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Delightful, Well Equipped Apartment Situated At The Popular Port Of Dinan.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment in Dinan, Cotes D'Armor, Brittany, France - Fantastic Views of the River and Port. Close To Shops, Bars, Cafes and Restaurants

A leisurely walk along the river will lead you to the Rue du Petit Fort/Rue du Jerzual, a beautiful cobbled street lined with traditional Breton style houses dating from the 1400's, which leads up to the enchanting medieval town of Dinan. Dinan itself is surrounded by ancient ramparts which were started in 1283 when Dinan became a ducal town. Places of interest include the Jacobin theatre, Tour de l’Horlorge (clock tower), the Eglise St. Malo, the Eglise Saint Serverne, the Chateau, shops, artists’ workshops and a remarkable selection of excellent restaurants. It is an ideal place to enjoy a short break or a longer holiday with plenty to do for all the family all the year around.


Owner
Sue Wild
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

About Sue Wild

We live and are from Northumberland, a most beautiful part of the UK and we are proud of the fact. However we love France, Dinan in particular.

We first came to the area in 1998 and ended owning 3 cottages just south of Dinan. After a few years of successfully renting the cottages we decided we wanted a change and try something new. So we headed off for Tuscany and restored an old farm building but...it wasn't the same as Dinan.

We are happy to be back and bought this apartment in April 2010 and have been congratulating ourselves ever since. All our guests this year have given us lots of positive feedback and we enjoy our short breaks here too.

We have introduced our apartment to our new dog, Sky! She has checked out walks for our canine visitors to enjoy too!

Sue and Mike.

Sue Wild purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Sue Wild chose Dinan

We bought this apartment because of it's fantastic location. Each morning we walk along the quayside to collect bread and croissants for breakfast or something yummy for lunch. From our sitting room window we happily watch the coming and goings on the river. On an evening we can wander along the port to have a meal, either something simple or a gastronomic feast!

Guestbook comments from the owner

'What a fabulous location for an apartment overlooking the river in such a fascinating town. We were also really impressed with the stylish and tasteful decor of the apartment, the furnishings and particularly the lovely paintings not to mention the fantastic shower. All in all a great holiday Sue, we would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.'



'Just to let you know we had a lovely holiday at your property, and made use of most of the restaurants you recommended. Everything was perfect in the apartment and beautifully clean when we arrived.'



A lovely apartment,ideally sited for both fun, relaxation and exercise! We enjoyed walking round the ramparts and wandering round the town. Ideal for cycling with a choice of canal tow paths in either direction, packed lunch eaten at one of the many picnic spots along the way. Finishing each day by sitting watching the world pass by in the evening with a well deserved drink.
Apr 2010
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • waterfront
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Power shower room and wash basin, plus washing machine. Separate WC.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with 2 single beds
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Small well behaved dogs are allowed by prior arrangement. Outside: Access to the apartment is via the rear of the building by means of an external staircase to the apartment door. There is a small area by the door which accommodates 2 outdoor chairs. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Cleaning/towels:Linen and towels are included in the rental. The apartment is cleaned before the arrival of each guest. Please bring your own beach towels. Other: Storage area with 1 ladies and 1 gents bike.

Reviews

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Delightful, Well Equipped Apartment Situated At The Popular Port Of Dinan.
average rating of 4.6 based on 16 reviews
5

Cosy, Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything.

Fabulous Location.

Peaceful & Tranquil setting.

Easy walk to restaurants.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & would highly recommend.

Excellent communication with Sue too, who responded to email & text promptly.

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted when our guests enjoy all the the things we love about the apartment. Thank you for taking the time to write the review.
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Great location , property needs a little refurbishment

  • 3 of 5

Dinan is wonderfully located for exploring Bretagne , very close to Le Mont St Michel and Saint Malo.

The property is well located at the port of Dinan. It has great access to nearby restaurants and boat tours. The lovely old town is also nearby, accessible by a fascinating but very steep uphill climb.

We loved the property, well suited for 4 guests.

However the kitchen was inadequately equipped, with old mismatched cutlery , crockery and glasses.

The linen also needed updating and supply was also inadequate. There was a shortage of pillows and no tea towels were supplied.

The living room has a lovely outlook onto the river but we found the couches uncomfortable with ill fitting covers and no support.

Sue , the owner was very responsive to our emails and helpful with relevant accurate local information .

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property is in a great location, situated in the port of Dinan.

  • 4 of 5

It’s a very nicely appointed apartment, well-equiped and very clean. There was lots of extra bed linen and towels provided. Parking is no problem. It’s in a quiet spot overlooking the canal, the double windows at the front providing a lovely view. Though it’s quiet, it’s close enough to the bars and restaurants in the port, only a couple of minutes on foot. There is a lovely old street that leads up to the main town of Dinan, but it’s an uphill climb! Dinan town is bigger and livelier than I expected, and seemingly a favorite of Rick Stein’s! It has a lovely medieval center with quirky little streets and some amazing buildings. There is no shortage of bars, restaurants and creperies, and there’s a big market in the square on Thursday mornings. It’s definitely a place to see if you’re visiting Brittany. The owner of the apartment provided lots of helpful information on the best places to eat and visit, and there were some lovely books on Brittany too that were also very helpful. The only drawback is the entrance to the apartment which is accessed through the back and up a stone spiral staircase which may be an issue for those with poor mobility. Also, there is a small outdoor seating area in the back but it’s not really suitable for sitting out. However, the advantages of this property far outweigh those minor disadvantages. Overall, we had a very pleasant stay here and I’d strongly recommend it to anyone considering a stay in Dinan.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denbigh, North Wales
5

Lovely riverside apartment

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay here. The apartment was comfortable and soon warmed up once we out the wall heaters on as it was rather cold weather (the weekend of the 2nd beast from the east in the UK!) Although the kitchen is small it had everything we needed to self cater. The bed was comfortable and there were plenty of towels provided. Although there are 32 steps up a concrete spiral staircase to reach the front door these gave us no problems at all (we are both in our 60s). It's a lovely location for walking along the river and up the cobbled street up into Dinan. Driving further afield from this location was also very easy without needing to drive into Dinan at all. The only problem was parking when we first arrived as it was Sunday afternoon and quite busy so the nearest space was about 300m away. In the height of summer this may be a problem every day although if you haven't much to carry it is nice walking along the river. If we ever return to Dinan I wouldn't hesitate to book the same apartment again. The owner (who lives in England) provided a lot of useful information before we arrived.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We are about to spend two weeks there this Easter and another two weeks in August. My husband, now 75, will continue to be the test for accessibility. Although busy during the peak hours, we have always managed to park along the quay. The bonus of parking here of course is that it is free!
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4

Very conveniently situated for Dinan centre

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property in a very good and peaceful location. Very handy for wonderful old Dinan town with its fab restaurants. Lovely walks along the river Rance. Also handy for other towns visits eg Saint Suliac and Combourg. Very helpful host with lots of information provided.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ontario, Canada
5

Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in Dinan. It was seamless and everything as described. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always delighted when our guests have enjoyed their holiday and our little apartment lives up to expectations. Thank you for your kind words.
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Location

Special interest holidays:

The apartment is in the old port of Dinan, yet in a quiet location at the far end of the port.

Coast/Beach:

The north coast is a pleasant 20 minute drive from Dinan where there are plenty of destinations to choose from, whether you enjoy sandy beaches or small intimate coves. From the historical walled city of St Malo town to the seaside resorts of Dinard and St Cast, to the stunning bay of St Briac and picturesque fishing peninsula of St Jacut and the dramatic landscapes of Cap Frehel. The River Rance provides the opportunity for hiring boats, cycling the tow paths or taking a trip to St Malo.

Travel:

Flights to Brittany are available from London to Rennes and by Ryanair at a very attractive price, from London Stansted or East Midlands to Dinard. Dinard about 20 mins by car. The ferry port of Saint Malo is 30 mins by car. Other ferry ports are an easy drive on good roads, including Caen, Roscoff and Cherbourg (all about 2 hours drive). The public transport connections are good throughout Brittany including a railway station in Dinan which links St. Malo and Rennes and across to Normandy.

Distances:

Further afield is the 'must see' Mont St Michel and the historic towns of Fougeres, Vitre and the regional capital of Rennes. The Normandy D Day beaches and historic Bayeau can be reached in about 2 hours. The high speed train (TGV) links Dinan to Paris in 4 hours.

Further Details:

Shops: There is a bakery at the bottom of Rue du petit Fort and there are craft shops and restaurants on the way up Rue du petit Fort and on Rue du Jerzual. There are supermarkets within a 5 minute drive. The most convenient being in Lanvallay where there are two to choose from.

Restaurants: In the immediate vicinity there are many - we particularly enjoy the Auberge des Terre Neuvas which specialises in seafood. On the corner of Rue du Petit Fort and Rue du Port is La Lumachelle which specialises in Pizzas, there are several creperies and just opposite by the bridge is our particular favourite L'Atelier Gourmand – don’t go if you are on a diet! Dinan itself has a wide range of good bistros and restaurants, including Chinese, as well as traditional French bars and cafes.

Special events: The Fetes des Remparts, held in even-numbered years on the 3rd weekend in July (2010 is the next one) is an event not to be missed. Duels from the age of chivalry are staged and locals dress in medieval costumes adding to the atmosphere.

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required to secure your reservation - the balance of the rental is due 6 weeks before your stay. We also ask for a security deposit when this final payment is made. Within 2 weeks of the holiday being completed we return the deposit after the apartment is checked.

Changeover Day:
Change over day in high season is a Saturday. Other times of the year are by arrangement.

Notes on prices:
Prices per week and weekend in UK pounds.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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