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BESIDE THE RIVER RANCE, ON THE PORT OF DINAN WITH STUNNING VIEWS FROM ALL ROOMS

Nigel or Sue Gee

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, A little French if spoken slowly(!)
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BESIDE THE RIVER RANCE, ON THE PORT OF DINAN WITH STUNNING VIEWS FROM ALL ROOMS

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Dinan House Rental Photos and Description

A Newly Renovated 19th Century Tannery With Parking And Safe Enclosed Garden

Three floors with beamed ceilings and views from all rooms. Large sitting room with sun lounge extension and doors to garden; new modern fitted kitchen/dining room with all amenities; three large bedrooms, all en-suite and all with magnificent views over the Port of Dinan and of the ramparts and Saint Saveur church; The large second floor bedroom has been renovated with a very high beamed ceiling and certainly has the 'wow' factor; beautiful gated garden with car parking, summer house, outdoor dining for 6, barbecue area - garden is safe and enclosed for children.

The house was built in the early 19th century as part of a large tannery and is listed with Batiments du France in Paris. The house is on three floors and has been sympathetically renovated by the present owner to retain period features but with modern fixtures and fittings. Renovation completed March 2014.

The house looks straight on to the Port with it's attractive restaurants and the hills and ramparts behind. The house is on the 'quiet' side of the river and a small quaint bridge 100 metres from the house crosses the River rance to the main Quay of Dinan with a bakery and many restaurants and creperies within a few hundred metres. If you carry straight on over the bridge up Rue du Petit Fort you will come to the town of Dinan. Dinan is a rare example of an intact mediaeval city and, we think, the finest in Brittany. Rue du Petit Fort is the prettiest street with a host of artist's shops and restaurants. The walk up to the main town is about 10 to 15 minutes. In the town there are many historical sites, shops of every kind and a daily covered market. An ope-air market takes place every Thursday in Place du Champs Clos.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Nigel or Sue Gee (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, A little French if spoken slowly(!)

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

4.3
based on 3 traveler reviews

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Beside The River Rance, On The Port Of Dinan With Stunning Views From All Rooms
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
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Beside The River Rance, On The Port Of Dinan With Stunning Views From All Rooms
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Dinan Dinan area
Edmonds, WA
5

Absolutely wonderful place

  • 5 of 5
This is an absolutely wonderful place to stay. The location is superb, on the river, just below the castle near everything. We had a wonderful time.

The flat itself is in beautiful shape, everything just right. The kitchen is the best stocked kitchen I have seen in a rental if you like to cook (we do). Plenty of nice pots, pans, etc. Everything that we could need including numerous French cook books in English.

All the rooms were fantastic and gave us plenty of room to have our own space. The back garden is a wonderful space to sit and enjoy a morning, afternoon or evening. Even in November.

Nigel was easy to work with and the manuals and information provided in the flat make life very simple. All the directions were very easy to understand (even for a Yank) and we were able to operate everything we wanted.

Cheers Nigel and Sue, thanks for a wonderful stay. We will be back.

Jeff
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beside The River Rance, On The Port Of Dinan With Stunning Views From All Rooms
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Dinan Dinan area
5

Best spot in Dinan

  • 5 of 5
We spent an amazing week in this beautiful house, located in arguably one of the best spots in Dinan – down in the port, right on the river. It’s a place with plenty going on when you want it, or calm and tranquil when you don’t. It would have been the perfect place to bring our kayak and stand up paddle board which could have been stored in the courtyard and launched a few feet from the doorstep. There’s also lots of beaches within 25mins’ drive with interesting coastlines to explore.
Old Dinan itself is a 5min stomp up the hill, providing a range of restos and shops. One of the best meals of the week was in l’Atelier Gaumond right opposite, their ‘tarte tartin’ was sublime. There’s also a patisserie on the quay for morning croissants and baguettes and the local ‘kouign-amann’ cakes made famous by this years’ Great British Bake-off.
We ate in around half the time, and found the kitchen to be well equipped and functional. We even managed to find some little skewers to eat our escargots, although I did miss having a teapot. The owners left us the essentials of olive oil, milk, salt & pepper, dishwasher tablets and a bottle of wine to get through the first few days.
We made good use of the courtyard out back for al-fresco dining, and two nice evenings were passed sat out front on the quayside with a bottle of wine, people watching the people watchers in the bars opposite.
The off road parking proved handy for unloading and bringing home the big supermarket shops – the Super U on the way to Rennes was most convenient, but not as well stocked as L’Eclerc across town on the way to St Malo – don’t miss the seafood counter.
Everything in the house was functional and very clearly labelled with plenty of well thought out instructions provided – without which you’d never have worked out the bathroom extractor fans are controlled from a switch in the kitchen! A detailed instruction manual complete with recommended itinerates were available. The owner was prompt and courteous in dealing with our enquiries during the booking process and during our stay.
The house has three good sized bedrooms each with an en-suite. We slept at the top in the tall ceilinged attic, but would have been equally happy to have had either of the others. No-one would lose out if three couples shared.
Overall, we had a great holiday here and would certainly recommend it. In fact we are already making plans to come back with more friends and more boatage.
  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Dinan Dinan area
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A Beautifully Renovated House in a Great Location

  • 3 of 5
From the moment we arrived, everyting about this lovely holiday home impressed. I have stayed in over 20 gites throughout France (many in Brittany) and this was without doubt the most well-equipped one by far. As well as all of the creature comforts you would expect (as laid out in the 100% accurate property decription) there was a huge number of (matching - they aren't always!) crockery, cutlery and glassware...if I had an observaton (hardly a criticism) it's that it was a bit lacking in pots and pans (but having raised this with Nigel, I believe he has remedied this!).
The house was modernised, extended and fitted out earlier this year and it shows in the how sharp everything looked. Being slightly OCD myself, I was delighted that there were instructions for evrything and helpful lables on or near certain equipment to make using unfamiliar objects a doddle (however, I imagine some might find them a bit too regimented...don't...chill...you're on your holiday!).
The position of the house is great as it is on the opposite bank of a wide selection of bars, cafés and restaurants - there are one or two this side but the busier noisier ones are a few minutes' walk across the nearby bridge. There is also a bakery there for your moring bread and croissants and afternoon treats but the nearest shops for other provisions are in Dinan or its surroundings...not an issue and still walkable (albeit up a fairly steep but picturesque cobbled street the other side of the bridge); or you can drive to a plethora of supermarkets which you will doubtless be passing on trips out anyway.
The house is well loated for the attractions of Eastern Brittany, as well as Mont St Michel (just over the border into Normandy). We didn't do it this time, but on a full day out it is possible to go to the chateaux and vineyards of the Loire Valley (probably as far as Anjou, Saumur and Chinon is easily achievable); I have also been to Futuroscope and back in a day from nearby and that is a worthwhile day out for something a bit different.

In summary, booking through this website was hassle free, Nigel was quick to respond to any queries and the house is beautifully presented and well located. If it wasn't for the fact that I have a persopnal mantra of "life is too short to stay in the same place twice", I'd be back next year!

For some reason, I cannot alocate a star rating but it would get a strong 9/10.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Dinard
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Bord de Rance
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Dinan (to St Malo)
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
N176
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Bord de Rance
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
St Jacut de la mer
Car: recommended

Dinan is situated on the banks of the Rance, and is the best-preserved medieval town in Brittany. It has the most magnificent 13th century monastery, intact ramparts, tiny narrow streets full of craft shops, and exquisite old houses. Your holiday home is situated by the river Rance and pleasure boat harbour , on the quayside street in Rue du Quai des Tallards, within a few hundred metres of the city walls. Dinan is listed as a 'ville et pays d'art et d'histoire' - reserved for towns that demonstrate they are trying to make the most of their setting, attractiveness and architecture.

Dinan is a wonderful centre for exploring the most interesting towns and sites in Brittany. Within half an hour's drive are the walled city of St Malo, the resorts of Dinard, St Lunaire, and St Jacut de la Mer, the famous Oyster town Cancale, and the inland towns of Dol de Bretagne and Combourg. A little further at 45 minutes are the world heritage site of Mont St Michel and the Brittany capital of Rennes.

Other Activities: Hire an electric boat on the Rance - opposite the house.

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Rates & Availability

From £450 Per week

Dinan House Rental Rates

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Low season
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 28 2015
7 night minimum stay
£450
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £200
Notes You will be welcomed with a bottle of wine and some nibbles and a litre of milk. There is a detailed 'tenant manual' in the house which explains how everything works, gives details of important emergency and other contact numbers and suggests some local excursions. you have the services of our local manager to contact if you have any problems - contact number in tenant manual.
25% deposit payable on booking. Remainder and security deposit payable eight weeks before the start of stay.
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Amenities

Dinan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 96 m²
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Exra-large bath, washbasin, ensuite with bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Includes washbasin - ensuite with bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Includes washbasin - ensuite with bedroom 3
  • The bathroom and the two shower rooms have new modern bath, basin, shower and sanitary ware. All have a headed towel rail.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Ensuite bathroom with very large bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Large twin room with ensuite shower room with walk-in shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 'Tower' room with ensuite shower room
  • All bedrooms are furnished to a high standard with new beds and bedside cabinets and wardrobe space. All bedroom have a fabulous view of the port.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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