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Pretty town house Dinan, Brittany

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom house in a delightful setting in Dinan's Jardin Anglais

This is a pretty little 19th Century house located within the walls of the medieval town of Dinan in Brittany.

Its position in 'Le Jardin Anglais' (The English Garden) and beside the magnificent St Saveur Basilica is quite unique. Only a few minutes walk from the centre of the town with its restaurants, crepêries, shops and bars, it is nevertheless a peaceful and idyllic area. The house has been renovated to a high standard and is beautifully furnished and well equipped. The main living area is on the first floor so that the views of the church and the garden can be enjoyed. It includes: a modern kitchen, a lounge area with English language TV, DVD and hifi stereo, a dining area and a mezzanine office area with wifi. There are two double bedrooms, one large on the ground floor with en-suite bath, and one smaller on the top floor with en-suite shower. Although very compact, the space within the house is well designed and is ideal for one or two couples.

Dinan Town: Dinan is an architectural gem, ringed by 2,700 metres of ramparts. Its historic streets contain 15th and 16th Century half-timbered houses as well as Renaissance residences, Romanesque and Gothic churches and ancient chapels and convents.

The view from the Jardin Anglais is quite breathtaking, looking down on the ancient port and the magnificent viaduct which spans the River Rance.

A strenuous but rewarding walk is from the town to the port via the steep Rue de Petit Fort, one of the oldest streets in Dinan.

The town has over 35 eateries ranging from no frills bars to traditional creperies to cordon bleu restaurants.

Each Thursday there is a large market for fresh vegetables, cheese, bread and all sorts of other gastronomic delights.

Northern Brittany: Dinan lies 20 kilometers due south of the spectacular northern Brittany coastline. There are many beautiful beaches and resorts to explore including the historic fortified port of St Malo which is 35 minutes drive and the lovely seaside town of Dinard only 30 minutes away.

The capital city of Brittany is Rennes which is 50 minutes drive to the south, and well worth a day’s visit.

Inland Brittany is steeped in history and there are many fascinating places to visit including the fortress town of Fougeres and the towns and villages that skirt the River Rance.

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017

About Jacci

We are France addicts! We love the culture, the food, the architecture.

Jacci purchased this house in 2005

Why Jacci chose Dinan

Brittany is so close to home and yet so far away psychologically. A short flight to Dinard or Rennes, or the lovely Brittany Ferry to St Malo and then to the house in 30 or 40 minutes. Then Dinan is so lovely, so friendly and so historic. The house is in possibly the best location in the town. What more could we ask?

What makes this house unique

We sit in the living area on the first floor and never fail to pinch ourselves when we look out of the window at the view of the beautiful gardens and magnificent St Sauveur Basilica. Then in the evening we walk out to a bar or restaurant just a few minutes away. In ten years we have never tired of visiting.


Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Plertuit (Dinard)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Bar St Saveur
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
St Malo
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
multiple choices
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
various (Dinard to Lancieux)
Car: recommended

Dinan lies 20 kilometres due south of the spectacular northern Brittany coastline. There are many beautiful beaches and resorts to explore including the historic fortified port of St Malo which is 35 minutes drive and the lovely seaside town of Dinard only 30 minutes away.

The capital city of Brittany is Rennes which is 50 minutes drive to the south, and well worth a day’s visit.

Inland Brittany is steeped in history and there are many fascinating places to visit including the fortress town of Fougeres and the towns and villages that skirt the River Rance.


Dinan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , jacuzzi bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • The main bedroom on the ground floor has an en suite with jacuzzi bath/shower. The second bedroom on the second floor has an en suite with shower.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
The two bedrooms are separated by the the first floor, so the house is not really suitable for very young children


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Pretty town house Dinan, Brittany
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Lovely townhouse close to the town and canal

  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 nights in the lovely town of Dinan- the house is very central and had everything we needed for our stay! Sean - the manager was very helpful and informative! A great base for exploring the surrounding areas of Brittany - we were meeting up with family to celebrate a 60th birthday so it all worked out great! Definitely hope to return to Dinan at some point - it is a beautiful place to spend a holiday!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Rod, it is very helpful for guests thinking of booking to see your thoughts, and we will let Sean know! Jacci
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Very French, Comfortable & Central

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Dinan. Amazing place. The town house is lovely and in such a wonderful, convenient, quiet position. Parking was easy. We were greeted by Sean who gave us the best introduction to a place that we have ever had. I would highly recommend a stay at the town house in Dinan. Ann from Australia.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Ann. I have passed on your kind comments to Sean, it is good to know that our house manager is valued by guests and we think it is important to have someone just half an hour away should there by an emergency. We hope to hear from you another year. Kind regards, Jacci & Rob
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Ingolstadt, Germany

Beautiful property. Convenient situation. Parking in convenient Parkhouse a minutes walk away.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in Dinan and explored the surrounding area along the beautiful coastline and towns close by. We found the butcher Mr. Yris, humorous and helpful although we could not speak a word of French. The kitchen is well equiped. House, cosy and welcoming. Mont-Saint-Michel an impressive sight to visit for an excursion. We hope to visit again sometime.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful French house in quiet area of Dinan

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful French town house opposite St Saviour Church and beautiful gardens. Lovely sitting relaxing looking out of the open window with a glass of wine listening to the church bells. We often sat in the church gardens enjoying the beautiful weather.

House is french style with modern facilities. House is minutes walking distance from the centre of Dinan, so much to see and explore the history of this beautiful medieval town, the castle, clock tower and little train are all worth seeing. The port is in walking distance also from the house, lots of restaurants and you can take a boat to the next village called Lehon, were there is a monastery to explore and open air swimming pool. The house is a 20 to 30 minutes drive to different beautiful beaches that are worth a visit, Dinard and St Malo and Mont St Michel are all a short drive away too and worth a visit.

The house is very comfortable and clean with modern facilities, the jacuzzi bath was lovely after a day sightseeing. We travelled with our teenage daughter who loved the bedroom at the top of the house with her own bathroom, and was impressed with the wifi.

Thank you Jacci and Rob for renting us your beautiful house in Dinan, we would certainly recommend to others and hope to return again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sarah for taking the time to write such a detailed review. Although we initially had reservations about opening the house to guests it has been in the main a real joy to share the place, seems a shame to leave it locked up for long periods even though we visit as often as possible. We normally make a few improvements/decorate out of season and had considered replacing the Jacuzzi bath this year. I am glad you enjoyed that as I personally would be sorry to make the change to a walk-in shower, as there is one on the top floor, and you have now added support to my preference! I look forward to hearing from you in the future. Kind regards, Jacci
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new york, usa

Charming house

  • 5 of 5

Charming house opposite the basilica and a pretty park. Very quiet, well maintained inside. Warm welcome from the owners and their rep. Very central for walking in Dinan, and a nearby garage for parking. Note however that there are two rather steep internal staircases, could be a problem for some. Also the addition of a microwave and a washing machine would be a big plus. But overall a fine choice and we would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Dinan. We have installed a handrail recently to assist with the small flight from the mezzanine to the first floor which did not have one but I agree the stairs are not ideal for anyone with mobility problems. My Mother, who is 85 and not sporty, manages perfectly however and insists on using the top bedroom - to enjoy the views. We have also by coincidence recently purchased a basic microwave and although this takes up an amount of surface space in the kitchen area it seems a sensible addition. There are no plans to include a washing machine, we do have laundry facilities in the town, but if required Sean may be able to help with a load during a fortnight stay for future guests if they are interested I can ask. Jacci
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Milwaukee, WI

Very Comfortable Home in a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this home! As others have already indicated, the location is amazing! It is so nice to be able to just step outside and be in the heart of Dinan, a lovely town. We especially liked getting up early and walking around seeing the shops getting ready to open. And the views out the front windows are stunning.

The kitchen is well-stocked with everything you might need. The sitting area is very comfortable for relaxing. And the beds and linens were high quality.

The manager who met us at the home was very helpful and friendly. There are stairs that are quite steep, but we managed them just fine.

We highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and I hope future guests will find your comments of interest. Dinan certainly has a lot to offer, and we too enjoy being able to simply walk out of the house and straight into town, whilst being in the peaceful and special environment of the Jardin Anglais. Kind regards, Jacci
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $17.62
Refundable damage deposit $117.49

PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE BOOKING THROUGH THE HOME AWAY BOOKING SYSTEM. Please note that the Home Away booking system has no ability to prevent extra nights being reserved during our Full Week only Summer period. If you book extra nights (less than an extra full week) during this period, we reserve the right to cancel the booking. We apologise for this inconvenience, but Home Away are unable to provide a solution. Please contact us on +44 7971 686571 if you would like to discuss your requirements. We suggest you do this before booking through the Home Away system.
Deposit of 25% of total rental required at time of booking. Balance is due 6 weeks before arrival. Bookings made within 6 weeks of arrival require full rental to be paid.
A cautionary cash deposit against damage of £100 is required, payable with balance of rental. This will be accounted for and appropriately refunded within 2 weeks from the end of the rental period.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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