Group homestays in Bedford area

Bedford area

Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire, England 50 miles (18 km) north of London. It is just at the north of International Luton Airport.

Bedford Castle is a medieval castle developed from an original built by Henry I in 1100. The castle was significantly extended in stone, although the final plan of the castle remains uncertain.

Bedford Charter Market is an busy, vibrant and exciting place. Whether you want to bag a bargain, buy fresh produce or just soak in the atmosphere, Bedford’s Charter Market is the place to be..

The Bedford Museum & Genealogical Library is the county museum and genealogical library for Bedford County, VA. It was started in 1932 by the General William R. Terry chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Peaks of Otter chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is  a a charity park dedicated to the conservation of animals and their habitats throughout the world.



Bedford has two railway stations, the main station is Bedford Midland Station and the smaller station is Bedford St John’s.

Bedford has good rail links to London, Brighton and the North of England via Derby and Sheffield.


Bedford Borough has a wide network of bus routes that cover the whole of the urban area and lots of rural Bedford. Services towards Milton Keynes or Northampton for example.

Rates for Bedford

Prices are per night. Please note the below is a guide, please contact us for the full rates and list of supplements.

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High season is 1 February to 31 July and 1 September to 31 October.
Low season is 1 to 31 January, 1 to 31 August and 1 November to 31 December.

Supplements for Bedford

Supplement for leaders/drivers in twin room is £3.00 pppn on above prices.
Supplement for leaders in single room, subject to availability, is £6.00 pppn on above prices.
Supplement for drivers in single room is £10.00 pppn on above prices.
Extra packed lunch is £5.00 pppn.
A supplement of £2.00 per person per night will be added for 2 night stay bookings.

Booking fee

1-3 nights = £100.00
4-7 nights = £50.00
8 nights or more = £0.00

  • May include:
  • Bedforshire
  • Luton
  • Watford
  • Milton Keynes
  • Bletchley
  • St Neots
  • Stevenage
  • Northampton


Please note that although we do cover the above areas we may not necessarily be recruiting new hosts in all areas at all times. If you are thinking of becoming a host, but would first like to confirm if we are currently recruiting in your area prior to completing the application form, please drop us a quick message on our contact us form and let us know your postcode. We will reply as quickly as possible.