Le Boué is a charming, rural, 19th Century farmhouse with a heated (solar) outdoor swimming pool (12m x 5m, fenced for security), situated near Argenton-sur-Creuse in Central France, Loire Valley. Accommodation for 8 people.
It has many original features; oak beams, stone walls and large fireplace.
Full central heating for winter lets. It has its own natural Reed bed teaming with wildlife and a sun deck overlooking the valley. It is situated in an idyllic rural setting of 3 acres of unspoilt countryside. It is totally secluded and safe, away from any passing traffic. Argenton town is 10 minutes by car. Enjoy the serenity and beauty of the area and participate in the many leisure activities available for families and couples alike or just relax by the pool and watch the sunset over the lake. Activities available are; bird watching, horse riding, golf, canoeing and cycling. There are private lakes close by for carp fishing and the Brenne National Park with its 1,000 lakes is a must for any fisherman!
Further expeditions to be made: Situated on the edge of three counties you can profit from a diverse range of activities. Poitiers is about an hour away famous for the fantastic cinematography centre of Futuroscope and Limoges an hour further South with its beautiful cathedral and of course plenty of opportunities to purchase gifts of the outstanding Limoges porcelain. It is also an area of great historic interest. The important château at Châteauguillaume is a fifteen minute drive and further afield the Château of Sarzay which is the process of being restored to its full glory. In a wonderful setting with four towers it is well worth a visit. Or visit the valley of frescoes between St. Savin and Saulge.
The Brenne Natural Park and Lac de Chambon, Eguzon: The Brenne Natural Park 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, also there is an excellent restaurant there which is very reasonable. A day out to visit the vast lake at Eguzon is a must. The lake stretches for twenty-five kilometres and is the perfect place where you can learn to water-ski, canoe, sail and windsurf. There are several beaches for swimming and restaurants with a wonderful choice of menus.
Châteauroux: For a day out shopping, Châteauroux has all the major supermarkets selling food, clothes, sports gear at Decathlon Not far is the ancient town of Montmorillon on the edge of the Gartempe with its 'Cite de L'Ecrit' - everything to do with the art of the book - there are also many historic churches to visit in this town along with a famous chocolatier Ranno-Metivier. The pretty town of Argenton-Sur-Creuse is well worth a visit and is only ten minutes away. The ancient houses sit on the banks of the river Creuse and the central square has a welcome café where you can sit out and watch the world go by in true French fashion.