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Renting in France - Self Catering Holidays to Normandy

by Robbie Doyle on 20-11-2019 in Aritcles1

Normandy - Self-Catering Holidays to France

Normandy self-catering holidays 2020

Whenever France becomes the topic of conversation there are certain places that jump to mind. Paris, of course, as it is the capital city and a great centre of culture and history.

Another place is Normandy. This is a very special place for many reasons, most notable for being the site of the greatest invasion in world history and some of the most fierce battles leading to the end of the Second World War.

Normandy is a region of northern France. Its varied coastline includes white-chalk cliffs and WWII beachheads, including Omaha Beach, site of the famous D-Day landing. Just off the coast, the rocky island of Mont-Saint-Michel is topped by a soaring Gothic abbey. 

The city of Rouen, dominated by Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, is where the military leader and Catholic saint Joan of Arc was executed in 1431.

Normandy (French: Normandie) The name Normandy comes from the conquest and subsequent settlement of the area by the "Northmen" (Latin: Northmanni) also called Vikings. The band that settled at Rouen and became the Normans was led by Rollo

What is Normandy famous for?

The most famous regional products are the cheese Camembert, and two drinks, Cider and the spirit distilled from it, Calvados. Normandy is also famous for its racehorses, and the region has many top breeding stables. It is also one of the most beautiful and picturesque regions of France. That is some claim to fame.

There is an excellent website that is full of information on France in General and Normandy in particular. Things to see and do and places to go are listed.France.fr

Lower Normandy

Lower Normandy, now part of Normandy, is a former French region bordering the English Channel. It’s known for its rocky coastline of white chalk cliffs, plus WWII D-Day sites such as Omaha Beach. The Côte Fleurie (Flower coast) features the chic resort town of Deauville, with a sandy beach and belle epoque villas. The iconic island of Mont Saint-Michel is topped by a mythical-looking medieval abbey. Rent in France has over 180 great self-catering rental properties in the Lower Normandy area.

2 bedroom Holiday Rental cottage in Mortain / Beautiful Normandy Cottage Rental

Self-catering holidays to Normandy, France

‘La Fleuriais’ enjoys a well-equipped farmhouse kitchen/diner with views to front and rear. The sitting room has a wood-burning stove in traditional granite fireplace, there’s also a TV, DVD, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV. You’ll find a W.C on the ground floor. Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6.

The first floor has 2 double bedrooms (1 with double bed, 1 with 2 x singles) and bathroom with a bath.

Outdoors there is a private garden & BBQ.

The cottage is one mile from Chérencé le Roussel which has a store/bar and boulangerie, and 5 miles from Brécey with large supermarket and shops. A plethora of fine eateries is at hand, from gourmet restaurants to brasseries and pizzerias. See more photographs and details of this great property: Reference 2318

Upper Normandy

In the capital, Rouen, the modern Church of St. Joan of Arc honours the site where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in 1431. Rouen’s medieval centre has half-timbered houses and the Gothic Cathédrale Notre-Dame. The Foundation Claude Monet in Giverny preserves the gardens where the Impressionist artist painted his famous water lilies. Rent in France has a selection of great properties available for self-catering holidays in this area.

Seine-Maritime 18th Century farmhouse Rental in Normandy

Self-catering holidays in the Normandy area of France

 

Downstairs Accommodation

The house has been decorated and furnished to a high standard with traditional style Normandy rural furnishings to suit the house, all of which go to provide a great deal of warmth and comfort during your visit. There is a TV/video.

The ground floor comprises a fitted modern kitchen with fridge, freezer, all utensils and electrical appliances, such as coffee maker, toaster etc. Please note there is no dishwasher or washing machine as the wastewater would end up untreated in the river.

There are a 40ft living room and dining area with a large open fireplace, quarry tiled flooring and rugs. A shower room and separate toilet are located on the ground floor with plenty of hot water.


Upstairs Accommodation

On the first floor, there are 3 bedrooms: one twin with 2 large beds, one single and the main double bedroom which has access to a minstrel gallery with a library that overlooks the living room below.

Rent-in-France has a raft of useful information on Normandy and other regions of France. You can read more from our main website.

Renting self-catering in Normandy

Rent in France has some truly fantastic properties in the Normandy region. Villas, Gites, Chateau’s, apartment, townhouses and many more. There is something to suit everyone and all sizes of families and groups. Please take a few minutes to search our main website for the most beautiful rental properties anywhere in France.

If you require more information, you can contact us and we will be delighted to help.

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