Want to make the most of school holidays in your own holiday home? August responds, why own one when you can own five?
Picture this: you and your family rock up to your fabulous holiday home, to a perfectly manicured garden, clean pool, homely feel and not a thing out of place thanks to its sensitive renovation. Not only are there no chores to do for its upkeep, as the properties are fully managed for you and your co-owners, but you can slot right back into the community as if you live there full time. That carefree holiday experience is what August offers its clients as Europe’s first, and broadest, holiday home co-ownership collection.
With the opportunity to co-own five properties across Europe at a fraction of what it would cost for a single house, August’s clients spend a joyous average of 12 weeks mixing and matching between their holiday homes every year. Twelve weeks a year in homes across Europe – you are spoilt for choice! You can even gift weeks to your friends and family when you aren’t using them.
What is more, the luxury of creating memories in the same location year after year is that you know exactly what you are getting and that the standard will be high.
August has different collection styles, depending on what you and your family are looking for in a holiday home: the Pied à Terre Collection for dream getaways for up to four guests; the Signature Collection has a range of locations for up to eight guests, in both urban and rural areas; and the Premium Collection is ideal for those needing more space for up to ten guests at a time. August arms you with the ability to create the ultimate school holidays a reality.
Now, let us take you on a journey of what an August family’s year looks like.
October Half Term
Some might say the ultimate staycation would be going to your own home-from-home in the Cotswolds. Switching off can be difficult, especially if you’re staying in Britain and are never too far from a screen or holiday homework. But imagine the long autumnal walks in the British countryside with your family and pets, plus the new exciting places you could never have dreamed of discovering without August, and the new community you can dive right into alongside your fellow co-owners. The Cotswolds makes an ideal spot for older family members to enjoy, Easter revision crash courses or a birthday celebration for a hardworking teenager, (of course, not forgetting the equally hardworking adults!).
With your share in an apartment or chalet in Chamonix, France, you and your family and friends can indulge in all the fantastic outdoor opportunities the Alps can offer. Send the children off on their first ski school sessions and watch them grow year on year into accomplished skiers or snowboarders. Or visit in the summer and revel in the mountain air on family hikes, bouldering or even paragliding if you feel like throwing yourself, somewhat safely, off a cliff! Quality time together, at its finest.
Christmas holidays can take on a new meaning when surrounded by snow and filling everyone’s boots in mountain restaurants. You might even have a full-circle moment when you take your grandchildren to their first ski school.
Delve into wine tasting, ride Vespas through the countryside, splash about in the sea or enjoy poolside views of undulating vineyards. August can set your family up in a Tuscan haven, with rustic-chic interiors and charm oozing from the eaves. Famed for its historical and artistic legacy, a family home in Tuscany might be just what the cultural doctor ordered. Maybe your child will develop a passion for art, discover classical languages and history, or be inspired by the glorious food culture the Italians are famous for.
As Europe heats up, take a trip to the sunny, rural regions of the South of France, like Valbonne in the French Riviera, and discover delicious French cuisine and blissful relaxation. The location is also an ideal trust exercise with your teen when they are ready to escape on their own. They can explore the French towns and countryside they already know during a fun-filled, post-exam week with their friends.
You could choose to co-own a town-based property in France. Film lovers will be enchanted by the prospect of spending the early summer holidays in the heart of the Cannes Film Festival as part of the local community. Inspire your children to improve their French and explore Cannes, all while having a comfy, private space to enjoy in downtime after a busy summer term.
Collections from €280,000 for four luxury apartments in Europe.