What appears to be open-air accommodation – tucked away in a quiet back-alley off Earl Road, Penarth – could well prove to be a handy last resort for anyone looking to get their head down for the night in Penarth at low – or indeed no – cost .
The appointments seem to include a fine selection of mahogany wardrobes – or at least the doors of said wardrobes – and a wide selection of other accoutrements .
The accommodation appears to provide a capacious double-mattress (which looks as though it’s been successfully tried and tested by number of previous occupants) along with the option of a fold-down bed base (currently propped up against the wall) for those traditionalists who prefer to sleep elevated above ground level.
For occasional extra guests, there is an additional second mattress propped up against garage door just a few yards away,
A homely touch is provided by the selection of a piece of well-chosen artwork – a tasteful reproduction still-life painting of a vase of flowers complete with original frame.
The off-the-beaten-track location is admittedly not that easy to find – for guests or, evidently, for refuse collectors.
It doesn’t yet have a write-up in TripAdvisor, but easily undercuts all the accommodation deals on Trivago. As far as star ratings are concerned, on a clear night it can offer the whole of the the Milky Way.
Now however, concerned residents living nearby have raised the issue of the unofficial hostelry – if indeed that’s what it is – with local councillors …so anyone planning on a stay in Penarth’s exclusive back-alley lodgings would be well advised not to delay their booking.
Cllr Clive Williams (Conservative Plymouth Ward) says he had forecast that there would be an increase in fly-tipping in Penarth after the Vale Council imposed a £15-a-time charge for unloading a trailer of household waste at the recycling facility at Barry.