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The Riverside House living room: pink sofa, white walls, wall-mounted bookcase, rattan rug.
The Riverside House living room: pink sofa, white walls, wall-mounted bookcase, rattan rug.
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Muids

Riverside House

On the banks of the Wild Seine, a 19th-century bourgeois house to escape to Normandy

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A few kilometers from Paris in Upper Normandy, an oasis to recharge. A 19th-century bourgeois house where the wild Seine flows slowly at its feet.

On the banks of the Wild Seine, a 19th-century bourgeois house to escape to Normandy

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"Riverside House is not only a place to live, but also an escape that charms all ages with its countryside landscape."

Looking for a secluded getaway close to Paris where you can immerse yourself in nature? That’s the perfect compromise offered by the very rural Riverside House. Designed by Jordan Feilders, this elegant property dates back to 1883 and is situated in the quaint village of Muids, in Upper Normandy. Formerly a boarding house for fishermen and passing artists in this region—home to impressionism—it was known by the sweet name of ‘La Villa des Roses,’ as explained by its owner. An old nickname that adds to its charming, romantic past: a lovely brick facade covered in climbing ivy with ever-changing colors. At the bottom of this rental hideaway, featuring a main house and two independent farm buildings, friends, family, and children gather and enjoy the untouched beauty of the Seine. Riverside House is an ideal spot for a peaceful waterside stay, where tranquility reigns supreme.

A return to the essentials
—in Normandy

At Riverside House, there is a compelling fusion of two distinct cultures and lifestyles: the laid-back vibes of the American West Coast—where Jordan hails from—and the classic charm of mid-19th century French countryside houses. A blend that works perfectly in these 350m²! Here, the coolness of properties on the Californian coast is expressed through the simplicity and functionality of the volumes, where wood plays a central role. A comfortable living room with exposed beams ‘to bring a little warmth,’ an open kitchen, and four bedrooms served by a staircase made of solid oak stripped of its old varnish. In these spaces—alongside the two external annexes—there are some wooden furniture pieces with clean lines alongside vintage finds like the piano or tripod stools. Guests quickly feel at home, especially with the soothing sounds of a crackling fire in the stove, making Riverside House a truly inviting retreat.

In the living room: paintings, vintage finds, and a piano - © Hervé Goluza

In the living room: paintings, vintage finds, and a piano - © Hervé Goluza

The wild part of the Seine, a landscape once painted by the impressionists - © Hervé Goluza

The wild part of the Seine, a landscape once painted by the impressionists - © Hervé Goluza

Living to the rhythm of the river

The flourishing garden of Riverside House and its saltwater pool.

The flourishing garden of Riverside House and its saltwater pool.

One of the cherished rituals that Jordan recommends to visitors at Riverside House is to sit on the steps of the terrace and watch the slow, serene flow of the Seine. “There is nothing more poetic,” he asserts, and it’s easy to see why. At the bottom of this garden where fruit trees thrive—lime, apple, pear, plum, cherry—the weeping willows let their branches lazily hang over the river. Boats gently sail by, bringing to life scenes reminiscent of Impressionist paintings! This is not surprising since we are in the heartland of Claude Monet and his fellow Impressionists. A short drive south takes you to Giverny and its famous gardens, just twenty-five minutes away by car. Further still lies the picturesque village of Lyons-la-Fôret. This bucolic region, where life meanders as leisurely as the river and its towpaths dotted with cheerful barges.

The 3 things

we love the most

The view of the wild Seine
The garden and its fruit trees
The old wooden piano

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Destination Muids

Transports

Rouen airport

32 min

Rouen train station

42 min

Restaurants

Le Moulin de Connelles (gourmet cuisine)

8 min

La ferme de Haute Crémonville (bistronomic)

12 min

Shops and Craft workshops

Le Fournil du Bord de Seine

15 min

Molendini, bulk grocery store

18 min

Nature, Culture and Heritage

La Roquette village

7 min

Lyons la Fôret

30 min

Giverny

41 min

Riverside House

32 Rue nationale, 27430, Muids, France

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