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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

-Cottage stone built over 3 floors, renovated in French country style, the garden has seating area, 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. There is a fan in room for warmer nights.

-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 a choice DVD's, 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 children & 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. (a basket of logs provided and ALL wood provided for xmas break only)

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 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Mezangers 27 km
Will consider House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car essential
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 Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, 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
Access Parking

The Pays de la Loire 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.


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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6 Nov 2014


"The best cottage we have ever stayed in in France"

We returned from Cosy Cottage 3 days ago and we cannot praise it enough. The owners Jan and Duncan are extremely friendly and helpful but don't bother you unless you need them. Everything was very clearly explained and demonstrated to us when we arrived. The welcome pack of wine, cider, bread, butter, cheese , eggs and milk was great, we have never had this provided before. The cottage is beautiful and tastefully decorated with lovely little touches like the wall mounted cork screw in the kitchen. All bedding and towels were provided which saved us space in the car as were basic kitchen condiments such as cooking oil. The amazing selection of DVD's books and games kept us occupied in the evenings and went down well with a bottle of wine or champagne! The cottage has so many attractions to visit within short driving times many of which were free or very cheap. We were so lucky with the weather we even visited the nearby "beach" at Sille de Guillaume and enjoyed a lovely walk around the lake. There are many attractions we did not have time to visit and we hope to return in the future to visit this beautiful part of France and meet Jan and Duncan again. We highly recommend this cottage, you will love it! Ps a selection of different sized bikes and helmets are available to use free of charge and a lovely garden with a BBQ .

Fantastic! So happy you were happy with the cottage! We would love to welcome you to the cottage again in the future and hope it will be very soon. Kind Regards Jan and Duncan

4 Oct 2014


"Everything you could need in a holiday cottage"

Comfortable, cosy and very well equipped cottage in a super location - everything you could need in a holiday cottage. Extremely good value. Jan & Duncan were very welcoming but not intrusive .We particularly liked the excellent information in the cottage about the surrounding area, local attractions and French life in general. Hope to visit again soon.

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was so nice to meet you both and we are so glad you had such a nice time, it would be great to see you again. Don't work too hard!
Regards Jan and Duncan

2 Oct 2014


"Beautiful, Cosy French Cottage"

We booked 'Our Cosy French Cottage' for 2 weeks as a base for our first holiday in France with our Westie. We arrived late because of a delay with the Le Shuttle and were welcomed by Jan and Duncan, who very kindly went through everything in the cottage and had a lovely welcome package of bread, eggs, butter, cheese, milk, wine and cider along with tea, coffee and sugar for a much needed brew!

The cottage was very clean, tidy and had a lovely traditional French feel about it because of all the little touches and decoration. There are loads of games, books and DVD's to choose from and the use of the garden should you wish to do so.

We had a lovely quiet and peaceful 2 weeks at Our Cosy Cottage and would thoroughly recommend the was really nice meeting Jan and Duncan and we hope to be back again before too long!

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It was so lovely to meet you both and your gorgeous little westie. We are glad you had such a nice time, don't forget there is so much of the area still to explore. We are looking forward to your next visit.

Thanks again
Jan and Duncan

13 Sep 2014


"Just what the doctor ordered"

Out hosts were warm and welcoming but gave us our space. The cottage is well equipped and beautifully cosy
We would love to stay again as the Mayenne is a beautiful area we still need to explore.

Thank you for your lovely review. It was great meeting you both. We hope you do as the 'doctor orders' and come and see us again soon. As you know there is lots more of Mayenne for you to explore.
Kind Regards Jan and Duncan

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


"Lovely spot"

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.

Kind Regards
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


"Absolute bliss!"

'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!

Review 1-10 of 15

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