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Past clients

Here are some reviews from our past clients, with links to their gîtes

Rural Gîtes

“I contacted Gîte Guru for help to increase my bookings outside of the summer, and to talk through how I’d been running my gîte business

Rupert did an audit of my business, which I found invaluable, and together we developed an action plan which included refining some clunky online systems and processes, introducing different methods of communicating with guests and shaping our pricing strategy.

As well as the improvements Gîte Guru made to my business, I really enjoyed having a sparring partner who understands the business we are in and who is up-to-date with current issues. I thoroughly recommend them!”

Domaine de Lauzel

“Save yourself years of mistakes and hire Gite Guru: after nearly a decade, they have found the pitfalls for your and amassed an incredible amount of information that will save you a huge bag of money, increase your income and take the guesswork out of running your gite business.

“Informative, incredibly generous with his contacts, paperwork and time, I can’t recommend Gite Guru highly enough. Thank you!”

Maison Montruf

“Rupert and Franck’s advice was exactly what we needed to get on the right track. They gave us new insights and ideas, a wealth of information and examples from their own experience of running successful gîtes. We truly believe they saved us months of research and effort, and they showed us how to avoid costly mistakes. They answered many outstanding questions and have put our minds at ease that we will have a successful business.”

A Perigordine house and swimming pool
A Dordogne property in a garden

Domaine de la Banne

“Had our final business MOT session yesterday with the lovely guys Great advice and insights helping us to take our business to the next level. Fun to work with and generous sharing of their knowledge and experience.

“A sound investment and would highly recommend for anyone who is serious about building their gite business not only during these tough times but for future success too. Thanks guys!”

Maison Palissy

“We stayed at Le Mazet before moving into our new property in Biron, and were impressed by Rupert and Franck’s gîte and how they run their business. 

I previously ran a Sawday’s B&B, but am now opening a gîte in our new house. Rupert and Franck have advised me on the differences between a B&B and gîte business and proposed a marketing plan. It has certainly helped saved us a lot of time and head-scratching!”

A Perigordine property and garden
A dining table and views of hills

Villa CoraZazen

“Un grand merci!” 
“It was great to be able to spar with someone who, thanks to his own 5 years of experience and trial and error, knows the “do’s and dont’s” and our business through and through. You cleared questions up in minutes, which had been on my mind for months. Your advice regarding the different booking sites has already saved me so much time and it was enlightening to get your assessment of our website.

Your structured mind and schedules (love them!) gave me peace of mind and a concrete way of improving my business. I can see the wood for the trees again and am excited with everything you have given me.

La Maison Louverie

“Absolutely recommend Gite Guru!

The information, guidance and advice we received from them, were instrumental in changing our business. Very professional, friendly and detailed on various subjects. Franck and Rupert are there to guide you every step of the way.”

Les Eyzies

I highly recommend Gite Guru, we really enjoyed the experience of working with them and have learnt an awful lot:

Rupert and Franck are both lovely and excellent at what they do – a winning combination! You can see from their own gites how successful they’ve been at giving guests that unforgettable experience.

Gite Guru provides friendly and easy to apply tutorials on all things ‘gites’ (interior design touches to transform a room; appropriate online sites on which to advertise; additional services you could offer guests) all underlined by a thorough demystification of French small business regulations. What’s more they took the time to learn about our interests and identified our strengths which then helped guide us on how to position ourselves uniquely in the gite market.

St. Felix Vive Homes

My father and I recently acquired a run-down 17th century farmhouse in the Charente that we are planning to convert into a gite complex. Whilst my father is a builder, we neither have the experience nor knowledge of how to run a successful gite business. We had initial ideas of what we wanted to build and of what specifications (we thought) a gite complex should require, but after seeking our Rupert and Franck’s guidance, we were way off!

It’s safe to say, I’m extremely relieved to have approached Gite Guru when we did, because Rupert and Franck tested our vision and put to us questions that we never thought of before. They took us through the different aspects of building a successful gite business, starting with what makes a great gite for holiday-goers.

We had several extremely valuable Zoom sessions with Rupert and Franck, who tailed their presentations to our own requirements and who were able to quickly, and comprehensively, grasp the challenges as well as the opportunities in our property. This was followed by a tour of their own gite in the Dordogne, which gave us a real sense of how you can utilise every space of your property to the benefit of your guests.

We have just started our gite ‘journey’ (pardon the cliché) and we have a long way to go. However, that journey feels a lot more exciting and attainable with Rupert and Franck by our side. 

Rupert and Franck from Gîte Guru with past clients and a cameraman