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Make A Holiday Rental Cottage in Cherbourg Area, France, Your Home Away From Home

Many people dream of either buying or renting a small house in France. To this end, there is a wide range of self catering accommodation in Cherbourg to choose from. Each cottage in Cherbourg is well appointed, and makes for a wonderful experience in this area of France. Most of the cottages available are situated just outside of this maritime town in the Normandy region, where the peace and quiet of the countryside is at its most pleasant. Renting a car is probably the best way to get around, although a full range of public transport services include trains, buses and taxis.

Things to Do on Holiday in Cherbourg Area, France

Being a maritime town, Cherbourg has a great deal of heritage, and this is reflected in the Cité de la Mer, a permanent exhibition dedicated to the sea and marine way of life. There is even a nuclear submarine (decommissioned of course!) which it is possible to walk around. Cherbourg itself offers some appealing architecture which can be observed on a stroll around its streets. The Thomas Henry Fine Arts Museum is well worth a visit with its hundreds of paintings and sculptures dating back to the fifteenth century. The Fort du Roule is a bit of a climb, but the views overlooking Cherbourg are well worth the effort put into it.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Cherbourg Area, France

Your holiday cottage in Cherbourg provides an ideal base from which to get out and explore the surrounding area. Some people like to visit the D-Day beaches in order to get a further appreciation of just what those brave soldiers endured all those years ago. There are also many memorials and cemeteries dedicated to the invasion throughout the area, which can be quite moving. If you are using a hire car for the duration of your holidays in Cherbourg, then the Bayeaux Tapestry is just a short drive away, and provides quite a fascinating insight into the Norman culture. Mont Saint Michel also comes highly recommended as a place to visit, and its Benedictine Monastery is well worth the time taken. Back in Cherbourg itself, and a walk around the marina area will work up the appetite. French cuisine in both Cherbourg and the surrounding area is wonderful.

Weather in Cherbourg Area, France

Most people travelling and staying in self catering accommodation in Cherbourg will do so during the summer months of June to September, when the weather is at its best. During this time, temperatures of over 23 degrees Celsius can be expected. October back through to May are the cooler months, and temperatures can get as low as zero during the winter. Remember, Cherbourg is not on the Mediterranean, but does provide for a wonderful summer break. Average rainfall is around 22 inches.

Travel to Cherbourg Area, France

For travellers from the UK driving and using a ferry to get to Cherbourg is very popular. This means that once on holiday in Cherbourg, the car can be used to get around and see more of the country. Ferries leave from Portsmouth and Poole. If flying is more your style, then Cherbourg does have an airport and Flybe fly from Southampton (SOU) to Cherbourg (CER). Most international flights will land in Paris at the Charles de Gaulle (CDG) airport, where a transfer by either road or train will take three or four hours, hence, the popularity of the ferry for Brits.

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Recent Reviews

Tranquil, homely and perfect for families

5 of 5
The cottage is very well equipped, not surprising as Anne lives there during the Winter months. Staying in someone's home really makes a difference to impersonal holiday apartments that we have stayed in before. Sitting in front of the log fire on a rainy evening or on the patio in the sun are both great ways to while away a few hours in between visits to sandy beaches, the animal park nearby, or walking along the harbour and grabbing something to eat at Barfleur or St Vaast. Anne is lovely - friendly, helpful and on hand if you have any queries as her and her two lovely little dogs are just across the courtyard. Our little girl particularly enjoyed feeding Sophie the goat in the field next door. We would definitely stay here if we visit the area again.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

We have just returned from 8 nights at this wonderful cottage in a beautiful location!

5 of 5
The cottage is very clean and well equipped with everything you and a family could ever need! It's beautifully decorated with a lovely feel that my whole family enjoyed! The location was perfect for us, gorgeous countryside, very peaceful and a lovely place to return to after a day on the beach or exploring the local towns, villages and museums. We found a couple of lovely restaurants a short drive from the house. We would highly recommend this house as a lovely place to explore Normandy from!
  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016