(Co12age doesn't 'sound' quite the same, does it? Anyway...)
Discussions at cottage on Friday were that we should begin planning next year's cottage sooner rather than later, to ensure we can a) get small cottage if needed and b) we have it in the diary far enough in advance that people can make arrangements. So, I thought I'd get a feeler on dates; you should be able to choose any that suit (including all of them if you're uber flexible). I've started from mid Sept as early Sept is generally awkward for parents with school-aged kids.
There's no financial commitment or anything at this stage, it's really just about getting our ducks in a row.