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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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  • Quettehou, nr. Barfleur

    Quettehou, nr. Barfleur

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: W11473

    This semi-detached, stone cottage has been completely renovated to have a large living/dining room which opens onto a large courtyard and a pretty garden at the back. It is located 5m from the owner’s home. This is a great place for a relaxing holiday, but walking, biking and swimming are available locally and the beaches are only 500 yards (450m) away. The famous harbour of St. Vaast-la-Hougue, well known in France for its seafood, is 1.5 miles (2.5km) away. 12.5 miles (20km) south you will see Utah Beach with museums and endless sandy beaches. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 0.5 miles (800m), beach 660 yards (600m).

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, utility room, shower room with bidet and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath and 2 basins (no toilet), separate toilet, 4 double bedrooms.

    Electric central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), incoming telephone, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. One pet welcome.

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  • Maison du Golf

    Port-en-Bessin, Calvados

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F14208

    Located close to the centre of one of Normandy’s picturesque harbour towns, and adjacent to an impressive golf course, Maison du Golf provides an ideal base from which to explore this historic part of Northern France. Comfortably furnished and boasting a decked patio area and garden, La Maison du Golf provides accommodation for up to 8 guests. Port-en-Bessin’s fishing tradition is reflected in the range of quality seafood outlets to be found in the town. Nearby Bayeux is internationally known as home to the famous Bayeux Tapestry, a must-see for visitors to the region. Normandy’s more recent history can be encountered at the D-Day landing beaches of nearby Omaha and Arromanches, and their museums which recount the Allied invasion of June 1944. The region’s capital, Caen was home to William the Conqueror back in the 11th Century, but now offers visitors a cosmopolitan shopping experience in addition to historic tourist attractions.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with patio door to terrace. Kitchen with patio door to terrace. Separate WC. Open tread stairs to first floor: Four bedrooms: Two double, one with en-suite bathroom with shower attachment, two twin. Bathroom with over bath shower. Separate WC

    • Enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: Port en Bessin 1km (all facilities, restaurants, port, market, golf), 8km E of Omaha Beach (D-Day landing beaches, museums, restaurants), 10km NW Bayeux (museum, historic market town), 31km NW of Caen.

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  • Le Pré du Bois

    Lisieux, Calvados

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: F14214

    Echoing the traditional architecture of the region, this detached holiday property has colombage walls and a gabled roof. Add to that an open-plan living area and a heated swimming pool, Le Pré du Bois becomes an ideal location from which to enjoy the charms of Calvados. Despite its country setting, Le Pré du Bois lies within easy driving distance of glamorous Deauville, the film capital of the north, with a promenade lined with the names of its many film-star visitors. The nearby cathedral town of Lisieux is steeped in history and is home to a colourful weekly street market in July and August. One of France’s most famous harbour towns is also close by, Honfleur, an icon of the picturesque, has been the subject of many an artists work for generations. Its mixture of old world panache and cosmopolitan café culture should not be missed.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and French doors to terrace. Double bedroom. Shower room/WC with hydro-massage shower and double basin. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Three bedrooms: Two double with wooden floor and beams, one with door to balcony, one twin with wooden floor and sloping ceiling. Bathroom/WC with shower and sloping ceiling

    • Private garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (11m x 4.5m, depth 0.5 - 1.5m), open mid-May to mid-Sep
    • Underfloor heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • CD
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 4km from Fervaques (small supermarket, bar, restaurant, boulangerie), 17km S of Lisieux (historic market town, basilica, museums, shops, restaurants), 45km SE of Deauville/Trouville (resort town, casino, beaches, film festival), 50km S of Honfleur (harbour town, restaurants, museum).

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  • Sezincour

    Bosnormand, Eure

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: F27108

    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 by hedges, has a large gravel area for parking as well as trees, shrubs and two mature lawns. Bourgtheroulde, a small town with shops, bars and cafés, is only 5 minutes by car. Rouen is the first city on the Seine, with a cathedral, museums and Michelin star restaurants. Nearby forests and the Parc National de Brotonne offer stunning scenery and a wide range of leisure pursuits.

    Ground floor: Living room with open fireplace. Dining room/hall. Small step to well equipped farmhouse kitchen. Cloakroom/WC. Utility room. Oak staircase to first floor: Double bedroom with en-suite wet-room/WC with multi-shower. Twin bedroom with period sleigh bed and en-suite marble bathroom/WC, over-bath shower and bidet. Two further twin bedrooms, one with four poster bed, the other with spectacular landscape window and direct access to further bathroom with over-bath shower and twin basins. Separate WC serving the two twin bedrooms

    • Mature gardens
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • DVD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Ample private parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2km SE of Bourgtheroulde (all amenities), 18km SW of Rouen (cathedral, major city), 50km E of Honfleur (fishing port), 100km from Paris.

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  • Saint-Marcouf

    Saint-Marcouf

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM445

    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 others, all with their own cultural and historical gems for you to discover. The Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey are only a ferry trip away. There is plenty of countryside for you to explore, beaches for you to relax on, and not forgetting plenty of local delicacies for you to try. Shop 17km, restaurant 7km and beach 20m.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Lounge. Kitchen/diner. Shower room with toilet and basin. First floor: Separate toilet. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin.

    Oil heater. Cot. Highchair. CD player. Wi-fi. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Microwave. Garden. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning spiral staircase to first floor.

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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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  • 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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  • Haudricourt-au-Bois

    Haudricourt-au-Bois

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: W14730

    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 in the area including Jardin de Plume. Monet’s gardens and Euro Disney are a 2-hour drive. Horse riding nearby. Shops, café/bar and restaurant 7km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom with toilet and basin, 1 twin bedroom. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single, sleeping area with 130cm futon bed.

    Electric heating, open fires in lounge and dining room, highchair, colour satellite TV, DVD player, wi-fi, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep, paddle-style stairs to first floor.

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  • Copabois

    Caumont l’Eventé, nr. Livry, Calvados

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F14216

    Situated in a tranquil country setting, Copabois sits within its own mature garden and features a private swimming pool and large terrace area. To extend the capacity of the holiday property, the owners have converted an adjacent barn to provide an additional bedroom for three. Comfortably furnished and retaining many of its original features, Copabois is ideally located to explore this beautiful region of northern France. The nearby town of Bayeux, 25km, is known internationally as the home of the famous Bayeux Tapestry. The pretty coastal town of Arromanches, 35km, was one of the entry points for allied forces during the liberation of France in 1944. The region’s capital, the port town of Caen, 30km, is a vibrant city of culture and history as well as offering visitors cosmopolitan shopping and dining.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wood-burning stove, beams, tiled floor and French doors to terrace. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility. Bathroom with shower cubicle. Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC. Annexe: Steep external stone stairs (alternative level access from ground and first floor) to double bedroom

    • Enclosed garden with sloping banks
    • Patio
    • Private raised swimming pool (5.1m x 3.8m, depth 1.1m)
    • Gas heating
    • Two wood-burning stoves
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 300m from Caumont L’Eventé (local facilities, supermarket), 25km SW of Bayeux (tapestry, cathedral, all facilities), 35km S of Arromanches (sandy beaches, D-Day landings), 30km W Caen (ferry port, large town, all facilities), 80km from Mont St Michel.

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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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  • Lessay

    Lessay

    Grade
    9
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FNM254

    This beautiful holiday house is very comfortable with its Jacuzzi bath and fireplace. Its location is an ideal base for visiting the numerous historic sites of Cotentin. Close to the extensive fine sandy beach of Créances, you can admire the horizon as far as the island of Jersey. Walking and cycling on the Voie Verte – which replaces the old railway line – and numerous other activities are available, notably at Marchesieux (golf, sailing base and miniature railway). At 99km is Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel, a extraordinary place full of history and brilliant views of the surrounding area as well the monument itself, definitely worth the visit for a great day out. Shop 700m, restaurant 400m, beach 7.5km

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with basins (no toilet), separate toilet, 1 double bedrooom. First floor: Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and basins (no toilet), separate toilet, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin plus single bed.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance. Open-tread stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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