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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 Boulangerie

    Mestry, nr. Isigny-sur-Mer, Calvados

    Grade
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    Ref: F14174

    This charming, remodelled cottage sits in a serene area in the grounds of a rare Art Nouveau manor with a private driveway entrance. La Boulangerie has a tastefully furnished living room with decorative stone fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen and sun-filled breakfast nook where you may take in stunning sunsets and views. You are welcome to enjoy the beautifully maintained gardens in front of the manor, which include an ornamental pond and dovecote. It is an excellent base from which to explore and is just 20 minutes from the historic D-Day landing beaches.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with French doors to patio. Kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

    • Shared 1-acre grounds
    • Lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heaters
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • M/wave
    • CD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Pond 80m from property.

    Location: 8km from Isigny-sur-Mer (all amenities, restaurants), 15km W of Grandcamp Maisy (beach), 18km W of Bayeux (tapestry, museums, cathedral), 45km W of Caen (ferry port, city, chateaux, shops).

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  • Les Henardiers

    Ste. Cécile, Manche

    Grade
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    Ref: F50134

    In a secluded hillside setting by a small hamlet, not far from the coast, this detached cottage is an ideal setting for a relaxing holiday. The cosy rustic interior retains many traditional features, including beamed ceilings, and the living room features a large open fireplace with wood burning stove. Outside, the south-facing terrace boasts fine views across the valley. The nearby town of Villedieu-les-Poêles has a bell-making and copperware industry stretching back 900 years, and copper pots and ornaments gleam from almost every shop window in its picturesque streets. The coast and fishing port of Granville are only half an hour’s drive away, and the spectacular Mont St. Michel is also within easy reach.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen with access through to bathroom/WC. Double bedroom

    • Garden area
    • Orchard
    • Electric convector heaters
    • Wood-burning stove
    • M/wave
    • TV (for DVD use only)
    • DVD (small library)
    • Video
    • CD/stereo
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Terrace
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km S of Ste. Cécile (shop, bar), 4km S of Villedieu-les-Poêles (all facilities), 20km NE of Avranches (town, Mont St. Michel Bay), 25km E of Granville (beach).

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  • Ectot-l’Auber, nr. Rouen

    Ectot-l’Auber, nr. Rouen

    Grade
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    Ref: W11622

    This semi-detached house set in a vast garden is ideal for a couple to rest after discovering the Norman country around. Only 16.75 miles (27km) from the coast with Veules-les-Roses, a delightful little seaside resort hidden between high wooded cliffs, and near St. Valéry-en-Caux a little harbour with a casino. Dieppe 25 miles (40km) is an interesting historic town popular with British tourists for two centuries. Rouen is only 18.5 miles (30km) with its wonderful gothic cathedral and its superbly restored city, which you must explore on foot. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 1.25 miles (2km), beach 16.75 miles (27km).

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, utility room, shower room with basin, separate toilet. First floor: 1 double bedroom with en-suite toilet.

    Electric heating, colour TV, radio, wi-fi, washing machine, freezer, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No children under 6. NB: This property is not suitable for children due to the deep pond in the garden.

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  • Maison du Gardien

    Mestry, nr. Bayeux, Calvados

    Grade
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    Ref: F14124

    Set at the forefront of the grounds of a beautiful Art Nouveau priory, the Maison du Gardien provides spacious accommodation for two in a relaxing setting. The cottage is well furnished with a large dining table and comfortable seating by the ornamental fireplace. From the patio at the doorstep, you have a fine view of the priory’s beautifully maintained gardens, including the ornamental pond and dovecote. This holiday cottage is an excellent base from which to explore the delights of Normandy, and is just 20 minutes from the historic D-day landing beaches.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with well equipped corner kitchen and French doors to patio. Shower room/WC. First floor: Double bedroom

    • Shared 1-acre grounds
    • Shared enclosed lawned garden
    • Terrace
    • Electric heaters
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • M/wave
    • CD
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced pond 50m from property.

    Location: 8km from Isigny-sur-Mer (all amenities, restaurants), 15km W of Grandcamp Maisy (beach), 18km W of Bayeux (tapestry, museums, cathedral), 45km W of Caen (ferry port, city, chateaux, shops).

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  • Auberge de Relais

    La Chapelle d’Andaine, Orne

    Grade
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    Ref: F61141

    This delightful former coach house was once the ‘garage’ for the local notary of the pretty market town of La Chapelle d’Andaine. Now converted into comfortable and spacious accommodation, it is ideal to explore this picturesque and historic region of Normandy. The property features a pretty and mature garden area and is within easy walking access of local shops. La Chapelle is only a short drive from the famous spa town of Bagnoles de l’Orne. Built in the centre of a vast forest region, Bagnoles is both 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.

    Ground floor: Large living/dining room with open fire, corner kitchen and large windows to garden. First floor: Double bedroom. Bathroom/WC with over bath shower

    • Large enclosed garden
    • Central heating
    • M/wave
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Ample parking
    • Garden furniture.

    Location: La Chapelle d’Andaine (local facilities), 5km from Bagnoles de l’Orne (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). A great stopover for Le Mans.

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  • Maison de Grâce

    Barenton, Manche

    Grade
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    Ref: F50216

    These delightful holiday cottages situated close to the town of Barenton have been renovated to excellent standards by the friendly English owners. Both offer guests tranquil accommodation amidst peaceful countryside surroundings. Maison de Lilli (F50200) peeks out from behind a hedge hiding its traditional Colombage exterior from passers-by. Inside, thoughtful detailing has guarded the spirit of the original property whilst providing a cosy yet spacious interior for guests. Although smaller than its sister property, Maison de Grâce (F50216) takes full advantage of its more compact dimensions by offering a comfortable and charmingly appointed open-plan living area and includes an elegant four-poster bed. Both cottages boast private garden areas with views over the surrounding countryside. The pretty hillside town of Mortain is within easy driving distance and is well known for its historic abbey and cascading waterfalls. A little further afield lies the ancient town of Domfront whose half-timbered houses and narrow streets remind visitors of its 11th century origins. Avranches, a strategic location during World War II, is only 50km.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with double four poster bed, beams and tiled floor. Steps down to kitchen with French doors to terrace, beams and tiled floor. Bathroom/WC with over-bath shower

    • Lawned garden
    • Electric heaters
    • H/chair.

    Location: 3.5km of Barenton (all facilities), 18km NE of St. Hilaire-du-Harcouët (market town), 15km NE of Domfront (château, old town), 50km of Avranches, 65km E of Mont St. Michel (Benedictine island monastery).

    Both properties: M/wave

    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

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  • St. Siméon, nr. Domfront

    St. Siméon, nr. Domfront

    Grade
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    Ref: W12672

    These semi-detached, stone holiday cottages have been completely renovated to provide ideal holiday accommodation in this lovely part of Normandy. The properties are adjacent to the owner’s working farm, breeding alpacas and have milking goats and pony trap rides available. The cottages provide views over the garden and surrounding fields. La Richardière is a tranquil hamlet, a stroll away from the sleepy Normandy village of St Siméon, ideal for walking or cycling. Historical Domfront with its medieval area is 20km, whilst Mayenne with its castle and good shopping is only 25km. Historical Fougères with the largest medieval castle in Europe is 35km, and the famous Mont St. Michel is 70km. Golf, horse riding and tennis nearby, water sports 30km. Fly via Rennes or Dinard. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 2km.These semi-detached, stone holiday cottages have been completely renovated to provide ideal holiday accommodation in this lovely part of Normandy. The properties are adjacent to the owner’s working farm, breeding alpacas and have milking goats and pony trap rides available. The cottages provide views over the garden and surrounding fields in which there are donkeys, alpacas, goats, sheep and chickens.

    La Richardière is a tranquil hamlet, a stroll away from the sleepy Normandy village of St Siméon, ideal for walking or cycling.

    Historical Domfront with its medieval area is 20km, whilst Mayenne with its castle and good shopping is only 25km. Historical Fougères with the largest medieval castle in Europe is 35km, and the famous Mont St. Michel is 70km. Golf, horse riding and tennis nearby, water sports 30km. Fly via Rennes or Dinard.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, video, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, shared enclosed lawned garden, private patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

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  • Saint-Manvieu Bocage

    Saint-Manvieu Bocage

    Grade
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    Ref: FNC176

    Built in 2013, this cute holiday cottage is located on a complex, and is very comfortable and cosy. It offers a relaxing atmosphere and enjoys constant sunshine. The golf enthusiasts will be particularly pleased as the entrance to the famous Golf de la Dathée is only 2.5km from the accommodation. This is where you will also find one of the largest lakes of the Calvados (a lake of 43 hectares). There, both young and old will enjoy all kind of activities such as boating on catamarans, windsurfing, kayaks, pedal boats, as well as a dedicated space reserved for fishing. Shop and restaurant 7km, beach 25km.

    Ground floor: Lounge, kitchen/diner, separate toilet. First floor: Bathroom with separate shower cubicle, toilet and basin, 1 twin bedroom plus single bed.

    Electric central heating, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, video, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, balcony, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Step to entrance. Open-tread, external stairs to first floor. Sloping ceiling in bathroom and bedroom.

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  • Gourfaleur

    Gourfaleur

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: FNM406

    This charming, semi-detached, stone holiday property is set amidst in the beautiful Cotentin Peninsula and is an ideal place to discover all the historical treasures and wonderful countryside of Normandy. The owner lives on site. For sport enthusiasts visit Vélorail. Nature lovers will enjoy the many lovely walking opportunities in the area. Do not miss a visit to Bayeux to see its famous tapestries, but also the D-Day landing beaches. The city of Saint-Lô with all amenities and a public swimming pool is 5km away. Shop and restaurant 5km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, bathroom with bidet and basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    Central heating, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: 2 steps to lounge. Step to terrace.

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  • Villers-sur-Mer

    Villers-sur-Mer

    Grade
    3
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    Ref: FNC039

    Located on the Côte Fleurie, part of the lower Normandy coast, this comfortable, little, ground floor holiday apartment is close to the shops and restaurants and only 30m from the wide and beautiful sandy beach of Villers-sur-Mer. This location is perfect for a small family wanting to explore the local area, play in the sand or simply relax in the sun. The resort is full of charm and character with its pretty coastal walkways and has numerous activities to offer during the holiday season, such as trips to the Casino, mini-golf and much more. A golf course and the resort of Deauville, with its holiday hustle and bustle and boardwalk, just 6km distant. Shop 0.5km, restaurant 0.1km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/diner with single bed, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Central heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steps to entrance.

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  • Quettehou

    Quettehou

    Grade
    3
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM157

    This rustic holiday home is nestled in a beautiful private garden with trees and flowers and situated in the village of Quettehou. There is a sandy beach 5km away and an enclosed garden with furniture, perfect for dining outdoors on warm sunny days. Visit the many unique shops and restaurants in nearby St. Vaast, famous for its oysters and the fortifications of Vauban. For day trips further afield, visit Cherbourg (28km), Bricquebec (29km), or the ancient city of Saint-Lô (73km), with its various museums and war memorials. Shop 2km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen with double bed, shower room with toilet and basin, single sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, colour TV (French channels only), microwave, enclosed garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Beams throughout. 1 of the beds is only suitable for a child under 12 years.

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  • Le Hôme Varaville, nr. Cabourg

    Le Hôme Varaville, nr. Cabourg

    Grade
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    2
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    Ref: W12592

    This cosy single storey apartment has an open plan lounge/diner overlooking the enclosed garden. The property is a great place for resting in the peaceful surroundings, walking and cycling. It is situated in a small resort at the edge of Cabourg with every facility and endless sandy beaches, only 500 metres away. The chic resort with casino, great shopping, golf and horse races is 6km away. Pegasus Bridge where the British Commandos landed before D-Day is 7km away, and the landing beaches 15km away. Historical Caen with William the Conqueror Castle and abbeys as well as the Peace Museum are also worth a visit. Shop 1km, café/bar and restaurants 1.4km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite toilet, 1 single.

    Electric heating, highchair, colour TV, DVD player, CD player, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, garden furniture, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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