House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
La Maison Madeleine is a charming stone house set back from the river in Dinan's historic and vibrant port area. Positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac, but on the doorstep of a choice of restaurants, cafes and a traditional French baker, the house is an ideal base to explore medieval Dinan and explore this wondeful part of Brittany.
Renovated with care, and furnished with taste, the house can cater for small or large parties of friends, or multi generation families. The spacious and comfortable accommodation comprises 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms ensuring all guests can enjoy a high level of privacy. There is a large enclosed patio area to the front of the house with barbecue, making it an ideal spot for relaxing and enjoying summer nights outside.,
Perfect for holidays, the Riverside location in the stunning setting of the character port, means you can cross the river to enter medieval Dinan via its most picturesque street and enjoy for its stunning patrimony, boutiques, restaurants and arts and crafts shop, or take the boat to Lehon, a beautiful character village, or cycle along the Rance Canal, to the Rance side villages and small ports.
Within a short drive, you reach a varied and rich coastline including destinations like Mont St Michel, St Malo walled city, St Briac Dinard and St Cast seaside resort, Cancale, St Jacut's fishing village on the tip of the peninsula, There is a choice of golf courses in the area, as well as many fun amusement or animal parks for kids...
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||LANCIEUX 20 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: DINARD 20 km, Nearest railway: DINAN 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Brittany region
Brittany is famous for its rugged coastline, seafood culinary delights, and rich cultural history and patrimony. There are many castles to visit, as well as beautiful natural sites.
The world heritage site of Mont St Michel is an easy 35 minute drive away as is the regional capital Rennes. The Normandy landing beaches and historic Bayeux can be reached in 2 hours by car.
The North coast is a 20 to 30 minute easy drive from Dinan. Where there are plenty of destinations to choose from, whether you enjoy sandy beaches, small intimate coves. From the historical walled city of St Malo town to the seaside resorts of Dinard and St Cast, to the stunning bay of St Briac and picturesque fishing peninsula of St Jacut or the dramatic lanscapes of Cap Frehel.
Also, the Rance Valley is a wonderful area of wildlife preservation, with pathways and picturesque fishing villages.
A number of golf courses are within easy access including Dinard, Le Tronchet, le Clos des Ormes, St Cast, St Michel de Plelan, Pleneuf Val André, all within 20 to 40 mins drive.
For family outings, Cobac parc, Bourbansais zoo and St Malo Aquarium are only 20 mns away
Dinan has a wide range of good restaurants, bistros and traditional bars as well as boutiques and craft shops.
The historical centre surrounded by its impressive belt of remparts, overlooking the Rance valley, where the port area is nestled, can be reached from the house by crossing the halfpenny bridge and climbing up the picturesque 'rue du Jerzual' with its half timbered houses converted into artist galleries and craft shops.
The cultural life of the town is vibrant with a theatre and numerous artistic, sporting events and entertainments taking place right through the year. The highlight of the calendar is the Fete Des Remparts which takes place every 2 years - next scheduled for 2014. This is one of the biggest medieval festival in Europe and makes an unforgettable weekend.
The Port itself is animated in the summer with various events : fireworks display and traditional 'bal musette' on July 13th, nautical jousting and paddling events, artist weekend...
Nearly next door to the house is the 'Maison de la Rance' shop which organises outings to discover the fauna and flora of this particular ecosystem.
From the house, turn left and walk, cycle of take the long boat to Léhon, a beautiful village with outdoor swimming pool and historical abbey, or turn rignt and go towards the pretty village of Taden, and further on, the lovely 'Port de Lyvet'.