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holiday lets-are they a good idea?

Posted by izzyandclive - Created: 3 years ago
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Posted by Dibbyspot - 3 years ago

As stated it depends on location, your offer and facilities. Many of the established Gite properties are begining to get tired, while owners are often aging with some looking to move on/return to UK for grand chidren etc.

The trick seems to be quality and consistency. The issue of making things special is relevant as well as disabled access. In buying property specifically for the purpose beware of the tax implications on this as there can be benefits available for the investments made.

Bon chance many others have travelled this road before.

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Posted by NellP-986196 - 3 years ago

My point exactly.

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Posted by moi-383589 - 3 years ago

The people looking for July accommodation think that camping sites are expensive so how cheap would a gite have to be to compete?

Finding a neglected sector would be your best bet snd then market strongly.

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Posted by NellP-986196 - 3 years ago

There is another post on this forum where someone is looking for and can't find accommodation for July, that sort of post appears every year,  so there is a need, it's  going to be a case of researching where the need lies and seeing if that fits in with your offering.  I think the middle market is saturated, the budget and the special probably offer the best opportunities For you.

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Posted by izzyandclive - 3 years ago

thanks all - along the lines we was thinking about ,esp as we have dogs,  take on board the issues re disablities - many  properties/ places  don't lend  themselves for accessiblity

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Posted by moi-383589 - 3 years ago

Not to mention easy access accommodation for folk with disabilities.

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Posted by hazy2 - 3 years ago

If you really want to go down that road, then move away from the typical family gite, there are already thousands, Try something small and romantic for couples ony, with touches of luxury, hot tub, wi-fi,nice double bedroom etc quality furnishings, private little hideaway..  Or be a haven for dog owners with everything for dogs, or something along those lines, be different, be quality, great website, immediate responses to enquiries etc. etc

 

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Posted by Heavitree-431035 - 3 years ago

I think you have summed up the over-gited situation already in your question .

There is an enormous amount of competition in this field .

You really have to have something very special , with every amenity , to make a success of such a venture .