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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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  • Gourfaleur

    Gourfaleur

    Grade
    3
    2
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    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
    1
    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 Hôme Varaville, nr. Cabourg

    Le Hôme Varaville, nr. Cabourg

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    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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  • Ste. Foy-de-Montgommery

    Ste. Foy-de-Montgommery

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: W12483

    These traditional style, detached, half-timbered, Normandy cottages are located in a green valley and surrounded by open countryside, yet are only 5km from all facilities. They are situated in approximately 1 hectare of fields with the owner’s home, and each have their own private garden. The properties provide a great base for walkers and cyclists (bikes for hire on site), and this is an ideal place for relaxing in the peaceful surroundings. There are many attractions within driving distance including St. Pierre-sur-Dives with its medieval Abbey and covered market, Vendeuvre with its 18th century castle or why not visit the home of the movie stars at Deauville with its famous casino, chic shopping, horse races and endless sandy beaches. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.These traditional style, detached, half-timbered, Normandy cottages are located in a green valley and surrounded by open countryside, yet are only 5km from all facilities. They are situated in approximately 1 hectare of fields with the owner’s home, and each have their own private garden. The properties provide a great base for walkers and cyclists (bikes for hire on site), and this is an ideal place for relaxing in the peaceful surroundings. There are many attractions within driving distance including St. Pierre-sur-Dives with its medieval Abbey and covered market, Vendeuvre with its 18th century castle or why not visit the home of the movie stars at Deauville with its famous casino, chic shopping, horse races and endless sandy beaches.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

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

    Electric heaters, open fire in lounge, colour satellite TV, DVD player, microwave, lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep, narrow open-tread stairs to first floor. No door into double bedroom.

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  • Morsalines

    Morsalines

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: FNM026

    Situated only 10m from a sandy beach, this charming terraced holiday cottage is beautifully placed on the edge of the coast, giving its guests stunning views across the English Channel. This cosy holiday cottage has both character and a homely feel boasting a beamed lounge ceiling. The outdoor area and furniture are perfect for alfresco dining in the fresh coastal air. This property makes a superb touring base from which to explore the region of Manche and its wonderful natural landscapes. Why not visit Quettehou (2km) or Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue (5km) which has costumed tours at Fort de la Hougue. Shop and restaurants 2km.

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

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, garden with furniture. On street parking. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open tread stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Anneville-sur-Mer

    Anneville-sur-Mer

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM178

    This prettily furnished holiday cottage is located a short distance from the vast and beautiful beach of Anneville-sur-Mer. There is a market every Tuesday and Saturday in the centre of the town, and there are many shops, bars and restaurants also. The popular resort of Agon-Coutainville is only 12km away, with a beach stretching 8km. It is only 3 hours away from the capital city of Paris, and is easily accessible for the popular attractions of Mont-Saint-Michel, Saint-Malo and the Contentin Peninsula. Shop 3km, restaurant 500m and beach 1km.

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

    Electric heating, open fire, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed gravelled garden, garden furniture, barbecue. Parking nearby. One pet welcome.

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  • L’Orangerie

    Morgny-la-Pommeraye, Seine-Maritime

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: F76103

    Set within the grounds of a beautiful 18th-century Norman château, this restored cottage enjoys a quiet rural location with easy access to Rouen and Giverny. The cottage offers modern comforts and its own garden, with lovely walks and cycle paths to explore in the château’s shared grounds and woodland. The historic city of Rouen is only 15 minutes’ drive across the Seine, offering splendid museums and architecture, its Gothic cathedral one of the great churches of France. For outdoor pursuits, the nearby forests and Brotonne Nature Reserve offer stunning scenery and a wide range of leisure pursuits, while Monet’s house and gardens at Giverny, the charming fishing port of Honfleur and the busy metropolis of Paris are all an hour or so by car.

    Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room with corner kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC

    • Shared château grounds with walks and fenced lake (take care with children)
    • Garden with terrace
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • Cot
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Private parking for 1 car.

    Location: 1km N of Morgny, 15km NE of Rouen (all facilities), 50km N of Giverny (market, restaurants), 80km NW of Paris.

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  • Anneville-sur-Mer

    Anneville-sur-Mer

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM002

    This holiday house with a conservatory lies very close to the sandy beach. There are interesting places to visit within easy reach including Pirou Castle built by the vikings. Both Coutances and the chic resort of Agon-Coutainville, with many seafood restaurants and sports facilities, are 9km away. Utah Beach and Granville, with its old quarter, are also worth a visit. Alternatively relax in the garden with a nice glass of wine. Shop 6km, restaurant 4km and beach 300m.

    Lounge/diner/kitchen, conservatory, bathroom with bidet (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: 3 steps to patio and small drop from rear of house to garden.

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  • Cabourg

    Cabourg

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FNC170

    This apartment is situated in a tree lined avenue in the seaside resort of Cabourg on the coast of the English Channel, popular with holidaymakers during the summer months. The apartment has a balcony off the living area, perfect for watching the world go by or relaxing with a good book. There is a tennis court and a golf course 1km away which are perfect for sporting enthusiasts, or for those who wish to simply relax and sunbathe, the apartment is only 300m from the sandy beach, an ideal choice for a seaside holiday. Shop, restaurant and beach 300m.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 twin, 1 with double sofa bed.

    Electric heating, internet connection, dishwasher, microwave, balcony. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps to entrance.

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  • La Petellerie, nr. St. Lô

    La Petellerie, nr. St. Lô

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W14901

    La Petellierie is situated in a rural location, and has two properties on site, one a 17th century stone farmhouse and the other a converted barn which have been divided into four holiday properties. The site boasts a superb indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 4m, depth 1m - 1.6m, open mid-May to mid-Sep) as well as a large enclosed shared garden with games area, pool table, badminton and table tennis. The properties are ideally suited for exploring the surrounding area which include the D Day landing sites, Mont St Michel and Bayeux. Within half an hour’s drive is the historic cathedral town of Coutances and the sandy beaches of Montmartin-Sur-Mer. A little further down the coast is the lively seaside resort of Granville with restaurants, shops, casino and ferries over to the nearby islands of Jersey and Guernsey. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km, beach 35km.La Petellierie is situated in a rural location, and has two properties on site, one a 17th century stone farmhouse and the other a converted barn which have been divided into four holiday properties. The site boasts a superb indoor heated swimming pool (10m x 4m, depth 1m - 1.6m, open mid-May to mid-Sep) as well as a large enclosed shared garden with games area, pool table, badminton and table tennis.

    The properties are ideally suited for exploring the surrounding area which include the D Day landing sites, Mont St Michel and Bayeux. Within half an hour’s drive is the historic cathedral town of Coutances and the sandy beaches of Montmartin-Sur-Mer.

    A little further down the coast is the lively seaside resort of Granville with restaurants, shops, casino and ferries over to the nearby islands of Jersey and Guernsey.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km, beach 35km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom plus child’s pull-out single bed.

    Heating, cot on request, colour satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi in games room, washing machine, microwave, shared partially enclosed garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Montaigu

    Placy-Montaigu, Manche

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: F50149

    Situated near a small village in the pretty Bocage area of Normandy, this semi-detached stone cottage is a delightful base for exploration or relaxing. The English owners live on-site and are happy to share their local knowledge. The attractive market town of Torigni-sur-Vire to the west has a beautiful lake with pedal boats and fishing. There is an excellent traditional market here every Monday. To the north west is St. Lô with its ancient château ramparts. Within easy driving distance of the D-Day beaches and the seaside resort of Granville, and the bustling city of Caen with its shops, château, quayside restaurants and UK ferry port.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC

    • Garden with terrace
    • Electric convector heaters
    • Oil central heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (English channels)
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 1km from Placy-Montaigu (shops), 5km E of Torigni-sur-Vire (shops, bar, lake, market), 15km SE of St Lô (large town, all facilities), 30km SW of Bayeux (tapestry), 45 minutes drive to Granville (beaches, shops, seafood restaurants).

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  • Saint Germain sur Ay

    Saint Germain sur Ay

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FNM213

    This small well equipped ground floor home is ideal to enjoy holidays. The property is positioned just 100m from a vast sandy beach. There are many opportunities for taking part in various watersports such as diving, wind surfing, sailing and fishing. If you want to explore Saint-Germain-sur-Ay then get about by cycling and horse riding. Visit Cherbourg (50km) with its busy port, race track, museums, beautiful botanical gardens and theatre. Shops and restaurant 500m.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, conservatory, shower room with basin and bidet (no toilet), separate toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms.

    Central heating, colour TV, DVD player, washing machine, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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