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Beautiful 15c Apartment Overlooking Historic Square

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
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Overview

About the property

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.


Owner
Michael Scanlon
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
22 September, 2017

About Michael Scanlon

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.

Michael Scanlon purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Michael Scanlon chose Dinan area

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

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
Sep 2010
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Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Dinard or Rennes
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Dinard
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Dinan
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Les Trois Lunes
Nearest Beach
28 Kilometres
St Jacot
Car: not necessary

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.

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Further Details:

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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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A Gem in the perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Apartment in a Fantastic Town

  • 5 of 5

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

this apartment!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning Location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Perfect Spot

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous apartment

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Charming and intimiate

  • 5 of 5

I had a very nice time in the apartment.

Space was ample, the bed is big, all in all, very charming. Good kitchen.

The owner is a very nice and helpful individual.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steffen for your kind words. I am pleased that you enjoyed your month in the apartment and that it is, therefore, more than just a short stay destination. I look forward to seeing you again, hopefully, should work, the beautiful Breton coastline, or anything else, draw you back.
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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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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£55
for 1 night
From
£55
From
£58
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £8 per person per night
Damage Deposit £25

Booking Notes:
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 £25 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.

Changeover Day:
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

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