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Property Ladder Snakes and Ladders

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FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 14-Jul-09 20:23:32

They have availability for most of August in all three cottages and have cut their prices.

LIZS Tue 14-Jul-09 20:25:53

who ?

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 14-Jul-09 20:28:37

The people who are renovating here

Meglet Tue 14-Jul-09 20:47:00

shock at the idea of getting nice antiquey furniture. Silly silly people.

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 14-Jul-09 20:50:08

I know, my mother ran holiday cottages and we runa B&B and it is a big no no.

LIZS Tue 14-Jul-09 20:52:02

expensive shock even when discoutned , noone would pay over £1000 for early July or October surely.

FiveGoMadInDorset Tue 14-Jul-09 20:59:05

No, where we are there is a house that lets forr £1750 a week in summer but has 5 double bedrooms and is a 2 minute walk to the sea.

Fimbo Tue 14-Jul-09 23:21:52

I just looked up their website too before coming on the thread - it says adults preferred. I think they have missed a trick not making it more family friendly as my ds is train daft and would have loved it.

Also Beany's idea for incorporating the back bit into the houses was fab. Silly man probably could have got more money too.

annh Wed 15-Jul-09 11:39:06

I just looked up the Ticketing Hall cottage and it seems to be available for the entire summer still! I think they had no business sense whatsoever and in a couple of years time (if they survive that long) all the lovely antiques will have been replaced by practical pine or oak. If I go on holiday, I want to be able to relax and not spend the time worrying about the boys wrecking a 200-year-old bureau or figuring out how the lights work! And what is the point of having a wet room in a family-friendly cottage? My dc can track water through the house quite nicely without the addition of a wet room!

stressed2007 Wed 15-Jul-09 14:12:57

I really did n't take to these people (may have been the editing). They didn't take on board any of Sarah Beaneys suggestions at all. This is the only building I have not liked when it was finished - both the external colours and the outside space were dreadful.

WynkenBlynkenandNod Wed 15-Jul-09 14:17:53

I nearly fell off the sofa when they first said how much they wanted to get, it was so utterly ridiculous for what they were proposing.

And I don't understand why on earth people don't listen to Beany, she's successful for a reason. They seem to delight in trying to prove they know better than her. I know there will be some editing but they just weren't listening last night.

Blondeshavemorefun Thu 16-Jul-09 11:16:29

"2k a week - rofl - in their dreams!!!

and yes if i was doing a house up and sarah sugested something i would listen and prob do it as she knows far more than i do grin

BalloonSlayer Thu 16-Jul-09 11:23:05

We stayed at the one in Petworth many years ago (they showed it quickly in a "how you ought to do it" section). It was wonderful.

stressed2007 Thu 16-Jul-09 12:37:28

That one looked beautiful - a different class to the one on the show

LIZS Thu 16-Jul-09 16:51:02

I wasn't sure how they got 5 * when they had no amenities attached

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