New for 2016 at Maison Lairoux Holiday Homes

At the end of the 2015 summer season we were exhausted - so we decided that this year we would take our much needed holiday along the Atlantic coast of western France. We drove down to Bordeaux, which is about 2 hours away and stayed for 5 nights - spending lots of time sight-seeing around the World Heritage City Centre and the vineyards surrounding the city. We then moved on to the lovely Cap Feret and the Bay of Arcachon - with the incredible Dune du Pilat - the largest sand dune in Europe! Leaving Arcachon, we headed towards the Spanish Border - and stayed just inside France at St Jean de Luz - visiting the Pyrenees, crossing the border into San Sebastien and relaxing in Biarritz. On our return we stayed in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region near to Blaye for a couple of nights.

After a very relaxing 2 weeks, we headed home and began our winter projects.

Most years, we have concentrated on upgrading or renovating our two holiday homes, but this year we had to do a large renovation project to our house! Apart from decorating our house, we had not really undertaken any major works to our house - so there was a lot to do!
We started by knocking down all of the internal walls to our first floor (the original walls were not insulated and were built of thin brick and wood which needed replacing). We then insulated all of the exterior walls, internal walls and ceilings, as well as upgrading the windows to double glazing. We also re-wired and re-plumbed both bathrooms. With new walls installed, we set about tape & filling the new plaster board, decorating 2 bedrooms and tiling 2 bathrooms (plus installing new showers, WCs and sinks!) We then laid new floors and put the furniture back! This took about 4 months to complete, and we have just got a few fiddly bits to finish off when we are less busy!

Here are some photos of the work that we completed……
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Changes to L'Ecurie and Le Vieux Café in 2016

All of the big renovation jobs have now been completed for both holiday homes, so no major projects here this year!

However, we have replaced a lot of the furniture and fittings

L’Ecurie:
- New 3 seater leather sofa and armchair
- New cover for the pergola seating area
- New ventilator for the bathroom

Le Vieux Café:
- 2 New 3 seater leather sofas
- New TV/DVD stand for the lounge
- 6 New dining chairs for the kitchen table
- New stainless steel kitchen sink
- New light fittings in all of the bedrooms
- New single bed frame in the master bedroom
- 2 new bedside tables for the middle twin bedroom
- Renovated front door - sanded, stained and latch mechanism replaced

At the end of 2016 we will be replacing the windows in Le Vieux Café to match the new double glazing that we have installed in our house next door.
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And finally… we have just set up a page on Facebook to publicise our Holiday Homes.

We will be adding lots of tourist Information and news about local upcoming events. It will also be a space for you to post photos, memories and reviews of local attractions, restaurants and things that you have enjoyed doing.

And of course, please share this page with lots of your family and friends!

Click on the link at the top of the page to Like & Follow Maison Lairoux Holiday Homes on Facebook.

Some Holiday Snapshots

Bordeaux By Night
Cap Feret
The Dune du Pilat at Arcachon
View of The Pyrenees
The Bairritz Coastline
A Vineyard near Bordeaux
A waterfall in the Pyrenees
Waterfalls in the Pyrenees

Annette & Jason Khan
Maison Lairoux Holiday Homes, 3 Rue de la Motte, 85400 Lairoux, France

Tel: 00 33 251 284 398
Mobile: 00 33 643 378 774