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Make a holiday rental cottage or farmhouse in Calvados, France your home away from home

The department of Calvados, France is on the Northern Coast, helping to make up the region of Basse-Normandy. Passing through the landscape is like taking a speed train through Europe. From the sandy beaches of the rugged coastline to the peaceful farming plains of Pays d’Auge and onto the rocky peaks of Suisse-Normande, Calvados farmhouses are in a land of contrasts with a rich culture and long history, which is all easily accessible from a gite in Calvados or Calvados holiday cottage.

Places to holiday in Calvados, France

The most visited city in Calvados is Bayeux. This is due to the Bayeux Tapestry being made and displayed here. Although it is the Bayeux Tapestry which brings people here, it is a delightful quaint French town.

Caen was the scene of some viscous battles after D-Day, and was largely destroyed. However, the ruins of the castle and the two Abbeys, build by William the Conqueror remain extremely impressive monuments.

Deauville is a summer tourist favourite. Not only for the marvellous sandy beaches and top class restaurants and cafes, but the race course and casino are upmarket and provide an excellent day out from a villa in Calvados or Calvados holiday rental.

Things to do on holiday in Calvados, France

The beach of Juno is situated in Calvados, one of the 5 beaches used on D-Day. The Juno Beach Centre at Courseulles-sur-Mer commemorates the landings of 1944, and there are extremely good tours and information points for the surrounding area.

The beaches of Cabourg, Merville and Franceville in Calvados are famed as locations for water sports. Windsurfing, kite surfing and sailing are hugely popular activities, whilst the picturesque harbour at Honfleur has been a constant source of inspiration for artists and poets over the years.

Of course, taking a self catering holiday rental cottage or farmhouse in Calvados would not be complete without sampling some of the famous Calvados Brandy, or going on a Calvados Brandy brewing tour.

Weather in Calvados, France

Calvados has a similar climate to the South of England. Warm summers and variable winters are the order in Calvados, but it is not only a summer destination.

Flights to Calvados, France

Calvados holiday rentals are accessible by air from the UK. There are two airports in Calvados, Caen-Carpiquet (CFR) and Deauville Saint Gatien (DOL). Brittany Ferries offer overnight ferries from the South Coast of England to Caen, and the added advantage with this is that you can take your car, making exploring the whole of Calvados from your Calvados holiday rental that much easier.

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                                                                                                      Superb!

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                                                                                                      What a truly wonderful time we had in this superbly appointed flat in Honfleur. The extremely spacious flat was spotless, well-presented and very well equipped. The photos, while giving an accurate representation of what you can expect to find, really do not do justice to how light and airy the flat actually is. It was lovely to able to open the large windows and have the sounds of this bustling harbour town wafting in - in fact, sitting at the dining table, refreshments in hand, watching the world go by was one of the highlights of the holiday! We enjoyed the location of the flat too. There are numerous shops, bars and restaurants on the doorstep, yet the entrance to the flat is located on a peaceful street a few paces away from the harbour. There is a large sandy beach on the other side of town - it is about a 30 minute walk away, but is reached by pleasant walks either through the peaceful Jardin du Personalities or down the promenade (the walk to the beach also gives you a chance to check up on your car in the free car park which is on the way!). There is also Jardin du Tripot, a small but perfectly formed public garden hidden just behind the flat, which was pleasant for a meander through on our way to explore the numerous medieval streets of Honfleur. I think that the only point to note would be that the two flights of entrance stairs to the flat are narrow, curved and steep. I was just pleased that we had not taken any large cases, but they could be a concern for people with mobility issues. Finally, a big thank you to Thomas - the property manager - who provided an excellent courteous, prompt and professional service throughout and ensured that he did all he could to make sure that our stay was perfect. I can't recommend this accommodation highly enough and we hope to return soon.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Amazing luxurious cottage

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                                                                                                      We stayed in this Cottage to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary with children, their partners and the dog. It was fantastic. The use of the hotel's pool, tennis courts, bicycles, restaurants was excellent. The cottage is luxurious in feel and comfort. We were blessed with fabulous weather so cooked BBQs in the garden and chilled on the decking. Port en Bessin and Bayeaux are must see visits away from the cottage. We would recommend this property as it is simply amazing!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Great

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                                                                                                      The caretaker is very welcoming and accommodating. Maison de Lisa is on a quiet road just one minute away from the old harbour. Street parking is free but hardly any spaces so rent their single garage, which is a minutes walk away. The first floor apartment is very comfortable. Very red! There's a foam fold out sofa in the lounge only really suitable for Young people to sleep on. The bedroom has a comfortable bed with a beautiful vintage quilt. The bathroom only has a shower but it's a very good one.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016