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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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brillevast

    Brillevast

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: FNM194

    This spacious holiday home is light and airy and is located in the pretty village of Brillevast. It sits on a lovely sunny plot and offers spacious family accommodation. The seaside village of Barfleur is 12km, famous for its mussels and oysters, and the bustling city of Cherbourg is 18km, where you can spend the day exploring the museums, castles and churches of this famous seaport. Further afield the Normandy Landing Beaches, 47km, make a poignant, moving excursion, with the beach memorials and well tended cemeteries. Shop 5km, restaurant 4km, beach 10km.

    This spacious family holiday home is perfect for exploring the surrounding area, with the Normandy Landing Beaches within easy reach.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, bathroom with bath, shower and basin (no toilet), shower room with basin (no toilet), 2 separate toilets and basin, 3 double bedrooms, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, cot, DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, combi microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, garage parking. One pet welcome. NB: Step to entrance. Some sloping ceilings. Step into shower.

  • Isigny-sur-Mer, nr. Omaha Beach

    Isigny-sur-Mer, nr. Omaha Beach

    Grade
    9
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: W10315

    These delightful farmhouses date from the 18th century and overlook a large courtyard leading on to fields, and marshland of the Cotentin and also share an indoor heated swimming pool 500m away (open April - October). Relax in the pretty garden in the peace of this rural location, only a short drive from the landing beaches, including Omaha with its golf course. 10km away you will find the fishing harbour of Grandcamp Maisy with great seafood restaurants. Visit historic Bayeux and the tapestry or Caen, great for shopping and the castle of William the Conqueror. 25km away is the large forest of Cerisy with its medieval abbey. From October to April experience life on a French farm and eat with the family (small charge made). 50km away is Little Switzerland with its cliffs, a great place for climbing and parascending. Shop, restaurant and beach 5km.These delightful farmhouses date from the 18th century and overlook a large courtyard leading on to fields, and marshland of the Cotentin and also share an indoor heated swimming pool 500m away (open April - October). Relax in the pretty garden in the peace of this rural location, only a short drive from the landing beaches, including Omaha with its golf course. 10km away you will find the fishing harbour of Grandcamp Maisy with great seafood restaurants. Visit historic Bayeux and the tapestry or Caen, great for shopping and the castle of William the Conqueror. 25km away is the large forest of Cerisy with its medieval abbey. From October to April experience life on a French farm and eat with the family (small charge made). 50km away is Little Switzerland with its cliffs, a great place for climbing and parascending.

    Shop, restaurant and beach 5km.

    Lounge, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, bathroom with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 2 double sofa beds in lounge, single bed in kitchen/diner.

    Electric heaters, cot, colour TV, washing machine, microwave, enclosed lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Pets welcome.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • Huisnes-sur-Mer

    Huisnes-sur-Mer

    Grade
    9
    2
    1
    2
    Ref: FNM122

    This terraced house enjoys an exceptional panoramic view over Mont St. Michel, the second most visited site in France. You can take advantage of the superb, shared, indoor heated swimming pool (open mid-April to mid-September). Immerse yourself in local traditions by taking part in shellfish gathering at low tide. Although the sea is nearby, you will need to go to Cancale or St. Jean-le-Thomas, 32km, for swimming. Shop 7km, restaurant 300m, beach 40km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet. First floor: Bathroom with toilet and basin, 2 double bedrooms. Mezzanine with 3 single beds, double sofa bed in lounge.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: Sloping ceilings on first floor and mezzanine.

  • Maison de Chèvrefeuille

    Rouxeville, nr. Torigni-sur-Vire, Manche

    Grade
    9
    3
    0
    2
    Ref: F50182

    Located in a sleepy hamlet, this former 19th-century farmhouse is set back 50 metres from a quiet lane with mature gardens to the front and is surrounded by 4 acres of paddocks. Lovingly restored and furnished with a flourish of grandeur, Maison de Chèvrefeuille provides an ideal base from which to explore this picturesque region of France. The local market town of Torigni-sur-Vire is one of the region’s jewels. Its famous 300m Grimaldi Wall runs alongside a lakeside walk - a perfect spot for fishing or simply enjoying a small town’s historic atmosphere. Nearby St-Lô was a strategic town during the Allied invasion of 1944. Also close by are the medieval city of Bayeux with its famous tapestry and the beaches of the Normandy D-Day landings. The region’s vibrant capital, Caen, and Normandy’s famous landmark, Mont St. Michel, are also within easy driving distance.

    Ground floor: Kitchen with tiled floor. Dining room with tiled floors, woodburner and French windows to terrace. Spacious living room with woodburner, tiled floors and French windows to garden. Cloakroom/WC/Utility. Open-tread stairs leading to double bedroom with two additional singles (for children) and en-suite shower room/WC. Separate stairs to three further bedrooms: Kingsize bedroom leading to small bedroom with cot, one double with additional single (for child). Wooden floors and beams throughout. Bathroom/WC with over bath shower

    • Large, private, enclosed garden in 4 acres of land
    • Terrace
    • Oil central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • Cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 2km from St-Jean-des-Baisants (local amenities), 7km from Torigni-sur-Vire (lakeside town, fishing, boating, restaurants, market), 11km from St. Lô (large town, all amenities), 30km from Bayeux (tapestry, museum, golf, Normandy beaches, market), 42km NE of Villedieu-les-Pôeles (museums, zoo, copperworks), within an hour’s drive of historic Mont St. Michel and the cosmopolitan resort town of Granville.

  • Chef-du-Pont

    Chef-du-Pont

    Grade
    9
    5
    0
    2
    Ref: W11577

    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 Dinard, Cherbourg or Caen. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 300m, beach 13km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath and basin, separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double leading to 2 double, 1 with en-suite bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin.

    Oil central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, video, stereo/CD player, wi-fi, incoming telephone, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, lawned gardens, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Margueray, nr. Vire

    Margueray, nr. Vire

    Grade
    9
    5
    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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