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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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  • Le Pré du Bois

    Lisieux, Calvados

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: F14214

    Echoing the traditional architecture of the region, this detached holiday property has colombage walls and a gabled roof. Add to that an open-plan living area and a heated swimming pool, Le Pré du Bois becomes an ideal location from which to enjoy the charms of Calvados. Despite its country setting, Le Pré du Bois lies within easy driving distance of glamorous Deauville, the film capital of the north, with a promenade lined with the names of its many film-star visitors. The nearby cathedral town of Lisieux is steeped in history and is home to a colourful weekly street market in July and August. One of France’s most famous harbour towns is also close by, Honfleur, an icon of the picturesque, has been the subject of many an artists work for generations. Its mixture of old world panache and cosmopolitan café culture should not be missed.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams and French doors to terrace. Double bedroom. Shower room/WC with hydro-massage shower and double basin. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Three bedrooms: Two double with wooden floor and beams, one with door to balcony, one twin with wooden floor and sloping ceiling. Bathroom/WC with shower and sloping ceiling

    • Private garden
    • Terrace
    • Private swimming pool (11m x 4.5m, depth 0.5 - 1.5m), open mid-May to mid-Sep
    • Underfloor heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • F/freezer
    • M/wave
    • TV (French channels only)
    • CD
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 4km from Fervaques (small supermarket, bar, restaurant, boulangerie), 17km S of Lisieux (historic market town, basilica, museums, shops, restaurants), 45km SE of Deauville/Trouville (resort town, casino, beaches, film festival), 50km S of Honfleur (harbour town, restaurants, museum).

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  • Vaudreville

    Vaudreville

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: FNM094

    This renovated 17th century farmhouse is an exceptional holiday home retaining many original features such as exposed wooden beams, an original fireplace and a stone staircase. There is a well equipped kitchen and a terrace with barbecue so you can dine outdoors in a peaceful rural setting. The seaside town of Quinéville (5km) has sandy beaches and activities such as sailing, tennis and golf. Also worth a visit is Valognes (7km), known as the Versailles of Normandy due the stylish mansions in the town. Cherbourg is just 35km and has shops, restaurants and a maritime museum. Shops 5km, restaurant 4km, beach 5km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, shower room with toilet and 2 basins, 4 bedrooms: 2 double, 2 twin.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: Pond in garden.

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  • Valognes

    Valognes

    Grade
    8
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: FNM444

    Housed in an old stone mansion dating back to the 16th century, this terraced holiday property allows you to stay in a wonderful architectural heritage building and also offers you the pleasure of basking in a large park where children and adults will be more than happy to relax. The owner lives on site. Located at the forefront of Valognes, the house is in the heart of the Cotentin Peninsula and close to historic sites of the Battle of Normandy. Less than 15km from the sandy beach of Quinéville and Sainte-Mère-Eglise, you’ll also discover the famous Utah Beach (30km) and Barneville-Careteret to the west. The location offers a wide range of activities and things for you to discover and explore from the landing beaches to the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey. Water sports lovers will enjoy the Côte des Isles and the sandy coastline. This seasonal rental will enchant you with its medieval buildings and the omnipresent historical sights to be found in the area. Shop 600m, restaurant 2km and beach 14km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner. Kitchen/diner. Separate toilet and basin. First floor: Bathroom with basin (no toilet). Separate toilet. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 bunk plus bunk.

    Electric heating. Open fire in lounge. DVD player. CD player. Wi-fi. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge. Microwave. Garden. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: External stairs.

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  • 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.

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  • 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, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, combi microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, garage parking. One pet welcome. NB: Step to entrance. Some sloping ceilings. Step into shower.

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  • La Hamonière

    Savigny-le-Vieux, Manche

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    2
    Ref: F50217

    This spacious, semi-detached holiday cottage is surrounded by a large private garden with a circular private splash pool (open Jul-Aug) and views across the countryside. It provides an ideal setting for those wishing to relax whilst discovering this historically important region. One of France’s most famous sites, Mont St. Michel, the 11th-century abbey, is only a short drive away and also nearby is the historic town of Avranches with its museums, gardens and shops and restaurants. The cosmopolitan seaside town of Granville is within easy reach with sandy beaches, casino and bustling cafés making it one of the region’s most visited resort towns and it also runs ferries to the Channel Isles.

    Living room. Kitchen/dining room. Open-tread stairs to first floor: Two bedrooms: One double, one twin. Shower room/WC. Second staircase to two double bedrooms. Shower room/WC

    • Garden
    • Patio
    • Circular splash pool (15ft diameter, depth 4ft, open Jul-Aug)
    • Central heating
    • Woodburner
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • DVD
    • Video
    • CD
    • T/cot
    • H/chair
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 9km from St. Hilaire-du-Harouët, 29km SE of Avranches (museum, shops, restaurants), 43km SW of Mont St. Michel (historic landmark).

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  • Copabois

    Caumont l’Eventé, nr. Livry, Calvados

    Grade
    8
    4
    0
    2
    Ref: F14216

    Situated in a tranquil country setting, Copabois sits within its own mature garden and features a private swimming pool and large terrace area. To extend the capacity of the holiday property, the owners have converted an adjacent barn to provide an additional bedroom for three. Comfortably furnished and retaining many of its original features, Copabois is ideally located to explore this beautiful region of northern France. The nearby town of Bayeux, 25km, is known internationally as the home of the famous Bayeux Tapestry. The pretty coastal town of Arromanches, 35km, was one of the entry points for allied forces during the liberation of France in 1944. The region’s capital, the port town of Caen, 30km, is a vibrant city of culture and history as well as offering visitors cosmopolitan shopping and dining.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wood-burning stove, beams, tiled floor and French doors to terrace. Kitchen with tiled floor. Utility. Bathroom with shower cubicle. Separate WC. First floor: Two double bedrooms. Twin bedroom. Shower room/WC. Annexe: Steep external stone stairs (alternative level access from ground and first floor) to double bedroom

    • Enclosed garden with sloping banks
    • Patio
    • Private raised swimming pool (5.1m x 3.8m, depth 1.1m)
    • Gas heating
    • Two wood-burning stoves
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • T/cot
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue.

    Location: 300m from Caumont L’Eventé (local facilities, supermarket), 25km SW of Bayeux (tapestry, cathedral, all facilities), 35km S of Arromanches (sandy beaches, D-Day landings), 30km W Caen (ferry port, large town, all facilities), 80km from Mont St Michel.

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  • Vue Mer

    Blonville-sur-Mer, Calvados

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    2
    Ref: FNC160

    Peacefully set on the Côte Fleurie, 4km from Deauville and 2.5km from the beach at Blonville-sur-Mer, this traditional Norman, semi-detached house provides an ideal holiday base. Located in 2500m² grounds, this pretty and comfortable house with an outdoor heated swimming pool, offers views of Mont-Canisy. Situated away from the hustle and bustle but within easy reach of the towns of Deauville and Trouville, with their casinos, beaches, restaurants and cafés. You can reach the well-known Barrière golf course within a few minutes’ drive and the Pôle International du Cheval of Deauville. Visit Honfleur with its beautiful entrance gate, or a 15-minute drive will take you to the world famous ‘Planches de Deauville’. This house is perfect to combine the enjoyable seaside and nautical leisure of Côte Fleurie, the international American film festival and the exploration of the exceptional countryside. Places to visit include, Beaumont-en-Auge, Beuvron-en-Auge and Cambremer. Caen is a must for a day trip before going to soak up the atmosphere of the D-Day beaches.

    Living room with sofa bed/dining room/kitchen. Double bedroom. Two twin bedrooms, one with additional single bed. Two shower room/WCs

    • Garden
    • Terrace
    • Private heated outdoor swimming pool (28m²)
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • T/dryer
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD
    • CD/stereo
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Sun loungers
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking
    • NB: Steep, open-sided, open-tread, turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings in some rooms.

    Location: 3km from shop and restaurant, 7km from Deauville, 21km from Honfleur (port), 45km from Caen.

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  • Saint-Marcouf

    Saint-Marcouf

    Grade
    8
    4
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM445

    This tastefully decorated semi-detached house has spacious rooms and a private fenced garden that is perfect for enjoying the sunny days and evenings. It is only 20m away from the pristine sandy beach of des Gourdins. The house is surrounded by lovely scenery and is located in the regional nature park of Marais du Contentin et du Bessin. This lovely region has a lot to offer and make sure you visit the wonderful towns and cities such as Cherbourg-Octeville, Barfleur, Valognes and many others, all with their own cultural and historical gems for you to discover. The Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey are only a ferry trip away. There is plenty of countryside for you to explore, beaches for you to relax on, and not forgetting plenty of local delicacies for you to try. Shop 17km, restaurant 7km and beach 20m.

    Steps to entrance. Ground floor: Lounge. Kitchen/diner. Shower room with toilet and basin. First floor: Separate toilet. 4 bedrooms: 3 double, 1 twin.

    Oil heater. Cot. Highchair. CD player. Wi-fi. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge. Microwave. Garden. Garden furniture. Barbecue. Ample parking. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Turning spiral staircase to first floor.

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  • La Rochelle Normande

    La Rochelle Normande

    Grade
    8
    3
    1
    3
    Ref: FNM242

    This charming semi-detached holiday house, attached to the owner’s property, is in an elevated position and boasts a wonderful terrace which overlooks the pretty garden and offers a superb view over the surrounding countryside. The interior has been restored to retain a warm and rustic character, with exposed beams and stonework, but still offers all of the creature comforts needed for a brilliant relaxing holiday, ideal for lovers of peace and nature. The magnificent and vast beach of Carolles can be reached within 15 minutes. Shop and restaurant 3.5km, beach 12km.

    Lounge/diner, kitchen/diner, 3 shower rooms with basin (no toilet), 3 separate toilets, 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin plus double bed.

    Central heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, shared lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Steep, external stairs to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings in some rooms.

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  • La Grande Poulinière

    La Trinité, nr. Villedieu-les-Poêles, Manche

    Grade
    8
    5
    1
    2
    Ref: F50232

    This charming detached holiday cottage is situated on the edge of a small hamlet, with lovely views over the countryside which can be enjoyed from the large garden or the spacious sunny conservatory. Well furnished throughout, it retains much of its original character. Nearby Villedieu-les-Poêles provides all amenities, a lively weekly market and a bell foundry. The beautiful beaches of Granville are a short drive with seafood restaurants, casino and ferry to the Channel Islands. Visit Le Mont St. Michel (40 minutes), the seaside town of Dinard or the exquisite towns of Deauville and Honfleur. In May enjoy the Coutances Jazz Festival or the modern music festival in St. Laurent-de-Cuves. Zoo and go-karting, 15 minutes.

    Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility. Conservatory. Shower/WC. Open-tread turning stairs to first floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Single bedroom. Shower/WC. Second staircase: Double bedroom. Single bedroom

    • Garden, unprotected well
    • Heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • Two TVs (DVD use)
    • Three DVDs (library)
    • CD/iPod dock
    • Wi-fi
    • Parking
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • No smoking.

    Location: 2.5km from Chérencé-le-Héron (bar, restaurant), 7km S of Villedieu-les-Poêles (all amenities), 30km E of Granville (coastal town), 40km SE of Coutances (cathedral, gardens).

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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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