House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This pretty stone cottage is found in a beautiful spot, on the banks of the river Rance, very close to the pretty port of Dinan, but in a quiet location. Originally built in 1831, the house is on two levels with three bedrooms , two bathrooms and sleeps up to six comfortably. An outside terrace and garden area overlook the river , perfect for enjoying long summer evenings or watching the boats go by. Very close to the port of Dinan which has a good selection of restaurants,bistros and cafés, but in a country setting so peaceful and relaxing.
After three years of renovation, the cottage is now ready to welcome it's first guests in the summer of 2012.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 19 km, Nearest railway: Dinan 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Entering the ground floor there are two bedrooms ( one with a double bed , the second with two singles) next to a modern bathroom.
A flight of stairs lead to a large comfortable living area with open fire, sofas and TV receiving UK channels.A couple of steps lead to the new kitchen with granite work surfaces, next to a light dining area with beautiful views over the river. From the kitchen a door leads to an attractive terrace with great views over the river.
On the second floor is a third bedroom with a double bedroom with shower room and WC.
The house has been renovated with a great deal of care and attention to detail including reclaimed wooden block flooring and hand crafted wooden doors.
|Further details outdoors|
Parking for two cars is available just outside the cottage.
The following options are available, please let us know if you require the following:-
Bedlinen and towels (17.50 euros per person).
Baby kit (cot, highchair and baby bath) (20 euros).
End of stay clean. (40 euros).
The Brittany region
Brittany is an area of breathtaking natural beauty. The long coastline is a seemingly endless succession of rocky headlands, wild cliffs, island studded bays and beautiful sandy beaches. Inland is equally attractive. Fairytale castles, historic towns and ancient megaliths are sprinkled through the gentle hilly countryside. A wide variety of interests are well catered for , including golf, fishing, all sorts of watersports, hiking and cycling. 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.
Dinan is perhaps the place where Medieval Brittany seems most alive and most real. Behind the ramparts the old centre of town vibrates with life. The sagging, cantilevered timber fronted dwellings leaning crazily on each other, still house merchants, though their trades may have changed. 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. Perhaps the best course is located at Pléneuf Val André, which should be on every golfers 'must play' list. As the language can sometimes be a barrier , we can liaise with the course on your behalf and book tee times for you so your golf is all arranged before you arrive.