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

Overview

Property

Updated: 24-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Description

Jasmine

2 Level apartment with bedroom upstairs,superking size bed with luxury feather topper pad, or can be divided into two single beds, dressing table,hanging space.Downstairs bathroom with large power shower, toilet, handbasin.Downstairs combined kitchen/living,2 armchairs, breakfast bar, kitchen corner, 2 hobs,microwave, coffee table, bookshelves, centrally heated. .English TV. Please contact the owner for a discount on crossings with Brittany Ferries.WIFI


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.

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About the Owner

Robyn Hogan
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
24 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.

Available Rentals

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Notes

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.

14 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

5

Most beautiful garden spot we've ever stayed in!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this most beautiful garden cottage on a very quaint cobblestone street in old Dinan! We enjoyed the lovely garden - 2 levels overlooking the rooftops of Dinan. Robyn was a wonderful hostess! This has spoiled us, no other place will ever be as perfect as this one! I highly recommend it and wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfect guests and we just loved having you here. Thank you for a wonderful review Robyn, Ross & Molly
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5

Idyllic Hideaway in the Middle of Dinan's Old Town

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the property in the first week of June. We had a fantastic time and were very impressed by the property and the owners/hosts. First, the property is beautiful. Fully modernized, and impeccably outfitted. Despite it's compact size, it featured a fully functional cooktop, microwave, coffee and tea accessories, appropriate dinner/silverware etc. The bedroom has a king bed!. What you cannot see from most of the on-line pictures, and what must be seen to be believed, is the amazingly private garden that is a centerpiece of the property. Our rooms looked out onto this garden and with the windows open you could both see and smell the amazing flowers. When you are sitting on the patio in the garden you feel like you are in a private and secret garden. Relaxation was instantaneous. It truly is a "hidden idyll" within the city proper.

Second, the location is perfect for exploring and enjoying Dinan's historic center. Dinan has an upper town, and a section of the town that is down on the river at the port. The property is about mid-way down Rue de La Petit Fort--the main connecting tissue--between these two parts of the city. Robin and Ross, our hosts were extremely accommodating. Getting into Dinan and finding an address isn't like doing so in Kansas. Streets signs are small and not necessarily optimally placed, and fully understanding that, Robin met us at a "findable" location within the city and hand-led us down to the apartment. She also helped us locate a local grocery, had good suggestions on dining and sites within the area, and helped me figure out how to use the gas pumps to fill up our rental. She's originally a New Zealander so she speaks English.

To note: you should appreciate that the apartment we had, though complete and beautifully appointed was small; almost ship-like in its scale and efficiency. We were fine with it, BUT there is not much room for luggage, and I might try for the larger apartment if I had lots of suitcases. Second, it's a two story, so if you are slightly less physically capable, you might find the upstairs bedroom a bit of a challenge. (You're also going to find walking around Dinan itself to be so as well).

Overall? Would go back in a heartbeat! Really enjoyed our stay. Great property. Great people. Fantastic city to explore. And their dog Molly was the perfect greeter for any and all guests. Made us wish our dog had come along for the vacation too.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A little piece of French heaven

  • 5 of 5

We were very lucky to have chosen Jasmine for an 18 day stay in July. The cottage is charming and setting in an English style garden, is beautiful. Could not fault anything from the freshly made muffins on arrival to the friendliness of Robyn and little Molly. We used Jasmine as a base to explore surrounding areas - Mt St Michel, St Malo and other places, but we were just as happy pottering around in the village and surrounds. A glass of wine with Robyn and other guests in the garden after a busy day was a good ending. Thank you so much Robyn, for your hospitality, we feel we have become members of your family. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect place to stay in Dinan

  • 5 of 5

Robyn's welcome was friendly. The property is very central, and was very clean and as described. The gardens are delight. Dinan is a pleasant, interesting town to explore and to use as a base for venturing further afield. If you are looking for a place to stay in Dinan, I would certainly recommend Jasmine.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Jasmine Cottage for 8 nights and wished we'd booked for longer. Jasmine is such a spotlessly clean, superbly maintained cottage, perfectly positioned in the heart of the old town between the centre and the port. Both of those areas provide a wide choice of shops, restaurants and bars. If you like walking, the tow path along the river takes you to the "chocolate box" village of Lehon in one direction (about 1/2 an hour) and the village of Lyvet in the other (1.1/2 hours) which has a delightful marina side restaurant.

Back to Jasmine, the gardens of the cottage are a wonderful oasis, providing quiet seclusion and relaxation. The cottage is small but don't be put off by that. We had our doubts when we booked but needn't have worried. It is so well designed and furnished and beautifully cosy, it does provide everything you need. We loved it and would certainly go back. The added bonus with Jasmine is that Robyn (the owner) is so lovely and she provided all the little extras which made our stay so special. Butter, milk and home made jam along with delicious home made muffins removed the need to dash out to the shops as soon as we arrived, not to mention the wine and sparkling water in the fridge. We would certainly recommend it to family and friends (it was recommended to us) and we could not have made a better choice.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Great position to explore Dinan and lovely gardens with Molly the dog for company. A warm welcome from Robyn, especially the home made Muffins.cosy comfy fire with everything we needed x

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

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

Coast/Beach:

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.

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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.

Facilities

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

General

  • Internet

Location Type

  • river
  • town

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

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1

Outside

  • Golf ...

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.