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Luxury Cottage in quiet centre of Pontrieux close to restaurants, shops & port.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Luxury Cottage in centre of Pontrieux - walled garden. Minutes walk from town centre on very quiet road. Near shops, restaurants & port area with yachts pub & brasserie


MAY NOW £460



The cottage, in the centre 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.

There are two bedrooms, with a double bed in one and a single in the second. Bathrooms/toilets on ground and first floor

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.

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. 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 events during the summer period, including Fetes des Lavoirs.

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Kay Allan
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2017

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 Guingamp area

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
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Pontrieux Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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 - 1 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2/3 (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: single bed, three tall chests of drawers/cupboards and one low cupboard with two drawers and wall mirror above
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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 three people. It provides a romantic break for two with a double bed in master bedroom and an additional bedroom (with single bed), providing extra space or for a third guest. 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. The house is not ideal for children as there are no safety features but do not hesitate to contact us if you have a baby in a cot for example or one child. 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 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Luxury Cottage in quiet centre of Pontrieux close to restaurants, shops & port.
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 20 reviews

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: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoups. Nous voudrions vous accueillir de chez nous encores Kay
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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: Jul 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
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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: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great little house in Pontrieux, Brittany

  • 4 of 5

We found this house via the internet, after a search turned up other houses in the area, but I think we struck lucky in choosing Te Hanv. It is a charming, welcoming and well equipped 2 bedroom house in the attractive and peaceful little village of Pontrieux, in the Cotes d'Armor region of Brittany. Situated near the town centre, in easy walking distance of the town squares, boulangerie, supermarket, restaurants etc, yet in a quiet side street, the location is ideal. The garden in front of the house is delightful and private, the whole setting being peaceful and relaxing, with good capacity to eat inside or out. The kitchen is new and well equipped, there is a washing machine and 2 bathrooms, while the living area is comfortable and not cramped.

Using Pontrieux as a base, my wife & I explored much of Brittany using our hire car. All roads, including motorways, are toll free. There is so much history to be found in Brittany, but also some stunning natural scenery, really a wonderful place to visit. If you like markets, there are lots in nearby towns, some quite large, such as in Lannion and Paimpol, some smaller like the Monday am market in Pontrieux itself (a good place to buy great cheeses, fruit & veg etc, then enjoy with a bottle of wine as you sit around the outdoor table at the house 5min walk away). We drove as far afield as Quimper in the SW of Brittany, but everywhere we went we found old buildings, great scenery, friendly people, so always a pleasure, then back home to Pontrieux, usually in time for a lovely meal outside in the garden. There are many great places to eat in Brittany, even within the small region of the Cotes d'Armor, such as the fabulous L'Anthocyane in Lannion (we had 2 lunches there - great food, good value). We didn't try every eating place in Pontrieux, but those we tried were all good, if not up to the superb L'Anthocyane standard. In Morlaix, try the Tempo Cafe, on the river mooring precinct, for great local food, speciality their "pies", after visiting the old town and that spectacular viaduct dominating all. In Quimper the Crepery du Frugy was recommended by locals and we were most happy with their crepes (savoury & sweet). In Port Blanc, close to Pontrieux, we enjoyed the seafood platter from the Grand Hotel while sitting outside next to the shorefront; a great little spot. Would we go to Brittany again; definitely yes, and happily stay in the same house in Pontrieux! Just wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great place to relax for a week

  • 4 of 5

We had a very comfortable and relaxing stay in this lovely cottage during June 2016. The owners were very quick to respond to our initial enquiry and provided all necessary details in a very efficient manner. Arrival at the cottage was hassle-free and everything with the cottage was as described.

The cottage itself was perfect for ourselves (a couple), with a well equipped kitchen, comfy living area and nice clean bedrooms, bathrooms. We had mixed weather during our stay but were still able to enjoy the summer house area in the garden for an aperitif or two.

Although the house is in the village it's still quiet and provides for a relaxing time.

The village of Pontrieux is small and picturesque with several restaurants and a perfectly good Intermarche supermarket for supplies. The local boulangerie also does fantastic croissants.

Although the weather was mixed we found good weather by driving to the coast and enjoyed several day trips to interesting towns, villages and sights in the area.

We're regular visitors to France but this was our first visit to Brittany and the house made a great base to explore whilst also providing a comfortable and chilled place for lazy days.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot Richard. Glad you and Lisa had a good time. Come and visit Pontrieux again. All the best, Kay
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Lovely gite in beautiful area.

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with everything about this gite from the moment we made our initial contact with the owner. We immediately received very detailed information about the house, garden, the lovely little town of Pontrieux and excellent recommendations for places to visit and eat. We were given a very warm welcome on arrival and the gite was absolutely immaculate and tastefully equipped. Although convenient for the town, it is very peaceful. We would have been quite content to stay in the beautiful garden, wandering around the town and eating the amazing cakes, but tore ourselves away to explore much of the surrounding area. It is a great area for walking with a spectacular coastline, dramatic estuaries and quiet countryside. We really appreciated the local markets and food and drink. We really hope to return and would highly recommend Ti Hanv to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much Liz. We hope to welcome you back again. Best wishes, Kay
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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

Pontrieux Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 2 2017
Apr 1 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 3 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 4 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 5 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
Rate 6 2017
Oct 14 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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.

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