Apartment overlooking the river in Dinan - BN005032

9.4/10
1km from Dinan, Côtes d'Armor, Brittany Reference: BN005032 Advertiser since: 15 May 2003
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms
Fleur de Lys Self Catering Flexible 2 5 1

About this property

Apartment Overlooking the River in the Port of Dinan. This apartment is in a town setting.

Fleur De Lys is a comfortable and stylish first floor apartment with beautiful river views.

There are 2 bedrooms and a bed settee, ideal for a family of up to 5.

The apartment is located next to the river Rance, and retains much charm and character,. There is free wi-fi internet and UK satellite tv, as well as French tv channels.

The apartment is in a superb location to explore medieval Dinan and the sandy beaches of the North coast, as well as the historic towns of St Malo, Dinard and Mont St Michel.

A short walk across the old stone bridge brings you to Dinan's historic port area, where you can find a number of riverside restaurants, bistros, cafes and a traditional Breton bakery.

From the apartment, you can follow the peaceful riverside path to the beautiful village of Léhon with its ancient Abbey and cobbled streets.
Crossing the old bridge, a short walk up the steep Jerzual hill brings you into the perfectly preserved centre of medieval Dinan . There is also a regular tourist train link during the summer and a new free bus service from January 2019.

Type

Apartment

Kitchen and dining

The apartment has a well equipped and fitted kitchen. Oven, hob, microwave, fridge-freezer, kettle, toaster and coffee-maker.

Living rooms

Fleur de Lys has a light airy living room with views over the river.

Bedrooms

Two bedrooms, one with a double bed, second with 2 singles. Bed settee in the living room.

Bathrooms

Bath with shower, and separate wc.

Heating

Modern electric radiators.

Entertainment

Satellite 'Freeview' tv, French terrestrial channels, dvd player. Free wi-fi.

Garden and outside

Fleur de Lys does not have a garden.

Parking and garages

Free parking available on the street outside on a first come first served basis. Private car park close by, with guaranteed space for 20€ a week, limited number of tickets so please just ask when booking.

Visitor suitability

The apartment is ideal for families or couples.

Information about any additional facilities

Bed linen and towels for 2 guests are included in the rentals, with additional supplement of 20€ per person.
The optional end of stay clean for 50€, or you are welcome to clean before leaving.

There is a hair dryer, washing machine and dishwasher available.

Cot, highchair, and baby bath can be supplied free, please just ask.

Facilities

  • Cleaning

  • Internet

  • No smoking

  • Linen

Activities

Golf

Name and address of nearest golf course: Dinard
Distance: 15 km

Horse riding

Name and address of nearest stables: Taden Stables
Distance: 2 km

Walking

Name/number of nearest marked trail: Chemin de Halage (Riverside walk)

Watersports

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

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.

Dinan Market

The weekly Dinan market takes place every Thursday morning in the towns main square.The market is popular with both locals and visitors alike, the many stalls sell local food produce, fresh flowers, books and handmade items, in a very French ambiance. The sausage galettes are also recommended ( organic of course!)

Eating out in Dinan

Dinan has a wide selection of restaurants, bistros and cafés. For a light snack, try a crepe and a cider at one of the many creperies 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. There's also a growing number of young chefs offering a more modern approach often using organic ingredients. Locally sourced 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 aperitifs!

Local Area

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.

Nearest Market

There is a large, colourful market held every Thursday morning in the town centre, about 1km away.

Nearest Restaurant

Many good restaurants can be found on the port, a short stroll away, there are further good restaurants in the historic town centre, about 1 km away.

2 Reviews
9.4/10
  • Cleanliness: 9.5
  • Comfort: 9
  • Condition: 9
  • Facilities: 9
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Broom Family 28 October, 2018

This gite is a hidden gem. It over looks the port with plenty of restaurants within walking distance & is very picturesque. Everyone is so friendly & the owners are exceptional & welcoming. We have had one of our best holidays & hoping to return again soon. Our children are 13 & 10 both of which enjoyed every minute & we had lots of laughter!

8.8 / 10 Jonros 18 September, 2018

Another good apartment, thank you Jeremy