Gite near Dinan, Cotes D'Armor, Brittany, France - Peaceful Location, only 15 minutes from Dinan
A beautifully presented, spacious, 2 bedroom stone cottage located in a quiet hamlet only 15 mins from Dinan in the wonderful Brittany countryside. With a large open plan kitchen/diner and living room, 2 large bedrooms with original beamed ceilings, large front and rear gardens and an attached barn-indoor play area, the cottage is an idyllic hideaway in beautiful northern Brittany. It is the perfect place in France for you to relax, explore and have a fantastic holiday. The gite is ideal for couples or families with children looking for a self catering holiday in Brittany. It's fantastic location provides you with easy access to a whole variety of places to see and activities to do, from relaxing and watching the world go by in a café in the historic medieval town of Dinan, a gentle boat trip on the beautiful river Rance from Dinan through the Rance valley all the way to St Malo, or you could just lie back and relax on one of the absolutely stunning beaches of the Emerald Coast.
Top Traveller Review
Lovely Gite and very spacious
About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the owner
The gite is great, one of the best we have stayed in. Geoff (aged 73) loved the trampoline. The weather has been a real bonus. Warm & sunny all week. We have explored the beaches and thought Erquy, Sables d'Or Les Pins and Le Val Andre were particularly memorable. Also loved Dinan and Dinard. Sue & Geoff (June 13)
We have had a lovely holiday in Bretagne and have loved the gite...Too many nice places to recommend, but we particularly enjoyed the beaches on the Emerald Coast...We also loved Dinan - there are some lovely restaurants around the harbour...We found the gite well equiped as others before have noted, and should we ever re-visit this part of Bretagne, we would love to stay again. Sad to go back after our lovely 2 weeks, thanks Kate & Derek we've really enjoyed and all was as you promised. Darren, Emma & Sadie (May 13)
ovely week here in this Gite. Great for families. Boys loved the trampoline...All the equipment has been brilliant for baby girl. We have enjoyed chilling out at the Gite and travelling further afield. St Cast is lovely and Dinan perfect for a stroll around...Thanks for a lovely week. Steve, Natasha, Daniel, Samuel & Georgia (Aug 12)
A lovely holiday in a comfortable gite which has been very thoughtfully equipped & furnished & has a warm & sheltered garden. We have explored & enjoyed the beautiful countryside & wonderful absence of traffic...Thank you for all this and more. Grace & John (June 12)
Heaven, absolute heaven!! John & Lorraine (Sep 11)
This is our second visit here and surely not our last! We love the cottage and we love the area... Overall, we had a great trip. You can't go wrong round here. The cottage is wonderful and our baby had a wonderful cot here. Our 3 year old loved the trampoline (& me too!!) I am sure we will be back. Ruth, Tim, Lara & Tess (June 11)
The Gite has ticked all our boxes as a place to base ourselves for the week. The layout is very toddler friendly... Dinan is a lovely medieval town, great to walk about... our toddler loved the aquarium in St Malo and we all enjoyed Bourbonsais and the safari park... The beach at Dinard was brilliant, great views and perfect sand for sand castles! We have had a lovely time thanks for having us to stay at the Gite. Andrew, Gaby & Ollie (Sept 10)
We have had a fantastic time, sorry to be going home, the beaches around Dinard & St Malo are brilliant, the gite itself is all that we hoped for. The barn was an added bonus as the kids loved this. All in all fantastic. Darren & Michelle July 10
4.8 based on 6 holidaymaker reviews
Lovely Gite and very spacious
A lovely Gite in a very rural location, very tranquil. The Gite was spotless and very well equipped. Full of character and very comfortable, would very much like to revisit one day. Thank you
Well presented comfortable well placed
We had a lovely week when we arrived there was a welcome pack which contained all basics required it was comfortable and well presented parking was off road and such a quiet and peaceful location. Will definitely go again .
Super cute cottage in lovely location
We had a lovely time at this cottage, it's quite a remote location but we loved that and liked the villages and towns nearby. The place is very clean and has everything you need. The hosts left a good booklet of things to do in the area.
chillled out week lovely location
lovely quiet location very well equipped gite but only 40min to hour to main town
The Gite was very clean, warm and cosy, well equiped and more the only real noise was the birdsong in the morning. It was a pleasure to come back to the gite after visiting many places, Highly recommendable to all, Dinan, Dinard Comburg St Malo Rennes and Mont St Michel were beautiful Food and people were brilliant. could not fault and real value for price
Just the job!
We had a great stay at the gite, its very quite and relaxing in the little hamlet. Most nights we sat out the front of the gite in the evening sun which shines on the gite almost until sunset. The gite has everything a family would need including bikes and kids toys in the barn. we loved the uneven wooden floorboards upstairs in the house!
The location is very good if you don't mind a little drive to the shops. Dinan is only a short distance and the main dual carriageway is only ten minutes from the house if you want to go up towards the coast. The closest supermarket is also only ten minutes away in the same direction.
We ate out a couple of lunchtimes down by the river in Dinan and both were superb. Other places we visited were the Isle of Brehat (about an hour away but a good day out), Dinard, st malo and along the coast road to the north.
Overall i would give our stay 5 stars.
Activity and Interests
The coast north of the gite is known as the Emerald Coast, it is rocky and very picturesque and is just over half and hour's drive from the cottage. It has some absolutely stunning beaches: St Jacut de la Mer, St Cast le Guildo and Le Val-André. Or you can just drive along the coast and find one of the many other beautiful beaches, parking is usually very easy and free.
Brittany is easily accessible, from the UK or Ireland by ferry or by plane, or by excellent roads from mainland Europe. If you are travelling by plane, Dinard airport is less than 25 minutes away from the gite/cottage and Rennes airport is about 50 minutes. Travelling by ferry gives even more options, with the ferry port at St Malo only 40 minutes away, both Roscoff and Caen just under two hours and Le Havre 3 hours away.
The gite/cottage is located in a quiet hamlet near the edge of the forest of Yvignac, only 2 minutes drive from the village of Yvignac-la-Tour. The village has a boulangerie (bakery), bar and restaurant. 8 minutes away from the cottage is the town of Broons, with more restaurants/bars, a Poissonnerie (fishmongers)), bouchers (butchers) and supermarkets. For anything you can't get there, the hypermarkets of Dinan are only 15 minutes away.
The gite/cottage is located in a very peaceful loactaion on the edge of the forest of Yvignac, whilst providing easy access to a large variety of places to go and things to do nearby.
The gite is within easy reach of the medieval city of Dinan, the walled city of St. Malo, Rennes the capital of Brittany, the seaside town of Dinard, Cancale and its world famous oysters, the world heritage site at Le Mont St Michel, and Combourg, the château where Chateaubriand lived.
If you want to do something a little more adventurous you could try sailing, windsurfing or kayaking with the saling school at Jugon les Lacs, cycling around the nearby lakes, along the rivers and canals.
If you have children then there is plenty to keep them entertained, there's the wonderful Grand Aquarium at St.Malo, with it's stunning 360 degree shark tank and Nautibus, the zoo and chateau at La Bourbansais, the adventure park at Cobac Park, combine a trip to Le Mont St Michel with a visit to Aligator Bay, or try the huge mazes at Labyrinthe du Corsaire.
If you like markets then there are plenty to keep you occupied every day of the week.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
To secure a booking we request a cheque for 30% of the total price, along with a signed booking form. The balance and a security deposit of £200 will be required 8 weeks prior to your holiday.
Changeover day is normally Saturday but other days will be considered in low season. Guests can arrive after 4:00pm on the day of arrival and must vacate by 10:00am on the day of departure.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds and euros.
In low season we would consider shorter stays and alternative arrival/departure days to the standard Saturday to Saturday.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Games
- Video Library
- children welcome
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Downstairs toilet. Upstairs shower room with sink and WC.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, built-in wardrobe and chest of drawers. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, free standing wardrobe and a chest of drawers. Both bedrooms have beautiful beamed ceilings.
- Golf ...
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: The cottage is ideal for families with children with a range of equipment provided to make life a little easier for those with children, such as highchairs, a travel cot, stairgate, baby bath and a selection of toys. Outside: The cottage has large front and rear gardens. There is a BBQ, patio table and chairs, a 12ft fully enclosed trampoline as well as an attached barn, which you can use as an indoor play area, just in case! Utility Room: The utility area has a washing machine, iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels, not beach towels, and linen are included for 4 guests and are changed weekly. The cottage is cleaned prior to each guests stay. Other: There is an attached barn which can be used as an indoor play area, it contains a sand pit and a selection of toys for children of pre-school age.