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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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  • Le Hôme Varaville, nr. Cabourg

    Le Hôme Varaville, nr. Cabourg

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: W12592

    This cosy single storey apartment has an open plan lounge/diner overlooking the enclosed garden. The property is a great place for resting in the peaceful surroundings, walking and cycling. It is situated in a small resort at the edge of Cabourg with every facility and endless sandy beaches, only 500 metres away. The chic resort with casino, great shopping, golf and horse races is 6km away. Pegasus Bridge where the British Commandos landed before D-Day is 7km away, and the landing beaches 15km away. Historical Caen with William the Conqueror Castle and abbeys as well as the Peace Museum are also worth a visit. Shop 1km, café/bar and restaurants 1.4km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite toilet, 1 single.

    Electric heating, highchair, colour TV, DVD player, CD player, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, garden furniture, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Gourfaleur

    Gourfaleur

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM406

    This charming, semi-detached, stone holiday property is set amidst in the beautiful Cotentin Peninsula and is an ideal place to discover all the historical treasures and wonderful countryside of Normandy. The owner lives on site. For sport enthusiasts visit Vélorail. Nature lovers will enjoy the many lovely walking opportunities in the area. Do not miss a visit to Bayeux to see its famous tapestries, but also the D-Day landing beaches. The city of Saint-Lô with all amenities and a public swimming pool is 5km away. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with bidet and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    Central heating, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: 2 steps to lounge. Step to terrace.

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  • Gatteville-le-Phare

    Gatteville-le-Phare

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: FNM093

    This charming, little, semi-detached holiday house, constructed of brick and stone in 1920, is located in a small old railway station and there are two hiking trails from here. The working lighthouse at Gatteville is close by, also known as Pointe de Barfleur Light. It stands at 75m tall, and is the third tallest traditional lighthouse in the world. For alternative day trips, visit Cherbourg, approximately 28km away, where you will find all amenities and a lovely harbour front whilst Saint-Pierre-Église is approximately 12km. Here you will find most amenities and a weekly Wednesday market. Shop and restaurant 6km, beach 2.6km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single

    Electric central heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

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  • Le Clos Gall

    La Croix-Avranchin, Manche

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: FNB169

    This delightful holiday cottage has an interesting history and was formerly the bakehouse of the nearby farm, from where it is possible to buy their fresh produce. Set in lawned gardens with an apple orchard, and behind rich meadows and woods. Enjoy the view across the lane to a chapel and château. The charming and discreet French owner’s house is approx 150m from the property.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Kitchen/dining room/conservatory with French windows to terrace and orchard. Kitchen. Tiled floors throughout. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin. Bathroom (no WC). Separate WC

    • Large lawned garden with apple orchard
    • Private terrace
    • Central heating
    • W/machine (in bathroom)
    • D/washer
    • CD
    • T/cot (on request)
    • H/chair (on request)
    • Barbecue
    • Parking for 1 car.

    Location: 2.5km from La Croiz-Avranchin (shops, restaurants), 6km from St James (market, shops, restaurants), 18km from Avranches (historic town), 16km from Mont St Michel (coastal island, UNESCO World Heritage Site, abbey), 38km from Carolles (sandy beach), 40km from Granville (seaside resort with boats to Channel Islands).

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  • Créances-Plage

    Créances-Plage

    Grade
    4
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    1
    Ref: FNM382

    This compact, cosy holiday cottage is located in Créances-Plage, in a national park, with 5km of sandy beaches just 1.7km away. Close by, visit the market town of Lessay, with a historic abbey. The city of Coutances is worth a visit, with its gothic cathedral, art museum and botanic gardens. 25km from Coutances, there is a zoological park, which will entertain the children. Explore Granville, with its harbour and promenade, and other attractions, including the Christian Dior Museum, the church of Notre-Dame du Cap Lihou and the historic centre with great shopping. Golf nearby. Shop 200m, beach 1.7km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), stereo/CD player, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

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  • Tamerville

    Tamerville

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: FNM046

    This large stone house is very solidly built and situated in the countryside. For a good day out and a enjoyable walk with stunning views of the surrounding area and countryside, visit Phare de Gatteville (26km), where a lighthouse can be found at the top of the hill where the views are exceptional. Further afield, Coutances (59km) is a charming town, where an impressive cathedral can be found and there are many restaurants to relax and eat in. There are fishing opportunities 3km away. Shop and restaurant 6km, beach 20km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Sloping ceilings in some rooms. Step to kitchen/diner.

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  • La Cambe

    La Cambe

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: FNC183

    This semi-detached holiday property is ideally situated near the Côte du Bessin, 6km. The property has a west-facing terrace and the front yard is shared with the owners. You will have easy access to the major historical sites of WWII, such as the German cemetery, 2.3km, and the D-Day landing beaches of Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. The front yard is shared with the discreet and friendly owners. Make sure to visit Bayeux, 26km, which is home to the Bayeux Tapestry, and includes other attractions such as a cathedral and the Battle of Normandy Memorial Museum. Shop, restaurant and beach 7km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet and basin. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, balcony, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Narrow turning stairs to first floor. Step to balcony.

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  • La Bergerie

    Brucheville, Manche

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: F50213

    This spacious detached holiday cottage has been renovated to a good standard while still keeping many original features. In the heart of D-Day country, the nearby village of Ste. Marie-du-Mont was the first village to be liberated after the D-Day landings and has become one of the focal points of the liberation celebrations every June. Only 5km away lie the D-Day landing beaches of Utah and with uncrowded beaches and breathtaking countryside this is an ideal location for exploring this famous region. Within easy driving distance are the well known resorts of Granville, Honfleur and the historic towns of Bayeux and Coutances.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen, tiled floor and French windows to terrace. Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor: Two bedrooms: one double, one twin. Shower room/WC. Beamed throughout

    • Private enclosed garden with terrace
    • Shared farmland grounds
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • Blu-Ray DVD
    • CD/Stereo
    • Cot
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking.

    Location: 1km from Ste. Marie-du-Mont (local facilities, restaurant), 5km from Utah Beach (D-Day landing beach, museum), 38km W of Coutances (cathedral, botanical gardens), 52km W of Bayeux (tapestry, restaurants, cathedral).

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  • La Bazoque

    La Bazoque

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FNC187

    Situated in the peaceful countryside, this bright and comfortable holiday home is ideally located and enjoys sunshine all day. Its pleasant south facing terrace offers views of the countryside and the surrounding fields. Cyclists can leave their bikes in a designated area of this Norman holiday home and the owner lives on site for your convenience should you need assistance or advice during your stay. Bayeux, the well-known medieval city and its famous tapestry, is only 20km away. The D-Day beaches including Omaha Beach, are about 30km away. Set at the Calvados and Manche border, this holiday property offers you the opportunity to explore Saint-Lo, the martyr city of World War ll and now renowned for its horse country with its national stud. A charming holiday house for a relaxing stay. Shop 14km and beach 30km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Step from decking to garden.

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  • Le Sap

    Le Sap

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FNO001

    This 19th-century, semi-detached, single-storey holiday cottage is comfortably equipped and set in a peaceful location. Located in the Pays d’Auge area of Normandy, land of Camembert cheese, cider and pretty half-timbered facades. Must see sights include the distillery, cider brewery and Camembert cheesemongers. There is also a dairy at Livarot (15km) and for those who prefer rambles in the countryside, there are mountain bike tracks or hiking trails. There are numerous important locations and towns within a 1 hour drive including Lisieux (30km) and Deauville (60km), the D-day landing beaches, the memorial at Caen, Mont-Ormel (15km), the Pont-de-Normandie, Honfleur and Rouen. Shop and restaurant 300m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, colour satellite TV, stereo/CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

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  • La Belle Vallée, nr. Domfront

    La Belle Vallée, nr. Domfront

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: W13152

    This splendid, detached holiday cottage has an open plan living/dining room opening out into a large private garden, and its double bedroom opening out onto a balcony overlooking the garden. Located in the country it is a very quiet place to relax, walk or cycle. The large forest of Andaines is at the edge of the property with the spa centre of Bagnoles de l’Orne with a casino and a lake with sports facilities. Only 2km is the historic town of Domfront. Discover Mayenne and Carrouges (35km), both with castles, or Fougères (65km) with the largest medieval castle in Europe, and Mont St. Michel (80km). Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV, shared laundry facilities, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, garden furniture, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB. There is an unfenced pond on the grounds, young children require supervision.

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  • Agon-Coutainville, nr. Coutances

    Agon-Coutainville, nr. Coutances

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM096

    This well-equipped property, with very quirky architecture, is situated just 200m from the very beautiful and well-known beach at Agon-Coutainville. The house offers a good standard of comfort, complete with a snooker room, and enables you to enjoy lazy days or watersports without having to drive. Golfers are sure to enjoy Coutainville’s golf club. Alternatively, enjoy the beaches and activities offered at Coutainville, a resort popular with families. Shop, restaurant and beach 200m.

    Lounge/kitchen, dining room, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, Stereo/CD player, washing machine, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Sloping ceilings in some rooms. Pond in garden.

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