My husband and I spent 4 nights in this charming attached cottage last October. Hostess Robyn greeted us with dog Molly scampering around and made sure we were settled and comfortable before returning to her own vacation spot along the coast.
Situated just below the medieval walls which surround Dinan, the discrete entrance is just a few steps up from a quiet pedestrianized street. A few minutes’ walk uphill takes you into the centre of town with its many restaurants, boulangeries, churches, shops and supermarkets and attractive squares to sit and watch passersby. Downhill one soon arrives at the Port of Dinan where abundant seafood restaurants cater to all tastes and wallets.
Once you open the gate from the street, an amazing garden greets you. There are a number of sitting areas, on various levels, along with an outdoor gas grill and views out to the hills beyond. Inside Albertine Cottage the ground floor living area provides a comfortable and attractive area for reading, eating and catching up online. The pullman kitchen is adequate and we cooked dinner two evenings and ate in the garden, having purchased fresh produce at the town market.
Upstairs the bedroom is bright and airy, thanks to a large skylight and side window. Lying in bed at night, one could watch the stars. The ensuite bathroom has all mod cons and lots of light too.
Dinan is well situated to do day trips in both Brittany and Normandy visiting such places as St. Malo, Dinard, Quimper and Rennes. Best of all is to return, at the end of the day, to the peace and serenity of Albertine.