March 2021

The French wealth tax and gite ownership

The tax system in France is surprisingly straightforward, but one tax not many people know about until it’s too late is the annual wealth tax. This is on top of income tax and is payable on the assets you have, regardless of where they are. So, what is it and what do you need to know? We’re not tax experts so don’t take this as tax advice. This is simply a blog post highlighting something you...

Reasons why guests choose gites instead of hotels

If you’re considering investing in a gite, it may be beneficial to know why guests choose to stay in them. Knowing your market is going to be key to your success and something we all have to get to grips with when starting a business. Here are some of the main reasons our guests chose one of our gites over a local hotel. Home from home One of the key reasons gites are so popular is that they...

Quick tips for running a gite business

If you’re thinking of buying and running a gite in France, you’re not alone. Hundreds of Brits and other nationalities love the idea of escaping the rat race, moving to somewhere lovely and starting their own business. While it is possible to make a living from running gites, there is also a lot of work that goes into them. With that in mind, we have put together some quick tips for anyone...

Is there money to be made from running a gite in France?

With everything that’s happening in the world, it’s very tempting to look elsewhere for an alternative way of life. With all those TV shows on how good life can be when you move abroad, thoughts naturally turn to gites and whether you can make money from them. That’s the subject of today’s post. Can you make money from gites in France? Making money from French gites You can make money...

Top tips for anyone considering buying a gite continued

Continuing on from last week, we are offering actionable tips for anyone considering fleeing the rat race of Britain to buy a gite in France. We have already covered location, treating the gite as a business, the property and checking out the competition so let’s see what else we have to offer! Learn your target market Gites can be very flexible but the core offering should always have a target...

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