Launched in 1991, the fully bonded managed letting service from Brittany Ferries features a wide range of self-catering holiday properties across some of the most desirable areas of France. All properties are advertised at an all-inclusive price, including ferry travel with Brittany Ferries.
With a steady demand for great value self-catering holidays, having a second home abroad can provide you with a valuable source of income. However, managing the lettings is often a time consuming and demanding task.
Brittany Ferries’ managed letting service takes the headache out of renting your property. Managing everything from marketing and enquiries through to bookings and rental payments, you can enjoy the rewards and reassurance that your property is being managed by a market leading company.
We even handle the paperwork and administration, including getting payment directly to your French or English bank on a regular basis.
“Brittany Ferries' letting service features holiday cottages on behalf of owners who are too busy to handle the letting themselves”
“Market your property as part of a holiday package, including preferential rate ferry travel with Brittany Ferries - giving customers more reason to book”
HOW IT WORKS
Our managed letting service takes the time and worry out of letting your property by taking care of the following:
Handling your bookings, administration and payments
Visiting your property and advising on furnishings, equipment and health and safety
Keeping you informed about your bookings schedule
Paying you in the event clients have to cancel at short notice
You will be free to book your property for your own use at any time and for up to 3 weeks in the school summer holidays.
WHAT WE OFFER
Enjoy the ease and rewards of industry experts marketing and managing your property.
Contact centre - The Brittany Ferries reservations team is available every day (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day).
Website and online advertising - Fully searchable, continuously updated and offering 24/7 online booking, our website attracts on average, 29,000 visits each day, driven by paid online campaigns and banner advertising.
Other advertising - Our holiday programme is included throughout the year in our marketing activity and is featured in press, radio and video on demand advertising.
Direct marketing - Throughout the year we segment our database sending relevant product and offers to past and potential customers by email and in the post.
Public relations - Our PR specialists ensure coverage in a wide range of travel articles in the national, local, francophile and specialist consumer press.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
As a management service, we will agree a set rental with you which you will receive in full. We then add a percentage to allow for discounting and to cover administration and marketing costs – meaning there are no hidden charges.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS MY PROPERTY SUITABLE?
We accept fully renovated properties in the areas already advertised in our cottage and villa programmes. On receipt of your application, we will contact you to advise either
(a) your application has gone through to the next stage and one of our commercial representatives will arrange to visit your property (please note our representatives will ultimately decide whether or not to sign-up your property), or
(b) your application has been unsuccessful and the reason why.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT MAKING IMPROVEMENTS TO FURNISHINGS ETC?
Our commercial representative will advise you on furnishings, equipment and health and safety when they visit your property.
HOW MANY WEEKS WILL I SELL?
This depends on the standard of your property and its location. However, some owners in our best-selling regions enjoy an average of 16 booking weeks each season.
HOW MUCH WEEKLY RENTAL WILL I RECEIVE?
Our commercial representative will discuss this with you during their visit. Whatever is agreed you will receive in full for each week booked - there are no hidden charges. We then add a percentage to your agreed rental to cover our marketing and administration costs.
DO YOU GUARANTEE I WILL GET BOOKINGS?
No, we don't but we will do our utmost to market your property to its best potential.
HOW FLEXIBLE IS YOUR CONTRACT?
We ask for up to 3 weeks in the main summer school holidays but other than that you can indicate on your contract any weeks you wish to retain for your personal use. After 1st March you are entitled to take back any remaining unsold weeks.
DO I RECEIVE ANY PAYMENT FOR CANCELLED BOOKINGS?
Yes, for cancellations within 28 days you will receive a percentage of the rental depending on when the booking is cancelled. Should this happen within 2 days of arrival you will receive 100% of the rental.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR PROPERTY OWNERS?
You will get free registration to our Club Voyage loyalty club which offers travellers discounts on our ferries. You will also receive an all year 20% discount on our passenger and standard car fares.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR CUSTOMERS?
Clients receive ferry-inclusive pricing and fully bonded holidays. In addition, they are provided with comprehensive travel documentation and free access to our holiday helpline should any problems arise.
HOW DO YOU NOTIFY ME OF MY BOOKINGS?
We will send you a fortnightly listing by email or post. If we receive a late booking, we will contact you before accepting it on your behalf.
CAN I BE PAID IN EUROS?
If you prefer to be paid in euros, your payments can be made into a French bank account.
WHAT ARE THE TAX IMPLICATIONS OF LETTING MY PROPERTY?
You will need to seek professional advice from your tax office regarding this.
SHOULD I BE INSURED?
Public liability insurance is essential - your insurance company will be able to advise you.
I DON'T LIVE ON SITE - WHO WILL GREET THE CLIENTS?
You will need a caretaker to welcome your guests and to ensure the property is always clean and prepared for arrivals.
HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION AND SIGN-UP?
Speak with one of our Property Advisors on: 0330 159 5252