Just finished work on our Gite

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by BillN, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    As some of you know we moved out to rural France permanently about 3 years ago. Since we moved here we have spent most of our time working on the house and also the barns which we are converting into (income producing - I hope!), apartments/gites.

    I've posted images of the work as we went along......... the "before" and work in progress shots

    Anyway a good week, this week, as we have just finished a "gite"

    I have put together a website using "wordpress" templates

    OK some may say I'm advertising - but that's not why I posted

    What do you think of the site? - suggestions for improvements welcomed

    Also I have included a "Bird image Gallery"

    Cottage – Tonichon

    I still have to change a few images and minor mods are needed - but for me it's 90% there - the site I mean

    any of you "guys" have experience with where to promote the site?

    (Amin - if you think that it is not appropriate - because of any perceived advertising implications - please delete the thread)
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Bill, you and your wife have done a phenomenal amount of work - it's beautiful!! I'd be on a plane in a flash, if I could!!

    Everyone needs to be sure to check out the Gallery where many more photos can be seen. You might want to consider how to link directly to the gallery from your first page. At first I didn't realize you had more photographs.

    Beautifully done, Bill...and a great spot to stash all those family members who must want to visit you all the time!:biggrin:
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  3. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    You two have done an astounding job. Very impressive and tastefully restored :) I like the web site too, looking good. I would be very tempted to stay there!
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  4. Julien

    Julien SC Top Veteran

    Jan 6, 2012
    Paris, France
    Great job indeed. The Gite looks awesome. The website is simple and clean, as it should be, and your photographs are superb.
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  5. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Looks like just the ticket when my wife and I need a real vacations sans kids. I like the site a lot. The clean appearance adds to the impression if the property and the photos are very good. Like the inclusion of the bird photos a lot! Charming.
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  6. Boid

    Boid SC All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
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  7. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus Subscribing Member

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    That looks great, Bill, you've done a tremendous job! Something to remember, once we don't mind our stays being not suitable for children.
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  8. Mal

    Mal SC Veteran

    Sep 23, 2010
    Liverpool / UK
    Just booked Venice 3 days ago.... But as my wife and I are 'Bird watchers'... have a passion for fine French Wines (Clarets especially)... and EasyJet fly from Liverpool to Bordeaux... this is really tempting for the future...
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  9. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    I've booked french apartments/gites before through homelidays.co.uk and holidaylettings.co.uk
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