Bonjour from your hosts Tas and Martyn Finnigan.
Welcome to our French home. Here’s a little bit about us.
Martyn and I met 30 years ago on a train to Darjeeling when he was doing voluntary work in a remote rural hospital in Bihar, India. Over the years we have both travelled extensively. Martyn hitch-hiking and backpacking but now just a little bit more comfortably!
For me, France represents my fourth home country, having been born in Calcutta, emigrated in my twenties to Toronto, Canada, eventually moving to join Martyn at Stratford upon Avon in the UK and since 2009 making Le Seguinet our summer home and main focus. We still love travelling, meeting new people and discovering, off the beaten track locations. We invite you to share with us, our love and enthusiasm for the region around Seguinet.
Martyn is an accountant by training and was the financial director of a large UK law firm for over 20 years. Now he is a consultant for small to medium-sized businesses. Sport has always been a passion for him, having played football and rugby in his teens and twenties; a keen village cricketer for many years; he now restricts himself to a weekly game of golf with a modest handicap of 16. If you want to play at one of the golf courses local to Le Seguinet he’s more than happy to make up a four-ball. Any excuse to get away from cutting 18 acres of grass!
I have led an adventurous life working at a 3d animation company in Canada to property development in the UK and France. I speak a few different languages, with French being the latest addition. I enjoy talking to people and learning French has helped me integrate into the community. Along with my love of interiors, my latest passion is furniture upholstery and restoration. You can enjoy many examples throughout the properties. I love being hands-on with everything to do with Seguinet.
We have now been married for many years and the secret to our relationship, according to Martyn, is my cooking. Yes, the old adage of a way to a man’s heart is …… is very true in this instance. I cook a few different cuisines, but his favourite is Indian. I sometimes cook for our guests if they fancy a change from French food.
Our doors are open from April to Oct and we look forward to welcoming you to our little piece of heaven……..Seguinet