2 bedroom holiday home in the port of Dinan
- english, french
About Cath Davis
Retired from the IT rat race now living in France.
Cath Davis purchased this House in 2015
Why Cath Davis chose Lanvallay
We fell in love with Dinan the first time we visited it, the combination of a walled medieval town with a bustling port is unique certainly in this part of France. There is always something to do - even if it's just watching the world go by from a creperie on the banks of the river. There are heaps of places to go and things to see in Brittany but nothing beats a lazy afternoon by the river with a good bottle of red ! Rue du Four is the ideal location to explore from or to just hang-out at. Sitting on the terrace in the evening sun can't be beaten.
What makes this House unique
This little house overlooks the river Rance and the port of Dinan. It is a fabulous base for walking and cycling as there are tow paths in both directions along the river. There are several restaurants in the port, a 2 minute stroll accross the bridge, so you don't need to drive anywhere in the evening. A more challenging walk is up the famous Rue du Jersual into the medieval town itself.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great location good off road parking, however let down by lack of cleanliness.
Wonderful location in a beautiful town...
What a pleasure it was to stay 5 days in this well equipped flat in the picturesque town of Dinan. Situated right down in the port of old Dinan (really, the BEST part of the town, in our opinion!), Cath and John's place was not only comfortable, clean and quaint, but was also well-appointed, with all mod cons. We were able to rent bikes (during the summer, you can get these at 10 AM just a 5 minute walk away at the Maison de la Rance), and ride along the Rance (Canal/River) for many miles in each direction. The little village of Lehon (a 10 minute ride South on the Rance) is A MUST SEE.
As others have noted, it IS a bit of a hike up the the hole to the main Dinan townsite, but the walk is beautiful/special, and if you are even moderately in shape, it is not a burden.
The BONUS courtyard was also spectacular...we spent at least 3 nights sitting out there!
All in all, we would heartily recommend this flat to anyone wanting to visit this charming part of France!
Perfect location. Beautiful rental.
The cottage was exactly as pictured. Perfectly located near restaurants, trails...the walk to Dinan was beautiful. We will definitely rent this property again.
Great 4 night stay . The house is perfect for a short break in this really beautiful town. Brilliant views from the windows along the river to the pretty port area . Patisserie and baker 50 metres away and numerous restaurants open year round just over the little medieval bridge . Although centrally located there is no noise and the central heating makes it very cosy in winter .
A cozy winter Base.
This was our second time staying here. Warm cozy and comfortable. I looked forward to pulling up the window shutters each morning to the stunning river view. Perfect location for long winter walks straight out of the front door along the river to Lehon. ( Swimming in the dark in the heated outdoor pool Piscine des Pommiers?) The property is perfectly located out of the main Dinan town which gives a chance to walk up the scenic main hill into the town. We were there over new year and several shops and restaurants were open ( need to book a restaurant table though.) La Licorne restaurant was fantastic. Everything you need for a great stay.
Thank you for your great review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Happy New year
The property was exactly as portrayed, is in a lovely position relative to the port & although reasonably busy with traffic crossing the stone bridge we did not find this intrusive. The walk up the hill to centre ville is good exercise & we early 70 year olds were sometimes doing it twice per day. The hosts Cath & John were very welcoming & the Cottage presented well. Would we revisit? Of course!!