• Emma S

Europe is so much closer than you think - Discover the convenience of European holidays

Europe is rich in heritage, flavours and culture. Where you live in the world shouldn't stop you from missing out on what the European continent has to offer... So even if you're in the Americas, Antipodes or Asia, with August, Europe is so much closer than you think, some might even say, it is only a holiday away...

We carefully handpick homes for you here at August, because we realise that buying a second home abroad comes with time-consuming obligations. We know this because many of you have often told us the thought of where to start and how to start exhausts your prospect of owning a home and that's even before the pitfalls have started…

When buying a property abroad, convenience is one of the most important elements to consider, but you may have little control over it. This can force many people to make compromises which usually means limitations on accessibility and location, which would impact the quality of your holiday. On top of that, the pricing and condition of the homes are frequently a matter of debate and can often mean a lot of unknowns and work.

We take care of everything, from the location of your home to the comfort of your bedding, as well as ensuring that the greatest restaurants, amenities, and activities are close by. We take the pressure off, by assuring that every property we purchase for you meets the requirements of convenience, allowing you to relax and enjoy your homes.

Convenience is key when it comes to August holiday homes

France, Spain, England & Italy

Why stay at one home when you have another to visit?

Europe is expansive and there is so much to see, so why keep going back to the same place? To help you and your family explore the continent, we make sure that every August home is located in destinations that are easy to get to, no matter where you are in the world, highly sought after so there is a buzz all year long and of course not in the middle of nowhere!

You can also trust that your travel time will be minimised to under an hour away from the closest international airport. So if you're arriving from a long flight, seeing friends, or planning a trip, you can conveniently plane hop to the next property from nearby airports.

In fact, all August homes are just as accessible to the next, an extravagance you’re able to fulfil as you own multiple properties in an August collection. For instance, driving from your French Alps home to the Riviera takes 5 hours in the car, you’ll be in a new climate in no time! You can also fly from Nice to Palma Mallorca in 3 hours and you’ll be kicking back and sipping sangria in your Mallorcan home in just a matter of hours! Fulfiling the highly sought-after European tour you've always wanted to complete. Now there's no excuse!

A home away from home, with all the necessities you need

We ensure that each property embraces the luxury of everyday necessities, such as fully interior designed homes to the highest standards, allowing you to experience hotel-like finishes at your home. All August homes have fully renovated and fully equipped kitchens with all of the necessary appliances, so you can pop open that bottle of wine and start cooking right away.

Expect hotel-quality mattresses, high-thread-count plush bedding, fluffy pillows, and restful nights of sleep in each of the bedrooms. Your packing-towel days are over; we've got you covered there as well! We can also assist with small extras such as a stocked refrigerator and extra cleaning.

Restaurants & bars in the Valbonne Arcade

Create memories and explore the area like a local has never been easier

At August we make sure whether you’re staying in or having a day out, the location of your home offers nearby restaurants, cafes and essential amenities, such as local grocery stores, organic butchers and independent pharmacies. Treat yourself on holidays by browsing the charming regional stores and pick up some local gifts. Whatever your day-to-day needs are, we're here to help you get the most out of your holiday.

The core value for us is to make sure you get the most out of your holiday, this is why we provide you with our 'August Recommends', a curated guidebook with the finest recommendations that have been tried and tested within the August community. All "August Recommends" will include home details, how to shop like locals, where to eat and what to do in the location of your home. We ensure you'll get an authentic experience of what it's like to be a local in the area of your homes.

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No limits to the activities you can do no matter the season

Having no limits when it comes to activities in all types of locations, owning an August collection home gives you the leisure of choice with the things you can do individually or as a family. Europe is rich in culture but also famous for its abundance of activities related to specific areas; French Riviera for the olive green golf courses, French Alps for the fresh tracks and challenging hikes, Tuscany for the breathtaking rolling hills, Mallorca for the turquoise Mediterranean sea, Barcelona for admiring the city architecture and the Cotswolds for the quintessential British views.

Whether you're an avid skier, cyclist or hiker you’ll fit right in, the many August homes you can own are in locations that truly have no limits to the activities you can do. Hire and take part in an intimate bike tour cycling in Valbonne, Provence - Alpes - Côte D’azur with an experienced guide, or if you enjoy a relaxing golf tournament with your friends the French Riviera offers beautifully tended views just 10 minutes from your French Riviera property. In Mallorca, those who enjoy nature walks or cycling can explore the picturesque views the island offers, or if you enjoy sailing you can hire a yacht and explore the coastal caves and swim in the refreshing sea.

We look into the details of the seasons to let you get the most out of your homes, no matter the time of year.

Chamonix, Tuscany & Cotswolds

With Europe, a lot closer than you think, discover how August can help you with your endless holidays. If you're interested and want to understand more about the next August collections, get in touch info@augustcollection.co.uk or attend our next webinar.