French Cottage Holidays Direct

We are proud to launch French Cottage Holidays Direct offering owners the opportunity to advertise, and holiday makers the opportunity to enjoy, wonderful properties across France.

Running a successful company for over 15 years in a constantly changing marketing environment, especially for property owners, we have decided to by-pass the large portal sites.  The large companies that dominate the holiday industry seem to charge ever greater fees to both owners and holiday makers with little customer service and no personal service.

As a small agency, whether the owner of a holiday house or looking for the perfect house for your vacation, we aim to give you a personal service from the moment you enquire.

For more information on our packages for owners or if you would like help choosing the right house for your holiday please contact us for assistance.

Meet the Team

Tina Jacquet owner and MD French Cottage Holidays Direct

After a degree in Politics from Exeter University, way back in 1986 and a conventional career in the NHS, I grabbed the offered redundancy and came to live permanently in France in 2001. I got carried away with the ambiance and married a French man whilst living in the Charente where we ran a farm with arable crops and sheep.  A radical move to the beautiful Cantal in 2009 (without knowing anything about the area!) led to my eventual taking over of French Cottage Retreats from the previous owner who retired back to the UK.

Along with my colleague Penny, I have thoroughly enjoyed providing holidays for people in the spectacular Lot valley and am now looking forward to being able to do the same with our new venture ‘fch-direct’ which offers holiday properties throughout France.

Penny Bailie – Marketing, Website & Reservations

I have been working for French Cottage Holidays for 12 years and I am very proud to be part of a company that cares about giving a personal service and a fabulous holiday. We strive to ensure that from the first contact through to the end of the holiday people know that there is someone there to help.

I am therefore delighted to be launching our new sister website and looking to help like-minded people market their fabulous properties to the discerning and offer our discerning and regularly returning guests alternative and equally wonderful houses in different regions of France.

My background is in Marketing Communications working freelance for Blue Chip companies. Marriage, children and life shifted my focus until suddenly living in France with 3 children having renovated a property and looking for a diversion, an opportunity arises to join a holiday house rental company and help it grow.  Forward to 2018 and French Cottage Holidays Direct….