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Selling Houses Australia: Hotel Kaniva owners Jacqui and John reveal what's happened to their property

LifeStyle caught up with the loveable pub owners to see how they're holding up during COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier this year, Jacqui and John here the homeowners Selling Houses Australia fans fell in love with.

The couple, who are parents to two boys, Kyle, 21 and Alex, 19, were ready to close-up shop, particularly because they wanted to get some much-needed down time. 

Sadly, the family was hit with a few strokes of bad luck, but after enlisting in the help of SHA hosts Charlie, Shaynna and Andrew - the pub went from a damaged residence to a stunning establishment.

It was so stunning, that it garnered the attention of thousands property scouts, after appearing on Selling Houses Australia, the couple’s hotel was branded the most viewed commercial property in the country.

SHA host Shaynna even shared the exciting news on her Instagram, to celebrate the exciting achievement.

“After its appearance in episode 6 of @SellingHousesAus, it's exciting to report that Hotel Club Kaniva is now one of the most viewed commercial properties of 2020! Congratulations to everyone involved. Let's hope it brings  Jacqui and John a sale very soon!”


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Sadly though, in a new interview with LifeStyle, Jacquie confirms their Victorian-based property still hasn't been snapped up. "There's no news on prosective buyers."

As previously reported on LifeStyle, the Coronavirus pandemic hit in March, shortly after the couple had been featured on the hit show.

At the time, Jacquie said the couple were forced to work reduced hours, and only served customers with takeaway.

"We're still at the pub," said Jacquie. "Because of COVID-19 and the state government restrictions we’ve had to close. We’re only allowed to be open at dinner time for a few hours and have to serve people via take away."

Months later, Jacquie and John find themselves in a similar predicament, but still - they're focussing on the positives. 

"All is well considering the affect this pandemic is having on us, we are in lockdown again! But only Stage 3," said Jacquie.

"We're just taking it day by day, there's not much else we can do," she continued.

"We're still doing takeaway meals which has been well supported by the locals."

It's the little things! Sending positive vibes and fingers crossed the couple finally sees their beloved property sold to someone who loves it as much as they do.

You can watch episodes of Selling Houses Australia on Foxtel's On Demand

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