Riverside holiday apartment nr Dinan - BN004019

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Lanvallay (1km from Dinan), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN004019 Advertiser since: 15 May 2003
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Le Loft Self Catering Flexible 2 5 1 One sofabed

About this property

Stylish riverside apartment with beautiful views. This apartment is in a town setting.

A stylish and beautifully decorated apartment with stunning river views of the port of Dinan. With two walls made entirely of glass, the apartment is flooded with light and offers wonderful views to the River Rance, the old stone bridge and the pretty port of Dinan.
 
The apartment has been renovated and decorated in 2015, and is located on the second floor of a 16th century stone house which used to be an old tannery. The living area is spacious and flooded with light, and opens onto a fully equipped corner kitchen. Leading off the kitchen is a spacious double bedroom with a bathroom with claw foot bath and wc. A short flight of steps goes up from the kitchen area to a mezzanine sleeping area with 2 single beds.

Bed settee and folding bed provide extra sleeping for a fifth person.
 
The apartment is a few steps away from the old stone bridge so very close to a traditional Brittany bakery as well as number of good riverside restaurants, bistros and cafes. Free parking is available just outside the apartment on a quiet side street or a short walk away. Or a guaranteed space in a private car park close by is available for 20€ per week , please ask when booking.

Boat and bike hire available on the port, horse riding is also very close. You can reach some beautiful beaches and stunning coastal walks by car in about 30 minutes.

The area is great for walking and cycling, the tow path follows the river and is traffic free, and you are soon in the peaceful Breton countryside. The surrounding country lanes are generally quiet with few cars.

Type

Apartment

Kitchen and dining

Well equipped corner kitchen, a dining table looks over the river and port.

Living rooms

Spacious and light living room overlooking the river Rance.

Bedrooms

One double bedroom, and a second bedroom on the mezzanine, with 2 single beds.
Bed-settee in the living room for additional sleeping.

Bathrooms

Bathroom with bath and wc.

Heating

Electric radiators.

Entertainment

Tv receiving both UK Freeview channels (BBC1, ITV etc ) and also French channels ( TF1, Arte etc)

Garden and outside

There is no outside space at this property.

Parking and garages

Free parking is available on the street just outside the apartment, and we can provide a ticket to a nearby private car park for 20€ per week ( subject to availability)

Information about any additional facilities

Linen / towels and tourist tax are included within the rental prices.
The apartment will be clean and checked before you arrive, and you can either clean before leaving or our end of stay clean service is 50€.
There is free wi-fi internet.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Dinan historic centre, seasonal market
Distance: 1 km

Cycling

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Saint Valay Equitation
Distance: 2 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: GR34

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mr Jeremy Stark

We first came to Brittany on holiday 20 years ago, and liked the area so much, we took the plunge and moved here permanently a few years later. We've holiday let our apartments here since then, and are still finding new places close by to explore and visit. <br/>We appreciate the beautiful natural environment and well preserved towns and villages close to us, as well as the quality of life - we hope you enjoy the area as much as we do!

Year property purchased 2008
Why this location? The port of Dinan is a great holiday location, with restaurants and cafés close by as well as bike and boat hire just next to the apartments. You can walk into the historic centre of Dinan up the steep cobbled Jerzual hill in 10 minutes, or take the free bus the 'Dinamo' organised by the Commune to link the port to the town.
The stunning North coast is about 30 minutes drive away where you'll find beautiful sandy beaches, rocky headlands and the coastal footpath, the GR34.
Unique benefits of property The apartments are next to the river Rance and very close to the restaurants, cafés and shops on the port of Dinan. The ground floor apartments (Millefleurs and Tisserands) each have a garden with direct access to the tow path and river. The other apartments have great views of the port and the old bridge as well as the boats sailing up and down the river.
We speak English and French and live close by, so are here if you need us or if you have any questions about the apartments or the area.

The Owner Recommends

Medieval Dinan

The town of Dinan is an ideal holiday location - it has an attractive historic centre, a good selection of restaurants and is also close to the North Brittany coast.The historic medieval centre is well preserved, with a wealth of half-timbered houses, a medieval castle and impressive stone ramparts. The town has a unique atmosphere and plays host to a major medieval festival every 2 years, an unforgettable experience. The next festival takes place in July 2020. The port area of the town is a very attractive spot to explore, with boat, canoe and bike hire available. The river path leads from the port out into the tranquil countryside past the beautiful village of Lehon. Ideal for cycling and walking, the path quickly takes you to the peace and quiet of the Breton countryside.

Dinan Port

The apartment is on the port of Dinan where you'll find some good restaurants and cafés, as well as a traditional Brittany bakery. You can also hire bikes and boats to explore the river and country side. The riverside tow path leads off into the peaceful countryside.

Eating Out in Dinan

Dinan has a wide selection of restaurants, bistros and cafés. For a light snack, try a crêpe and a cider at one of the many crêperies in town, or a fixed menu of mussels, frites and a glass of white wine at a pavement cafe. For something more substantial, the historic centre has a number of well established restaurants offering traditional French menus. Locally sourced and organic ('bio') ingredients are used as a matter of course and children are made welcome. One thing to note - restaurants do not usually stay open late, and often stop taking orders by 9pm, so don't spend too long on the apéritifs!

Coast and Beaches

Brittany's north coast can be reached in about 35 minutes by car from Dinan. Here you'll find a string of attractive seaside towns and villages including elegant Dinard, and the more relaxed St Jacut de la Mer and St Cast le Guildo. There's a wide variety of beaches - we like Pen Guen which has a large free car park, beach café for a cold drink and a safe sandy beach ideal for swimming. The beach at St Enogat and St Lunaire are also worth a look as are the sandy coves of St Jacut de la Mer. There's also a good coastal walk from St Jacut towards Chateau Guildo, a ruined castle overlooking the estuary. For surfers - start at Pléherel Plage and work your way west towards Finistere.

2 Reviews
10/10
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Barry201 18 September, 2017

Beautiful location on bank of river. Clean well-kept apartment with efficient and helpful English owners living nearby.
Local shops and restaurants two minutes away.
Highly recommended

10 / 10 Jonros 15 September, 2016

Excellent riverside location served by a good selection of restaurants. Everything within walking distance, apart from supermarkets.
Parking was generally OK, but occasionally problematic.
Ideal property for couple or family with up to two young children. Would not hesitate to recommend to friends.