Guy and Claire are a couple that originated from Cornwall, where we both grew up in the holiday industry; Claire’s Mum still runs holiday homes in Mullion, Cornwall. As teenagers we sailed and socialised together before parting on separate journeys during our 20s and 30s.

Guy in his early years spent his summers working on boats and his winters as a Resort Manager in a number of ski stations in the Alps before settling for a career running super yachts in the Med.  In 1996 Guy returned to the UK and settled in the Southeast working at Brighton Marina as a Manager. After 6 years and realising his skin wasn’t waterproof for the UK weather he moved to the south of France.

It was here Guy bought a very derelict house in 2004 where 600 ton of material in buckets was removed unveiling many secrets dating from the 13th century that is of huge interest to French history.

A light-hearted moment socialising in Cornwall

Claire joined Guy in 2012 after they were reunited in Cornwall.  After a 17-year career in Economic Regeneration and a lifetime of horses, it was a timely change for her where she has exchanged the management of large capital schemes to the management of Holidays in Lagrasse, keeping Guy in line and overseeing such projects as Pizza oven construction and local Vigneron quality control!!!

We have brought 2 families together to appreciate the quality of life in Lagrasse and exchanged the UK/Cornish misel for the sunny climes of the South of France.