Stuart and Shona Patterson

Stuart and Shona Patterson
Stuart and Shona Patterson

We are Stuart and Shona Patterson, the owners of Les Roues Vertes, holiday gites in the Limousin.

Our extended family consists of our Golden Retreiver Marley, our cat Oscar, our two donkeys Angelo and Pepito (Pepe for short).
Originally from Scotland, we had been living in Switzerland for five years before deciding on a complete life-change and a permanent move to France. We loved the French way of life.

Year property purchased: 2012

Why this location?
As we already owned a home in the mountains, we wanted to buy something completely different and the Limousin suited us perfectly, with its uninterrupted expanses of sky. We are only five minutes’ walk from the town, which we felt was ideal, especially for those visitors who want to walk or cycle to get their fresh baguettes in the morning, or who don’t want to take their cars when going for a meal or drink at night.

What are the unique benefits of the property?
Our house and gites have been converted from a coach house and its adjoining stables, so are full of character. For anyone not wanting to spend their days sightseeing, the 10m x 5m pool and gardens provide a welcome change. The more energetic can spend time at one of the local lakes, where fishing and various water sports can be enjoyed. For golf lovers, there are three courses within one hour’s drive. We also have bikes which can be used by visitors to explore the countryside on our doorstep.