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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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  • Quinéville, Normandy
    Quinéville, Normandy×

    Quinéville

    Quinéville, Normandy

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    Ref: FNM153
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    - Coastal Property - 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 beach
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    This charming detached holiday property is comfortably furnished and located at the main entrance to the sandy beach. Ideal for families with children wanting to relex, sunbath or play in the sand. The first floor offers panoramic views over the bay of Saint Vaast la Hougue and there is a lovely terrace with furniture, perfect for dining outdoors and breathing in the fresh sea air. Conveniently located close to all amenities. There is a golf course nearby and a river just 300m away...

  • Norrey-en-Auge, Calvados, Normandy
    Norrey-en-Auge, Calvados, Normandy×

    La Haie au Loup

    Norrey-en-Auge, Calvados, Normandy

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    Ref: F14125
    Key Features:
    - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Set in a peaceful hamlet close to the château town of Falaise, this beautifully restored, part timber-framed property stands in extensive, mature gardens with a private, fenced swimming pool
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    Set in a peaceful hamlet close to the château town of Falaise, this beautifully restored, part timber-framed property stands in extensive, mature gardens with a private, fenced swimming pool. It provides spacious, attractively furnished, family accommodation, with a pretty pond and footbridge to the front, and a summerhouse. Medieval Falaise, the birthplace of William the Conqueror, offers plenty of amenities, and the local restaurants offer tempting regional dishes with cider...

  • Chef-du-Pont, Normandy
    Chef-du-Pont, Normandy×

    Chef-du-Pont

    Chef-du-Pont, Normandy

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    Ref: W11577
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This large house features a large living room with an open fire and both front and rear gardens.
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    This large house features a large living room with an open fire and both front and rear gardens. It is located in the suburbs of the small town of Chef-du-Pont and is only 3km from the historic town of Ste. Mère-Eglise and 13km from Utah Beach with its museums and endless sandy beaches. Cotentin with its large marshes, where you can enjoy the wild birds is also 13km away. 16km away you will discover Valognes, once called the ’Versailles of Normandy’. Fly via...

  • Beaumontel, Eure, Normandy
    Beaumontel, Eure, Normandy×

    Maison du Lac

    Beaumontel, Eure, Normandy

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    Ref: F27110
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This beautiful colombage house and its adjacent garden with a terrace beside a lake are set in the 43-acre estate of the owner’s home, and have superb views over the surrounding countryside
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    This beautiful colombage house and its adjacent garden with a terrace beside a lake are set in the 43-acre estate of the owner’s home, and have superb views over the surrounding countryside. The house is simply furnished in a traditional French style. There are walks to enjoy and the woodland abounds with wildlife, the lake is well stocked with carp and there is a small rowing boat available for guests. The charming nearby town of Beaumont-le-Roger has shops and restaurants and a...

  • Roullours, Calvados, Normandy
    Roullours, Calvados, Normandy×

    Les Vestinières - La Vestinière 2

    Roullours, Calvados, Normandy

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    4
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    Ref: FNC200
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This larger holiday property is ideal for extended families or groups of friends wishing to holiday together. Explore this fascinating area of France then return to relax in the garden.
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    This pair of very nice holiday homes are located just 4km from Vire and offer a very comfortable stay with modern facilities. Outside there is a spacious, decked area or terrace to enjoy the sun. They enjoys peaceful views over two fenced, neighbouring ponds and nearby sheep. The home owner lives on site should you need advice or assistance during your stay. The more energetic have the opportunity to experience the thrills of bungee jumping, abseiling, zip wires and more at the...

    Les Vestinières - La Vestinière 1
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  • Margueray, nr. Vire, Manche, Normandy
    Margueray, nr. Vire, Manche, Normandy×

    Margueray, nr. Vire

    Margueray, nr. Vire, Manche, Normandy

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    3
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    Ref: W9342
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    You will love this traditional, completely renovated, typical Normandy style detached holiday cottage, with its large living area, original bread oven and billiard room
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    You will love this traditional, completely renovated, typical Normandy style detached holiday cottage, with its large living area, original bread oven and billiard room. Enjoy the patio overlooking a spacious garden leading down to the river, or sample some wonderful countryside walks in the surrounding area. Only a short drive away, you can visit Villedieu-les-Poêles, the copper city renowned for its bell factory, or explore the large forest of St Sever and the historical...

  • La Chapelle-d’Andaine, Orne, Normandy
    La Chapelle-d’Andaine, Orne, Normandy×

    Manoir d’Andaine

    La Chapelle-d’Andaine, Orne, Normandy

    10
    5
    2
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    Ref: F61140
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    In the heart of the pretty market town of La Chapelle-d’Andaine, can be found the imposing façade of Le Manoir
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    In the heart of the pretty market town of La Chapelle-d’Andaine, can be found the imposing façade of Le Manoir. What was once the home of the local notary has been transformed into a wonderful town house accommodating up to ten discerning guests. The grand theme has been extended inside with each room being furnished in antique style. Le Manoir features a large private garden area and easy access to local shops and amenities. La Chapelle is only a short drive away from the...

  • Argouges, Manche, Normandy
    Argouges, Manche, Normandy×

    Maison Campagne

    Argouges, Manche, Normandy

    10
    4
    3
    1
    Ref: FNM413
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This lovely holiday house is set within the grounds of the Château du Gault in a wooded area with ponds
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    This lovely holiday house is set within the grounds of the Château du Gault in a wooded area with ponds. Located in a peaceful setting, ideal for a relaxing break in the countryside, this holiday property offers a very good standard of comfort and good quality furnishings, as well as a a cosy covered patio and large landscaped garden. In the area visitors can also enjoy beautiful walks, table tennis, swings and indulge in a spot of fishing in the nearby park. Visit the small town of...

  • La Cambe, Normandy
    La Cambe, Normandy×

    La Cambe

    La Cambe, Normandy

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    Ref: FNC175
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Situated 15km from the landing beaches and less than 25km from Bayeux, famous for its tapestry, this spacious house sits in a peaceful residential area
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    Situated 15km from the landing beaches and less than 25km from Bayeux, famous for its tapestry, this spacious house, with air conditioning, sits in a peaceful residential area. It is spacious and well-equipped, as well as providing excellent comfort, and is truly ideal for several families wishing to holiday together. Enjoy the large, landscaped garden, with various games for the youngest and a pétanque ground for adults. This property is a typical holiday house, where you can...

  • Hericourt-en-Caux, Normandy
    Hericourt-en-Caux, Normandy×

    Hericourt-en-Caux

    Hericourt-en-Caux, Normandy

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    2
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    Ref: W12816
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This large detached holiday cottage benefits from an open fire in the lounge/kitchen/diner which looks out onto the patio and into the garden
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    This large detached holiday cottage benefits from an open fire in the lounge/kitchen/diner which looks out onto the patio and into the garden. The property is surrounded by the owner’s fields and woods, making this the ideal place for relaxing, walking and cycling as well as being able to bring your own horses! It is located in the countryside but only 13km from Cany-Barville with its lake offering many water sports facilities and with its 18th century castle. 25km away you will...

  • Beaumesnil, Calvados, Normandy
    Beaumesnil, Calvados, Normandy×

    Beaumesnil

    Beaumesnil, Calvados, Normandy

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    3
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    Ref: W14374
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Situated only one hour from the Normandy landings beaches and set within 30 acres of private land, Le Grand Chêne is a lovingly renovated, semi-detached, country farmhouse dating back to the 16th Century
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    Situated only one hour from the Normandy landings beaches and set within 30 acres of private land, Le Grand Chêne is a lovingly renovated, semi-detached, country farmhouse dating back to the 16th Century with bilingual (fluent English and French speaking owners). Offering access to woodland walks and nearby lake and river fishing, the property has a private outdoor swimming pool (65m²), table tennis and boules. A large split-level kitchen and dining room leads through to a...

  • Fourneaux, nr. Tessy Sur Vire, Normandy
    Fourneaux, nr. Tessy Sur Vire, Normandy×

    Fourneaux, nr. Tessy Sur Vire

    Fourneaux, nr. Tessy Sur Vire, Normandy

    12
    6
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    Ref: W14297
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    This detached holiday property is ideally located
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    This detached holiday property is ideally located. The large garden is perfect for dining al-fresco. There are plenty of walking and cycling opportunities locally, and the small riverside town of Tessy-Sur-Vire is closeby. The historic town of St. Lo. Mont St. Michel, Bayeux and D-Day landing beaches are all less than an hour away. Also along the coast is the holiday resort of Granville. Pool table, darts, bar and juke box in the lounge. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 3km,...

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