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Vue de la Rance
Jersey, United Kingdom
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“Fantabuloso”
Reviewed 23 October 2011

We really enjoyed our stay at this chambre d’hote. The best thing was the view from our bedroom window – a panorama over the Rance estuary with a spectacular and mystic sunrise as the sunshine tried to poke through the mist swirling in the valley below. The house is an old manor style house which has been tastefully converted to a B&B, although some of the décor in our view was a bit past its sell by date, but apart from that everything was very clean. The owner was very helpful – she went out of her way to find a pharmacy which was open at the weekend – not easy in this part of France when you go down with a migraine.

Breakfast was very nice – croissants as you would expect, but also a healthy and inviting fruit bowl and a selection of English breakfast cereals.

The only slight problem was a short power cut in the evening, but that was soon over. So overall, it was a nice place to stay – central location for Saint Malo, Dinard, Mont St Michel etc., comfortable surroundings, spectacular setting and very accommodating owner.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff
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Reviewed 18 October 2011

We stayed here for two nights in September and had a lovely big room on the 1st floor with stunning views over the Rance River far below. On a sunny day this location takes some beating. It was also nice to be welcomed with tea and biscuits taken on the garden terrace.
It seemed the owner does not live on the property and we were looked after by a young girl student who was efficient and friendly. I'd say breakfasts were adequate rather than ample but overall we rate this B&B good value and quality for the price.
The only negative factor for us was the large rear garden which was in need of some TLC to restore it to its former 'glories'.
We would have no hesitation in coming here again for a short stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cork
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

What a disappointment! Absolutely the nadir of our trip to Brittany, a soul less interior with
the cheapest of furnishings (have a look at the tacky cereal dispenser) .No owners present,
although a helpful girl was available. Lovely to look at from the outside but boy were we duped.
The sort of place that gives Band b's a bad name.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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NYC
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Reviewed 29 August 2011

The view was unforgettable and the town of Dinan with all kinds of tastiness is a short drive away. The owner was very helpful and kind. Get a room upstairs for the view (be aware that there is no elevator though).

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Paris
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

We stayed for three nights in this fine b&b and were completely happy with the hospitality.
In French or in English they try to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
We will absolutely contact them first whenever we will come back to Bretagne.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 July 2011

The greatest thing aboiut this hotel is the stunning views over the Rance estuary. The bedroomn was well equipped with modern styling and very clean. Breakfast was included in the price and provided a lot of choice (croissants, bread, cheese, fruit, coffee etc). There were intersting walks to the nearby port and we were shown a useful short cut to get there by the owner. The only slight detraction was the electricity which went off for a few minutes just as we were going to bed. But it was no big deal and that apart, I would be happy to go back for a longer stay - this time we just used it as a stopover on our way to the ferry at St Malo

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Winnersh
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Reviewed 10 July 2011

we came over to see the start of the TDF 2011 stage start from Dinan, as we had decided to bike it over wanted a cycle friendly place to stay and that is exactly what this B&B is. Beautiful location with magnificient views over the River Rance.
Its an ideal bolt hole for cycling, walks and general exploration.
Here are tips if cycling from St Malo Adrian the owner suggested taking the Greenway from Dinard but my son wanted to test his new carbon bike so we came over the roads the route is up and down however the roads are silky smooth and great views enroute I have never felt so safe on a bike with courtesy never seen in the UK by car drivers.
this is about 18miles and can be hard on the legs funnily the only complaint was my TomTom couldnt see the road its on but not their fault btw Rue De Grippas is called the D12.
Once we got there Mae Vu(hope its spelt right) was brilliant and very helpful she told us the local routes and restuarants theers two basically to choose from price wise I think the Pub/ restaurant was better value and great ex pats kept us talking through the night thank you the Judge (yes he is a judge) and Percy the Builder.
Ok the walking/ cycling route to Dinan is basically turn left and follow the path till you reach the bridge turn right into the little curbved road past the lock keepers cotatges (blue shutters) and you are on the greenway path to Dinan about 4 Miles the surface is smooth and even with slick tyres on our bikes was suitable.
On the way there the river should always be on your left. Very nice it is too.
or You can turn right a few hundred meters and you see a steep downhill path follow it down and turn right and you are on the same green way.not suitable for old /infirm or road bikes.
Dinan is a little town and do able in aless than a day.

Ok going back to the other way as suggested by Adrian the owner from St Malo on bikes.
From the Britanny Ferry exit and follow the path going left past a couple of roundabouts and Condor Ferry terminal past the reduced width road and you will come across the little boat ferry to Dinard costs €4.50 each and bikes are €3 and comes every 15 minutes from my understanding this however saves the dual carriageway and hills so recommended.
You will land on a small jetty in Dinard take a left join the roadfollow a little while and just after a angled T_junction turn right into Rue de Garethis is quite a steep road but safe in any case at the top you should find a small convenience store turn left and go till the hotel Azzizes I think across from it you will see wasteland and a dirt track follow this it turns into compacted shingle or railway matter you should see a little sign with Green bike route you are on your was just keep going following this path it turns into a smooth dust path the only annoying thing is this path crosses roads and drive ways every few miles and you have to stop the thrills to cross over there are gates but always a side path through so can be travelled at any time very quiet and just nice and flat with very little in way of climns.
My fully laden pack horse did it in 1.15 for the 13 miles roughly.
You arrive on the D57 road turn left across the path is a Watertower if you want a landmarkturn left and travel about 1.5 miles and you will be at the junction with La Hisse and if you turn right and travel a few hundred meters on the right is this b&B however if you want to travel straight to Dinan carry on and after the downhill curved road you will be at the point decsribed earlier for going to Dinan.

Please note that the book by GH Randall called Britannys Greenways is a waste of time and describes where this route ends as where it meets the new railway line WRONG a long away from it am sure the writer has not ridden this course.I wanted somewhere to let people know this as I only found the St Samson Sur Rance with the help of Mae Vu who cycled with me and knocked on doors to find this so another plus point for recommending this B&B Breakfast was adequete and filling.

The bedrooms are large very clean and superb shower.
Wifi info is offered as a default you dont have to beg for it.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Vue de la Rance
Address: La Hisse 5 rue des Grippais | St Samson Sur Rance, 22100 Saint-Samson-sur-Rance, France
Region: France > Brittany > Cotes-d'Armor > Saint-Samson-sur-Rance
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Saint-Samson-sur-Rance
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Number of rooms: 5
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