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to not stay in a 1 bed holiday cottage with 5 other people

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ethelb Sun 08-May-16 22:10:27

Going for a wedding in an English town. Just been emailed about the 'fab' plan friends have come up with, to rent a one (double bed) cottage for the six of us. This includes two couples. And one bathroom. They 'may' be able to persuade owner to provide mattresses.
They also want to go for 3/4 nights when only one is necessary.
Aibu to say no fucking way?

FelineLou Sun 08-May-16 22:13:01

You have chosen the correct answer. Most reasonable.

Floggingmolly Sun 08-May-16 22:14:02

They're having a laugh, surely??

SingingMyOwnSpecialSong Sun 08-May-16 22:14:15

Will the owner actually let them, may invalidate their insurance if they do. We looked at booking a one bed cottage recently for us and toddler DD and they were very specific about how old she had to be for them to allow it.

Also it sounds hellish grin

shamelessmailhack Sun 08-May-16 22:18:50

Nooo. Don't do it. I had a short break in a one bedroom apartment with three other girls. Two in the bedroom, two sharing a sofa bed. It was a bloody nightmare, and the apartment was designed to hold four people! The main thing was differing bed times and waking times. I was woken up at 7am (hungover) by my friend making a cuppa. There was also a total lack of space for suitcases, and the bathroom soon got damp and gross.

rookiemere Sun 08-May-16 22:22:47

Ha ha ha. Not a chance. We go 2 bedroom every time and that's just for the two of us and DS. Can't stand not being able to sleep.

ethelb Sun 08-May-16 22:22:53

I'm hoping the owner says no fucking way. But I think DH and I are being waited on to confirm.

The thing is we haven't actually had that much info about what is going on and where. I think we are expected to attend surrounding 'events' to the main one (which involve dressing up I piss you not) but don't have any solid deets as I think we are expected to hang around being louch and laid back. I'm not louch and laid back. Im an introvert who needs my own space! And was planning on visiting other friends in the area anyway.

The bit that pisses me off is that we are all 30+ and the core grp expect us to pretend we are all existentially ravaged early 20 smthings (we met as students) and will pull cats bum faces for the next couple of months about me saying no to their totes rad (read crap) 'plans'.

VimFuego101 Sun 08-May-16 22:24:21

No way on earth I'd pay for that! Book a travelodge...

StillRunningWithScissors Sun 08-May-16 22:29:19

Can you tell them you've already paid a deposit on somewhere (say it's a small studio, no room for others)? Be vague about the details so you don't get caught out.

StickTheDMWhereTheSunDontShine Sun 08-May-16 22:30:53


Most of you will be sleeping on crap sofa beds, if you have a bed at all.

Dontlaugh Sun 08-May-16 22:35:52

But surely you can make your own accommodation arrangements, if you're in your thirties? No cats bum faces needed usually amongst adults of that age, I would have thought.
If it were me, my arrangements would involve something 4*, with ensuite and probably breakfast, especially if I had no children and was earning.

ABCAlwaysBeCunting Sun 08-May-16 22:36:09



Pipbin Sun 08-May-16 22:36:17

Fuck that shit.

That is my considered and well thought out opinion.

Mumoftwoyoungkids Sun 08-May-16 22:39:20

I'm with Pipbin.

Dontlaugh Sun 08-May-16 22:39:25

I suppose my concern is that you seem to be held hostage to your friends plans, even in your thirties. Most individuals at this stage have worked out the words "that doesn't suit us", "we have other plans" or my favourite: "no".
If I felt so obliged to friends at this stage over and above my own preferences (I am also an introvert) I'd have to wonder just how friendly they were.

FirstWeTakeManhattan Sun 08-May-16 22:40:13

I can't count the ways I would say fuck off to that.

mayhew Sun 08-May-16 22:42:41

My solution to any plan like this is "sounds great but my insomnia means I need a peaceful room.....etc" ie the "it's not you its me" defence.

NicknameUsed Sun 08-May-16 22:44:18

I agree with Dontlaugh. Surely you are big enough to find a Travel Lodge or hotel and do your own thing? There is no need to be rude about it. Just say it doesn't suit you to share with so many people.

Berthatydfil Sun 08-May-16 22:50:01

Ok your choices are to say one of the following
I /dh cant take that much time off work so we will make our own plans
I/dh have very important event going on around that time so can't commit until closer to the date so we will make our own plans
I/dh have terrible snoring/flatulence/sleep walking/night terrors so can't share as it will keep you all awake
I/dh have terrible bad back and can't sleep on makeshift beds anymore
that doesn't work for us so count us out

DoreenLethal Sun 08-May-16 22:51:44

Oh gosh no, i need my space.

Akire Sun 08-May-16 22:52:34

Sounds nightmare don't do it. Especially with two couples they will get the bedroom and possibly living room on mattress. Two singles will be in hall or wedged in dinning room if it's big enough to have one.

Dontlaugh Sun 08-May-16 22:52:44

Why would anyone lie about flatulence to escape a sleeping arrangement?
A slur that will forever stick? Seriously?
Be honest, say you've made other arrangements and you'll meet everyone at the events arranged. Full stop.

Fiona80 Sun 08-May-16 22:53:04

How would that even work with sleeping arrangements and getting ready?

Whoever thought of the idea is mad in the head. I need my own space, no way could I do that. Have been away on family holidays with other friends families but would know that we have our own space ie our rooms at hotel for privacy and have never got an apartment even though it would be cheaper to share.

Just say you have already booked somewhere else. Attending weddings is stressful enough.

DoreenLethal Sun 08-May-16 22:53:20

If you met as students, chances are one of you knows some maths and 5 into one bed just doesnt go.

Arfarfanarf Sun 08-May-16 22:54:54

Just say no, that sounds really cramped and uncomfortable. We'll just book a hotel.

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