House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Located in a quiet side street very close to the port of Dinan ,this character traditional Breton house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Recently renovated with care and taste, there is a large private rear garden, central heating and a log burner.
A short walk across the old stone bridge brings you to a number of good riverside restaurants,bistros,cafes and a good baker - no need to bring the car!
A few yards from the cottage is the pretty port of Dinan with a good selection of restaurants and cafés, here you can hire a boat or canoe and explore the river. Along the river runs the tow path , ideal for cycling or walking into the tranquil Breton countryside or to the beautiful village of Léhon with its ancient Abbey and cobbled streets .
From the port you can walk up the Rue du Jerzual ( steep but worth the effort!) which brings you into the perfectly preserved centre of medieval Dinan. You can also drive up into the town ( 2 minutes) and park in the town centre, or in the season, take the tourist train.
The house is on two floors and there is free parking available outside.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Dinard 24 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||30 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 19 km, Nearest railway: Dinan 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1)|
|Further details indoors|
The house is set on a hill which leads up from the port - you can park just outside for free. Entering the house is a well equipped kitchen with dining table. Leading off the kitchen is a living area with a log burner, two settees and an armchair. At the end of the living area is a bedroom with one single bed and an ensuite shower-room and WC.
Short flight of stairs from the living area to two further bedrooms, one with a double bed, the second with two singles. Also on this floor is a bathroom and WC.
There is also access to the back garden from the second bedroom with two single beds.
|Further details outdoors|
The large back garden is a lovely feature of the cottage, situated at the rear of the property with good views towards medieval Dinan. Here can be found several grassy areas, flower beds and swings for the children.
Garden furniture and a barbecue are available in the summer, at the end of the garden is a further wooded area to explore.
Cycle hire is available close by on the port of Dinan for about 14 Euros a day , less for children. Canoes and kayaks can also be hired from a club which is very close by. There is a very good heated open air swimming pool at Léhon.
A 25% deposit secures a booking, the balance of the rental is due 8 weeks before your holiday. We can supply the following options if required:-
- Bed linen and towels - 17.50 euros per person per week,
- Cot/ Highchair - 20 euros
- End of Stay Clean - 40 euros
The Brittany region
Brittany is an area of outstanding natural beauty, the North of the region has a long attractive coastline with beautiful sandy beaches, dramatic headlands and peaceful coves. There is a string of seaside towns and villages, each with their own charms. The Corsair town of St Malo and medieval Dinan are rightly popular, another 'must see' is Mont St Michel, a walled Abbey rising dramatically out of the sea.
Inland is equally attractive, with peaceful countryside where you can find traditional Breton villages,chapels and market towns. The region is easily accessible from the UK with ferry ports at St Malo , Roscoff or Cherbourg and with Ryanair providing very low cost flights to Dinard.
The cottage is situated in a quiet street very close to Dinan's picturesque port area .Dinan is a beautiful well preserved medieval town. Behind the ramparts the old centre is a network of cobbled streets, timber framed buildings housing shops, cafés and restaurants. Rue Du Jerzual and Rue Du Petit Fort lead through one of the ancient town gates down to the Port, winding between two perfect rows of restored and protected artisans' houses.
On the Port you can sit and watch the world go by from one of the riverside cafes and restaurants, take a boat trip to the old citadel port of St. Malo or hire a self drive boat and explore the delightful river Rance. The more energetic may prefer to walk or cycle up or down the towpath. Ten minutes upstream is the picturesque village of Lehon with its own castle, twelfth century abbey and open air heated swimming pool complex.
There is a good number of excellent golf courses a short drive away from the house, including Dinard (founded in 1887), St Malo, Pen Guen (St Cast) and Sables D'Or at Cap Frehel.