Le Torteau is situated 2km away from the pretty village of Prissac. Prissac has its own boulangerie, butcher, pharmacy, doctor, dentist and post office. There are many walks starting there and lots of places to explore by bike. A new restaurant has opened serving meals and drinks every weekend and lunch during the week.
The beautiful medieval village of St Benoit du Sault is around 6 minutes drive away and has been designated one of the most beautiful villages in France, it also has a large supermarket and a range of shops. The delightful large village of Belabre is a 10 minute drive away with an excellent restaurant, Argenton-sur-Creuse is a 15 minute drive away with a number of enticing restaurants and bars. Le Blanc is around 20 minutes drive away and has a number of bars and restaurants also.
There are many places in the surrounding area of interest to tourists. Belabre has its own swimming lake and kayaks for rental. Lac du Chambon at Eguzon, around a 30 minute drive away, is a very large lake with many different water sports including windsurfing, canoeing, water-skiing and kayaking.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Nearest beach||La Rochelle 180 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Limoges 72 km, Nearest railway: Argenton-sur-creuse 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (5), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Large open area with shuttered windows and door looking out over rolling countryside. Oak beamed ceilings offer light and space. The lounge is equipped with: leather sofa and easy chairs, smart TV with UK satellite TV, DVD player, Hi-Fi, and board games. There is a dining table which easily seats six. It has access to the large terrace with panoramic views of the valley which is at the rear of the property.
Kitchen modern well equipped with beautiful granite island, electric ceramic hob, microwave, integrated dishwasher and fridge.
Main Bedroom the bedroom has amazing views over the valley and has a doulbe bed. Its en-suite has a hand basin, WC, bidet and large bath with shower head.
House Bathroom Comprising of WC, power shower, hand basin and washing machine.
Mezzanine Floor a large open area with grand iron railings, over head oak beams giving property character and a rustic feel.
The area has a study desk with bookcases with numerous kinds of reading materials, large sofa, ice hockey table, pool and football table in addition to xbox station with monitor - the 3 bedrooms lead off a corridor from this floor.
Bedrooms 2 & 3 both comprising of 2 single beds each with velux window and blinds, of which has a pull out underbed.
Bedroom 4 this bedroom is at the end of the corridor it has a double bed with attractive views over the countryside.
Shower room state of the art shower with multi directional massage jets complemented with a modern W.C. hand basin.
|Further details outdoors|
Garden Le Torteau has a large (around 2 acres) pretty garden with a wealth of fruit trees some of which are very old.
Guests have access to a large boules area and there are many seating areas in which to enjoy the garden, whether in the sun or shade. There is also a small potager (vegetable plot) from which guests are welcome to pick their own vegetables, herbs and fruit dependent on the season of their stay. There are many apple trees, cherry trees and a walnut tree from which guests can pick fruit.
Terrace Walking out of the lounge onto the terrace, guests can enjoy endless views of the rolling countryside, a lovely place for breakfast, lunch or dinner, a suntrap and perfect position to watch the sunset. There are steps leading down from the terrace into the garden.
Car parking Adjacent to the property within the gated garden is a graveled drive which can easily accommodate a number of cars.
Inclusive of welcome basket and cleaning.
Easter and Christmas and New Year holidays are classed as High Season.
Terms and Conditions
Deposit on booking – see cancellation guidelines
Cancellation charges apply.
For those who prefer to take it easy, an enjoyable holiday can be had by simply relaxing at Le Torteau, enjoying the peace of the garden. Guests have access to bikes and maps of walks in the area.
Prissac is in the Brenne National Park (link) which is famous for its birdlife, there are many kinds of birds to see and the area is famous for its Brenne Turtles.
Things to do in and around. . . .
Indre is certainly the unspoilt heart of France, with its stunning scenery and fine chateaux. We are 30 kilometres from the capital of the region Chateauroux and 8 kilometres from the historical medieval town Argenton-sur-Creuse with its ancient houses almost sliding into the river Creuse.
Argenton-sur-Creuse has a lovely town square where you can sit and drink coffee, it has many shops for you to spend time looking in, or visit the market on Saturdays which is supported heavily by the locals as most of the meats, fruit and vegetables are organic, or visit the museum based at the archaeological dig at Argentomagus, the former Roman town.
Limoges is a wonderful city to explore, only an hours drive south and with many fine restaurants, excellent shopping facilities and a wealth of delightful galleries, museums and local outlets for the famous Limoges pottery.
Poitiers is an hour and a half's drive, it is a charming town which again, is well worth a visit, and famous for the fantastic cinematographically centre of Futuroscope, as is the new 'Vallee de Singes', which houses over 15 species of primates and 200 animals without cages. Futuroscope is a serious days outing and the facilities are marvellous. Also see the department of the Vienne for days out.
La Brenne Natural Park (link) with its thousand lakes is a vast conservation area dotted with lakes and criss-crossed with bridle paths. There are organised hikes or you can simply set out on your own with a map. At the Maison de la Brenne, there is an interpretive centre where visitors can learn about the region, its ancient traditions of fish farming and nature conservation. A visit to the vast lake (Lac Chambon) at Eguzon is a must. The lake stretches for twenty-five kilometres and is the perfect place where you can learn to water-ski, sail and windsurf. There are several beaches for swimming and restaurants with a wonderful choice of menus. La Chatre is famous for being the home town of George Sand, whose greatest claim to fame is that she had a relationship with Chopin, Gargilesse, where George Sand had a small home, is now home to an assortment of artists whose studios are open to the public. Named "Centre" for its location in the heart of France, this remarkable region is dominated by the legendary Loire Valley. It is easily accessible from Paris, thanks to numerous autoroutes and the TGV high-speed train, which makes its Paris-to-Tours run in only 55 minutes. From early spring to late autumn, natural splendors abound in the valleys of the Loire and its eastern tributaries, the rivers Creuse, Indre, Cher, Beuvron, Sauldre, and Allier.