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Following on from the facilities thread...

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Gonegirl Wed 28-Aug-19 14:33:29

I find I have booked a tiny little barn conversion where the bedroom is on a sort of gallery (can't remember the proper word for it) with a slightly dodgy looking ladder type staircase. And the toilet is tucked away somewhere downstairs! shock

Can anyone see my problem?

Calendargirl Wed 28-Aug-19 14:37:10

Is “mezzanine” the word you’re looking for?

Willow500 Wed 28-Aug-19 14:37:12

Yep - you may need a 'guzzunda' during the night grin

annsixty Wed 28-Aug-19 14:37:30

Do you mean a mezzanine floor?
I would be taking my own facilities, in the shape of a bucket or a gazunda with me.
No way would a risk a dodgy ladder in the middle of the night.

wildswan16 Wed 28-Aug-19 14:38:15

Mezzanine? Yes, I see your problem. Good luck and be careful.

annsixty Wed 28-Aug-19 14:38:28

All crossed posts 🤗

Gonegirl Wed 28-Aug-19 14:40:38

Yes. Mezzanine. Can't keep that word in my silly head. hmm

Calendargirl Wed 28-Aug-19 14:44:21

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BBbevan Wed 28-Aug-19 14:47:26

You may need a head torch for nocturnal visits !!!

Maggiemaybe Wed 28-Aug-19 15:31:13

Yes! Some friends kindly let us stay at their flat in Hamburg while they were away. Our bed was on a mezzanine with just a ladder up to it. Not easy climbing up and down with a torch in one hand. We got up a lot earlier than usual that week....

GabriellaG54 Wed 28-Aug-19 15:46:48

Yes, mezzanine or minstrel's gallery in ye olde days.

Gaunt47 Wed 28-Aug-19 15:49:30

Or what about sleeping platform?

lemongrove Wed 28-Aug-19 16:01:45

Yep, a bucket, definitely.😆

KatyK Wed 28-Aug-19 16:49:18

We've just come back from a holiday stay where the bedrooms were in the basement and the toilet was on the floor above via a very rickety staircase. A beautiful place but totally impractical for those of us who need the loo in the night.

Gonegirl Wed 28-Aug-19 16:54:27

I wouldn't be able to get up again from a bucket.

A head torch is a great idea. #handsfree #handonha'penny

Callistemon Wed 28-Aug-19 16:58:08

No nice brew late in the evening either!