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Homestay  >  United Kingdom  >  United Kingdom - England - Yorkshire and the Humber - North Yorkshire

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Listing ID: 1347099720406
Category: Homestay
Type: House
Country: United Kingdom
Region: United Kingdom - England - Yorkshire and the Humber - North Yorkshire
City: York
Nearest Metropolitan Area:
York 0.2km
Nearest Major Airport:
Leeds 35km
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York is truly a fantastic city. Our home is in a beautiful yet convenient location overlooking a field, a golf course and a small lake, yet it is very close to all the attractions and amenities of this historic, yet vibrant, living and very friendly city.
From here we do excursions to all parts of UK by train, Londodn, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh and more are all possible for a day's visit.
We have 4 large bedrooms of which 2 are avaiable for homestay and we retain the others for ourselves, and family and friends' occasional visits.
It is over 100 years old and parts of the house retain original features and we have comfy anyique furniture, while the kitchen and bathrooms are all very modern. The garden is a walled, sheltered, sun trap with places for sitting privately or eating al fresco.
We love to take our guests out and interact, rather than just providing bed and board. We both like to cook and eat good food, share recipes from around the world, play games and sport, share traditions of local dance and customs, as well as being able to offer inside knowledge on the culture and heritage of our country and this wonderful town and surrounding areas. There are attractions to suit all ages and tastes and as we have a huge range of interests ourselves, we find most people who come to stay want to return. In fact we won't be available for homestay until January 2013 as we are fully booked for the next 4 months (September to December 2012)
Language of communication: English
Max. Number of Guests: 3 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 3.5

Homestay Prices:
from Jan 2    to Jul 15   30.00 € / daily
from Jul 16    to Dec 20   35.00 € / daily
For people who want more than the basic daily rate, the following gives a guide from which we could form a conversation to suit your needs. You can have simple homestay, join in our family life, or we can provide excursions or fun activities tailored to your wishes. There is so much to do in the area, and we suggest you contact us for more details of what is on offer. We are both teachers so this includes tuition if needed.
Packages and prices. (Prices in euros, take 10% off figures if converting to pounds)
We offer you an English language programme which is designed to maximise your progress in English, in the shortest period of time, in a relaxed and hospitable environment. We achieve this by treating you as an individual. You can practise English all day long in an English speaking setting, with a teacher who knows your strengths and weaknesses and who can design and deliver a programme to suit you. We create a programme that suits you exactly if you let us know your level and what you wish to achieve.
Prices, per week – basic package. (10% non-returnable deposit on booking)
In the basic package, up to 3 other guests may be accommodated at the same time. We would expect to offer you the occasional opportunity to accompany us on visits and excursions as part of our family life. Note that in the basic package, we would expect you to pay for your own tickets or entrance fees to the theatre, cinema or country house and the cost of any meal in a restaurant on a full day out.
1. Basic package – Individual bedroom with access to a shower room for personal use, breakfast and home cooked evening meal, short excursions, family life and conversation. 260 euros (Additional days, 40 euros, additional full weeks, 200 euros per week)
2. Basic Package as above with 5 hours tuition 360 euros (Additional days 50 euros, weeks 300 euros per week)
3. Basic Package as above with 8 - 10 hours tuition 440 euros (Additional days 40 euros without tuition, 55 euros with 2 hours tuition, weeks 400 euros per week)
4. Upgrade to full board and 10 - 12 hours tuition – all meals and snacks included, with 3 course meals. A full programme of short excursions is included with some meals out. 700 euros. (Additional weeks 600 euros, additional days 90 euros)
5. Upgrade to full board and 13 -20 hours tuition by choice, with a full programme of excursions. 800 euros per week (Additional days, 100 euros,)
Upgrade to accommodation in a suite with large bedroom, sitting and study room, own television, desk and en suite bathroom. Please add 100 euros per week to the above amounts.
For each of the above packages, in the case of two people applying together and sharing a room, tuition and excursions, the second person pays half the price of the first. A third person will also pay half, but would be accommodated in another room. Please add 50 euros to the final cost if any member of the party is less than 16 years of age.
However, if you would like us to offer you a full individual, exclusive, tailor made programme of tuition, excursions, events and social activities inclusive of all entrance fees, travel, meals out and other expenses, please take our fully inclusive package, below.
Airport transfers, per each trip. Leeds, no cost, Manchester,(2 hours) 40 euros, Liverpool or other Northern airport, (3 hours each way) 60 euros, midlands or Luton or Stansted 100 euros, (4-5 hours each way) other London or Southern airport (5-8 hours each way)130 euros.

6, Exclusive, individual package.
We will give you all the tuition you need on an individual basis. We will have no other guests but you.
We will offer a full range of excursions and you can choose what you do and how long you would like the days to be. We could therefore include one 12 to 15 hour visit per week to London, Edinburgh, Liverpool or Manchester by train and a visit to the Lake District or Yorkshire Dales by car.
We will provide a choice of menu for each evening meal.
We would give you a full guided tour of York Minster.
There are 10 excellent museums in York and we would show you at least two and more if you wished.
There are some beautiful houses and castles in and around York and we would hope to show you at least one of these.
We would hope to include both a visit to the countryside and a visit to the coast in each full week.
Social activities on offer may include a barbecue or meal with friends, theatre or cinema trip, swimming or bowling, a cycle ride or badminton, a visit to the maize maze (summer only), rowing on a river or a guided boat trip, a murder mystery or traditional games evening with friends, a ghost hunt or ghost tour of York, a music concert or live music in a pub or restaurant.
We can include an opportunity to learn to cook some local recipes such as Yorkshire pudding.
If you are lucky enough for your visit to coincide with one of the many annual local events such as the Jorvik Viking Festival (February), the chocolate festival (April), the buskers festival (May), Olympic Torch relay and concert(June), the Festival of Rivers and the Great Yorkshire Show (July), the mediaeval Mystery Plays (August), the Pickering Steam rally (August), the food and drink festival (September), the war weekend and Illuminating York(October), Guy Fawkes Fireworks night (November), St Nicholas Fair (December), the festival of ice and angels (December) or other event, we would attempt to include these in your cultural activities.
Remember, it will be your choice. Our aim is to show you what is available for you to make the most of your holiday.
Exclusive, all inclusive, individual package costs just 150 euros per person per day with second and third family member or friend sharing tuition and excursions at 50 euros per person per day. (Minimum, 5 days)

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Additional information:
This is about homestay, but we could also be interested in home exchange. We'd be open to offers. Until end 2013 we'd be limited to school holidays, but after retirement, we want travel opportunities!
About Homestay Owners/Managers :
Alan and Ruth are both teachers, who started early semi- retiremnt 5 years ago and have increasingly built on homestay as a way of life.
Homestay Features:
  • Cable TV
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Dvd
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • High speed internet
  • Microwave
  • Patio
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Washer
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Bowling
  • Cinemas
  • Close to bus/train
  • Fishing
  • Galleries/Museums
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Near attractions
  • Other Attractions
  • Public Swimming Pool
  • Tennis
Other Conditions:
  • Children welcome
  • Experienced home exchanger
  • Gay/Lesbian friendly
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking


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Reviews for this Homestay in York , United Kingdom

Spero di poter tornare!

Lo raccomando caldamente!! Due simpaticissime persone, abilissime nel migliorare il tuo inglese, nonché abili guide.
La loro casa è molto accogliente e veramente "inglese". Sono ottimi cuochi, non dimenticherò mai il pranzo domenicale che hanno preparato per me e mia sorella, nonché la visita alla bella città di York con spiegazioni annesse.
Ho anche mandato da loro diversi ragazzi, tutti entusiasti sia della compagnia che del loro migliorato inglese.
Prenotate in tempo però, hanno molte richieste!
Lucia - stayed March 2011 (Review submitted on September 08, 2012)
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