Where to buy a gite in France

Unless you have a specific place in mind, it can take a while to come up with an ideal location for your French gite. If you’re trying to pin down a location, the next two posts should help. This week and next, we’re going to outline some of the considerations you could make when trying to come up with a location for your French gite. Location, location, location They say it three times...

Taking your dog with you to your French gite

Our dogs are more than just pets, they are more part of the family. That means they will very likely want to come with you when you’re working on your gite or while you’re preparing it for guests. But how easy is it to travel to France with your dog? France is a dog-friendly country with many areas outside of Paris welcoming dogs just as much as humans. You do have to be aware of certain...

Top tips for protecting your French gite from wildfires

Whatever your opinion on global warming, the fact we are having stranger, more extreme weather than ever before is not in doubt. France, parts of Spain, Portugal, Greece and Turkey have all experienced some strange weather over the past few years, including wildfires. It’s that last that we’re discussing today. Wildfires. There are areas of France more susceptible to others but with the way the...

5 tips for setting up your French gite for guests

Now travel is opening up again, more people than ever are looking to invest in France and in French gites. We’re all tired of staying at home and overpaying for cheap hotels and mediocre food and France offers a short journey to lovely way of life. Who wouldn’t want that? We are seeing a steady increase in enquiries for gites for sale and we think that will continue throughout 2021/22. If...

Connecting your French gite to broadband

If you own a gite in France and want to attract a high occupancy, you need to offer the services guests demand. One service is broadband. Once seen as a luxury, it’s now seen as essential as electricity or running water. But how can you connect a gite to broadband? How does it all work? Connecting to broadband in France Not all that long ago, getting an internet connection in France was a...

How to sell your French gite when you cannot travel to France

While France is still controlling visitors and either stopping or requiring quarantine from visitors from the UK, how can you sell your French gite? While quarantine and these travel restrictions won’t last forever, if you need to sell up now, how do you go about it? Remote selling of French property is actually quite common and was popular long before the pandemic. The number of second home...

Staying in a French gite vs a hotel, hostel or villa

We may be biased but we think a gite in France is far better than staying in a hotel, hostel or villa. It offers more freedom to explore, higher standards of accommodation and the guidance of friendly gite owners. They aren’t the only positives though. According to some of our fellow gite owners, there are other benefits offered by gites that you won’t get anywhere else. Gites vs....

Furnishing and equipping your gite for guests

Now the world is slowly recovering and France is slowly opening up travel for more countries, gites across France are ramping up for a resurgence in business. People have been cooped up in their homes for too long and there is an almost insatiable appetite for holidays. As France was already popular before the pandemic, it’s going to be even more popular after! If you’re a new gite owner or are...

Deadline for residency in France extended until September

The deadline for Brits to apply for residency in France after Brexit has been extended until 30th September 2021. You now have a little extra time to apply for a carte de séjour so you can enjoy your gite. With the events of the past 18 months or so, having to apply for a Withdrawal Agreement Residency Permit (WARP) was an extra burden on an already turbulent time. Fortunately, the deadline has...

5 reasons why France is so attractive to Brits

Despite the current situation, we are seeing a definite uptick in gite bookings and enquiries from people wanting to buy or sell a gite. It looks like things are picking up even though travel to France is still problematic. But why is France so attractive to Brits? Why do we choose France over other countries? The same but different One of the reasons is France is the same but also different....

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