We have recently sold our renovated Charente longere and barring any problems should be looking to exchange in late September/early October!! We now begin the search for our next house and land and will be looking east and maybe south east. We are considering the following Departments:-
Puy De Dome
We haven't settled in the Charente and when the heat of summer comes we find it too hot for us at our current location. Our plants are wilting and so are we!! We figure that by moving east into the Massif Central with it's greater altitude we will find a slightly cooler and more wooded environment. We both miss living amongst the hills and a greener, wooded landscape with lots of water. We don't mind remote, having lived in places in the UK such as the Scottish Highlands, Snowdonia and Mid Wales.
We have already checked out the southern part of La Creuse and both of us were very impressed with the beauty and tranquility in the landscape.
Some friends of ours have suggested we check out Aveyron, but we feel it may be too hot in summer for us, particularly in the south of the department.
We would appreciate people's thoughts on living in the departments we have listed and also on interesting places/areas to check out in each. Looking forward to the replies. This is an exciting time for us as we have come through a tough renovation and are looking to our next adventure!