La Maison Du Four
House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Recently converted former fisherman's cottage situated in the historic port area of medieval Dinan. This attractive stone house is an ideal base to explore the preserved medieval town of Dinan or to simply unwind by walking along the river into the Breton countryside. Ideally situated by the river Rance , a short walk over the arched stone bridge leads to the restaurants , bistros and cafes of the attractive port area.
Renovated and decorated with taste, the cottage has retained it's character with beams, fireplaces and log burning stove.On the ground floor, there is a well equipped kitchen, dining and living area. Sleeping up to four comfortably, there are two individual bedrooms each with it's own bathroom on the first and second floors. Ideal for two couples or a small family group, this quaint cottage offers comfortable accommodation in a sought after holiday location.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||28 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 39 km, Nearest railway: Rennes 36 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Further details indoors|
The house has satellite TV receiving 'freeview' UK TV channels.
Linen and towels can be provided for 17.50 euros per person.
|Further details outdoors|
There is a small courtyard just outside the rear of the house, with garden furniture.
The Brittany region
Brittany is an area of outstanding natural beauty with a long attractive coastline and beautiful sandy beaches, dramatic headlands and peaceful coves. There is a string of seaside towns and villages, each with their own charms.
Inland there are many attractive market towns and villages with a distinctly Breton character.
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. There's a good rail link from Paris via Rennes.
The house is in a small hamlet in the country but a short drive to the villages of Languenan and Corseul - a Breton village with an interesting past - once the site of a large Roman town , you can now visit the remains which are laid out in the centre of the village. There are a couple of bakeries here , as well as a shop and café/ bar.
A few minutes drive , brings you to Dinan, one of France's best preserved medieval towns.The historic centre has a great selection of restaurants and cafés and many small independent shops and artists workshops. Often you'll hear music or see stalls selling traditional leather and other goods. The cobbled streets wind through half timbered houses - leading to a fine stone castle and impressive town ramparts.
The pretty Port area has more riverside cafes and restaurants, , here you can also take a boat trip to the old citadel port of St. Malo or hire a self drive boat and explore the delightful river Rance.
Languenan - 2.4 kms, Corseul - 5 kms. Dinan - 7kms, St. Malo - 20 kms. Rennes - 60 kms. Mont St. Michel and Cancale are only 45 minutes away.
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26 Aug 2014
"Very comfortable spacious cottage situated in a beautiful town."
We enjoyed a very relaxing stay at Maison du Four. The accommodation and layout is perfect for four adults or a family with older children especially having two bathrooms. The showers were excellent and there was plenty of storage in the bedrooms. The beds were very comfortable indeed. There was an additional relaxation space off the first floor bedroom with two chairs and a selection of books which meant there was plenty of room to spread out and do our own thing if we wanted. Downstairs was very cosy with a wood burner stove which would be lovely in the autumn/winter. A glass door leads to a small patio filled with sunflowers and sweetpeas with a table and seating for four, also a barbecue. From here you can see the river Rance and watch people sailing by. The patio gets the sun from midday onward. The house opens straight onto a quiet road and we found parking quite easy, either outside the house or further down towards the river. Even though the house is within sight of the viaduct and just over the bridge from the Zag bar and restaurant it was quiet at night and we were not disturbed at all. We felt very at home and didn't want to leave. Jeremy and Juliet were welcoming, calling on us on our first evening and available during the week when we had a slight problem. We would stay here again. We give it four stars rather than five because although the shower rooms and kitchen area were spotless, the rest of the property was very dusty but this may well have been because it hadn't been used for some time. It's probably not suitable for families with toddlers because of the winding steep stairs and the open access to the river, or elderly people if they find steep stairs tricky.
The cottage is on the edge of Lanvallay just five minute walk over a bridge to the port of Dinan. It is very well placed for sightseeing but has plenty of history and beautiful buildings of its own. It has a very friendly feel. You will need sensible shoes with soles that grip because the walk up to the town itself is via a very steep cobbled road. We walked up in about 10 mins but coming down is a lot slower and it it rains it can be slippery. The Thursday market was great fun with an amazing selection of food and goods at reasonable prices. We also took a boat out and went up and down the river which was great fun. Restaurants are abundant but we tended to stay around the port in the evening: The Zag was laid back serving Italian food with a French twist. We had a very good meal there the night we arrived; also delicious crepes at Creperie du Port, really friendly staff, large portions and good value. For a treat we went to L'ami Louis - fantastic four course menu but I was defeated by the cheese course! . Creperie Ahna was disappointing and not worth the walk up to the town. We felt we got very good value for our Euro and it was much more affordable than we expected
Other highlights: Mont St. Michel but get there as early as possible or late afternoon as it is very busy in August; Dinnard is a lovely seaside town and we tended to go to St. Enogot beach. We tried to go to St. Malo but gave up because all the car parks we found had a height restriction of 1.9m which is too low with a roof box.
All in all a fab holiday.
2 Jul 2012
"Lovely old house"
We enjoyed our stay at Maison du Four very much. The house has a lot of charm with the huge beams in the ceiling. Nice big bedrooms and 2 bathrooms which was much appreciated considering the very narrow and steep stairs.
The location close to the river worked very well for us, since we enjoyed the walks along the river and up to Dinan. Be prepared to do some up/downhill walking no matter where you stay in Dinan, bring good walking shoes!
Payment seemed a little cumbersome with deposit, balance and secutiry deposit, but the secutity deposit was repaid immediately after our return, so no problems there.
We happily recommend the house.
24 Oct 2011
"Lovely house, great location in beautiful Dinan"
The house is a great place to stay for visiting Brittany or enjoying Dinan. The house in itself is full of character where old features still remain. There is a small access to the river through the back door, we actually used it to collect my parents with a hire boat and road around the river.
Dinan can be access by foot up hill in about 15 mins although it is pretty tough pushing a pram, on the other hand it is 5 mins by car and we had no problems parking near the city center. If you don't feel like walking there is plenty restaurants in front of the property to choose from.
We enjoyed our stay very much and would love to come back.
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