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Mumsnetters needed to visit a HouseTrip location in May – free stay for three nights in return for feedback NOW CLOSED

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 17-Apr-14 13:14:27

HouseTrip are looking for five lucky MNers and their families to enjoy a free stay at a HouseTrip location and post their feedback on MN.

HouseTrip say "HouseTrip is an online platform that allows visitors to choose from over 300,000 full homes from around the world to holiday in. From ivy-dappled country cottages to beach retreats and city-centre lofts, the service offers simplicity, value, flexibility and security for families looking for a hassle free and enjoyable holiday experience from start to finish."

We're looking for families who are able to visit one of the locations below:

-London, UK
-Edinburgh, UK
-Kent, UK
-Cornwall, UK
-Norfolk ,UK
-Brittany, France
-Brussels, Belgium
-Lisbon, Portugal

Available dates for visits include:
-w/c 5 May
-w/c 12 May
-w/c 19 May
-w/c 26 May

You can pick the location you’d like to visit and whether you’d prefer to visit during the week (Monday-Thursday) or the weekend (Friday-Monday).

HouseTrip will be organising the accommodation for the selected testers and they will also be booking any train, air or ferry travel and reimbursing petrol costs.

In return for this free trip (worth on average £800) each MNer will be asked to:

~ Make a video diary of their trip and submit this to HouseTrip. These videos will be edited and may be shown on the HouseTrip pages on MN, on and possibly elsewhere. They will be hosted on YouTube.
~ Add feedback to a thread on Mumsnet – at least twice. We're looking for feedback before you go and when you return. There will be WiFi available at your location, so we’d also like for you to post once you're there. These comments may well be used by HouseTrip on their pages on Mumsnet as well as possibly elsewhere (including on social media, in the press etc). Your MN name will not be used.
~ Add photos to the feedback thread (these don't need to show the children/ yourself, eg they could feature home you’re staying in, food, etc)
~ Add a review on Mumsnet to the Self Catering pages

If you'd like to sign up please add your details here.

We will be in touch with selected testers ASAP and their details will be passed to the team at HouseTrip so they can make the booking arrangements.

Thanks and good luck!

Oblomov Mon 05-May-14 15:13:39

Not me. sad
But glad for those selected to go to Brussels and Edinburgh.
Have a fab time.

LackaDAISYcal Sun 04-May-14 20:49:00

Edinburgh...the zoo, the castle, a walk up Arthur's seat, visit the sea front in Musselburgh, Our Dynamic Earth and the Scottish Parliament, The Museum in Chambers Street, The Gallery of Modern Art, A ghost tour in the Royal Mile...

The Grassmarket or Rose Street for the cafe atmoshere (during the day, it gets lively at night)

It's been a while since I lived there and I'm sure there are better things to do now, but those are a good start smile

Moogdroog Sun 04-May-14 10:03:30

Catwithflowers - not booked yet. Spent a while umming and ahhing about which apartment to go for and in the end after enquiring our first choice isn't available. Must get on with it asap! I'm finding that the website is behaving itself so far though, thankfully.

catwithflowers Sat 03-May-14 16:18:11

Oh have fun Moogdroog and thank you Vindscreenviper. We are very lucky indeed. The kids can't believe it!

Have you booked your accommodation yet Moogdroog ? Did you find the site tricky to use? It took me a while as the screen kept flicking from the booking page for the particular house to a more general site/home screen.

LocalEditorMerton Sat 03-May-14 13:11:31

Have fun, Moogdroog! Edinburgh is fantastic!

Moogdroog Sat 03-May-14 13:00:07

Ah yes! Why didn't I think of that, thank you LEMerton! Lots of research to do smile

LocalEditorMerton Sat 03-May-14 12:42:06

Hi Moogdroog,

Congratulations! Why not look here for more information about what's on in Edinburgh - and you could even PM LEEdinburgh for some more tips!

And anyone else who's been lucky enough to be chosen to do a HouseTrip visit in the UK, do check out the relevant Mumsnet Local site, pick the brains of the Local Editor and ask questions on the relevant Talk board too - we're happy to help!

Enjoy your visits, everyone!

Moogdroog Sat 03-May-14 12:23:44

Woohoo! Been selected grin thanks
We're off to Edinburgh - originally Lisbon but time felt a bit tight to get passports sorted for us all - thank you Angelie for sorting that out for us thanks!
Any tips for things to do with the kids gratefully received.

vindscreenviper Sat 03-May-14 08:39:57

grin at Cat have a lovely time.

Wonder who won the Norfolk hol, that's the one I was after? Guess I'll have to get the camping gear down from the attic.

Tortoise Fri 02-May-14 17:07:35

Well done to the lucky ones.
sad not to be selected though.

LackaDAISYcal Fri 02-May-14 16:30:09

sad not me either. I hope everyone picked has a great time smile

catwithflowers Fri 02-May-14 14:03:48

grin grin. Can't believe it! I've been picked to go to Brussels!!!!!! So excited!!

Ledkr Fri 02-May-14 13:58:02

Yes, everyone have a fab time <hides thread> grin
I'm kind if relieved as its a bit short notice for me now.

neiljames77 Fri 02-May-14 13:44:36

custardcream1000 - was that said through gritted teeth while slamming your hand on the table? grin

custardcream1000 Fri 02-May-14 12:55:18

I hope the families who have been chosen have an amazing holiday - Lucky people smile

CrewElla Fri 02-May-14 12:54:53

sad not me then sad

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 02-May-14 11:52:00

Just emailed everyone who has been selected smile

Sorry to all those who have been disappointed, if anyone drops out, I'll let you know!

gazzalw Thu 01-May-14 20:38:35

That would indeed be a great rush! Wonder how many applicants they got!?????

Wiifitmama Thu 01-May-14 20:26:33

I hope they don't pick anyone to go on the 5th May! That's only 4 days from now!

custardcream1000 Wed 30-Apr-14 17:35:13

Thanks for the update Angelie.

DoItTooJulia Wed 30-Apr-14 17:10:16

Oooh, there's still a chance!

AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 30-Apr-14 16:06:40

Really sorry to keep everyone waiting! I'll be in touch as soon as I can.

Ledkr Wed 30-Apr-14 12:21:22

Was this a troll thread? grin

gazzalw Tue 29-Apr-14 20:59:55

PRobably a bit late to hear tonight now although Angelie is still working - sending thro' surveys, so who knows?

DoItTooJulia Tue 29-Apr-14 18:50:21

Nothing here yet.....<still hopeful>

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