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.
Top Traveller Review
About the Owner
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.
Our mission now is to make the Dinan area our home. We are seriously house hunting so watch this space!
Sue and Mike.
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.
2 holidaymaker reviews
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.
A lovely apartment
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.
From the Owner
“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!”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
The apartment is in the old port of Dinan, yet in a quiet location at the far end of the port.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
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|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£200|
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.
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.
- Available arrival
- Hair Dryer
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Kitchen ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Power shower room and wash basin, plus washing machine. Separate WC.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds
- Bicycles ...
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: Small well behaved pets 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.