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    • Cripes
    • By Cripes 13th Oct 16, 10:11 PM
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    Cheap Chester accommodation for 6 - any ideas?
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    • 13th Oct 16, 10:11 PM
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    Cheap Chester accommodation for 6 - any ideas? 13th Oct 16 at 10:11 PM
    Hi folks

    We're really struggling to find inexpensive accommodation around the Chester area for our family of 6 to visit a very ill relative, probably for the last time altogether.

    We have a budget of £200-£300 and haven't found anything in budget for a week's visit towards the end of next week.

    We've tried Airbnb, Travelodge, youth hostels, holidaylettings, Hoseasons, Sykes Cottages, Owners Direct and they all seemed to have upped their rates since we last used them a few years back and it's the school hols too.

    We'd be happy with a static caravan or anything more shabby than chic - don't need a bidet, just four singles and a double. Happy to travel away from the Chester area up to 15 miles out.

    Any suggestions appreciated!
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    • Cripes
    • By Cripes 14th Oct 16, 11:57 AM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 11:57 AM
    Upped the budget to £400 and 30 mile radius, still struggling!
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    • By suejb2 14th Oct 16, 2:55 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 2:55 PM
    Chester
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    • 14th Oct 16, 2:55 PM
    The trouble you have with the dates is that half term for schools start today for those that have two weeks and next week for the rest ,so as a result prices are inflated and places booked up. Have you considered a caravan or lodge?
    Life is like a bath, the longer you are in it the more wrinkly you become.
    • Cripes
    • By Cripes 14th Oct 16, 6:10 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 6:10 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 6:10 PM
    Yes, willing to consider anything at this late stage!

    Mind you, don't fancy camping and even glamping works out too expensive.
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    • By pompeyrich 14th Oct 16, 6:52 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 6:52 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 6:52 PM
    Caravan in Rhyl ,32.5 miles away for £348 22nd-29th October, Marinepark site, although the beds aren't as required 2 twins and 2 doubles but maybe an area you might find something suitable
    • greenface
    • By greenface 14th Oct 16, 6:52 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 6:52 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 6:52 PM
    have a look at the Travelodge or premier inns etc in Birkenhead or ellesmere port . 20 minutes on the TRAIN TO CHESTER CENTRAL
    North Wales Holiday Home Owner
    • Cripes
    • By Cripes 15th Oct 16, 11:54 AM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 11:54 AM
    Had a look and they're all booked! Can see a few in North Wales for a minimum of £793 for the week!

    This is the first time we've ever required accommodation for the whole family at this time of year, coinciding with the school holidays, and what an eye opener it is.

    As a last-ditch attempt we are currently looking at piecing together several shorter stays in different locations, but again looking exceedingly pricey!
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    • By 13Kent 16th Oct 16, 10:30 AM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 10:30 AM
    http://www.oakpondcottage.com/

    This is about 30 mins from Chester, it was a really lovely place to stay.

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    • By 13Kent 16th Oct 16, 10:35 AM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 10:35 AM
    Wrexham is about 20 mins drive away, you'll probably find prices cheaper in that area than nearer to Chester.

    • Cripes
    • By Cripes 16th Oct 16, 7:46 PM
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    Thanks for the suggestions folks.

    Still awaiting confirmations, but it looks like we'll have to split our week between two locations in Hoylake and Farndon, at a cost of around £700!
    • greenface
    • By greenface 17th Oct 16, 12:02 AM
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    B&B hotel or a static in Hoylake ?
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    • Cripes
    • By Cripes 17th Oct 16, 8:13 AM
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    Thanks for the message Greenface - we've now got the Holyake accommodation confirmed and are just waiting on news for the Farndon one.
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 18th Oct 16, 9:48 AM
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    Although we are retired we stayed in a youth hostel when everything else was booked.
    Too late for you but there are two cheap places in Chester that might have suited. The Bunkhouse and The Bunkroom. OK they have bunk beds but you said you wanted the cheapest!
    • Cripes
    • By Cripes 18th Oct 16, 10:08 PM
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    Thanks for all the replies - now sorted!

    Farndon booking fell through so we plumped instead for a lovely cottage near Holywell, North Wales, for our first two nights - then onto to Hoylake and then a big trek up to Glasgow for a couple of nights to catch the College of Art's Open Day which our youngest daughter is keen on.
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