Holiday cottage near Dinan - BN004691

9.6/10
Pluduno (27km from Dinan), Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN004691 Advertiser since: 18 March 2016
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Barn Cottage Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 Chairbed for child under 8

About this property

Traditional cottage offers comfortable accommodation. This cottage/gite is in a coastal setting.

Barn Cottage was renovated from a farm building and contains original beams and all rooms have good head height. Comfortably furnished and well appointed. Two bedrooms upstairs with one bathroom. Ground floor is one combined living area with corner kitchen. Attractive feature stained glass window in kitchen corner. Interior of cottage is light and airy. Wall-mounted electric radiators provide heating in all rooms, if necessary.

Visitors are invited to use our garden for reading, relaxing and barbecues, enjoy the peace and quiet (and listen to the insects!) The lane at the front of the cottage leads to only three other houses, a farm and a wooded valley containing a delightful stream for a relaxing walk.  An ideal base for exploring flora and fauna, walking, cycling and bird-watching.  Beautiful sandy beaches, nearest being St Cast le Guildo, and pretty coves within short drive.
 
Nearby attractions are the historic town of Dinan with its scenic riverside setting.  Markets at St Jacut, Matignon, Plancoet and fetes at nearby villages during the summer.  Picturesque coastline of Cote d'Emeraude within short drive. Walled city of St Malo. 
 
 
 
 

Type

Cottage/Gite

Kitchen and dining

Fully fitted and equipped kitchen and dining area within ground floor living room. Fridge, freezer, microwave, hob and oven, washing machine, dishwasher.

Living rooms

Comfy seating for 4, coffee-table, wi-fi, English tv, dvd player, full range of books.

Bedrooms

1 bedroom with double bed, 1 bedroom with twin beds. Both bedrooms contain chests of drawers, mirrors, hanging space, shelves, bed linen provided.

Bathrooms

Bath with shower, basin, toilet, towels provided.

Heating

Electric wall-mounted radiators in all rooms.

Entertainment

Beaches, beautiful countryside, French culture. Visitors to the cottage have recommended their trips to the aquarium at St Malo, walks along the coastline at St Briac the nearby Etang du Guebriand, exploring Dinard and a stunning and deserted beach at Ile du Perron.

Garden and outside

Patio with table and chairs, barbeque, access to garden of approx 1 acre, use of washing line. Walk from cottage to wooded valley with stream.

Parking and garages

Parking in barn beside cottage.

Visitor suitability

Not suitable for wheelchair access. No smoking and no pets. Please note a damage/breakage deposit of £100 is required but will be returned following post-holiday inspection.

Information about any additional facilities

The village contains a small leisure centre, tourist information, a bakery, two bars, pharmacy and the church. Various supermarkets within 5 mins drive.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

Activities

Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: st jacut
Distance: 7 km

Beach holidays

Cycling

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: gr34

The Owner Recommends

Cap Frehel

Lighthouse and coast walk

Freshwater fishing and lakeside activities

http://www.brittanytourism.com/ideas/brittany-experiences/discover-float-tube-fishing-at-jugon-les-lacs

Moncontour Medieval fete: https://www.sortir-en-bretagne.fr/33691/moncontour/fete-medievale.html

11 August 2019 - Moncontour (small hilltop town 40 km distance) holds a medieval festival - celebrations, festivities, knights jousting etc. All manner of things medieval!

Fete des Remparts (diary date for 2020) only happens alternate years!

Dinan holds a Fetes des Ramparts, normally over the last weekend of July; visitors who went last year said it was very good - jousting, live music, street theatre etc. However, Dinan is very popular with visitors even if the Fete des Remparts is not happening. Lovely medieval town with picturesque river and Old Port.

8 Reviews
9.6/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.9
  • Comfort: 9.5
  • Condition: 9.9
  • Facilities: 9.5
  • Local Amenities: 9.5
  • Setting: 9.3
  • Value for Money: 9.4
10 / 10 jenny paris 18 August, 2019

We had a really good time at Barn Cottage. Barry and Muriel made us feel very welcome. The cottage is very functional and there are so many places to visit within 30 mins driving. It was lovely to be in such a calm setting and we loved this area of Brittany. Many thanks to Barry and Muriel!

Owner response

Thank you for your positive review and we are so glad you had a good time at Barn Cottage. If you plan another holiday in Brittany please think of us or look us up if you are passing through but staying elsewhere. Good luck with the new working year and send best wishes to your mum. Regards Barry and Muriel

10 / 10 Gary and Donna Edwards 4 August, 2019

We stayed at Barry Muriel’s cottage for eight nights and couldn’t have be made more welcome.
They were warm, hospitable and couldn’t have been more knowledgeable about the local surroundings. The accommodation is an adequate size for a family of four, with the kitchen and lounge area downstairs and two good size bedrooms upstairs along with a clean and well fitted bathroom. We had full use of the back garden although we didn’t use it as the beaches and local attractions were within a very short distance by car. Pluduno and Plancoët are within a short drive away and are serviced with supermarkets and a lovely local boulangerie which serves excellent pastries and French breads. My daughter loved ordering the pastries in the morning! The beaches of Saint Caste de Guildo and St Jacut-de-la-Mer are both excellent clean beaches with fabulous rock pools and an inviting sea, both only 15 minutes from the cottage . We also visited the towns of St Malo and Dinan which were quaint and packed full of historical buildings to see. On the whole we couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you Barry and Muriel for enriching and adding to our wonderful French experience and holiday . Bravo and gros bisoux x

Owner response

Thank you, Gary and family, for your review and company over your holiday period. We are always pleased to hear guests have enjoyed their stay at Barn Cottage. Glad to welcome you back again if you choose Brittany in the future and hope the rest of the summer holiday goes well for you all.

Best wishes
Barry and Muriel

10 / 10 Mike and Penny 17 September, 2018

We had a lovely stay. The cottage is handy for lovely but quiet beaches and also day trips to castles etc for children. It is in a very quiet spot but with easy access to a pleasant little town for shops. There is a very nice boulangerie in the local village which is an easy mile cycle. Barry and Muriel looked after us very well and we would recommend this accommodation.

9.5 / 10 Jenny M 27 August, 2018

Our party was a middle aged lady with her adult daughter.
The cottage is exceptionally well equipped with everything you possibly could need for a comfortable stay. The range of cooking utensils etc is impressive so cooking any type of meal from scratch is not a problem. A folder provided handy user information for the washing machine, dishwasher etc. The cottage was spotlessly clean on arrival and the owners, Barry and Muriel, were very friendly and welcoming. They are also on hand in case of any problems.
The cottage is in a rural position and is wonderfully quiet. The closest village has a couple of bars, a chemist and a baker. We enjoyed the 20 minute walk to buy fresh bread and croissants most mornings during our stay. There is a wider range of facilities, including a hyper-market and restaurants in a small town about 2 miles away. We found the location was great for visiting a wide range of local sites including Dinan, (fabulous), rivers, lakes and the coast. The coast is varied, we walked along cliff paths and lazed on sandy beaches during our stay. There was a handy folder with information about local places of interest. Muriel and Barry suggested good restaurants which, we found, served delicious local dishes at a reasonable cost.
We had a lovely, relaxing break at the cottage and felt that the rural location was a real plus as it encouraged us to explore the local area. There are interesting places to visit on cloudy days and great beaches for sunny days.

Owner response

Thank you for your kind review and we are always so pleased to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay in our cottage and appreciated the quiet countryside and its nearby attractions. We hope your return to the UK was a smooth trip and back to everyday life went well for you both.