Apartment in Dinan, Cotes D'Armor / Brittany, France - Heart Of Historic Dinan
Beautiful one bedroom 15 century apartment situated on the first floor of one of medieval Dinan's oldest buildings (freshly renovated). Overlooking Place des Cordeliers - Dinan is the best-preserved medieval citadel in Brittany. There are numerous restaurants and historical buildings within a minute's walk of the apartment. There is a modern kitchen, ensuite bedroom and dual aspect lounge. Very light and airy.
Top Traveller Review
A Gem in the perfect setting
About the Owner
We have holidayed in France for many years and moved here in 2002 with our young children, who are now teenagers. The space, the empty roads, the welcoming locals, beautiful coastline and, of course, cuisine, were all strong reasons for the decision to make our home here.
Guestbook comments from the owner
"A room with a view!"
"What a little gem of a place, overlooking an attractive square that transports you back in time. Dinan was a revelation to us and we really struck lucky for our short stay. The apartment was neat and tidy, convenient for the numerous local restaurants and a stroll down the cobbled streets to the attractive port area. We would not hesitate in recommending the apartment"
David Hart, Hexham, UK.
"A perfect location for a visit to a perfect town". Clare Crosthwait, Vancouver, Canada.
"Incredible location, charming apartment, fantastic experience!
We had the privilege of staying in this apartment for 6 nights and our only regret is that we didn't book for longer. You wouldn't believe how perfect the location is, right in the medieval centre of Dinan -it is literally page 1, paragraph 1 of the guide book! We spent many hours people-watching from our window with a view that was quite breathtaking".
Pierre and Sarah, Winchester, UK
4.8 based on 5 holidaymaker reviews
A Gem in the perfect setting
Situated on the corner of a busy square in Dinan. A door off the street leads to an ancient staircase sweeping up to the 1st floor and the entrance to this great little apartment. Everything we needed was here but probably just the Windows would be enough, leaning out watching the world go by was great. A busy Boulangerie a few paces away opposite the Church provided a good start to the day. Parking the car on Rue Yves Guyot 400mtrs away worked best for us. The beach at St Lunaire is a great town beach or the longer trip to the beaches at Cap Frehel more than worth it. Follow that with an evening exploring Dinan after a meal at a myriad choices of Creperie. Superb. Do not miss visiting the Jardin du Cockerel which is found when wandering along the Ramparts. We had a wonderful holiday based in this lovely little apartment. Thanks.
Excellent Apartment in a Fantastic Town
Dinan is an amazing medieval town and this apartment is located right in
the heart of it. Dinan is full of things to do. We
would have loved to have stayed longer. The apartment has a fabulous
location overlooking a square. We loved people watching
when we were "at home". The apartment is wonderful, warm and welcoming. It
has everything you need (although I would have
appreciated WiFi and a clothes washer.)
The host, Mike Scanlon, was wonderful. He met us, gave great tips on
parking, restaurants, local sights and where to find Guinness on tap! He
was very helpful and informative.
All in all, our stay here was fantastic and the apartment was a large part
of that. I would highly recommend this town and
We spent a wonderfully relaxing week in Dinan at the end of July. The apartment is located in a central location in the beautiful historic part of the town, within easy walking distance of restaurants and cafés. The host, Mike, met us on arrival and was very welcoming and informative.
With many interesting places to see within a short distance of Dinan, including St Malo and Le Mont-Saint-Michel, as well as cycling along La Rance, you will struggle to run out of things to do!
This is a lovely little apartment in the middle of the stunning old town of Dinan. Very comfortable & had everything we needed. Great walks around the cobbled streets, around the ramparts & along the river or by bus to the wide sandy beaches to the north. Very helpful host, would definitely recommend.
A gem of a place to stay. Beautifully presented with all amenities. Central for Dinan and surrounding countryside. Dinan has a good bus service if you don't always want to use your car for trips. Helpful, responsive hosts. I loved being there.
From the Owner
“Dinan is simply the most attractive and best-preserved medieval town in Brittany (and so close to the port of St Malo and 2 airports). The port is extremely pretty with various boat trips available, up and down stream, in the summer months. There is a good choice of riverside restaurants and cafes. The vast number of beaches between Dinard to Pleneuf Val Andre are stunning and never crowded. Mont St Michel is only a straightforward 35 minute drive away.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Historic interest. Dinan has a medieval history dating back to 12th century and it is renowned for being the best-preserved medieval citadel in Brittany, with ramparts dominating the skyline.
Beautiful and numerous beaches abound on the coast directly north of Dinan at Dinard, St Lunaire, St Cast, St Jacut, Lancieux, St Briac to name just a few. The nearest is but 20 mins away by car.
There is a regular, and ridiculously cheap, bus service from Dinan (200 metres from the apartment) to Dinard via lovely villages on the river Rance, such as Taden, St Samson sur Rance, Plouer sur Rance and La Richardais.
Car hire is not at all essential-there is a bus service from Pleurtuit (near Dinard airport which is 20 mins from the apartment and has routes from Stansted and East Midlands) to Dinan which would require a short taxi drive from the airport. Rennes airport (which is served by Flybe routes from Southampton, Dublin,Manchester,Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester) is only 40 mins from Dinan.
St Malo port 25 mins. Caen & Roscoff ports 110 mins. Le Havre port 150 mins
Calais 5 hrs.
The apartment is in the heart of medieval Dinan and everything the town has to offer is within easy walking distance. The 'pleasure port' of Dinan can be reached in no time by walking down the historic cobbled Rue de Jerzual - the original centre of the trading port in the 13th century.
Two excellent restaurants are but a few yards away. Within 100 yards or so are gothic Eglise de St Malo and Basilica de St Sauveur.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
31 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£25|
To secure a booking a 25% deposit is payable with the balance due no less than 6 weeks prior to the start of the holiday. A £50 security deposit is payable.
Cancellation Charges: From reservation to 6 weeks prior to holiday 25% charge; 6-4 weeks prior to holiday 50%; 4-2 weeks prior to holiday 75% charge; from 2 weeks to the holiday start date 100% charge. A Cancellation charge is based on the total holiday costs and is sometimes reclaimable on your insurance policy.
Check-in on arrival is from 1pm (earlier when there is no outgoing guest) and check-out should be achieved by 10am.
Notes on prices:
Please note that the minimum number of nights is 3 nights (2 nights in some months out of season), but that all possibilities may be considered and the start date can be ANY day of the week. Ferry/plane prices are, of course, cheaper outside the weekend, in the main.
By bank transfer or paypal. Deposit of 25% on booking and balance 6 weeks prior to holiday.
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
From the Owner
“The Apartment is in prime position in the heart of medieval Dinan, with public transport a few minutes' walk away and half a dozen excellent restaurants within 100 yards. It is great for people watching.”
- Tourist Attractions
- Ceiling Fans
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Kitchen ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player ...
- Stereo ...
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- live theatre
- theme parks
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- freshwater fishing
- 35 m²
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- The en-suite shower room comprises in-built shower, WC and washbasin, electric towel rail, mirror and shelving for towels etc. Hair drier.
- 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
- Bedroom 1
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/3 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom is curtained off from the hallway and has a metal standard double bed with bedside tables, lamps, in-built wardrobe area with hanging rail and storage, full-length mirror and wall heater. Two walls are lit by brass French sconces.
- Golf ...
- Notes on accommodation: The apartment is entered from the ancient-staircase hallway on the first floor and opens into the kitchen. Through the glass-panelled door in to the hall and lounge (off the hall is the curtained en-suite bedroom). The stunning double aspect lounge with Louis XV sconces/light fittings overlooks the beautiful cobbled Place des Cordeliers with its restaurants and cafés. Outside: There is no exterior space but the apartment overlooks the restaurants and the beautiful Place des Cordeliers. There are half a dozen very good places to eat within a minute's walk of the apartment - classic French, Monsieur Robert (highly recommended) Pizzeria Cecco, Creperie Ahna, Le Cantorbery, La Courtine. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels are provided (beach towels should be brought along by guests where relevant). Linen is changed weekly.The apartment will be cleaned after each let but should be left in a tidy state.