“When John and I got an eight-week Contract to work at Sizewell B we weren’t sure what to do about accommodation in the area. It was too long for us to spend in a hotel or B & B (for all the practical reasons), and it was going to cost us quite a lot too (we were given a daily ‘allowance’, but that wasn’t going to cover the £150 to £200 per night for a double room for each of us. We weren’t going to be able to go home at weekends as it was just too far, so we weren’t sure how we were going to organise all the practical things – like our washing (yes – boring detail I know, but a real problem after a week or two if there isn’t a laundrette close by!). And John was going to be working the night-shift, which would make it difficult for him to organise his meals.
Sax Short Lets did provide ‘the perfect solution’! The two-bedroom property did cost about £100 per night, but that was only £50 each – compared to £75 to £100 each. And, it solved all the other problems too. There was a washing machine and tumble dryer and a washing line in the back garden. There was everything we needed in the kitchen – quite a big freezer, and even a microwave. And, the bedrooms were at either end of the house, so John and I didn’t get in each others way at all. There was even WiFi included, so I could work on my laptop in the evenings. We arranged for the Housekeeper to come to clean and change the beds and towels at a time which suited John’s shifts, so we could just get on and do our work while we were there.”
Chris (based in Cumbria)