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Jacci

Member since: 2009
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Speaks English

Pretty town house Dinan, Brittany

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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

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2 Bedroom house in a delightful setting in Dinan's Jardin Anglais

This is a pretty little 19th Century house located within the walls of the medieval town of Dinan in Brittany.

Its position in 'Le Jardin Anglais' (The English Garden) and beside the magnificent St Saveur Basilica is quite unique. Only a few minutes walk from the centre of the town with its restaurants, crepêries, shops and bars, it is nevertheless a peaceful and idyllic area. The house has been renovated to a high standard and is beautifully furnished and well equipped. The main living area is on the first floor so that the views of the church and the garden can be enjoyed. It includes: a modern kitchen, a lounge area with English language TV, DVD and hifi stereo, a dining area and a mezzanine office area with wifi. There are two double bedrooms, one large on the ground floor with en-suite bath, and one smaller on the top floor with en-suite shower. Although very compact, the space within the house is well designed and is ideal for one or two couples.

Dinan Town: Dinan is an architectural gem, ringed by 2,700 metres of ramparts. Its historic streets contain 15th and 16th Century half-timbered houses as well as Renaissance residences, Romanesque and Gothic churches and ancient chapels and convents.

The view from the Jardin Anglais is quite breathtaking, looking down on the ancient port and the magnificent viaduct which spans the River Rance.

A strenuous but rewarding walk is from the town to the port via the steep Rue de Petit Fort, one of the oldest streets in Dinan.

The town has over 35 eateries ranging from no frills bars to traditional creperies to cordon bleu restaurants.

Each Thursday there is a large market for fresh vegetables, cheese, bread and all sorts of other gastronomic delights.

Northern Brittany: Dinan lies 20 kilometers due south of the spectacular northern Brittany coastline. There are many beautiful beaches and resorts to explore including the historic fortified port of St Malo which is 35 minutes drive and the lovely seaside town of Dinard only 30 minutes away.

The capital city of Brittany is Rennes which is 50 minutes drive to the south, and well worth a day’s visit.

Inland Brittany is steeped in history and there are many fascinating places to visit including the fortress town of Fougeres and the towns and villages that skirt the River Rance.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jacci (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Jacci

We are France addicts! We love the culture, the food, the architecture.

Jacci purchased this house in 2005

Why Jacci chose Dinan area

Brittany is so close to home and yet so far away psychologically. A short flight to Dinard or Rennes, or the lovely Brittany Ferry to St Malo and then to the house in 30 or 40 minutes. Then Dinan is so lovely, so friendly and so historic. The house is in possibly the best location in the town. What more could we ask?

What makes this house unique

We sit in the living area on the first floor and never fail to pinch ourselves when we look out of the window at the view of the beautiful gardens and magnificent St Sauveur Basilica. Then in the evening we walk out to a bar or restaurant just a few minutes away. In ten years we have never tired of visiting.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)
Pretty town house Dinan, Brittany
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
5

Beautiful French house in quiet area of Dinan

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful French town house opposite St Saviour Church and beautiful gardens. Lovely sitting relaxing looking out of the open window with a glass of wine listening to the church bells. We often sat in the church gardens enjoying the beautiful weather.

House is french style with modern facilities. House is minutes walking distance from the centre of Dinan, so much to see and explore the history of this beautiful medieval town, the castle, clock tower and little train are all worth seeing. The port is in walking distance also from the house, lots of restaurants and you can take a boat to the next village called Lehon, were there is a monastery to explore and open air swimming pool. The house is a 20 to 30 minutes drive to different beautiful beaches that are worth a visit, Dinard and St Malo and Mont St Michel are all a short drive away too and worth a visit.

The house is very comfortable and clean with modern facilities, the jacuzzi bath was lovely after a day sightseeing. We travelled with our teenage daughter who loved the bedroom at the top of the house with her own bathroom, and was impressed with the wifi.

Thank you Jacci and Rob for renting us your beautiful house in Dinan, we would certainly recommend to others and hope to return again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sarah for taking the time to write such a detailed review. Although we initially had reservations about opening the house to guests it has been in the main a real joy to share the place, seems a shame to leave it locked up for long periods even though we visit as often as possible. We normally make a few improvements/decorate out of season and had considered replacing the Jacuzzi bath this year. I am glad you enjoyed that as I personally would be sorry to make the change to a walk-in shower, as there is one on the top floor, and you have now added support to my preference! I look forward to hearing from you in the future. Kind regards, Jacci
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new york, usa
5

Charming house

  • 5 of 5

Charming house opposite the basilica and a pretty park. Very quiet, well maintained inside. Warm welcome from the owners and their rep. Very central for walking in Dinan, and a nearby garage for parking. Note however that there are two rather steep internal staircases, could be a problem for some. Also the addition of a microwave and a washing machine would be a big plus. But overall a fine choice and we would stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Dinan. We have installed a handrail recently to assist with the small flight from the mezzanine to the first floor which did not have one but I agree the stairs are not ideal for anyone with mobility problems. My Mother, who is 85 and not sporty, manages perfectly however and insists on using the top bedroom - to enjoy the views. We have also by coincidence recently purchased a basic microwave and although this takes up an amount of surface space in the kitchen area it seems a sensible addition. There are no plans to include a washing machine, we do have laundry facilities in the town, but if required Sean may be able to help with a load during a fortnight stay for future guests if they are interested I can ask. Jacci
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Milwaukee, WI
5

Very Comfortable Home in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this home! As others have already indicated, the location is amazing! It is so nice to be able to just step outside and be in the heart of Dinan, a lovely town. We especially liked getting up early and walking around seeing the shops getting ready to open. And the views out the front windows are stunning.

The kitchen is well-stocked with everything you might need. The sitting area is very comfortable for relaxing. And the beds and linens were high quality.

The manager who met us at the home was very helpful and friendly. There are stairs that are quite steep, but we managed them just fine.

We highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and I hope future guests will find your comments of interest. Dinan certainly has a lot to offer, and we too enjoy being able to simply walk out of the house and straight into town, whilst being in the peaceful and special environment of the Jardin Anglais. Kind regards, Jacci
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5

Must echo all the previous great reviews!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from Brittany and the highlight of our holiday was the three nights we spent in Dinan. Jacci's wonderful town house was perfect for our needs. We were very comfortable and relaxed there and the location just couldn't be better for sightseeing and dining out. We would certainly love to stay here again should we have the opportunity to return to the area.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nevada City, CA
5

Great place, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Having never been in Dinan before we weren't quite sure exactly where our house was located. We had read previous reviews but we were totally unprepared for how perfect both the location and the townhouse were. Just looking out of the upstairs windows at the Catherdral across from us or looking over the park to the Ramparts, we were entranced. We were 2 couples and we all loved the place. The kitchen, while on the small side, was fully equipped with everything needed to cook meals. However, with all of the wonderful places to eat in Dinan, we only cooked in once but when we did, we enjoyed the great views from our windows while dining. Although the upstairs bedroom is rather small, it worked just fine. The Internet connection was some of the best we experienced. I would certainly recommend this lovely apartment to others.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nevada City, CA
5

Great place, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Having never been in Dinan before we weren't quite sure exactly where our house was located. We had read previous reviews but we were totally unprepared for how perfect both the location and the townhouse were. Just looking out of the upstairs windows at the Catherdral across from us or looking over the park to the Ramparts, we were entranced. We were 2 couples and we all loved the place. The kitchen, while on the small side, was fully equipped with everything needed to cook meals. However, with all of the wonderful places to eat in Dinan, we only cooked in once but when we did, we enjoyed the great views from our windows while dining. Although the upstairs bedroom is rather small, it worked just fine. The Internet connection was some of the best we experienced. I would certainly recommend this lovely apartment to others.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Plertuit (Dinard)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Bar St Saveur
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Dinan
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Dinan
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
N176
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
multiple choices
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
various (Dinard to Lancieux)
Car: recommended

Dinan lies 20 kilometres due south of the spectacular northern Brittany coastline. There are many beautiful beaches and resorts to explore including the historic fortified port of St Malo which is 35 minutes drive and the lovely seaside town of Dinard only 30 minutes away.

The capital city of Brittany is Rennes which is 50 minutes drive to the south, and well worth a day’s visit.

Inland Brittany is steeped in history and there are many fascinating places to visit including the fortress town of Fougeres and the towns and villages that skirt the River Rance.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dinan, Dinan area

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
18 Jun 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
£575
for 7 nights
£575
 
 
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3 night minimum stay
£270
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£500
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Deposit of 25% of total rental required at time of booking. Balance is due 6 weeks before arrival. Bookings made within 6 weeks of arrival require full rental to be paid.
A cautionary cash deposit against damage of £100 is required, payable with balance of rental. This will be accounted for and appropriately refunded within 2 weeks from the end of the rental period.

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , jacuzzi bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • The main bedroom on the ground floor has an en suite with jacuzzi bath/shower. The second bedroom on the second floor has an en suite with shower.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Garden ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
The two bedrooms are separated by the the first floor, so the house is not really suitable for very young children

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