La Vieille Auberge
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House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Built in 1386, and reputedly one of the oldest houses in Dinan, La Vieille Auberge is Located in the heart of the Medieval town and is filled with old world charm and modern comfort. It is an ideal base to explore the town of Dinan as well as the attractions of Brittany. The house is a unique mixture of the 14th and 21st Century. With ensuite bathrooms to each of the bedrooms, a large upstairs sitting room with wetbar, UK Satellite TV, French Internet TV and free Wifi. The house offers all the comforts of home.
From the house you are steps from the historic centre and it's unique array of shops, restaurants and bars. The northern beaches of Brittany are also within easy reach.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard, Nearest railway: Dinan|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The house comes fully equipped and the only thing you need to bring is yourself! With 2 bedrooms each with ensuite shower, a separate cloakroom, large third floor sitting room with day bed, TV, I-Pod dock. The kitchen comes fully equipped - Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Microwave, etc). The house has gas central heating - radiators - with a separate stove in the lounge.
|Further details outdoors|
The house has a colombage - timber framed - facade and reminders of its history, such as horse rings (to tie up your horse) can be found on the exterior. The house is located just a few metres from the English Garden - a small park overlooking the river Rance, and the church of St Sauvier. The house is ideally located to take advantage of the shops and restaurants of the medieval centre but also a few short steps to the cobbled Jerzual, a street filled with medieval houses and shops, leading down to the port of Dinan.
Please contact us to make a booking. We ask for a 25% deposit to confirm a reservation (50% deposit required for bookings in high season). The balance of the rental is payable 8 weeks before your holiday. Bookings made within 8 weeks of arrival must be paid in full at time of booking. Pets are not permitted and there is absolutely no smoking. Our house may not be suitable for persons with limited mobility or very young children. Full rental details are included in our rental agreement.
About this location
The Brittany region
Dinan is an ideal base for travelling around Northern Brittany and Normandy. Several safe, clean beaches are within half an hour of you. Cancale, Mont St Michel, Combourg, Jugon- les-Lacs, and Rennes are easy drives. Local activities include tennis, sailing, wind surfing, golf and fishing.
Dinan, specially protected as a noted town of artistic and historical importance, is a delight to explore. Its stone walls now enclose a uniquely preserved 11th century town with 2,800 metres of ramparts and 12 towers. There is an interesting museum in the main tower of the ramparts. The two principal churches are Saint Malo Cathedral and St Sauveur Basilica. The centre of Dinan is filled with over 50 lively bars, cafés and restaurants. Specialities include a bewildering choice of galettes and crêpes, delicious seafood and of course, cider. Thursday is market day in the main square where a dazzling array of fresh Breton fare can be found. Explore the narrow streets and cobbled alleys, crammed with Medieval timbered houses, many now housing quaint gift, antique and craft shops.
Dinan boasts a vibrant theatre, Le Théâtre des Jacobins, a cinema, and 2 swimming pools (note to boys/men: Speedo type swim trunks are required; no baggy shorts allowed!) Street festivals include the famous, medieval Fête des Remparts, which takes place every second year. There are music and cultural festivals throughout the year. Check our link to the Dinan Tourist Office for details. Dinan's art deco railway station has its own railway museum. Climb the 158 steps of the Tour de L'Horloge (the record is 3 minutes 47 seconds) for a breathtaking, panoramic view.
From the jardín anglais (the English garden) which is incidentally just behind our house, you can over look the port, including a beautiful viaduct constructed around 1850. The port is reached via the steep, cobbled rue Jerzual, which is lined with cafés and shops, and boasts some of Dinan’s most notable houses, including Renaissance manors, town houses built by East India Company officers, and villas used by the British in Victorian times.
In the port area, it is possible to hire boats and kayaks. Or, cross the river and walk the pleasant tow-path to the pretty village of Lehon with its abbey, castle and heated open air swimming pool.
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27 Sep 2014
"Character and Comfort"
The property is well appointed with everything that yu need for a good holiday. Ideally situated in the centre of town in easy reach of all attractions, restaurants and small shops. The property is we… More
26 Sep 2014
"Marvellous home in a perfect locaton."
Our stay at La Vielle Auberge compelled me to write my first travel advisor review. It is everything that is in the property description and more. It is right near the center of the medieval town, clo… More
16 Sep 2014
We had a great time at "La Vieille Auberge", which is a beautiful medieval property right in the heart of Dinan. The facilities were excellent, and the place is full of character, with oak … More
3 Sep 2014
"Holiday in Dinan"
This lovely historic house has everything needed and is ideally located to explore the delights of Dinan and the surrounding area. Sean was very helpful and the nearby car parking he arranged for the … More
1 Jul 2014
"Fantastic old House"
Dinan is a very interesting Town with many old Houses. The best of these is La Vieille Auberge. In this vacation rental everything is on a quality high standard with nothing missing.It is an ideal pla… More
26 Jul 2013
"An appreciation for times past"
We enjoyed our stay in this ancient house, it is a fascinating building and Dinan is beautiful - very well tended gardens and pots of flowers everywhere. All the amenities are there - internet, TV with UK channels, washing machine and dishwasher. The beds are comfy and there is plenty of space to spread out on multiple levels. The house is in the old part of town and well located for access to restaurants etc. Sean was helpful re the arrival formalities as was Noel with the bookings.
Tips - take care on the narrow and steep stairs and enjoy the history of the building.
9 Apr 2013
"Idyllic setting in the heart of a spectacular town"
This place felt very much like a home away from home. There was nothing we felt was lacking and it combines the charm of a 14th century, quirky, medieval building with all the amenities you might want… More
24 Oct 2012
"A step back in time"
We had a week in Noel and Cindy's beautiful old house La Vieille, in September and absolutely loved it. The house is very old but has been made very comfortable, without spoiling the feeling that… More
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