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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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  • La Haie au Loup

    Norrey-en-Auge, Calvados

    Grade
    9
    5
    2
    3
    Ref: F14125

    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 where children can play at the back. Medieval Falaise, the birthplace of William the Conqueror, offers plenty of amenities, and the local restaurants offer tempting regional dishes with cider and cream. For a family day out, the Cerza Zoo at Lisieux is not far, and the nearby château of Vendeuvre boasts an exquisite collection of miniature furniture. Within easy reach also are the Normandy landing beaches, and the beautiful Suisse Normande, perfect for walking, riding and canoeing.

    Ground floor: Living room, beams. Dining room, traditional colombage beamed surround. Open-tread stairs to utility. Well equipped kitchen. Shower room. Separate WC. Double bedroom leading to single bedroom. First floor: Double bedroom, en-suite shower/WC. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom/WC, shower

    • Enclosed garden, fenced pond
    • Terrace
    • Heated pool (10m x 5m)
    • Telephone
    • Heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Digital TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Broadband
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • Play area, summer house
    • Garage
    • Parking
    • No smoking.

    Location: 6km N of Crocy (village with all amenities), 10km E of Falaise (château town, all amenities), 38km SE of Caen (city, all amenities, ferry port).

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  • Château de Viques

    Jort, Calvados

    Grade
    9
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: T14460

    The property is part of the old country house belonging to the Château de Vicques. 9 acres of surrounding parkland offers a Renaissance chapel and a beautiful deserted old château. The property has fishing rights on the River Dives (except in the closed season) and due to the proximity of water, young children will require supervision. The spacious interior is furnished in a traditional French country life style. Explore nearby Falaise, William the Conqueror’s birthplace or the colourful local markets where you can buy a wide range of delicious Norman farm produce. Enjoy a fun day at the waterpark with its covered pool just 12km away in Falaise.

    Ground floor: Living room with fireplace. Dining room. Kitchen. Separate WC. First floor: Two interconnecting bedrooms (also accessed individually from landing): Twin bedroom leading to shower room/WC. Double bedroom leading to bathroom/WC. Second floor: Two twin bedrooms (one can be double). Single bedroom. Bathroom/WC

    • Large grounds with canals and river (take care with children)
    • Telephone (incoming/local calls)
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Table tennis
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 100m from fishing, 3km SE of Jort (simple shopping), 8km SW of St. Pierre-sur-Dives (all facilities), 15km NW of Falaise (all facilities), 51km S of Caen ferry terminal.

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  • Logez Boudin

    Villedieu, Manche

    Grade
    9
    4
    0
    4
    Ref: F50100

    Situated in the heart of the cider country, these converted stone farm buildings command superb panoramic views across the countryside. The row of three attractive holiday homes, and additional cottage, with their colourful window boxes, rest in mainly lawned grounds of approximately three acres – within which is a nine hole pitch and putt course. Guests are free to play whenever they wish. A large fenced swimming pool is shared between the houses, as are other facilities such as badminton and an area to play petanque/boules. The owners live on-site, they and their guests will occasionally use the pool. Internally the houses have a wealth of natural timber, old beams and stone, but all with modern amenities. There are miles of beautiful, uncrowded sandy beaches within half an hour’s drive on good quiet roads, together with many points of interest such as Villedieu-les-Poêles with its copper industry, bell foundry and museums, Granville’s working fishing port, and the magnificent cathedral at Coutances, to name but a few of the many diverse attractions in the area. Normandy is synonymous with good food and drink, and the tradition is well upheld with the numerous small inexpensive restaurants in the area offering local seafood and delicious cheeses. With the fresh country air and magnificent sunsets, if you seek a holiday of peace, gentle exercise and relaxation, you will not be disappointed.These holiday homes rest in mainly lawned grounds of approximately three acres – within which is a nine hole pitch and putt course. A large fenced heated swimming pool (with removable cover), badminton and petanque/boules are shared between the houses. The owners live on-site, they and their guests will occasionally use the pool. Internally the houses have a wealth of natural timber, old beams and stone, but all with modern amenities. There are miles of beautiful, uncrowded sandy beaches within half an hour’s drive, along with Villedieu-les-Poêles with its copper industry, bell foundry and museums, Granville’s working fishing port, and the magnificent cathedral at Coutances. Normandy has numerous small inexpensive restaurants in the area offering local seafood and delicious cheeses. The properties are ideal for large parties.

    Ground floor: Living room with log burner. Kitchen/dining room. Separate WC. First floor: Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom/WC with shower cubicle. Bunk bedroom with additional single, en-suite shower room/WC. Second floor: Double bedroom. Bathroom/WC. Double bedroom, en-suite bathroom/WC. A normally locked door on the ground floor can link F50100 with F50101 for large groups

    • Log burner
    • Gas and electric heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • T/cot.

    Location: 2km W of Villebaudon (bars and restaurant), 12km N of Villedieu (all services), 15km S of St. Lô (most facilities), 30km E Granville (all facilities, coast and ferries to Jersey).Location: 2km W of Villebaudon (bars and restaurant), 12km N of Villedieu (all services), 15km S of St. Lô (most facilities), 30km E Granville (all facilities, coast and ferries to Jersey).

    Both properties: Shared garden

    • Shared heated swimming pool (6m x 12m, depth 0.9m to 2m) with cover, open May-Sep
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV (English channels)
    • DVD
    • Wi-fi
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Private parking for 1 car.

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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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  • Quinéville

    Quinéville

    Grade
    9
    5
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM153

    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 where fishing is available. The town of Cherbourg (35km) has many attractions including Fort Roul, the Abbey of Notre Dame de Voeu and le Redoubtable, a must see for anyone interested in submarines. For children there is also the ’Fun Box’ indoor play centre and La Cite de la Mer, a family attraction about mans adventures under sea. For day trips further afiled, visit Saint-Lô (64km), Bayeux (72km) or Caen (102km) with its world war II cemetry and memorial, botanical gardens and castle. Shop and restaurant 0.1km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, separate toilet. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 5 bedrooms: 4 double, 1 single.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture,Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, all fuel and power at cost, colour barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Steps to entrance and gardens. Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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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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  • Maison du Lac

    Beaumontel, Eure

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    3
    Ref: F27110

    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 weekly market to explore, while just a little further north are the châteaux at Harcourt and Bec Hellouin with its impressive abbey. The coastline of upper Normandy is within an hours drive and has the beautiful old port of Honfleur and the stylish beaches of Deauville on offer, while the same distance east takes you to Paris or to Monet’s garden at Giverny.

    Ground floor: Living room with open fire. Dining room with French doors to terrace and lake. Simple kitchen. Simple shower room/WC/utility. Large twin bedroom with en-suite shower room/WC and door to small garden. First floor: Four bedrooms: two double, one large twin with balcony and view over lake, one twin with basin. Bathroom/WC with shower attachment

    • Garden with terrace
    • Woodland
    • Small lake (take care with children!)
    • Open fire
    • Oil fired central heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV (French channels only)
    • CD/stereo
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km NW of Beaumont-le-Roger (shops, restaurants), 11km E of Bernay (all facilities), 35km SW of Rouen (city), 40km E of Lisieux (large town, cathedral), 128km W of Paris.

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  • Mondétour

    Morgny-la-Pommeraye, Seine-Maritime

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    4
    Ref: F76108

    Located within the grounds of the imposing château at Morgny-la-Pommeraye, this large cottage has been entirely restored and now provides accommodation for up to ten guests. The property boasts a private garden but guests are also welcome to enjoy the open grounds of the owners’ château. Local walks through woodland and countryside are a particular feature of a holiday at Mondétour, but for those who like to venture further afield, the region is rich with places of interest. Mondétour is only 15km from the historic city of Rouen, whose cathedral is instantly recognisable as a subject of Monet’s impressionist paintings. Monet’s home and gardens at Giverny are also within easy driving distance of Mondétour, as is Paris and the picturesque port town of Honfleur.

    Ground floor: Large living room with open fire, wooden floor and patio doors to garden. Large kitchen with dining area and open fire. Large kingsize bedroom with en-suite bathroom and patio doors to garden. Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms with en-suite bathroom/WC. Two twin bedrooms (beds can be joined), each with en-suite shower room/WC. Playroom/second living room

    • Private garden with fenced pond and additional use of 20 hectares of land
    • Courtyard
    • Electric heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 1km N of Morgny (local facilities), 15km NE of Rouen (cathedral, shops, museums, all facilities), 50km N of Giverny (Monet’s house and gardens), 105km NW of Paris.

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  • Margueray, nr. Vire

    Margueray, nr. Vire

    Grade
    10
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: W9342

    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 11th-century abbey of Hambye. Discover the endless beaches and dunes of the Cotentin or Granville, home of the famous pirates and a good place for shopping. Golf is available just 20km from the property. Shop 4.75 miles (6.5km), café/bar 1 mile (1.5km), restaurant 1.25 miles (2km), beach 17 miles (30km).

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Separate toilet, 4 bedrooms; 2 double with en-suite shower and basin (no toilet), 2 twin, 1 single mezzanine bedroom.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. One pet welcome. NB: There is a small unfenced stream at the end of the garden.

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  • Maison Campagne

    Argouges, Manche

    Grade
    10
    4
    1
    3
    Ref: FNM413

    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 St. James with its shops and a weekly market on Monday or Pontorson, 15km, hosts a weekly market on Wednesdays. Conveniently located near Mont Saint-Michel, Fougéres, Cancale, Saint-Malo and Granville. Maison Campagne offers the perfect holiday base for exploring this region.

    Ground floor: Steps to living/dining room with open fire and beams. Kitchen. Separate WC. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Bunk bedroom with additional bunk. Bathroom/WC with shower attachment. Two shower rooms (no WC). Separate WC

    • Garden with large pond (take care with children)
    • Terrace
    • Electric heating
    • Open fire
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Cot
    • H/chair
    • Table tennis
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 10m from river, lake and fishing, 9km from Saint-James (city, shops, restaurants), 70km from Dinard (airport).

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  • Fleury, nr. Villedieu-les-Poêles

    Fleury, nr. Villedieu-les-Poêles

    Grade
    10
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: W12205

    This detached holiday home boasts beams, a fireplace, a large lounge/diner with views over the enclosed garden, a 3-in-1 pool/football/air hockey table, playhouse and swing for children. Located just outside Villedieu-les-Poêles, with all facilities and shopping. The Abbey of Hambye is only 9km and the large forest of St. Sever is 14km. Historical Avranches is 17km, and Granville is 24km with great shopping and seafood restaurants. The Mont St. Michel is just 38km by motorway. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2 miles, beach 15.5 miles.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin, separate toilet, 1 double bedroom. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath and basin, separate toilet, 1 twin bedroom. Second floor: 2 double bedrooms. Third floor: 1 double bedroom with lounge area.

    Oil central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, colour satellite TV, video, stereo/CD player, washing machine, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, ample off road parking. One pet welcome. NB: There are open-tread stairs.

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  • Manoir d’Andaine

    La Chapelle-d’Andaine, Orne

    Grade
    10
    5
    0
    1
    Ref: F61140

    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 famous spa town of Bagnoles-de-l’Orne. Built in the centre of a vast forest region, Bagnoles is at once picturesque and cosmopolitan in atmosphere, offering its visitors a boating lake, casino, an impressive golf course and magical woodland walks. Nearby, the fortified hillside town of Domfront is another must-see for visitors to the area. An ideal holiday base.

    Ground floor: Hallway. Living room with open fire and patio doors to garden. Elegant dining room. Kitchen/breakfast room. Cloakroom. Separate WC. First floor: Two kingsize bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Separate WC. Dressing room with double shower room. Bathroom with bath and shower cubicle. Second floor: Kingsize bedroom. Twin bedroom with sloping ceiling. Separate WC

    • Large garden with 2m drop to street level and unfenced water feature nearby
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture.

    Location: La Chapelle-d‘Andaine (local facilities), 5km from Bagnoles-de-l’Orne (charming spa town, lake, restaurants, boutiques, casino, golf), 13km E of Domfront (château, old town, all facilities), 35km SE of Flers (lakeside château, large market town).

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