Jason & Annette Khan
That’s when the planning started! After months of research on the internet and visiting a French property exhibition in London, we decided to take the plunge and contacted several estate agents in France before narrowing down our search to the Vendée and Poitou-Charente regions.
A house-hunting trip was organised for March 2006 and many properties were viewed. On the second day we visited Lairoux in the Vendée and immediately liked the look of the large house and gardens – seeing the potential for Holiday Homes!
On our return to Jersey we put our house up for sale and let our employers know that we would be leaving Jersey at some point in the near future! Both house sales went through in July and the next few months were spent renovating & redecorating the house in France.
The main house dates back to the 1870’s and has had a varied past. Over the years it has been a focal point for the village – as it used to contain the village café, restaurant, grocery shop & Salle des Fêtes. The Salle des Fêtes still exists and is now used as a communal games room for guests.
We share our house and gardens with a menagerie of pets and wildlife - having been adopted by some of the local village cats. We now have Buster, Fleur and Kitty - all very friendly! (For those of you who have visited before, unfortunately, we lost Delilah at the end of 2013 at the grand old age of 18½, and Marble in December 2014.)
Maison Lairoux, Jason and Annette Khan, Holiday Homes in the Vendee France
If you would like to view these properties click here: Vendee Holiday Cottages
Jason has also started a business dealing with computers - he repairs, installs and trouble-shoots for problems, as well as creating websites for small businesses. See his website for further information: www.mlcomputers.fr
Our business was featured in the Living France magazine a few years ago too! Click on the magazine image to the right to see the full article.