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Barfleur, France 

Self Catering Barfleur Holiday Homes, Cottages and Gites

Barfleur is found in the Manche department in the Basse-Normandie region in north-western France. A visit to Barfleur means enjoying time in one of the 'most beautiful villages of France'. Situated at the north-eastern tip of the Cotentin Peninsula, Richard the Lionheart set sail for England from here in 1194. Today it’s an attractive and unspoiled little coastal town and fishing port, a charming place where you can watch the tides entering the harbour and smell the ocean. Its attraction is such that many artists and painters flock here – including the artist Paul Signac who resided here from 1932 to 1935.

When you rent a holiday home in Barfleur, you’ll note it is typified by sturdy grey granite houses, each with white shutters to brighten their facades. Much of Barfleur’s town and port were constructed in the 17th and 18th centuries, when Barfleur was made prosperous by its fishing. Today fishing and mussel and oyster harvesting are still the main activities of the fishermen in the port (as well as crabs, lobsters and prawns). There is also sea fishing especially for bass.

When you stay in a Barfleur Holiday Cottage there is plenty to see and do including a visit to the village’s church. The Church of St Nicholas is located at the end of the port – it’s a massive granite structure dating from the 17th century. It is quite unusual with almost a fortified aspect and dominates the village. About 2 miles to the north is Cape Barfleur, with a lighthouse 233 ft. high ('phare de Gatteville'), one of the highest in France. Other attractions include: the medieval court Sainte Catherine, the lifeboat station at sea, first created in France in 1865and the home of Julie Postel. You can also practice water sports, tennis, and of course enjoy the sandy beaches, as well as stroll in the countryside on numerous footpaths.

When you stay in self catering accommodation in Balfleur there are an abundance of other attractions in the area too. Popular places to visit include Cherbourg at 26 km and Normandy landing beaches at 42 km. Parc du château des Ravalet is a listed 'remarkable garden' at 23km and Valognes is a listed 'town of art and history' at 23km.

This area of France is warmer and drier than the south of England, particularly in summer. The coast can be scorching in July and August. However, being in the north of France, the weather can also set be wet at any time of the year.

To get to your Barfleur holiday rental: Cherbourg is conveniently located as the nearest ferry port and is just 26 kilometres away. The nearest train station is at Valognes which connects to Paris St Lazare station with a change at Caen. 

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Beautiful Chapel in the Hamlet of Chasseneuil, Vienne

Beautiful Chapel in the Hamlet of Chasseneuil, Vienne

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4 sleeps

The Chapel in the hamlet of Chasseneuil was built in 1107 on land given to the abbey of Montmorillon by the seigneurs of

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Large Duplex Apartment with Ski in/Ski out in Valmorel, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

Large Duplex Apartment with Ski in/Ski out in Valmorel, Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes

Weekly Rental: EUR 900 to EUR 1200

6 sleeps

This wonderful 3 bedroom duplex apartment offers ski in/ski out and beautiful views. It is situated ideally, being just

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Elegant Pralognan-la-Vanoise Apartment - Well Located at the Foot of the Jardin des Neiges

Elegant Pralognan-la-Vanoise Apartment - Well Located at the Foot of the Jardin des Neiges

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6 sleeps

The Sonnailles Dome - really at the foot of the Jardin des Neiges, the slopes and the ski lifts. All mod cons, ideal

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45m² Apartment Located on the Foot of the Ski Slopes - Risoul 1850

45m² Apartment Located on the Foot of the Ski Slopes - Risoul 1850

Weekly Rental: EUR 525 to EUR 1480

8 sleeps

45m² apartment located on the 6th floor of a quiet residence classified 4*. Swimming pool, situated on the foot of

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Beautiful 3 Bedroom Renovated Cottage Set In The Countryside - Razac-d'Eymet, Dordogne

Beautiful 3 Bedroom Renovated Cottage Set In The Countryside - Razac-d'Eymet, Dordogne

Weekly Rental: EUR 700 to EUR 910

6 sleeps

A wonderful renovated 3 bedroom cottage set in a peaceful area of the Dordogne countryside. It offers lovely views

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10% discount for couples during May 2018

10% discount for couples during May 2018

For couples wanting space and comfortable homely stay, during May, I am offering a 10% reduction on available dates.

40% off July & August

40% off July & August

40% off all remaining dates in July & August 2019

Peak season reduction

Peak season reduction

Special Offer -10% discount on the remaining summer week 25th August-1st September 18 - enquire now!

Chill out by our private HEATED pool for weeks 6 to 20th July for £2000

Chill out by our private HEATED pool for weeks 6 to 20th July for £2000

Fabulous farmhouse with games room in barn in a peaceful village with all facilities to make your stay a good one.

300€ per week off July dates

300€ per week off July dates

Save 300€ per week for weeks commencing 29/6, 6/7, 13/7, 20/7 & 27/7. Was 3250€ now 2950€ per week.

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