Holiday Home in Pont-Aven
Townhouse | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Our house is in a superb location, right on the edge of the charming port of Pont-Aven. You can walk into the village each morning and buy your fresh croissants and baguettes from the local boulangerie. The town is famous for its links with the artist Gaugin and you can spend many hours browsing around the art galleries, museum and shops before stopping for refreshments at one of the many cafes or restaurants.
The house is a typical Breton stone house refurbished to a high standard. It is very comfortable and spacious with modern facilities. The garden and ample parking are at the rear of the house and garden furniture and BBQ are provided.
The coastline of this area of Brittany is rugged and beautiful with numerous beaches. There are small coves and inlets with safe beaches for small children and beaches with good waves for those who like body boarding. The beaches of Rospico, Trevignon, Port-Manech, Raguenes, Kersidan and Kerdalle are all within a 10 min drive of Pont-Aven and several of these have sailing schools.
You will find the location of our house, with the numerous attractions of Pont-Aven and the surrounding area, an ideal base for your stay in Brittany all year round.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Port-Manech, Trevignon, Rospico, Raguenes 8 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lorient 45 km, Nearest railway: Quimperle 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Each room has wooden ceilings and the ground floor is tiled throughout. The ground floor is open plan with a modern fully-fitted kitchen, small table and chairs and spacious lounge with open log fire. There is a sunroom off the lounge with a large oak table, chairs and bench seating.
The rooms have been decorated in blues and yellow to give it a typical Breton ambience. There is a CD player, books and games provided for your entertainment indoors.
The first floor has two large bedrooms, one with a king-size bed and one with a double and single, a bathroom and separate toilet.
The second floor has two large bedrooms, fitted as before and a shower room. The stairs to each floor are wooden and slightly curved.
Entrance to the house is via steps at the back. There is an entrance porch and off this a utility room with washing machine, tumble drier, toilet and handbasin.
Each room has thermostatically controlled electric heaters and there is a lovely open fire in the lounge. The thick walls of the house ensure that heat is retained in winter.
Linen and towels can be hired from our local agent at an extra cost, payable in euros.
|Further details outdoors|
Parking is at the rear of the house; there is a large concrete drive and gates to secure the garden. A table, chairs and BBQ are provided to catch the evening sun on the top terrace. During the day you can sit on the bottom terrace under the shade of the apple tree.
There is an English/French speaking caretaker on hand to assist with any problems.
The Brittany region
Concarneau, one of France’s largest fishing ports and a popular resort, is located just 20 minutes drive from Pont-Aven. The town has two distinct areas: the modern town on the mainland and the medieval Ville Close, a walled town on a long island in the centre of the harbour.
The Ville Close is now devoted to tourism with many restaurants and shops and an interesting fishing museum. Walk around the ramparts for fabulous views of the harbour. Just offshore are the beautiful Iles de Glenan, a collection of small islands accessible by boat from Concarneau
In August the town holds the annual Fête des Filets Bleus (Festival of the blue nets). The festival named after the traditional blue nets of Concarneau's fishing fleet, is a celebration of Breton and pan-Celtic culture. The Filets Bleus is one of the oldest and largest festivals in Brittany attracting in excess of a thousand costumed participants with many times the number of observers.
The Finistere region is famous for its rugged coastline, gastronomic delights, lively festivals and friendly people. There is much to see if you want to go further afield. Visit the Pointe du Raz on the Crozon Peninsula for amazing views. Take a day trip to Brest’s famous aquarium Océanopolis, visit the zoo at Pont-Scorff, drive around the savage coast to Quiberon…the list is endless.
Pont-Aven is a very pretty port much beloved by artists and musicians. Just upstream of the little granite bridge at the heart of town, the promenade Xavier-Grall crisscrosses the tiny river on landscaped walkways, offering glimpses of the backs of venerable mansions, dripping with ivy, and the old mills which Pont-Aven was once famous for.
There are several lovely walks in Pont-Aven – contact the local tourist information for maps. You can walk through the romantically named Bois D’Amour wooded gardens which have long provided inspiration to painters, poets and musicians. At the edge of the Bois is the pretty Chapelle de Tremalo; there you will find the Jaune Christ which is depicted in one of Gaugin’s most famous paintings.
La Fete des Fleurs D'Ajonc is held the first Sunday in August and the entire weekend is filled with open-air music, parades in traditional costume, food tents and dancing in the village square.
This area of Brittany is famous for its crepes and seafood, especially oysters, and you will find numerous excellent creperies and restaurants in Pont-Aven and surrounding villages. There is horse-riding, canoe and kayak hire, tennis, cycling and walking in Pont-Aven and a sailing school, catering for all abilities, in nearby Port-Manech.
Pont-Aven has a good-sized supermarket, a regular fish van and a lively market every Tuesday. You will find the usual hypermarkets in Quimperle and in the direction of Concarneau.
If you would like to see some videos of local beaches - log on to YouTube and search for Julesa0307. These beaches are within a 10 - 15 min drive of Pont-Aven.
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19 Sep 2011
"Great value in a superb central location"
Great value for a large house with good facilities central to a lovely tourest town. We we a party of three couples & had ample room & the facilities were very good.
We would definately recommend this property
23 Aug 2011
"A lovely, spacious property in a great location!"
We had a very enjoyable stay in this property. The house is very well equipped and has good quality fittings and furnishings, with a lovely back garden and good parking facilities. It was great to be within walking distance of Pont Aven and its amenities - pretty port, good restaurants, boulangeries, art galleries etc! Also Pont Aven is very interesting due to its links with Gaugin and other artists and the Musee is worth a visit. Concarneau is only a short drive away and the area has lots of sandy coves, beautiful beaches and bustling ports. We returned refreshed, but wished we could have stayed longer!
24 Jul 2011
"A Great Comfortable Breton Experience For Families or Groups of Friends"
What a wonderful , comfortable , spacious house ..... and so conveniently located on the edge of Pont-Aven , which must be one of the very nicest villages in Southern Brittay. The house is very access… More
8 Jul 2011
"Comfortable house in great location"
We had a great family holiday in this lovely house and town. The house was spacious, comfortable, clean and well equiped. We particularly enjoyed the sunny garden for barbeques and eating al fresco. Its in a great location, just a short stroll into the bustling town centre with its choice of good restaurants, cafes, shops and art galleries. Within a short drive of the house there are lovely sandy beaches as well as other interesting towns to visit.
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