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Charming houses in the historical town of Bruges with FREE PRIVATE PARKING - La Tour (the tower)



Updated: 21-May-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online


La Tour (the tower)

The Tower is located in the historical centre of Bruges in a quarter calm and aired at 8 minutes walking distance from the ' Markt '. His origins go back up to 16th century.

The archives of the city, speak to us of 'one house of pleasance furnished with beauties and agates'

In 18th century, the tower is restructured to give the actual face: a small typical 'Folie ' of this epoch.

For more than 200 years, our family supported this heritage which we are proud to introduce you.

Protected in the heritage of the city of Bruges since 1973, we absolutely restored it in 2009.

It alloys modern conveniences and refined decoration.

On the main floor, there are 1 hall with kitchenette, 1 Louis XV living room with a dining room corner.

On the first floor, there are 1 Louis XVI sleeping room and 1 bathroom and on the second floor is situated the belvedere what offer a 360° view on the towers of Bruges.

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About the property


'AT HOME' en 'LA TOUR' are situated in the historical town at 8 min walking distance from the 'Markt' (main square).

'AT HOME' is an old house dating from the 19th century renovated with all the modern facilities.

'LA TOUR' (tower) is a 'Folly' from 18 century. It's a protected monument of the city of Bruges. The decoration is a compromise between design and antiques. The gardens created by the owner, who's a landscape architect, are really delightful.


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About the Owner

Francis & Louise Hardy
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

About Francis & Louise Hardy

We are both 54 old. We manage with love and simplicity our proprety witch is in the hand of our family since 1804. Louise love her unique historical town and is a proud guide of Bruges. Francis is landcape architect. Both we like travels, music and books.

Francis & Louise Hardy purchased this house in 2012

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150 euro/night with breakfast and free parking in the garden.
565 euro/week without breakfast
345 euro/week-end (3 nights) without breakfast
City tax: 2€/pers/night
345 euro/mid-week (4 nights) without breakfast
Beds are made and towels are at your disposal.
Cleaning, water, electricity and free Internet Access included.
Not included: gas (1 euro/m³).
Free parking in the garden

Cancellation policy:
We keep the deposit for cancellation 3 months before your arrival date.
We keep 50% of the total amount for cancellation 1 month before your arrival time.
We keep 100% of the total amount for cancellation 7 days before your arrival time.
If we find new guest for the same period, we repay the balance.

15 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)


Tower Rewiew

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed in the tower for a week with our 7 month old son. Francis and Louise were very nice and offered us several baby items to use during our stay. The properties location is very convenient to city center as well as motorways.

It was nice having the kitchenette and used the sink and refrigerator only. There seemed to be enough cooking utensils though if you wanted to cook in the apartment. The courtyard area seemed very nice, but due to the cool temperatures during our stay we weren't able to use it much. Parking was very secure and was very nice to have since we made several day trips to other areas in Belgium.

We would definitely consider staying here again if we are ever back in Brugge.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your nice compliment. Baby was sooo cute... Francis
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Beautiful property, wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Francis & Louise did a magnificent job restoring The Tower apartment that has been owned by Louise's family for over 200 years. It is located just a short walk from the central market area if Bruges. My wife & I would definitely stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kindly words. We know why we restore the tower: to welcome nice people like you... See you, may be, again later Francis and louise
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Step back in time

  • 5 of 5

It was an absolute privilege to stay in this wonderfully restored tower and we would thoroughly recommend it to anyone wishing to find somewhere totally unique in beautiful Bruges.

Louise and Francis were charming hosts and we felt like we had stepped back in time for our five days staying here.

Fantastic out of the way location only a ten minute walk to the centre of town.

Only an hour and a quarter drive from the Channel Tunnel and less than an hour's drive from the WW1 Battlefield Sites and Cemeteries at Ypres and Passiondale.

Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Derek for your nice mail. We definitively do a big LIKE... Francis
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Quirky heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our week's stay in La Tour and Bruges. La Tour is unique and beautifully restored, a restful haven to return to after a day cycling in the countryside, or visiting places of interest (preferably away from the tourist hot spots!). We got used to cooking in a cupboard, and loved it for its quirkiness, the spiral stairs up to the Belvedere at the top where we sat in the evening sunshine. We didn't want to leave to come home and comforted ourselves with the knowledge that we could return!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your kind review. We are always proud to receive such compliment. Francis & Louise
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What FUN!!

  • 5 of 5

Such a unique property in a lovely garden setting, just steps away from the grocery store and the bus. Easy to communicate with the ownerswith clear instructions for entry. This property has been thoughtfully refurbished, providing modern amenities in an antique setting. Appliances worked as intended, WiFi was reliable, and the pictures accurately show this property. We walked to town center or took the bus to access the train station. A side trip to Zebrugge was also fun. Recommend this property for those who appreciate history, but like modern appliances and nice linens.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great that your appreciate the tower. Thanks for your nice review. We are also proud to welcome guest like you. Regard Louise & Francis
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An absolute gem

  • 5 of 5

We were dead chuffed to have found such a gem of a place to stay during our time in Bruges. La Tour is just beautiful - capacious, thoughtfully restored and very private, it is the perfect Bruges hideaway. Staying there made us feel like we were 'putting one over' all the other tourists in the city! We would have loved a pint of milk and some teabags on arrival, but otherwise can't recommend it highly enough. Thank you Louise and Francois.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Naomi. We like reviews like your's!!! Francis
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Brussels Airport at 100 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Bruges at 50 Metres Nearest Ferry : Zeebrugge/Calais at 15 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Damme, Knokke at 18 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bruges at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : E40-E403 at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bruges at 200 Metres Nearest Beach : Ostende, Knokke at 15 Kilometres Car: not necessary

Bruges, the famous middle ages city: the Venice of the North!!!

Enjoy of the museums: beer, chocolate, lace, painting, old hospital, diamant...

Parking in our garden.

Supermarket at 200 meters from house.


Property Type

  • house

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guest House


  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities


  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • town


  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 90 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower)


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Louis XVI - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • The room (Louis XVI) on the first floor shows: 1 double bed (2x 90cm/200cm) Wardrobe Wifi The bad is on the old XVIII recess. Bathroom is just near and from the bathroom.


  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children

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