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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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  • St-Germain-sur-Ay

    St-Germain-sur-Ay

    Grade
    4
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    Ref: W10619

    This detached fisherman’s house, with a lounge/diner that opens out onto the garden, is situated just 220 yards (200m) from a golden sandy beach. Set in a wonderful location, it is a great place for walking, swimming or surfing at the beach or simply relaxing. The harbour towns of Carteret and Portbail, with many shops and boat trips to Jersey are within driving distance, as is historical Coutances. Visit the landing beaches and Utah Beach with its museum or enjoy the many sea food restaurants dotted along the coast. Shops, café/bar 55 yards (50m), restaurant 164 yards (150m) and beach 220 yards (200m).

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, separate toilet. First floor: Shower room with basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, colour TV, radio, washing machine, microwave, enclosed garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets.

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  • Anneville-sur-Mer

    Anneville-sur-Mer

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: FNM002

    This holiday house with a conservatory lies very close to the sandy beach. There are interesting places to visit within easy reach including Pirou Castle built by the vikings. Both Coutances and the chic resort of Agon-Coutainville, with many seafood restaurants and sports facilities, are 9km away. Utah Beach and Granville, with its old quarter, are also worth a visit. Alternatively relax in the garden with a nice glass of wine. Shop 6km, restaurant 4km and beach 300m.

    Lounge/diner/kitchen, conservatory, bathroom with bidet (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. NB: 3 steps to patio and small drop from rear of house to garden.

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  • Quettehou

    Quettehou

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: FNM435

    This charming, beautiful, terraced, stone holiday property, has an entrance porch dating from the 12th-century and sea views over the Tour Vauban of Tatihou Island. Located in the heart of the Regional Park of Cotentin and comfortably furnished, this lovely holiday home is ideal for relaxing in the spectacular countryside. The lovely lawned garden looks out over the nearby sea 1.7km away. The surrounding area has so much to offer, with Tatihou Island and its Tour Vauban, which is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, at low tide take the amphibious boat across to the island. There are several water sports available in the area and you can walk on the D-Day landing beaches, including the world famous Utah Beach or Sainte-Mère-Église. Further north is Cherbourg, its harbour, Fort de Querqueville and the Cité de la Mer maritime museum. Trips to the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey are available 50km away. Shop 2.5km, beach 1.7km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet with basin. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 2 twin bedrooms.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 3 cars. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance. Turning stairs to first floor. Steps in grounds.

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  • Créances-Plage

    Créances-Plage

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: FNM382

    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 Museum, the church of Notre-Dame du Cap Lihou and the historic centre with great shopping. Golf nearby. Shop 200m, beach 1.7km.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), stereo/CD player, washing machine, microwave, lawned garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, garage parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

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  • Lingreville

    Lingreville

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: FNM200

    This little house is situated in the owner’s very large grounds and has a charming rustic style with tasteful furniture and original beams. Coutances cathedral (15km) is a major example of the beautiful Norman architecture. Take a day trip to the zoo in Champrepus (25km) for family fun. Visit Jardin des plantes de Coutances for beautifully laid out gardens and great views of the valley nearby the gardens. Visit Granville (17km) with its harbour, museum and golf course. Further afield visit Saint-Lô (46km) with its medieval walls or explore the Vire Valley. Shop and beach 2km, restaurant 3km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, separate toilet. First floor: Bathroom with 2 basins and toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, shared laundry facilities, dishwasher, microwave, shared garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking. One pet welcome. NB: Sloping ceilings on first floor.

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  • Ponts

    Ponts

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: FNM377

    This beautiful holiday apartment is situated on the first floor of Cavigny Mill, built in the 19th century, combining contemporary comfort with authentic old beams. From the large windows guests will enjoy the panoramic view of the surrounding countryside with cows and horses, as well as the pretty canal and mill wheel, which is still in working condition. The town of Avranches offers, among others, a unique viewpoint to admire the Mont Saint-Michel and its bay, 3km. Shop and restaurant 3km, beach 20km.

    Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with basin (no toilet), separate toilet, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, wi-fi, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, microwave, shared grounds, shared garden furniture, shared barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Low beams throughout. Open-tread, turning stairs to second floor. Sloping ceilings on second floor.

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  • Dives-sur-Mer

    Dives-sur-Mer

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: FNC167

    This cosy terraced holiday property is in an ideal location and is situated near many pretty villages and towns which include Honfleur, Le Havre, Beuvrona and Cabourg. Discover the many beaches close by including beaches at Cabourg (2km) and Houlgate (3km). Explore the fishing port of Dives-sur-Mer which has daily fish markets, a 14th-century church and the main attraction the medieval wooden market hall. Enjoy use of the shared outdoor swimming pool (mid June to mid September), or simply relax and unwind in the landscaped garden. This property is ideal for a small family or friends alike. Shop 1km and restaurant 300m.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, separate toilet. First floor: Shower room with basin (no toilet), 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 bunk.

    Electric heating, DVD player, CD player, washing machine, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, on street parking. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please. NB: Open-tread turning stairs to first floor.

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  • Le Conil

    Bernay, Eure

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: F27105

    This pretty timber-framed house is set in spacious gardens on a working farm, yet is just two minutes from Bernay, with its shops, market, cafés and restaurants. This single-storey accommodation has been restored to create a charming, simply furnished interior complete with its original fireplace. The terrace and gardens, providing plenty of room to relax outside, and the English-speaking farmer lives close by. Trout fishing, a riding centre and good golf nearby (9-holes), with tennis courts and two swimming pools in Bernay. For day trips, Paris is only an hour by train, while the wonderful abbey of Bec Hellouin, the art galleries of Honfleur are within easy driving distance.

    Medium sized living room with fire place and door to terrace. Kitchen/dining room. Two twin bedrooms (beds can be put together). Shower room with two separate showers and en-suite WC

    • Large garden
    • Incoming telephone
    • Gas heating
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • Cot
    • Parking in garden
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • NB: There are some internal steps.

    Location: 2km from Bernay (shops, restaurants, cinema, swimming pools, tennis), 65km SE of Deauville (casino, film festival, beaches), 22km SW of Abbaye du Bec Hellouin.

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  • Le Sap

    Le Sap

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FNO001

    This 19th-century, semi-detached, single-storey holiday cottage is comfortably equipped and set in a peaceful location. Located in the Pays d’Auge area of Normandy, land of Camembert cheese, cider and pretty half-timbered facades. Must see sights include the distillery, cider brewery and Camembert cheesemongers. There is also a dairy at Livarot (15km) and for those who prefer rambles in the countryside, there are mountain bike tracks or hiking trails. There are numerous important locations and towns within a 1 hour drive including Lisieux (30km) and Deauville (60km), the D-day landing beaches, the memorial at Caen, Mont-Ormel (15km), the Pont-de-Normandie, Honfleur and Rouen. Shop and restaurant 300m.

    All on ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner, shower room with toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin.

    Central heating, colour satellite TV, stereo/CD player, internet connection, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

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  • L’Orangerie

    Morgny-la-Pommeraye, Seine-Maritime

    Grade
    4
    2
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    Ref: F76103

    Set within the grounds of a beautiful 18th-century Norman château, this restored cottage enjoys a quiet rural location with easy access to Rouen and Giverny. The cottage offers modern comforts and its own garden, with lovely walks and cycle paths to explore in the château’s shared grounds and woodland. The historic city of Rouen is only 15 minutes’ drive across the Seine, offering splendid museums and architecture, its Gothic cathedral one of the great churches of France. For outdoor pursuits, the nearby forests and Brotonne Nature Reserve offer stunning scenery and a wide range of leisure pursuits, while Monet’s house and gardens at Giverny, the charming fishing port of Honfleur and the busy metropolis of Paris are all an hour or so by car.

    Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room with corner kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom/WC

    • Shared château grounds with walks and fenced lake (take care with children)
    • Garden with terrace
    • Electric heating
    • Wood-burning stove
    • W/machine
    • M/wave
    • D/washer
    • Cot
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Private parking for 1 car.

    Location: 1km N of Morgny, 15km NE of Rouen (all facilities), 50km N of Giverny (market, restaurants), 80km NW of Paris.

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  • Le Dézert

    Le Dézert

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: FNM416

    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.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen, separate toilet and basin, 1 twin bedroom. First floor: Shower room with toilet and basin, 1 double bedroom.

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, 2 colour satellite TVs, DVD player, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, microwave, garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Up to 2 pets welcome. No smoking please. NB: Open-tread, turning stairs to first floor. Sloping ceilings and beams on first floor.

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  • St. Siméon, nr. Domfront

    St. Siméon, nr. Domfront

    Grade
    4
    2
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    1
    Ref: W12673

    These semi-detached, stone holiday cottages have been completely renovated to provide ideal holiday accommodation in this lovely part of Normandy. The properties are adjacent to the owner’s working farm, breeding alpacas and have milking goats and pony trap rides available. The cottages provide views over the garden and surrounding fields in which there are donkeys, alpacas, goats, sheep and chickens. La Richardière is a tranquil hamlet, a stroll away from the sleepy Normandy village of St Siméon, ideal for walking or cycling. Historical Domfront with its medieval area is 20km, whilst Mayenne with its castle and good shopping is only 25km. Historical Fougères with the largest medieval castle in Europe is 35km, and the famous Mont St. Michel is 70km. Golf, horse riding and tennis nearby, water sports 30km. Fly via Rennes or Dinard. Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.These semi-detached, stone holiday cottages have been completely renovated to provide ideal holiday accommodation in this lovely part of Normandy. The properties are adjacent to the owner’s working farm, breeding alpacas and have milking goats and pony trap rides available. The cottages provide views over the garden and surrounding fields in which there are donkeys, alpacas, goats, sheep and chickens.

    La Richardière is a tranquil hamlet, a stroll away from the sleepy Normandy village of St Siméon, ideal for walking or cycling.

    Historical Domfront with its medieval area is 20km, whilst Mayenne with its castle and good shopping is only 25km. Historical Fougères with the largest medieval castle in Europe is 35km, and the famous Mont St. Michel is 70km. Golf, horse riding and tennis nearby, water sports 30km. Fly via Rennes or Dinard.

    Shop, café/bar and restaurant 5km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/kitchen/diner. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet and basin, 2 bedrooms: 1 four poster double, 1 twin.

    Electric heating, cot, highchair, colour satellite TV, video, DVD player, CD player, wi-fi, washing machine, microwave, shared enclosed lawned garden, private patio, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. Sorry, no pets. NB: Open-tread stairs to first floor.

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