The North West of France, and, in particular, the Normandy area, offers some of the best value property to be found in the country. Normandy property is much desired by those looking for a holiday home within easy reach of the UK, enabling owners and their families to experience rural France on weekend trips. Normandy comprises 5 French departments grouped into Lower and Upper Normandy: Calvados, Manche and Orne centred around such lovely towns as Alencon, Argentan, Flers and St Lo; and Eure and Seine Maritime with the towns of Rouen, Deauville, Bernay, Evreux and Les Andelys. It is a mainly agricultural area with rolling pastures and a temperate climate similar to southern Britain.
We have beautiful Normandy properties in all of these departments, and also the neighbouring departments of Paris, the Loire (Indre et Loire, Indre, Loire Atlantique, Loir-et-Cher, Loiret, Maine et Loire) and Pays de la Loire (Mayenne, Sarthe). These include cottages, houses, farmhouses, chateaux, apartments, bungalows and other Normandy properties.
Inhabited by humans since the Palaeolithic era, Normandy was conquered by the Romans who founded many settlements such as Rouen and Evreux. Nordic tribes invaded during the 2nd century and remained until the Franks arrived in the 4th century. In the 9th century, Normandy was again conquered - this time by Vikings, or Norsemen, from whom it gained its name. In 911, the Earl of Orkney became the first Duke of Normandy after forcing the King of France, Charles, to concede the lands. His descendant, William, would return to the British Isles from Normandy to claim the English throne. From then until 1450, Normandy was held in English hands, after which it was secured by France and became a semi-autonomous state.
Probably most famously, Normandy lay host to the series of landings of Allied troops following D-Day in June 1944. The area is unfortunately rich in memorials and cemeteries for those who died and informative tours can be arranged locally to learn about the sacrifices they made and their importance in the course of the war. Caen houses the Memorial For Peace, a large collection of exhibits documenting the events of World War II.
The beautiful towns and villages, despite their popularity amongst the French and foreign tourists, remain relatively untouched. With half-timbered buildings ten-a-penny, there are attractive and affordable Normandy properties to suit almost all budgets - even for those looking for a stately French chateaux. There are still numerous sleepy corners to be found where the sweet song of the birds or the chiming of a church bell is likely the only sounds you'll hear. Owning a property in Normandy offers an enormous variety of leisure activities, academic pursuits and cultural diversions - and if you're after the quiet life, what better way to relax than to enjoy a local wine while the green quilted patchwork of the countryside bustles with life around you.
To search the Normandy property we have for sale, please use the links below. We are adding to our database all the time so if you do not find your ideal Normandy property today, please keep checking our website - you could very soon be enjoying life in your new home in Northern France.
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PRICE REDUCED - Charming and cosy old house, dating from the 17th Century where originally there was an Abbey, beautifully refurbished by craftsmen between 2010/2013, set within 700m2 of pretty garden...
- Floor Size: 165 square metres
- Plot Size: 700 square metres
- Bedrooms: 4
Spectacular castle located west of Paris, in Normandy, only 100km from Paris by motorway A13. This outstanding property comprises a medieval-styled chateau with around 1,225m2 of living space o...
- Floor Size: 1,225 square metres
- Plot Size: 110,000 square metres
- Bedrooms: 13
A beautiful chateau in the lovely Orne area of Normandy which is in immaculate condition, having been recently renovated by its current owner to provide a residence of the highest quality and comfort...
- Plot Size: 800,000 square metres
- Bedrooms: 18
Beautiful manor house located near La Havre, set on a hectare of land, with 280m2 of living area with large reception areas, 5 bedrooms + office, studio, full basement, swimming pool. Annex of 150m2, ...
- Floor Size: 280 square metres
- Plot Size: 1,000 square metres
- Bedrooms: 5
In an exceptional setting in the valley of the Andelle, in a quiet area, a very beautiful property of approximately 220m2, guest house of about 80m2, an artist's studio approximately 175m2 and outbui...
- Floor Size: 300 square metres
- Plot Size: 33,500 square metres
- Bedrooms: 8
Honfleur, in a sought after area of the town on the higher ground, a 3 bedroom house under construction with a traditional wooden frame . The property also comes with 3 bedrooms including one ...
- Plot Size: 1,749 square metres
- Bedrooms: 3
In a beautiful environment, farmhouse full of character with 7 rooms and 279m2 of living space,on 2.2 hectares of land. Ground floor: Living room, kitchen, laundry room, pantry, shower / WC, boi...
- Floor Size: 279 square metres
- Plot Size: 227,000 square metres
- Bedrooms: 5
Just 2 minutes drive from the centre of Honfleur, a lovely house built in a traditional style with over 160m2 of living space. The property comes with a sitting room of 50m2 opening into the fitte...
- Floor Size: 169 square metres
- Plot Size: 4,362 square metres
- Bedrooms: 3
This enchanting house sits in an exceptional garden 10,881m2 with mature trees creating dappled shade as a contrast to the spacious lawns. In a particularly quiet environment, with an open view...
- Floor Size: 167 square metres
- Plot Size: 10,881 square metres
- Bedrooms: 4
This very attractive house with independent gite is set in a fabulous, mature garden of 8,678m2 with lovely pond, an above ground swimming pool and sweeping lawns. This is a very good quality h...
- Floor Size: 180 square metres
- Plot Size: 8,678 square metres
- Bedrooms: 4