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About Us & Reviews

About Us & Reviews

French Secrets is owned and run by Sonia and Jim Cartwright.  We are experienced digital marketers and experts in social media advertising. We are Gite owners from near Eymet, Dordogne and love everything about France.  Over the years we have enjoyed many wonderful family holidays in France with our small children.  The night markets, vineyards, festivals and chateaux are an enchanting and exciting place to be on holiday.

We launched French Secrets with one single vision in mind:

To help owners win more direct bookings.

We are passionate about achieving our vision.  We know how hard gite and B+B owners work to maintain their properties, the care and attention required is endless.

Our digital marketing experience and the rise in popularity of social media have enabled us to successfully deliver our vision.  We enjoy a close relationship with all our owners so we really understand their property and their individual needs.  Our proactive approach to helping guests find their dream holiday home shines through in our advertising.

If you’re looking to book a holiday in France or an owner interested in advertising with us, please contact us for a chat and hopefully we can help.  


Sonia and Jim Cartwright

Client Reviews

Hi Jim

Amazing results for our listing, it went live on Saturday and we have already had two enquiries one of which resulted in a booking!  Thanks for all your support in getting our listing set up

Kind regards

Mike and Sally

I have been a client of French Secrets for about a year. I joined initially as I was dissatisfied with the sites offering a listing service for French Gites. Neither their customer care, ease of use, or cost to both owner and holiday maker were satisfactory.

I have been pleasantly surprised by the professionalism, responsiveness and quality of French Secrets and Jim, in getting my three properties listed and advertised. When Jim recently advertised a new service for members, the creation and hosting of our own websites, I needed little persuading.

Our website is now up and running-in record time I should add-at a reasonable cost and to a standard and understanding of my requirements which springs from Jim’s understanding of what gite owners and gite renters are looking for.

I have no doubt we will quickly recoup the investment with more bookings; we have secured one already.

I have no hesitation in recommending this new website design and hosting service to other gite owners; a must have in an increasingly competitive market.

Mick Sweeney

Hi Jim, Happy to let you know that this client has signed up for next year.

Many thanks,


Hi guys,  we are very pleased with things to date – now have two 2020 bookings via you guys and of course the photo album. Keep up the great work!
A bientot


Jim Cartwright thanks for the recent recommendation to Phil Graham which led to a firm booking for Petit Pessel for a week in September. We’ve had some wonderful feedback from guests who describe Pessel as a ‘Nature Lovers’ Paradise’ … autumn here is superb, too.

Christine Miller

Thanks so much, Jim !

We’re delighted to report we have our first confirmed booking through Dordogne Secrets – and before our advert has even gone live…impressive service indeed.

Thanks, Vanessa W

Dear Jim and Sonia

My advert has been published for less than a day and I already have a booking ! So happy to be part of this exciting new website. It’s great to be taking back control of my bookings. Good luch for the future and carry on the amazing work.

Yours, Nicky G

Hi Jim,

Just to say that I have had an enquirey directly from our website last night for the gite. The lady is a member of your Dordogne Secrets group. She has made a booking so my first, I hope of many through your site. Thanks for all the publicity.

Shona W

Dear Jim,

We’ve just received our first booking through Dordogne Secrets and we have only been advertising for a week! We are really impressed with the service given and the advert produced by Dordogne Secrets – a truly professional company.

Thank you again for all your help and assistance.

Regards, Sara-J

Thank you to the wonderful team and to Jim and Sonia for the wonderful work that they do advertising my properties on Dordogne Secrets. No matter when I contact them with a query they answer in minutes. I have had 3 good bookings with them and another in the pipeline. I would certainly recommend them to other gite owners who are having a hard year due to Brexit!

Thank you, S. Wisedale

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