Homes near Glastonbury Festival advertised for up to £3,000 a night during the event
Locals living near Glastonbury Festival advertise their homes for up to £3,000 per night during the event, making over £16,000 in total.
Properties in Pilton in Somerset are offered on AirBnb for thousands of pounds per stay per night.
Homes near the world famous festival site are advertised between June 22 and June 26.
One house, described as a ‘rustic gem’ on its advert, sleeps up to eight people – and costs a total of £9,725 on festival dates.
The quaint barn, which costs nearly £2,000 a night, offers cozy wood-burning stoves, stunning views, three bedrooms and quirky interiors.
He says it’s designed to ‘refresh’ and rejuvenate spirits after a long day of dancing and is located just 10 minutes’ drive from the festival in the village of Pilton.
A small one-bedroom cottage in the village is also advertised for £6,222 for the five nights of the festival.
Working at £1,244 a night for the property, the 400-year-old Grade II listed cottage has ‘been lovingly and sympathetically refurbished’.
Steps from the festival, the house includes “a super comfy king size bed, a plush velvet sofa and a wood burning stove”.
A four-bedroom ‘festival party house’ is also available for £16,048 for the five nights of the festival, also in Pilton.
According to the eavesdropping, the ‘very special, plum house in the middle of Pilton town centre’ is just a ten minute walk from the Pyramid stage – but costs £3,209 per night.
With “cool toilets, hot baths, great beds, comfortable furniture, a functional kitchen and a private garden” – this house offers the ultimate party home, if you can afford it.
Further afield, in Shepton Mallet, a house has gone on sale for £2,156 for the five nights of the festival.
The modern four-bedroom house, which costs £431 a night, is more than two miles from the festival site.
According to the listing, it has “a large back garden, a private gated driveway, and two master bedrooms with luxurious new mattresses.”
Announcing Shepton Mallet’s listing on Facebook, the landlord said: ‘People renting our house in Glastonbury have had to step down to make it available to rent again.
“As far as price is concerned, let’s get a few things clear, the majority of properties rented in Pilton and surrounding areas during the festival are reserved for the team, press crews etc.
“Therefore the prices are high so yeah if it’s you and a few friends staying it will seem like a lot of money when the big companies are more than happy to pay those amounts that’s why you see properties in Pilton for over £5,000.
“I appreciate the comments that it’s expensive, but those are the prices the properties get, that’s why it’s set at the amount it is.”