Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This is a fully renovated detatched south facing cottage, dating back to 1870 with extensive views to the river Trieux estuary and marina. It is superbly situated on 'La Rive Gauche', the left side of the river bank with gardens to the front of the cottage leading to the river edge - ideal for a lazy afternoon picnic watching the world go by! Accredited 3*** in 2012.
The great advantage of Riverside is that you can walk everywhere no need to take the car as the village centre is within 400 meters so you can enjoy a meal and a drink without worrying about driving! Yet you are in a tranquil spot. It is a very spacious house with river views from each and every room and has a light & airy 'seaside' feel. Riverside boasts 2 large king size double bedrooms, one with an ensuite WC, and a further alcove bed area with bunk beds. The sleeping arrangement is flexible and so for groups of individuals travelling together or for families with children its great. There is a fully fitted kitchen and dining room plus a separate spacious lounge with an open fireplace.
Outside the cottage has a private elevated sunny terrace which offers georgeous views to the marina, estuary and village beyond. The kayak centre is opposite the cottage and they offer courses and excursions to all age groups. During the warmer months there are weekly boat trips to visit the islands from the marina. If you like to walk or cycle there are marked routes for all levels and abilities. For fishing in the river you can buy your fishing permit from the harbour master for the day or longer.
Riverside is particularly suited to couples, groups of friends and families looking for space, charm and an excellent location with lots of things to do nearby.
Children and pet friendly!!
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||400 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brest, Nearest railway: Pontrieux|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors||
Inside the house there is a variety of board games, dvds for both children and adults. The house is also pet friendly.
There is a garage attached to the house where the bikes, picnic table and chairs are stored which can also be used to store your own bikes, for repairs, or for sitting outside under cover !
|Further details outdoors||
The private terrace is in an elevated position and commands excellent views to the river. Here you will find a full set of garden furniture and the very important BBQ. Guests are welcome to use the bicycles and boules during their stay - kayaks can be hired from the centre opposite.
There is also a picnic table and chairs that can be used - guests often like to sit by the river edge in the front communal gardens and enjoy a picnic lunch or an evening glass of wine.
Superb views from the raised terrace garden - guests can take the steep steps up and enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the sunshine,or, watch the world go by whilst reading the latest novel!
Welcome basket on arrival - enough to get you started - coffee tea etc
No smoking in the house.
Wifi available in the village & via 'hot spots'
The Brittany region
It has been said that this part of Northern Brittany is one of France's best kept secrets and it certainly has a lot to offer in terms of culture and history. Its beaches and coastline are unspoit.
The medieval village of Pontrieux is in the Cotes D'Armor region of Northern Brittany and straddles the river Trieux. Pontrieux is famous for its 50+ lavoirs which can be visited by electrically powered boats and is a village with protected status by French National Heritage.
It has won awards nationally for its flower displays and has the prestigious classification as a 'Petit Cité de Caracter'. It also has one of the oldest running steam trains in this area and clients can take a days excursions up and over the valleys to Paimpol - a great day for all the family.
Pontrieux has a good variety of small shops, art galleries, pavement cafés and restaurants, a super wine merchant with a lovely boutique and really everything you need within easy walking distance of your house!
There is a weekly market, lots of local festivals and expositions and many places to visit locally. Why not start by visiting 'Le Chateau de la Roche Jagu' a wonderful castle dominating the estuary and its super gardens - 2 mins drive from the cottage.
The cathedral in Treguier, La Place du Centre in Guingamp are great places to visit locally and within 15 minutes. Sandy beaches, small fishing ports and some spectacular coastline and walks are within 15 minutes away. Try Paimpol, Treveneuc and St Quai de Portrieux for seafood.
Within 30 minutes you can visit the Tregomeur zoo, the theme park Amoripark, the island of Brehat, Ploumanach and Perros Gueric part of the Granite Rose coastline.