Four bedroom farmhouse with barns in the Poitou Charentes region of France
Departments: Charente, Charente-Maritime, Sèvres-Deux and Vienne
In the west of France, halfway down its Atlantic coast, is the Poitou-Charentes region. Rural and unspoilt, there is little in the way of heavy industry and holidaymakers flock here in the summer. Famous for Bordeaux wine and Cognac brandy, vineyards abound in this area. The capital of the region is Poitiers where the modernistic theme park Futuroscope is located. The Charente region benefits from its own microclimate, similar to that of the Mediterranean, but less stiflingly hot. The winters however can be quite cold with temperatures around freezing during December and January.