French Property for Sale

Tips for streamlining the French gite rental process

If you’re planning to buy a gite in France to rent out, you can save a lot of time and money with a few simple tricks. By streamlining your processes, you can minimise the time you spend managing your gite so you can enjoy more free time to enjoy France! These are some simple but effective tricks for doing just that. Online booking Offering online booking is one of the best things you can do as...

The costs involved with buying or selling a gite in France

Just like a property purchase in the UK, there are lots of costs involved with buying or selling a gite in France. The actual price of the property is the least of it! If you’re planning to buy or sell a gite in the near future, it might benefit you to have an idea of the various fees and costs involved. That’s what today’s post is all about. A rough guide to the various costs involved in buying...

French property buying process overview

As you might imagine, the French property purchase process is a little different to the British one. It’s similar in some ways but different in others. Today we’re going to outline the process so you know what to expect when shopping for a gite. It isn’t designed to replace professional advice, but instead give you an idea of what you’re in for if you want to buy a gite in France. Find your...

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

If you want to join the thousands of Brits fleeing the rain and the city for a new life in France, we can help. Running a gite is easier than owning a hotel or restaurant but it’s still a business. It still requires a strategic approach and some specific measures to ensure its success. That’s what today’s and next week’s post is going to be about. We have collected the many tips and tricks...

Barns in France

Gites vs B&Bs – What’s the difference?

A question we often see in discussions around gites is around the key differences between a gite and what we know as a B&B, bed and breakfast. At face value, the two are similar. Rented accommodation in a given area you can book for one or more nights. It’s only when you look further that you can see the main differences. That’s what we’re going to cover today. What is a gite? A...

Farmhouses in France

Invest in Property for Sale in Alsace France

France is a country with rich history, majestic pre-war structures like castles and French villas, and romanticism of the language and the people have surely captivated the world. To some point of life, France have been the eye candy of some of the world’s population not only for the structures and history but also for the culture, food, world class designer stores, paintings, and the place itself that...

French Manor Houses

Why Buy a Property for Sale in Aquitaine France?

Aquitaine, France is known for it’s vineyards and sandy beaches. It fuses the old with the new. From old, UNESCO heritage sites to the marinas and beaches in the area, you’ll surely have something to visit even if you’re the most discriminating traveller. Because of it’s value, buying a gite or a property for sale in Aquitaine France is somewhat obvious. But if you’re still not convinced, I’ll...

Ski Chalet in France

How to Sell Your Gite to Avoid New Second Home Tax

If you’re fortunate enough to own a gite in France, you’re probably already aware of the high cost of maintaining one as a second home. For all those second home owners, you need to be aware of this new tax being discussed by the French government. The government, like many in Europe are scrabbling around for ways to make money to pay for themselves. Sarkozy has mooted a second home tax that could be...

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