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Julie Mason
Julie Mason 5/5 5 months ago

Working in partnership with Holiday France Direct to let our property RA004959 is always a pleasure. Great company to deal with and lovely guests too. Highly recommend using them to book your holiday.

Jane Gregory
Jane Gregory 5/5 a year ago

Holiday France Direct is a website that enables you to book ferries to Europe and accommodation when you get there. There are a very competent service and very customer orientated. The website is easy to use and you get good information about the place you are booking. The owners of the holiday homes get a Brittany Ferries discount code for their guests to use on their ferry ticket. All in all it's a good way to sort out a holiday on the continent.

Shu Milne
Shu Milne 5/5 a year ago

We can't praise Holiday France Direct highly enough, their service is fantastic, it's consistently professional, helpful and friendly. They are very active on all social media platforms and always re-tweet and like our own tweets so that helps us be seen by a wider audience. They have also sent us the most wonderful guests so if I could give them 10 stars out of 5 I would!

Ian McAulay
Ian McAulay 5/5 a year ago

We advertise with Holiday France Direct and several other companies. Holiday France Direct simply walks away with First Place - for the last seven years we have advertised we have received a regular flow of guests - all of which have been good. The advert itself allows you generous space for info on the property and ample photos. If we ever have a query the staff are extremely pleasant to deal with and any query is dealt with immediately. For an extremely reasonable advertising price we also get a generous discount on one return crossing plus a 20% discount for our guests which has proved to be a big incentive. You have complete control of all correspondence, arrangements and payments with your guests - their e-mail address is available at the onset.

Andrew Dunn
Andrew Dunn 5/5 a year ago

The holiday rental market has changed a lot over the last few years with the leading players taking over their competitors, and using their near monopoly position to increase their charges to unsustainable levels, and even charging both holiday makers as well as owners. At the same time the number of bookings from these websites has dropped. Holiday France Direct stands alone in offering an excellent service at a sensible price and has dramatically improved it's performance recently. As a result, holidaymakers pay lower prices while owners receive an improved income. In addition to this, the ferry discounts offered to both guests and owners are very worthwhile. I have no hesitation in saying that Holiday France Direct offers the best holiday rental website around today.

How to Advertise your Holiday Property: Factors to Consider

Factors to Consider

Before letting your property, there are a number of factors you'll need to consider:

Regulatory considerations

  • Are you permitted to let?
  • If your property is located on a complex, are there rules which you or your guests need to be aware of?
  • Have you got insurance cover in place for the building, contents and guests?
  • What are the tax implications of letting your property?

Is your property suitable?

  • A high standard of fittings and furnishings will not only last longer, but will be more attractive to your customers
  • Who are your target market, and what will they need?
  • Extras such as providing local information, right down to special touches like tea/coffee, flowers or chocolates on arrival and a guest book

Managing your property and pricing

  • Do you have procedures in place for responding to enquiries and bookings effectively? It's important to respond straightaway and you can save time by preparing standard paperwork. Don't forget to update your availability calendar each and every time you take a booking, even a provisional one.
  • How will you manage details such as changeover days, security deposits, emergency procedures, laundry and cleaning services and misunderstandings/complaints?
  • Is your pricing competitive with others in the area - high, mid and low season? It's vital to get your pricing right, neither too high nor too low.
  • We advise all homeowners requiring detailed guidance to seek specialist legal or tax advice.

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