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Ground Floor Apartment With Sea Views

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Flat in Dinard, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, - 2 mins. from beach, centre of Seaside Town, Listed Building

The apartment is opposite the Office du Tourisme and is in the heart of the town, only two minutes' walk from the beach. You can see the sea from the living room and kitchen. It is set just above street level, which gives privacy yet a feeling of being in the heart of the town. It has a pleasant atmosphere with its light, airy rooms and high ceilings. Easy transport links with ferry crossings from St. Malo to UK, Dinard airport 10 minutes' drive away, buses stop outside flat to Dinan, Rennes, St. Malo, St. Briac, and little ferry to St. Malo 5 minutes' walk away. Ideally situated for touring Brittany. Many cultural events at Dinard and St. Malo. Wide range of activities to choose from. Dinard golf course nearby at St. Briac.

Ann Elms
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 September, 2018

About Ann Elms

My husband and I fell in love with Dinard and the air of faded elegance with the wonderful villas and just love being part of the community when we are there. We have had the flat since 1989 and keep coming back with our children and now our grandchildren. We are semi-retired and participate in many of the cultural events at Dinard. We are keen swimmers so it's just great being close to the beach (2 minutes away), enjoy walking, sitting on the Promenade sipping wine watching the world go by, and generally being part of a very friendly community.

We probably spend about 2 months of the year at Dinard and very much feel we are part of the local community and have many French friends there.

Ann Elms purchased this apartment in 1980

Why Ann Elms chose Dinard

We first visited Dinard at Easter in 1985 and came back every year until in 1989 we bought this flat. It is in a listed building, on the ground floor, and we just love being part of the 'faded elegance' of Dinard and the feeling of being in the heart of the town. It originally belonged to a 99 year old French lady who was having a 'little trouble' with the few steps to the apartment.

Over the years we have made many French friends and we receive a wonderful welcome every time we visit. We spend about two months of the year in France and live in the UK for the rest of the year, apart form travelling a lot to visit family scattered over the world in New Zealand, Australia and Malta.

Our heart belongs in Dinard but most of our family and friends are in the UK so our base is in the UK.

What makes this apartment unique

The flat is on the ground floor, yet above street level so you have privacy. It is really close to the beach so it is easy to pop back if you have forgotten anything.

It is in a listed building, about a hundred years old, has beautiful moulded ceilings, and the flat is close to the market, shops, restaurants, bars, beach and great walks around the headlands.

It is close to lots of sporting facilities such as swimming, kayaking, tennis, horse riding, golf, walking, plus lots of cultural activities in Dinard. There is something for everyone and it is a safe place to bring the family.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for all you have done.
Apr 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Dinard around the Ille-et-Vilaine

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • town
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Small bathroom with shower, wc and basin vanity unit
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed and single bed, plus folding single bed and travel cot. Large wardrobe, chest of drawers, bedside cabinets. Calm atmosphere with original moulded ceilings. Two shuttered double French windows. Clic Clac sofa bed in living room.
  • Books ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Free public car parking is available within a 5-10 minute walk. Possible to stop outside in side street to offload shopping and luggage if no metered car parking space available nearby when you first arrive. Outside: There is an attractive walled courtyard garden which is communal to the five flat owners in this villa. Entrance to the property is through this courtyard and up a flight of approximately 7 steps to the main entrance. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: You need to bring your own towels/linens as these are not included but can be supplied with advance warning on request at extra charge (£25-£30). Cleaning after each client but clients are requested to leave the flat in a clean and tidy condition .


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Ground Floor Apartment With Sea Views
average rating of 4.818182 based on 14 reviews

Charming villa in an excellent lcaton

  • 5 of 5

We have a wonderful stay at this charming apartment. Thank you Ann for all your help .

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your lovely review. We hope you can come back sometime and are very happy that you had such a good time and loved our apartment
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Fabulous location, so close to the beach, gorgeous town, so much to do!

  • 5 of 5

Traditional French apartment with lovely high ceilings, shuttered windows and original features. Had everything we needed :-)

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good time in our much loved apartment and in Dinard, which seems to find its way into visitors' hearts. We hope to welcome you back some time.
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  • 5 of 5

This apartment is the ideal place for a holiday in Dinard: airy, spacious and warm when you want it. very well equiooed (wfii included !);centrally placed and a sea- view ! We were a couple of paces from the bus stops. From one we took the bus to and from Dinan; from the other along the coast to St Lunaire and St Briac and back. From our window we could see the half dozen or so restaurants we could choose from (we tried four and every one was the best !). Altogether a great stay - and only 10 minutes from the airport.

  • Review Submitted: 10-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed staying at our apartment and hope to welcome you back some time.
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Perfect stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a marvellous time, as usual, relaxing at the charming seaside town of Dinard. Weather glorious, beaches deserted, wonderful walks, flat very comfortable and central for everything. Will come back.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Look forward to welcoming you back.
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A lovely apartment close to Dinard centre

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely apartment:

- close to the centre of Dinard

- conviently located close to bus station and information centre

- very comprehensive set of kitchen utensils

- owner very helpful and fast in returning emails

  • Review Submitted: 13-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We try hard to make things run smoothly for guests who stay in our apartment. We love Dinard and want to share our pleasure in this French seaside resort as best we can.
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Convenient, comfortable, charming

  • 4 of 5

The apartment couldn't be better situated, being opposite the tourist information centre and the bus stops and very convenient for the fantastic Saturday market, the shops and the beach! We went to Dinard without a car and didn't miss it at all (apart from not being able to take much of the lovely muscadet back!); everything is so accessible from Villo Campo. Ann had sent helpful, clear instructions to us before our stay and so we had no difficulties settling in for our six day sejour. We loved the wooden floors, the green shuttters and long windows and found everything we needed for a relaxing, self-catering holiday. We plan to go again and would unreservedly recommend it to anyone wanting to enjoy a slice of French life in Brittany.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Varied bars
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
St. Malo
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Dinard Golf Course, St. Briac
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Dinard, Plage de l'Ecluse
Car: not necessary


Two minutes' walk to the glorious Plage de L'Ecluse.


Dinard Airport (Pleurtuit) - 10 mins. drive - Ryanair

St. Malo ferry from Portsmouth - Brittany Ferries - 15 mins. drive

St. Malo Condor Ferries - 15 mins. drive

Caen Ouistreham - Brittany Ferries - 2 hrs. drive

St. Malo - TGV Train from Paris/Eurostar from London

Cherbourg - Brittany Ferries - 2 1/2 hrs. drive


Located in centre of Dinard

Dinan mediaeval town - bus ride/20 mins. drive

Rennes - capital of Brittany - 1 hr. drive

St. Malo historic town - 15 mins. drive/10 mins. ferry ride

Mont St. Michel - 1/2 hr. drive

Tour of major towns in Brittany easy from Dinard, including Menhirs near Dol de Bretagne

Further Details:

The flat is in the centre of Dinard giving easy access to a wide range of delightful restaurants and relaxing bars. Cultural events are held at Dinard throughout the year such as the Festival du Film Britannique, Music Festival, Volleyball Championships, Equestrian events, major exhibitions such as Modern Art, etc.

Wide range of activities available such as windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, tennis, horse-riding, walking, golf.

Wonderful markets on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings with fresh produce and many interesting clothing and household items to take home.

Many art galleries in Dinard to visit.

Thalassotherapy centre at St. Enogat, 30 mins. walk away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment around the Dinard,

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 3
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning for short stays £25
Linen £25

Booking Notes:
Contact the owner via telephone or email, complete booking form with a deposit of approx. 25% of letting fee, pay full amount 8 weeks before depart date, keys to property will be sent in good time before visit. For a 3 day visit, a charge for cleaning of £25 will be made. No short stays normally available during July/August. Please note prices are shown in pounds sterling. If paying in euros, current exchange rate will be used.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is normally the changeover day in high season, but is flexible at other times of the year. Guests need to leave by 9.30 am on the day of departure to allow time for cleaning. The letting normally commences at 2.30 pm but can be varied at times

Notes on prices:
For short breaks, the nightly rate is pro rata the weekly rate plus £25 cleaning. Cleaning is included in the weekly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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