Language Immersion Stay at Krista's

United Kingdom
From 380 € / week
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NEW/NOUVEAU - Welcome to Krista`s home.

There`s only me. And my cat. I have been a homestay host since the 1970s! so I have met a lot of different nationalities and ages but prefer adults now I`m older. I have 1-2 Japanese guests who return regularly. It`s peaceful and conducive to work/study at my home. Occasionally I have my large family around for parties-usually in my long garden-then it is noisy! I am a retired Primary school teacher. I am a gardener-I like to grow vegetables too. I enjoy music from around the world. I like a clean tidy house, I am very accepting and welcoming. My cat is a little timid but she is gentle,she will check you out but probably not let you touch her!
We live in East Barnet-5 minutes from transport and 5 minutes from local shops. It`s about 30-40 minutes travel-time from central London (depending on where you want to go).My nearest OVERground train station is Oakleigh Park. The nearest Tube stations are a 20 minute walk away-either Totteridge and Whetsone Station or Cockfosters Station. But the local overground trains connect with the tube at Finsbury Park;you can be there in 10 minutes.
I would be grateful if you would take a Covid test a few days before coming and use one of my Lateral Flow tests when you arrive as I am NOT young and may be more vulnerable.

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  • Krista (Other)

Max number of hosts at the same time:

2 people
  • Accept:

  • 18-25 years (girl)
  • Adult (woman - man)
  • Senior (woman - man)
  • Couple

There is only1 shower/toilet (though I have plans to add another toilet). Therefore only 1 or 2 guests. There is a double bed and one single underneath which can be put up if needed.

Since I generally only have one guest that won`t be a problem Occasionlly a Japanese guest might be there,she uses the small room but she is only there for 1-2 weeks and I will not have another Japanese guest -speaking guest while she is there.

Proposed activities:

A typical day with us

I am retired,I am at home a lot. In good weather I might work in my garden. I do not go out a lot,except for short walks or cycle rides (my exercise ). I often go to local shops and one afternoon a week I volunteer at a local places that runs services for the elderly. If you want to volunteer there are many local Charity shops you can work in. I often do laundry because I do my elderly parent`s laundry as well as my own. My life is not exciting but it is peaceful-mostly. You will need to make your own visits and entetainment but you may use my garden! I do not visit London`s attractions often any more but I can advise about them and the transport links. I do occasionally go out with family members as well-sometimes to see my son`s band play in a local Pub! Each summer there is a local weekend Festival with local musicians and a Fun Fair,the local park is very nearby and the cinema is a short bus ride away. My local shops are just essential amenities but there are some good local shopping centres a bus ride away. Enfield is best for shops but High Barnet has some lovely walks passing historic old homes and churches & going through woods and public greens.(see the photo below with a white gate & white houses in it).

  • Single room
  • Pets and animals:
    A cat.
  • Nearest public transport stop:
    Less than 5 minutes walk away! Trains in one direction,buses in the other.

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