|Les Cedres||Self Catering||Saturday||1||2||1||Two Settees convert as single beds for 2|
Dinard started as a small fishing village in St Enogat and later became home to rich merchants from Saint-Malo. It was eventually discovered by wealthy English, Americans, Russians at the turn of the XXth Century, by the Parisian elite of the "Années Folles" and eventually became a fashionable summer resort favoured by artists and personalities, to rival those on the Cote d'Azur. High society villas and Art Deco architecture bear witness to its prestigious past. Dinard remains a french and english favourite as a relaxing holiday destination.
Our garden apartment (540 sq. feet) in the centre of Dinard, is calm, comfortable, clean and bright. Its small garden is private and the flat also has its own allocated parking. It sleeps up to 4 persons.
It is located on the ground floor of a small residence but has its own private entrance, with access via an alleyway and so is offset from the street for a traffic free stay.
Bed linen, duvets, pillows are supplied, electric heating/hot water, coat hangers, iron and table, vacuum cleaner, smoke detector, fire blanket, first-aid kit, shutters to all french windows.
We can also supply baby equipment for young families: travelcot and bedding, highchair, babybath and potty.
Opens to the living room, and is well equipped: fridge with freezer compartment, induction hob, electric oven, microwave, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine.
You will find that the kitchen is also well equipped with china, cutlery, pots etc. for if you feel like cooking all the fresh produce you have purchased in the market.
Dining inside or outside: table and 4 chairs in living room and outdoor dining set in the garden.
With a seaside/relaxed feel, the large living room includes the dining table and 4 chairs, a flat screen tv (French TNT channels) with USB/HDMI connections, a dvd player, a Blue-Tooth speaker system, 2 settees (convertible into single beds 3’ x 6’7”), shelves etc.
The sunshine streams in most of the day through the 2 french windows, and there is direct access to the private garden.
The bedroom is tastefully decorated and is peaceful and restful. It comprises twin beds (3’ x 6’7”) that can be joined as desired, a large wardrobe, a chest of drawers, an armchair, small tables etc.
Two french windows afford direct access to the garden and all day sunshine (but you can keep the blinds closed if it bothers you).
The tiled bathroom includes a shower over bath, a bidet, a wash basin. Separate toilets.
Electric heaters throughout.
Tv, dvd player, Blue-Tooth speaker system, wi-fi by arrangement (limited allowance and at extra cost)
Boardgames, beach umbrella and mats.
The garden comprises a patio/deck/terrace (170 sq. feet) and is enclosed by a green hedge, to preserve privacy from walkers by. It is SE-S-SW facing. Garden furniture include sun shade, table and 4 chairs, deck chairs.
Lilac tree, small hydrangeas.
Private reserved parking within 15m of own front door.
Access is relatively easy for persons with reduced mobility (ask owner for details): the front door is approximately 15m from the allocated parking space; 1 step for the front door, 1 step to the garden.
Sleeps 2-4: Ideal for a couple, or a young family, or friends.
Smoke Alarm, Fire Blanket, First Aid Kit.
Bonjour. I have lived and worked in Britain for over 30 years, but my husband and I found this little place so that we can recharge our batteries in Brittany every now and then. We have 2 grown up daughters and all visit Dinard as often as we can.
|Year property purchased||2016|
|Why this location?||Dinard started as a small fishing village in St Enogat and later became home to rich merchants from Saint-Malo. It was eventually discovered by wealthy English, Americans, Russians at the turn of the XXth Century, by the Parisian elite of the "Années Folles" and eventually rivalled The Cote d'Azur as a fashionable summer resort. It is easily reached from the UK, especially using Brittany Ferries to St Malo (20-25 mins drive) from Portsmouth, Poole and the Channel Islands; flights to Dinard Airport (5-10 mins drive) via RyanAir from London, Bristol or East Midlands. Other options include ferries to Caen or Cherbourg or flights to Rennes.
The town is lively in summer, and offers both entertainment and peace, depending on your activities. Beaches are but 10 mins walk, and so are shops, art galleries, bars/cafes, market, etc. You can come over from the UK without a car, or if you bring one, you can park it and forget about it for the duration.
|Unique benefits of property||The flat is situated in a quiet, central and quaint neighbourhood, between romantic St Enogat and Dinard itself. It is perfectly situated to discover the town's architecture and history, and sample its nightlife. It is on the ground floor, has its own private entrance; garden and parking space, so you can really switch off. It is spacious, clean and bright. The kitchen is well equipped so you can hon those French cooking skills and enjoy the results al fresco in the garden... or get inspiration in one of Dinard's restaurants.|
L’Arganier : superb Moroccan cuisine, nice decor (reservation advised).
Oliver : bistrot cuisine (reservation advised).
Thaï and Sushi : cuisine by a Thai and a sushi chefs (reservation advised).
Le 8 Bis : simple tasty cuisine in interesting surroundings !
La Cantina : grilled meats, pizza or Tex-Mex.
Le sadi2 : friendly café/brasserie, sunny terrasse.
La Palm : becomes a night bar in the summer months.
Le Darling : bar and tea rooms in the Royal Emeraude hotel.
There is a resume of ideas for outings and practical information for you to use in the flat, but by the way of an introduction: leave the car on the allocated parking space and stroll leisurely within 10 mins to the lovely sandy beaches, but also to the supermarkets, the market (3 times a week) and covered market, the shops, designer boutiques and art galleries. Dinard and St Enogat are rich in art history and architecture which are best explored on foot. The coastal walk is a great place for a jog, a day hike or just a romantic stroll. Also on offer are casinos, café/bars, restaurants, cinemas, indoor and outdoor sea-water swimming pools, and Thalassotherapy in St Enogat or St Malo. (A sea-bus linking Dinard and St Malo leaves from the quay 15 min walk away).
For adventures further afield, you could catch a bus to Dinan, St Malo or St Briac at a bus stop near the residence, or cycle down the old railway line (La voie verte) to Dinan (13 mins).
With a car, destinations of note include: Mont St Michel, St Malo, Dinan, Cancale, the beaches and villages of the Cote d’Emeraude and of the Rance River.