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Norfolk Canary



Joined: 07 Sep 2016
Posts: 60

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:50 pm    Post subject: Bookings keep coming! Reply with quote

Normally we struggle to get bookings at our place in Norfolk from the end of September through to Easter. We are currently booked solid to the second week in November. It will be interesting to see how this Winter pans out.
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LotBoy47



Joined: 31 Jan 2019
Posts: 98
Location: SW France

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suspect that a lot of Brits that would have normally holidayed overseas in the summer are taking autumn/winter staycations instead.

We’ve been lucky that weeks normally filled by Brits were taken by French and Dutch guests.
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FelicityA



Joined: 05 Nov 2010
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Location: Cotswolds

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am finding the same, not a single week empty (and all full weeks or two week bookings) since early July up to 21st November and then I have a gap to 11th December for my first short break followed by Christmas and New Year booked as a two week one (Yay!!). We normally close down in November because ....who wants to holiday in November? This is my first year of having nearly all domestic bookings since we started in 2005 as I normally have Americans, Canadians, Australians and very very few British bookings as all those from abroad get in really early with advanced plans. I had some Americans who had quarantined somewhere else before us and some who quarantined with us.

Will this go on through January and February do you think? You are right LotBoy47- a lot of ours had had holidays booked abroad. I did have one with some very fed up looking teenagers as a quiet week in the Cotswolds was the substitute for Florida, trip of a lifetime. I don't think they were that pleased. The parents had a nice break though and just left them at home with their devices.
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jafa



Joined: 06 Jul 2017
Posts: 83
Location: Kirchberg in tirol

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet bookings for here in Austria at the moment are non existent
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Cymraes



Joined: 07 Jul 2015
Posts: 488
Location: North Wales

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably from all the holiday makers we've had to cancel here in Wales Rolling Eyes
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Norfolk Canary



Joined: 07 Sep 2016
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a booking and deposit paid today for an arrival on 6th November from somebody in a Tier 3 area who said they would ‘monitor the situation’. I have had our agents cancel it as there is no way they should be travelling and these Tier classifications only get reviewed every 28 days. It could prevent a viable booking for that week if they cancel last minute. Unfortunately these restrictions are not law so I am sure some will still travel but I believe we all need to stop this happening if we know about it. From a selfish business perspective the most important thing is preventing your own area going into Tier 3 so nobody could stay.
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dwtmill



Joined: 03 Oct 2012
Posts: 23
Location: The Gower Peninsula

PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We were fully booked in October but the local lockdowns in South Wales meant that we had to cancel them all and refund the payments. We haven't had any inquiries lately and I don't think things will improve after the two-week Wales firebreak lockdown is over. Fingers crossed that the situation will improve in 2021.
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rosebud



Joined: 14 Mar 2012
Posts: 625
Location: Steyning, West Sussex

PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Booked to mid November, then for Xmas / New Year.

Last year around this time had 2 bookings for Dec from repeat guests from Holland and France. Not this year!

Have a 10 day booking from German guests for Easter - postponed from the summer. Will it happen?

Not sure how rest of the winter will pan out. My cottage is in West Sussex (Tier one)
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