General Manager (France)
I started working for French Cottage Holidays in 2011, taking on a general management role in 2013. As the business came up for sale in 2015 I took the opportunity to take it over and am looking forward to growing the business and continuing to offer wonderful holidays to out guests new and old!
I was born and brought up in Tunbridge Wells in Kent. After attending Tonbridge grammar school, I studied politics at Exeter University before pursuing a 20 year career with the NHS in customer service, supply and logistics, working in various hospitals in the south of England. In keeping with the fashion in the late ’80’s, I bought a house in the North of France, near Le Touquet, which I sold 7 years later in favour of a barn in the sunny Charente.
Redundancy was the opportunity to make a permanent move there in 2001, when I married a Frenchman, studied agriculture and spent 8 years farming cereals, sheep and rabbits. Changing circumstances led to my discovering the irresistible Cantal in 2009.
Fluent in French, I manage the company’s administration and I now have responsibility for the day to day running of the holiday cottages to ensure that guests of all nationalities have an enjoyable stay in an area of France that I would find hard to leave!