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The idea: DiSers rent a large house somewhere rural in England, Scotland or Wales and hang out, relax, go on walks, play board games/sport/music, do crafting, communal cooking/dining - whatever you feel like.

There may not be enough interest to make this viable, but I think we would probably need to provisionally book somewhere in the next couple of months if looking at a large property so worth a go.

This is super tentative at this point, so Iโ€™ll keep polls anonymous.

  • Iโ€™m definitely interested
  • Iโ€™m potentially interested

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Please only answer below if youโ€™re potentially or definitely interested.

When would suit you?

  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September

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How long would you want to go for?

  • Long weekend
  • Week

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Where would you be interested in?

  • England - South (Exmoor, Dartmoor, South Downs
  • England - Mid (Peak District)
  • England - North (Dales, Moors, Northumberland, Lakes)
  • Wales (Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia)
  • Scotland (Cairngorms, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs)

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Note: definitely doesnโ€™t need to be in a National Park, just examples.

Would you want to bring a non-DiS partner?

  • Yes
  • Maybe
  • No

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What kind of accommodation budget would you have?

  • ยฃ15 - ยฃ20 per night
  • ยฃ20 - ยฃ30 per night
  • ยฃ30 - ยฃ40 per night
  • ยฃ40 - ยฃ50 per night

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(Most of these places have shared and private rooms, so budget can potentially be played around with. There are also more austere options such as bunkhouses.)

Examples of accommodation for large parties

Cumbria https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/18661171

Cairngorms https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/26360006

North Wales https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/13967758

Welsh Coast https://www.airbnb.co.uk/rooms/22826699

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Apologies, meant to make some of those multiple choice, so youโ€™ll have to vote again.

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Can I bring my little sister? I can vouch for her, sheโ€™s cool.

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Absolutely!

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Seeing as long weekend looks to be the most popular option, how are we defining it?

  • Friday - Monday (3 nights)
  • Friday - Sunday (2 nights)
  • Saturday - Monday (2 nights)
  • Other?

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Found a great property that is really affordable and right (I mean right) next to a tiny little cove perfect for swimming, BUT it would mean getting to Haverfordwest (15 min drive from station), which Iโ€™m guessing will be too far / expensive for a weekend trip?

Canโ€™t find anything else remotely as good, but will have a look at other websites.

Poll

  • Journey too far / expensive
  • Journey okay

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So annoying that everywhere seems to be full payment rather than deposit now. Bloody flaky millennials/greedy landlords.

I can probably front 5 places on the assumption someone will take them up at some point.

If we had 14 people it would be just over ยฃ30 per person per night, ยฃ100.07 for the three nights. So if we could get 9 people to commit/pay weโ€™d be in a position to book.

Those prices are for the last two weekends of May and the first weekend of June by the way. Not available after that (presumably a summer residence).

So another poll (not anonymous)

  • I will probably be in a position to confirm / pay in the next couple of weeks

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I know the world doesnโ€™t revolve around me (although it should) but I canโ€™t do first weekend of May cos Barcelona Primavera

Would be looking at last two weekends of May and first weekend of June. The latter two bookend half term in some parts of the country but it isnโ€™t any more expensive.

Do you mean june, not may? Seems early for primavera

Good spot.

Would you want to do two weekend trips in a row @Gnometorious or is that too much?

I did mean June! Thanks x

YW

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Iโ€™m easy tbh, if thereโ€™s a big group of us we all need to be a bit easy/flexible

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Its a lovely idea but its the kinda of thing at some point would start making me feel a bit anxious about being around a big group/strangers.

But may change my mind.

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Poll for definitelys / maybes (select both if no real preference)

  • Fri 20th - Mon 23rd May
  • Fri 27th - Mon 30th May

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Realise Iโ€™m getting a bit ahead of myself here - Iโ€™ll have a look for other May / June possibilities tomorrow and post a few options. Canโ€™t imagine thereโ€™ll be much better at that price point though - similar places are on at double that!

Iโ€™d prefer the earlier one, as weโ€™ll be away from Winifred for a long time from the Wed after the second weekend.

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Not sure if this is influencing the vote at all, but the 30th isnโ€™t a bank holiday next year, like it would normally be.

Down to work both of those weekends but should be able to book them off, especially as itโ€™s such long notice :sunglasses:

BTW, if youโ€™re keen but either itโ€™s a bit out of price range or you wouldnโ€™t be able to pay for a while then feel send me a message and Iโ€™m sure we can sort something :blush:

I think the only fair way to do it is first come first served, but as mentioned I can front some places so you donโ€™t necessarily need to be in a position to pay yet.

Also going to cross reference attendees against those who said they enjoy cold water swimming in the hobbies thread :rofl:

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