Paul Brown and Nicola Jones were married in 2003 and bought Le Patio Chambres d'Hotes in 2015.

Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Paul and Nicky

Paul and Nicky both worked in the Public Sector in Aberdeen, Scotland until they decided to embark on a long held dream 'To run a Chambers d'Hotes in France'.

In September 2014, whilst on a driving holiday in France, they found 'Le Patio', a beautifully restored period house in the centre of La Tour Blanche in the Dordogne and fell in love with it.

They moved into 'Le Patio' in 2015 and started their new life and business.

Paul is Scottish and Nicky is Welsh.  They both love to cook and have taken courses at the Nick Nairn Cook School in Aberdeen.  Their French is improving!


They are accompanied by their new cats, Clyde and Angus, who are very relaxed and friendly.

Our Environmental Policy

At 'Le Patio' we aim to be Environmentally aware while providing a high quality of service to our guests.

Where possible we use organic cleaning products throughout the property.  These products are plant based, environmentally friendly and sourced locally.

Many thanks to Mark Hutton at Hutton Creative for the design of our logo, we think it looks great.