FIRE Escape 6: Upgrading to bigger location??

In HDTV 002, I said that I was checking with the owner of Weaver Cottage to see if she would allow more people to stop over (above the listed 8) on sofa’s etc. She wasn’t sure if it was allowed, but she said she would check. 

She said she owns another property that is fairly close that can sleep 15 people if I was interested. It wasn’t scheduled to be sold on 3-5th March, so she was going to see how much it would cost for the weekend. 

Anyways, I spoke to her this morning and she said that by having anyone stop overnight – above the 8 people – it would invalidate her insurance policy, so unfortunately that’s not an option.

She also confirmed that despite her enthusiasm for the second property, she forgot that the stairs won’t be fitted into it in time for the weekend, so that’s no longer an option either. 


Who’s been allocated rooms at Weaver Cottage?

Room 1: Huw and Lou
Room 2: Cora and Helen
Room 3: Eva and Valerie
Room 4: M & Martina 


What about the rest of us?

I take full responsibility for not renting a bigger location. It’s quite difficult to know in advance how many people would be interested. In hindsight, I should have gone for 6-10 rooms, and I will do in future. 

I’m sorry to everyone else that has asked to stop over, but there’s no room at the inn. 

Hopefully, there’s enough time for you to book alternative accommodation near to the cottage. 

RE DONATION: If you book alternative accommodation, let me know how much your accommodation is and we’ll review the donation amount. I don’t want anyone paying more than they have to, and I’d like everyone to attend. 

If you’re stopping in the cottage, it’s going to be around £65 each for the 2 nights. I’m not going to ask for the money yet, as we’re likely to have people stopping by and donating. Once I have a better idea of how many people will be attending, I’ll let you know the amount. 

One again, I’m SO SORRY to everyone that had hopes of stopping over. I commit to renting more rooms next time around, I promise!


Any questions?

If I’ve missed anything, please leave a comment below and I’ll answer it as soon as I can. 

Have a great day!


0 Comments

  • weenie

    Reply Reply 1st February 2017

    Hey Huw

    Thanks for continuing to review accommodation options – it could have turned out the other way though, ie you rent out a bigger place and not enough people stay, leading to it being expensive.

    Anyway, I'm happy to turn up on the day (Saturday) and donating an 'attendance fee'.

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 1st February 2017

    Thanks for your understanding Weenie!

    You're spot on. I thought I had picked a nice option in the middle. I was also considering the lack of uptake from my January suggestion.

    It's hard to find a happy medium, but I hope to do a better job on FE7.

    Great to hear that you're still up for attending. Looking forward to catching up soon.

    Cheers
    Huw

  • Organised Redhead

    Reply Reply 1st February 2017

    Hi Huw,

    That's a pity re the alternative accommodation not being ready for us to use, but like Weenie said, thanks for checking on it. It's a lot to take on to organise these kind of weekends, it's really good of you.

    I think it's probably going to be a bit too far for me to attend just for a day, so I may have to wait for the next one. I'll perhaps investigate if I can find an alternative place to stay that's suitably nearby, but I'm a bit busy for the next few days, if I get chance from Sunday I'll take a look to see what options there may be. I'm not sure I could see the actual postcode of the venue on the website – do you have it by chance?

    If anyone else reading these comments had been wanting to stay over and is interested in trying to find somewhere together nearby perhaps we could chat? Just a thought…

    OR

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 2nd February 2017

    Hi OR,

    I know, it is a shame.

    I'm sorry to hear that you might not be able to make it as a result. I hate that. Please let me know how you get on with alternative accommodation. Here's the post code – S36 9QP.

    I'll keep my fingers crossed that we ca sort something out.

    Keep me posted!
    Huw

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply 2nd February 2017

    Hi

    I don't think I will be able to attend the event unfortunately. Me and my partner live nearby (12 minute drive according to google maps) and we airbnb a couple of rooms out at our house so that could be an option for some. Hope you don't mind if I share the link: http://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/13712928

    Cheers

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 2nd February 2017

    Hi Anon,

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'm happy to share the link if it helps people attend.

    Cheers
    Huw

  • Organised Redhead

    Reply Reply 5th February 2017

    Hi Huw,

    I've managed to find an airbnb nearby, I'm hoping it's within walking distance. It does work out costing more than if I'd have been staying in Weaver Cottage, but for a 1 bed apartment I think that's to be expected. So I've taken the plunge and booked it which means I'll definitely be coming along.

    Really looking forward to catching up with/meeting everyone.

    OR

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 5th February 2017

    Awesome news! Great effort there OR.

    If it turns out to be much further, we can pick you up in the car.

    Looking forward to catching up with you again soon.

    Cheers
    Huw

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