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Cottages In A Garden Setting With Views Over The Rooftops Of Dinan And To The Hi - Albertine

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Description

Albertine

Bedroom with one double bed. En-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and handbasin. Kitchen corner with 2 hobs, microwave/grill,fridge, all kitchen equipment. Lounge-diner with UK TV, 3 seater sofa, DVD player, coffee tables, sideboard, dining table and chairs. Central heating and gas fire. Internet Access.


About the property

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Albertine and Jasmine are situated in a beautiful garden setting covering approximately a quarter acre just off the Rue Du Petit Fort one of Dinan's prettiest pedestrianised streets, the garden covers approximately a quarter acre and is on three levels linked by a spiral staircase and stone steps. Each garden has its own special appeal and offers stunning views over the rooftops of Dinan and to the hillside beyond.Restaurants, bars, creperies, theatre, specialist shops, bus and train stations all close by. Lively historic port with boat hire and waterside walks. Sandy beaches, Dinard (airport) St Malo (ferry port within 30 minutes drive. Don't forget the Fete des Ramparts, a medieval feast of Drama and entertainment held every two years , the next one is in July2018 Please contact the owner for a discount on Brittany Ferries Crossings.


Owner
Robyn Hogan
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
11 June, 2017

About Robyn Hogan

We are a couple from New Zealand and after many trips to Europe decided to move to the UK in 2003. We have always wanted a home in France and coming from a seafaring nation decided that Brittany with it's marvellous coastline was the place for us. So in October 2010 we purchased Le Roc St Vincent in Dinan, an old stone house with 2 cottages attached. Since then we have completely refurbished Albertine and Jasmine to a very high standard and a now ready for guests. We love Dinan with all it's wonderful old buildings and history, the lively port is a great place to wander along stopping for a coffee or a drink or for a meal in one of the many restaurants. We offer our guests a warm welcome so come visit us and join us for a BBQ on a hot summers night!

Robyn Hogan purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Robyn Hogan chose Dinan area

We bought the property for it's proximity to the sea, the friendliness of the locals and the ease of commuting from England.

What makes this cottage unique

We enjoy just being able to walk to the many shops, restaurants, port and roaming around the Ramparts of Dinan.

Guestbook comments from the owner

May 2011 It has been really wonderful to find such a beautiful little house, with it's picture-book garden filled with perfumed roses and the sound of birdsong, a real tonic in our busy lives.The lovely furnishings and thoughtful welcome basket filled with good things was much appreciated.David & Carole.England

July 2011 A wonderful Gite with all the extra's, light shines in every corner, excellent host, Robyn certainly knows how to make our stay very special. The garden is a touch of Monet, just fabulous. We will recommend to all our friends.

Peter & Erica. Australia

June 2011 We have had a wonderful time very sad to leave. Lovely Gite and gardens and perfect hosts. Thank you so much for everything, we will be back! Lindsay & Paul. Yorkshire
Mar 2011
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Notes

A local Taxe du Sejour of 50cents per person per day is payable in cash on arrival

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday but we are flexible.


Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • river
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Albertine and Jasmine have been thoughtfully decorated to a high standard and are light and airy and fully equipped for all your holiday needs. All our linen is Egyptian cotton, a generous welcome basket including tea, coffee, milk, sugarand other goodies is provided on arrival to start your holiday off. We also have 2 bicycles for the use of our guests.Home cooked meals are available on request . Laundry can be done for you at a small cost.Both cottages can be rented separately for a couple or together for 4 people. Outside: The garden is set on three levels linked by a spiral staircase and stone steps, on the first level is a patio area with gas BBQ, outdoor table, chairs and sun umbrella. The second level has deck chairs for lounging, outdoor table and chairs and wonderful views over the rooftops of Dinan. The third level is a wild garden with even more spectacular views.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Ottawa, Ontario
5

I have stayed at many giveaway properties but very few have been as perfect as this one.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a perfect property as your home away from home. From its charming decor to its stunning gardens it has all the amenities needed to make this a perfect retreat. The cottage is in immaculate condition and Robyn provided the little extras that make it so special- a bottle of wine and homemade muffins! The location is also perfect for exploring the quaint town of Dinan as well as some of the other charming areas around Brittany. This is one of those places that I would return to over and over again if I lived closer.

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay here with us, we endeavour to make our guests feel at home here in our lovely envirement, thank you for a wonderful eview and hope to see you again some day
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5

A little oasis in Dinan

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in Albertine. The property is on the "cosy" side but is well equipped, clean and very comfy. The garden is phenomenal and a really peaceful little oasis that you can relax in (we enjoyed a wonderful BBQ while admiring the views of historic Dinan). Robyn, the owner, is a brilliant host - from the welcome muffins and bottle of wine, to the home made jam, the help with laundry, running me out to the supermarket to get food, and even accommodating our 6-month old daughter, we can't thank her enough for making our stay a wonderful one.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, USA
5

Magical spot in medieval setting

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about our stay in this lovely cottage with its magical garden. It is truly a gem and should not be missed. It is within walking distance of everything, off one of the best streets in town - simply oozing with charm and comfort. Our great hostess, Robyn, welcomed us with a bottle of wine and home made muffins and was very helpful in all respects. The WiFi was great! We were very comfortable and sad to leave. WE hope to be able to return one day!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, USA
5

This magical cottage will take you back in time!

  • 5 of 5

It is an absolute pleasure to write a review for Albertine! We rent often from HomeAway and this wonderful little cottage makes the top of the list. The most amazing part is the setting in a very private, fabulous cottage garden full of flowers and roses and spread over 2 levels. The location is perfect as it is just off the loveliest historic street of Dinan. It is also in walking distance of many restaurants and the Center of the Old Town. The hostess, Robyn, and her little poodle Molly could not have been more welcoming or more helpful. On arrival, we were greeted with a bottle of wine, freshly baked muffins and flowers in a vase from the garden. Just as I was about to ask, Robyn offered to do our laundry. Just as we were getting a little chilly, she turned on the heat! The cottage itself is spotless, very cozy and very well appointed. Great WiFi! We had everything we needed and more. I highly recommend this cottage to anyone. We were sad to have to leave and hope to return some day!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review,I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we certainly enjoyed having you here. Cheers Robyn
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Longmont, Colorado
5

Sublime in every way

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a week in this lovely little house in this lovely little town. Dinan is so magical and this house absolutely enhanced our stay. As mentioned in earlier reviews, Robyn is the perfect host. We flew to Paris from the U.S, rented a car and drove to Dinan all in one day. By the time we got to Dinan, (10pm) we were frazzled and exhausted. Robyn came to meet us to guide us to the house and the free nearby parking spot. As soon as we got to the house our stress just melted away. There was a bottle of wine, fresh muffins, milk in the fridge, tea, etc. We slept like babies in the very comfortable bed. We explored Dinan walking up and down the hills and the ramparts. We took the bikes out for great rides along the river. We ate superb food. We drove out to San Michel and St. Malo and were blown away by the gorgeous, empty beaches. We have not been so relaxed in years! We loved that we did not hear many people speaking English here. It made us work on our French and we found the people in Dinan exceptionally kind and tolerant of our clumsiness with their language. Waking up in this little cottage every day, having our tea out in the garden, having a little visit by Robyn and her sweet little dog Molly.......heaven, pure heaven.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A place to return to ....

  • 5 of 5

Such a pretty place with beautiful, relaxing gardens (one being a "secret" garden, accessed up a spiral staircase, which, was very relaxing, especially with the melodic chimes hanging from the tree. The gite was very welcoming and spotless, with crisp clean bedding. Robyn went out of her way to make us welcome (as did Molly, the cutest, friendliest little cockerpoodle!). Location perfect to explore Dinan and also easy to get down to the Port, where we cycled along the river. We very much appreciated the bottle of wine and homemade raspberry jam and the "double helping" of raspberry muffins.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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