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.
Farmhouse in Betw St Lo and Bayeux
Farmhouse with outbuildings and 47 hectares of land, including milking sheds and hay shed. The ground floor comprises: fitted kitchen, dining room/ lounge with fireplace, back kitchen, office, bathroo...
House in Isigny Sur Mer
ISIGNY SUR MER, Large property comprising house, gite, and guest house on 550m2 of land. House: On the ground floor: Kitchen with parquet floor 12m2, Dining area 33m2, wc, veranda. On the first ...
Farmhouse in Location witheld
Stone farmhouse situated on 1.98 hectares of land, comprising of: 2 gites and a campsite. Farmhouse featues, on the ground floor: entrance hall, 20m2 kitchen, 25m2 lounge/dining area, laundry room a...
House in Coutances
Located in the Coutances area only10km from the sea, this superb character property is set on 5 hectares of land and comprises of 2 separated habitations + a gite. 1st house comprises of a large di...
House in Betw. St Lo and Villedieu
Beautiful property on land of 5.000sqm. It comprises entrance, fitted kitchen, lounge with fireplace and insert, large dining room 40sqm with fireplace and exposed beams, big back kitchen, shower roo...
House in Caumont L’Evente
Superb old farm, lots of character, on 2.6 hectares of land, with a private access. Habitation comprising on the ground floor : lounge / dining area with tiled floor, fitted kitchen, lounge, bedroom, ...
House in Caumont L’Evente
Character property comprising of habitation with outbuildings and gite on 3,000m2 of land. Built in stone with a slate roof. Main house comprises of, on the ground floor: 12m2 fitted kitchen, 55m2 l...
House in Betw. St Lo and Coutances
Beautiful property with outbuildings on land of 7 hectares. Comprising: entrance, fitted kitchenof 33 m2, dining room with wooden floor of 33 m2, room, of 22 m2, office of 25 m2, back kitchen, WC...
House in Betw. St Lo and Hambye
2 habitations on 4000m2 of land. First habitation comprising : entrance, large dining area with a fireplace, kitchen. On the first floor : 3 bedrooms, bathroom and dressing room. Attic which could ...
House in Coutances area
15 minutes from the seaside is this lovely stone property comprising on the ground floor: entrance, conservatory, WC with basin, 25m kitchen, back kitchen. Dining room with fireplace and fitted kitche...
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