Frequently Asked Questions

Are the holiday rentals advertised with Holiday France Direct priced per person or per week?

The self catering properties on Holiday France Direct normally show the weekly rental, whilst chambre d’hote (the French term for bed and breakfast) is priced either per room or per person.

Please check with owners exactly what the rental covers as this will vary from individual to individual.

Are all the house rentals priced in £'s?

The majority of pricing is in £. Where rentals are in €, this is clearly indicated on the advertisement.

How do I pay?

Your rental contract is direct with the owner so you pay the owner direct, be that by cheque, card or on-line. If you book well in advance, you will normally be asked to pay a deposit followed by the balance closer to your date of stay. The owner will confirm exactly what the rental covers - this will vary from property to property - and may also ask for a breakage deposit.

Can I book villa holidays in Spain?

Holiday France Direct has a selection of holiday accommodation in Spain. Most properties have a pool. For ferry travel to Spain, try Brittany Ferries’ routes from Portsmouth and Plymouth to Santander, and from Portsmouth to Bilbao on the stunning flagship, Pont-Aven, and cruise-ferry, Cap Finistere.

How do you access the 20% discount on car and passenger fares with Brittany Ferries shown in Travel Services?

Once you have confirmed your Holiday France Direct holiday rental, the owner will provide you with the travel account number needed to book your ferry travel to France or Spain with Brittany Ferries. To book your ferry travel, go to the online booking service or phone 0330 159 7000.

Can I book my French and Spanish ferry travel with Brittany Ferries online?

You can book your Brittany Ferries travel to France and Spain online here. Brittany Ferries’ services to St Malo, Caen, Cherbourg, Le Havre and Roscoff take you direct to holiday France, potentially saving both driving time and fuel costs. Brittany Ferries’ services to Santander and Bilbao in Northern Spain are ideal for accessing holiday properties in south west France as well as Spain.

Does the 20% Brittany Ferries discount include cabins etc?

The 20% discount covers car and passenger fares. Cabins and other extras are full price.

How does QuickBook work?

QuickBook is Holiday France Direct’s new product where you can book a wide selection of properties directly on the Holiday France Direct website. It’s easy to use and by just simply paying the first £29 of your rental to reserve your accommodation, you don’t end up paying any extra.

Can I contact the owner when booking using QuickBook?

When using QuickBook you can message the owner to find out any further information you need before you book.

Can I bring my pet?

Holiday France Direct has a range of properties on the website where pets are particularly welcome. Pets can travel on Brittany Ferries using the PETS Travel Scheme.

How do I find out about any special offers that are happening?

Special offers are listed in the ‘Holiday Offers’ section – just click through to bag your bargain!

Are all the properties advertised self catering?

Holiday France Direct also offers Bed and Breakfasts, perfect for a short break or en route stopover.

How can I advertise my property with you?

Simply go to the Property Owners area and click on the orange ‘advertise now’ button. Then follow the step by step instructions to create your own advert! There are also easy to follow step-by-step guides available for both QuickBook and Paid Advertising in order to help you get the most from your advert.