|Charming Detached Country Cottage||Self Catering||Friday||4||8||2||+ cot|
South facing, at end of country lane (no passing traffic). Two decked areas and bbqs, lawns and wildlife garden. Surrounded by farmland. Walk/cycle quiet roads and green lanes to medieval Château-de-la-Roche-Jagu perched above the Trieux. 24/7 free access to innovative gardens, breathtaking views, walks and trails. Pontrieux 5 mins. Supermarket, restaurants, craft shops. Scenic railway to Paimpol. Canoeing.
Accommodation. Lounge/dining. Tv (inc satellite), video, dvd, music centre. Wi-fi internet. Well equipped kitchen/utility with fridges, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine and gas cooking. Shower room. Double bedroom, Second sitting room (or extra bedroom with bunk beds) with open fireplace. Upstairs. One double bed bedroom and 1 twin bed bedroom and bathroom.
Lockable store. Garden furniture. Small pool table.
No smoking. Linen can be provided. Rural, no passing traffic.
Arrival day Friday but flexible arrival possible, please ask for details.
Gas hob and double oven. Fridge, dishwasher, well equipped kitchen. Utility room - washing machine and 2nd fridge. Main table seats 6 (can be extended for more). Kitchen table seats 4/6.
Two x 2 seater sofas and chairs, other chairs.
1 double bed bedroom and 1 twin bedded bedroom upstairs. Downstairs 1 double bed bedroom and 2 bunk beds and folding bed in 2nd sit/bedroom. Travelcot.
Bath and wc upstairs. Shower and wc downstairs.
Large night store heater in salle and wood burning stove. Small n s heater in kitchen. Electric convector heaters in upstairs bedrooms. Fan heaters in bathrooms
Sat and terr tv, dvd, vhs, stereo. Childrens games and toys. Plenty of board games.
Large garden with lawns and decked areas, picnic table and barbecue, garden furniture.
Plenty of room to park in grounds.
Sorry not suitable for wheelchairs but safe for children to play. No dogs or other pets please.
Small market in Pontrieux on Monday, fruit and veg, fresh crepe and live ducks, chickens and rabbits. Bigger markets in Paimpol on Tuesday and Guingamp on Friday, both excellent with cheeses, meats and local fruit and veg in season.
Pontrieux - Ville fleurie, marina, canoeing, kayaking, boat trips along river and tour of Pontrieux lavoirs ( old picturesque wash houses - candle lit in evenings)
Vapeur - steam train from Paimpol - Pontrieux approx 62€ for 2 adults and 2 children. Chateau gardens - free entry at all times. Annual exhibition and entry to Chateau. Bistro - light lunches and tea/coffee/drinks.
Coast 20 mins. North Coast - spectacular granite boulders. East - sandy beaches and cliff walks.
Amoriparc at Begard 12k animals, old farm buildings, restaurant. Recommended for families
Musee de telecommunications 25k Pleumeur-Boudou. Satellite technology
Abbaye de Beauport - old monastery with gardens
Moulin de Craca - 12k to NE. Restored windmill with picnic area. Superb views of Bay of Paimpol and St Brieuc
Isle de Brehat - vedettes from Pointe de l'Arcouest 18k. No cars, bike hire and good walks and little beaches Very pretty with Mediterranean micro climate. Places to eat or picnic.
Chateau bistro 1km (or 10 min walk along lanes). Serves teas coffees drinks and light lunches.
Various creperies. Italian restaurant in Pontrieux, serves pasta dishes and good pizzas, also does take-aways
La Sterne alongside Marina has bistro and restaurant
Schooner pub sells English beer
The town has lovely old houses and 2 squares, one tree line with car park. The other is triangular and has old granite fountain
The church has very colourful stained glass windows which make a colourful pattern on the floor when the sun shines through.
There is a walk alongside the river past the old lavoirs, little boats with electric outboards can be hired for a riverside view.
Trains leave from the station to Paimpol in the N or Guingamp and Carhaix to the S
There are various artisan workshops, sculpture, painting and toy making
Intermarche open Mon- Fri (closed for lunch 12.30-2.00) but open all day on Saturday. They now have large coin operated washing Machines and tumble driers too!
Canoes and kayaks can be hired in Pontrieux and the water between the locks is good for wildlife, or take a boat trip past the lavoirs. Steam and small diesel train from Paimpol to Pontrieux goes beside the Trieux estuary, with stunning views of chateau de la Roche Jagu perched high above the river on a rocky outcrop.
We had a great week at Kermainguy. The setting is very peaceful and private and there is a very large, semi-wild garden full of birds and butterflies.. The house is comfortable and well-equipped and everything worked perfectly. We also very much appreciated the comfortable beds and the books, games and local maps provided, including the reference books on flowers, butterflies and wildlife.
The owner was extremely helpful and prompt in replying to enquiries and provided lots of useful information about the area.
One of the best local amenities is the Chateau la Roche Jagu, which is only a short walk away along mostly green lanes; it has extensive and varied gardens and stupendous views over a tidal river. The food at the Chateau café looked wonderful, but it's worth knowing that you have to book meals in advance because they use fresh local produce and can only cater for limited numbers.
We also loved the beach at Brehec and the Sept Iles boat trip. If you like birds the latter is a must - the sight (and sound) of 36,000 gannets on one rocky island made our week. Treguier is also well worth a visit for its charming square and cathedral and some interesting shops; and we enjoyed the evening boat trip round the "lavoirs" (laundry-houses) on the river at Pontrieux.
The house would be good for families with younger or older children or for a small group of friends. There's loads to do in the area and we could have spent another two weeks there very happily.
Very comfortable and well equipped cottage. Traditional French farmhouse style in fabulous, spacious wildlife garden. Rural setting close to the pretty town of Pontrieux. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kermingay. The weather was perfect. Gilly and Geoffrey have made a big effort to make your stay here comfortable, providing much more equipment than your standard holiday rental. We enjoyed the bird books and made use of the maps. There is even a huge French / English dictionary if you need it. Well positioned to explore the local area which is beautiful, or just chill out in the peaceful garden with the turtle doves.
This is a fabulously isolated cottage in the heart of the Brittany countryside. It is extremely well-equipped and set in wonderfully wild and generous grounds. It is only a short walk to a nearby chateau and a slightly longer walk to the nearest town - both superb! A choice of beaches and attractions are all easily reached by car. For a peaceful holiday at your own pace this place is perfect.
Just enjoyed a super stay at Kermainguy. Property really spacious, clean and incredibly well equipped. It had real character and was very homely. We enjoyed eating out in the lovely garden. The house is in a quiet setting near Pontrieux. We enjoyed visits to Pontrieux on market day, Paimpol, Treguier and Lannion. We also visited several beaches which were all superb, with free parking close by. The beautiful pink granite coast is spectacular, there is so much to see and do close by and we would definitely return to see more!
The owners were extremely helpful both before and during our stay and made us feel very welcome.I would definitely recommend this property and this area of Brittany for a memorable holiday. Thank you for a wonderful stay.