Albertine and Jasmine are situated in a beautiful garden setting covering approximately a quarter acre just off the Rue Du Petit Fort one of Dinan's prettiest pedestrianised streets, the garden covers approximately a quarter acre and is on three levels linked by a spiral staircase and stone steps. Each garden has its own special appeal and offers stunning views over the rooftops of Dinan and to the hillside beyond.Restaurants, bars, creperies, theatre, specialist shops, bus and train stations all close by. Lively historic port with boat hire and waterside walks. Sandy beaches, Dinard (airport) St Malo (ferry port within 30 minutes drive. Don't forget the Fete des Ramparts, a medieval feast of Drama and entertainment held every two years , the next one is from 21st to 22nd July 2018 Please contact the owner for a discount on Brittany Ferries Crossings.
- Cottage290 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 15, 2018
About Robyn Hogan
We are a couple from New Zealand and after many trips to Europe decided to move to the UK in 2003. We have always wanted a home in France and coming from a seafaring nation decided that Brittany with it's marvellous coastline was the place for us. So in October 2010 we purchased Le Roc St Vincent in Dinan, an old stone house with 2 cottages attached. Since then we have completely refurbished Albertine and Jasmine to a very high standard and a now ready for guests. We love Dinan with all it's wonderful old buildings and history, the lively port is a great place to wander along stopping for a coffee or a drink or for a meal in one of the many restaurants. We offer our guests a warm welcome so come visit us and join us for a BBQ on a hot summers night!
Robyn Hogan purchased this Cottage in 2010
Why Robyn Hogan chose Dinan
We bought the property for it's proximity to the sea, the friendliness of the locals and the ease of commuting from England.
What makes this Cottage unique
We enjoy just being able to walk to the many shops, restaurants, port and roaming around the Ramparts of Dinan.
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Our stay at Jasmine was delightful. The gardens were still beautiful in mid-October and one of our most memorable experiences was sitting in the garden with a bottle of wine, an artisan baguette from the nearby boulangerie, and a slice of morbier cheese. We felt very lucky to have stumbled on this little apartment in a charming town and will recommend it to friends in the future.
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Absolutely home from home.
What a fantastic gite. Despite being compact there was a place for every holiday essential. All the welcome extras left by Robyn were great especially wine, muffins and home made jam. An added bonus was the gorgeous garden where we ate and relaxed on a night , listening to the Jazz being played by the port. It was a treat for us to be able to walk to nearby restaurants and cafes. Robyn left a list of her favourite ones. We were easy driving distance to other towns and coastal villages. Last but not least we must mention Molly. We did try to get her in our case but no luck. Would definitely recommend to friends.
Charming and picturesque
Robyn and Russ are great hosts. It had all of the amenities we needed. The outside garden is beautiful and is a great place to eat. Great location. We had a great stay.
Thank you, you were wonderful guests and we enjoyed meeting you.
Utterly charming stay and experience in Dinan.
From the moment we met our charming host Robyn we knew we were in for something special in our choice of stay at her property, Jasmine in lovely Dinan. We could not fault anything from the adorable property itself, it's fantastic location right in the heart of things (equidistant to the old town, as it was the river port) and not to mention how welcome Robyn made us feel (nothing was too much trouble for her). A truly wonderful stay, one of those places that you know instantly you'll be much tempted to return to. Thank you! Rob & Jude
Our third time to stay with Robyn and Ross
Once again we had a brilliant time in Dinan. This year we stayed in Jasmine but have stayed in Albertine previously. The garden was in full bloom - it is hard to wrench yourself away from it. Again, Robyn could not do enough for you - going over and above to make your stay comfortable. She provides a well stocked store cupboard and a lovely welcome pack. Dinan is a beautiful city and the pub by St Saviours we now call our "local". I guarantee you will have a great time.
Idyllic Hideaway in the Middle of Dinan's Old Town
We stayed at the property in the first week of June. We had a fantastic time and were very impressed by the property and the owners/hosts. First, the property is beautiful. Fully modernized, and impeccably outfitted. Despite it's compact size, it featured a fully functional cooktop, microwave, coffee and tea accessories, appropriate dinner/silverware etc. The bedroom has a king bed!. What you cannot see from most of the on-line pictures, and what must be seen to be believed, is the amazingly private garden that is a centerpiece of the property. Our rooms looked out onto this garden and with the windows open you could both see and smell the amazing flowers. When you are sitting on the patio in the garden you feel like you are in a private and secret garden. Relaxation was instantaneous. It truly is a "hidden idyll" within the city proper.
Second, the location is perfect for exploring and enjoying Dinan's historic center. Dinan has an upper town, and a section of the town that is down on the river at the port. The property is about mid-way down Rue de La Petit Fort--the main connecting tissue--between these two parts of the city. Robin and Ross, our hosts were extremely accommodating. Getting into Dinan and finding an address isn't like doing so in Kansas. Streets signs are small and not necessarily optimally placed, and fully understanding that, Robin met us at a "findable" location within the city and hand-led us down to the apartment. She also helped us locate a local grocery, had good suggestions on dining and sites within the area, and helped me figure out how to use the gas pumps to fill up our rental. She's originally a New Zealander so she speaks English.
To note: you should appreciate that the apartment we had, though complete and beautifully appointed was small; almost ship-like in its scale and efficiency. We were fine with it, BUT there is not much room for luggage, and I might try for the larger apartment if I had lots of suitcases. Second, it's a two story, so if you are slightly less physically capable, you might find the upstairs bedroom a bit of a challenge. (You're also going to find walking around Dinan itself to be so as well).
Overall? Would go back in a heartbeat! Really enjoyed our stay. Great property. Great people. Fantastic city to explore. And their dog Molly was the perfect greeter for any and all guests. Made us wish our dog had come along for the vacation too.
Coast/Beach: Dinan is situated on the Cotes D'Amor region of Brittany with it's wonderful sandy beaches. A 20 minute drive will take you to a number of stunning beaches, St Cast Le Guildo.and Jacut sur Mer just two local seaside resorts with fantastic beaches. Travel: Dinard airport is a 20 minute drive, St Malo (ferry port for Brittany Ferries) is 25 minutes drive. Dinan train station is nearby and has links to Rennes, St Malo and much more. A car is recommended for exploring all that the region offers. Distances: Dinard ( 20 minutes drive), St Malo ( 25 minute drive) Rennes easily reached by road, rail or bus from Dinan. Mont St Michel is only a 45 minute drive away. Further Details: Restaurants, bars, creperies, theatre, specialist shops, bus and train station are all within walking distance as too is the lively historic port with boat hire and waterside walks. Small supermarkets are located in the town centre just a short walk up the Rue Du Petit Fort with many larger supermarkets on the outskirts of town. Dinan has a wonderful market every Thursday in the centre of town. banks and the post office are a short walk away.
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Changeover Day: Changeover day is normally Saturday but we are flexible.