Many Frogsiders are already letting one or more French properties as holiday gîtes. It has not been an easy couple of years – bookings have been harder to come by and if you have targeted the UK market with prices in Sterling, even a fully booked gite has taken 20-30% less in Euros than it did before. So those of us with holiday properties have all the more reason to look for the most cost-effective way to advertise them.
It’s therefore not a bad moment for Chez Nous the French book-direct specialist, to unveil its new directory website. This new site, it is claimed, offers new and existing property owners even more control and flexibility when letting their French holiday home.
With 25 years’ experience in the French holiday letting market, Chez Nous has grown to become one of the most trusted names in the business, currently advertising over 4,200 privately owned properties. The website offering owners more control is not the only improvement they claim – a dedicated support team to help maximise bookings is also promised by the company.
With an increasing number of people choosing to holiday within Europe this year – whether to cut costs dramatically, reduce their carbon footprint or because they don’t have to rely on flying to get there – it may be that popular destinations like France will see some benefits.
So, if you are lucky enough to have already invested in a second property in the country, why not earn some easy additional income each year and let it as a holiday home?
A brand new advertiser console has been developed for owners to build their advert, change it at any time and quickly update their availability calendar and prices. There is also a great new search tool, making it even easier for customers to find their perfect property and book it direct with the owner.
In a recent survey comparison of the Chez Nous site to other popular holiday letting sites, the Chez Nous site was named as their clear favourite* due to the simple and helpful set-up that the site offered.
Simon Law, Property Director at Holiday Cottages Group, owners of Chez Nous, said: “Choosing a specialist book-direct company, such as Chez Nous, to let your holiday property brings the second home owner unparalleled service.”
“Not only do owners have total freedom and control over how they want to advertise their property, they also benefit from a support team offering unrivalled knowledge of the French holiday market plus an extensive marketing campaign to help drive bookings. It’s the most cost-effective way to let a holiday property.”
Chez Nous client John Lewis added: “The promotion of our property through the website has been a tremendous success – we’re currently totally booked up for the rest of the year, and have been consistently busy since letting our property through Chez Nous.”
“The support we get is extremely helpful – as we are fairly new to the holiday letting business, we’ve really appreciated all the good advice we’ve been given. We have a great relationship with the team, whilst always maintaining complete control over the property ourselves – it’s a perfect partnership.”
With advertising on the site starting at £179 it might be worth visiting Chez Nous at www.cheznous.com, calling 0845 268 8545 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*Research conducted in February 2010 by an independent market researcher to monitor how members of the public searched and responded to www.cheznous.com compared to holiday rentals and holiday lettings websites. 83% of those surveyed preferred using www.cheznous.com .