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Delightful, Well Equipped Apartment Situated At The Popular Port Of Dinan.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Dinan, Cotes D'Armor, Brittany, France - Fantastic Views of the River and Port. Close To Shops, Bars, Cafes and Restaurants

A leisurely walk along the river will lead you to the Rue du Petit Fort/Rue du Jerzual, a beautiful cobbled street lined with traditional Breton style houses dating from the 1400's, which leads up to the enchanting medieval town of Dinan. Dinan itself is surrounded by ancient ramparts which were started in 1283 when Dinan became a ducal town. Places of interest include the Jacobin theatre, Tour de l’Horlorge (clock tower), the Eglise St. Malo, the Eglise Saint Serverne, the Chateau, shops, artists’ workshops and a remarkable selection of excellent restaurants. It is an ideal place to enjoy a short break or a longer holiday with plenty to do for all the family all the year around.


Owner
Sue Wild
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2017

About Sue Wild

We live and are from Northumberland, a most beautiful part of the UK and we are proud of the fact. However we love France, Dinan in particular.

We first came to the area in 1998 and ended owning 3 cottages just south of Dinan. After a few years of successfully renting the cottages we decided we wanted a change and try something new. So we headed off for Tuscany and restored an old farm building but...it wasn't the same as Dinan.

We are happy to be back and bought this apartment in April 2010 and have been congratulating ourselves ever since. All our guests this year have given us lots of positive feedback and we enjoy our short breaks here too.

We have introduced our apartment to our new dog, Sky! She has checked out walks for our canine visitors to enjoy too!

Sue and Mike.

Sue Wild purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Sue Wild chose Dinan area

We bought this apartment because of it's fantastic location. Each morning we walk along the quayside to collect bread and croissants for breakfast or something yummy for lunch. From our sitting room window we happily watch the coming and goings on the river. On an evening we can wander along the port to have a meal, either something simple or a gastronomic feast!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'What a fabulous location for an apartment overlooking the river in such a fascinating town. We were also really impressed with the stylish and tasteful decor of the apartment, the furnishings and particularly the lovely paintings not to mention the fantastic shower. All in all a great holiday Sue, we would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.'



'Just to let you know we had a lovely holiday at your property, and made use of most of the restaurants you recommended. Everything was perfect in the apartment and beautifully clean when we arrived.'



A lovely apartment,ideally sited for both fun, relaxation and exercise! We enjoyed walking round the ramparts and wandering round the town. Ideal for cycling with a choice of canal tow paths in either direction, packed lunch eaten at one of the many picnic spots along the way. Finishing each day by sitting watching the world pass by in the evening with a well deserved drink.
Apr 2010
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Dinan in Cotes-d'Armor

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • waterfront
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Power shower room and wash basin, plus washing machine. Separate WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Small well behaved dogs are allowed by prior arrangement. Outside: Access to the apartment is via the rear of the building by means of an external staircase to the apartment door. There is a small area by the door which accommodates 2 outdoor chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning/towels:Linen and towels are included in the rental. The apartment is cleaned before the arrival of each guest. Please bring your own beach towels. Other: Storage area with 1 ladies and 1 gents bike.

Reviews

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Delightful, Well Equipped Apartment Situated At The Popular Port Of Dinan.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 8 reviews
Ontario, Canada
5

Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Dinan. It was seamless and everything as described. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted when our guests have enjoyed their holiday and our little apartment lives up to expectations. Thank you for your kind words.
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Well situated

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely time in Dinan. The apartment was well situated on the river and short walk from the town via a steep cobbled road between historic buildings.

The apartment itself was well equipped, clean and tidy and very comfortable.

The spiral stair case limits its use for older family members and an outside seating area would have made the hot evenings more bearable.

Will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always advise guests about the spiral staircase. I am using my husband (74) as my bench mark for accessibility! There will be a new shared outside area available very soon. The owners of the apartment directly below ours are very kindly in the process of making one which will be to the left as you enter the shared courtyard.
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5

Convenient location, clean and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly located in Dinan old port area, warm cosy apartment overlooking river and marina. Spiral staircase access via backdoor is fine. Comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen, apartment is cosy.

Dinan town accessible up steep cobbled medieval street, a lovely walk. Hired a boat for 1 hour to go on the river, highly recommended.

Lovely area, Dinard and St Malo beautiful. Mont Saint Michel very very busy so go early!

Sue provided excellent information on area and eating out, very quick response to email questions etc.

Easy and good road access from Cherbourg, no parking problems.

Overall highly recommended for a break in this part of Brittany.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted you enjoyed your short stay! Perhaps you will come back and explore some more!! Did you manage to get to taste oysters in Cancale? Thank you for your comments.We do want to know what our guests think about our apartment.
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5

A comfortable, clean apartment .....convenient for places to eat, sightseeing and beaches

  • 5 of 5

The owner Sue was very helpful in the information she provided before we left home giving suggestions of where to eat and where to visit. On arrival at the apartment we were immediately impressed by how clean and tidy it was. There is TV ,DVD and music centre which were a bonus during the winter evenings. The beds were comfortable and the linen was all provided. When you step out of the front door you are on the side of the Rance with all the boats to look at and a walk of a few hundred metres takes you to a selection of places to eat. The beaches at Dinard are about 25 minutes away and a trip to the Intra Muros in St Malo is worthwhile and a similar journey....if you don't want to use your own car there is a local bus service from Dinan Old Town.

All in all I would say that it was an excellent apartment, in an excellent location with a great number of places to visit within short distances. Even the local Intermarche is only about 5 minutes away.

I would have no hesitation in suggesting this apartment to friends or relatives.

One word of warning though.....the apartment is accessed via a spiral stairs and any visitor of limited mobility may have difficulty......having said that our party were all of "mature" years and one of us has had a recent knee operation and we all managed the access

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Cosy apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was cosy, clean and comfortable and set overlooking the Rance with lots of access for walking in the area. Although it was out of season and a lot of venues were closed we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The local market was vibrant and we found it an ideal base for a visit to St Malo, Le Mont St Michel and Dol de Bretagne. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this little gem to others. There are fairly steep stairs for access so may not be too good if mobility is a consideration.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the rue du Quai in June 2014 with our eighteen-year old daughter and small friendly dog. I can honestly say that we had a great time. The apartment was lovely, very clean and well equipped with a wonderful shower. It overlooks the river Rance and gave us a grandstand view of the Bastille day fireworks and the local Jeux Nautique. Access is via an external spiral staircase. Riverside cafes ,restaurants and bars are a five minute walk down the road, the Gigults d'Agneau at Les Voyageurs was our favourite. The centre of Dinan is about a 10 to 15 minute walk along a quiet lane lined with artists' workshops. If you don't feel like walking there is a landtrain that cost 6 Euro for the return trip. There are good supermarkets within a 15 minute drive, and a good English speaking vet at Lanvalley . The apartment is light and airy and was great to come back to after a day out exploring. The bedrooms are at the rear of the apartment, so they're nice and quiet. Overall, an excellent base for exploring the beautiful medieval town of Dinan and its surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted when our guests enjoy our apartment as much as we do. We particularly like to know what they have seen and done whilst staying there. Regretfully we tend to spend most of our time there out of season and miss out on all the wonderful things that happen in the summer. Any information that guests pass on is always very helpful and can be passed on to future guests too!
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Location

Special interest holidays:

The apartment is in the old port of Dinan, yet in a quiet location at the far end of the port.

Coast/Beach:

The north coast is a pleasant 20 minute drive from Dinan where there are plenty of destinations to choose from, whether you enjoy sandy beaches or small intimate coves. From the historical walled city of St Malo town to the seaside resorts of Dinard and St Cast, to the stunning bay of St Briac and picturesque fishing peninsula of St Jacut and the dramatic landscapes of Cap Frehel. The River Rance provides the opportunity for hiring boats, cycling the tow paths or taking a trip to St Malo.

Travel:

Flights to Brittany are available from London to Rennes and by Ryanair at a very attractive price, from London Stansted or East Midlands to Dinard. Dinard about 20 mins by car. The ferry port of Saint Malo is 30 mins by car. Other ferry ports are an easy drive on good roads, including Caen, Roscoff and Cherbourg (all about 2 hours drive). The public transport connections are good throughout Brittany including a railway station in Dinan which links St. Malo and Rennes and across to Normandy.

Distances:

Further afield is the 'must see' Mont St Michel and the historic towns of Fougeres, Vitre and the regional capital of Rennes. The Normandy D Day beaches and historic Bayeau can be reached in about 2 hours. The high speed train (TGV) links Dinan to Paris in 4 hours.

Further Details:

Shops: There is a bakery at the bottom of Rue du petit Fort and there are craft shops and restaurants on the way up Rue du petit Fort and on Rue du Jerzual. There are supermarkets within a 5 minute drive. The most convenient being in Lanvallay where there are two to choose from.

Restaurants: In the immediate vicinity there are many - we particularly enjoy the Auberge des Terre Neuvas which specialises in seafood. On the corner of Rue du Petit Fort and Rue du Port is La Lumachelle which specialises in Pizzas, there are several creperies and just opposite by the bridge is our particular favourite L'Atelier Gourmand – don’t go if you are on a diet! Dinan itself has a wide range of good bistros and restaurants, including Chinese, as well as traditional French bars and cafes.

Special events: The Fetes des Remparts, held in even-numbered years on the 3rd weekend in July (2010 is the next one) is an event not to be missed. Duels from the age of chivalry are staged and locals dress in medieval costumes adding to the atmosphere.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Dinan, Cotes d'Armor

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 4
8 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£435
for 7 nights
£435
 
 
Rate 5
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
£395
 
 
Rate 6
7 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
£345
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required to secure your reservation - the balance of the rental is due 6 weeks before your stay. We also ask for a security deposit when this final payment is made. Within 2 weeks of the holiday being completed we return the deposit after the apartment is checked.

Changeover Day:
Change over day in high season is a Saturday. Other times of the year are by arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Prices per week and weekend in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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