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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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  • Hauteville-sur-Mer

    Hauteville-sur-Mer

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: FNM020

    This beautiful, luxurious and spacious villa boasts a panoramic view over the sea and the beach from nearly all the rooms. On a clear day the island of Jersey can be seen. Musée Christian Dior (19.3km) is the childhood home of Christian Dior and has some beautiful restored gardens, stunning views and an art exhibition. Explore the region of Manche where there are many museums, historical monuments, pleasant walks and beautiful gardens for you to see and enjoy. Visit the gardens of Jardin des plantes de Coutances (12km), where the surrounding area is stunning, the scenery also, and this a great opportunity to take advantage of the peace and quiet, in these beautiful public gardens. Further afield, Mont-Saint-Michel (65km) one of France’s most recognisable landmarks, is a must see. Shop 4km, restaurant 200m and beach 20m.

    Lounge, kitchen/diner, bathroom with shower (no toilet), shower room with basins (no toilet), 2 separate toilets and basin, 4 double bedrooms.

    Central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, balcony, outdoor furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Turning stairs to second floor.

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  • Rancoudray, nr. Mortain

    Rancoudray, nr. Mortain

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W14786

    This nice semi-detached stone holiday cottage with its large beamed living room, centred around the woodburner, which opens on to the garden, is located in the country with all facilities nearby, a great place for relaxing. For the more adventurous, you can go walking, biking or climbing on the Mortain Cliffs with its famous cascade, only 6km away. The large forest of Mortain is just 2km away. Historical Domfront, with its medieval town, is 20km away. Fougeres, with the largest medieval castle in Europe, is 50km away. At the same distance you will also discover Mont St Michel. Shops, café/bars and restaurants 5km, beach 50km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet and basin. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, one with en-suite shower, toilet and basin, 1 twin, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, stereo/CD player, washing machine, microwave, private garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Vue Mer

    Blonville-sur-Mer, Calvados

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: FNC160

    Peacefully set on the Côte Fleurie, 4km from Deauville and 2.5km from the beach at Blonville-sur-Mer, this traditional Norman, semi-detached house provides an ideal holiday base. Located in 2500m² grounds, this pretty and comfortable house with an outdoor heated swimming pool, offers views of Mont-Canisy. Situated away from the hustle and bustle but within easy reach of the towns of Deauville and Trouville, with their casinos, beaches, restaurants and cafés. You can reach the well-known Barrière golf course within a few minutes’ drive and the Pôle International du Cheval of Deauville. Visit Honfleur with its beautiful entrance gate, or a 15-minute drive will take you to the world famous ‘Planches de Deauville’. This house is perfect to combine the enjoyable seaside and nautical leisure of Côte Fleurie, the international American film festival and the exploration of the exceptional countryside. Places to visit include, Beaumont-en-Auge, Beuvron-en-Auge and Cambremer. Caen is a must for a day trip before going to soak up the atmosphere of the D-Day beaches.

    Living room with sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms, one with additional single bed. Two shower room/WCs

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Private heated outdoor swimming pool (28m²)
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Steep, open-sided, open-tread, turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings in some rooms.

    Location: 3km from shop and restaurant, 7km from Deauville, 21km from Honfleur (port), 45km from Caen.

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  • La Hamonière

    Savigny-le-Vieux, Manche

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: F50217

    This spacious, semi-detached holiday cottage is surrounded by a large private garden with a circular private splash pool (open Jul-Aug) and views across the countryside. It provides an ideal setting for those wishing to relax whilst discovering this historically important region. One of France’s most famous sites, Mont St. Michel, the 11th-century abbey, is only a short drive away and also nearby is the historic town of Avranches with its museums, gardens and shops and restaurants. The cosmopolitan seaside town of Granville is within easy reach with sandy beaches, casino and bustling cafés making it one of the region’s most visited resort towns and it also runs ferries to the Channel Isles.

    Living room. Kitchen/dining room. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin. Shower room/WC. Second staircase to two double bedrooms. Shower room/WC

    • Garden
    • Patio
    • Circular splash pool (15ft diameter, depth 4ft, open Jul-Aug)
    • Central heating
    • Woodburner
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • DVD
    • Video
    • CD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 9km from St. Hilaire-du-Harouët, 29km SE of Avranches (museum, shops, restaurants), 43km SW of Mont St. Michel (historic landmark).

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  • Vivre La Vie

    Vimoutiers, Orne

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F61144

    This pretty colombage house sits at the edge of a quiet village in Normandy’s picturesque Orne region. Comfortably furnished in a mixture of traditional and modern styles. Examples of both the Orne’s and Calvados’s diverse history are reflected in the traditions and sights to be found at nearby Vimoutiers and Lisieux. Vimoutiers is a typical Norman market town, well known as the home of the Camembert cheese. In neighbouring Calvados the historic town of Lisieux is topped by the dramatic edifice of the Sainte Therese Basilica. Heading north, the cosmopolitan resort town of Deauville lies within easy driving distance of Vivre La Vie. Deauville is perhaps best known as the ’Cannes of the North’ as it plays host to Frances ’other’ annual film festival.

    Living room with woodburner and patio door. Dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom/WC with shower attachment. First floor: Three bedrooms: One double, two twin (one can be double). Additional room with sofa bed. Bathroom/WC with over bath shower

    • Private garden
    • Patio
    • Central heating
    • Woodburner
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 5km from Vimoutiers (all facilities, museum, market), 34km S of Lisieux (abbey, shops, catherdral).

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  • Pullay, nr. Verneuil-sur-Avre

    Pullay, nr. Verneuil-sur-Avre

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: W14807

    This modern, detached holiday property is attractively designed, with the lounge/diner and kitchen centred around two woodburners, and opening to the large garden. Located in a small hamlet nestling in the woods, this is a great place for walking, cycling or simply relaxing, and there is a golf course 1km away. The Centre Parcs resort is also 2km, and the Fôret de Breteuil and Ferté Vidamme are within 10km. Chartres with its cathedral and Evreux with its old port and medieval cathedral are both within 50km. For a day trip, visit Monet’s House and Gardens at Giverny, or even Paris. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 7km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, utility room, bathroom with shower, toilet and basin, kingsize bedroom. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 double plus 2 single folding beds.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge and kitchen, two colour satellite TVs, DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed garden, patio, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off-road parking. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Vassy, nr. Vire

    Vassy, nr. Vire

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    3
    Ref: W14598

    This entirely private, detached manor house is set within 2 acres of gardens and apple orchards which are exclusively for the use of guests, offering ample facilities including elegantly furnished living and dining rooms which look out onto the grounds. Perfect for two families or a large group wanting to holiday together. Domfront with its medieval quarter, and Little Switzerland with Clecy, the ’Capital of Swiss Normandy’, are both 40km. There are small mountains, forests and rivers to be explored, offering cycling and fishing. Historical Caen with William the Conqueror’s castle and abbeys is 55km. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, separate toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin, 4 bedrooms: 2 kingsize, both with en-suite shower, toilet and basin, 2 twin.

    Oil central heating, open fire in lounge, colour satellite TV, video, CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, large lawned garden, grounds, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Le Manoir de la Vallée

    Isigny-sur-Mer, Calvados

    Grade
    8
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: F14186

    Tucked away in a sleepy hamlet, the imposing façade of Le Manoir de la Vallée can come as a surprise to passers by. Beautifully restored by its owners, Le Manoir retains its original turret staircase and has been furnished in a traditional and elegant style. Sitting in private landscaped grounds with gardens at both front and rear, guests can take advantage of the sunshine at any time of the day. Nearby is the town of Isigny-sur-Mer, famous throughout France for its dairy produce. Located within driving distance of the historic D-Day beaches and the cathedral towns of Bayeux and Caen, the beautiful cosmopolitan seaside resort of Deauville and the harbour town of Honfleur. A perfect holiday base.

    Ground floor: Large beamed living room with open fire, rugs on tiled floor and door to patio. Large well-equipped traditional kitchen/dining room with beams and tiled floor. Sitting room with wood burning stove, beams, rugs on tiled floor and doors to patio. Utility room/WC. Spiral stone staircase (no handrail) to first floor: Two kingsize bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room/WC. Two twin bedrooms, each with sloping ceiling. Bathroom/WC with shower cubicle. Stairs leading to single bedroom (alternative sleeps only) with sloping ceiling and en-suite shower room/WC. All bedrooms with beamed ceilings

    • Large enclosed garden
    • Terrace
    • Central heating
    • Open fire and wood burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 4km S of Isigny-sur-Mer (all facilities, restaurants, dairy produce factory), 16km SE of Grandcamp-Maisy (cliffs with beautiful coastline), 24km SE of Omaha beach (sandy beaches, D-Day war museum, restaurants).

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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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  • La Grande Poulinière

    La Trinité, nr. Villedieu-les-Poêles, Manche

    Grade
    8
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: F50232

    This charming detached holiday cottage is situated on the edge of a small hamlet, with lovely views over the countryside which can be enjoyed from the large garden or the spacious sunny conservatory. Well furnished throughout, it retains much of its original character. Nearby Villedieu-les-Poêles provides all amenities, a lively weekly market and a bell foundry. The beautiful beaches of Granville are a short drive with seafood restaurants, casino and ferry to the Channel Islands. Visit Le Mont St. Michel (40 minutes), the seaside town of Dinard or the exquisite towns of Deauville and Honfleur. In May enjoy the Coutances Jazz Festival or the modern music festival in St. Laurent-de-Cuves. Zoo and go-karting, 15 minutes.

    Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility. Conservatory. Shower/WC. Open-tread turning stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Shower/WC. Second staircase: Double bedroom. Single bedroom

    • Garden, unprotected well
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • Two TVs (DVD use)
    • Three DVDs (library)
    • CD/iPod dock
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2.5km from Chérencé-le-Héron (bar, restaurant), 7km S of Villedieu-les-Poêles (all amenities), 30km E of Granville (coastal town), 40km SE of Coutances (cathedral, gardens).

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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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  • Landelles-et-Coupigny, nr. Vire

    Landelles-et-Coupigny, nr. Vire

    Grade
    9
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: W9064

    This 18th century detached manor house, with its large living room with open fire, and a separate dining room also with an open fire overlooks a large garden and green fields. Although in the rural location of the Normandy Bocage, it is close to all facilities, as well as horseriding and fishing. A 9-hole golf course is 10km away and it is only a short distance to tennis facilities. There are endless footpaths which eventually lead to Mont St. Michel which is 31 miles (50km) away. Shops 1.25 miles (2km), restaurant 7.5 miles (12km), beach 31.5 miles (50km).

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, 2 separate toilets. First floor: 2 shower rooms with basin (no toilet), 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 plus single, 1 twin.

    Electric storage heaters, open fires in dining room and lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, courtyard, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome.

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