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

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:
28 April, 2017

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 Mayenne

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!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Montreuil-Poulay in Mayenne

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with 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 Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , z-bed and cot available on request
  • We have a normal double bed, a smaller double bed a 'guest bed' and a cot. There is a junior bed on the middle floor to allow our guests a choice. All with bed linen provided. The main bedroom is on the top floor and the second bedroom is on the lower floor. The guest bed and cot can be placed wherever you wish.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • 8 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse 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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

'A Cosy Cottage' - Wifi ,Garden, Ideal Base For Mayenne, Normandy, Brittany Regi
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews

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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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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Well, what can you say about perfection?

  • 5 of 5

Cosy Cottage is just that, it's cosy but not cramped. With Accommodation over 3 floors this cottage is so well equipped that everything you can think of has been provided. Games, books, magazines, fresh bread, eggs , milk, wine and more. The Linen is crisp and clean and the cottage spotless.

The little garden is a delight with chairs and table to eat outside and there are bikes to ride if you're feeling energetic.

Jan and Duncan ( the owners) fall over themselves to be helpful and friendly, providing much information about the surrounding areas

There's loads to do nearby from boating on the Mayenne to riding the velo-rail in St Loup de Gaste. In nearby Bagnoles there are endless restaurants which cater for all needs and then you can walk off your meal with a stroll round the shops and the beautiful lake!

We've stayed in a lot of cottages but none where the welcome is so warm and friendly and the facilities and equipment provided so comprehensive

This is a little gem

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well! thank you for such a lovely review! Thank you it is very much appreciated! It was great meeting you and we are so glad you had a good time. it would be great to see you again one day. Everybody wants something different from their holiday and we are please that our cottage met your needs. Regards Jan and Duncan
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Perfect year round for holidays or short breaks

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Cozy Cottage twice enjoying its well equipped home from home facilities, Janet & Duncan are excellent hosts, happy to share there exstensive knowledge of the area and French life.

Cozy guest garden is a peaceful part of the French country side where you can relax in the sun, perfect for a bar-b-q

Lots to enjoy and explore, many different restaurants for lunch or evening, shopping is easy with an abundance of local produce, we loved cooking in the Cozy kitchen and sitting round the huge farmhouse style table, in the winter stay the wood burner just made it even more cozy.

WiFi which is a must for us was excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review it is really appreciated. It was great to meet you both. It sounds as though you had a great time which is always our hope of course. Hopefully we will see you again one day.
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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!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Montreuil-Poulay, Pays de la Loire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
24 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Nightly Rate
1 Jun 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
10 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

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 -unless a prior arrangement made

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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