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Hi Sue, Some varieties of sweet pepper do have black coloured marking develop as they mature so this is very likely perfectly normal, especially if the areas are smooth. It would be nice to see a photo if you can manage to post one to help confirm that it's natural pigmentation and not something to worry about.
The fur coats bit doesn't sound good - botrytis as you say - such a shame when you have put all of that effort in to get them to this stage. It's worth investing in some automatic vent and louvre openers if you can afford it. I have solar powered fans (the type used in PCs) now, which has been a great success. If you or anyone you know has some basic electrical skills and can do a bit of DIY they are very easy to fit. You can get the fans from old PCs at council dumps if you ask nicely! The solar panel cost about £30 (12V, 20W.) One big plus is that the stronger the sun is, the faster the fans spin hence more ventilation.