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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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  • Champeaux, nr. Granville, Normandy
    Champeaux, nr. Granville, Normandy×

    Champeaux, nr. Granville

    Champeaux, nr. Granville, Normandy

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    Ref: W12269
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    This charming detached cottage has been converted from a former bakery, with fantastic views across the valley
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    This charming detached cottage has been converted from a former bakery, with fantastic views across the valley. Located on the edge of the small town of Champeaux a great place for walking, cycling or relaxing with all facilities nearby. Only 545 yards (500m) away you can enjoy views of the Mont St Michel from the cliffs of Champeaux and then walk down to the beach. Historical Granville with its old part on top of the cliffs, home of the pirates for centuries, and well known for its...

  • La Cambe, Calvados, Normandy
    La Cambe, Calvados, Normandy×

    Le Forsythia

    La Cambe, Calvados, Normandy

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    Ref: FNC209
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    This is a great base for history lovers, with the Normandy landing beaches, the Bayeux Tapestry and Caen’s castle within easy reach.
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    This semi-detached cottage is set in the Calvados department of Normandy, and is a great base for exploring the area. For history lovers, visit Omaha Beach, one of the Normandy landing beaches, or the famous Bayeux Tapestry. The lively seaside resort of Cabourg can be reached in under an hour, and has sandy beaches, water sports, golf, shops, bars, restaurants and a tourist office. The city of Caen is also within easy driving distance, and features a castle built by William the...

  • Breux-sur-Avre, nr. Dreux, Normandy
    Breux-sur-Avre, nr. Dreux, Normandy×

    Breux-sur-Avre, nr. Dreux

    Breux-sur-Avre, nr. Dreux, Normandy

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    Ref: W12147
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This detached cottage has an open fire in the lounge and a garden with patio area overlooking the ornamental pond
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    This detached cottage has an open fire in the lounge and a garden with patio area overlooking the ornamental pond. From the property you can enjoy the Normandy countryside, which is all around, by walking or cycling and this is also an ideal place for relaxing. It is located just 2.5 miles (4km) from a small town with all facilities along the Aure River valley. Historic Verneuil-sur-Avre is 6.25 miles (10km) away with its medieval part and the two large forests of Breteuil and Senonches...

  • Le Hôme Varaville, nr. Cabourg, Normandy
    Le Hôme Varaville, nr. Cabourg, Normandy×

    Le Hôme Varaville, nr. Cabourg

    Le Hôme Varaville, nr. Cabourg, Normandy

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    Ref: W12592
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    This cosy, first floor apartment has an open plan lounge/diner overlooking the enclosed garden
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    This cosy, first floor 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...

  • Morsalines, Normandy
    Morsalines, Normandy×

    Morsalines

    Morsalines, Normandy

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    Ref: FNM025
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi
    This comfortable, pretty, little terraced stone holiday house has direct access to the beach which is just a few steps away
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    This comfortable, pretty, little terraced stone holiday house has direct access to the beach which is just a few steps away. It also enjoys a beautiful view of the sea and provides an ideal base for a small family wanting to relax and enjoy the local area. Situated in the pretty village of Morsalines, nearby attractions include Cité de la Mer, Cherbourg (24km), the D-Day Landing Beaches (40km), and Coutances Cathedral (58 m). For day trips further afield, visit Bayeux (79km) with...

  • Gourfaleur, Normandy
    Gourfaleur, Normandy×

    Gourfaleur

    Gourfaleur, Normandy

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    Ref: FNM406
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    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
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    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...

  • Gatteville-le-Phare, Normandy
    Gatteville-le-Phare, Normandy×

    Gatteville-le-Phare

    Gatteville-le-Phare, Normandy

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    Ref: FNM093
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This charming, little, semi-detached holiday house, constructed of brick and stone in 1920, is located in a small old railway station and there are two hiking trails from here
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    This charming, little, semi-detached holiday house, constructed of brick and stone in 1920, is located in a small old railway station and there are two hiking trails from here. The working lighthouse at Gatteville is close by, also known as Pointe de Barfleur Light. It stands at 75m tall, and is the third tallest traditional lighthouse in the world. For alternative day trips, visit Cherbourg, approximately 28km away, where you will find all amenities and a lovely harbour front...

  • Carolles, Normandy
    Carolles, Normandy×

    Carolles

    Carolles, Normandy

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    Ref: FNM098
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This little house, adjacent to the owner’s house, has been restored to provide a comfortable holiday home
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    This little house, adjacent to the owner’s house, has been restored to provide a comfortable holiday home. It is close to the famous Mont St Michel, which is 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 with family or friends. Explore the beautiful gardens of Jardin des Plantes de Coutances (39km) for a relaxing and peaceful day out. Stroll around the gardens admiring...

  • Saint-Manvieu Bocage, Normandy
    Saint-Manvieu Bocage, Normandy×

    Saint-Manvieu Bocage

    Saint-Manvieu Bocage, Normandy

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    Ref: FNC176
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio
    Built in 2013, this cute holiday cottage is located on a complex, and is very comfortable and cosy
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    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...

  • Quettehou, Normandy
    Quettehou, Normandy×

    Quettehou

    Quettehou, Normandy

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    Ref: FNM157
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This rustic holiday home is nestled in a beautiful private garden with trees and flowers and situated in the village of Quettehou
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    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),...

  • St. Siméon, nr. Domfront, Normandy
    St. Siméon, nr. Domfront, Normandy×

    St. Siméon, nr. Domfront

    St. Siméon, nr. Domfront, Normandy

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    Ref: W12673
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio
    These semi-detached, stone holiday cottages have been completely renovated to provide ideal holiday accommodation in this lovely part of Normandy
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    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...

    St. Siméon, nr. Domfront
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  • Anneville-sur-Mer, Normandy
    Anneville-sur-Mer, Normandy×

    Anneville-sur-Mer

    Anneville-sur-Mer, Normandy

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    Ref: FNM002
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    This holiday house with a conservatory lies very close to the sandy beach
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    This holiday house with a conservatory lies very close to the sandy beach. There are interesting places to visit within easy reach including Pirou Castle built by the vikings. Both Coutances and the chic resort of Agon-Coutainville, with many seafood restaurants and sports facilities, are 9km away. Utah Beach and Granville, with its old quarter, are also worth a visit. Alternatively relax in the garden with a nice glass of wine. Shop 6km, restaurant 4km and beach...

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