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 suite|
|Check in time:||12:00|
|Check out time:||11:00|
|Nearest beach||Chaillac lake with beach area 10 km|
|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||Pets welcome, Please contact the owner|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access|
|General||TV, Pool or snooker table, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (4), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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.