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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Val Rive comprises of five luxury self-catering apartments within the main house and two historic cottages. 'Le Pintadeau cottage' is situated within the grounds of the main house of Val Rive. The cottage is spacious, well equipped and furnished to a high standard. The accommodation is on two floors – an open plan lounge, dining and newly fitted kitchen area, together with shower room/WC on the ground floor, and two bedrooms upstairs. It has beautiful views across to the river Rance and out to the private, secluded garden. There is also private, off-road parking next to the cottage.
Built in 1814, Val Rive is situated in a river valley in the quaint quartier of Léhon on the outskirts of the historic town of Dinan – one of the best-preserved medieval towns in France. Val Rive's setting is very picturesque, overlooking a medieval toll bridge over the Rance from where a cobbled street leads to the 9th century Abbey and ancient ruined Chateau of Léhon. Indeed, Léhon has the status of 'Petite Cité de Caractère' (small town of character) and visitors fall in love with it, returning year after year to this charming village.
For those wishing to swim there is a 25m public swimming pool (with waterslide) about 5 minutes walk away in Léhon, and also a tennis club (with four indoor courts and one outdoor court) about 10 minutes walk up the main street to Dinan. Dinan town centre can be reached on foot in about 20 minutes or by car in 5. Riverside paths can take you into the harbour of 'Port de Dinan' or the tranquil Breton countryside – perfect for walking, cycling or taking a picnic. The river flows into the sea at Dinard and St Malo, and these picturesque seaside towns can be reached by boat or bike if you've decided to leave your car at home.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lancieux 28 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Dinard 19 km, Nearest railway: Dinan 3 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
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details outdoors|
For those wishing to swim, there is a 25m public swimming pool (with waterslide) about 5 minutes walk away in Léhon. And about 10 minutes walk up the main street to Dinan is the Tennis Club de Léhon with four indoor courts and one outdoor court. We should also mention the highly regarded 'La Marmite' restaurant (if you're not looking to cook during your stay) for its good food and traditional atmosphere, in the street adjacent to Val Rive.
A 25% deposit is required to secure the booking.
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. Castles, historic towns and attractive cottages are sprinkled through the gentle hilly countryside.
Brittany recognises the value of its beautiful environment and protects its heritage of historic buildings and towns. At the same time it has a vibrant social and cultural life with many music events, large and small. A wide variety of other 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.
Situated very close to Dinan, Lehon retains it's own identity and character. Nestling by the river Rance, the town grew up by the 9th Century Abbey and 12th Century Norman Castle, now restored. The riverside path just outside Val Rive leads into tranquil countryside, a perfect place to take a picnic, unwind and watch the wildlife of this unspoilt region. Lehon has an attractive bar and bistro offering traditional French cuisine and a bakery.
An open air heated swimming pool can be found a short walk away and is a great place to visit at any time of the year.
Dinan is close by , and offers an unspoilt medival town centre , plenty of reasonably priced restaurants and the opportunity to browse the wares of artisans and artists. 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 traditional 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.
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.
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13 Oct 2014
Wonderfully quaint cottage , spotlessly clean, gorgeous ,private garden in a delightful village just a 20 minute walk along the river into Dinan. A perfect spot to use as a base to explore beautiful B… More
9 Sep 2013
"Lovely quaint cottage and village"
We loved our stay in le pintadeau with two young children. The garden is very private but with fantastic views over the river rance. I was obsessed with watching the otters from the property who came … More
3 Aug 2013
Le Pintadeau is a lovely property ideally situated for your stay in Dinan and for touring the wonderful Breton coastline a short drive away. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped and the garden is very private, getting the sun all day but being blissfully shaded in the evening. This was our second visit to the beautiful village of Lehon and it was even more beautiful than we remembered. Within walking distance of the town of Dinan or a short lovely walk along the river to the old port with its restaurants.
21 Sep 2012
"Lovely, quaint cottage by the river just a 15 minute walk to Dinan"
Great location, nice view of the river out of the main bedroom. Lots of lovely routes to walk into Dinan from there.
Good facilities, particularly the bathroom. Stays nice and cool during the hotter months. Decent living space and nice bedrooms.
Next to a quiet road, but you don't notice it. Also close to a fantastic family restaurant called La Marmite.
The British owners don't live on site but they often visit. They were great and very accommodating.
Recommended if you like peace and quiet or exploring by bike or on foot.
19 Aug 2012
"Lovely spot just down river from Dinan"
We knew the area fairly well and wanted to stay outside Dinan this time. It was a pity the lovely towpath walk from Lehon to Dinan was closed off due to a rock fall.
There is some traffic noise in the cottage, which is inevitable as it is on the roadside.Lehon is a lovely place to stay however, and away from the Summer bustle of Dinan.
The cottage was very comfortable with a lovely new shower room. The kitchen utensils and cooking bowls could do with improving however, and a decent set of pyrex dishes would be nice ( and cheap to provide).
Many thanks for your comments and feedback to which we have now purchased more bowls for Le Pintadeau. Look forward to hearing from you again soon
13 Jul 2011
"lovely cottage in a beautiful, sleepy valley excellent."
The cottage was very clean on arrival and even though on a road the garden/patio area was private. A really lovely part of France right on the river. with great walks along the river in both directions. The kitchen was well equipped although we did buy a chefs knife but that was our choice as we love to cook. Le Marmite was a joy we ate there on our first and last night and the friendly service was great.
Couldn't fault the cottage but you do need a car to see the surrounding area we found a french activity lake which was quiet and lovely for walking around just a few miles from the accommodation. Would highly recommend accommodation and the apartments looked good too.
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