Group homestays in Reading

Reading

8719906807_eaf830b72d_bReading is a large town in Berkshire, England. Reading is 36 miles (58 km) due west of central London, 24 miles (39 km) southeast of Oxford, 70 miles (110 km) east of Bristol, and 50 miles (80 km) north of the English south coast.

The Maiwand Lion in Forbury Gardens is the unofficial symbol of Reading. It commemorates the 328 officers of the Royal Berkshire Regiment who died in the Battle of Maiwand in 1880.

The Blade, a fourteen-storey building can be seen from the surrounding area.

Reading has five Grade I listed buildings, 22 Grade II and 853 Grade III buildings, in a wide variety of architectural styles. The Grade I listed buildings are Reading Abbey, the Abbey Gateway, Greyfriars Church, St Laurence’s Church, and Reading Minster.

The Museum of Reading contains galleries relating to the history of Reading and to the excavations of Calleva
Atrebatum, a full-size replica of the Bayeux Tapestry, an art collection, and galleries.

Transport

Rail

Reading is a major junction point of the National Rail system. Railway lines link Reading to both Paddington and Waterloo stations in London.

Other stations in the Reading area are Reading West, Tilehurst and Earley. Green Park railway station is planned on the Reading to Basingstoke Line to serve Green Park Business Park.

Buses

A frequent local bus network within the borough, and a less frequent network in the surrounding area, are provided by Reading Buses.

Reading Rates

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

High season
Under 18Students over 18
£30.25£32.25
Low season
Under 18Students over 18
£29.75£31.75

Prices valid from 1 January to 31 December 2016.
High season is 1 February to 31 July 2016 and 1 September to 31 October 2016.
Low season is 1 to 31 January 2016, 1 to 31 August 2016 and 1 November to 31 December 2016.

Supplements

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

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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.

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