Looking for property in Normandy?

If you are interested in looking for property in the Basse-Normandie region during your stay at Mantilly Cottage then we would highly recommend Belle France Immobilier (English speaking).

Les and Lindsey are very friendly and have a wealth of knowledge regarding the area, and buying a property in France. You can have a look at their website here or e-mail directly; [email protected]

Belle France Immobilier


Enjoy the Garden

The garden has looked fantastic this year. What is more perfect than sitting outside in the French countryside and enjoying a glass of local wine or Cider.  With 2016 coming to a close, why not try it for yourself and get in touch to book for 2017?

Time to book for 2017!

Well it has been another amazing summer at Mantilly Cottage. We have been lucky enough to welcome some fantastic holiday makers to our cottage, and from the feedback it looks like everyone has enjoyed staying at our french retreat. We have just announced our pricing for 2016/17, (Click here for more details) which I am sure you will agree is very competitive, so be sure to beat the rush and book now, before your holiday dates are gone.

Husson Gite – sneaky peek!


Husson Gite

We are very excited to announce we are shortly launching a second self catering holiday cottage in Normandy. Yes, the Gite is being prepared to our high standards and the new website is nearly ready. Located in the French department of Manche, Normandie, it will be slightly bigger than Mantilly cottage offering our guests more choice and availability. Why not take a sneaky peek at the website to sign up for the newsletter to give you all the latest information and deals.

Go on ….visit Hussongite.com today to find out more.

Recommended locations to visit in Normandy

Discover Normandy with some of our favourite videos from across YouTube, courtesy of Brittany Ferries! You’ll find a great selection of attractions and places to visit. Normandy is a stunning region with a spectacular coastline of white cliffs and pretty coves that inspired the Impressionists, as well as lush green countryside where delicious cheeses, creams and ciders are produced. Tempted? It’s so easy to get there with ferry routes sailing to Caen, Cherbourg and Le Havre and staying at Mantilly Cottage.


A list of the top 10 places to visit in Normandy


10. Giverny
Giverny is a small French village 80 km to the west of the capital city Paris, within the valley of the river Seine and the northern region of Upper Normandy. The village is best known as the rural retreat of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926). Most attractions are closed for winter (November-March).

9. Pays d’Auge
The Pays d’Auge is an area in Normandy, straddling the départements of Calvados and Orne. The chief town is Lisieux. The landscape of this area is considered typical of Normandy—agricultural and producing dairy produce and apples. It is noted for its cheeses, especially Camembert, a place in Pays d’Auge, Livarot and Pont-l’Évêque, also names of villages.

8. D-Day Beaches
The D-Day beaches are the historic site of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of western Europe during World War II. An excellent time to visit is on the June 6th anniversary when there are numerous memorial ceremonies to mark the occasion. A large number of reenactment groups attend, adding pageantry and atmosphere.

7. Deauville and La Cote Fleurie
Deauville is a fashionable seaside resort in the Calvados département of the region of Lower Normandy. With its race course, harbour, international film festival, marinas, conference centre, villas, Grand Casino and sumptuous hotels, Deauville is regarded as the “queen of the Norman beaches” and one of the most prestigious seaside resorts in all of France.

6. Caen
Caen is the capital of Lower Normandy and of Calvados département in northern France and has a population of 115,000. Caen is a college city and thus very active. In summer, tourists gather in Normandy for Second World War remains and the Memorial for Peace. Caen is a modern city, four-fifths of which was demoiolished in 1944 and rebuilt in the 1950s and 1960s.

5. Rouen Cathedral
Rouen is the capital of the French region of Upper Normandy and situated on the River Seine, approximately 90 minutes drive northwest from the centre of Paris. It is where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake, but the main reason for visiting is its incredible cathedral that inspired Monet to paint over 30 canvases. Rouen was the home of the author, Gustave Flaubert.

4. Abbaye de Jumieges
Jumièges Abbey was a Benedictine monastery, situated in the commune of Jumièges in the Seine-Maritime département in Normandy. In 654 the abbey was founded on a gift of forested land belonging to the royal fisc presented by Clovis II and his queen, Balthild, to the Frankish nobleman Filibertus, who had been the companion of Saints Ouen and Wandrille at the Merovingian court of Dagobert I.

3. Honfleur
Honfleur is a town surrounding a beautiful little 17th-century harbor in Calvados, Lower Normandy. The town has preserved many historic and traditional buildings and houses some interesting museums, churches and monuments. It is especially known for its old, beautiful picturesque port, characterized by its houses with slate-covered frontages, painted many times by artists, including in particular Gustave Courbet and Claude Monet.

2. Bayeux Tapestry
Bayeux is a small town in northern France within the region of Lower Normandy. Bayeux is best known for the remarkable Bayeux Tapestry that chronicles in visual form the conquest of England by William the Conqueror, Duke of Normandy, in 1066. Scenes include the Channel crossing, the Battle of Hastings (14 October 1066), the death of the Saxon English king Harold and the subsequent coronation of Duke William as King of England.

1. Mont-St-Michel
Mont Saint-Michel is a small UNESCO World Heritage site located on an island just off the coast of the region of Lower Normandy in northern France. The island is best known as the site of the spectacular and well-preserved Norman Benedictine Abbey of St Michel at the peak of the rocky island, surrounded by the winding streets and convoluted architecture of the medieval town.

Early bird deal for 2016 Tariff


We have released our 2016 tariff list now Click here to view. On top of these great prices, why not take advantage of our limit time offer ‘Early bird deal’  15% off the price if booked by 29/10/15.


Hope to hear from you soon.

2016 Prices coming soon!


We are going to add the 2016 price list very soon to the website. In the mean time if you would like to know how much your stay with us will be , please just contact us.

Up to 20% Discount on early bookings!

Up to 20% off

Check out our early booking discounts on regular prices!

20% Off a week’s holiday between 16th October 2015 to 4th December 2015.

15% Off a week’s holiday between 9th January 2016 and 25th June 2016.

In order to grab this limited offer, book between 12th-29th October 2015.

Contact us now  to avoid disappointment!!




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