I love to travel, but not as a tourist. When I visit a place I like to pretend I live there and get the "local" experience; so food shopping, laundromat and picking up "the lingo" are usually a must when I visit a new place.
My house is home to a family of 3, so it is reasonably sized and very well kept. It's in a rural area, equal distance from three cities and a little farther from Shakespeare's Stratford and Birmingham. As a person I generally am always looking to please, so as a host I would be inviting and always available for help, information etc. however I understand some people are just looking for a place to stay, so I would judge my style of hosing accordingly.