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Dinan holiday/vacation rental home Rue du petit Fort close to river and town

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type cottage


About the property

2 bedroom cottage near rue du jerzual, rue du petit fort Dinan Port and town

Located on the delightful, cobbled street of Rue du Petit Fort which leads on up the hill through Rue du Jerzual and into the town of Dinan, this cottage is great for a short vacation or longer holidays.

Although Rue du Petit Fort is a pedestrian street cars may be parked outside the houses for the purposes of loading and unloading belongings, shopping etc. and afterwards parked by the river, a short walkaway.

The 500 year old cottage has been refurbished, whilst still maintaining the old character. On Rue du petit Fort and rue du Jerzual one can see excellent examples of half timbered houses dating back to the fifteenth century, the 13th century Jerzual gate giving access to the walled town and 'La Maison du Gouverneur' (the Governor’s House). The nearest restaurants are only 50 yards away and Rue du petit Fort thenleads down to the port with further excellent restaurants. Boats may be hired at the port, golf is available at Dinard, Le Tronchet and Golf des Ormes, beaches and the port of St. Malo are within less than 20 miles. Normandy beaches may be reached in a day trip; allow 2 hours travelling each way for this.

General: The cottage has electric heating with a radiator in each room and comprises:- Large open plan lounge/ kitchen area with three piece suite, dining table and chairs, dishwasher, washing machine, gas hob, electric oven, sink, fridge/freezer

English and French T.V.

Free internet connection (WIFI) and free phone calls worldwide to landlines.

Upstairs there is a landing area leading to one double and one twin bedroom and bathroom with bath and shower above.

Door leading to steps up to delightful, sheltered, sun deck with table and chairs. Stunning views over the roof tops and to the opposite side of the river.


There is a bakery at the bottom of Rue du petit Fort and there are craft shops and restaurants on the way up Rue du petit Fort and on Rue du Jerzual. There are numerous food and other shops closer to the town; still less than 10 minutes walk from the cottage. There are supermarkets within a 10 minute drive.

Restaurants: In the immediate vicinity there are many; the nearest is Le Cottage which has a great atmosphere as the food is grilled over the wood burner. Next door to this is La Lumachelle which specialises in Pizzas.

On the corner of Rue du Petit Fort and Rue du Port there is a creperie and just opposite by the bridge is Restaurant Les Terrasses which has a beautiful terrace right next to the river. Then there are numerous other restaurants and bars on Rue du Port.

Travel - There are many ferry services to Brittany available including Portsmouth to St. Malo, Caen and Cherbourg, and Poole to Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries or P&O. Flights to Brittany are available from London to Rennes, and by Ryanair at a very attractive price, from London Stansted or East Midlands to Dinard. Arriving at the Brittany port of St. Malo or Dinard leaves an easy drive of about 30 minutes to Dinan. The public transport connections are good throughout Brittany and for cycling enthusiast, there are interesting routes from St. Malo to the cottage.

This cottage is ideal for those who want a short vacation or longer holidays.

Car parking: The cottage is located in a pedestrianised area. Parking outside the cottage is allowed for the purposes of loading and unloading belongings, shopping etc. and then there is free parking by the river, a short walk away.

Payment may be made directly to the owner by bank transfer, credit card or cash

More Details

Alan or Ronwen Lovell
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2017


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Ferry
20 Miles
St. Malo
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
St. Malo Golf Club, Le Tronchet
Nearest Beach
17 Miles
St. Jacut de la Mer
Car: not necessary

There are boat trips from the port to St.Malo and to Lehon, a small village with attractive church and large public swimming pool. Small motor boats may be hired by the hour at the port. Bicycles are available for rent on a daily rate basis at the port.


Dinan Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom with basin, W.C., bath and shower over the bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Each bedroom has a wardrobe and chest of drawers
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
Hire of bed linen and towels available Free telephone calls to landline phones ( including international calls) Calls to mobile phones charged at cost and deducted from security deposit. French and English TV Sun deck with 4 chairs and table


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Dinan holiday/vacation rental home Rue du petit Fort close to river and town
average rating of 4.3 based on 10 reviews
United Kingdom

Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

Many thanks for a wonderful time at your cottage in Dinan with everything provided for our comfort and amusement. We loved the town and port area with all the historic buildings and plenty of places to eat and drink, as well as the opportunity for country walks alongside the river to such places as Lehon and La Hisse.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2010
  • Stayed: January 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we hope you may stay again in the future
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Well equipped and comfortable, beautiful position.

  • 5 of 5

One of the prettiest streets going down to the port. Bustling during day, quiet and peaceful at night. Wonderful patisserie and restaurant nearby. Enjoyed sipping champagne in roof top garden! Double bed very comfortable, I am waiting for fourth back op, so this was essential to me.Dinan is enchanting. I would recommend. Owners also provide free phone calls to landlines only, and sky tv.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Right in the heart of it...

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and we welcome you once again on your forthcoming trip in November
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Beautiful cottage in beautiful location

  • 3 of 5

Love this area of France and love Dinan.

Cottage is very well equipped but unfortunately lacks the finishing touches-the most uncomfortable bed i have ever slept on and a broken and dirty toilet seat!! Not what you would expect from a holiday rental-needs updating

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry to hear you found the bed uncomfortable and that the toilet seat was broken. I am surprised that you didn't address any of these issues while you were at the house through our local management whose telephone numbers you were given and who could have dealt with the problem. I have spoken with them and they too are surprised that you did not call them to discuss any shortcomings. By the way, this is a rare complaint and we have a client who is planning to visit the house for the fourth time in less than two years. In spite of this we will investigate your complaint about the bed and the toilet seat and of course rectify any faults.
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Lovely Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I totally agree with the comments made by others - you want for nothing in this house and we had a great time. Went to both restaurants a few yards from the house and had excellent meals and the bakery on the corner is to die for. Would definately stay at this house again if we are in the area.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2010
  • Stayed: September 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Holiday in Dinan cottage

  • 5 of 5

What a delightful spot and a wonderful historic town!

We wanted for nothing in the cottage, it contained everything listed and more besides. The log fires on chilly autumn evenings made it very cosy. All amenities were within walking distance and although the walk into town was steep, you barely noticed as the buildings were so fascinating! Great places to eat and drink very close by.

It is definitely somewhere we shall return to.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2010
  • Stayed: October 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Bed linen and towels can be supplied and are paid for locally as follows:-

Double bed linen 15 euros, single bed linen 10 euros, towels 5 euros per person

Rental payments may be made directly with the owner by bank transfer, credit card or cash.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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