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'A Cosy Cottage' - Wifi ,Garden, Ideal Base For Mayenne, Normandy, Brittany

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 5. 2 Bedrooms. 1 Shower room.

-As our name suggests it is a cosy cottage and very homely. Cool in the summer and warm and cosy in the winter. It is stone built, situated over 3 floors, renovated in French country style, the secluded, pretty garden with guests patio area with BBQ.

Main bedroom on top floor has a double bed, the room is furnished simply but characterful with plenty of storage for clothes etc.

*Living area on middle floor has wood floors & a log burner.

*There is an AC unit on this floor too.

* 1 basket of wood is provided ( ALL wood is provided for the Xmas period only) *Two sofas.

*A 24' TV complete with English & French channels.

*DVD and HiFi.

* A selection of French & English DVD's, CD's

*Plenty of board games & books.

*A generous selection of young children's toys, games and books.

* Lots of reading material for adults (both French and English) - Something for the whole family!

*Some items to use the beach or at a picnic.

*The toilet is on this floor also which convenient for the bedroom on the lower floor and the other on the top floor.

*Kitchen/dining room on lower floor.

*A small fitted kitchen incl Gas cooker.

*Sink /drainer.


*Washing machine.

*Iron & ironing board,


*Food Blender.

*Table & chairs to seat 5 people.

*A booster seat and /or high chair available for young children / babies.

*The 2nd bedroom area with a smaller double bed.

*Cupboards/shelves for storing clothes.

*The Shower room is also on this level, so separate from the toilet and no having to wait.

*Cottage is in a great position for all amenities, walks, cycling, bird watching, photography,painting and fishing.

*Lovely relaxing private garden accessible via the back of the cottage down a very short grassy pathway.

*A seating area, deck chairs and BBQ provided.

*Also bikes for all the family, free to use.

*A welcome pack is provided including basic supplies.

*We will send you a list of items available for your use when staying at the cottage, so you know what to and what not to pack!

* We provide comprehensive information which includes how long it should take guests to get to amenities and tourist attractions etc. We have visited many of the attractions and may be able to advise should you wish.

*Electric heating throughout the cottage as well as the log burner.

*Electric fans are also provided for the warmer months.

*There are local weekly markets in most towns throughout the year, weekly concerts and events in the Mayenne and Orne regions throughout the summer.A list of weekly markets is in the cottage.

*Living close by we are available to assist you with any requests/emergencies during your stay should the need arise. Our guests have found this to be very useful. IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE REVIEWS PLEASE ASK AS WE HAVE BEEN ON ANOTHER SITE FOR A LONG TIME.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner / Property Manager
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Owner / Property Manager

We have renovated both houses ourselves and are incredibly proud of what we have achieved. Duncan is an electrician and so works here now and I look after 3 other holiday cottages for people in the UK as well as our own. We both have families in the UK but we had a strong desire to live in France! We both grew up and lived in the UK but did not meet until the late 90's. Who knows where we would be living if we hadn't met!

Owner / Property Manager purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Owner / Property Manager chose Montreuil-Poulay

In the beginning we were looking to buy in Spain but decided that would be too far away from our families so chose northern France and are sooo glad we did! It isn't too far from UK so trips to and fro are easier, especially with the fantastic French motorways! We are so lucky to have chosen this village as we have fantastic French neighbours and they couldn't have been more welcoming!

What makes this cottage unique

While staying at our cottage we hope you will feel at home immediately as so many of our guests do. The cottage is in a small village with great access to lots of other villages and activities. Our guests find having us living next door has always been a benefit, being there to help in all sorts of ways - including help with the language! Families have found the village to be a real benefit being able to relax and have some family time playing some of the many board games etc we have available. They also find lots to do with the children that they can do for free!


Montreuil-Poulay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Baby Gate
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We have a shower room with sink and vanity unit and a there is a separate toilet on the middle floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , z-bed and cot available on request
  • We have a normal double bed, a smaller double bed a 'guest bed' and a cot. All with bed linen provided. The main bedroom is on the top floor and the second bedroom is on the lower floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Recycling has become very strict in La Mayenne recently so we ask our guests to participate by recycling during their stay. It is difficult for us to have to sort through the rubbish when our guests have left. A bag is provided next to the bin to put packaging in and a compost bin for food waste.


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'A Cosy Cottage' - Wifi ,Garden, Ideal Base For Mayenne, Normandy, Brittany
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Aptly Named!!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely short break at Cosy Cottage. It has a real charm and with the log burner going certainly lives up to its name. The cottage is very well equipped and the beds extremely comfortable! Jan was very welcoming and we felt at home from the moment we arrived.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well thank you for such lovely comments. I was a pleasure to host you and we would love to have you stay again. So glad you had a lovely stay! Kind Regards Jan and Duncan
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Ede, Netherlands

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our short stay very much. Lovely house en fantastic owners!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful little cottage with friendly owners

  • 5 of 5

Great stay! Everything you would need and more provided for us by Jan, including wine croissants, milk, butter and cheese on arrival. A gorgeous wood burner in the comfortable lounge thoughtfully decorated as is the rest of the cottage. Situated in the peaceful village square, mobile Pizza dude on a Wednesday evening with a great choice of handmade pizzas and a bar and bread depot just across the road all in a beautiful area only 20 minutes from the Spa town of Bagnoles de L'orne.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, it is really appreciated. It was a pleasure to have you all stay. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Jan and Duncan
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lovely well equip cottage

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is well named.. very cosy!! Short of nothing as far as equipment was concerned. It was clean and very well presented. It is in a lovely little village in the heart of Mayenne so handy for visiting the surrounding area. The cottage is on three floors and for us this was a problem as the spiral stairs were steep and narrow and there was only one loo in the hall/lounge area on the middle floor. If stairs are not a problem and you don't have young children we would highly recommend this property and the very friendly owners who live next door.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, it was lovely to meet you both and we are so glad you had a good time despite the weather. It is a shame you found the staircase difficult and we thought you might struggle when we saw you climb it. However it is clearly stated on the description of the house that the cottage is on three levels and that the toilet is on the middle floor. We feel we must stress that the staircase is not a spiral staircase but the original staircase that has a couple of turns on it because of the three floors. We also state that the cottage is not suitable for the infirm due to the stairs. Regarding suitability for young families, we have had a lot of young families stay with no problems, we provide stair gates for these families and many other items. Thank you once again and we hope you enjoy your next trip to France. Kind Regards Jan and Duncan We
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Clean and tidy and as described very cosy

  • 4 of 5

Nice week staying here, welcome pack faultless, bread, butter, cheese, fresh eggs.(home grown), milk, wine and a bottle of cider

Owners more than helpful

Small bar with shop a minutes walk away

A really nice restaurant a 10-12 minute walk away, check opening times recommend

Garden kept really nice

Would recommend this property or a nice relaxing week away

More restaurants about 10 min drive away in Mayenne

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to host you all. We didn't see very much of you so that can only mean you found plenty to do. We hope to meet you all again one day. Thanks again Jan and Duncan.
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Lovely week in a lovely cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful relaxing cottage. Ideal for a romantic week, but also just as nice for families. It was very clean and well maintained. The owners were just next door and were very helpful on advice for where to visit in the area. There was so much to do in the surrounding area, from beaches at lakes, to Roman ruins. Would love to go back at some point!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was lovely meeting you all. Maybe you could come and see us for that romantic break, just the two of you one day? It is difficult to have a romantic break with two young children. We are glad the children were contented with their stay too. Kind Regards Jan and Duncan
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Nearest Airport
109 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Small Bar / Shop
Nearest Ferry
120 Kilometres
Nearest Train
42 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
La Campagnarde - Poulay
Nearest Beach
27 Kilometres
Car: necessary

The cottage is situated in a lovely rural village, friendly locals and a small bar to meet for a chat or buy your daily baguette. Just a short walk away, there is the local Auberge restaurant which we highly recommend. It has recently been renovated and extended beautifully! Fantastic food available both lunch time and evenings. Only 7 mins drive to the nearest beautiful town with supermarket, post office, doctors, dentist and vets. The other direction within 20mins you can be in the bustling town of Mayenne with it's history, sight seeing, lovely walks along the Mayenne river and the weekly market. In the summer especially, there are lots of things going on both day and night for all the family, many of them FREE. Also lots of restaurants and brasseries there too. You are going to love it!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $208.65

As with all holiday lets a security deposit of £150 is required with the balance, which is returned within 7 days of checkout if all is in order.
- We ask that the cottage is left as clean as you find it for our next guests. £25 for cleaning may be deducted from your deposit if interior is unduly dirty.
-Guests are asked to ARRIVE AROUND 4PM. DEPARTURE BY 11AM - If you wish to arrive earlier please ask. If you need to stay later than the 11.00am check out time you will be charged €10 an hour. payable on the day.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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