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Introducing our new August family, Fiona & David

"Every aspect of holiday home ownership that is important to us has already been carefully thought through by August."

- Fiona & David

Read on to meet the latest family to join our August Signature Collection

When we create holiday homes, we always have you in mind, so it only makes sense that the families that co-own August homes are like-minded. We take the time to meet all families to ensure they share the same core August values such as the love of travel and culture, quality time with family and friends, appreciation of design aesthetics and the joys of hassle-free holidays. 

So when we met Fiona and David over Summer, we were thrilled to find out that they shared our ethos and very delighted that our August homes were ideal for them to share with their family and friends. We also bonded over the language of French, their love for certain destinations, such as the south of France, anywhere with snow for skiing and Mallorca, with Fiona having a crush for the real town of Sóller... just like us, and their excitement for outdoor activities that the August home locations have to offer.

We're proud to receive positive feedback from Fiona and David, to hear that August resonates with them makes our mission so worthwhile. We are only as strong as the community we build, so while we continue to meet more families, we are thrilled to welcome our latest family Fiona and David to the Signature Collection.

Introducing Fiona & David - our latest August Signature Collection family

David with son Oli enjoying the January sunshine in Mallorca

Welcome Fiona and David to August, can you please tell us a little bit about yourselves and your family? 

Although David retired a while ago, he is still actively involved in the family commercial property business which Fiona has been running for 30 years. He also spends a lot of time on the golf course while Fiona prefers running around a tennis court! We used to be based in London but our home is now on the South Coast of England where competitive sailing in Chichester Harbour takes up most weekends for us in the summer. We have two sons in their late twenties who both work in London and fortunately still enjoy coming on holiday with us to nice places when time allows.

We know you share the love of travel like us, can you tell us more about what your holidays are like?

We typically go away 5-6 times a year and are no longer tied to school holidays. Our travels usually include a family skiing holiday (either self-catering or in a chalet), sailing in Greece/Turkey for a couple of weeks with friends, city breaks in Europe, and a longer extended trip in Jan/Feb exploring Asia or further afield. We also enjoy renting houses in nice places with friends or family where we look for properties with local style and homely but quality furnishings.

Why does it make sense for you to own a holiday home?

We have been flirting with the idea of owning a holiday home for many years, either in Provence or Majorca. Although we enjoy discovering new places, we also love going back to an area that we know well where we feel ‘at home’. A holiday home for us needs to be close to a local community that has a life outside the tourist season, as most of our travelling takes place during off-peak times of the year. It also needs to be easily accessible from the UK with plenty of things to do in the area and stunning scenery.

What is most important to you when you go on holidays?

A good year-round climate is vital as we love being outdoors whether walking, playing golf, cycling, sightseeing or just soaking up the local atmosphere and culture.

How did you find your dream holiday home?

We regularly receive communication from property experts abroad and heard about August through a French property portal. Soon after looking at details of the August concept on-line, we started phone discussions and were impressed with their straightforward, friendly yet professional approach. The more we heard, the more interested we became.

Why own holiday homes with August and not on your own? 

Every aspect of holiday home ownership that is important to us has already been carefully thought through by August. From the location and local facilities, to the décor and general infrastructure. All the strain of the purchasing process is taken care of by August and for a fraction of the price of owning one home, we will end up with five stunning places to cherish and enjoy with the potential to transfer ownership to our sons in due course.

How do you intend on using your August holiday homes?

We can see that our long-distance travels may not happen in the same way as in the past so having a choice of lovely houses to go to in a variety of places is hugely appealing. We are looking forward to sharing them with friends and family and to being able to escape the British winter for a few weeks.

Which August home destination are you most looking forward to?

This is the most difficult question to answer as we can’t wait to visit all of them. We will definitely be heading to Chamonix for some skiing as soon as possible but our dream of a home in Provence is getting closer by the minute!

Just like Fiona and David, you too can enjoy the August Signature Collection very soon. To find out more get in touch: info@augustcollection.co.uk to discover more about the August way to owning holiday homes.