SLEEP UNDER THE STARS AT PENARTH’S FREE OUTDOOR HOTEL

The bed and board "accommodation" available in a back alley off Earl Road

The bed and board “accommodation”-  with still-life painting thrown in – available in a secluded back alley off Earl Road

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 .

One of the double mattresses has had a long life . The bed base is propped up alongside.

One of the double mattresses has had a long life . A bed base is conveniently propped up alongside.

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.

An additional mattress is provided outside a nearby garage - possibly for unexpected guests

An additional mattress is provided outside a nearby garage – possibly for unexpected guests

For occasional extra guests, there is an additional second mattress propped up against  garage door just a few yards away,

Well-chosen artwork adorns the wall - there's only one wall.

Well-chosen artwork adorns the wall – there’s only one wall.

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.

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8 Responses to SLEEP UNDER THE STARS AT PENARTH’S FREE OUTDOOR HOTEL

  1. Christopher David says:

    VOG creates affordable housing in Penarth. Usual planning controversy ensues.

  2. Peter Church says:

    Is there a planning application in for this. I’m sure the VoG will accept the planning payment.

  3. Christopher David says:

    Aww nooooooo. Mr Church the L lasses will be accusing us of being us again ha ha.

  4. Anne Greagsby says:

    Rather harsh on the homeless. There are 500 on the housing waiting list in Penarth which is no joke. The fly tipping is shocking.

  5. Christopher David says:

    SOHB AG ? Points well made but there are times one can make a poignant point with just a little humour.

  6. Georgie says:

    Is it “Airbnb” haha

  7. Christopher David says:

    😉 Very good.

  8. AK says:

    Perhaps a message on the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s ‘Fly Tipping’ form might be more productive than contacting a Councillor !

    http://forms.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/Flytipping

    (also available in Welsh)

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