Donna Sloane

Guide to buying a holiday rental property in France

Written by on March 28, 2019 in Property in France
Guide to buying a holiday rental property in France

Purchasing and owning a gîte or holiday rental property in France can be fun and rewarding – but from the start it’s good to be clear about what to consider. Location, location, location, yes it’s a cliché, but it’s totally true says Donna Sloane, General Manager of FrenchConnections, one of the UK’s leading holiday home […]

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4 great day trip destinations in the department of Manche, Normandy

Written by on May 25, 2018 in Normandy
4 great day trip destinations in the department of Manche, Normandy

Normandy has just about everything for holiday makers to France – picturesque villages, gorgeous sandy beaches, historic towns, exquisite countryside and the most delicious gastronomy. Wherever you go on holiday in Normandy, you’ll find some fabulous day trip destinations not far away including the world famous Mont-St-Michel. Here are four more of our favourites in […]

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5 sensational spring visits in France

Written by on February 27, 2018 in Holiday Travel
5 sensational spring visits in France

As winter starts to retreat, it’s time to think about a spring break in France. The days get longer, the birds sing louder and the sun gently caresses the land. It’s the perfect time for a breath of fresh air and a re-energising French holiday. Donna Sloane, general manager at French Connections holiday rentals shares her […]

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3 Fabulous French Summer holiday destinations and gorgeous places to stay

Written by on June 25, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do
3 Fabulous French Summer holiday destinations and gorgeous places to stay

  Cotes D’amour Brittany Located in northern Brittany, the Cotes d’Armor is a place of absolutely exquisite coastline including the famous “pink granite” shores. Here you’ll find the captivating little town of Dinan, one of the most charming places in France. There are numerous attractions, pretty villages, secluded beaches, seaside resorts and more. It’s a […]

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Where to spend Family Holidays in Normandy France

Written by on April 24, 2017 in Holidays & Things to do, Normandy
Where to spend Family Holidays in Normandy France

With the May half term falling right at the end of the month and into June, it’s the perfect time to take a late spring break in France. One of the best places to enjoy a holiday at this time of the year is Normandy, easily accessible from the UK via Brittany Ferries and DFDS […]

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Your French Connection | Spring into… Brittany

Written by on February 24, 2017 in Brittany, Holidays & Things to do
Your French Connection | Spring into… Brittany

Brittany in the north west of France is one of those places that you just can’t help falling in love with. Go there once and we can almost guarantee – it won’t be the last time. So, what is it about Brittany (“Bretagne” in French) that’s so great? Beautiful beaches of Brittany Golden sands, dramatic […]

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Maximise Your French Holiday Let Bookings

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

Donna Sloane, general manager at online accommodation specialist French Connections, shares her tips on how holiday let owners can be ready and active in attracting bookings. Special offers There’s no doubt that a special offer gets your property noticed online. We have dedicated pages for special offers that are prominently displayed. Usability tests show that […]

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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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Ideas for Autumn breaks in France

Written by on October 20, 2016 in Holidays & Things to do
Ideas for Autumn breaks in France

This is the perfect time to plan a last minute Autumn holiday or short break in France. A major bonus of spending time in France now is that you can find beautiful accommodation at great value prices. The French Connections website lists hundreds of holiday lets, gites and B&Bs in France. General manager Donna Sloane […]

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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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