Holiday gite near Dinan - BN004617

Corseul (18km from Dinan), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN004617 Advertiser since: 18 February 2016
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Brook Cottage Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 cot or extra child bed if desired

About this property

Pretty Stone Cottage Between Dinan and the Coast. This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Recently restored stone cottage with plenty of charm and character, set in a hamlet overlooking a stream. Close to medieval Dinan and the beautiful coastline, easy access to Saint Malo, Dinard and Rennes.
The property consists of a living room with exposed beams, cosy woodburning stove and exposed stone, fully fitted kitchen and dining area.
On the first floor a landing leads to 2 bedrooms; 1 double, 1 twin and a family shower room with wc.
There is a gated and private courtyard in front of the house with parking and a safe lawned garden to the rear with views over the valley to the stream. Country paths for walking, riding or cycling are just next to the cottage, the beautiful unspoiled beaches are ten minutes away, historical Dinan is 10 minutes also.
Most leisure activities from golf to horseriding and watersports are all nearby, as are markets and supermarkets.
Bookings can be flexible to allow for mid week crossings if desired, contact us for details.
Internet connection.
Bikes, toys, barbecue etc are all available - just ask if you need something and we shall do our best!



Kitchen and dining

Fitted and well stocked kitchen with hob, oven, extractor, microwave, dishwasher and clothes washer, dining table and chairs. High chair if needed.

Living rooms

Open plan living room with sofas, tv, well stocked library with books and dvd's, internet, hi-fi and a cosy woodburning stove.


One double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom. An extra child's bed can be put up if needed, a cot is available too


Family shower room with shower, basin and wc. baby bath etc can be supplied.


The cottage is heated with a very efficient woodburning stove which heats the house throughout on even the coldest winter day. Logs supplied.


A selection of toys, games and bikes are available for your use, there is tv and internet, a selection of dvd's.

Garden and outside

There is a private courtyard garden in front of the house, gated and enclosed, and a safe flat lawned garden to the back.

Parking and garages

Gated parking in front of the property

Visitor suitability

Suitable for couples and families, small groups.

Information about any additional facilities

Baby equipment is available if needed, barbecue and garden furniture of course at the property.


  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Plancoet, Dinan and Saint Lunaire
Distance: 3 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: from trout to sea bass
Name of nearest fishing location: river or sea
Distance: 0.5 km


Name and address of nearest golf course: La Corbinais
Distance: 6 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Clos des Perrières, 22130 Créhen
Distance: 5 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: Corseul

About the Owner/Advertiser, Mrs Gillian Lorin

I had a holiday home here many years ago and loved the are a so much I came to live here. I currently work in estate agency and property management.

Year property purchased 2011
Why this location? It is a beautiful spot, close to the beautiful unspoilt beaches, close to medieval Dinan and also easy for all transport - air, road, rail and ferry even though we live in a quiet country hamlet.
Unique benefits of property We restored the cottage from scratch, wanting to keep all the character of the house such as exposed beams, natural stone, fireplace but provide all the comforts of modern living - well placed for a huge range of activities and close to so many super places to visit but peaceful with plenty of outdoors space.

The Owner Recommends

Canoeing and Kayaking

Nearby at Plancoet


At least ten good golf courses within a short drive, from Pleneuf Val André to Dinard on the coast and inland.


at nearby Créhen for all ages and abilities

Hot air ballooning

Fantastic trips by hot air balloon over the Rance estuary to the coast and countryside - spectacular!


Courses at Lamballe and La Gousnière.

Sand Yachting

In the Bay of Mont St Michel - great fun for all ages.


From country pathways starting from our gîte to coastal walks, take the tidal causeway to explore the Isle des Hébihens, woodland walks to the nearby Chateau de Montafilan, where to start - or stop!

8 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 9.4
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Penfold Robert 5 October, 2019

Lovely place,so good would like to go again.

Owner response

Thank you - you would be very very welcome !!

10 / 10 Lisa H 26 August, 2019

We had a lovely holiday. Went with our two children age 9 and 15 years. Brook Cottage was super. Clean, tastefully renovated/decorated and came complete with lots of extras to make our stay comfortable. We would definitely stay again if we revisit the area. Excellent location, 15mins to Dinan and the coast! Variety of beautiful beaches- sandy bathing beaches, clear sea and also the protected area St Jacuit de la Mer. Amenities- rural location but only a short drive to the traditional well equipped pretty town Plancoet which even had an enormous hyper market on the other side of the town.

Owner response

Thank you for such a lovely review - it was a pleasure to have you and the children to stay and you would be the most welcome again chez nous !

10 / 10 Hazel Franklin 10 September, 2018

We had a really lovely week at Brook cottage. The owners Gillian and Christian were the perfect hosts and couldn’t have been more friendly and welcoming. Gillian was most helpful to us when my sister was sick. It is such a quiet spot and lovely countryside. I would definitely recommend Brook Cottage to friends and family.

The local beaches were beautiful and would recommend a visit to medieval DINAN.

Owner response

it was a pleasure to have you as guests - please don't hesitate to come back - you would be most welcome !

10 / 10 Kat Bond 1 September, 2017

We really enjoyed our July stay here-the cottage has been beautifully renovated, with a real feeling of luxury upstairs in particular.Lots of storage space to use.Immaculately clean.
Very thoughtful provisions of extra items in kitchen (picnicware, herbs & spices,foil etc.)all helped to make for a relaxed & easy holiday.Large selection & variety of books & games for all ages.--Absolutely no loss of privacy with owners next door in the building--but at the same time they couldn't have been more helpful--(We arrived very early (having mistaken entry time), & Gillian was kind enough to allow us in--but please don't take that as setting a precedent!!!
--Lovely grounds, & walks from the door.-Quiet neighbourhood (end of a small cul de sac in a small hamlet). Lots of unusual bird activity to watch (including nesting kestrels in next door's eaves!)--Lovely quiet & clean & batheable beaches in fairly easy reach--especially at Saint Jacut de la mer & Saint Briac sur mer. Shopping for food needs to be planned as no really nearby "corner shops" or Supermarkets.
Hope to return sometime in the not too distant future (maybe when the middle section of the long-house has been finished to give the option of a larger family group staying-I'm sure our family would love it here!)--Thank you Gillian!

Owner response

Glad to hear you enjoyed our holiday cottage and the local area and for such a super report - we hope too to get the other part of the house completed to welcome larger family groups! We like to watch the kestrels too - especially when they teach the babies to fly!
We hope to be able to welcome you back anytime
Kind regards
Gillian and Christian