Le Hambout is in the small village of St Andre des Eaux 5 minutes from the town of Evran set on a river with a lock. There's a picturesque lake 5 minutes away which is perfect for a stroll. The area is peaceful and the property is set off of a grass track. Le Hambout is 10 minute drive from the historic walled city of Dinan with many restaurants, pavement cafes and a marina where you can enjoy a glass of wine while watching the boats.
Forty minutes from the property is the beautiful port town of St Malo with it's tremendous wartime history and scene of many prestigious sailboat races. Also the same distance away is the awesome Mont Saint Michel which everyone should visit in their lifetime.Between the 2 are a host of sandy beaches and seaside towns such as Cancale where you can spend a day walking in the harbour and enjoying fresh seafood in the many seafront diners.
“We had a very enjoyable holiday at the north coast.”,Astrid, Germany
“Had a lovely time; the property really is very very nice and we would certainly want to use it again. We also like the area very much and did lots of nice things and saw lots of nice places.” Ann, UK
"We came back yesterday, and enjoyed the trip very much. We liked the landscape, the house and Dinan is a wonderfull town!” Bettina, Berlin, Germany
“Thank you for allowing us to rent your property. We had a great holiday and very much love the house, garden and surrounding area. All in, a very relaxing time was had by myself and my family. We look forward to potentially booking with you again next year”Sharon, Rugby, UK
“Our stay at Le Hambout was delightful. (We toured a lot and the weather mostly cooperated. It was great time for us). The house is really lovely”Bogna, Poland
“We had a fantastic holiday. It exceeded our expectations which is always a bonus. We think you have a great spot. It was so nice to come home to after a day out. The local area has so much to offer and the beaches great. We pretty much bbq'd every night which was fantastic.” Cinnamon, UK
“We had a really great holiday - I think there's absolutely nothing to complain and nothing to improve (o.k., I couldn't find a soup ladle, but I could live with it).
Your house is gorgeous and well equipped - especially my husband was quite happy about the Rod Stewart - CD ;-)” Dagmar, Bonn, Germany
“We had a great time.”Eileen, UK
“Unser Urlaub war sehr schön und wir haben uns in Eurem Haus sehr wohlgefühlt”(Our holiday was very nice) Holger, Germany
“We love the house and yes would recommend it or maybe return again one summer” Henrietta, UK
“Thanks for a great week, we really enjoyed our stay at Le Hambout.” Paul, UK
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||45 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard/Pleurtuit/St Malo 30 km, Nearest railway: Dinan 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Inside the house is classically French with a large woodburning fireplace, tile and wood floors and exposed beams giving it a traditional and warm atmosphere. Note that the TV in the living room works only for DVDs and videos. Upstairs the Master bedroom has a wooden floor, double bed, wooden beams and shuttered windows which open onto a soul warming view of a hazy morning as well as a comfortable second double bedroom with a double bed and a 2 person set of bunk beds with upper and lower bunks .The bathroom has a modern hot shower and wooden floor.
|Further details outdoors|
The enclosed garden at the back of the house is a perfect place to enjoy a glass of local cider and enjoy the view of trees and surrounding countryside. For children there's a tree to climb and an acre of space to run around in with no traffic to worry about. There's a field next door where the owner keeps and trains horses.
The superb coastline of St Cast, St Jacut Sur Mer and Pleneuf Val Andre are within 30-40 minutes drive and have clean, sandy beaches and watersport centres .
The beautiful town of Dinan is 15 minutes away from Le Hambout. DInan boasts many restaurants and pavement cafes as well as the old port of Dinan where you can enjoy the view of yachts in the marina.
There are many good golf courses within an hours drive including the world class Val Andre 18 hole course. And there are several equestrian centres nearby and riding lessons can be booked.
Also in the area for the whole family there is a go kart track, animal sanctuaries such as Le Bourbansais and the zoo at Champrepus, many cider making centres, the Grand Aquarium in St Malo and the old chateau at Dinan.
For children there are the funparks of COBAC Parc and FestyLand
For avid shoppers there are traditional markets like Dinan on a Thursday morning and Dinard on Saturday morning.
Finally, during the Summer months there are many superb 'fetes' such as the famous Medieval Fete des Remparts in Dinan during July.
The village of St Andre des Eaux is a retreat even by the standards of rural Brittany. It has a small church and a good bar and restaurant called L'Eprouvette which has a compact menu featuring crepes, steak and frites all of which are tasty. The nearest town is Evran which is set on the river Rance. There's also a canal with a picturesque lock seen as you drive over the bridge into the town. Near Evran is the beautiful gardens of the Chateau de Hac - with a mediaeval Knot Garden and Renaissance walk. There's also the cider maker Ollivier Christophe La ferme de la Rebroussais and in nearby Lehon there is a beer festival.