Established in 1986, and in current ownership since 2015 this Gite/Holiday Home rental agency deals only with bookings and guest matters. There is currently no hands on gite/property management.
As at the end of the 2023 season there are around 70 annually contracted properties on the portfolio, nearly all within the Dordogne/Lot area, although some are combinations of properties on the same site, and not all earning as individual listings. There are no properties in the Company or Director's personal ownership.
Currently run from the Director's home office in the UK, the business is to be relocated and can be run from anywhere.
The business comes to market as the Director now wishes to retire.
There are no assets of value to transfer, and there are no employees or employment implications: The business has been run by the Director and one self employed consultant, with occasional casual help.
With the business comes the current website in English and French, a separate knowledge base website and a number of domains currently owned which a new owner might develop for marketing purposes. There is an extensive library of property and general images. Social Media accounts include a Facebook account with over 800 followers.
There are opportunities to expand, either through geographical expansion or improved local recruitment.
The Director has run the business on an entirely flexible time input, and makes use of mobile technology to personally respond to enquiries and messages promptly which has gained the company a strong reputation for personal customer service for Owners and Guests alike as a USP against the faceless giants of the internet era. The business enjoys a high level of returning customers, with 80% of bookings in 2023 being made by returning customers, some from over 15 years ago.
It would suit anyone seeking a small business to fit around their lifestyle, or a small business to develop and expand. It would equally bolt onto a property related business wishing to expand its operations.
The Handover package is entirely negotiable, with full training including property visits and introduction to Owners if required. The Director and Team can be available for assistance and advice for at least the first 12 months if a Purchaser requires. Offers should include an indication of the level of input required.
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