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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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Les Bastide de Grimaud - Apartment Tancado, Grimaud

Les Bastide de Grimaud - Apartment Tancado, Grimaud

Weekly Rental: GBP 660 to GBP 1395

6 sleeps

This is a lovely three bedroom apartment in Grimaud with a terrace. The property sleeps up to 6 guests and is within

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Les Bastide de Grimaud - Apartment Pichoto Estello, Grimaud

Les Bastide de Grimaud - Apartment Pichoto Estello, Grimaud

Weekly Rental: GBP 500 to GBP 1275

4 sleeps

This is a lovely two bedroom apartment in Grimaud with a terrace. The property sleeps up to 4 guests and is within

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Les Bastide de Grimaud - Apartment Pauseto, Grimaud

Les Bastide de Grimaud - Apartment Pauseto, Grimaud

Weekly Rental: GBP 450 to GBP 1130

2 sleeps

This is a lovely one bedroom apartment in Grimaud with a terrace. The property sleeps up to 2 guests and is within

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The Farmhouse at Chateau de Serrigny - Yonne, Burgundy, Near Chablis

The Farmhouse at Chateau de Serrigny - Yonne, Burgundy, Near Chablis

Weekly Rental: GBP 1246 to GBP 1246

11 sleeps

The Farmhouse is a large and spacious 5 bedroom property nestled in the Chablis vineyards. The largest of all 4

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Fantastic Cottage Near Chablis, Burgundy - The Eastern Gatehouse at Chateau de Serrigny

Fantastic Cottage Near Chablis, Burgundy - The Eastern Gatehouse at Chateau de Serrigny

Weekly Rental: GBP 630 to GBP 630

5 sleeps

This holiday cottage is one of two original Chateau Gatehouses. Keeping many of the original features, this comfortable

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May Special

May Special

Any available week in May, 2019 for £200 all in.

2 and 3 week offer

2 and 3 week offer

150€ off two week and 320€ off three week bookings.

AMAZING 30% REDUCTION - July/August prices slashed to mid-season rates

AMAZING 30% REDUCTION - July/August prices slashed to mid-season rates

€980 per week down from €1400 - For bookings made until the end of May, there is a special offer of mid-for-high

10% off all dates

10% off all dates

10% off stays from 1/6/19-29/6/19 inclusive.

20% discount on Brittany Ferries

20% discount on Brittany Ferries

For guests travelling with Brittany Ferries, please contact us before booking as we have a reference number that should

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