Gîtes in France

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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Living the Gite Life in France

Written by on February 11, 2013 in Gîtes in France with 4 Comments
Living the Gite Life in France

  When Janine Wood was made redundant from her job as a director of a London planning consultancy in a career where she had spent 25 years of her working life she decided a change was in order. Having moved home a grand total of 27 times in the UK, her dream of settling in […]

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France Holiday Home Rental Management Guide

Written by on February 1, 2013 in Gîtes in France with 0 Comments
France Holiday Home Rental Management Guide

This information was provided by Janine Wood at Cordes Owners Club to help gite owners and holiday home owners understand how to make the most of their property management requirements in France. Janine owns and manages gites in Salles in South West France. Finding a rentals management company in France The quickest and easiest solutions […]

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Your French Property Management Guide

Written by on February 1, 2013 in Gîtes in France with 0 Comments
Your French Property Management Guide

The information in this French property management guide was provided by Janine Wood at Cordes Owners Club, to help gite owners and holiday home owners understand how to make the most of their property management requirements in France. Janine owns and manages gites in Salles in South West France. French Property Management Travelling to France […]

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To the Manoir Born | Running a gite business in France

To the Manoir Born | Running a gite business in France

  Denise (Deni) Daniel and Doug Ibbs purchased a house in the Creuse Region in Limousin, France. They had found it while browsing the internet on a whim and two days after they first saw it, they flew out from the UK and bought it on the spot. In part I of their story we […]

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