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Make a Holiday Rental Cottage in Barfleur, France, Your Home Away From Home

Barfleur is a beautiful harbour town located in la Manche départment of Basse-Normandie, a lovely area situated in northwestern France. As the town in which William the Conqueror's ship was built, Barfleur played its part leading up to the Battle of Hastings: the Duke ultimately used the ship to cross the Channel, and claimed the English throne in 1066. Offering visitors the attraction of history and heritage, Barfleur also enjoys a wonderfully laid-back atmosphere, and proffers a range of self-catering rental accommodation. Rustic French cottages, or 'gîtes', can be found nestled both in the town and the surrounding countryside.

Things to Do on Holiday in Barfleur, France

Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Barfleur will find the town perfectly situated for a relaxing break. Less tourist-orientated than many of its neighbouring towns along the English Channel, it's a great choice for those looking to experience a more authentic French lifestyle. Lazing outside one of Barfleur's pretty cafés or restaurants, you can watch fishermen from the harbour as they return with their catch of the day, before enjoying said catch alongside a glass of local cider. Remember to seek out the sheltered coves nearby: there are a number within walking distance, providing the perfect location for a spot of sunbathing or swimming.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Barfleur, France

The 233 foot Gatteville lighthouse, two miles to the north of the town, is the first port of call when arriving in Barfleur. Here, visitors can admire stunning views across the English Channel and the Cotentin coastline, enjoying the peace and serenity so characteristic of the area. There's also a lovely 18th century church dedicated to Mary Magdalene in the town, with a fishermen's cemetery outside. Take a short drive farther along the coast and you'll find the city of Cherbourg. Here, tourists can find a wider choice of amenities and attractions if they so wish, including a cinema and a broader range of shops and restaurants. The Cité de la Mer museum is also worth a visit, specialising in the historical and scientific aspects of maritime life.

Weather in Barfleur, France

Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Barfleur will discover that the town, along with much of the northern coast of France, has a maritime climate. Summers are mild, with temperatures averaging around 22 degrees Celsius, whilst winter temperatures average around 9 to 11 degrees Celsius. Barfleur receives an average annual rainfall of around 25 inches.

Travel to Barfleur, France

Travellers looking to spend their holidays in Barfleur may reach their destination by air or by sea, depending on when they visit. Brittany Ferries will reinstate a daily ferry service from Poole to Cherbourg in March 2013, but there are also summer services from Portsmouth and ferries sailing from Ireland. For those considering flights to the area, the nearest international airport is located close to Rennes, approximately two and a half hour's drive away. Flybe operates regular flights to Rennes-Saint Jacques Airport (RNS) from the UK, from Birmingham (BHX), Edinburgh (EDI), Exeter (EXT), Southampton (SOU) and Manchester (MAN) airports.

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                                                                                                      A truly relaxing time in this wonderful property

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Impressive surroundings only matched by spacious, stylish interior. Wonderful utilities, incredibly comfortable.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                      A fantastic holiday rental

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have stayed here for a number of years with a family group of 12 ranging from 4 to 84. We all love it, beaches, shops, restaurants etc.are within walking distance and the harbour is the other side of the road. The house is spotless, well appointed, spacious and a place where you would happily live. The agents are readily available to answer any queries and give advice. We cannot speak highly enough of both the house and Barfleur.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      The most perfect holiday home

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Spent a fortnight here in the most perfect house on the beach. The house has everything you need for a very comfortable stay. It is ideally placed in a small hamlet which is nice and quiet but not too far from shops. Everything was spotlessly clean on arrival. Would love to return to this house and would definitely recommend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016