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Renovated barn in beautiful countryside, close to beaches and attractions.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Gîte in Plouër, near Dinan, Dinard and St Malo, Brittany, France - 15 mins. from the Emerald Coast, ideal base to discover north Brittany

**** For the best rental rates and to avoid booking fees contact the owner direct by clicking 'enquire now' rather than 'request to book' or visit our own plouer.com website ****

***The village of Plouër has decided to charge a stay tax from 1st January 2017 and we, as owners, have been requested to collect it. All our guests over the age of 18 will be required to pay 0.50€ per night per person before leaving the property***

The village of Plouër, with its local shops, supermarket and post office, is within a short walking distance and the sandy beaches of the Emerald Coast are just 15 minutes away by car. The property is an ideal base to discover Brittany; the coastal resorts of Dinard and St Malo are just a short drive away as is the medieval town of Dinan. Within a 30 minute drive you can reach Mont St Michel 'the wonder of the western world' and the resort of Cancale famous for its oysters and restaurants. 35 minutes drive away is Rennes, the capital of Brittany, with its many shops and historic buildings. Dinard, the chic and elegant coastal resort with its thrice weekly market, beaches, casino, restaurants and boutique shops is a must. St Malo, the walled town and port is frequently the scene for 'nautical' events and is easily accessible from the property by car. Numerous activities in the area include cycling, walking, golf, swimming, sailing, windsurfing, horse riding and tennis.

***20% off Brittany Ferries when traveling to Ar Karregenn***

More Details

Brigitte Kenworthy
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2017

About Brigitte Kenworthy

I was born and brought up in Dinard, went to school in Dinan and our property is situated mid-way between these two famous Breton towns, close to the river Rance. This is an area I know well and love. I have now lived in England for 30 years and although I love Sussex, I can never stay away from Brittany for very long. Luckily my husband fell in love with the Emerald Coast the first time I took him there and our two children have been lucky enough to spend many wonderful holidays playing on the beach at Dinard.

Brigitte Kenworthy purchased this house in 2004

Why Brigitte Kenworthy chose Dinan area

Ar Karregenn was originally a windowless Breton barn and we converted it into a 3-bedroom holiday home in 2004. See pictures of our transformation from barn to holiday home at facebook.com/ArKarregenn.

The property retains some original features such as the oak beams and the deep stone walls but inside it is a property with features typical of any modern built home including gas fired central heating and hot water. The downstairs area is primarily open plan with a separate utility room and shower room. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, a large landing area and a family bathroom.

What makes this house unique

Ar Karregenn is well appointed to be your family home from home and our guests frequently compliment us on the facilities provided.

The property is secluded in a small hamlet but at the same time is within walking distance to the local village with its shops, restaurants and well stocked Super U supermarket. The river Rance is also a short walk away and the famous beach resorts of the Brittany Emerald Coast are just a short drive away.

Ar Karregenn is just 10 minutes away from Dinard Airport with year-round daily flights via Guernsey with Aurigny from Gatwick London City & Manchester and year-round non-stop Ryanair flights from Stansted & East Midlands. It's a 20-minute drive from the port of St-Malo with year-round ferry services from Portsmouth, Poole and the Channel Islands. Caen, Cherbourg and Roscoff are under a two hour drive from Ar Karregenn.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'Had a really great week and loved the house which was a real home from home with everything we could need. Could have done with longer in this beautiful setting' - Mr & Mrs T, from Aylesbury.

'A great holiday home in a fantastic location, with everything we could want' - Mr & Mrs B from Lewes, East Sussex.

'We have enjoyed relaxing in the lovely garden - sunshine and wine certainly encouraged relaxation! Local walks and trips to neighbouring towns have been great. This has been a most memorable holiday' - Mr & Mrs T from Newcastle.

'Delightful house in idyllic setting' - Mr & Mrs W from Surrey.

'What a beautiful place this is, excellent food and wine, wonderful setting' - Mr & Mrs G from Surrey.

'Beautiful house, equipped with everything you could need... very convenient location for visiting such lovely places' - Mr & Mrs G from West Yorkshire

'We have had a great week in this lovely comfortable and exceptionally well-equipped house' - Mr & Mrs P from Surrey
Jul 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Plouër-sur-Rance in Cotes-d'Armor

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • There are plenty of larder items in the kitchen and should anything run out, please replace it.
  • Before leaving, please empty the dishwasher, place the rubbish bags in the wheelie bin by the gate. If time, undo the beds.
  • Do leave the house clean, the way you found it. Any extra cleaning will be deducted from the security deposit.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ground floor shower room with wash basin and toilet. First floor bathroom with bath/shower, wash basin and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed. Bedroom 2 with king size bed. Bedroom 3 with twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Central heating included. Prices includes bed linen, welcome pack and end of stay clean. Towel pack (1 hand + 1 bath) £5 per pack. Cot & high chair are available on request at no additional charge. Outside: Ar Karregenn has a fully enclosed south-facing garden mainly laid to lawn. BBQ, sun loungers, garden table and chairs provided. Table tennis / ping png table. Off-street parking for up to 3 cars. Utility Room: With washing machine, ironing board and iron. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, welcome pack (including wine) and end of stay clean are provided. We supply 2 each of hand towels, tea-towels and bath mats; additional towel sets are available for hire. Other: Wide selection of board games, toys and table tennis / ping pong table


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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Renovated barn in beautiful countryside, close to beaches and attractions.
average rating of 4.818182 based on 23 reviews

Wonderful house in a superb location.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. The house is exceptionally well equipped, and we found all that would make our stay a real home from home experience. The garden is spacious with two areas for sitting or lounging. Spotlessly clean on arrival, with welcome treats on the dining table - this was a lovely touch as we had driven quite a distance on arrival day. Brigitte responded swiftly at every stage; from booking the property to paying balances and questions we had about arrival. We visited all of the main attractions in the area, St Malo, Dinard, Dinan... But our favourite places were on the doorstep. Le Port at Plouer was a lovely spot, as was St Souliac about 10 minutes away. You can swim off of the slipway here and there is a beach when the tide goes out. We also did crabbing down by the chapel (go at high tide) about a 15 minute walk from the house. All of the wonderful reviews of Brigitte and Peter's house are well deserved. We would love to stay again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are very pleased that you had such a great time and that you were able to enjoy all that the area has to offer.
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Fantastic house in great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic week at this property. Excellent facilities and a great base for exploring the area. There was so much to see and do that we are hoping to return soon. The house is well maintained and the little extras like shower gel, shampoo etc were great. The outdoor space is great, although there are neighbours, it is very quiet and it was lovely to sit outside at,night and watch the stars come out. I would not hesitate to book this property again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent....as usual!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fifth stay and it was as excellent as our previous times. The facilities are all you would want. The welcome pack is a nice touch. The location is excellent for St Malo, Dinan & Dinard. Cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much. Your comments mean a lot to us as well as your continued custom. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.
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Beautiful area, lovely house and well presented

  • 5 of 5

The property is well located in stunning countryside and has excellent facilities. The owner knows what standards guests would like and visitors could not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again later in the year.
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Fantastic property a real home from home

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic winter break for New Year in this superb home in lovely Brittany.This property is very well equipped and was lovely and warm a real home from home.Superb location very quite and relaxing with lovely places to visit very close by.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic short break

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 3 night break at Ar Karregenn. The property was spotless and warm, it had everything we needed and more. Location was perfect, just 20 minutes from the port of Saint Malo and we loved visiting Dinard with its great beaches and the city of Rennes. The excellent supermarket and wonderful bakery in the village meant that we did not have to drive miles to find great food. The owner was very helpful in giving us tips to make the most of our short stay and we really appreciated the lovely welcome pack. We liked the wine so much that we brought some back! We will definitely be back for a longer stay.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed your short break at Ar Karregenn and that you were able to use our recommendations to make the most of your few days on the Emerald Coast. We would love to welcome you again for a longer stay.
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres


The Emerald coast beaches are just 15 minutes drive away and a local beach on the river Rance is 3 minutes drive away. The boat marina of Plouër-sur-Rance is within walking distance (2km away).


***20% off Brittany Ferries***

By ferry/tunnel (driving time from port): St Malo 20 minutes, Caen 1h40, Roscoff 1h50, Cherbourg 2h15, Le Havre 2h30, Dieppe 3h15, Boulogne 4h15, Calais 4h35.

By air (driving time from airport): Dinard 10 minutes (Ryanair from Stansted, East Midlands & Leeds/Bradford and Aurigny from Guernsey, Gatwick & Manchester), Rennes 40 minutes, Nantes 1h40, Brest 2h10, Lorient 2h10, Deauville 2h10

By train - TGV: Paris to Dol de Bretagne 15 min. drive from property.


Plouër 1km/0.5 mile. Dinan 11km/7 miles. Dinard 12 km/7 miles. St Malo 18 km/11 miles. Adventure park and animal park 25km/16 miles. Cancale 26 km/16 miles. Mont St Michel 59km/37 miles. Rennes 68km/42 miles.

Further Details:

As well as all the usual sporting and recreational activities at the coastal resorts, nearby there are other activities including adventure parks, aquarium, animal park and local events. The property has details of 'what to do', 'where to go' and 'what to see' along with our own and guest recommendations for eating out and day trips.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Plouër-sur-Rance, Cotes d'Armor

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday during school holidays and we would appreciate arrival after 3pm. On day of departure we request departure by 10am. Outside school holidays between October and May we can be flexible with changeover day and short breaks are available (3 nights min).

Notes on prices:
Rental prices for the property include central heating, bed linen, welcome pack (including wine) and end of stay clean.
We supply 2 each of hand towels, tea-towels and bath mats, additional towel sets are available for hire.
A discount of £50 per week applies to 2nd and subsequent consecutive weeks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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