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



Updated: 30-Sep-2016
Holiday Cottages in Dinan, Cotes D'Armor, Brittany, France - Peaceful Location, Walking Distance To Restaurants, Bars, Speciality Shops, River Port

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.

Details for holiday cottage Albertine, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

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.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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!

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Speaks English, French

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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30 Reviews

based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

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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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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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Charming cottage and hosts

  • 5 of 5

Excellent the only drawback is that you'd want to spend the whole time in the lovely garden rather than exploring the local area which has got lots to offer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Albertine, beautiful gite with a beautiful garden

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Robyn's beautiful gite for a week. It's simply stunning with the most picturesque gardens set in the prettiest location. Robyn has thought of everything you might need and more. She is unobtrusive but on hand for any advice on places to visit and for information about the local area. She met us at the train station and guided us back to Albtertine, where we were greeted by home made muffins & a bottle of wine. We will definitely visit here again as Robyn and her little dog Molly (who is a real show stealer) made us feel like it was a home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Albertine Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our host Robyn arranged to meet us at the railway station in Dinan as it was our first visit and we were driving.

On arrival at Albertine we found the cottage to be spotlessly clean. Robyn had left us a bottle of wine, home made muffins and preserve. It felt like a home from home as we had a vase of fresh flowers cut from the garden and candles in the fireplace. It was a bonus being able to use the BBQ and eat in the garden.

Robyn was very helpful giving us advise on where to eat out and places to visit .

The cottage is ideally situated between the historic old town and the port.

Overall we had a wonderful holiday and would highly recommend it to friends and family.

Thank you Robyn, Ross and little Molly.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb location, superb cottage, superb owner

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Dinan and struggled to find property as it is located down winding roads. However, Robyn came to meet us at the car and directed us. The cottage is amazing, you are immediately welcomed into the fabalous garden, which is very private. Robyn cannot do enough for you, explains everything in the cottage and giving us suggestions for places to visit and restuarants. The cottage is perfect for a couple seeking a romantic getaway. Car parking is easy, located 2 minute walk away. We travelled from the UK and had no issues at all. Th cottage has everything you need such as kettle, hairdryer, wifi etc. Robyn welcomed us with homemade cakes and a bottle of wine and rightly so, is very proud of her cottages. There are 2 gardens, so you can always fond your own space if you just want to be on your own. Highly recommended, would definately go to Albertine cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary


Dinan is situated on the Cotes D'Amor region of Brittany with it's wonderful sandy beaches. A 20 minute drive will take you to a number of stunning beaches, St Cast Le Guildo.and Jacut sur Mer just two local seaside resorts with fantastic beaches.


Dinard airport is a 20 minute drive, St Malo (ferry port for Brittany Ferries) is 25 minutes drive. Dinan train station is nearby and has links to Rennes, St Malo and much more. A car is recommended for exploring all that the region offers.


Dinard ( 20 minutes drive), St Malo ( 25 minute drive) Rennes easily reached by road, rail or bus from Dinan. Mont St Michel is only a 45 minute drive away.

Further Details:

Restaurants, bars, creperies, theatre, specialist shops, bus and train station are all within walking distance as too is the lively historic port with boat hire and waterside walks. Small supermarkets are located in the town centre just a short walk up the Rue Du Petit Fort with many larger supermarkets on the outskirts of town. Dinan has a wonderful market every Thursday in the centre of town. banks and the post office are a short walk away.


Rental rates

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10 Sep 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A non refundable deposit of 30% of the rental cost must be paid within 7 days of making your provisional booking. The balance must be paid not less than 8 weeks prior to the clients arrival at the Property.

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

A deposit of £150 to be paid on booking, this secures the booking and acts as a Damage deposit. This is returned to the guest when they leave after an inspection of the unit.

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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • town


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1


  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • 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.

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