Property news from Provence – hard working holiday lets

We recently came across this magnificent Provencal holiday let in The Telegraph. We thought the rental yield for a seven night all inclusive stay was pretty impressive too. The sight of a restored French period property paying its way certainly makes a refreshing change to the worst-case-scenarios currently being aired on British TV’s Escape to the Château DIY.

Provence property news


Provence is actually a perennial favourite with holiday makers seeking guaranteed sunshine and warmth, delicious food and drink, and outdoor activity in idyllic countryside. So if you’re considering buying-to-holiday-let a Provence property, you’ll be struck by the number of manor houses, farmhouses and mas in the Winkworth portfolio that have already had time and money spent on making them fit for purpose. Frequently, these properties have been converted into stylish B&B’s or holiday lets with separate on-site accomodation for their owner. And while you pay more for a ‘rental ready’ property like this beautiful coach house in Le Paradou, you also minimize the risk of unforeseen expenditures.

If, however, you have the skills and business savvy for a renovation project, this former silk farm with meadow, orchard and countless outbuildings is packed with potential. Situated amidst serene Languedoc countryside just over the Provence border, the property is a ten minute drive from michelin starred restaurants and a colourful Saturday market in the medieval town of Uzès. History lovers and walkers are some of the tourists captivated by the region. Take a look at these tips for renovating in France.

Meanwhile, for buyers that simply want to rent out their holiday property when they’re not there, this four bed house with pool in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is a steal at just over €400,000. For this money, you can afford to spend a little on the finishing touches that make all the difference when advertising on holiday rental sites. This property’s location is also hugely appealing to holiday makers; thanks to its history, wine bars, village square and natural bathing lake, Saint-Rémy really is the epitome of village life in Provence.

For more good news about the buy-to-let potential of properties for sale in Provence, don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Winkworth France property experts.