Fancy visiting the 2016 Eisteddfod Genedlaethol in Y Fenni/Abergavenny? Fancy staying for the week? Fancy an enjoyable
mini Bootcamp experience? Fancy getting together with other SSiW learners for a fun and social week?
On a couple of occasions in the past, a handful of SSiWers have come together for the week of the Eisteddfod and rented their own self catering house. They’ve had a good social time of it, visiting the Maes, going to gigs and having a sort of ‘mini bootcamp’ experience full of games and quizzes and some wonderful social evenings.
This above idea seems particularly beneficial for anyone traveling from abroad to be in Wales for a late summer (official) SSiW Bootcamp and want to extend their stay to include the Eisteddfod.
But all the best accommodation in the Eisteddfod area, usually gets booked up VERY QUICKLY, usually about 12 - 15 months - long before the previous year’s festival has even begun.
Self catering houses suitable for large groups get booked up even quicker, because of there being many companies/institutions/organisations having stalls at the Eisteddfod and needing to accommodate their staff/volunteers.
So to all intents and purposes now is the time to look and book! So if you fancy staying in a shared house with other SSiWers for the Eisteddfod week in 2016, then it’s a good idea to begin collecting names NOW and start looking for large self catering properties before they all disappear - seriously, they’re already being booked up!
Here is where the National Eisteddfod is in 2016 -
We came home from a week at the Eisteddfod yesterday and this morning I booked a house for next year. But many houses were already unavailable.
A tip - the deposit fposfolarge self catering house is likely to be around £300 - £400, with the remainder to be paid usually about 2 months before arrival.
Here are some useful accommodation websites -
http://www.bestofwales.co.uk/ - who allow you to search for Welsh-speaking owners
BUT, as I mentioned before, I’m guessing that the most desirable properties (especially those nearest the Maes) won’t hang around for long.
So if you’re interested then please give this some serious consideration right now and see if you can make a commitment - after all, when it comes down to Eisteddfod accommodation - you snooze, you loose!
If interested then please use this thread to discuss plans, and please note that an immediate deposit will be required from all involved to secure a place in the house share - I’m guessing that this is the only fair way of doing it.
If you need help in organising or advertising, then please let me know.