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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, Normandy
    Pirou-Plage, Normandy×

    Pirou-Plage

    Pirou-Plage, Normandy

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    Ref: FNM229
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    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
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    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...

  • Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, Normandy
    Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, Normandy×

    Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

    Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, Normandy

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    Ref: W14026
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    Set just outside Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, this charming property is just a short stroll away from beaches and a fishing harbour.
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    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,...

  • Saint-Germain-sur-Ay, Normandy
    Saint-Germain-sur-Ay, Normandy×

    Saint-Germain-sur-Ay

    Saint-Germain-sur-Ay, Normandy

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    Ref: FNM404
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This detached holiday property is stiuated in the town of Saint-Germain-sur-Ay and is just 350m from a sandy beach
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    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....

  • Chicheboville, Normandy
    Chicheboville, Normandy×

    Chicheboville

    Chicheboville, Normandy

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    Ref: FNC021
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This large, pretty, stone holiday cottage, with private grounds, is comfortably furnished and perfect for a family getaway
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    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...

  • Aubigny, Normandy
    Aubigny, Normandy×

    Aubigny

    Aubigny, Normandy

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    Ref: FNC015
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This comfortable holiday house, situated at the far end of the village of Aubigny, is constructed in beautiful local stone from the Caen area
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    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...

  • Le Molay-Littry, Normandy
    Le Molay-Littry, Normandy×

    Le Molay-Littry

    Le Molay-Littry, Normandy

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    Ref: FNC038
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This delightful terraced cottage is conveniently situated in Le Molay-Littry
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    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...

  • Saint-Germain-sur-Ay, Manche, Normandy
    Saint-Germain-sur-Ay, Manche, Normandy×

    La Maison en Pierre

    Saint-Germain-sur-Ay, Manche, Normandy

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    Ref: FNM452
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    Whether you wish to spend time on the beach or explore inland, this property offers the best of both!
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    An ideal holiday home for those who want to fully enjoy a stay close to the sea without having to take the car! This charming semi-detached house lies in Saint-Germain-sur-Ay where you can enjoy the beautiful beach which is easily accessible by bike. Offering a cosy interior with a peaceful ambience, this stone holiday home is also well placed for exploring inland, including Manche and Cotentin as far as Mont-Saint-Michel. You could even head towards Jersey and Guernsey in...

  • Bosnormand, Eure, Normandy
    Bosnormand, Eure, Normandy×

    Sezincour

    Bosnormand, Eure, Normandy

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    Ref: F27108
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Open Fire
    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
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    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...

  • Saint-Marcouf, Normandy
    Saint-Marcouf, Normandy×

    Saint-Marcouf

    Saint-Marcouf, Normandy

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    Ref: FNM445
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Wonderful semi-detached house with spacious rooms, large garden and only a stone’s throw away from the beach.
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    This tastefully decorated semi-detached house has spacious rooms and a private fenced garden that is perfect for enjoying the sunny days and evenings. It is only 20m away from the pristine sandy beach of des Gourdins. The house is surrounded by lovely scenery and is located in the regional nature park of Marais du Contentin et du Bessin. This lovely region has a lot to offer and make sure you visit the wonderful towns and cities such as Cherbourg-Octeville, Barfleur, Valognes and many...

  • La Trinité, near Villedieu-les-Poêles, Manche, Normandy
    La Trinité, near Villedieu-les-Poêles, Manche, Normandy×

    La Grande Poulinière

    La Trinité, near Villedieu-les-Poêles, Manche, Normandy

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    Ref: F50232
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    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
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    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....

  • Savigny-le-Vieux, Manche, Normandy
    Savigny-le-Vieux, Manche, Normandy×

    La Hamonière

    Savigny-le-Vieux, Manche, Normandy

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    Ref: F50217
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    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
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    This spacious, semi-detached holiday cottage is surrounded by a large private garden with a circular private splash pool 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...

  • Haudricourt-au-Bois, Normandy
    Haudricourt-au-Bois, Normandy×

    Haudricourt-au-Bois

    Haudricourt-au-Bois, Normandy

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    Ref: W14730
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Surrounded by woodland and countryside this traditional holiday cottage has gardens overlooking the valley and offers the perfect retreat in rural France
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    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...

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