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400yr old Romantic Retreat

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Good 3.5/5 Score from 4 reviews


Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

The 400year old cottage is an ideal retreat for romantic weekends. Situated close to the centre of the very popular old medieval town of Dinan, it is on a quiet road near to shops, restaurants and attractions. The cottage is great for couples but can accommodate 2 children on the sofa bed. From here you can explore the Walks along the river Rance, or watch the boats go past as you sit along the river at the local restaurants, or do a bit of shopping. Dinan is a medieval town with cobbled streets and a fascinating history, but has lots of modern shopping areas and out of town shopping centres too. Just outside Dinan further down the Rance, there is Betineuc Lake with beach area, walks, sailing school, cycling tracks. Or if you have children there is an adventure park Colback Park 20 mins drive away.

There are many restaurants and cafes within walking distance (10 min walk) of the house, or you can stay in and sit in front of a log fire and relax.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Dinard 25 km
Will consider 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 &, Rennes, Paris., Nearest railway: DInan
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors BBQ
Further details indoors

The house has a kitchen with most mod cons, a utility room with washing machine and toilet. A lounge with log fireplace, sofa bed and family bathroom with bath and attached shower.Toilet separate on the ground floor. Bedroom with double bed and cupboard and velux window. Enclosed garden with lounge chairs and table. BBq available.

Further details outdoors

On street parking.

The Brittany region

This is a beautiful area of france, with lovely scenery, known for its dramatic coastline and beaches.

Mont st Michel - a Monestry, worth a visit, Normandy Landing Beaches and Bayeux Tapestry are within driving distance for a day trip.

Fresh caught Oysters at Cancale - you can buy and eat them fresh while looking at the sea!

Dinard, Rennes, St Malo, Saint Brieuc - all places worth a vist and close to Dinan.

There are 21 different Golf courses in the region of Brittiany. A big golf course is available in Dol at Chauteaux Les Ormes or at Rennes,


There is Horse riding, and two Camp sites In Dinan. An outside swimming pool with water slides and picnic areas. Crepe and a Beer in the Old Port down by the river. Along the Rance river are walks, shops and cafes. You can hire boats and drive/sail along the river. Dinan has medival streets and buildings to explore in the old town. There is a park in the centre of town with a play area for children, Crazy Golf, walks and intersting wildlife to see (Peacocks and Deer and other wildlife). There are shops and restuarants in Dinan and a big market held in centre of town on a thursdy morning (well worth a visit).

There is also:

Sailing and walks and beach area at Bitenac Lac in Evran.

Beaches In Dinard

Swimming, beaches, pedloes, high ropes course, cycling tracks, walking tracks, horse riding, restaurant and bar, at Domaine de Tremelin park. (

Dinan holds Fete de Rampart in July 2012. A medieval festival with Jousting and costumes. This festival is held on alternate years. Dinan has a 13th Centuary castle and ramparts to explore and walk around.

Cobac Park - an adventure park with outdoor water slides and water play area. Includes roller coaster, pirate ship, huge water slides, boating lake, bouncy castles, rope walk, train rides and lots of other fun rides and activities. Suitable for toddlers up.

The Zoo, is lovely place to visit with flying eagles, Giraffe's, Lions and other intersting animals. Also with Cafes, picnic areas, bouncy castles, Maze and other attractions.

Day trips are available form St Malo to the Channel Islands.

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Review 1-4 of 4

14 Sep 2014


"A 400yr old Romantic Retreat needing Tender Loving Care"

First off, I would like to say my wife and I have just had a fabulous holiday in Dinan. Dinan is one of the most beautiful towns in Brittany, full of history, great restaurants and a very friendly fee… More

5 Nov 2013


"Quaint old cottage, very close to the medieval centre of Dinan."

Nice old cottage a short walk from the town centre. Well equipped and homely but could do with a bit of tidy up in the décor in places. Initially my wife was put off by the gloomy alleyway entrance … More

7 Aug 2013


"Honeymoon Heaven!!"

We stayed here for two weeks on our honeymoon from July to Aug 2013, and it was absolute heaven. The cottage is a wonderful old building that has been carefully and tastefully furnished. Everything is there for guests - all the cooking equipment, bedding and towels, washing machine, garden furniture, board games and puzzles etc etc. It immediately felt like home. The bedroom is in the roof with big breezy windows, the living room with antique furniture is on the middle floor - it's very spacious. The kitchen is on the ground floor, and has an oven with hobs and a fridge-freezer. It was very quiet and tucked away, and has a garden just for the cottage, which is really green and a pretty layout. Cleaners came to clean after the first week, and they had left the cottage in impeccable condition, including a welcome pack. There was lots of info provided about using the house. Another reviewer has mentioned the toilet - it's on the ground floor. We didn't mind it at all (after all it's a 400-yr old house!) and the bathroom (on 1st floor) was amazing - decor and lighting.

The cottage is between a set of convenient shops and the town walls, and on a lovely cobbled street. We loved Dinan - both quiet and bustly, and full of lovely restaurants and craft shops. The whole town centre is made up of preserved old buildings - it's really something to see. We didn't end up going on day trips as we were completely content where we were, but there were coaches and trains to the seaside and Rennes if we'd wanted to go!
See my reviews on places to eat in Dinan too.

We came by plane to Dinard (Ryanair from Stansted) and reserved a taxi ahead of time - it was 30 Euros to Dinan, around 30min drive. Good value journey.

All in all a perfect stay and we'd recommend this good-value romantic retreat to anyone!

17 Jun 2013


"Good Location but needs TLC- Not suitable for very young children"

We had a wonderful stay in Dinan and the gite was in a good location to explore the local area. The gite itself could possible do with some work on the floors and the staircase which was rickety in pl… More

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