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CENTRE OF DINAN MEDIEVAL TOWNHOUSE

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Dinan, Brittany, Cotes d'Armor, France Townhouse - On The Famous Beautiful Medeival Rue Du Jerzual

Perfectly located on this famous medieval street which enjoys pedestrian and residents vehicle access only. Just inside the battlement walls and only 50 meters from the edge of the town center. South facing with rooftop views towards the St Saveur church tower. This house is well equipped with a modern kitchen, gas central heating and UK freesat TV system and a comfortable lounge with massive granite fireplace. Rooftop views from bedrooms, private courtyard and easy parking.


Owner
James Buchanan
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, French or English if you phone Wendy in France
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

About James Buchanan

We have owned this house in Dinan for over 20 years, we have holiday let it for 10 years to clients from all over the world. Feedback has been good, with most clients enjoying the houses original features, and close proximity to numerous restaurants and galleries in the town centre, but also as a central touring base to explore the coast with kayaks and bicycles.

James Buchanan purchased this house in 1990

Why James Buchanan chose Dinan

perfectly located in a pedestrianised street only 100 meters from the centre of town

and ideally located for touring the region by car , boat, bicycle and train.

What makes this house unique

opportunity to stay in a genuine medieval house in the most historic environment

within the town walls and on the most picturesque street in the region.

No need to drive as everything you generally need is just a short walk away.

Masses of restaurants , bars , galleries and shops , Wednesday summer flea market in the Place St Saveur and Thursday general market in the town square.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We've just returned to Ireland and I wanted to contact you to let you know how much we enjoyed our week in your house.

From the minute we arrived we were absolutely delighted with the house, from its wonderful position in the centre of town to its size, the way it looked and how comfortable it was. You've done a truly lovely job with the house and we couldn't fault it at all in our week there.

Dinan itself is spectacular and we really enjoyed taking part in the Fete des Remparts. I sincerely hope we'll be back again some day, and would love to have the opportunity to stay in your house a second time.

I left a message in your visitor book but I just wanted to let you know personally as well, because it really was delightful.

Thanks so much for opening up your home to travelling families like us!!

Kindest regards,

Geraldine E and family.
Jun 2011
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • river
  • rural
  • town
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Lift
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath/ shower over, WC, basin, radiator, shaver point. wood floor, oak beams, clean and modern.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size 4 poster pine bed. Oak floors and beams, armoire storage for your clothes, cases etc. Travel cot. Bedroom 2 with 3 single beds. Massive oak roof beams and lots of character. Rooftop views to the basilica St Saveur. Two singles will pull together an extra double.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Pets may be accepted, a bond may be required. Additional cleaning fee charged at 20€ weekly. Outside: A small secure courtyard to the rear of the property,has a small garden area. Patio furniture, BBQ , outside lights and storage building. Also small boiler building. Utility Room: Under stairs area with washing machine.Coat hooks etc. Cleaning materials and storage space. There is also an outbuilding in the courtyard which is ideal for storing bicycles. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is always well cleaned between clients staying. You can use your own linen or hire it from Wendy who looks after the house and lives just a few minutes away, she will arrange linen packs for you if required and these should be pre-booked. Other: Private courtyard , secure storage space for bicycles etc. Patio table and chair set , space for barbecue.

Reviews

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CENTRE OF DINAN MEDIEVAL TOWNHOUSE
average rating of 3.875 based on 9 reviews
5

Historic property in a fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

The house is several hundred years old and located on the historic road connecting Dinan to the river port. Location could not be better, right in the heart of the historic old town and a 5 minute walk down to the river port. Location was perfect for exploring by foot and doing a walkabout in the town and on the old walled ramparts. The structure itself is a tad rustic (we loved the old stone walls and fireplace!), to be expected considering the age and historical aspect. Having said that, kitchen and bath were modern, clean, and functional. TV had UK satellite which was good for us English speakers. This is not a "pampered" site, but is wonderful if you want to experience Dinan. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments , I do like the reference to not being pampered , it is a practical house and I appreciate its location in Dinan is perfect. We hope you do return to Dinan and thank you for taking some time to write something about your stay. Best regards JB
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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
5

Historic Home

  • 5 of 5

The major selling point of this house is its history. Probably built in the first half of the 17th Century, this stone house (with huge internal wood beams) fits perfectly into Dinanʻs old town setting. Its 3 floors include 2 spacious bedrooms, a very atmospheric living room, a bathroom, and a small but not tiny kitchen area. However, keep in mind that you will be in a 400-year old house, with steep, narrow stairs, (We left our suitcases on the bottom floor.). And if you have a bad back, avoid the mattress in the 2nd floor bedroom. (The 3 beds on the upper floor are plenty firm.)

Parking will be a problem on market day (currently itʻs on Thursday).

Spending a few days in this house gave me a chance to experience a bit of a 17th Century vibe, which is why I came to Dinan in the first place.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Golden, CO
3

You can't beat the location but...

  • 3 of 5

Another reviewer mentioned this place was rustic. I figured they were being overly picky.

This place is VERY rustic, so be warned. The beds need to be replaced and are very bad. This home could be really a perfect place even with being 600 years old... It just needs the care and time or into it.

We didn't know we should have brought it in sheets. Luckily the emergency number worked and a very nice lady came by and delivered linens. However we did not get a top flat sheet or pillowcases.

The main living room was very cold and never really warmed up. It was about 4 degrees C during our stay. Also the main living room is very smokey smelling from the fireplace even if there is no fire burning.

The great things:.

Location

Never ran out of hot water

Washing machine in this place

English satellite TV

Lots of videos for kids

Did I say location?

Very roomy and big.

Some simple upgrades by the owner will make this place amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Full of character and Ideally situated

  • 4 of 5

The property was ideally situated to see all the sights and shops of the town and although it was a steep walk down the cobbled street to the Port it was interesting. We just needed to take our rests occasionally. The house was full of old world character and although care had to be taken when using the spiral wooden staircase to the upstairs eveything was comfortable.We were very fortunate finding a parking place nearby however we could have had a problem as we had a Range Rover, some of the access streets are very narrow but this adds to the charm of the place.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Oakland
1

Medieval place with aging furnishings

  • 1 of 5

This apartment is located on the main street of medieval Dinan, which is absolutely wonderful. The shower has plenty of hot water. And it indeed has a medieval feel. The pros stop there. The mattress is extremely lumpy and uncomfortable, the small couch is small and dingy, the cooking supplies and dishes are very cheap, the washing machine is very difficult to use, the stairs are dangerous without a real banister and overall it just doesn't feel clean. It was not a pleasant place to spend an evening.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Property in perfect location to explore Dinan. House was clean and very comfortabje and good communication from owner.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you, the location is always a bonus ,everyone loves it for that. another good report and would be happy to recommend this client to other gite owners best regards JB
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
DINARD
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
DINAN
Nearest Ferry
20 Kilometres
ST MALO
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
DINARD
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
DINAN
Nearest Motorway
50 Kilometres
RENNES
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
DINAN
Nearest Ski
1000 Kilometres
N/A
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
DINARD

Coast/Beach:

Dinan is located on the River Rance and is 20-30 minutes drive from the coast,

where there are many beaches to choose from some of our favorites are at

St Briac sur Mer and Dinard.

Travel:

Dinard airport is 20 minutes by car. Rennes airport is 35 minutes by car. St Malo ferrport is 25 minutes by car. Roscoff ferryport is 1 hour 45 minutes buy car. Dinan train / bus station is 2 minutes by car 1km from the house. Cars can be hired locally but are not essential.

Distances:

St Malo and the coast 25km. Rennes the regional capital 30km. La Bourbasais zoo 20km. Mont St Michel 40km. River Rance approx 1km.

Further Details:

Dinan has pretty much all you need with a wide variety of town center shops and plenty of town edge supermarkets etc. A variety of banks, Tourist info office.

A good center for walks along the river, one of our favorites is the tow path walk to Lehon and its ancient Abbey about 45 minutes each way.

Parking for guests is in the street with two areas provided for residents with about 15 spaces on a first come basis, alternatively about 150 down the hill on the right is the Rue Rocquet where more unrestricted spaces are available.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dinan, Cotes d'Armor

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
SUMMER
1 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
£531
for 5 nights
£730
 
 
AUTUMN
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
£410
for 5 nights
£560
 
 
WINTER
1 Oct 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£261
for 4 nights
£430
 
 
CHRISTMAS
23 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
£375
for 4 nights
£630
 
 
NEW YEAR
1 Jan 2019 - 5 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£290
for 3 nights
£630
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£325
for 2 nights
From
£145
£594
£1,535
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £50
LINEN HIRE PER PERSON £15
PET FEE PER VISIT £20
Pet Fee £20
Stay tax 5.0% per night. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival.

Booking Notes:
You can book over the phone, pay a deposit and secure the booking. If you want to pay by card you will need to Phone Wendy Sullivan in France on
0033 [0]2 96 39 72 71.

If you wish to pay by cheque [preffered] then call James or Jane on UK 01326565596 to make the booking.
We will ask for a deposit and expect the balance about eight weeks before your stay.
A security deposit@ £50 payable on booking , this is refunded after your booking subject to the house being clean and tidy.

Changeover Day:
Usually Saturday but can vary on bookings already accepted.
Arrival should be after 3pm. Departure by 10am on your final day, unless otherwise arranged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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