OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Stunning Quayside House within walking distance of magnificant beaches.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in Dahouet, Nr. Pleneuf Val Andre, Cotes D'Armor, Brittany - Situated in the picturesque small fishing port and marina of Dahouet

This superb house is fully modernised to a very high standard and yet retains all of its old world charm. It has very comfortable bedrooms, crisp bedlinen, white, fully tiled bathrooms, spacious seating areas, large fully equipped kitchen and a sunny secluded garden with BBQ on three levels. The house is situated on the picturesque small fishing port and marina of Dahouet. Easy walking access to secluded coves, a magnificent sandy beach and unspoilt mile long promenade. All water sports available, lots of coastline walks and one of the best golf courses in France. Dahouet is famous for Coquille St Jacques, oysters and mussels as well as lots delicious fish which can be bought on the Quay fresh from the sea. There are several cafes, bars, shops and a traditional French bakery. Val Andre, a short walk away, has numerous shops, boutiques, restaurants, bars and cafes, as well as a thriving local market , seafront casino and a recently opened luxurious Thalassotherapy Spa.

Mary Allnatt
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
4 August, 2017

About Mary Allnatt

My husband Floyd Placzek is an artist and I have a Publishing Company.We live in West London.

My brother Dave and his family have lived in Brittany for 20 years and they originally introduced us to the stunning area of Pleneuf Val Andre and the picturesque unspoilt small fishing port of Dahouet , which we immediately feel in love with.

We were extremely lucky to be able to buy our unique house in 2005 as they rarely come up for sale.

My brother is a master builder and he and his team took a year to restore the house to an extremely high standard while retaining the original charm and history.

We have enjoyed many short stays and special long holidays with family and friends who all love the house ,area and Breton way of life too.

Mary Allnatt purchased this house in 2005

Why Mary Allnatt chose Erquy area

The house is in a unique position at the entrance to the picturesque harbor, and marina of Dahouet.The surrounding area is stunning and totally unspoilt with miles of beautiful sandy beaches and the sophisticated beach resort of Val Andre all within walking distance.

The small fishing fleet land their catch outside the house and also sell fresh fish twice a week on the quayside and at the weekly local markets. Seafood is plentiful and delicious with mussels and scallops a specialty.

There are plenty of restaurants, bars, boutiques and small shops selling delicious traditional French produce.

What makes this house unique

The house has been beautifully renovated and is extremely comfortable and well equipped.It is a perfect size for families or friends. You can sit outside and watch all the activity of the boats sailing in and out of the Harbour.

The garden is a secluded suntrap on three levels and a great place to BBQ and relax.

There is plenty to discover in the local area which is virtually traffic free. One of the key points is that you can park your car outside the house and never need to get back in it, all amenities are within walking distance.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you, we all had a great time, the house is lovely, (and beautifully equipped), and the location full of interest.

Just back from a great week in your wonderful cottage. We were blessed with great weather and there was something there for all the family particularly the rock pools for the little boys at the nearby beach and the night fishing from the rocks for our son-in-law. We have stayed in lots of houses in northern France and it was definitely the best..

Just got back from a fantastic week in Dahouet, at No 72. We all had the most Fantastic time in your beautiful house, We were blessed with lovely weather, .

We really got around, to Morlaix, Paimpol, before we arrived at the house, we also visited Cape Frehel, Fort La Latte, Cancale, Dinan, St Malo, Lamballe, Moncontour, Cape Erquy, We all fell in love with Brittany and were taken aback by the area.

May i thank you so much for a wonderful time,
Feb 2007
  • 1 of 1


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Pléneuf-Val-André in Cotes-d'Armor

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • On ground floor, stylish fully tiled wet shower room and WC. On first floor, large white bathroom/shower over and WC. On first foor, separate WC. On top floor, en suite large white bathroom/shower over and WC.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: On first floor, bedroom 1 with king size bed. Harbour view. On first floor, bedroom 2 with twin beds. Harbour view. On first floor, bedroom 3 with double bed. Harbour view. On top floor, master bedroom with super king size bed. Harbour view.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue
  • bay
  • churches
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes on accommodation: Suitable for children, 2 travel cots available. Outside: Spacious, sunny secluded terraced garden on 3 levels with access through French doors off kitchen. Paved and decked areas with barbecue, sun loungers and garden furniture ideal for al fresco living. Clothes line. Utility Room: Washing machine tumble dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Laundered bed linen and towels included but not beach towels. Other: Spacious, sunny and secluded terraced garden, on 3 levels, with access through French doors off kitchen. Paved and decked areas with barbecue, sun loungers and garden furniture, ideal for al fresco living. Clothes line.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

80% Complete
20% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Stunning Quayside House within walking distance of magnificant beaches.
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews

Idyllic holiday

  • 5 of 5

What an idyllic holiday - stayed with family in August '16. Found the house immaculate, extremely well equipped, but also very comfortable with lots of room for all of us.Had breakfasts on the terrace, & evening meals at the dining table + sampled some of the local eateries - lovely!.We enjoyed lots of walks (& swims) along the headland to Pleneuf Val Andre & the opposite way to the mussel beds of Jospinet. We ventured out to St Malo, Mont St Michel, Dinan, Tregastel etc (all easily accessible) but were always happy to return 'home' .Extra special for us Dahouet celebrated it's Festival of the Sea on our 1st weekend & Blessing of the Sea (very moving & beautiful) on the 2nd. Couldn't have asked for a better holiday - even the weather was wonderful. Sorry - should have submitted review sooner but better late than never?

  • Review Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou and so glad you all had such a good time. Come again anytime Mary
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

We had a really special stay -and we will return

  • 5 of 5

beautiful house ,great location ,what more do you want ? -loved the fact you can walk to the shops /restaurants -lovely walk to the bigger town Pleneuf -a day out in itself -we had a few heating 'hiccups ' whilst there ,but Mary was lovely and sent a guy the next day to sort

really,really good -we will be returning hopefully this year

( and i hope you remember to give me a discount -ha ha ! )

Andy,Becky and kids-west yorkshire

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Channel Islands

Lovely House in charming setting

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, comfortable and stylish house renovated as it says to a very high standard, maintaining its charm throughout as per the photos. We chose it for its spaciousness and the setting as we'd visited Dahouet before and loved the area. There is plenty of parking right outside. We also wanted to be able to walk closeby for a drink or meal and this we knew we could do here. The well known Creperie Le Zef is two doors up, they also serve good steaks. A new restaurant La Voile is just a few more steps away and along the quay from that is another new restaurant the fabulous Le Quay renovated and changed hands since last year, amazing food and views from the upstairs restaurant. Added to which there are two brocants, a patisserie as well as other shops and a take away selling frites, baguettes etc if you want a quick tea in. Just a short drive to Dinan, and a lovely drive to St Malo for a day trip as well as pretty coastal towns with great restaurants and promenade walks, Erquy is a favourite as is Val Andre next door which can be accessed by a 25 minute coastal walk from the steps just outside the front door! The market at Matignon (Wednesday mornings) is lovely and has a good stalls there are other markets nearby on different days. We had a really lovely family holiday here.

  • Review Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou so much for the lovely review you obviously love the house and the area as much as we do , I couldn't have written it better myself Mary
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Gite in Dahouet, Nr. Pleneuf Val Andre, Cotes D'A

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location and a beautiful house that easily accommodated our party of four couples for the week. The house is in excellent condition, very clean and spacious with first class kitchen and dining fatalities. The local shops and bars/cafes are ideal and after a day sightseeing in the region it was a pleasure to come home to Dahouet. One of the best walks we had is right on the doorstep. We all loved it.

  • Review Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you loved it like everyone does. Mary .
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 4 of 5

This is my 4th time at this wonderful house- I absolutely love it! The house is immaculate,spacious and tastefully and comfortably decorated - and there's a lovely little sun trap garden (lovely this weekend!). Situated perfectly, opposite the harbour and about 30 seconds away from a stunning cliff walk. There is a great little bar a few doors along (Le Zef), and plenty of other restaurants etc. as well as a yummy boulangerie. Perfect - can't wait to go back again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful cottage in ideal location

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home - one of the prettiest on the quayside - in the charming fishing village of Dahouet. The house itself is comfortable and well equipped, and large enough for a party of eight not to feel on top of one another. The harbour has a huge tidal range so it's completely empty at low tide and full to the brim at high tide. Trawlers, small power boats, day sailers and larger yachts steadily head in and out while the tide permits, and it's very enjoyable just to sit and watch this activity. There are several good restaurants in the village and the nearby town of Pleneuf Val Andre has more dining options, plus a beautiful beach with promenade along it. There is a coastal path to Val Andre so no need to get in the car, and the view of the village and the harbour from the path is really lovely. We visited a few other towns on the St Breiuc Bay but Dahouet and Val Andre beat them all hands down.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
55 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Pleneuf-Val- Andre
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended


Val Andre's blue flag beaches are all walking distance and there are many more blue flag beaches along the coast to explore and enjoy a short drive away.Lots of stunning coastline paths to explore as well, with secluded coves and plenty of rockpools to discover. 10 minute drive to see at low tide the world famous mussel beds.


Nearest airports; St Brieuc (15 mins), Dinard (30 mins), Rennes (1 hour).

Nearest ferry ports St Malo and Roscoff.


15 minute drive to St Brieuc, 25 minute to Dinan, 1 hour drive to Rennes.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Pléneuf-Val-André, Cotes d'Armor

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 6
8 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
9 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 8
14 Oct 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £300

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.
Discounts available for long winter lets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.