A charming 15th century house in medieval Dinan
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Description from the owner
The house was built over 500 years ago but has every modern convenience. Now with free wifi internet and TV/DVD! There is a large and comfortable beamed living room with a wonderful historical open fire place. There is also effective central heating and it is ideal for all year lets. There is a lovely dining area comfortably seating six people and a fully equipped kitchen should you be tempted to stay in and cook some of the wonderful local produce. The house is comfortably furnished and there is a downstairs WC and upstairs bathroom with shower and three bedrooms. There are two twins and the main bedroom has lovely A-framed beams and a doubl...Read more
A charming 15th century house in medieval Dinan
Dinan, Brittany, France
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$105||$105||$527 - $827||$0||3 nights|
|Jan. 3 2013 - May. 5 2013
|May. 5 2013 - May. 26 2013
|May. 26 2013 - Sep. 1 2013
|Sep. 1 2013 - Oct. 6 2013
|Oct. 6 2013 - Dec. 22 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Dec. 22 2013 - Jan. 5 2014
|All Other Dates||$105||$105||$527||-||3 nights|
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Additional notes from owner
Full information can be found on my web site www.davidcordey.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk
Bed linen and towels are provided at a small additional cost of 18 GBpounds for the double and 12 GBP for each single bed required.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 09, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
We Have just returned from our stay at this charming, historic and cozy house. Everything was as described and David, the owner, was a pleasure to deal with.
Dinan is a gem of a little town and very beautiful. There are quite a number of eateries within walking distance catering for all tastes and budgets. Dinan is also well supplied with shopping centres on the outskirts if you wish to cook at home. There is a bakery just down the street where it's hard not to be tempted by everything on offer!
This also where Rue Petit Fort opens out onto the scenic Rance Valley at Port Dinan where are more restaurants, creperies, bars etc.
David has lots of helpful information which he passes on once you've booked and there islots of information available at the house too.
The property makes an excellent base for exploring the region with places like Mont. St. Michel, Rennes, Fougeres, Dinard, Cap Frehel etc within easy driving distance. The town is also well connected with rail and bus services. We drove from Cherbourg which took a little over two hours.
The title description says it all !!!
A wonderful opportunity to stay in a such a property steeped in history, a magical location.
Having walked the area on google street before arriving we were delighted to find it just as shown. The friendliness of the local people was the icing on the cake.
well equipped and beautifully located old house!
From first contact with the owner of this property- excellent service provided- clear information about house and locality.
house - Unique opportunity to stay within the heart of this historic town. House well equipped and comfortable . WiFI excellent for the 3 teenagers in our family.
Would reccomend this propety, but beware, the house is on a steep cobbled hill- could be difficult if mobility isues.
We cycled every day along the river and other excellent tracks and quiet roads, visiting pretty, sleepy little villages. The town itself is a gem just to wander round, looking at the numerous art galleries, shops and there are ample oppurtunities to eat out nearby: maybe try some local breton crepes just over the street!
Overall, a fantastic holiday
Enjoyed a delightful, enchanting week in this cottage. It is comfortably well equipped and perfectly located in the heart of the medieval city. Fantastic bistro located across the viaduc. Excellent food reasonably priced. Couldn't ask for more, though more sun would have made our experience perfect.
All the best!
This home has it all. A great location on a charming street in the heart of Dinan. Nicely furnished with everything you need for an easy comfortable stay. The large living room and bedrooms were a real treat and the big modern bath with heated towel rack was wonderful. Parking was no problem just a short walk from the house. This was the perfect house to explore Dinan on foot or use as a hub for day trips to other places. The owner was easy to work with and provided great tips to make the stay a pleasure. I would definitely stay here again.
A Fabulous House in a Superb Location
The house is stunning, full of character, ideally located, comfortable as well as being furnished and equipped. It is a short, but steep, walk into the town centre which is full of restaurants, bars and shops. We found the museum and architecture very interesting as were the walks around the ramparts which surround this historic town. It is an even shorter walk (downhill) to the port which again has bars, restaurants and a few shops (including a very nice boulangerie).
A longer walk by the banks of the River Rance took us to Lehon and the open air heated swimming pool. We had a day trip to St Malo which was fun, particularly the aquarium though it was out of town.
Warner Robins Georgia
Experience the pat with all the modern convenience
The house and location were excellent. Rue de petit fort perfectly placed between the wharf and town. There's plenty of restaurants and bakeries just around the corner.
P and J@cheam
Great House - Great Town
Four of us stayed in this house in early July and would recommend it highly. This house is a fantastic characterful property in a superb location in the oldest part of the medieval town of dinan. It is situated between the port and the old town which means you can easily choose either for an evening or lunch out. The house dates from the 15th cenury and often drew
admiring glances from the people walking to and from the port.
It has been very tastefully & comfortably furnished and includes television, wifi, stereo and a well equipped kitchen. It has a large feature fireplace in the living room that we didn't use as it was summer but looked like
it would be great to stoke up in the winter months. Dinan is a very well
preserved medieval town with a host of restaurants/creperies to suit all
budgets and tastes (our favourites were Le Cantorbery and the Couscous house). We also explored the surrounding countryside and particularly enjoyed cancale, cap frehel and the old town walls at saint malo.
Charming and Historic
We spent a month in Europe. Five days were spent at this 15th century home in Dinan. First, I will say the owner, David, could not have been more responsive or accommodating. We required internet service, and he went to the trouble to have it installed prior to our arrival; it worked perfectly, and it was unexpectedly fast—especially for a medieval location. The house itself is beautiful from the outside, but we were a somewhat disappointed in it. Part of the problem may have been that we were so excited to have found a relatively low-cost rental (compared to the other places we stayed) that we didn’t ask sufficient questions beforehand. The house itself is located on a long cobblestoned street that is extremely steep (guessing a 35-40 degree angle); what we didn’t know that when leaving the house, we would have to trek (literally) perhaps ¼ mile down the street to get to the harbor area or about ½ mile up to get to the town. As we are seniors, this made it difficult for us each time we left the house. Also, even though the street itself is free of vehicular traffic, there is a lot of foot traffic on it—resulting in us not feeling comfortable opening the curtains on the main floor because numerous people were walking within a few feet of the windows. The house also did not live up to our cleanliness expectations; however, when we complained, David was immediately and clearly dismayed because he also had higher standards, and this was not indicative of the experience of his others guests. Our feeling is his housekeeper slipped up prior to our arrival (which can happen anywhere)—and would never do so again. The “small walled garden” behind the home was overgrown and not well maintained, but we didn’t need to use it. There were, however, many positives about this home. The living room/dining room (one large area) was quite spacious. There is a huge fireplace. The house will sleep six comfortably. Our conclusion is this house would have been much more appropriate for a younger and more physically fit group who were looking for a historic home in a very charming town, replete with excellent restaurants and a wide array of interesting shops.
Relaxing shopping weekend
Comfortable clean house, close to town centre.We have spent quite e few pre Christmas weekends here, and have booked to return this year
We had such a pleasurable experience staying here. The house was clean and beautiful. We really enjoyed sitting in the elvated garden and drinking wine. The location is perfect for walking this gorgeous town. I can't wait to go back.
A delightful 15th century house in Dinan
We have enjoyed a lovely family holiday in this delightful house between the town & the port of Dinan along a cobbled street with some interesting shops & great places to eat at the top & the bottom of the hill. The accomodation was ideal for families with the top floor reserved for parents!
Dinan has a great range of shops & a wonderful market on Thursdays and we really enjoyed listening to the local band playing in the pub in the main square Thursday night. There are some beautiful beaches in the area but our favourite was at St Cast-le-Guildo . There is also a great outside heated pool at Lehon which the children enjoyed and was very inexpensive. St Malo & Mont St Michel are just a short drive away and well worth a vist.
All in all a very enjoyable stay in Dinan.
The Field Family
Fantastic 15th Century House in Historic Dinan
We have stayed at this delightful 15th century house on several occasions which is situated in the historic picturesque cobbled street of rue de Petit Fort. The house is full of charm and character with a large open fireplace for those cosy winter evenings. The house is comfortably furnished and fully equipped with all the amenities you require for an enjoyable stay. There is also a small walled terraced garden with bar-b-que facilities to enjoy.
You don't need the car to explore the medieval town of Dinan. Everything is within walking distance from the house. There is a superb range of good restaurants (the sea food is a must!) and a boulangerie with lovely fresh bread within a few minutes walk. There is also a good market to buy fresh local produce.
For the more adventurous there is the surrounding countryside and villages to explore. Dinard and the coastal beaches are only 25 minutes drive away.
We are looking forward to our return visit later this year.