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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 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
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    - 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...

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

    Gatteville-le-Phare

    Gatteville-le-Phare, Normandy

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    Ref: FNM093
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    - 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...

  • 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...

  • Quibou, Normandy
    Quibou, Normandy×

    Quibou

    Quibou, Normandy

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    Ref: FNM422
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Part of an old farmhouse with cosy wood burner and a spacious garden.
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    These two large stone holiday properties (FNM421 and FNM422) offer a good level of comfort for a stay of discovery. Warm and comfortable with spacious rooms and a pleasant garden, you can undertake lovely excursions to the city of Saint-Lô, the Mecca of the Normandy memory and one of the capitals of the Lower Normandy horse, or towards Coutances, with its abbey and the famous festival ’Jazz under the Apple Trees’ in May. Alternatively explore the Marshes Natural Park...

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  • Créances-Plage, Normandy
    Créances-Plage, Normandy×

    Créances-Plage

    Créances-Plage, Normandy

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    Ref: FNM382
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pets go free - Garden / Patio
    This compact, cosy holiday cottage is located in Créances-Plage, in a national park, with 5km of sandy beaches just 1
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    This compact, cosy holiday cottage is located in Créances-Plage, in a national park, with 5km of sandy beaches just 1.7km away. Close by, visit the market town of Lessay, with a historic abbey. The city of Coutances is worth a visit, with its gothic cathedral, art museum and botanic gardens. 25km from Coutances, there is a zoological park, which will entertain the children. Explore Granville, with its harbour and promenade, and other attractions, including the Christian Dior...

  • Saint Germain sur Ay, Normandy
    Saint Germain sur Ay, Normandy×

    Saint Germain sur Ay

    Saint Germain sur Ay, Normandy

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    Ref: FNM213
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio
    This small well equipped ground floor home is ideal to enjoy holidays
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    This small well equipped ground floor home is ideal to enjoy holidays. The property is positioned just 100m from a vast sandy beach. There are many opportunities for taking part in various watersports such as diving, wind surfing, sailing and fishing. If you want to explore Saint-Germain-sur-Ay then get about by cycling and horse riding. Visit Cherbourg (50km) with its busy port, race track, museums, beautiful botanical gardens and theatre. Shops and restaurant...

  • Ceaucé, Normandy
    Ceaucé, Normandy×

    Ceaucé

    Ceaucé, Normandy

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    Ref: FNO027
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    The perfect location for exploring Normandy and the historic towns, coastline and WWll memorials.
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    Located in the heart of the Normandy-Maine Regional Park, this cosy detached holiday cottage is set in a peaceful village. The cottage benefits from a terrace overlooking the lovely lawned garden, that is ideal for relaxing in and dining al fresco around the barbecue. Explore the medieval town of Domfront, 12km, and the lovely resort of Bagnoles-de-l’Orne with its thermal baths and casino. While the attractive cities of Flers and Mortain are also worth exploring, and the...

  • Ste. Marie-du-Mont, Normandy
    Ste. Marie-du-Mont, Normandy×

    Ste. Marie-du-Mont

    Ste. Marie-du-Mont, Normandy

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    Ref: W14522
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Located close to the famous D-Day beaches, this stone built terraced holiday cottage is ideal for exploring the historic and picturesque Cotentin Peninsula
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    Located close to the famous D-Day beaches, this stone built terraced holiday cottage is ideal for exploring the historic and picturesque Cotentin Peninsula. Only 7km is Utah Beach, with museums and miles of sandy beaches. Also close by is the pretty village of Ste. Marie-du-Mont, with its imposing 13th century church. The historic town of Ste. Mère Eglise is 12km, whilst Bayeux, with its famous tapestry and medieval cathedral is also within easy reach. Shop, café/bar...

  • La Belle Vallée, nr. Domfront, Normandy
    La Belle Vallée, nr. Domfront, Normandy×

    La Belle Vallée, nr. Domfront

    La Belle Vallée, nr. Domfront, Normandy

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    Ref: W13152
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    This splendid, detached holiday cottage has an open plan living/dining room opening out into a large private garden, and its double bedroom opening out onto a balcony overlooking the garden
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    This splendid, detached holiday cottage, situated next to the owner’s home, has an open plan living/dining room opening out into a large private garden, and its double bedroom opens out onto a balcony overlooking the garden. Located in the country it is a very quiet place to relax, walk or cycle. The large forest of Andaines is at the edge of the property with the spa centre of Bagnoles de l’Orne with a casino and a lake with sports facilities. Only 2km is the historic town...

  • Le Dézert, Normandy
    Le Dézert, Normandy×

    Le Dézert

    Le Dézert, Normandy

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    Ref: FNM416
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    Ideal for horse enthusiasts, this wonderful property is at the entrance to an equestrian centre, whose owners breed and train horses.
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    This holiday home is at the entrance to a property whose owners are horse breeders and trainers. It is 13km from Saint-Lô, the capital of horse sports, which offers remains of contemporary history and medieval monuments. Equidistant from Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, this property will satisfy history and sports lovers. Shop 11km, restaurant 6km.

    Approximate distance to Dinard airport is 137 km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, separate toilet and basin, 1 twin...

  • Le Loreur, Normandy
    Le Loreur, Normandy×

    Le Loreur

    Le Loreur, Normandy

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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 decked terrace, ideal for relaxing on after a day out exploring
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    This beautiful, semi-detached holiday property is a great base for a family, with its open-plan living areas and a decked terrace, ideal for relaxing on after a day out exploring. Visit Granville, 14km away, a popular coastal resort with weekly markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Places to discover nearby include Cérences 6km, Gavray 11km, a paradise for hikers and mountain bikers, or explore the restored churches and chapels, as well as the castle, La Mouche 12km, a...

  • Anneville-sur-Mer, nr. Coutances, Normandy
    Anneville-sur-Mer, nr. Coutances, Normandy×

    Anneville-sur-Mer, nr. Coutances

    Anneville-sur-Mer, nr. Coutances, Normandy

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    Ref: W12619
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - 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
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    This cosy detached holiday cottage has a living/dining area opening out into the patio and garden. This is a great base for enjoying many outdoor activities including walking, biking (bikes available at the property), and swimming as well as touring the interesting area. The cottage is located at the edge of the dunes with endless sandy beaches only 25m away and all facilities nearby. There are many historical attractions in the area to visit, including the Pirou Castle built by the...

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