We are a couple in our forties. I am a Spanish, French and ESOL teacher and my husband Neil works in IT. We enjoy a variety of music, cooking, learning new languages, entertaining and travelling. We have both travelled a lot in Europe and further a field. We love meeting new people and would enjoy helping you to discover Glasgow and the surrounding area. Right beside the house there is Overtoun Park, ideal for a morning walk or run. There are local shops about 10/15 minute walk away.
Glasgow has a wide variety of restaurants, bars and music venues. We are less than 10 minutes on the train from Glasgow city centre. The train station is less than a 15 minute walk from the house. Glasgow is also a hotspot for museums and galleries many of which are free. It also has lots in the way of high street shopping.
We are a 40 car drive from Troon beach and Ayrshire costal path and an hour from the start of the Fife costal path. There is also public transport available to both.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
We have a warm welcoming home. We live in the suburbs but it is less than 10 minutes on the train to the city centre and 15 minutes to the west end. The train station is a 15 minute walk from our home. I am a Spanish, French and ESOL teacher and my husband Neil works in IT. We enjoy a variety of music, cooking, entertaining and travelling. We have both travelled a lot in Europe and further afield. We hope that we can share meals together and we can show you round the local area.
We'd like some help with painting of the fence and wall outside and the attic inside. Also some gardening with cutting grass and weeding would be welcome.
This host offers a language exchange
I always like to keep up speaking French, Spanish and Portuguese and trying some Italian. My husband Neil has started learning French and Spanish too and would also like some language exchange.
You'll have your own large double attic bedroom with ensuite bathroom or large double bedroom with shared bathroom (if the attic is being painted) . Your accommodation will be the attic bedroom which very big, lots of space to do yoga/excercise too. You will have your own ensuite bathroom and shower.
Breakfast and evening meal will be eaten with us we hope. As we may be out/ working in the afternoon you may have to do your own thing for lunch but food will be provided for you to cook/heat up.
There is loads to see in Glasgow as regards music and culture. We are a 50 minute drive from Loch Lomond and Edinburgh. We live right next to the beautiful Overtoun Park which is great for walks or running and we are within walking distance/ short cycle from the southside bars and restaurants.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Yes, there is internet access and a desk to work on.
We don't have a driveway but campervan could park on the street. Very safe. There wouldn't be space for a motorhome.
Dogs are welcome
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week