Bedrooms 5, Sleeps 10
|La Jérriaise||Self Catering||Friday||1||2||2|
La Jérriaise (named after the owner from Jersey!) is a stunning property, exquisitely presented and sleeping two people, in the centre of the beautiful medieval town of Dinan.
Perfect for a holiday exploring this ancient town and the many interesting places nearby.
Dinan is a charming riverside town, full of medieval history, with a 13th century castle and ramparts which encircle this well-preserved sanctuary where time has stood still.
Outside the front of the house is a pretty terrace surrounded by colourful hydrangeas.
On entering La Jérriaise there is a small hallway leading directly into the large dining/lounge/kitchen area.
The house is adorned with beautiful objects and ornaments reflecting the owner’s love of this beautiful property.
Please note the rooms on the first floor of the property are locked. Please respect the "private" signs.
A lovely kitchen with all conveniences including a dishwasher, convection/microwave, fridge/freezer.
There is an AGA which also has two gas rings. A beautiful pine table is provided for informal dining.
There is a dining table and a comfortable sofa and armchair. A wide screen tv which receives both UK and French channels is provided.
The luxurious bedroom is on the second floor and has a queen size bed. There is an en suite bathroom. A large wardrobe is provided.
A cot can be provided.
Please note children/babies over the age of 1 year are not permitted.
The en suite bathroom has a jacuzzi bath and overhead shower and wc. A large wardrobe is provided.
Second bathroom: Also on 2nd floor level is a further bathroom with bath, overhead shower, wash basin and wc.
La Jérriaise benefits from “under floor heating” on the ground floor giving a warm and cozy feel as it permeates throughout the house during the cooler months. Additional heating also available.
Wi-fi is available throughout the property.
UK and French tv channels are available
Courtyard: The southfacing, private courtyard, accessed from the back door in the kitchen, is a haven of peace and tranquillity. Difficult to imagine you are in the centre of a town! Just relax, enjoy the silence and the colourful display of flowers.
There is a table, chairs and parasol and comfortable sunloungers. It has the advantage also of not being overlooked.
A bbq has been provided.
There is no available parking outside the house. A paying car park is available opposite the house and a free car park nearby.
The house sleeps 2 adults (one king size bed). A travelcot is available and babies (non-walking!) are welcome. It is not however suitable for young children.
The house is not accessible to wheelchairs and, due to accommodation on several levels, unsuitable for guests with impaired mobility.
Pets are not allowed and the house welcomes non-smoking guests only. No smoking allowed inside or outside.
Nearest airport - Dinard
Nearest ferry - Saint Malo
Nearest railway station - Dinan (1 km from house)
The owner lives in Tasmania but was born in Jersey and has always loved France and the French way of life.
|Year property purchased||2018|
|Why this location?||Central location and surrounded by lovely countryside and coast|
|Unique benefits of property||Walking distance from all amenities, bars, restaurants and shops.|
Literally one minute walk from the house is this delightful, traditional Breton restaurant.
Call in for morning coffee, drinks, lunch or dinner.
A lovely one hour cruise on the river. Commentary in English and French.
To get your bearings, climb the 158 steps to the top of the 40m (132ft)-high Tour de l’Horloge for wonderful views over Dinan and the surrounding area – you can see as far as Mont-Saint Michel on a clear day.
Dinan’s old town is a warren of narrow streets where it appears that time has stood still. The quaintest part is Place des Merciers where you’ll find the best examples of the town’s half-timbered houses. Just opposite is the pedestrianised Rue de la Cordonnerie, also known as ‘thirsty street’ as it has nine bars!
The 13th-century castle now houses the town’s museum and this is the best place to start a tour of the magnificent ramparts, 3 km long the ramparts provide a great walk and amazing views of Dinan's fortifications. They were built by the dukes of Brittany. Today they are the longest mediaeval walls north of the Loire Valley.
Reinforced in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries, the town wall now features 10 towers and four gates which are fascinating examples of military architecture.
Dinard has several beaches, which range from small coves to long expanses of sand. The jewel in the crown of this Emerald Coast resort is Plage de l’Écluse, which is instantly recognisable in season by its rows of stripy tents; from June to September the beach organises gym classes and kids’ clubs and many other activities. The Plage de Saint-Enogat is the place to go for water sports.
Dinard continues to be an upmarket resort and many well-heeled tourists choose to spend their evenings at the swish casino after spending the day in the thalassotherapy spa. However, the Promenade Clair de Lune, a lovely waterside walk illuminated in July and August, whose palms and lush tropical plants recall the Mediterranean, shows that the best things in life are often free.
Pen Guen beach, framed by the Pointe de la Garde and the Bay Pointe.
The beaches of the Mare, the Pissotte and Fresnaye, offering superb views of the Fort La-latte.
The Beach Pit, is the most remote and is located at the western end of the peninsula.
Discover one of the most beautiful bays of the Emerald Coast with many sea sports: sailing, diving, boat rentals and kayak, cruises and boat trips, fishing.
Stop at the harbour facing the Bay of Saint-Malo to enjoy delicious seafood at one of the many restaurants. Or sample the Breton cuisine of buckwheat pancakes, accompanied by a bowl of cider!
About 45 minutes drive from Dinan is the UNESCO world heritage site of Mont Saint Michel. This is France's most visited tourist destination!
About 1 hour drive from Dinan is Josselin. A French "petite cité de caractère". This lovely medieval town has a chateau, still inhabited by aristocracy. A lovely cobbled square with many bars and restaurants and a bustling Saturday market. Stroll along the Nantes-Brest canal or hire a bike or a kyak if you feel energetic!
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