Gîtes in France

Maximise Your French Holiday Let Bookings in 2017

Written by on December 13, 2016 in Gîtes in France, Property in France
Maximise Your French Holiday Let Bookings in 2017

With Christmas and New Year celebrations comes the start of the booking period for the 2017 season. Donna Sloane, general manager at online accommodation specialist French Connections, says the company is preparing now to ensure that both owners and holidaymakers get the best experience from the website, including some unique offers for owner advertising packages. […]

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Brilliant tips to help you market your French holiday let

Written by on November 23, 2016 in Gîtes in France, Property in France
Brilliant tips to help you market your French holiday let

How to ‘show and tell’ when you market your French holiday let Does your online property listing grab browsers’ attention? “Great images and an engaging description make holidaymakers want to stay on the page – and that’s what leads to enquiries,” says Donna Sloane, general manager of holiday let listing specialist French Connections. Here’s her […]

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Essential Guide to running gites in France

Written by on November 8, 2016 in Gîtes in France
Essential Guide to running gites in France

One of the big misconceptions about owning a gite in France is that the paperwork and bureaucracy are so intense that it can make your life a misery. Not so, says Jo-Ann Howell of French Admin Solutions, you just need to know where to begin. Here to help, is her detailed guide to running gites […]

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The top six skills that gite owners need

The top six skills that gite owners need

What are the top skills you need to run a successful holiday let in France? People, preparation, practical building maintenance, parler francais? All are important – and most property owners already know more than they think. French Connections is a holiday property listing site that specialises in France, with 20 years experience of giving owners […]

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How to fill unsold summer weeks at your holiday let

How to fill unsold summer weeks at your holiday let

Do you run a holiday let or gites in France and still have weeks to fill for this summer? Now is the perfect time to be pro-active in chasing those bookings with some simple marketing strategies. At French Connections we specialise in France, with 20 years of success online as a holiday property listing site, so here’s […]

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The Truth About Buying a Gite in France

Written by on January 25, 2016 in Buying a Home, Gîtes in France
The Truth About Buying a Gite in France

It’s the dream of many to own a house in France and run a gite. Perhaps you want to supplement your income, are fundamentally entrepreneurial at heart or just see it as a way of owning your own little piece of the wonderful patchwork that makes up this beautifully diverse country. Here’s what they don’t […]

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4 Key Tips for running a Gite Business in France

Written by on January 1, 2016 in Gîtes in France, Working in France
4 Key Tips for running a Gite Business in France

France has been a world leader in tourism for years and the market for independent accommodation in popular tourist areas has boomed. Here are some tips specifically for Gite or B&B owners, or anyone considering this as a source of revenue. 1. Gites & meublés de tourisme (gites and furnished accommodation) benefit from advantageous tax […]

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Top Tips for running a Gîte in France

Written by on April 1, 2013 in Gîtes in France with 0 Comments
Top Tips for running a Gîte in France

If you are buying a property in France with a view to renting it out or running gîtes or chambre d’hôtes (B&B) there are some key points to consider: The market Is there a market for a rental property where you live? Check with the local tourist office to see what is available in the […]

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Top Tips for marketing Gîtes in France

Written by on April 1, 2013 in Gîtes in France with 0 Comments
Top Tips for marketing Gîtes in France

  It is hard to know exactly how many gîtes and chambre d’hôtes there are in France – certainly more than 50,000. That’s a lot of accommodation for people to choose from. The good news is that France is the world’s no. 1 tourist destination with almost 80 million visitors a year, so you should […]

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Tips to help your gîte in France stand out from the crowd

Written by on April 1, 2013 in Gîtes in France
Tips to help your gîte in France stand out from the crowd

  You have the gîte, the life in France you’ve yearned for and now it is time to make the dream a reality and start to earn some income. There are two undeniable truths about running a gîte in France: Hard work – you need to keep it clean, tidy and in tip top condition […]

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