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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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179 cottages are available
  • Gatteville-le-Phare×

    Gatteville-le-Phare

    Gatteville-le-Phare

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    Ref: FNM093
    Key Features:
    - 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...

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  • Gourfaleur×

    Gourfaleur

    Gourfaleur

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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...

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  • Le Hôme Varaville, nr. Cabourg×

    Le Hôme Varaville, nr. Cabourg

    Le Hôme Varaville, nr. Cabourg

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    Ref: W12592
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    This cosy single storey apartment has an open plan lounge/diner overlooking the enclosed garden. The property is a...

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  • La Petellerie, nr. St. Lô×

    La Petellerie, nr. St. Lô

    La Petellerie, nr. St. Lô

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    Ref: W14901
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    La Petellierie is situated in a rural location, and has two properties on site, one a 17th century stone farmhouse and...

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  • Ponts×

    Ponts

    Ponts

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    Ref: FNM377
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    This beautiful holiday apartment is situated on the first floor of Cavigny Mill, built in the 19th century,...

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  • Canchy×

    Canchy

    Canchy

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    Ref: FNC194
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    Situated in a very peaceful hamlet of Calvados, just 15 minutes drive from Omaha Beach, this holiday home offers...

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  • Quettehou×

    Quettehou

    Quettehou

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    Ref: FNM435
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Sea View

    This charming, beautiful, terraced, stone holiday property, has an entrance porch dating from the 12th-century and...

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  • Saint-Paul-du-Vernay×

    Saint-Paul-du-Vernay

    Saint-Paul-du-Vernay

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    Ref: FNC174
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio

    Built within an entirely renovated farm, this holiday apartment is comfortable and quiet, and guests will also enjoy...

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  • Anneville-sur-Mer×

    Anneville-sur-Mer

    Anneville-sur-Mer

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    Ref: FNM178
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

    This prettily furnished holiday cottage is located a short distance from the vast and beautiful beach...

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  • Le Loreur×

    Le Loreur

    Le Loreur

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    Ref: FNM401
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This beautiful, semi-detached holiday property is a great base for a family, with its open-plan living areas and a...

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  • Ste. Foy-de-Montgommery ×

    Ste. Foy-de-Montgommery

    Ste. Foy-de-Montgommery

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    Ref: W9901
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire

    These traditional style, detached, half-timbered, Normandy cottages are located in a green valley and surrounded by...

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  • Anneville-sur-Mer, nr. Coutances×

    Anneville-sur-Mer, nr. Coutances

    Anneville-sur-Mer, nr. Coutances

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    Ref: W12619
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    This cosy detached holiday cottage has a living/dining area opening out into the patio and garden. This is a great...

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