

In my Leeds / Bradford homestay, you will:
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+ PRACTISE REAL ENGLISH, EVERY DAY - at breakfast, dinner and sometimes weekends.

+ GET INSTANT FEEDBACK - to feel more confident speaking English.

+ HAVE QUIET SPACE FOR STUDY / WORK - with USB charging for your phone & laptop, and high-speed WiFi.

+ AND PRIVATE SPACE TO RELAX - your room is warm, comfortable and safe.

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My 8yr 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. They visit the UK to work or study in or near Leeds or Bradford.

Our guests are international students, university professors, interns, language assistants... If you want to speak better English and experience British culture, you will be happy with us.

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 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 French, and we love trying the languages of people who stay with us.

INCLUDED (no extra cost)
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In our homestay you will have :

+ Clean, comfortable, private bedroom with 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

*I prepare fresh, healthy British & International evening meals for you, 5 nights per week, from 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! :)

Nev

House Facilities
  • Laundry
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • TV
  • Internet Access
  • Smoke alarm

Bedrooms available for booking

Minimum stay is for 1 night

Maximum stay is for 365 nights

Available for given dates

3 - Front loft room (village views)
From £21 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Private double room (4m x 2.6m) 1 person. 2nd floor. Safe, clean, comfortable, warm and light. Beautiful, clean bathroom (shared with 1 or 2 housemates only). Clean bedding and towels. USB plugs. High-speed WiFi. Amazing views across the village.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Nightly Price
£32
Weekly Price
£210
Monthly price
£650
4 - Back loft room (south facing views)
From £21 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Nightly Price
£32
Weekly Price
£210
Monthly price
£650
0 - Front ground floor room (village views)
From £21 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates
 1 guest
Nightly Price
£32
Weekly Price
£210
Monthly price
£650
2 - Back bedroom (south facing)
From £21 per night
Single Room
Sleeps 1

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Private double room (2.8m x 2.9m) for 1 person. 1st floor. Safe, clean, comfortable, warm and light. Beautiful, clean bathroom (shared with 1 or 2 guests only). Clean bedding and towels. USB plugs. High-speed WiFi. South facing (sunny aspect)

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
Nightly Price
£32
Weekly Price
£210
Monthly price
£650
1 - Front bedroom (village views)
From £23 per night
Double Room
Sleeps 2

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

Bedroom availableNot available for dates

Large private double room (3.2m x 4m) 1-2 people. 1st floor. Safe, clean, comfortable and warm. Beautiful, clean bathroom (shared with 1 or 2 housemates only). Clean bedding and towels. USB plugs. High-speed WiFi. Nice views across the village.

Facilities
  • Desk and Lamp
  • Dresser / Drawers
  • Closet / Wardrobe
  • Carpet / Moquette
  • Mirror
 1 guest
2 guests
Nightly Price
£35
£45
Weekly Price
£220
£280
Monthly price
£700
£850
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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
  • Tennis
  • Park
  • Gym
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Bowling
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Museum
  • Shopping Centre
  • Horse Stables
  • Sports arena
  • Health club
  • Fishing
  • Restaurant
  • Airport
  • Bus Stop
  • Train station
  • Hospital

Meals

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
Diet Type available on request
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Halal

House Rules

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.

18 Reviews

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    Japan
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    September 2019

    Nev is so friendly and makes me comfortable. I definitely want to stay again.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Nev in ,

    Thanks Lina! It was lovely to host you, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here :)

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    Kuwait
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2019

    The cost was worth every penny, didn’t regret anything at all, definitely will recommend it to anyone who is thinking about leeds

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Nev in ,

    Thanks for the review Hamad, was lovely to have you stay with us!!

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    Italy
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2019

    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.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Nev in ,

    Thanks Marco!! Glad you liked the cooking :)) It was great to have you stay with us, come back soon!!

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    Spain
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    March 2019

    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!!

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    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Nev in ,

    Wow!! Thank you Carmen :) It really was a pleasure hosting you, you made it easy!! We'd love to have you stay again anytime!!

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    January 2019

    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.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Nev in ,

    Thanks Emmanuel, that's a lovely review. It was really nice to have you stay with us. See you again soon I hope!!

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    Belgium
    Age 25 - 34

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    Thank you Nev for your hospitality and great experience. Hope to see you next time.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Nev in ,

    Thank you for coming to stay with us, Hieu, it was so nice to meet you!! Would love to see you again.

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    Netherlands
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    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!

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    Italy
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    November 2018

    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!

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Nev in ,

    Wow, thanks Federico, that's a lovely review :) It was great having you to stay. Good luck with your university course!

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    France
    Age 18 - 24

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    This guest awarded the host 5 hearts but didn’t leave any comments.

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Nev in ,

    Thanks Laurence! It was really nice to meet and host your son, Louis-Marie. Hope to see him again next year!!

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    Spain
    Age 45 - 54

    5 hearts
    August 2018

    We enjoyed our stay at Nev's a lot.
    The house was very comfortable and extraordinarily clean.
    Nev's cooking was excellent and the atmosphere during breakfast and dinner was also superb, sharing time with the rest of guests and the family. We will recommend him as a host for ever as he was really friendly, easy-going, committed and, helpful.

    Thanks for everything Nev

    Maria, Alba and Aitana

    Host reply
    Homestay Host Family Nev in ,

    Thanks Maria José, it was lovely having you all to stay!! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip around the UK and see you again soon!!

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