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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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  • Siouville-Hague

    Siouville-Hague

    Grade
    4
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    Ref: FNM383

    This ground floor holiday apartment boasts sea views and is just 40m from a sandy beach. Siouville-Hague is a small seaside resort which has a vast beach and is ideal for watersports such as surfing, yachting and windsurfing. Cherbourg, 18km, has a port, a basilica, theatre, botanical garden, museums and the Cité de la Mer, a maritime and scientific museum. The market town of Barneville-Carteret is 25km and has a harbour, Saturday morning market, swimming pool, sailing school, fishing, horse riding and mini-golf. A golf course can be found 20km from the property. Shop 600m, restaurant 20m, beach 40m.

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

    Electric heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), dishwasher, freezer, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. No smoking please.

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  • Lingreville

    Lingreville

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    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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  • Créances-Plage

    Créances-Plage

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    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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  • Beauvoir

    Beauvoir

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM403

    This attractive holiday property is situated just 4km from Mont Saint-Michel. This famous bay is ideal for cycling and walking, offering some amazing scenic routes for visitors to enjoy. A guided walk across its beaches makes for a memorable holiday souvenir from a beautiful area. Benefiting from an enclosed garden and a welcoming terrace, this property encourages relaxation in the sun, but is also an excellent base for touring with easy access to the tourist sites of Cancale, a Breton town with a tradition of oyster-farming, or Granville, the departure point for excursions to the Iles Chausey. Shop 10km, restaurant 500m.

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

    Central heating, open fire in lounge, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, CD player, internet connection, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome. No smoking please. NB: Step to entrance.

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  • Aumeville-Lestre

    Aumeville-Lestre

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM147

    This charming holiday apartment, which forms part of the ground floor of the property, has a separate entrance and opens to an attractively laid out private courtyard. The owner lives on the premises, outside the holiday season. It is located in a National Park (Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin) and boasts stunning countryside views. The apartment is also 4km away from a sandy beach, ideal for family entertainment. Visit the harbour town of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue where you can hop onto a boat and visit the 28-acre island, a protected site which is full of history, nature and wildlife. Shop, restaurant and beach 4km.

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

    Central heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. One pet welcome.

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  • Anneville-sur-Mer

    Anneville-sur-Mer

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: FNM178

    This prettily furnished holiday cottage is located a short distance from the vast and beautiful beach of Anneville-sur-Mer. There is a market every Tuesday and Saturday in the centre of the town, and there are many shops, bars and restaurants also. The popular resort of Agon-Coutainville is only 12km away, with a beach stretching 8km. It is only 3 hours away from the capital city of Paris, and is easily accessible for the popular attractions of Mont-Saint-Michel, Saint-Malo and the Contentin Peninsula. Shop 3km, restaurant 500m and beach 1km.

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

    Electric heating, open fire, cot, highchair, colour TV (French channels only), DVD player, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, enclosed gravelled garden, garden furniture, barbecue. Parking nearby. One pet welcome.

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  • St-Germain-sur-Ay

    St-Germain-sur-Ay

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    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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  • Le Sap

    Le Sap

    Grade
    4
    2
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    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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  • Aumeville-Lestre

    Aumeville-Lestre

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: FNM412

    6km from the beautiful beach of Quineville, this holiday cottage is ideally located to explore the lovely sights of the Cotentin Peninsula, including the landing beaches of Utah and Omaha Beach. You will enjoy Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, 9km, with its pretty harbor and oyster centre, from where you can reach on foot (at low tide), the island of Tatihou with its Vauban Tower, maritime museum, gardens and bird sanctuary. The charming fishing port of Barfleur is 15km away; Sainte-Mère-Église is 20km. Visit Cherbourg, with its City of the Sea and shops, 40km. A little further, you can discover the Channel Islands, Mont Saint-Michel, La Hague and Granville. Shop and restaurant 5km, beach 2km.

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

    Central heating, cot, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, garden, terrace, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 2 cars. One pet welcome. NB: 2 steps to entrance.

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  • Saint-pair-sur-Mer

    Saint-pair-sur-Mer

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: FNM080

    This well-equipped, semi-detached holiday home is sited in a vast residential holiday park whose facilities are available to guests, and is within 500m of the magnificent Karion beach. The spectacular beach stretches for 5km and is good for bathing, sun bathing and beach games. There are various activities locally, including swimming, windsurfing, boating, fishing, walking, riding, cycling and mini golf. Granville is 4km with all facilities, and the Gothic cathedral of Mont-Saint-Michel is nearby. Saint Planchers is approximately 4km. Shop 1km, restaurant 200m, beach 500m.

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

    Electric heatiing, colour TV (French channels only), washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, terrace, outdoor furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. NB: Open-tread, turning stairs to first floor.

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  • La Bergerie

    Brucheville, Manche

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: F50213

    This spacious detached holiday cottage has been renovated to a good standard while still keeping many original features. In the heart of D-Day country, the nearby village of Ste. Marie-du-Mont was the first village to be liberated after the D-Day landings and has become one of the focal points of the liberation celebrations every June. Only 5km away lie the D-Day landing beaches of Utah and with uncrowded beaches and breathtaking countryside this is an ideal location for exploring this famous region. Within easy driving distance are the well known resorts of Granville, Honfleur and the historic towns of Bayeux and Coutances.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with corner kitchen, tiled floor and French windows to terrace. Open-tread spiral stairs to first floor: Two bedrooms: one double, one twin. Shower room/WC. Beamed throughout

    • Private enclosed garden with terrace
    • Shared farmland grounds
    • Central heating
    • W/machine
    • D/washer
    • M/wave
    • F/freezer
    • Satellite TV
    • Blu-Ray DVD
    • CD/Stereo
    • Cot
    • Garden furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Parking.

    Location: 1km from Ste. Marie-du-Mont (local facilities, restaurant), 5km from Utah Beach (D-Day landing beach, museum), 38km W of Coutances (cathedral, botanical gardens), 52km W of Bayeux (tapestry, restaurants, cathedral).

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  • Ste. Marie-du-Mont

    Ste. Marie-du-Mont

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W14522

    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 and restaurant 4km, beach 7km.

    Ground floor: Lounge/diner, kitchen. First floor: Bathroom with shower over bath and basin leading to 1 double bedroom, separate toilet. Second floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Electric heating, woodburner in lounge, cot, radio/cassette/CD player, washing machine, microwave, private enclosed lawned garden, garden furniture, barbecue, off road parking for 1 car. Sorry, no pets. NB: Steep stairs to second floor, which is accessed via the bathroom.

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