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Le Chateau de Monpardiac

Geoff & Syl McRorie

Geoff is from Troon in the South West of Scotland and Syl who is French was born in Charente Maritime and spent her early years there before moving with her parents to the City of Lille.

Syl left her native country many years ago at the age of nineteen to become a professional ice skater with the well-known show "Holiday on Ice", travelling with the show and performing in almost all of the countries in south America, as well as host of European countries and Russia. Syl is no stranger to different peoples, their cultures and cuisine. Syl eventually left the show and settled in Durban, South Africa. It was while there that she and Geoff met when Geoff was a marine engineer in the merchant navy and his ship called into Durban.

Eventually they married about a year and half after meeting. Their wedding and reception was held onboard another ship Geoff was on, while it was berthed in Durban and it makes a great story, but we will let Geoff and Syl fill you in on all the details when you stay with them. They settled in Troon where Geoff had lived all his life. Geoff carried on at sea rising to the rank of Chief Engineer before moving on to become a marine superintendent.

It was in January 2002 that they purchased "Le Chateau de Monpardiac" and moved permanently to France. With Geoff and Syl you can be assured of a very warm welcome.