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A beautifully renovated and decorated stone cottage, located in a quiet side street, a very short walk to the port of Dinan.
Sleeping up to 5 comfortably, the cottage is in a quiet part of the port area with a private enclosed garden. Just a few steps away you'll find a number of good restaurants, cafés and a good bakery.
The historic centre of medieval Dinan is also close by, and a short car drive brings you to the glorious sandy beaches of the north coast and a string of coastal villages and towns.
Entering the house is a well equipped kitchen and dining area with table and chairs. Leading off the kitchen is the living room with a wood burning stove. At the end of this room is a ground floor bedroom with a single bed and an en suite shower room with wc.
A short flight of stairs leads from the living room to the first floor. Here there are 2 bedrooms - one with a double bed, the second with 2 singles. A bathroom and wc are also on this floor. From the second bedroom, a door gives direct access to the pretty garden via a pretty balcony area.
The large back garden is a lovely feature of the cottage, situated at the rear of the property with good views towards medieval Dinan. Here you can find several grassy areas, flower beds and swings for the children.
Garden furniture and a barbecue are available in the summer, and at the end of the garden is a further wooded area to explore.
You can park for free on the street just outside the house. Free wi-fi internet. TV with both french channels and UK freesat channels.
Fully equipped kitchen and dining area for 6.
Living room with comfortable sofas, logburner.
Single bedroom on ground floor with adjoining bathroom. On the first floor a double bedroom and a twin bedroom share a bathroom.
There are 2 bathrooms in the house: one shower room on the ground floor and one bathroom on the first floor.
Both have heating and/or electric towel heaters.
The cottage has a central heating system, as well as a logburner in the living area.
English Freeview satellite tv, French TV, dvd player and selection of dvds and books.
Large private garden with choice of 2 terraces and swing set.
There is a balcony from the twin bedroom with access to the garden.
Free on-street parking.
Suitable for guests of all ages.
There is also a washing machine situated in the garage cellar area.
This is also a great place for bike storage.
A short walk up the cobbled Jerzual hill lined by many artists' galleries, craftsmens' workshops and creperies leads to the unspoilt medieval town centre of Dinan.
Largely untouched for centuries, the historic core has lots of atmosphere and many fine old timber framed buildings. Wandering the narrow streets, you'll find an impressive castle, high town walls, the clock tower and a good number of shops, galleries and restaurants.
The walled town of St Malo is well worth exploring, you can walk the circuit of the town walls with great views out to sea and down towards the allies and street of the old town. Rebuilt after the war, the town is much favoured by Parisians escaping the capital as well as overseas visitors, who come to sample the town's many good restaurants, art galleries and high end shops.
Walk out from the impressive town gate along the promenade 'Le Sillon' overlooking the large sandy beach leading east to the headlands at Minihic and Rothéneuf. A series of cafés, restaurants and hotels along the front offer an ideal stop for a drink or meal overlookng the sea.
Grouin Point is a stunning example of the wild beauty of the Emerald Coast. The stretch of coastline from here towards Port Mer makes a great walk, and Port Mer has a lovely golden beach with plenty of café and ice-cream opportunities. You can also carry on to Cancale, a short distance away, which is somewhat the Holy Grail of seafood restaurants in the area.
This property is in a brilliant location just up a small cobbled street from the River Rance. You can walk to the riverside and there are cafes and restaurants there. You can also hire bikes and kayaks to explore the river's edge. We found it well equipped for cooking at home and with plenty of space to eat and relax in the dining kitchen/open plan lounge.
The owners are good at replying quickly to any queries which is helpful. We would recommend this property to friends as it was charming and in an excellent location.
The property is in an ideal setting with a lovely garden. We stayed for two weeks much enjoying our surroundings. If you are very tall, be warned there are low beams all around the house. Bring your hard hats! It is a lovely old house brilliantly renovated with interesting little design touches, Our younger grand-daughter enjoyed spotting things in the old stone walls! The garden is very steep and would be difficult for the less able, but the views over Dinan are worth the climb to the top. There is a courtyard area with seating right outside the front door, also a barbecue and comfortable chairs, some reclining. Accessible from one bedroom is a little terrace which leads on to the second level of the garden with table and chairs for dining out under a gazebo.
Jeremy and Julia were amazing and sorted out several little problems instantly. They are on hand to look after all the properties they deal with and I would not hesitate to book any of them!
The port of Dinan is such a short distance, a few minutes walk away. We loved being able to stroll down there for a drink or a meal. The restaurant on our side of the bridge, Bords de Rance is a creperie with plenty of alternatives to galettes and crepes if required, with a friendly staff. There are many others across the bridge and we liked the typical French style Chez Bongrain where the patron is larger than life.
On Thursdays, from late June to mid August, there is live music on the port which is an added bonus.
very good all round