Sleeping 10-12 people, it provides the perfect holiday for one or two families. The mill is divided into two parts, which are referred to as the house and the cottage. The cottage is within the house, as seen in the pictures, but accessed separately, by stairs that run up the front of the house. The house sleeps seven and the cottage sleeps five. (Years ago, the cottage would have been the accommodation part of the mill.) This slightly separate arrangement means the mill is ideal for two families, or family and grandparents or family and teenagers. The stone mill is approached through a high gate and a 100 meter private drive leads to the house and a south-facing courtyard. This looks on to the fenced millpond and its itinerant wildlife including trout and otters. Behind the mill is a second terrace with garden furniture which looks over a large back garden and the mill river and trout ladder.
House in St Trimoel, Nr. Dinan/Lamballe, Cotes D'Armor, Brittany, France - Excellent For Families Wanting Space, Privacy And Proximity To Endless Country And Beach Activities.
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- Calendar last updated:
- 14 Jan 2019
About Lizzie King
We bought our much loved mill ten years ago when we lived overseas and only came to Europe for the long Summer holiday. Since then it has provided us with many wonderful holidays in all seasons. We love the garden and the children love the "Swallows and Amazons" experience, exploring and building camps in the surrounding woodland, fishing in the mill pond, paddling in the trout ladder, playing football and badminton in the garden, trampolining, playing table tennis or cycling in the village. The one caveat is that with very small children you have to keep a very careful eye on them because of the mill's proximity to water. We have made many changes to the mill and its terraces and garden. We have made it lighter, more comfortable but always with a view to its original character.
Lizzie King purchased this House in 2002
Why Lizzie King chose Saint-Trimoël
We love this part of France. The countryside is entirely unspoilt and there are endless walks along the river, through the woods or just along the lanes past the small farms and little stone houses. We wanted a country property in France that was easily accessible from the UK and would offer our children carefree outdoor days at home or on the coast.
What makes this House unique
Horse riding, tennis, golf, fishing, water sports and cycling are all within a short radius of the mill. Set in the unspoilt Breton farming countryside, the mill is only 12 minutes from the medieval town of Lamballe with its national stud, a bustling weekly market, good restaurants and all shopping conveniences. Just 20 minutes away is the Emerald Coast with its numerous peninsulas and promontories, spectacular sea views, and endless sandy beaches. Further afield but a comfortable day trip are historic towns like medieval Dinan and seventeenth century St Malo, castles, cathedrals and churches, and, of course, the famous Mont St Michel. In the area are any number of recommended restaurants offering delicious regional specialties from moules-frites to galettes.
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
Beautiful house, stunning location
The house is all you could hope for from a French holiday home , a lovely period building decorated beautifully. 10 of us stayed very comfortably with all amenities. The garden is spectacular with the river and dam. The children absolutely loved the plentiful wildlife. The location is peaceful with plenty to explore in the local area. We would recommend this to anyone.
Special interest holidays:
Riding is on offer in nearby Landehen and La Poterie Lamballe.
A forest climbing adventure course is nearby at Les Tronchees, Morieux. It is fantastic fun for adventurous children, teenagers, and adults.
There is go –carting on the D768 to St Malo, paintball on the road to St Andre,
Kayaking from Port Querra at Plemet on the River Lie,and a skateboard track next to Lamballe's indoor swimming pool.
Watersports - As well as sailing, canoeing and windsurfing, Jugon de Lac with a 300 hectare lake also boasts an outside pool in Summer and a thriving fishing club. There are a number of swimming pools including in Lamballe, St Brieuc and Moncontour.
Sailing and wakeboarding courses can be booked ahead at Pleneuf and Le Ville Berneuf.
Beaches – there are lots of beautiful beaches. Favourites are near Val St Andre and Erquy including Ville Berneuf, Plage des Vallees, Caroual, St Jacut de la Mer and St Cast le Guildo. Further out there are stunning beaches along the coast road between St Malo and Cancale.
The mill is two hrs from Paris (Gare de Lyon or Charles de Gaulle) by TGV train; 2 hrs drive from Brest airport and just 40 mins from Dinard (serviced by Ryan Air from UK’s Stansted and Midlands Airport). The ferry ports of St Malo and Roscoff are 40 mins and a 1 1/4 hr drive respectively. Cherbourg is less than 3 hrs and Caen is 2 hrs. The euro tunnel (Dover / Calais) it is 4.5 hour drive from Calais.
Please use our Brittany Ferry membership - F80808 N Hinshelwood for discount.
We are 5 minutes from Brehand with a butcher, charcuterie, boulangerie and general store, post office and pharmacy, 5 minutes from St Glen and its boulangerie, bar and post office and 6 minutes from Landehen and its boulangerie and grocery store.
Booking Notes: Please contact owner or +44 781 650 3427. We ask for 25% of rental at time of booking and the remainder 4-6 weeks ahead of your stay. We return your deposit within ten days and usually three days of your stay. A heating supplement is requested in Winter months. Linen is charged at 20 euros a head. Changeover Day: Change over date is generally Saturday and generally we ask clients to arrive after 4pm and depart before 10am but we can sometimes be more flexible. Notes on prices: The prices for out of peak season are for the house only which sleeps 7. If the cottage is also required a further 250 euros a week is required. An extra charge of 20 euros a head is made for linen if required and an additional cost is made for heating in the winter period of October to March.