NUMBER OF ROOMS: 7 rooms
CLOSED ANNUALLY: Open all year round
THE STORY: After founding and running his food truck Cantine California for years, Jordan Feilders wanted to set up shop in a green paradise. In 2017, him and his wife Tatiana fell in love with an abandoned bourgeois house on the Normand banks of the Seine. Renovated from top to bottom and decorated with chic California style (light wood, vintage objects, ethnic details), this former fisherman’s lodge is now a cool haven, the ideal getaway for city slickers in need of some fresh air. The pitch? The main building (built in 1883) includes four bedrooms and multiple living rooms, along with three additional bedrooms spread out over two annex buildings, a salt water pool (heated from April to October!), five hectares of land with a vegetable patch, fruit trees and… the river down below! €700 a night for the main house, €1250 for everything. There are sliding rates depending on the length of your stay.
TOILETRIES: Bramley soap, shower gel and shampoo, a line of products that’s made using natural ingredients.
INTERNET: Wifi (free).
BREAKFAST: Prepare it yourself, but the baker delivers freshly baked bread and croissants in a basket every morning.
LITTLE LUXURY: Sailing along the Seine aboard the Peapod, a wooden boat inspired by lobster boats in Maine.