Rive Droite

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Accommodation

  • Lower Floor: Open plan dining room/kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher) with sliding doors to front decked terrace and separate door to pool terrace. Cloakroom. Shower room. Utility area (washing machine, dryer). Heating throughout the house (payable locally).
  • Main Entrance on First Floor: Living room (TV, DVD, CD, WiFi) with additional mezzanine seating area. Cloakroom.
  • Second Floor: Three double bedrooms. Bathroom (bath, separate shower). Cloakroom.
  • Outside: Enclosed grounds of lawn and terrace. Barbecue. Small uncovered pond. Private parking.
  • Private plunge pool (4m x 3.5m) and ladder access, set in courtyard terrace.

In a truly exceptional setting overlooking the picturesque quayside of the river Aven, Rive Droite offers the rare opportunity of staying in an outstanding ‘one of a kind’ property, and is only the briefest of strolls from the heart of the much-loved artists' town of Pont-Aven.

Designed with more than a passing reference to the Art Deco style of the 1920’s, this  property was conceived by a master glassmaker which is evidenced in  feature stained glass windows as well as the striking design of the glazing in the façade. Renovated in 2012, great care has been taken in updating and furnishing the house to a good standard.

Taking centre stage in the property, the living room has a double-height ceiling and full length windows which, coupled with fresh white walls, create a luminosity and sense of space so rarely found. Its elevation on the first floor affords a wonderful view over the garden, across a small park, to the pleasure boats moored along the quay.

On the top floor, the stylish bedrooms are decorated in contemporary style, two of them revelling in the aforementioned unique view, one through a porthole-style window that again pays homage to Art Deco. Note that there is no curtain on the porthole window in this room and it is exposed to light.

On the lower level, the spacious kitchen-diner walks out onto a good sized decking terrace with outdoor lounge and dining furniture. Catching the morning sun, it is a perfect spot for enjoying al fresco breakfasts. Round to the south side, housed in a courtyard style terrace, the plunge pool is great for cooling off.

Surely one of the most sought after locations in Brittany, it is a mere 600m stroll along the riverbank to reach the very heart of Pont-Aven, whose attractive streets are lined with art galleries, gift boutiques and antique shops, a legacy of the celebrated Pont-Aven group of artists and its most influential member, painter Paul Gauguin. The town offers local shops and is well blessed with some excellent restaurants and traditional creperies, the nearest being just 300m from the house.

Venturing outside of the delightful Pont-Aven, you will find a beautiful coastline of sandy beaches, rocky cliffs and tiny inlet harbours. The nearest beach is Port Manec'h (10km), a family-friendly stretch of white sand with a water sports centre offering sea-kayaking, sailing and windsurfing. Concarneau (15km) is well worth a visit, especially for a wander around the Ville Close, the walled old town that juts out into the harbour. And a similar distance in the other direction, in Quimperlé (17km), there is the unusual choice of exploring its cobbled streets on foot or navigating the town by river in a canoe or kayak.

Please note that the terrace is not completely secluded, and when the lights are on the living room is visible from the quayside, although at a distance. The villa being located on several levels, there are a lot of stairs.
The owners respectfully request that guests do not smoke inside the house.
Note that there is no curtain or blind in the porthole window in one double bedroom and it is exposed to light. 
Vintage Travel is required to collect and remit local government tourism taxes on behalf of our property owners. These taxes are calculated and collected from guests at the time of booking and are included in the property price.

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Great Things to Do Near Rive Droite

Hit the galleries

Amble up the main street of Pont-Aven and enjoy browsing the many art galleries and antique shops. Whilst window shopping, you may even find the perfect gift or souvenir to take home!

Walk along the riverbank

A short walk along the riverbank will take you into the heart of Pont-Aven, where you can look around the art galleries, shop for gifts to take home, or enjoy a delicious meal in a traditional creperie or a top class restaurant. Or you may prefer a walk along the river in the other direction, passing all the boats moored up. When you reach the end of the quayside, you can continue on a footpath all the way to the mouth of the Aven.

Day at the beach

The nearest beach of Port Manec'h is perfect for families with a stretch of white sand and watersports, offering the chance of adventure with sea-kayaking, sailing and windsurfing. Take the hiking trail at the foot of the lighthouse and follow the cliffs to Raguénez, the most beautiful beach in Névez, nicknamed ‘Tahiti’! Out at sea, you’ll spot the Glénan islands. Stroll around the port of Kerdruc, and don’t miss the little hamlets, with their thatched cottages and ‘Mein Zao’, houses and walls built from standing stones, and unique in France.

Concarneau

Enjoy a wander around the old walled town of Concarneau, the Ville Close, which has lots of little boutiques and places to stop for refreshment! Watch the boats in the harbour, and learn about the local industry at the Fishing Museum which is part on land part on water. Finish up with a top class meal in one of Concarneau's excellent fish and seafood restaurants.

Quimperlé

Amble down the cobbled streets of Quimperlé exploring the town and culture that can be seen. For something a little different, navigate the town by canoe or kayak taking in many of the places of interest.

Fête des Fleurs d’Ajoncs

Pont-Aven is particularly lively on the first weekend in August when the Fête des Fleurs d’Ajoncs (gorse flower festival) takes place; there’s Breton music and dancing plus regional food specialities and locals in traditional costume – the Pont-Aven dresses and lace headdresses are regarded as Brittany’s most attractive.

Family day out

Take the family to the 'Labyrinthe de Pont-Aven' which is open for the summer holidays. Families can enjoy the maize maze, the mini farm, playground, a picnic area, trampolines and mini tractors. A fantastic fun filled day for both adults and children!

Les Roches du Diable

The boulders balanced alarmingly on top of each other at the gorges on the Ellé River, north of Quimperlé, are known as The Devil’s Rocks. On the border between Finistère and Morbihan, following the River Ellé’s west bank, a steep winding path leads to a dramatic viewing platform. The natural drama of this wooded valley with its acrobatic boulders tumbling down to the waters below stirs the imagination.

Swing through the trees at Camors Adventure Forest

Camors Adventure Forest, just under an hour away, is a perfect playground for the whole family. From the age of 2, children can use their imagination as they go through the Elves Trail. For older kids, there is a discovery circuit with wooden bridges, ropes, nets, Tarzan creepers and aerial surfing. Adults and teenagers will enjoy the more challenging courses. Always showing total respect for the environment, Camors Adventure Forest also organises art workshops, fairy-tale evenings and concerts during the summer period.

Splashing about

Take the kids for a splash about at the ‘Aquasud Pays Bigouden’ in Pont-l'Abbé, an indoor water park with 25m swimming pool, play pool heated to 30°, baby paddling pool at 32°, and a 58m water slide!

Anyone for golf?

Youngsters can try their hand at crazy golf at the 'Minigolf de Penfoul' in Bénodet. Whilst more experienced golfers can head for the 18 hole par 71 course at the 'Golf de Quimper-Cornouaille' in La Forêt Fouesnant.

Oysters

The nearby Belon river estuary is famed for its oysters, which are said to have a distinctive nutty taste due to the mix of fresh water and saltwater in the estuary. You can buy oysters direct at Riec sur Belon.

Work up an appetite

There are tennis courts in Pont-Aven and horse riding is available in nearby Névez. Also bicycles can be hired in Pont-Aven.

Explore the river Aven on a guided cruise

The company Vedettes Aven-Belon have a departure point on Quai Botrel just in front of the house! Tickets from Tourist Office.

Hire a canoe or kayak

and explore the Aven river at your own pace.

Game set match!

There are outdoor tennis courts available in Pont-Aven, so don't forget to pack your racquets and balls!

Nearby

Towns

Pont-Aven 8 mins
Riec-sur-Belon 10 mins
Quimperlé 25 mins
Concarneau 25 mins

Beaches

Port Manec'h 15 mins
Raguénez “Tahiti Beach” 15 mins
Dourveil (Névez) 15 mins
Rospico (Névez) 20 mins

Airports

Lorient 30 mins
Quimper 40 mins
Rennes 115 mins
Nantes 125 mins
Dinard 150 mins
Times are approximate

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