Choosing a British run French Gite

Hello Dear Reader,

We’ve rented holiday accommodation in Brittany previously and had a mobile home on a site, a beach side holiday apartment and a rural gite so we’ve rented from the French and the English. When we rented from the English family. The French neighbour who was the key holder, did their cleaning and looked after us….didn’t speak a word of English but she was an utter delight. When we rented the French apartment, every transaction from beginning to end was in French and the camp site owners spoke very good English. We had a great time no matter which language was spoken. The English owned gite however was the owners holiday home and it was rented when they were back in the UK working. Consequently, it was very homely and it was very well equipped. You might have your own reasons for renting a British owned gite: you can ring them and book direct, you can ask them everything about the local area, they can help you with directions over the phone if you get lost getting there.

We will rent out our French home to family and friends when it’s completely renovated, up to ‘code’ and meeting all of the French regulations of which there are many. In the meantime, if you’re looking for somewhere to rent, maybe next year for a holiday or off season if they are open then, here’s a lovely selection. Click on the links below the photograph to go to their websites.

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http://www.lederan.com/  Southern Brittany.

la maison de maitre

http://www.loire-gite.com/ In the sunny Loire and it’ll sleep up to two families so you could split the cost with friends.

maison halcyon

In the Charente Maritime http://www.maisonhalcyon.com/

dordogne

The heat and Lazy sunshine of the Dordogne http://www.lesgitestrepart.com/

dorgodne #2

Heat, beauty, peace and history then the Dordogne is perfect  http://www.lapetiteaubergegites.com/

eco gite normandy

If you live in the South East and wanted a quick hop over from Dover then Normandy has some stunning locations to visit and in which to stay.

http://www.eco-gites.eu/

Here’s just a selection and all of them beautiful in their own rights. All of which are British owned and you can contact the owners direct. I’m part of a British gite owners group (even mine is still in the renovation stage) and I’ve just shared some of their gites free of charge. I’m already getting enquiries and so far, and we hope to have it ready to rent by autumn 2018.

We’re off to France on Saturday until the end of August and of course, I’ll be sharing our renovation project, the days out and about locally, the markets and supermarkets and our experience of French life.

I hope you click on the links and take a look at their lovely gites and you never know, you just might book one for later in the season or for next year. Who knows, you might rent mine in a couple of years but until then, enjoy these.

See you in Huelgoat,

Love Froogs xxxx

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2 thoughts on “Choosing a British run French Gite

  1. Bonjour and thank you so much for including Eco-Gites of Lenault in your blog post. It is very much appreciated. If anyone fancies a holiday this year in Normandy, we still have the week commencing 26th Aug available and then dates from early September.

    Good luck with your renovations – we finished ours 7 years ago and we got our first booking via our blog! Exciting times for you.

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  2. Bonjour from the Loire Valley. Thank you so much for including La Maison de Maitre, Loire Gite. I received an enquiry through your blog so something is working! We have availability in September and we can do a min of three nights. We are ideal for 3 couples traveling together at this time of the year. What more could you want ? Peace, quiet, birdsong, swim in a private heated pool, take a wine tour, visit a château. 6 people sharing at this time of the year, under £25/day.
    I must do more to keep up my blog. With dogs, cats, chickens, competition horses and a veg garden to keep the weeds down in I run out of steam.
    All the best with your French project!b

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