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How to find a bargain on a holiday home in France

July 17 2019

Summer is the time to pick up bargains when you're hunting for a holiday home in France. In the middle of high season, homeowners get last minute cancellations or have days still unfilled.

If you're looking for a special deal on a French holiday, your first step is to take a look at's special offers and last minute deals.

If that doesn't get you just the bargain you need, consider asking for what you want. Post a notice to's noticeboard and say what you need, and how much you're willing to pay. The more flexible you are in terms of when you can travel and where you're willing to go, the more likely you are to find a suitable place. Your email address is confidential and will be visible only to's homeowners.

If you find the perfect holiday home but it's a little out of your budget, and there's availability coming up soon… make a reasonable offer. Be respectful. Don't ask for an unfairly large discount, or a house swap, or to trade anything else. The ideal holiday home is waiting for you, so get looking!