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Any advice welcome.. have paid for hol, but cannot go.

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Any advice welcome.. have paid for hol, but cannot go.

Hi, any advice welcome on our predicament.

We booked Beam Weir, a great holiday venue for up to 6 people at hill farm in Great Torrington, from friday 22nd August for 1 week.

http://www.hillfarmcottages.co.uk/

and now we cannot go due to family circumstances, but are liable to pay for the holiday. Does anyone have any suggestions?

thanks

Mike

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1. Re: Any advice welcome.. have paid for hol, but cannot go.

Do you have travel insurance?

Many policies will cover prebooked travel within the UK as long as they are stays over 2 days. Your insurance company will almost certainly need written proof of why you need to cancel.

Advert in local paper?

As a last resort why not try ebay? It may not work but if you're going to lose all your money it's surely better than nothing.

Hope it works out for you.

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2. Re: Any advice welcome.. have paid for hol, but cannot go.

did you pay by credit card? check with them as if you have a genuine reason for not going ie medical, bereavement etc they may well cover it.

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3. Re: Any advice welcome.. have paid for hol, but cannot go.

Claim on your travel insurance if the circumstances allow?

Failing that ask the owners if they will re-advertise.

Failing that, advertise on eBay?

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4. Re: Any advice welcome.. have paid for hol, but cannot go.

Please tell us you have insurance-it is amazing how many people think they don't need it for a UK holiday.

Ask owners to advertise it as a cancellation-maybe offer to contribute to allow a discounted rate.

Contact local TIC and ask them to advertise it-or at least be aware of the opportunity.

Post it on e bay.

Good Luck

5. Re: Any advice welcome.. have paid for hol, but cannot go.

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