A charming 15th century house in medieval Dinan
A charming 15th century house in medieval Dinan
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. The main bedroom has lovely A-framed beams and a beautiful new luxury King Size bed (not shown in photo). A further bedroom now has a double bed and two single beds and the third bedroom has two single beds.This means there is full flexibilty in sleeping arrangements! Outside there is a small walled garden with a sun trap terrace, seating for 6 and a BBQ and garden lights. There is safe parking 100m from the house and I am able to obtain substantial 20% discounts for guests travelling with Brittany Ferries.
The house is idyllically situated on the rue du Petit Fort, a traffic free street connecting the old port of Dinan with the heart of the old town. It is considered by some to be the most beautiful street in France and the house is featured on the front cover of the latest Thomas Cook book, 'Drive around Brittany and Normandy.' Dinan is a beautiful medieval town nestling on the banks of the river Rance and about 15 miles from the coast. It is a food-lovers paradise with countless restaurants and specialist shops and there are wonderfully preserved medieval buildings.
A short drive away is the stunning coastline of the Cote d'Armor and the towns of Dinard and St Malo amongst many others. Find out much more on my web site.
Please note the area is hilly and may present problems for those with mobility issues.TripAdvisor property ID 4294140...Read more
“well equipped and beautifully located old house!”
Left on 09/04/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 4, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
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
Left on 05/31/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 31, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
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.
Left on 01/02/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 2, 2012Stayed Dec 2011
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.
Left on 11/16/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 16, 2011Stayed Jul 2011
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.
Left on 04/02/2011 for a stay in April 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 2, 2011Stayed Apr 2010
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.
Left on 09/21/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Melanie DymondReviewed Sep 21, 2010Stayed Aug 2010
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.
Left on 03/24/2010 for a stay in January 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 24, 2010Stayed Jan 2010
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.
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