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apexblue



Joined: 10 Sep 2008
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:45 pm    Post subject: August Reply with quote

Problems getting 2 bedrooms booked for August. Anyone having the same?
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ianh100



Joined: 10 Jan 2013
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Location: Sherborne Dorset

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I still have 2 weeks unsold in August, never had them available this late before and my prices are the same as the last 2 years.
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Drax



Joined: 21 Jul 2016
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Location: Yorkshire Dales

PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We also have 2 'spare' weeks available in August plus some 'spare' weeks in September and October.
After a spate of bookings early in the year they have all but 'dried up'. Perhaps there is a glut of holiday cottages.
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apexblue



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We got all 18 rentals booked for August give or take a day or two.

Best rental income was a 3 bed sleeps 5 which took August short breaks.
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ianh100



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We sold all of August in the end but some of it went late. We have lot of bookings for September and Xmas over the last couple of days. Our 3 bed 2 bath seems easier to sell than the 2 bed 1 bath.
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Mike&Chrissy



Joined: 04 Sep 2017
Posts: 29
Location: Selsey, West Sussex

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One week unsold in August but nothing now until Christmas
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CarolineJ



Joined: 29 Apr 2017
Posts: 63
Location: North coast of Scotland

PostPosted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

August was full, but only because someone booked the remaining fortnight at the beginning of July. Almost wishing they hadn't, they broke a bed, nicked the salt & pepper pots (why??), washed the insides of the bagless Hoover completely wrecking the filter in the process and left me my lowest-scored review so far, including a 7 for cleanliness (house cleaned to same standard as usual, every single other review gives cleanliness a 10).

September is full bar two nights, October is half sold but I've got some dates blocked off as I'm away.
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Giraffe



Joined: 26 Jun 2016
Posts: 410
Location: Cornwall, England

PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

August was full. 2x2 week bookings, my favourite. Lovely guests, even helped water the flower tubs in the hot weather. Only one bad booking all year which involved young children and dogs. No damage but house left in poor/dirty condition which required extra cleaning. These guests are now on my black list.
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rosebud



Joined: 14 Mar 2012
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Location: Steyning, West Sussex

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

August full (apart from 4 days when I was there for some work that had to be carried out in Aug)

3 weeks booked in September so far, but usually completely booked well in advance.

A week and a half booked In October .. slower than usual

Income from early April to end of Sept slightly better than same period last year.
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