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“Charming Historical Home in a Perfect Location”
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Dinan Accommodation Gite - House
La Vieille Auberge
Dinan Kitchen
Dinan - Downstairs accommodation
Custom Kitchen with Dish washer, Fridge, Microwave and Washing Machine
Door to Second Floor
Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom Ensuite
Twin Bedroom
Twin Bedroom Ensuite
Staircase to Sitting Room
Atrium between the 2nd and 3rd Floor
Upstairs Sitting Room
Upstairs Sitting Room with small kitchen
Upstairs Sitting Room
Dinan Medieval Centre
Petit Forte and Jerzual
English Garden, a stones throw from the house
Dinan Accommodation - River Rance
Church of San Sauvier area behind the house
Dinan Accommodation - Dinard Beach
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Dinan, Cotes-d'Armor, Brittany

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bertken
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Charming Historical Home in a Perfect Location”
Reviewed May 19, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

From the very first contact, our experience renting La Vielle Auberge was wonderful. Communication was prompt. Both the owners and the local manager were extremely responsive and helpful. It was a pleasure from contract to return of deposit.
The property itself is totally charming. It has been tastefully restored, neglecting neither the old world ambience or modern creature comforts. The home dates from the 14 C and is on 3 levels - each one more quaint than the next. (One caveat - original doorways are low and the stairs are narrow and turning. This could cause difficulties for elderly visitors or very young children. For the rest of us, it is like stepping back in time.)
My husband and I have been traveling to France yearly for 20 years, and we have rented many houses throughout the country. No home was as well equipped as this. Practically every need was anticipated. We stayed for a week and wished we could have stayed longer.
We highly recommend this property.

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Liked best: location and charm of the home and modern appliances
Liked least: nothing...no problems whatsoever
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 May 2016
Thank you for your kind review. Dinan is a wonderful town to visit and after coming all the way from the U.S, we are glad you chose La Vieille Auberge as the place to stay .
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Andouille...
Devon, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A unique medieval jewel in Dinan”
Reviewed May 18, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

From all of the previous reviews we had great expectations of this house and it did not let us down. In a superb spot with everything in the vibrant town of Dinan close by but just off the centre (say less than 150m) it is away from the hustle and bustle in the perfect position.

The house was spotlessly clean with good facilities and an excellent local unobtrusive back up if required. The retained character of the property built in 1386 is immense but with that comes a fully equipped house that caters for your every modern need whilst retaining the charm and history. And what a history as one of the oldest properties in Dinan.

We had plans to travel across Brittany throughout the week using Dinan as an evening base. We were so enchanted by this ancient charming town and what it had to offer as well as being comfortably in place in La Vielle Auberge, we ended up spending the week here receiving a big welcome from the locals.

The numerous restaurants were some of the best I have frequented with some incredible food on offer and due to our location only a short stroll away through ancient streets.

I would highly recommend this house to anyone searching out a taste of cosmopolitan French life, cuisine and history. Dinan has a lot to offer and this house with its old worlde charm is the perfect base to enjoy it from.

Regarding the big question, would I return? The answer to that is without hesitation.

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Liked best: The charm, quality and cleanliness of the property and its position.
Liked least: Having to leave it!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
19 May 2016
Thank you for a wonderful review Andy. Many of our guests who have not been to Dinan come with expectations of using the house as a base but end up spending their time in Dinan itself. There is so much to see and do and with a wide selection of restaurants and shops why travel further afield. We hope you come back to visit with us again in the near future.
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ditto2013
rockville centre, ny, usa
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Experience of a life-time”
Reviewed September 23, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Imagine living in the 14th, 15th 16th, 17th or 18th century, but with modern conveniences like electricity, indoor plumbing, television, radio, and fully equipped kitchen. Staying at La Vielle Auberge created that once in a life-time experience. A beautiful renovation of an old timber house in a town that still looks like it did centuries ago. Dinan is a wonderful city to explore. I can only say that it's your loss if you do not experience this amazing home.

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Liked best: Central location in Dinan and Britanny. Helpfulness of Sean, the house caretaker
Liked least: No clothes dryer
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
24 Sep 2015
Thank you for such wonderful comments! It gives us enormous pleasure when guests enjoy the house and have the same feelings about it as we do. I feel that Cindy and I don't actually own the house but are simply caretakers preserving her for others to enjoy now and in the future. I wish more people could experience the wonders of our house as it truly is from a bygone age. Thank you once again for your kind words and spending your holidays In Dinan.

Noel and Cindy
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SteveV196...
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great place to stay”
Reviewed August 25, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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This is a fantastic old house with low ceilings and stone walls that give you the impression you have stepped back in time, such a difference from the plastic hotels that we have stayed in before. The house offers everything we needed as a family, from a well equipped kitchen to WiFi for the kids, but still retains the charm in keeping of a house of its age. The large Kitchen / Dining area is downstairs with delightful bedrooms up a narrow staircase on the first floor. The attic is bright open space with UK and French Satellite TV and big comfy sofas to relax in to. We were greeted on arrival by Sean who gave us a tour around the house and gave us lots of useful information to help us settle in. Car parking is in an underground car park just a short walk from the house, but as you are situated in the centre of the town, you don't need to drive. It is almost impossible to go hungry or thirsty in Dinan with bars, restaurants and crêpes throughout the town, all within a short walk.

The only thing that I would point out be that the house is a very old building with traditionally low doorways and narrow stairs, so you need to be a little careful as you move around. Also, the town is built with cobbled roads and paths, so buggies, pushchairs and wheelchairs will have a bumpy ride.

This is a lovely place to stay and I would certainly recommend it and I look forwards to returning to explore further...

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Liked best: The charm of staying in a 14th century house
Liked least: there wasn't anything I disliked...
Travelling group: Teenagers
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Bryan B
Wareham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Character and Comfort”
Reviewed September 27, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

The property is well appointed with everything that yu need for a good holiday. Ideally situated in the centre of town in easy reach of all attractions, restaurants and small shops. The property is well serviced and maintained. As it has a spiral staircase between the 3 levels, is is not suitable for people with severe mobility issues.

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Liked best: Quality and position of the property
Liked least: The spiral staircase
Travelling group: Friends
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Steve S
Long Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Marvellous home in a perfect locaton.”
Reviewed September 26, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Our stay at La Vielle Auberge compelled me to write my first travel advisor review. It is everything that is in the property description and more. It is right near the center of the medieval town, close to shopping, restaurants and even an unbelievable farmers market on Friday’s. We had a fantastic time at a restaurant a few doors away that featured live entertainment (forget the name, sorry).
During our stay I started discovering how well furnished the house is. No cheap Ikea furniture here, everything is quality down to the towels and linens. You can tell the owners have fitted it for their own use and not purely a rental. We have already made plans to return to the house in two years as it is definitely worth the trip from California.
As mentioned in other reviews, the spiral staircase would be difficult for the elderly. Also, if you are not familiar with Dinan ( I wasn’t ) bring good walking shoes. There is so much to see in town and a lot of hills.

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Your age range 50-64
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Andy M
Farnborough, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“Dinan holiday”
Reviewed September 16, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We had a great time at "La Vieille Auberge", which is a beautiful medieval property right in the heart of Dinan. The facilities were excellent, and the place is full of character, with oak beams (watch your head!), granite walls and rich panelled doors. All modern conveniences are also catered for, with excellent wifi (which was vitally important for the teenagers!) and a great selection of DVD's. The kitchen had excellent facilities, with cooker, washing machine, microwave, dishwasher etc and even includes a "shucking knife" if you are as lucky as us in finding oysters at one of the local beaches..

The kids enjoyed the "speed boat" (5mph!) down on the river Rance (go for the 2 hour option, which includes going through a lock) and a visit to the local zoo (great falconry display). The beaches are all approx 30 minutes drive away. Dinan boasts some fantastic restaurants and child friendly bars, several with live music. Thoroughly recommended all round.

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Liked best: Character and location
Liked least: Low beams - watch your head!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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