|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.
Had a great 2 weeks here. The house is very comfortable and cosy, lots of outdoor space, and very peaceful - great for relaxing. Lots of guides and maps, games etc. Nearby Pontrieux has most facilities and a couple of good eateries. Best thing is the position - in 2 weeks we never had to drive more than 30 minutes (often less) to get to any number of beaches (there have to be more than a dozen within easy reach) or local attractions. Gilly and Geoffrey were really helpful with their communications and even sketched out some recommended bike rides. Would come here again
We enjoyed our stay at the cottage, there was so much space inside and out.
The kids loved it as they had a double room each and their own bathroom and TV upstairs. There was WiFi too, though a bit slow. In the garage there was an old pool table which the kids used a lot.
We had originally intended to camp (really glad we didn't), so having Sky Tv and all the cooking & washing facilities was a bonus for us.
The cottage is charming and characterful, though the finishes, fittings and furniture are not 5 star they are more than adequate. The layout is rambling and you would easily fit a party of 6 in here.
The garden is lovely and wild with mown pathways through it and there is a BBQ and outdoor dining area. It is a nice place to sit outside and read. There are no neighbours so it is very private & peaceful, you are in your own little world.
The nearest small town is just over 10 mins away by car. Pontrieux sits astride the river and has a small square on each side. It's a nice little place, but don't expect anything lively in this area if you want nightlife or a resort buzz then avoid Brittany.
All the towns and villages around are lovely and well presented.
We had visited Brittany before, on the south side, the northern coast near the cottage is much different, not very touristy all. Very pretty & unusual coast, some great beaches about 25 mins away, we were surprised by how quiet everywhere was for August.
Not tons to do, but very relaxing. I'd recommend it.
Great size cottage with plenty of inside and outside space in a peaceful location and was very comfortable for us and our young children (6 and 7yrs). Near to beautiful, quiet beaches and Pontrieux is a lovely small town to have a coffee and wander in.
Just missing a big sofa to collapse into at the end of the day!