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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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40 cottages are available
  • Quettehou, nr. Barfleur
    Quettehou, nr. Barfleur×

    Quettehou, nr. Barfleur

    Quettehou, nr. Barfleur

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    Ref: W11473
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This semi-detached, stone cottage has been completely renovated to have a large living/dining room which opens onto...

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  • Saint-Marcouf
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    Saint-Marcouf

    Saint-Marcouf

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    Ref: FNM445
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    This tastefully decorated semi-detached house has spacious rooms and a private fenced garden that is perfect for...

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

    La Grande Poulinière

    La Trinité, near Villedieu-les-Poêles, Manche

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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...

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  • Vaudreville
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    Vaudreville

    Vaudreville

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    Ref: FNM094
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This renovated 17th century farmhouse is an exceptional holiday home retaining many original features such as...

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  • Port-en-Bessin, Calvados
    Port-en-Bessin, Calvados×

    Maison du Golf

    Port-en-Bessin, Calvados

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    Ref: F14208
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    Located close to the centre of one of Normandy’s picturesque harbour towns, and adjacent to an impressive...

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

    Le Manoir de la Vallée

    Isigny-sur-Mer, Calvados

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    Ref: F14186
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire

    Tucked away in a sleepy hamlet, the imposing façade of Le Manoir de la Vallée can come as a surprise...

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  • Caumont l’Eventé, near Livry, Calvados
    Caumont l’Eventé, near Livry, Calvados×

    Copabois

    Caumont l’Eventé, near Livry, Calvados

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    Ref: F14216
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    Situated in a tranquil country setting, Copabois sits within its own mature garden and features a private swimming...

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  • Vassy, nr. Vire
    Vassy, nr. Vire×

    Vassy, nr. Vire

    Vassy, nr. Vire

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    Ref: W14598
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This entirely private, detached manor house is set within 2 acres of gardens and apple orchards which are exclusively...

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  • Villedieu, Manche
    Villedieu, Manche×

    Logez Boudin

    Villedieu, Manche

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    Ref: F50100
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Situated in the heart of the cider country, these converted stone farm buildings command superb panoramic views across...

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  • Jort, Calvados
    Jort, Calvados×

    Château de Viques

    Jort, Calvados

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    Ref: T14460
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    The property is part of the old country house belonging to the Château de Vicques. 9 acres of surrounding...

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  • Landelles-et-Coupigny, nr. Vire
    Landelles-et-Coupigny, nr. Vire×

    Landelles-et-Coupigny, nr. Vire

    Landelles-et-Coupigny, nr. Vire

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    Ref: W9064
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    This 18th century detached manor house, with its large living room with open fire, and a separate dining room also with...

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  • Quinéville
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    Quinéville

    Quinéville

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    Ref: FNM153
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This charming detached holiday property is comfortably furnished and located at the main entrance to the sandy...

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