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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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109 cottages are available
  • Montchamp, Calvados
    Montchamp, Calvados×

    Les Fieffes

    Montchamp, Calvados

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    Ref: F14227
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove - Open Fire

    This charming, detached holiday property lies in its own grounds amidst the pretty Normandy countryside, just a...

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  • Tollevast
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    Tollevast

    Tollevast

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    Ref: FNM426
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Set in the heart of a very peaceful and harmonious residential area, just 10km from the beautiful sandy beach...

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  • Saint-Joseph, Manche
    Saint-Joseph, Manche×

    Maison du Bois

    Saint-Joseph, Manche

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    Ref: FNM447
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    Set in the heart of a fir tree forest, this magnificent, semi-detached stone building, typical of the Cotentin...

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  • Céaux, near Avranches, Manche
    Céaux, near Avranches, Manche×

    Céaux

    Céaux, near Avranches, Manche

    6
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    Ref: F50249
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This detached holiday home, with its own garden and patio, is set in the small picturesque village of...

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  • Saint-Paul-du-Vernay
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    Saint-Paul-du-Vernay

    Saint-Paul-du-Vernay

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    Ref: FNC173
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    Part of a conversion of former farm buildings, this semi-detached accommodation is comfortable and quiet. Guests can...

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  • Pont d’Ouilly, nr. Clécy
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    Pont d’Ouilly, nr. Clécy

    Pont d’Ouilly, nr. Clécy

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    Ref: W11597
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove

    This little semi-detached house has a living and dining room opening onto a patio with a little garden to the front....

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  • Tourville-sur-Sienne
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    Tourville-sur-Sienne

    Tourville-sur-Sienne

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    Ref: FNM441
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This well-presented semi-detached property sits on the outskirts of Coutances in the small town of...

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  • St. Jean-de-la-Rivière
    St. Jean-de-la-Rivière×

    St. Jean-de-la-Rivière

    St. Jean-de-la-Rivière

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    Ref: FNM040
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    This holiday property lies close to the famous beach at Barneville-Carteret and is an ideal base for exploring the...

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  • Créances-Plage, Manche
    Créances-Plage, Manche×

    Maison Créances-Plage

    Créances-Plage, Manche

    6
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    Ref: FNM141
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This charming, modern house is comfortably set out, carefully decorated and benefits from a wood-burning stove...

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  • Hattenville, Seine-Maritime
    Hattenville, Seine-Maritime×

    Le Clos Juliant

    Hattenville, Seine-Maritime

    6
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    Ref: FJ52
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio

    An outstanding property dating back to 1687, lovingly and tastefully restored by the current owners. This charming...

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  • Morsalines
    Morsalines×

    Morsalines

    Morsalines

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    Ref: FNM378
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    Less than 100m from a small sandy beach you will find this contemporary and comfortable holiday home. Located only...

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  • Calleville, near Brionne, Eure
    Calleville, near Brionne, Eure×

    L’Arbre de Noix

    Calleville, near Brionne, Eure

    6
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    Ref: F27116
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    L’Arbre de Noix is located at the edge of the tranquil village of Calleville. Its timbered style (known...

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