About Us

About Us At Les Roues Vertes

We are Stuart and Shona Patterson, the owners of Les Roues Vertes

We are both Scots, who, after spending six years living and working in Switzerland decided we wanted a complete life-style change. We already owned a studio in a ski resort in France, and loved the French way of life. To us, France seemed the obvious place to make our new permanent home.

Why This Location?

After spending hours trawling the internet looking at, and discounting, various other regions in France, we finally decided on a move to the Limousin. The pace of life here is slow and the people are very friendly.

As we wanted to run a business we had to consider the requirements of our future guests, as well as our own. One of the main things we wanted in our new home was to be within walking distance of a town village. We didn't want to have to take the car every time we left the house. There also had to be shops in the town, and Le Dorat has plenty of them. Two supermarkets, and various butchers and bakers.

Le Dorat also has bars and some good restaurants, again within walking distance, though a greater choice is available if you are willing to drive. 

All in all Le Dorat 'ticked all the boxes' for us and we were really lucky to find our house with its gites on our first trip to the area.

What Are The Unique Benefits of The Property?

The most obvious benefit of Les Roues Vertes is the 10m x 5m pool. South facing it is in full sunshine all day.

Our two holiday gites are on the outskirts of town and turning left out of the drive you are immediately in the country. A twenty minute walk away is a picnic area by the river with a permanent barbecue supplied by our commune.For anyone not wanting to walk, we have bikes which can be used by our guests.

The other benefit is our extended 'family'.....Oscar our well -travelled cat, our beautiful golden retriever, Marley, who loves everyone (and everyone loves him) and our two donkeys, Angelo and Pepe. All the animals , especially Marley, love having a fuss made of them.