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Homestay Host

Host Profile

Debra and Shonagh Lanigan

Quinton, Birmingham

To College

30 - 45 mins

Bedroom Type

1 single



Number in Household

1 person

WiFi Use


Garden Use



1 small dog

Smoking Inside


Smoking Outside



Hi Rena, my name is Carmel and I am the Grandma of the family. My daughter Debra is not very well at the moment so you will be staying at my home. My granddaughter, Shonagh will visit and so will Debra when she feels better. The young man in the photo is Shonagh's boyfriend but he does not live with us - he is a nice young man. As a family we have hosted students for many years. My most recent student guests came from Italy and went to the same college as you. My daughter and grand-daughter both work in the Education sector and we all like to help our guests practice and improve their English language skills. We really enjoy having students staying with us and hearing about their lives in their own country. We like eating out and cooking at home. We enjoy walking our dog Mollie at the local country park, we like to travel and visit our family in Ireland. We are looking forward to meeting you. Have a safe journey.

What we Offer

Yours is a comfortable single bedroom with lots of storage space. There’s also a desk, chair and reading lamp for private study. We have a kitchen/diner that leads out to the back garden which is an ideal place to relax and have a chat over a cup of coffee.

Where we Live

We live in a quiet area. The bus stop is a 5 minute walk to get the bus to the City Centre and the bus stop to get to Harborne village (which is a small but good shopping area ) is just at the bottom of our road . Near to our home there is a local library and Woodgate Valley Country Park where they have lots of farm animals, streams and lots of country paths to follow. There are shops only a 5 minute walk away. A short bus journey away we have the Botanical Gardens and Cadbury world which is a CHOCOLATE FACTORY! We are also lucky to have a local cinema only a 5 minute car journey away. We hope to welcome you to our home soon.


Prices listed are PER week per guest