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Normandy

Normandy is famous for its rich cultural heritage, lush meadow countryside and beaches; a gentle and tranquil place that’s within easy reach of the British Isles and perfect for a relaxing holiday for both couples and families alike. We have a comprehensive collection of gites in Normandy.

Situated in North West France it’s a great favourite with British holidaymakers year-round and the history of Normandy is inextricably linked with that of England through the Norman Conquest.

Since William the Conqueror conquered England in 1066, the Dukes of Normandy were often also Kings of England until the early 13th century. Many medieval landmarks can be found here and visitors will enjoy visiting some of the abbeys, churches, castles and palaces for which the region is renowned.

In more recent history, of course, the famous Allied D Day Invasion took place on the beaches of Normandy. Today visitors can explore the five beaches where more than 130,000 Allied Soldiers landed. The region is also home to many interesting museums and memorials to this period of World War Two and visitors can view old tanks, defences and army bunkers that played a part in the conflict.

As well as a fascinating history, Normandy''s wide beaches and 350 mile coastline make an ideal playground for families, with quiet meandering country lanes and rural farmland further inland to explore. There are picturesque villages to visit as well as famous sites such as Bayeux with its famous tapestry and Monet''s home at Giverny where he was inspired to paint the famous water lilies as well as other views of his beautiful garden. The cathedrals of Coutances, Caen and Rouen and the wonderful abbey of Mont St Michel are also well worth visiting.

Normandy is famous for dairy farming and produces excellent butter, cream and milk as well as superb cheeses such as Pont l''Eveque, Livarot and Camembert. There are many excellent restaurants, and visitors can enjoy local dishes and haute cuisine in towns and small villages all over the region. Apples are another delicacy for which Normandy is well known.

Lovers of the countryside will enjoy visiting Normandy''s four Natural Parks. Here you will find wildlife in beautifully cared for natural environments and plenty of space for family activities. There are lovely views of valleys, forests and the scenery that goes to make up Normandy''s countryside.

For a taste of North West France and a wonderfully relaxing break, search for holiday cottages in Normandy today.
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  • Fontenay-le-Pesnel, nr. Caen

    Fontenay-le-Pesnel, nr. Caen

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    Ref: W11944

    This delightful detached house has the living/dining room, which opens onto a balcony, on the first floor giving it great views of the garden which leads down to the river, and also boasts exposed stone walls in the bedroom. The property is located in a village just outside the centre of Caen. It is a good place to relax or enjoy walking and cycling. It makes a good touring base with historic Caen, with museums, great shopping, horse racing and William the Conqueror’s castle and abbey, and the Peace Museum being only 6.25 miles (10km) away. Bayeux with its famous tapestry and medieval part with cathedral is 10 miles (16km) and the landing beaches are also within driving distance. Shop and café/bar 550 yards (500m), restaurant 15km, beach 15.5 miles (25km).

    Ground floor: Shower room with basin, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner.

    Electric heating, colour satellite TV, video, radio, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep stairs to first floor.

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  • Auberge de Relais

    La Chapelle d’Andaine, Orne

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    Ref: F61141

    This delightful former coach house was once the ‘garage’ for the local notary of the pretty market town of La Chapelle d’Andaine. Now converted into comfortable and spacious accommodation, it is ideal to explore this picturesque and historic region of Normandy. The property features a pretty and mature garden area and is within easy walking access of local shops. La Chapelle is only a short drive from the famous spa town of Bagnoles de l’Orne. Built in the centre of a vast forest region, Bagnoles is both picturesque and cosmopolitan in atmosphere, offering its visitors a boating lake, casino, an impressive golf course and magical woodland walks. Nearby, the fortified hillside town of Domfront is another must-see for visitors to the area.

    Ground floor: Large living/dining room with open fire, corner kitchen and large windows to garden. First floor: Double bedroom. Bathroom/WC with over bath shower

    • Large enclosed garden
    • Central heating
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Ample parking
    • Garden furniture.

    Location: La Chapelle d’Andaine (local facilities), 5km from Bagnoles de l’Orne (spa town, lake, restaurants, boutiques, casino, golf), 13km E of Domfront (château, old town, all facilities), 35km SE of Flers (lakeside château, large market town). A great stopover for Le Mans.

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  • St. Siméon, nr. Domfront

    St. Siméon, nr. Domfront

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    Ref: W12672

    These semi-detached, stone holiday cottages have been completely renovated to provide ideal holiday accommodation in this lovely part of Normandy. The properties are adjacent to the owner’s working farm, breeding alpacas and have milking goats and pony trap rides available. The cottages provide views over the garden and surrounding fields. La Richardière is a tranquil hamlet, a stroll away from the sleepy Normandy village of St Siméon, ideal for walking or cycling. Historical Domfront with its medieval area is 20km, whilst Mayenne with its castle and good shopping is only 25km. Historical Fougères with the largest medieval castle in Europe is 35km, and the famous Mont St. Michel is 70km. Golf, horse riding and tennis nearby, water sports 30km. Fly via Rennes or Dinard. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.These semi-detached, stone holiday cottages have been completely renovated to provide ideal holiday accommodation in this lovely part of Normandy. The properties are adjacent to the owner’s working farm, breeding alpacas and have milking goats and pony trap rides available. The cottages provide views over the garden and surrounding fields in which there are donkeys, alpacas, goats, sheep and chickens.

    La Richardière is a tranquil hamlet, a stroll away from the sleepy Normandy village of St Siméon, ideal for walking or cycling.

    Historical Domfront with its medieval area is 20km, whilst Mayenne with its castle and good shopping is only 25km. Historical Fougères with the largest medieval castle in Europe is 35km, and the famous Mont St. Michel is 70km. Golf, horse riding and tennis nearby, water sports 30km. Fly via Rennes or Dinard.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, video, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, shared enclosed lawned garden, private patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

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  • Anneville-sur-Mer

    Anneville-sur-Mer

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    Ref: FNM100

    This former windmill has been tastefully renovated to provide a unique holiday base that guests will love. It has been decorated in the traditional style of the local buildings and will delight those who are looking for something a bit different. It is sitaued in the town of Anneville-sur-Mer, just 1.5km from the sandy beach. Ideally located for those wanting to explore the local area and visit the many attractions close by including Coutances (12km) the beautiful gardens of Argences (16km), the Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin national park (29km), Granville (31km) and children will love the animal at the Parc zoologique de Champrepus 37km away. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin. Second floor: 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, CD player, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Steep, narrow, open-sided, open-tread spiral stairs with rope handrail to first and second floors.

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  • Montpinchon

    Montpinchon

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    Ref: FNM211

    This holiday property, attached to the owner’s home, offers a cosy interior and is the departure point for rural walks along the country footpaths. Manche offers plenty of diverse walking opportunities from woodland walks to coastal cliff-top walks, as well as sandy beaches and, of course, you can visit the Mont-Saint-Michel. From here, visit nearby places which include Cherbourg with its historical monuments and large aquarium, the village of Barfleur, one of the most beautiful villages in France and the town of Valognes, known for its art and history. Attractions include museum of cider, brandy and old trades, Roman baths of Alauna, a church and much more. Golf 20km away. Shop 5km, restaurant 3km and beach 23km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite shower room with toilet and basin.

    Heater, colour satellite TV, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Sloping ceiling in shower room, slopes in garden.

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  • Breux-sur-Avre, nr. Dreux

    Breux-sur-Avre, nr. Dreux

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    Ref: W12147

    This detached cottage has an open fire in the lounge and a garden with patio area overlooking the ornamental pond. From the property you can enjoy the Normandy countryside, which is all around, by walking or cycling and this is also an ideal place for relaxing. It is located just 2.5 miles (4km) from a small town with all facilities along the Aure River valley. Historic Verneuil-sur-Avre is 6.25 miles (10km) away with its medieval part and the two large forests of Breteuil and Senonches are 7 miles (12km). Shop and café/bar 4km, restaurant 300m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom on mezzanine.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV, video, radio, wi-fi, microwave, shared enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

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  • Clécy

    Clécy

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    Ref: FNC168

    This delightful, holiday cottage is the perfect romantic retreat for couples looking to get away and enjoy a peaceful holiday in the north of France. In the heart of Clécy, its beautiful surroundings include the Orne river which runs along the superb backdrop of an abrupt and picturesque rocky ridge. The village is very much known for its local sports and of course its magnificent walks and hikes across its brilliant scenery. Within this region of Calvados, visitors will enjoy the vast culture on offer with a mix of festivals and celebrations. It has become a massive tourist area due to all its seaside resorts and culinary specialties. Shop 14km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, satellite TV, DVD player, CD player, microwave, garden, garden furniture, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep, turning stairs (no handrail) to first floor. Sloping ceilings.

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  • Maison de Lilli

    Barenton, Manche

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    Ref: F50200

    These delightful holiday cottages situated close to the town of Barenton have been renovated to excellent standards by the friendly English owners. Both offer guests tranquil accommodation amidst peaceful countryside surroundings. Maison de Lilli (F50200) peeks out from behind a hedge hiding its traditional Colombage exterior from passers-by. Inside, thoughtful detailing has guarded the spirit of the original property whilst providing a cosy yet spacious interior for guests. Although smaller than its sister property, Maison de Grâce (F50216) takes full advantage of its more compact dimensions by offering a comfortable and charmingly appointed open-plan living area and includes an elegant four-poster bed. Both cottages boast private garden areas with views over the surrounding countryside. The pretty hillside town of Mortain is within easy driving distance and is well known for its historic abbey and cascading waterfalls. A little further afield lies the ancient town of Domfront whose half-timbered houses and narrow streets remind visitors of its 11th century origins. Avranches, a strategic location during World War II, is only 50km.

    Ground floor: Living room with woodburner/dining room with beams and steps down to kitchen with French window to patio. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower. Open tread stairs to first floor: Double bedroom with wooden floor and beams

    • Enclosed private garden
    • Patio
    • Central heating
    • Wood-burning stove.

    Location: 3.5km of Barenton (all facilities), 18km NE of St. Hilaire-du-Harcouët (market town), 15km NE of Domfront (château, old town), 50km of Avranches, 65km E of Mont St. Michel (Benedictine island monastery).

    Both properties: M/wave

    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

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  • Maison de Grâce

    Barenton, Manche

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    Ref: F50216

    These delightful holiday cottages situated close to the town of Barenton have been renovated to excellent standards by the friendly English owners. Both offer guests tranquil accommodation amidst peaceful countryside surroundings. Maison de Lilli (F50200) peeks out from behind a hedge hiding its traditional Colombage exterior from passers-by. Inside, thoughtful detailing has guarded the spirit of the original property whilst providing a cosy yet spacious interior for guests. Although smaller than its sister property, Maison de Grâce (F50216) takes full advantage of its more compact dimensions by offering a comfortable and charmingly appointed open-plan living area and includes an elegant four-poster bed. Both cottages boast private garden areas with views over the surrounding countryside. The pretty hillside town of Mortain is within easy driving distance and is well known for its historic abbey and cascading waterfalls. A little further afield lies the ancient town of Domfront whose half-timbered houses and narrow streets remind visitors of its 11th century origins. Avranches, a strategic location during World War II, is only 50km.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with double four poster bed, beams and tiled floor. Steps down to kitchen with French doors to terrace, beams and tiled floor. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

    • Lawned garden
    • Electric heaters
    • H/chair.

    Location: 3.5km of Barenton (all facilities), 18km NE of St. Hilaire-du-Harcouët (market town), 15km NE of Domfront (château, old town), 50km of Avranches, 65km E of Mont St. Michel (Benedictine island monastery).

    Both properties: M/wave

    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

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  • Saint-Jean-le-Thomas

    Saint-Jean-le-Thomas

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    Ref: FNM611

    Located in the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel in the heart of the city of Saint-Jean-le-Thomas, this holiday property, situated on the first floor of the owner’s house, is the ideal touring base. Situated between Brittany and Normandy, this apartment offers a very unique environment with its large garden where you can relax and wander at your leisure between roses and fruit trees. The beach is just at the end of the street (700m away), where you can view Mont-Saint-Michel. Take the opportunity to cross the bay on foot (accompanied by a guide of course) - this experience will remain forever etched in your memories of your holiday in Normandy. Close by, visit Granville and its beaches (15km) or embark towards Jersey and Guernsey for a day trip. Restaurant 500m, beach 700m.

    All on first floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, shared lawned garden, shared terrace, shared garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. No smoking please.

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  • Barneville-Carteret

    Barneville-Carteret

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    Ref: FNM408

    Set within a château, a magnificent property with direct access to the beach of Barneville, this beautiful holiday studio overlooks the sea, Cape Carteret and the Channel Islands (to go to the islands, take the boat in Carteret). On the beach, you can go fishing, yachting, sailing, surfing or horse riding. There are many attractions worth visiting in the Cotentin Peninsula, including the famous Mont St Michel, the Normandy landing beaches or the Hague. Do not forget to take a nice walk on the old coastal path. Cherbourg, 38km, is situated on the Contentin Peninsula and has a ferry port, race track, basilica, theatre and the Cité de la Mer, a large maritime museum. For golf enthusiasts, a golf course can be found 5km from the property. Shop 3km, restaurant 50m, beach 30m.

    All on second floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), microwave, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Steps to entrance.

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  • La Boulangerie

    Mestry, nr. Isigny-sur-Mer, Calvados

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    Ref: F14174

    This charming, remodelled cottage sits in a serene area in the grounds of a rare Art Nouveau manor with a private driveway entrance. La Boulangerie has a tastefully furnished living room with decorative stone fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen and sun-filled breakfast nook where you may take in stunning sunsets and views. You are welcome to enjoy the beautifully maintained gardens in front of the manor, which include an ornamental pond and dovecote. It is an excellent base from which to explore and is just 20 minutes from the historic D-Day landing beaches.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors to patio. Kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

    • Shared 1-acre grounds
    • Lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heaters
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • M/wave
    • CD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond 80m from property.

    Location: 8km from Isigny-sur-Mer (all amenities, restaurants), 15km W of Grandcamp Maisy (beach), 18km W of Bayeux (tapestry, museums, cathedral), 45km W of Caen (ferry port, city, chateaux, shops).

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