Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Home from home in heart of Pontrieux few minutes walk from 6 restaurants & shops

Bedrooms 2
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Luxury Cottage, heart of Pontrieux. Relax in south facing walled garden. Few minutes walk to river, port, supermarket, shops, creperies, pizzaria, brasserie and 2 bars.

A rare gîte with the accent on peace, quiet and a certain je ne sais quoi...

Ti Hañv in the original Breton language: trans 'Summer House'

At the very heart of timeless Britanny, Ti Hañv is a home from home for discerning travellers who yearn for the traditional France.

This beautifully restored private gite is a hideaway known to only a few. Situated in the centre of Pontrieux, where many of the buildings haven’t changed in a hundred years.

What makes it special? Spend a week here and you discover the rare pleasures of a Petite Cité de Charactère that values its heritage and regards visitors as guests.

Riverside restaurants, idyllic walks, lanes that are perfect for cycling, unspoilt beaches to discover, a bustling village - and all within easy reach of the UK.

Sounds like your kind of place?

The cottage, in the heart of Pontrieux, is in Breton style and has been fully renovated with an immaculate and modern interior. Well-equipped, it has private access, with walled garden, patio and summer house for the exclusive use of guests.

The walled garden in front of the cottage is south facing. Most guests comment on how lovely it is to sit in the summer house. The garden bathes in sunshine but there is always a shady spot.

The ground floor is open plan and arranged like a French longere with the living accommodation at one end including log burning stove, and the kitchen at the other, with dining area in between. With comfortable sofas on which to read a range of books, listen to music on the CD player or via wifi or watch English and French TV programmes and DVDs.

The downstairs bathroom has a large walk in shower and the upstairs bathroom has a bath with shower

There are two bedrooms, either side of the upstairs bathroom, one with a double bed in one and two singles in the second - all with views over the colourful garden.

Eat in the half a dozen restaurants in Pontrieux or buy fresh food from the local markets or supermarket and eat in this home from home.

Restaurants include two creperies which also have grills and fish, a pizzeria, hotel, and a brasserie and pub with food in the port area,

The kitchen which overlooks the patio and garden, is extremely well equipped to be able to cook or eat almost anything. It is modern with fitted cupboards, built-in oven and hotplate, extractor fan, full height fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine.

There is a gate fold dining table housing four chairs and a breakfast bar with four stools. On the terrace is a table with four chairs and umbrella, as well as lounging chairs on which you can lie down. And of course a barbecue.

The summer house bathes in sunshine and catches the last sun of the day. Continue to sit out late and enjoy the night sky as there is a wall heater and lights.

Pontrieux is a ‘Petite Cité de Charactère’, dating from 15th century, famous for its Lavoirs or wash houses. Home to artists, Pontrieux is renowned as a 'Ville Fleurie' with four stars, and it has a weekly market on Mondays. The town is at the bridging point of the River Trieux with a pretty port area where one can watch the boats, canoe or just while away some time in the bar or restaurants. Some 4 miles downstream is the Château de la Roche Jagu with extensive park and gardens and wonderful views of the river.

Free fetes and events during the summer period, including Fetes des Lavoirs.

The cottage is within easy reach of the spectacular coast (including the Cote de Granit Rose), large sandy beaches, islands, villages, towns, harbours and castles to explore.

More Details

Kay Allan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About Kay Allan

Our family has been travelling in France for 40 odd years and we love Pontrieux and can thoroughly recommend it to you.

I'm in the privileged position of working for nine months a year and spending three months in Pontrieux, enjoying the wonderful life in a friendly, thriving village.

Our children have benefited from freedom and space, speaking French and being part of Europe. And now our grandchildren love the beaches... what more can you want!

Kay Allan purchased this cottage in 1989

Why Kay Allan chose Pontrieux

We were on holiday in France with the family, staying in a gite nearby which was in a farmhouse, with old furniture and not as clean as we might have liked! But the region was and is lovely.

We visited Pontrieux which is a 'Petite Cite de Charactere' and a Ville Fleurie and saw a house with a sign 'A Vendre'. The owner was standing in the road, chatting to a neighbour. When we enquired about price, she asked us if we would like to see the house. That was it, we fell in love with it and went back to buy the house in the autumn.

That impulse was over 28 years ago and we’ve enjoyed holidays and being part of village life there ever since. Over the years we've made many French friends. Our roots are firmly established. We've extended our house and built a completely separate cottage for the family which is available: Ti Hañv

What makes this cottage unique

A rare gîte with the accent on peace, quiet and a certain je ne sais quoi...

Ti Hañv in the original Breton language: translates as 'Summer House'

At the very heart of timeless Britanny, Ti Hañv is a home from home for discerning travellers who yearn for the traditional France.

This beautifully restored private gite is a hideaway known to only a few. Situated in the centre of Pontrieux, where many of the buildings haven’t changed in a hundred years.

What makes it special? Spend a week here and you discover the rare pleasures of a Petite Cité de Charactère that values its heritage and regards visitors as guests.

Riverside restaurants, idyllic walks, lanes that are perfect for cycling, unspoilt beaches to discover, a bustling village - and all within easy reach of the UK.

Sounds like your kind of place?

We thought so and bought our home 28 years ago.

Guestbook comments from the owner

September 2014

Enjoyed a wonderful week in this beautiful gite.

The weather was very kind & we spent a lot of time just ‘chilling’ in the garden – so relaxing!

Kim & Geoff, Portsmouth

September 2014

Our third visit to this lovely area and ‘home from home’ gite.

Colin, Irene & Wendy, France

July 2014

We’ve had a lovely two weeks. The cottage is fantastically positioned for the town amenities, but a real haven to escape to. The garden is beautiful, and we’ve really enjoyed eating al fresco.

Bridget, Des and Benedict, Cambridge

August 2014

We’ve had a lovely stay in the very comfortable ‘Ti Hanv’ with its beautiful front garden.

Our hosts Kay and John have gone to a lot of trouble with their extremely detailed ‘How to…’ booklet and were especially thought in providing a high chair and toys for our 14 month old son.

We especially enjoyed the local bakery providing fresh croissants and bread. Having all the local amenities and even a small park so close was very handy.

Our highlights included:

- Breakfast outside in the garden

- Plage Bonapart was especially gorgeous

- Driving in the countryside

- Abbey & its surrounding walks (Abbaye de Beauport)

- Crepes at Port Blanc

- Walking along the sea front at Binic

- Boulders at Ploumanach

- More crepes at the lovely town of Treguier

Thank you again for thinking of everything including going to the local festival.

We’ve had a wonderful week.

Justine, Aaron & Baby Marcus, London

June 2014

We have spent a glorious month at Ti Hanv. Pontrieux is a lovely town in a beautiful part of Brittany... the coast was breathtaking with many superb beaches. There is lots to do in and around Pontrieux with plenty of good walks, lots of markets and places of interest to visit.

However for us the best thing was Ti Hanv itself with its gorgeous garden and summerhouse. Returning armed with baguettes, cheeses, fruits, cooked meats etc and just sitting outside reading eating and dozing the afternoon away in the warm sunshine.

The cottage is so well thought out and equipped with every need met and every comfort catered for.

Margaret and Keith, Lincolnshire
Dec 2007
  • 1 of 1


Pontrieux Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bath on first floor with shower screen and shower over bath, toilet and washbasin in built-in vanity unit with cupboards with electric wall heater. Large walk-in shower on ground floor, with toilet and washbasin in built-in vanity unit with cupboards on ground floor with electric radiator and towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/4 (Two Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom: normal 4'6" double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, two bedside tables (with drawers), dressing table with wall mirror above and chair and table in corner. Bedroom two: two single beds, three tall chests of drawers/cupboards and one low cupboard with two drawers and wall mirror above
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
'Ti Hanv' (the name means 'summer house' in Breton) is suitable for a couple or four people. There is a double bed in bedroom one and two single beds in bedroom two). The house is quite new with a high-quality modern interior. It has electric heating throughout with thermostatic controls in each room including bath and shower room and also an air ventilation system. There is a wood burning stove in the lounge. Duvet and pillows, fresh mattress cover, pillow covers and bath mats are provided. To respect our guests the house is a no smoking area. Generally we do not accommodate pets. There is a south facing private walled garden which is well maintained, with raised rose beds, ornamental trees and small fountain. The French doors from the house lead on to a large patio which catches the sun most of the day. But one can always find a shady area to sit. There is a large attractive summer house which has an overhead heater and lighting. This area of the garden bathes in the evening sunshine and is an ideal place to watch the sun go down with a glass of wine or a gin and tonic. Our guests often comment that the summer house has been a delightful place to sit, looking at the colourful garden, and a great place to sit in the daytime or to enjoy the end of the day. Garden furniture (table and 4 chairs on patio, two sun loungers and a table and four chairs in summer house) and a barbecue are provided.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

81% Complete
18% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Home from home in heart of Pontrieux few minutes walk from 6 restaurants & shops
average rating of 4.818182 based on 23 reviews

A beautifully appointed gite...

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, the gite had everything you could possibly want and spotlessly clean. The garden and the summer house is an oasis prefect to enjoy a glass of French wine.

The Gite is situated in the centre of Pontrieux, a charming French town; lots of shops and restaurants, weekly market and a short drive to the most beautiful beaches. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Penny and Stephen. Glad you had a wonderful time. Hope to see you again in Pontrieux. Best wishes, Kay and John
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Well-equipped Gite in Northern Brittany

  • 4 of 5

Ti Hañv is an excellent place to stay in Pontrieux, a Petite Cité de Charactère. Pontrieux is an unspoilt village within easy access of villages and beaches. A number of restaurants and shops were within easy walking distance.

The Gite is well-equipped with a private garden for relaxing in. Kay & John, the owners were on-site for part of our stay and proved to be excellent hosts.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ray and Lyn. Good to meet you. Hope your travels go well. Best, Kay and John
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Idyllic, well equipped holiday home.

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful time staying in Ti Hanv for the week.

The gite is very roomy and well furnished. Everything you need is already there - especially when it comes to the kitchen.

Pontrieux is an idyllic town, with plenty to do. All the locals, including shop owners, were very friendly towards us and had some great advice/tips for our trip.

We ventured out to a different town/beach each day and really enjoyed every place we visited. Le Yaudet was a personal favourite.

Ti Hanv would be perfect for a family, or just a couple (couples) looking for a nice break in beautiful Brittany.

We cannot wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Maison très agréable!!

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé de très belles vacances dans la jolie petite ville de Pontrieux.

Ti Hanv est vraiment une valeur sure, tout y était nickel. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié le jardin , ses surprises et sa terrasse couverte.

Kay et John ont été des hôtes discrets et attentionnés. Nous y retournerons avec plaisir et recommandons!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoups. Nous voudrions vous accueillir de chez nous encores Kay
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Return to Pontrieux

  • 5 of 5

We recently enjoyed another stay in this comfortable and well equipped accommodation. The garden is delightful and provides the opportunity to sit in either the sun or well in the shade.depending on your preference at the time.

All too easy to while the time away there! But there is plenty to see locally and Pontrieux has a good feel to it.

We hope to return and continue to explore the area.

An added bonus was that the owners respnded very favourably to our feedback. My husband has reduced mobility following a stroke. They have made a couple of very simple adaptations which many people would find useful.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Fran. It was great to meet you face to face. We are glad you like Pontrieux as we love it. Look forward to meeting again. Kay
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Perfection in Pontrieux

  • 5 of 5

A perfect property to have a relaxing holiday in. This cottage lived up to everything portrayed on this website,it is well equipped and the garden gives you the perfect place to relax and dine at the end of the day. Kay, the owner provides you with an comprehensive information pack on the cottage and the area. We were made to feel most welcome.

Pontrieux is a picturesque place, well equipped with bakers, a butcher and a supermarket to meet you needs, it also provides a perfect base to tour this part of Brittany. We have no hesitation in recommending this property as an ideal place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Dinard, Brest & Rennes
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Pontrev, PMU,
Nearest Ferry
95 Kilometres
Roscoff, St Malo (132Km) & Caen (286Km)
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf Club de Bégard, Route de Prat, 22140 Bégard
Nearest Train
55 Metres
Pontrieux Halte
Nearest Motorway
18 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Creperie (2), Pizzeria, La Sterne
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Port Blanc
Car: recommended

Further Details:

Pontrieux is a wonderful town, full of life and activity, which can be accessed within a few minutes from a peaceful and quiet cottage environment. There are six restaurants within a very short walking distance so you can enjoy a glass of wine and not drive. Also the quite large supermarket, two boulangeries and butchers are very near. The town with its four star 'ville fleurie' status has masses of flower displays.

It has a market on a Monday morning with vegetable, fruit, flower, cheese, farmers, artists and clothes stalls.

During the season there are many organised events:

on some Fridays there is free entertainment in the Passerelle in July and the Pardon Notre Dame des Fontaines, the Fest Noz (Breton dancing) and a ‘live’ painting competition,

in August the Marché d’Antan, Braderie/market and the Fete des Lavoirs (15 August) - with its procession of washer women, sailors and free musical entertainment including fireworks on the river.

Place Le Trocquer has a pretty church and also the 16th century Tour d’Eiffel – home to the Syndicate d’Initiative and often an exhibition of regional artists.

Place de la Liberte has the Hotel de Ville, creperie, wine shop, shoe shop, hair and beauty salons, and the Pontrev hotel.

Local shops and services include:

Two boulangeries, a butchers/charcuterie, two antique shops, artist workshops and a jewellery maker, Intermarche super market and three petrol stations and other artists galleries.

Restaurants and pubs include: a Pizzeria, French restaurant, two creperies, two pubs (one with free internet)

You can take the train ‘Pittoresque’ down the Trieux estuary, with its magnificent views, only obtainable from the train or the river, to Paimpol – a busy port and seaside town with a market on Tuesdays. Le Passeur du Trieux provides boat trips down stream.

From the public garden in the centre of Pontrieux, you can take a short trip on the river in small boats to see the lavoirs, both during the day and in the evening when the lavoirs are all lit. As night falls the bridges and special buildings of Pontrieux are illuminated.

Special interest holidays:

A range of music including Breton and other folk music is played in the square and in restaurants.

Cycling is popular locally and there are many excellent circular routes covering both sea and countryside. Enjoy lunch at a local village or for example Chateau de la Roche Jagu and explore the open countryside on side roads, largely free of cars. Or spend the day exploring the coastline, following the signs for the Circuit de Cote d'Or - 'gold coast'. Safe and secure garaging for bikes.

Fishing is available on the river Trieux in season and sea fishing almost anywhere.

There is a canoe and kayak school at the port where you can hire canoes and a windsurfing and sailing school at Port Blanc.

Horse riding is available at the esteemed Equestrian Centre at Pommerit Jaudy (15 minutes).


Lezardrieux, (15mins drive), where you can swim in the Trieux Estuary, has a small sandy beach.

Port Blanc (20mins) with 3 separate beaches & a small quay for fishing & leisure boats.

Trevou Treguinnec (25mins) with large stretch of sand - a creperie & a restaurant.

Bonaparte Plage at Plouha (30mins) - large sandy beach revealed by the tide every day. People say it is one of the loveliest beaches

St Quay Portrieux (35mins) with its port & restaurants.

All have a different character but one thing in common, they are very beautiful beaches!


If you use Brittany Ferries & quote our club voyage membership number, you can receive a discount (up to 10%) on your travel. Roscoff, St Malo and Caen are the nearest ferry ports (approx 1 hour, 1½ hours & 3 hours respectively by car) served by Brittany Ferries. Calais is about 7 hrs. Dinard & Brest airports are both 1¼ hours away & car hire is good value for money. The TGV train from Paris stops at Guincamp (15 minutes drive away) which is connected by local train to Pontrieux (20 minutes).


Tréguier (15 mins), also a ‘Petite Cité de Charactère’, with cathedral, shops and restaurants, has a market and free evening entertainment on Wednesdays.

Lannion (25 mins) has the best market in Brittany on Thursdays.

Medieval Guincamp can be reached by narrow gauge railway (20 mins) as can Paimpol (30 mins) with its Tuesday market and busy port.

Travel inland to the Monts d’Arrée natural park, the Parish ‘enclosures’ of St Thegonnec and Guimiliau with their rival calvaries (all about 1 hour).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment can be made in Euros as well as Sterling - please ask for rate.

Preferable change-over day is Saturday. However we can be flexible depending on availability.

Payment by bank to bank transfer is preferred. We do offer the facility to pay by credit card. However you do incur the extra 6% charge levied by this website from doing so.

We've been letting our gite for many years and can guarantee the safety of your booking and genuine welcome you will receive. Look at our reviews!

Generally guests should arrive after 16:00 hours and leave no later than 11:00 hours to allow house to be fully prepared for the incoming guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

You might like these similar properties