Getting ready for the new villa renting season in the south of France
It’s that time of year again! The season is nearly over (didn’t it go quickly?!) and we are getting enquiries for 2013 already!
If you own a property in the south of France and list it on our website, please let us have your prices for 2013 ASAP so other owners don’t pip you to the post. Also let us know if you are offering an early booking discount.
If you’re looking to book a property in the south of France, make sure you reserve the best properties now at the best prices before they all get snapped up.
Well the Olympics might be over but preparations for the Paralympics are ongoing!
We’re having an unusual amount of enquiries for 2013 already, possibly owing to many holiday makers staying in the UK this summer. If you’re an owner, let us know your prices for next year ASAP! If you’re looking to book a holiday, do it soon before all the good deals are taken up!
Holiday Villa South of France with Baby or Small Child
If you’re travelling to the south of France for a holiday with a baby or small child, you would do well to book with us at South France Holiday Villas. Most of our properties supply cots and highchairs, but if they don’t or you have need of more, we can supply any additional cots, highchairs, stair gates, baby baths, bed guards, etc. for a small rental fee.
We are also on hand to offer support, advice and offer translation services as we have an office based in Beziers, Languedoc.
It can be difficult to go on holiday with a baby or small child, but we all need a period of relaxation from time to time, so if you’re looking to book a holiday this summer, contact us at www.southfranceholidayvillas.co.uk and be ensured that your baby or small child will be well provided for.
We visit all our properties and never rent out a property without one of our team having inspected it first. This way, we ensure that what goes on our listing is a true reflection of the property. It is our policy to try to visit all our properties regularly to ensure the facilities are still up to our standard.
Some properties on our website are “luxury” properties, and as such will have facilities such as air-conditioning, newer facilities, internet, UK satellite television, luxury furniture, etc. Other properties on our website are “budget” properties and their prices will reflect their facilities. Despite these differences, we still like to visit each property so there are no hidden surprises.
I went to see the vet last week and was informed that the restrictions on bringing pets into the UK have been lightened.
All you now need to do is ensure your pets are micro-chipped and have had the rabies vaccination, and you are pretty much good to go. You have to wait 21 days after the rabies vaccination before you can take your pet abroad but it is no longer necessary to have a blood test and wait until 6 months after the test to take your pet abroad and be allowed to bring it back in.
There are a couple of other requirements such as tick treatments and seeing a vet within 210 (approx) hours of bringing your pet back in to the UK, but suffice it to say, the restrictions have been greatly relaxed.
For all of you animal lovers out there who like to take your pets on holiday with you to France, give us a call or look at our website www.southfranceholidayvillas.co.uk to book a pet-friendly villa!
Studies have shown that the sun is only sufficiently strong with UVB rays during the summer months, in the UK, for our bodies to make Vitamin D.
Vitamin D is said to be crucial to maintaining a healthy body but it is scarcely found naturally in foods. The main source of vitamin D is from the sun as our bodies can’t make it naturally without the UVB rays in the sun. Vitamin D supplements are a good alternative to those of us living in the UK outside of the summer months but they don’t beat the body’s exposure to the sun.
That being said, sunscreen and a sensible amount of exposure to the sun is also essential.
The UVB rays are said to last longer in the south of France so booking a holiday in May or September could be a good time to get some extra Vitamin D that isn’t possible in the UK.
If you’re looking for a sun-filled holiday with extra Vitamin D and outside of the peak travel times with lower rates, you could book a holiday to the south of France in May or September.