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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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  • Gatteville-le-Phare
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    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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  • Le Hôme Varaville, nr. Cabourg
    Le Hôme Varaville, nr. Cabourg×

    Le Hôme Varaville, nr. Cabourg

    Le Hôme Varaville, nr. Cabourg

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    Ref: W12592
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - 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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  • Gourfaleur
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    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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  • St-Germain-sur-Ay
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    St-Germain-sur-Ay

    St-Germain-sur-Ay

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    Ref: W10619
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio

    This detached fisherman’s house, with a lounge/diner that opens out onto the garden, is situated just 220...

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  • Créances-Plage
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    Créances-Plage

    Créances-Plage

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    Ref: FNM382
    Key Features:
    - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    This compact, cosy holiday cottage is located in Créances-Plage, in a national park, with 5km of sandy beaches...

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  • Ceaucé
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    Ceaucé

    Ceaucé

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    Ref: FNO027
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    Located in the heart of the Normandy-Maine Regional Park, this cosy detached holiday cottage is set in a peaceful...

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  • Ste. Foy-de-Montgommery
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    Ste. Foy-de-Montgommery

    Ste. Foy-de-Montgommery

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    Ref: W12483
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Open Fire

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

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  • Le Sap
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    Le Sap

    Le Sap

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    Ref: FNO001
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio

    This 19th-century, semi-detached, single-storey holiday cottage is comfortably equipped and set in a peaceful...

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  • Brucheville, Manche
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    La Bergerie

    Brucheville, Manche

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    Ref: F50213
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location

    This spacious detached holiday cottage has been renovated to a good standard while still keeping many original...

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  • Deux-Jumeaux
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    Deux-Jumeaux

    Deux-Jumeaux

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    Ref: FNC172
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities

    This pretty, stone, semi-detached holiday home is located less than 10km from the sandy beaches of the Côte...

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  • La Petellerie, nr. St. Lô
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    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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  • Quibou
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    Quibou

    Quibou

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    Ref: FNM422
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove

    These two large stone holiday properties (FNM421 and FNM422) offer a good level of comfort for a stay of discovery....

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