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14 Calvados
50 Manche
61 Orne

76 Seine Maritime



Rouen (capital), Caen, Cherbourg, Dieppe, Le Havre.  



Seine, Orne, Eure.


This region here in North West France, has plenty of landmark features to put it on the map. Bayeux, with its famous tapestry, the D-Day landing beaches & Mont St Michel. There are great opportunities for walking and cycling here, also horse-riding, kayaking, wind-surfing, even bungy-jumping - the list goes on. Plus there are excellent rail links to connect you with the rest of France - Bayeux to Paris takes a mere two hours


Camembert and Pont L'Eveque are two celebrity cheeses from here - we're also well-known for our cider, pommeau and Calvados apple brandy. Apples are widely used in cooking: for example, moules à la normande are mussels cooked with apples and cream and localities all over the province have their own variation of apple tart. It's the birthplace of brioches and also turns out craquelins, fouaces & fallues. Confectionery includes Isigny caramels, Bayeux mint chews, Falaise berlingots, Le Havre marzipans & Argentan croquettes.


The area between Le Havre and Ouistreham (the port of Caen with a regular UK ferry service) is known as the 'Côte Fleurie' and is reached from Le Havre via the magnificent Normandy Bridge, the second longest cable-stay bridge in the world. We have the Côte de Nacre, (site of the D-Day landings), the rugged and picturesque Cap de la Hague, the popular resorts of Barneville Carteret and Granville – each with ferry links to the Channel Islands & of course the iconic Mont St Michel, a true wonder of the west & now a world heritage site and the most visited tourist site in France


The site of the D-Day landings, known as the "Côte de Nacre", is an area steeped in military history. Code named Sword, Juno & Gold for the British forces, Omaha and Utah for the US, these beaches have become some of the most popular holiday beaches of the region. Arromanches has an impressive 360 degree cinema with original footage, Caen has the magnificent Peace Memorial and the many cemeteries, museums and memorials in the area offer a lasting reminder of the events of June 1944.
Calvados (14): is a department in the Normandy region in northwestern France. It takes its name from a cluster of rocks off the English Channel coast.
Caen is the capital of northern France's Lower Normandy region. Its city center features the Château de Caen, a circa-1060 castle built by William the Conqueror. It stands on a hill flanked by the Romanesque abbeys of Saint-Étienne and Sainte-Trinité, which date from the same period. The multimedia museum Le Mémorial is devoted to WWII and the Battle of Normandy.
Bayeux is a town on the Aure river in the Normandy region of northwestern France, 10 kilometers from the Channel coast. Its medieval center contains cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and the towering, Norman-Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame. The famed Tapisserie de Bayeux, on display in an 18th-century seminary, is a 68m, 11th-century tapestry depicting the 1066 Norman invasion of England.
Honfleur is a city in northern France's Lower Normandy region, sited on the estuary where the Seine river meets the English Channel. Its Vieux-Bassin (old harbor), lined with 16th- to 18th-century townhouses, has been a subject for artists including Claude Monet and native son Eugène Boudin. Nearby Saint Catherine's Church is a vaulted wooden structure erected by shipbuilders beginning in the mid-1400s.
Deauville is a seaside resort on the Côte Fleurie of France’s Lower Normandy region. An upscale holiday destination since the 1800s, it’s known for its grand casino, golf courses, horse races and American Film Festival. Its wide, sandy beach is backed by Les Planches, a 1920s boardwalk with bathing cabins. The town has chic boutiques, elegant belle epoque villas and half-timbered buildings.
Manche (50): is a French department in Normandy, named for the English Channel, which is known as La Manche, literally "the sleeve", in French, that borders its north and west shores and part of its east shore.
Cherbourg-Octeville is a city and former commune situated at the northern end of the Cotentin peninsula in the northwestern French department of Manche.
Saint-Lô is a commune in north-western France, the capital of the Manche department in the region of Normandy. Although it is the second largest city of Manche after Cherbourg, it remains the prefecture of the department
Avranches is a commune in the Manche department in the Lower Normandy region in northwestern France. It is a subprefecture of the department. The inhabitants are called Avranchinais.
Orne (61): is a department in the northwest of France, named after the river Orne.
Alençon is a commune in Normandy, France, capital of the Orne department. It is situated 173 kilometres west of Paris. 
Flers is a commune in the Orne department in north-western France. The inhabitants are called Flériens.
Bagnoles-de-l'Orne is a commune in the Orne department in northwestern France. On 1 January 2000, Tessé-la-Madeleine and Bagnoles-de-l'Orne merged becoming one town called Bagnoles-de-l'Orne,
L'Aigle is a commune in the Orne department in Basse-Normandie in northwestern France. This commune used to be known as Laigle. According to Orderic Vitalis, the nest of an eagle was discovered during the construction of the castle.
Seine-Maritime (76): is a department of France in the Normandy region of northern France. It is situated on the northern coast of France, at the mouth of the Seine, and includes the cities of Rouen and Le Havre.
Rouen is a port on the river Seine and capital of the northern French region Haute-Normandie. An important city in the Roman era and Middle Ages, it has Gothic churches and a cobblestoned pedestrian center with hundreds of medieval half-timbered houses. It’s also famously associated with Joan of Arc. Tour Jeanne-d’Arc is a remnant of the 13th-century castle where she was tried for heresy.
Le Havre is a major port in northern France's Upper Normandy region, where the Seine River meets the English Channel. It's joined to the city across the estuary, Honfleur, by the Pont de Normandie cable-stayed bridge. Following WWII, Le Havre's heavily damaged city center was famously redesigned by Belgian architect Auguste Perret. Today it features many landmark examples of reinforced-concrete architecture.
Dieppe is a coastal community in the Arrondissement of Dieppe in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region of northern France. 

Céaucé - Orne


Le Haut Fresnay: Nigel & Pauline Colman welcome you to Normandy and their three delightful holiday cottages - "Le Fournil" (sleeping four), "La Fermette" and "La Fresnaie" (each sleeping six). La Fermette and La Fresnaie have central heating, and a cot and high chair can be added to any of the cottages to accommodate a baby.

Le Fournil and La Fermette are converted farm buildings and La Fresnaie is a detached house. It has been newly built in a traditional half-timbered ’colombage’ style typically found in Normandy . All three properties form part of Le Haut Fresnay, which is just over half a mile away from the village of Loré. The small market town of Céaucé is about 2 miles away and the mediaeval town of Domfront is 8 miles away.

There are apple and pear orchards throughout the area - all growing fruit for the region’s cider, poiré and calvados (apple brandy). You can buy these products directly from the local farms, having tasted them first, of course! The orchards are grazed by Normandy cows - an attractive and docile breed - which are famous for appearing to wear sunglasses.

We hope our cottages offer you just what you’ll need to relax and unwind from the stresses and strains of busy working lives. The peace and tranquillity of the local countryside are what most people notice on arrival and are one of their most enduring memories when they leave.

La Fermette traditional stone cottage sleeps 6

Le Fournil traditional stone cottage sleeps 4

La Fresnaie newly built detached house sleeps 6

Guide dogs & Assistant dogs: if you are staying in La Fresnaie and you have the help of a guide dog or an assistant dog, your dog will be welcome. Please note, however, that there is a supplement of £15 per week on the rental tariff for such a dog,

WiFi available

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Flowerpots: Is a lovingly restored 18th century stone farmhouse, where we are pleased to offer our guests atraditional Bed and Breakfast, Chambres d'Hôtes experience in the heart of the picturesque Normandy countryside.

Charming accommodation for up to 7 guests. We have 3 double bedrooms which have been carefully furnished to ensure that your stay with us is as comfortable, and memorable as possible.  

Cosy "Chambre aux Fleurs" and charming "Chambre aux Papillons" are in the Main House and are ideal for friends or families with children. An old fashioned arched door from the dining room leads you to the romantic retreat of our unique "Barn Suite" which has proved popular with couples and those guests wanting to stay for several days. Our rural retreat is ideally placed for all the tourist attractions that Normandy has to offer. We are just 7 kilometres from the famous copper town of Villedieu les Poêles, and within easy access to the quiet west coast of the Normandy peninsula and the Normandy Landing Beaches of the north and east coasts.  

Half an hours drive to the town of Avranches with views of the Mont St. Michel, 20 mins drive is the historic town of Coutances, 35 mins to Granville for the Christian Dior Museum, gardens, bustling Port and some superb shopping.

Slightly further is Bayeux, with its historic Tapestry...a must for any visitor!

The Main House: Cosy "Chambre aux Fleurs" and charming "Chambre aux Papillons" are in the Main House and are ideal for friends or families with children.

The Barn Suite: originally an open barn and hay loft, has been renovated to offer our guests a special kind of accommodation.

WiFi available

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La Befferie: A holiday cottage in rural northern France.

Our traditional half-timbered French Holiday cottage is set in an idyllic rural location, within easy reach of all the ferryports, two local airports (with low cost airline flights) and within an hour of the Normandy Landing Beaches - relax, unwind and get away from it all at La Befferie holiday gite.
La Befferie is renovated to a good standard, with special care taken to choose furnishings that are both practical and comfortable for family life away from home. The house and garden are ideal for spending time indoors or outdoors, and there is nothing nicer than sitting in the hammock in the garden, watching the sun set over the valley, with steaks sizzling on the stone barbecue and a cold beer on the side.
For the cooler evenings, the relaxing sitting room is both cosy and comfortable, providing a wonderfully relaxing place to spend your evenings, with a glass of wine in front of the wood burning stove, watching satellite TV or playing one of the many games available.

Dating back probably to the early 1700's, La Befferie is a traditional colombage or timber framed farmhouse which would originally have had a thatched roof. Our holiday gite at La Befferie was originally the farmhouse of an old cider farm at La Befferie, a tiny rural hamlet in the rural SouthernManche Department of Normandy, close to the Brittany border.
The cottage is situated in 5.5 acres of gently rolling farmland, surrounded by apple trees and pasture, with a beautiful view down the valley.
The garden for the holiday gite is fenced all round, with hard standing for cars or bikes within the property, and is surrounded by our orchard, which is sometimes used by our neighbours' cow and calf, or their ponies, and further overlooks the meadow down to the trout stream at the bottom of the property. 

Pets Welcome

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Les Petites Ondes: On the Normandy-Brittany border, 'Les Petites Ondes' is a traditional granite cottage located on the edge of Pontorson, ten kilometres from the famous medieval site of Mont Saint Michel. Renovated and furnished to a very high standard, this cosy self-catering holiday cottage sleeping 2-4 people has a lovely view over farmland to the south.

The lively market town of Pontorson, the gateway to Mont Saint Michel, offers all amenities (supermarkets, restaurants and weekly open-air markets, as well as a train station, cycle rental, pharmacies and local shops) and the town centre with its mediaeval church is only an ten-minute walk from the cottage. Avranches, a Norman town 30 kilometres to the northeast, has a museum showcasing manuscripts and other artifacts from the abbey of Mont Saint Michel, while Dol de Bretagne, with its ancient cathedral, is 15 kilometres to the west in Brittany. Dol additionally boasts several fine restaurants, and both Dol and Avranches have public indoor swimming pools.

Sandy beaches (either between Avranches and Granville in Normandy or between Cancale and Saint Malo in Brittany) are a thirty-minute drive from the house, as is dramatic cliff-walking near Cancale, a town famed for its seafood. Saint Malo, with its old walled town and a large aquarium, is also a thirty-minute drive, as is the beautiful medieval town of Dinan and the seaside town of Dinard.

WiFi available

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Norman Maison:  Our Gite is a traditional stone house just off the D127 in St Jacques de Nehou. It is in a very pretty rural area good for bird-watching, walking, cycling etc. About 15mins drive from the coast and resorts of Barneville-Carteret and Portbail and the market towns of Bricquebec and St Sauveur le Vicomte which each have a Chateau.

There are white sandy beaches good for swimming, sailing and water sports and plenty of bars, cafes, restaurants as well as horse-riding, golf etc. Beautiful scenic cliff paths, country lanes, woodland and pastures. The nearby villages of Besneville and St Jacques de Nehou have Bakers and General Stores. A two hours drive can take you St Mont Michel and the Bayeaux Tapistry. Easy access to Roman and WWII historic sites and D-Day beaches.

The house itself has a well-fitted kitchen and dining room, lounge with UK Satellite TV. DVD player. Downstairs there is double bedroom with shower room and WC and upstairs a family room with en suite bathroom and a triple room with a sink and shaver point. Heating is by multi-fuel burners and electric radiators, there is an electric cooker, fridge, washing machine, toaster, microwave etc and plenty of kitchen equipment plus iron, ironing board etc. There is a good sized garden, terrace with picnic table and barbecue, ample parking and access to the small river. The house is well furnished and comes with linen so it is ready to live in, you just need your personal possessions.

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La Maison Figaz: A warm welcome awaits you at La Maison Figaz, a delightful 150 year old farmhouse which has recently been converted by owners Gary and Fiona into two well equipped and comfortable gites. La Maison Figaz is situated in the peaceful hamlet of L'epinay only 1 mile from the small village of Tirepied, and borders France's premier Salmon river the "LA See", deep in the heart of the Normandy countryside.

The farmhouse has been tastefully converted into two three bedroomed gites. Ideal for just a couple, as well as sleeping up to thirteen people (when both gites are booked together)It is situated in the peaceful hamlet of L'epinay, only 1 mile from the small village of Tirepied, which has a church, bar/restaurant and village shop. The main town of Avranches is only 4 miles from La Maison Figaz.

The tiny hamlet of L'Epinay is surrounded by open countryside and borders France's premier salmon river, La See. Both gites have three bedrooms, lounge, dining area and well equipped kitchen, with washing machine, microwave, and oven and if you are arriving with a little one, a highchair and travel cot are provided. Both gites have satellite T.V. Bed linen is supplied. Wifi is available in both gites.

The grounds of La Maison Figaz have a very large courtyard and gardens with orchard and play areas for the children. We have plenty of outdoor games to keep everyone occupied, including, a dartboard, basketball net, bikes, footballs, tennis raquets, cricket bats and much more. There is a games room, with table tennis table, darts and table football. Excellent for keeping the kids amused in all weathers.

2 large BBQ's situated in the garden over looking the river. We also have chickens & ducks, and 2 shetland ponies.

Bikers welcome....There is also secure undercover parking for up to 12 motorbikes.

Gite One: has three bedrooms, Kingsize, with 4 poster bed ( ideal for special occasions ).

Gite Two: has three bedrooms, Kingsize, Double with an en-suite and Triple (bunk beds and a single). 

WiFi available

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La Cidrerie: Set adjacent to the beautiful Abbaye de la Lucerne, and close to beaches, bays, and forests. A group of converted barns in traditional stone of the region.

It is a most tranquil and lovely place with secluded private gardens, yet only a few kilometres drive away from either the golden sandy beaches of Jullouville and Carolles, the bustling fishing port of Granville, or the lovely town of Avranches with its commanding views of Le Mont St Michel.

There are three cottages which are easily adaptable and fully equipped for five to 8 people. The cottages can be rented separately or as a one large unit.

All the cottages have free WiFi.

We run formal painting courses at La Cidrerie during specific weeks of the year. However, Hilary is willing to provide painting tuition to adults and/or children on a less formal basis, who book into any of our letting cottages, when she is in France. Please enquire when booking as to her availability and the cost of this tuition.

Cider Cottage

Apple Cottage

Orchard Cottage

WiFi available

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Les TonneauxLes Tonneaux is a beautiful holiday home, part of a 300 year old farm, set in idyllic, tranquil surroundings. Perfectly located, it's a fifteen minute walk to the historic town of Lessay and just five kilometers from the magnificent sandy beaches of Normandy's western coast.   

The house and gardens have been converted to a very high standard with everything you need for your comfort, convenience and enjoyment!

Sleeping up to seven, the the property is set in its own grounds, accessed via a secluded driveway. Guests have their own private garden leading down to a small stream, a west facing BBQ patio with chairs and sunshades as well as communal lawns with table tennis. An adjoining barn houses a games room with a small snooker table, darts and other games as well as adult and children's bikes for hire. 

On the ground floor there is a large kitchen-diner, a comfortable lounge with sofa-bed, TV & CD and a shower-room/WC.

On the first floor, there are two bedrooms, one double and one triple and a family bathroom with a shower-bath and WC.

WiFi available

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Le Coin Maison: We would be pleased to welcome you to stay in our comfortable stone town house, at the foot of the ramparts of the old ruined chateau. The original house on this site was completely flattened during the Second World War and subsequently rebuilt over a period of some three years in identical stone.

The house is situated on the edge of the small town of St-Sauveur-Le-Vicomte at the base of the ramparts of the old chateau, within easy walking distance of a restaurant and several bars, one of which is the Rideau Cramoisi - a quirky bar with good food and live music at the weekends. We are only 30 minutes drive from Cherbourg, 15 minutes from the sea and 10 minutes from walking/cycling paths and the forest paths and the forest. Also you can visit the Pottery Au Gres Du Temps at Lithaire (20 Minutes from us)/

D Day Landings:

If you have an interest in the D Day beaches, then tours can be arranged, either in conjunction with your stay or independently.

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23 Grand Rue: A warm welcome awaits you at 23 Grand Rue where Peter and Madeleine have converted this traditional Maison Bourgeoise into a comfortable and luxurious Chambres d’hôtes.

As well as Bed and Breakfast, a gourmet evening meal can be provided in the family's elegant Dining Room. Alternatively, there is a traditional French restaurant, Auberge à La Maison, within walking distance in the village.

The Château village of Mesnières-en-Bray, only 6km from Neufchâtel-en-Bray and the A28 motorway, is ideally situated both as a stop over for those travelling further south and for touring the Normandy cheese and cider country. Mesnières is within easy range of The Somme, Monet’s Gardens and Honfleur. Dieppe and Rouen are equidistant; both reached in under 25 minutes. Golfers are well catered for with St Saens and the links course at Dieppe within easy reach. The Avenue Verte, a 45 kilometre walk and cycle way, which runs from Dieppe to Forges Les Eaux, is 100 metres from the house and an ideal first stop for cyclists travelling from Dieppe to Paris with secure lock up for bicycles. Come and visit and enjoy the Normandy experience.

23 Grand Rue is a warm and welcoming French home with original tiled floors and high ceilings. The entrance hall is flanked on one side by the Guest Sitting Room and on the other by the elegant Dining Room. An elm staircase takes you to the luxury bedrooms on the first floor.

Wifi Available.

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La Grange: Peter and Madeleine, in the grounds of their chambre d'hôte, have converted their barn and stable into luxury, centrally heated accommodation for two. La Grange is self-catering with the option of arranging breakfast or an evening meal in the chambre d'hôte.

A warm welcome awaits you at La Grange and 23 Grand Rue where Peter and Madeleine have converted this traditional Maison Bourgeoise into a comfortable and luxurious Chambres d’hôtes.

As well as Bed and Breakfast, a gourmet evening meal can be provided in the family's elegant Dining Room. Alternatively, there is a traditional French restaurant, Auberge à La Maison, within walking distance in the village.

The Château village of Mesnières-en-Bray, only 6km from Neufchâtel-en-Bray and the A28 motorway, is ideally situated both as a stop over for those travelling further south and for touring the Normandy cheese and cider country. Mesnières is within easy range of The Somme, Monet’s Gardens and Honfleur. Dieppe and Rouen are equidistant; both reached in under 25 minutes. Golfers are well catered for with St Saens and the links course at Dieppe within easy reach. The Avenue Verte, a 45 kilometre walk and cycle way, which runs from Dieppe to Forges Les Eaux, is 100 metres from the house and an ideal first stop for cyclists travelling from Dieppe to Paris with secure lock up for bicycles. Come and visit and enjoy the Normandy experience.

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La Tulliere Pools: George and Janet would like to welcome you to La Tulliere Pools our place in France.  From the first time we saw the property in 2004, we knew it was for us, approx 4.5 acres of land, plus a lake with a small cottage, which we have renovated and is now our home.  We have spent time creating gardens, and have now got 2 lakes, which are free to fish when renting the Gite. It has taken us 12 years to get the place as it is now.

With beautiful and tranquil surroundings you, your family and friends are sure to have an enjoyable holiday here.  We have put a lot of time and effort into making our little spot as peaceful and relaxing as a place could be, sharing it only with the wildlife with includes, red squirrels, birds, hare, deer, kingfishers, woodpeckers and buzzards soaring above.

This is our little bit of heaven on earth a dream we would like to share with you.  Set in the peaceful and picturesque Calvados countryside on the edge of the Forest of St-Sever in Normandy.

Our Gite accommodation is on one level with a comfortable lounge area, with French doors leading outside on to a patio, garden, with garden furniture & BBQ.  Well-equipped kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, 1 with bunk beds (which can be made into 2 singles) bathroom with shower cubicle, sink, toilet & washing machine, (no bath).

The Fishing:

We have 2 LAKES full of superb fish. The bottom lake is more suitable for the beginner/novice tuition can be arranged. The top lake is for the more experienced angler. The FISHING IS FREE when you rent our Lake View Gite.

Breakfast and evening meals can be arranged.

Access easy with secure parking.

English owned and run we are confident that you will have an enjoyable holiday with us.

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Maison Chez Millie is a newly refurbed gite situated in the small hamlet of Mesgnier, near the famous historical monument Le Mont St Michel.
To the front is a pebbled garden with shrubs and flowerbeds, a patio for those cosy warm nights sipping the local cidres and calvados.

Inside, the gite has a lounge/diner with all up to the minute facilities such as sat tv, WIFI and a cosy electric log burner.
The stairs leads to two tastefully decorated double bedrooms and a shower room.

We can provide a high chair and travel cot if necessary as the proprietor resides in the propery next door.
Bicycles are available on request along with bbq facilities.

Evening meals can be arranged on request.

A very warm welsh welcome will await you on arrival at Maison Chez Millie and a cold beer or chilled glass of wine.

Wifi available

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