The current owners have been successful in building a year-round business. Occupancy rates during the main summer season stand at virtually 100%. This is to be expected.
However, outside of the season there has been remarkable growth. During the months January – April 2014 an occupancy rate of 54% was achieved in the five gites.
The potential for the property to earn additional income has been exploited by the owners who have hosted several local groups’ functions as well as running Quiz Nights, Christmas Dinners and a popular Tea Room.
In terms of income, this property depends entirely on the level of effort that owners wish to invest. Its location means there are potential customers right on the doorstep all year round.
The business is currently advertised with two main holiday directories:
The majority of the bookings for 2016 came through Owners Direct.
The La Tannerie website (www.latanneriechalais.com) is an essential part of the advertising for the business and currently attracts approximately 1000 page views per month.
The website will be sold with the business.
A Facebook page for La Tannerie has also been created and this is seen regularly by about 400 people.