Come and relax in a comfortable and well equipped Normandy cottage
Ride your bicycle to explore the countryside and enjoy its fragrances.
Discover the many historical sites or surrounding towns with open markets.
Walk in the forest and discover the diversity of its trees and views.
The Normandy Coast is only 35 minutes away and if a trip to Paris tempts you, you will be there in less than two hours.
Feel like relaxing in the comfort of the house? Light up a nice fire in the large fireplace. Firewood is on us!
Although my wife and I live in the US, the attachment to this family house is strong and we stay there several times each year when we come to France.
The hunting lodge and the forest (120 acres) where the house is located was purchased by my grandfather, who liked to go hunting with his friends and enjoy meals in front of the fireplace. After my father inherited the property he bought the frame and foundation of a 200 year old Normand timber frame house and built la Mûche in 1974 in an area with views of the Risle river.
Being in the middle of a forest with a view of the valley provides a great place to relax away from traffic and the pressures of modern life.
La Mûche is located in Bois du Val Acard a 120 acre (54 hectares), a forest that includes a wide variety of trees with imported from North America. The topography is varied, going from nearly flat area to slopes that lead to a creek on one side and the valley of the Risle on the other. Many paths cross the property that are fun to explore.
The house enjoys views of the Risle Valley and has a large clearing surrounding it.
The area has many historical villages and places. The network of country roads is dense and offers the opportunity for great bicycle rides.
Several towns that are less than 10 minutes away offer open markets (Pont Audemer), great restaurants, historical places (Le Bec Hellouin were Normands assembled before sailing across the Channel and battling the English at Hastings).
Le Bec Hellouin also is a monastery partially open to the public and offers classical concerts during the summer.