Our Cosy Cottage
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
-Cottage stone built over 3 floors, renovated in French country style, the country garden has seating, BBQ & views across the countryside..
-The top floor is the main bedroom & has a double bed suitable for two adults-the room is furnished in French country style & blue fabric with plenty of storage for clothes etc.
-The Middle floor is the living area & has wood floors & a log burner. There are two sofas as well as a 24' TV complete with English & French channels, DVD player and DVD, CD Hi-Fi and lots of games & books/guide books etc. There is also free WIFI.
-Downstairs is the kitchen/dining room which has a tiled floor & fitted kitchen including Gas cooker, Sink /drainer, Fridge-freezer, Washing machine, Iron & ironing board, Microwave etc. There is a table & chairs to seat 5 people with booster seat and highchair for young children / babies.
-Also on the ground floor are the 2nd bedroom & shower room- The bedroom has a double bed suitable for two average size adults or kids & cupboards/shelves for your clothes.
-Beach toys/games also provided. Selection of young childrens toys.
- Cottage positioned well for 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.
Welcome pack will be provided on your arrival including basic supplies and information packs including 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.
There is electric heating throughout the cottage as well as a log burner in the living area - electric fans are also provided for the warmer months. (wood provided for xmas break)
Travelling with children? We have stairgates,travelcot, babybath, highchair & booster seat available for your use during your stay, as well as balls, beach toys and boardgames etc
There are local weekly markets in most towns throughout the year, weekly concerts and events in the Mayenne and Orne regions throughout the summer.
We are also in France and available to assist you with any requests/emergencies during your stay should the need arise.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Mezangers 27 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||7.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Renne 109 km, Nearest railway: Laval 42 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Loire Valley region
Montreuil Poualy is located just south of the 'Parc natural regional Normandie-Maine' near the market towns of Lassay-les-Châteaux & Mayenne, perfect for exploring the Normandy,Brittany & Mayenne regions of France.
Paris is just 2 1/2 hours away on the train from Laval Station. So if you fancy a romantic short trip during your stay? Alternatively why not visit Disney Land Paris with the children? (The TGV is being upgraded and in 2014/15 Paris will be accessible in less than 2 hrs).
Jublains - a Gallo-Romaine cité which has a museum, ruins and amphitheatre.
Spa town of Bagnoles de l'Orne - Has a Casino if you like to try your luck! The town is lovely with lots of restaurants and shops. It is worth taking a walk around the lake and park next to the Casino. Of course if you want to treat your self to a Spa Day we have been told it is very reasonable! The Casino is also a restaurant and theatre.
Mézangers - a man made beach is 17 miles away & has great facilities including sandy beach, snack bar & playground area.
Mayenne and Varenne rivers are close by and you can hire boats and canoes hire.
For those that like to explore the war museums, relics and the D Day beaches, Normandy is worth a visit. There are other war museums in the area too.
Mont St Michel - A popular tourist attraction and definetly worth seeing, there are many restaurants,shops and a beautiful cathedral to visit. Don't forget your camera!
Caen is 1 1/2 hours drive and it is 4hrs to Calais.
Lassay les Chateaux
Montreuil Poulay is a quiet village and the cottage sits in the square with plenty of opportunities to observe rural French village life and a perfect base for outdoor activities including hiking/walking, fishing, cycling & mountain biking.
Local attractions include Lassay-les-Châteaux with its 3 Châteaux,there are great tours of the chateaux through most of the year and the cottage is only 10 mins drive away. In Lassay there are several bars and restaurants all very reasonable and offering local cuisine. There is a rose garden in the centre and a childrens play area. A market is held on a Wednesday morning where you can buy bread, meat, fish and cheeses. You can't beat shopping at the market, having a walk around the chateaux and lake then enjoy a meal before heading off somewhere else! Lassay also has an open air pool, opening times can be found in the cottage.
There are several villages within short driving distance some offering more than others and lots of beautiful countryside!
If you are visiting mid July you stand a chance of being around for the Bastille Day celebrations on 14th July, this is always fun especially if the weather is good and the event is usually on for two days. Live music, entertainers, food and drink and a 'vide grenier' to search for those bargains!
Another village worth a visit is St Loup du Gast which is very close to Montreuil, they have a 'velo-rail' which is good fun, it is a very floral village and is the start of a lovely river walk too.
20 minutes drive away is Bagnoles de l'Orne a beautiful spa town with casino which also a a restaurant and theatre. Plenty of restaurants and bars in the town. There is a beautiful forest here for walks with activities to do along the way. There is also a 'go ape' area for the brave.!
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16 Jul 2014
"Warm welcome to a Beautiful Cottage in a breathtaking location"
We arrived later than expected to a very pleasant welcome pack of french stick, butter, cheese,milk and eggs, a very generous unexpected and gratefully accepted surprise. The cottage is very clean, well stocked with everything you could think of - even down to a pizza cutter! The Sky TV, DVD, Stereo, Books, Board Games, Wifi, beach toys, bikes.....are all facilities provided which the owners have obviously thoughtfully provided to make the stay as comfortable as possible. The guest garden (inc chickens) was just lovely, we made use of the bbq also kindly provided by the owners. The owners have meticulously put together folders of things to see and do throughout the Loire Valley which we found very helpful to plan our excursions out. The local beaches (lakes) were brilliant for the little ones. We found the close town of Mayenne to have everything we needed for provisions. If your looking for a quiet, well located typically French holiday home we would thoroughly recommend The Cosy Cottage.
Thank you both for your very kind words. It was really great meeting you all and we are thrilled you had such a good time (that is obviously our aim) It would be great to see you again one day - enjoy the rest of the summer! Jan and Duncan
14 Jun 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cosy cottage is a perfect base to explore the countryside . There are lots of things around to see and do but if you just want to hang out and relax this is a lo… More
Thank you Martha and Frank for you lovely review. It was lovely meeting you both and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
Jan and Duncan
22 Feb 2014
"Excellent place to stay - highly recommended"
We have just returned from an excellent little break away in this beautiful cottage and all I can say is Wow. This really is a home from home, there is nothing the owners Jan and Duncan haven't t… More
Hello, sorry for the delay in responding to your review but things have been extremely busy here! Thank you so much for lovely review, your comments are very much appreciated. It was lovely to meet you both and hopefully we will see you again one day. Jan and Duncan
28 Oct 2013
"Cosy and very comfy!"
We were in France for a 18 day stay and moved to Janet' and Duncan's Cosy Cottage for the later half of our trip, Cosy Cottage was perfect , very well equipped , lovely and comfortable , th… More
Thanks for you lovely comments, we are pleased you had an enjoyable stay and it was lovely meeting the both of you. See you soon when you return. Jan and Duncan
3 Oct 2013
'Janet and Duncans cosy cottage is absolute bliss! It is well furnished, very well stocked with whatever a family or couple could need. I arrived to a warm clean cottage and a warm welcome. The p… More
So so glad you managed to 'chill' and did exactly what you wanted, that is always a result! It was a pleasure having you and we hope to see you again soon!
18 Sep 2013
"First Gite` holiday in France."
Excellent cottage in an ideal position for touring around the countryside and local attractions. Locals very pleasant and helpful, likewise the owners who provided useful leaflets and recommendations of places to visit.
Thank you for your lovely comments and we are so glad you had a good time despite the weather! We only wish had a control over the weather, we are always so disappointed when it's wet for our guests! But if you can still have a good time despite the dodgy weather it can only be good. Hope to see you again one day!
5 Sep 2013
"Beautiful cottage and wonderful owner's."
The Cottage is in a lovely quiet village with really friendly locals.
The cottage is beautifully clean and well kept, keeping within the French rustic style it has everything you need with a fully equipped kitchen, sky freeview and free wifi.
The owners have got a range of bikes for all ages and size's along with helmets free for you to use. Under the sit in the hallway, there is a range of outside toys and games along with board games and cards in the lounge. My boys loved playing “Beat the Parents”, which I am convinced they kept cheating!
There is so much to do with in the area for all different types of budgets, we went to the Animal sanctuary which the boys loved as you can get up close the animals. There is a small cafe and play area for children also and it wasn't very busy. In Lassay we went to see the medieval castle, the tour guide was English but spoke perfect French, there is also an outdoor swimming pool not far from there. Mayenne town is just a 10 minute down away, where we hired boats and walked along the river, so beautiful. The cafes and restaurants are very well priced and the staff are lovely the food is even better.
We went to Le Mans to see the 24 hour race track which was more interesting for hubby and boys, this was about an hour and half away but if you like care and racing then well worth the trip, but Le Mans is also famous for it's Roman wall, and old streets.
We was very impressed with how clean and tidy the whole of French is.
It was so helpful having the owners living next door, as they are on hand if you need any help or directions but most of the time you don't even know they are there, it never felt uncomfortable with them there, our boys where still loud.
This is our second holiday at the cottage and we will be returning.
Wow what a lovely review, thank you so much for your kind words. We are so glad you had a such a good time again and it was lovely seeing you and your lovely family again.
31 Aug 2013
"A lovely cottage in a quiet village in pretty rural surroundings."
We chose this cottage as it seemed to be pretty, typically French and child-friendly. We were not disappointed. The owners, Jan & Duncan, are very welcoming and helpful and everything we needed was there - baby cot, baby bath, stair gates.
The cottage is immaculate - it is quaint and typically French and the garden is tranquil with lovely views. Jan & Duncan had left us a welcome pack including tea, coffee & wine. They have done lots of research into nearby places to visit with information in folders - this gave us plenty of ideas and we were never short of places to go.
We had a lovely fortnight and would happily book again.
Thank you so much for lovely comments, it was so nice to meet all of you and feel almost proud that your baby broke his teeth and stood up for the first time in our cottage! LOL!
Hopefully we will see you again one day. Regards Jan and DuncanX
6 Aug 2013
"Could not have been better"
The gite was well named and had everything needed for a comfortable holiday.The owners had gone out of there way to provide information, directions and support to make visits etc interesting.The garden area was very pleasant to sit in with a wonderful view.I had a major problem while I was there and without the owners help the outcome could have been far more traumatic.They did everything they could to assist me and I cannot speak highly enough of them.The surrounding area was also very pretty.
Thank you so much for your lovely words. It was a pleasure to meet you and as we said to you, it was a pleasure to be able to assist you. We hope to see you again one day!
1 Jul 2013
"Pretty village cottage with nice garden"
This cottage is situated in the square of a small, quiet village. It has a pretty, non-attached garden, with unrestricted access, only a very short stroll away, with a lovely view. Very peaceful.
The cottage is situated just off a road but traffic noise was barely noticeable during the day and non existent during the evenings and at night time.
The cottage is comfortable, well equipped and tastefully decorated. A good selection of books, games and DVDs is provided as well as satellite television.The kitchen was also well-equipped although we would have liked a frying/omelette pan; perhaps this could be included for future guests?
We were warmly welcomed by Jan and Duncan who took the time to explain the workings of all equipment - oven, television, washing machine etc. Given that we arrived on a Sunday, when nearly all shops are shut, the welcome pack was just that; it had wine, cider, bread, butter, cheese - just what we needed after a long journey. We brought the makings of a meal but were too tired to cook. Coffee, teabags, sugar and milk were also provided.
Although we didn't make use of it, a bbq is in the garden.
There is a small bar tabac in the village that stocks basic provisions and serves good coffee at a very early hour!
We were comfortable here and it was an excellent base from which to explore the area.
It should be noted that the cottage has two flights of stairs which might not suit those with restricted mobility. I struggled a little but only because I was recovering from a knee injury.
Thank you Jan and Duncan for making our first trip to the Mayenne such a pleasant one.
Thank you so much for your lovely comments and we are really pleased you had a good time. It is unfortunate that you missed the frying pan, it is kept in the cupboard under the sink. We have mentioned the stairs on the website and make it clear that it may not be suitable for the infirm. We hope your knee is healing well and hope that we see you again one day.
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