Right in the heart of it...
Submitted: October 11, 2012
Stayed: October 2012
This is my fourth visit to Dinan and my fourth choice of this property; my renewed choices speak volumes for the comfort and enjoyment while staying in this rented accommodation.
The cottage has loads of character: it is warm in winter (we stayed during an icy Christmas but never felt the cold, despite snow-laden cobblestones outside) and cool in summer. The owner has recently built a beautiful exterior deck which catches the sun in time for breakfast and retains it until 'happy hour', ie ANY time of the day!
The interior of the cottage, although old and redolent of ages past, has been modernised and is thus very practical. The owners have equipped the property with everything one might need on holiday; all the appliances were functional and efficient and the kitchen was especially well supplied with crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.
The living area, although slightly dark, is not gloomy as there is a large window overlooking the historic Rue du Petit Fort, where the passing parade provides plenty of interest; nevertheless, privacy is assured by sensible curtains and shutters when appropriate.
On each of my visits, I have found a high standard of cleanliness on arrival; the bedrooms and bathroom are spacious, light and sparkling clean.
The location of the cottage is ideal from the point of view of proximity to the beautiful port on the River Rance as well as to charming shops, cafes and creperies in nearby Rue du Jerzoual, and the town centre. The cobbled Rue du Petit Fort and Rue Du Jerzoual are a mecca for artists, artisans and visitors, while the nearby restaurants and creperies make home cooking redundant, (along with the diet!) the only drawback I've encountered here is the noise of revellers using the street as a late night thoroughfare to a nightclub down in the port. Thankfully, I've been told recently, this disco/nightclub is about to close next month! Apart from the disrupted sleep caused by a few thoughtless patrons, each stay has been memorable, made more so by the friendliness of kind local inhabitants.
I thoroughly recommend this property for a relaxing stay in the medieval splendour of historic, scenic Dinan.
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we welcome you once again on your forthcoming trip in November
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