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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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  • Pirou-Plage

    Pirou-Plage

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM229

    This beautiful house, surrounded by a shady terrace and an enclosed garden, is just 300m from magnificent beach in the pleasant seaside resort of Pirou-Plage, where a sea water swimming pool can be enjoyed on the beach at low tide. This location, which is within equal reach of Mont Saint Michel and La Pointe de Jobourg, is an ideal base for exploring the numerous historical and other attractions of the Cotentin Peninsula. The long sandy beaches at Créances are also close by and are ideal for exploring the wild footpaths through the sand dunes. The town of Coutances (20km), has an impressive cathedral, several historic churches and a botanical garden dating back to the 17th century. For those who enjoy sporting activities, there are watersports and fishing available at Pirou-Plage and a golf course at Agon Coutainville (15km). Shop 200m, restaurant 250m, beach 300m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 single.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Step to entrance. Sloping ceilings in bedrooms. Step to garden.

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  • Saint-Germain-sur-Ay

    Saint-Germain-sur-Ay

    Grade
    6
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FNM404

    This detached holiday property is stiuated in the town of Saint-Germain-sur-Ay and is just 350m from a sandy beach. Spend the day at Barneville-Carteret, 24km, a seaside resort with sandy beaches, seafood restaurants, a lighthouse and harbour. Take a stroll along the cliff tops to take in the wonderful views over the beach and sand dunes. Cherbourg, 60km, has a port, basilica, museums and a botanical garden, and children will love Cité de la Mer, which is a maritime museum. Slightly further afield, visit Bayeux, 84km, with its famous tapestry, cathedral and restaurants. Other places to visit include the D-Day landing beaches and Utah Beach with its museum. Within easy reach from the property are a public swimming pool and golf course, both 18km away. Shop 5km, beach 350m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 single.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), stereo, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

    Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W14026

    This cottage that is located just outside Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, is ideal for relaxing, walking, biking, swimming and sightseeing. The lounge/diner opens onto the garden and patio. The beaches and fishing harbour are within walking distance, with seafood restaurants, cafés/bars and shops within easy reach. Nearby beaches include Omaha (5km), and Arromanches, with its artificial harbour (10km). Bayeux, with its medieval cathedral and world-famous tapestry, is just down the road, while Caen is a short drive away. 27-hole Omaha Beach Golf Course, one of France’s premier courses, is a few hundred yards from the house and is open to the public. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1.5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, separate toilet and basin, utility. First floor: Bathroom with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 2 twin, 1 with en-suite bathroom with basin (no toilet), 2 single.

    Electric heating, satellite TV, DVD player, radio/CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave, private lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking for 1 car, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

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  • Chicheboville

    Chicheboville

    Grade
    6
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FNC021

    This large, pretty, stone holiday cottage, with private grounds, is comfortably furnished and perfect for a family getaway. Located in the grounds of the owners’ home, it has a long drive and is surrounded by pretty gardens full of trees and flowers. The open fire in the lounge helps to create a cosy atmoshphere. Sitauted at the heart of the Suisse Normande region, it is ideal for holidays enjoying the countryside and outdoor sports. Canoeing and climbing are available locally and there is a golf course just 10km away. Visit the nearby city of Caen, just 20km away, with its castle, beautiful men’s abbey, many museums, including Musee des Beaux-Arts de Caen, and memorial. For day trips further afield, guests will love Cabourg (31km), Lisieux (37km) and Saint-Lô (91km). Shop and restaurant 4km, beach 20km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 2 single.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, satellite TV, DVD player, washing machine, tumble dryer (until 2017), dishwasher, microwave, shared lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Pond in garden.

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  • Lessay

    Lessay

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM235

    This lovely elegant house has been tastefully restored and is an ideal base for exploring the history and attractions of Cotentin. It has a large lawned garden which children will love, while the interior of the house is spacious and has some pieces of charming antique furniture, notably the original Norman wardrobes. The long sandy beach at Créances (9km), where you can glimpse the islands of Jersey and Saint Germain-Sur-Ay on the horizon, is perfect for long evening walks or exploring the wild footpaths through the sand dunes. Other interesting towns include Portbail, an ancient fishing port (17 km) and Barneville-Carteret (24km), a seaside resort with cliff top walks. In the summer these towns host fairs and ’vide-greniers’ offering a vast range of items for sale making them good places to pick up antiques and collectables at a reasonable price. The town of Lessay is renowned for its wonderful Norman Abbey dating from the time of William the Conquerer and for its annual ’Foire de Sainte Croix’, a trade fair which attracts nearly half a million visitors every September. For sporting enthusiasts, there is a gliding centre in Lessay and a golf course (23km). Shop and restaurant 1km, beach 9km.

    Lounge, dining room, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 single.

    Electric heating, all fuel and power at cost, cot, 3 TVs (French channels only), DVD player, internet connection, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Step to entrance.

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  • Aubigny

    Aubigny

    Grade
    7
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FNC015

    This comfortable holiday house, situated at the far end of the village of Aubigny, is constructed in beautiful local stone from the Caen area. With shutters on the windows and a woodburner in the lounge, the property has a wonderful warm and cosy atmosphere. There is also a terrace with furniture, perfect for dining al fresco. The discreet owner occasionally lives in a separate wing of the building.

    This pretty house provides the ideal base for a family wanting to explore the local area as there is much to see and do close by, including a swimming pool 3km away which children will love. Visit the popular town of Caen (38km) with its many attractions. Enjoy the Jardin botanique, the Stade Michel d’Ornano, the church of Saint-Pierre, the wonderful castles, the Abbaye-aux-Dames and the spectacular Abbaye-aux-Hommes to name but a few.

    For day trips further afield, visit Bayeux (65km) and see the infamous Bayeux Tapestry, Alençon (76km) or Rouen (155km).

    Shop and restaurant 2km.

    Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with toilet and basin, separate toilet, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 single.

    Central heating, woodburner in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Step to entrance.

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  • Le Molay-Littry

    Le Molay-Littry

    Grade
    7
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FNC038

    This delightful terraced cottage is conveniently situated in Le Molay-Littry. It has remarkable character, with its comfortable furnishings and welcoming interior design, this will be your home away from home. The large open terrace and garden furniture are perfect for barbecues and al fresco dining. The cottage has a 900 m² lawned landscaped garden which is ideal for quietly relaxing or entertaining in the fresh outdoors. The region of Calvados is best known for its famous namesake apple brandy, but also attracts tourists with its beautiful sandy beaches which are perfect for water sports. With things to see and do for all ages, you will undoubtedly be spoilt for choice for things to do on your unforgettable holiday. Within easy driving distance awaits the medieval towns of Bayeux and Caen where there are a wealth of historical castles, tapestries and monasteries to explore. Immerse yourself in the history of WWII by visiting the D-Day landing beaches, Memorial de Caen or the British War Cemetery in Bayeux. 18km from Saint-Lô. Golf course nearby. Shops and restaurant 500m.

    Lounge, dining room, kitchen, 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 single, 2 shower rooms with basins, 1 with toilet, two separate toilets.

    Central heating, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, video, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, large open terrace, lawned landscaped garden, garden furniture, barbecue, ample parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Curving stairs to first floor.

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  • Haudricourt-au-Bois

    Haudricourt-au-Bois

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W14730

    Surrounded by woodland and countryside this traditional holiday cottage has gardens overlooking the valley and offers the perfect retreat in rural France. Explore towns and villages including historic Aumale with its market, shops and restaurants about a 5-minute drive away. Forges-les-Eaux is about 20 minutes away with casino, Club Med and popular swimming pool. Le Treport is a busy little fishing port with markets and seafood restaurants. There are many interesting castles and gardens in the area including Jardin de Plume. Monet’s gardens and Euro Disney are a 2-hour drive. Horse riding nearby. Shops, café/bar and restaurant 7km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with toilet and basin, 1 twin bedroom. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single, sleeping area with 130cm futon bed.

    Electric heating, open fires in lounge and dining room, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep, paddle-style stairs to first floor.

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  • Maison du Golf

    Port-en-Bessin, Calvados

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F14208

    Located close to the centre of one of Normandy’s picturesque harbour towns, and adjacent to an impressive golf course, Maison du Golf provides an ideal base from which to explore this historic part of Northern France. Comfortably furnished and boasting a decked patio area and garden, La Maison du Golf provides accommodation for up to 8 guests. Port-en-Bessin’s fishing tradition is reflected in the range of quality seafood outlets to be found in the town. Nearby Bayeux is internationally known as home to the famous Bayeux Tapestry, a must-see for visitors to the region. Normandy’s more recent history can be encountered at the D-Day landing beaches of nearby Omaha and Arromanches, and their museums which recount the Allied invasion of June 1944. The region’s capital, Caen was home to William the Conqueror back in the 11th Century, but now offers visitors a cosmopolitan shopping experience in addition to historic tourist attractions.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio door to terrace. Kitchen with patio door to terrace. Separate WC. Open tread stairs to first floor: Four bedrooms: Two double, one with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment, two twin. Bathroom with over bath shower. Separate WC

    • Enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: Port en Bessin 1km (all facilities, restaurants, port, market, golf), 8km E of Omaha Beach (D-Day landing beaches, museums, restaurants), 10km NW Bayeux (museum, historic market town), 31km NW of Caen.

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  • Sezincour

    Bosnormand, Eure

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: F27108

    Set in peaceful countryside, less than 30 minutes from famous Rouen, this substantial, detached holiday home was formerly thatched, and has been re-roofed with handmade local tiles.The first floor has been enlarged, allowing a perfect blend of traditional character and modern comforts. The spacious reception rooms have beamed ceilings and are elegantly furnished. The dining room and the spacious kitchen have French windows to a private sunny terrace. The garden, screened from the road by hedges, has a large gravel area for parking as well as trees, shrubs and two mature lawns. Bourgtheroulde, a small town with shops, bars and cafés, is only 5 minutes by car. Rouen is the first city on the Seine, with a cathedral, museums and Michelin star restaurants. Nearby forests and the Parc National de Brotonne offer stunning scenery and a wide range of leisure pursuits.

    Ground floor: Living room with open fireplace. Dining room/hall. Small step to well equipped farmhouse kitchen. Cloakroom/WC. Utility room. Oak staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite wet-room/WC with multi-shower. Twin bedroom with period sleigh bed and en-suite marble bathroom/WC, over-bath shower and bidet. Two further twin bedrooms, one with four poster bed, the other with spectacular landscape window and direct access to further bathroom with over-bath shower and twin basins. Separate WC serving the two twin bedrooms

    • Mature gardens
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • DVD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Ample private parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2km SE of Bourgtheroulde (all amenities), 18km SW of Rouen (cathedral, major city), 50km E of Honfleur (fishing port), 100km from Paris.

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  • Vaudreville

    Vaudreville

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FNM094

    This renovated 17th century farmhouse is an exceptional holiday home retaining many original features such as exposed wooden beams, an original fireplace and a stone staircase. There is a well equipped kitchen and a terrace with barbecue so you can dine outdoors in a peaceful rural setting. The seaside town of Quinéville (5km) has sandy beaches and activities such as sailing, tennis and golf. Also worth a visit is Valognes (7km), known as the Versailles of Normandy due the stylish mansions in the town. Cherbourg is just 35km and has shops, restaurants and a maritime museum. Shops 5km, restaurant 4km, beach 5km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and 2 basins, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Pond in garden.

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  • Bellême

    Belleme

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: FNO028

    This beautiful terraced holiday home is a restored, traditional house. It is ideally located in the Regional Park of the Perche, easily reachable from the west of Paris. The beautiful and relaxing Perche region’s wonderful soft green hills, authentic villages and traditions are waiting for you to discover them. Elegant and comfortable, the charming farmhouse has spacious and well-decorated rooms.The close proximity to the beautiful golf course of Bellême, less than a five minutes’ walk away, will allow golf enthusiasts to enjoy a pleasant game. The charm and authenticity of the small town of Bellême will delight holidaymakers who pick this property to explore the region. On the many roads and paths for you to walk along, you’ll discover plenty of well-preserved architecture, lively streets and find many restaurants and shops. Being in Bellême, you can plan trips to the Regional Park, go hiking in the many forests the region has, or explore the small lively cities of Mortagne-au-Perche, Mamers, Nogent-le-Rotrou or La Ferté Bernard. Bordering Orne, Sarthe and Eure et Loir, the area of the Perche, has a lot to offer. Lake 1km. Shops and restaurants 1km.

    First floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin. Separate toilet. 1 double bedroom. Second floor: 2 bathrooms with shower over bath, toilet and basin. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin with stairs leading to third floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Electric heating. Cot. DVD player. CD player. Wi-fi. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Microwave. Garden. Terrace. On street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Turning stairs to first floor, steep ladder stairs to second floor.

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