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Country Cottage with Private Fishing in Brittany
Combourg, between Saint Malo and Rennes in Northwest France
3 bedrooms, sleeps 6 people

La Maison

The house lies at the end of a long drive, in eighty hectares peppered with centuries old trees and a large lake that is ideal for fishing or simply idling peacefully beside with a good book, watching the wildlife it attracts. The little town of Combourg is 8 kms from here and has a good choice of local shops and restaurants and a Monday morning market. Mont Saint Michel is 17 kms, Saint Malo is a 30 km drive, Rennes is 45 minutes away.

The house dates from the 17th century and has been entirely restored with modern comforts and in keeping with its character. The ground floor has a fully equipped kitchen, which includes a dishwasher, a utility room with a washing machine, a separate dining room and a sitting room with a large granite fireplace.

Two of the three bedrooms are on the first floor. The first is a double room with a bathroom, the other is a twin room with a shower room and separate wc. Upstairs is a third double bedroom with bathroom.

The Area

The Ormes Golf Club and the Golf Club at Le Tronchet, one of the best in France, are both within a 15 minute drive. The 18-hole golf course beside the sea at Dinard is 45 kms from here. There are also a number of sailing schools within easy driving distance.

The great Château de Combourg is open in the afternoons between Easter and October. Its most famous owner was the great 18th century Romantic, Chateaubriand, who described it when he lived there, as a labyrinth of galleries, walled up underground tunnels, which lead to who knows where, dungeons, silence and stone...Now the galleries are covered in tapestries and paintings and many of Chateaubriand's personal things. Château de Landal and the Renaissance Château de la Bourbansais just outside the village of Pleugueneuc, owned by the same family since it was built, are also worth a detour.

The historical town of Dinan still guards the Rance river valley and the greatest pleasure is to simply wander around through the picturesque streets and squares. A winding street lined with colombage houses links the port and the upper town and the medieval ramparts that are the glory of Dinan. After you have worked up an appetite, there are various restaurants that have menus with dishes that range from traditional to gutsy, like roasted brick of Camembert, jugged rabbit and potted fish, grills, créperies and seafood.

The stretch of gorgeous beaches and coastal paths overlooked by eccentric villas to the west of Dinard are the place to head for, to walk, to laze on the beach or to gaze at the off shore islands and watch colourful sail boats weave around.

Travel Information

Dinard - 40 kms
Rennes - 60 kms
Caen - 2 hours
Car hire available
Saint Malo - 30 kms
Rennes - 45 kms
Paris - 380 kms
Saint Malo/Combourg (30 trains a day)
Paris/Combourg (2h30 minutes)

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Prices and booking information

January - June€550
July & August€670
September - December€550

All prices are per week Saturday to Saturday
arriving at 4pm departing at 10am

Linen and towels are extra, please enquire on booking
Extra cleaning can be arranged on request
Electricity is extra at €50 per week

We regret that we cannot accept pets

A deposit of 30% is requested on booking
with the remainder paid on arrival,
together with a returnable damage deposit of €150

Language(s) spoken:
English and French

To book or for more information please contact
Christiane de la Dure

Please mention Vacation France when contacting the owner

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