House / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 67211
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House / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4
- Nearest beach 28 km
- Great for children of all ages
- Car not necessary
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
Les Volets Verts is situated in the heart of the historic centre of medieval Dinan on a pretty cobbled street lined with old stone and half timbered houses. The town's main attractions are all within easy walking distance, as are some excellent restaurants and bistros. You can explore the town on foot and there's a good range of shops within easy reach.
The beautiful beaches of the North coast are about 35 minutes drive away, the corsair town of St Malo and stunning Mont St Michel are also close by.
The house has been renovated to a high standard and retains it's charm and character. The house has been a popular choice for two couples touring this part of France - it has two bathrooms, satellite TV and free WIFI, and is centrally located.
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.
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed, 2 Single Beds
- 2 shower rooms
- Great for children of all ages
- No pets allowed
- Wi-Fi available
- Internet access
- Washing machine
- Satellite TV
- Long term lets (over 1 month)
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
Jeremy Stark (Property Manager SARL Le Triskel)
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- Calendar updated:
- 30 Sep 2015
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- Paypal accepted , credit cards accepted
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
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- Very Good
“A central, spacious and clean apartment.”
The location of this apartment is excellent: very close to the part of Dinan that visitors want to see. Parking was ok: there is a square with parking a short walk away that is metered, but not on Sundays and public holidays. We never saw cars being fined even though they had no ticket. The square isn't large but the cars turn over fairly quickly and we always found a spot. The apartment is over three floors although we only used two. There were plenty of powerpoints for phones, tablets and notebooks. The kitchen was well equipped and easy to use. The bathroom was spacious and clean. A very slight criticism is that there isn't much effective lighting in the kitchen and living area: this is getting pretty picky, I know, There are plenty of places to get nice meals in the immediate area. Wifii was good.
We're very glad you enjoyed Dinan and the house. We'll look at the lighting in the kitchen , there is another light switch behind the microwave which some guests miss, so we'll make sure this is more obvious to find. To make parking easy, we can buy guests a weekly parking ticket in advance which guarantees a space in a nearby car park , this is cheap and really convenient.
“Wonderful old cottage and beautiful location.”
Stayed here for two weeks with my girlfriend. Agents were very helpful and an easy arrangement. Well equipped gite and very comfortable.Dinan is a lovely historical place to stay ,with enough for a couple to relax and enjoy. Also very good location for exploring and doing a bit of antique and flea market hunting if that's your thing. The people in Dinan we found friendly and kind. The arranged parking is useful and there's some big nearby out of town supermarkets including a lidl for us fans. Some lovely restaurants and not too expensive and its nice to relax with a beer in the square or down by the port. If you like history and the ambience of historical unmolested surroundings it can't be beaten.
“Moderate standard accommodation but a great location”
This is a very old house on three levels but the kitchen and bathrooms have been renovated. The accommodation is about 3.5 stars. It is comfortable and fine for a holiday as you don't spend too much time inside. The lounge/dining/kitchen on the ground floor is one large room which is comfy to spend time in. There is a narrow winding staircase up to the second level and another up to the top, so elderly or infirm people may find this a problem. The location is in the old town within easy walking distance to all parts of the old town including some great restaurants. Car parking was arranged in an underground parking station about 5 mins walk from the apartment which was very convenient. It is possible to park a car outside the apartment for a short time to unload or load luggage. All in all it is very good value for the rate charged and Dinan is a great base for a week in Brittany
“Wonderful, comfortable cottage in a very charming little town.”
Les Volets Verts was a revelation and highly recommended. Billed as an old cottage in a medieval town, the property itself was in very good condition, the furniture (beds, sofas etc) very comfortable, and the bathrooms particularly good. The only thing possibly lacking is WiFi access. It would suit four people max. The cottage is in the heart of Dinan old town , but noise was not an issue at all, even with windows open. Dinan itself is a great place for a relaxing break, with good bars and restaurants and activities nearby. We particularly recommend the bistro opposite Les Volets Verts, le Bistro d'en bas, for a meal.
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