New additions to Maison Lairoux Holiday Homes in 2019

New for 2019 at Maison Lairoux Holiday Homes

2018 was another busy year for us here at Maison Lairoux Holiday Homes, but we managed to squeeze a two week holiday in at the end of September. This year, we headed off on a road trip around the south west of France - starting with a few days in the brick city of Albi - set on the banks of the river Tarn.

We then had a 5 night stop off in the Pyrenees - at Bagneres de Luchon. We stayed in a great bed & breakfast - The FreeRange Chalet, run by Geoff & Vicky. We spent our days exploring the mountains, and even popped over to Spain to visit the Aran Wildlife Park. This was a great base for our trip & recommend it if you are visiting the Pyrenees - in summer or for winter activities!

We then moved on to a pretty little town called Peyraic de Mer, near to Narbonne. This was set on the edge of a lagoon, and our B&B - with private lounge - had stunning views over the lagoon - full of flamingos! The sunsets were amazing! We stayed at La Maison des Lagunes run by Peter & Myriam - another one to recommend for it's brilliant location!

We ended our trip with a couple of days in Bordeaux where we discovered the St Michel Markets and the bustling central back streets full of cafés and restaurants.
The new terrace at Le Veux Cafe holiday home in Lairoux
BBQ with a view at Le Vieux Cafe Holiday Home
Relax on the New Terrace at Le Vieux Cafe
When we arrived home, we got straight back into work and finished off lots of fiddly little jobs that have been bugging us for ages - mainly on our side of the property!

Changes for L’Ecurie in 2019:
- Replaced all of the lighting in the living room and dining room
- Replaced the dining chairs with six new leather backed ones - comfortable!!

Changes for Le Vieux Café in 2019:

- Knocked down the wall behind the toilet in the ground floor bathroom, as we had a leak somewhere
- Replaced the wall with new tongue & groove boards that we have painted.
- Removed the damaged ceiling over the WC on the first floor & replaced with new one.
- Re-designed the terrace - it is now twice the size and has some lovely Indian Stone Slabs as flooring.
- Built a new low table and BBQ serving table from recycled palets.
- Added some new sun loungers to the terrace.
- A new wooden Pergola will be built over the dining table in April, giving some shade in the summer - no more umbrellas blowing over!

General Works around the Property for 2019:
- My new greenhouse has been finished after the storm from last year.
- New shelving & work benches for the greenhouse built using recycled pallets - already full of plants waiting to go out!
- Planting wildflower borders around the area surrounding the new sofa in the lower garden (April)
- New Bin Storage area being built by the gates - we've already created the base from flagstones and will shortly be building cupboards to hold the bins.

Here are some photos of the works completed so far …..
New Grennhouse at Le Vieux Cafe
Greenhouse at Maison Lairoux Holiday Homes
New Dining Chairs at L Ecurie Holiday Home
New Modern Lighting at L Ecurie Holiday Home
Here are a few of our holiday photos from our road trip in 2018 .….
Lac D Oo in the Pyrenees
Reflections in the river Tarn at Albi
St Bernard des Commingues in the Pyrenees
The Salt Lagoons at Peyraic de Mer
Flamingo on the Lagoon in Peyraic de Mer
Cordes sur Ciel
Fresh herbs at the Market in Bordeaux
Les Commentes Street Entertainers in Bordeaux
The Freerange Chalet in Bagneres de Luchon
A Marmotte at the Aran Park near Bossost
The Puy d Enfer in the Pyrenees
An Antelope at the African Safari Park near Peyraic de Mer
Autumn Crocus in the Pyrenees
Zebra at the African Safari Park
The Space Centre in Toulouse
Bossost over the Pryenees from Bagneres de Luchon

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