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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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235 cottages are available
  • Pont-Hébert, near Saint-Lô, Manche
    Pont-Hébert, near Saint-Lô, Manche×

    Cidre Barn

    Pont-Hébert, near Saint-Lô, Manche

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    Ref: F50233
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Cidre Barn has been lovingly renovated to provide comfortable holiday accommodation for two in a quiet corner of...

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  • Barenton
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    Barenton

    Barenton

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    Ref: W14251
    Key Features:
    - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Situated in the centre of the quiet country town of Barenton, this charming, renovated, semi-detached holiday cottage...

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  • Clécy
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    Clécy

    Clécy

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    Ref: FNC168
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    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    This delightful, holiday cottage is the perfect romantic retreat for couples looking to get away and enjoy a...

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  • Anneville-sur-Mer
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    Anneville-sur-Mer

    Anneville-sur-Mer

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    Ref: FNM100
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    This former windmill has been tastefully renovated to provide a unique holiday base that guests will love. It has...

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  • St. Siméon, nr. Domfront
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    St. Siméon, nr. Domfront

    St. Siméon, nr. Domfront

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    Ref: W12672
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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio

    These semi-detached, stone holiday cottages have been completely renovated to provide ideal holiday accommodation in...

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  • Vaudreville
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    Vaudreville

    Vaudreville

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    Ref: FNM420
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This former farm’s bakery is now a lovely and comfortable holiday house, and enjoys a private south-facing...

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  • Mestry, near Bayeux, Calvados
    Mestry, near Bayeux, Calvados×

    Maison du Gardien

    Mestry, near Bayeux, Calvados

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    Ref: F14124
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Set at the forefront of the grounds of a beautiful Art Nouveau priory, the Maison du Gardien provides...

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  • Mestry, near Isigny-sur-Mer, Calvados
    Mestry, near Isigny-sur-Mer, Calvados×

    La Boulangerie

    Mestry, near Isigny-sur-Mer, Calvados

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    Ref: F14174
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This charming, remodelled cottage sits in a serene area in the grounds of a rare Art Nouveau manor with a private...

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  • Montpinchon
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    Montpinchon

    Montpinchon

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    Ref: FNM211
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    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    This holiday property, attached to the owner’s home, offers a cosy interior and is the departure point for...

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  • Breux-sur-Avre, nr. Dreux
    Breux-sur-Avre, nr. Dreux×

    Breux-sur-Avre, nr. Dreux

    Breux-sur-Avre, nr. Dreux

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    Ref: W12147
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This detached cottage has an open fire in the lounge and a garden with patio area overlooking the ornamental pond....

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  • Fontenay-le-Pesnel, nr. Caen
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    Fontenay-le-Pesnel, nr. Caen

    Fontenay-le-Pesnel, nr. Caen

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    Ref: W11944
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    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    This delightful detached house has the living/dining room, which opens onto a balcony, on the first floor giving it...

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  • Domaine de la Corniche, Auberville, nr. Houlgate
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    Domaine de la Corniche, Auberville, nr. Houlgate

    Domaine de la Corniche, Auberville, nr. Houlgate

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    Ref: W15175
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile

    Located on a holiday complex Résidence Club MMV, Le Domaine de la Corniche is situated near the pretty resort...

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