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Family Collection family, Jesper and Hywel's holidays are now convenient and stress-free



"The design aesthetic of August homes really appealed to us, and we appreciate August renovates the homes ensuring the process is hassle-free. We also like the combination of traditional and contemporary design that is sympathetic to the home" - Hywel and Jesper- Family Collection


Hywel and Jesper joined the August Family Collection because of the convenience the homes provide, and they also have an appreciation for contemporary interior design. The Family Collection locations suit this couple's busy schedules and they wanted to take advantage of European locations and now they're excited to see what the areas have to offer, as well as the hassle-free second homeownership they've been looking for.

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Prior to the pandemic, we travelled across the world for holidays but recently we

have explored Europe more. We had forgotten how easy it was to travel more locally

and Europe is the ideal continent to visit for weekends and short holidays. We found

ourselves appreciating short distance travel and the idea of purchasing a second

home abroad was something we wanted to fulfil but we didn't want the challenges

associated with second home ownership. We discovered August on Instagram and began

reading about co-ownership and how the model works. We looked at other co-

owning companies who were offering one home in one location, and it didn't make

sense for us because we'd rather have the flexibility and choice of co-owning

multiple homes.




Why co-ownership?

Prior to the pandemic, we travelled across the world for holidays but recently we

have explored Europe more. We had forgotten how easy it was to travel more locally

and Europe is the ideal continent to visit for weekends and short holidays. We found

ourselves appreciating short distance travel and the idea of purchasing a second

home abroad was something we wanted to fulfil but we didn't want the challenges

associated with second home ownership. We discovered August on Instagram and began

reading about co-ownership and how the model works. We looked at other co-

owning companies who were offering one home in one location, and it didn't make

sense for us because we'd rather have the flexibility and choice of co-owning

multiple homes.



Which collection did you join?

The Family Collection was a perfect fit for us, the proximity of airports as well as the

combination of city and the outdoors suited our approach to holidays. The fact that

the homes are all centrally located, close to everyday amenities, and surrounded by

history and character was ideal for the type of holidays we enjoy. The hassle-free

process that comes with co-ownership with August is a huge factor to why we joined

up and we’re so glad we don’t have to manage the upkeep and refurbishments to the

homes.


We've experienced the stress of acquiring and renovating a home before. We have a

a second home in the Cotswolds and the joy we get from weekends away is fantastic.

We understand the challenges that come with second homeownership in this country

let alone abroad, so when we started to explore Europe as an option, we knew we

didn't want to do it ourselves. We had been looking at buying holiday homes and we

found ourselves gravitating towards the south of France, but we got overwhelmed

looking at different places and the thought of having to take time out of our

schedules to view places was demanding.




What drew you both to August?


We were initially drawn to August by the aesthetics and design of the homes as we

appreciate the interior design, particularly the fact that August fuses the old with the

new and has a variety of contemporary styles. The August homes have a similar

aesthetic and interior design to our homes, making us feel confident that we will

settle in.




Which home are you excited to stay at?

One of the Family Collection’s home locations is in Barcelona, we fell in love with the city last year. We both liked the idea of being able to pop over to the Cannes or to the Barcelona home whenever it's convenient and we know the homes will be ready for us to make ourselves at home. Also, as we're late skiers, we're looking forward to

staying in Chamonix, so we'd like to spend some time there not only skiing but also

seeing what Chamonix has to offer in the summer.







Own holiday homes the easy way in Europe just like Hywel and Jesper by getting in touch at info@augustcollection.co.uk or attend our next webinar.