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Holiday Home In Flanders

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Dec-2016
House in Heuvelland,Ypres,Flemish Region,Belgium - Peaceful Location 5 Minutes Driving To Kemmel, 20 Minutes Driving To Ieper

Holiday home for 8 persons maximum. Independant house, located in the countryside along the GR128 route. It is a fully furnished residence (+/-100m2). Ground floor: living room, fully equipped kitchen nook, bathroom.

Top floor: 2 bedrooms. Outdoors: covered patio (+/- 60m2), garden + patch of woods, private parking space.

Location: rural, but many facilities in neighbourhood, however you may need a car.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Hello!

We are a family with three growing children.

In hunting for a home of our own, we decided to look for a house with outbuildings or a second home nearby. When we found "Den Ouden Speelberg", my long-held dream of opening a B&B became a holiday home. We spent 2010 to 2012 renovating the property and in 2013 we were finally able to welcome our first guests. We always do our utmost to offer visitors a wonderful experience. Would you like information on points of interest in the region, or local insider tips? We would be happy to inform you as accurately as we can. Would you prefer to be given the privacy to discover things for yourself? We can certainly respect that as well.

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Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch

8 Reviews

4.5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

4

Family holiday visiting Ypres and surrounding area

  • 4 of 5

We spent the week visiting Ypres and the surrounding area. Property was in a rural location but was ideally situated for everything that we wanted to see and do. Property was charming and rustic, very clean and owner was very helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Another great visit

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from our second visit in twelve months to this lovely house, and again had a great time.Very pleasant location and close to lots of WW1 history. We would recommend a visit to Hill 62 and the Menin Gate Ceremony which takes place every night at 8pm. House is owned by a lovely couple (Petra and Bart) who made us very welcome (again) .Les/Myra

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful farm cottage in Flanders

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Petra's lovely cottage for it's central location while also being more secluded and away from any of the larger cities. Petra was there to greet us and showed us around the house, which is beautifully restored. It has the charm of an older cottage with the conveniences of modern upgrades. There certainly is a lot to see in the immediate area (Ypres, WWI sites, Poperinge). The place is also well situated for short drives to other well known locations. During our stay, we took day trips out to Ghent and Bruges, which are both must-see place when exploring Belgium. For the Belgian beer enthusiast, this is also a great location to explore some of the more well known breweries in Flanders, including the St. Sixtus Abby in Westvleteren, which is only a 20 minute drive away. We absolutely enjoyed our stay there and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to stay in a quiet place that is also close to the motorway and interesting attractions.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Cottage in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

Me and my family chose this cottage for its location as we wanted to visit various cities and Christmas markets in France and Belgium and it was ideal. Pretty close to the motorway, quiet location and very well kept property. The owner was ready waiting for us when we arrived and showed us around, it felt as though, if we had needed anything all we had to do was ask. My kids loved feeding the chickens that are next door and we will be coming back here in the summer to explore the trenches and ww1 history around the area. Worth every penny

  • Review Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Marvellous property

  • 5 of 5

Having seen the pictures of this property we immediately wanted to stay here, and we were not disappointed. What you see is what you get It is one of the best places we have stayed in. It is quite new and very well maintained and Petra was lovely. There are sheep in the field at the back of the property and they come to the fence for a fuss each time the rear door is opened, so do the chickens at the side of the house. There are a few nice little villages close by, Ypers is about 25mins away and well worth a visit. There is a ceremony of "THE LAST POST" at 8pm every night at MENIN GATE, but you need to get there around 6-45pm to secure a good view.. Ghent is also a nice town to visit but that is 1hr away. If you are now considering booking this property, do it now , you will not be disappointed. Myra/Les and Alan

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely house in a quiet location

  • 4 of 5

My brother and I used this house as a base for a weeks cycling in May 2015. On arrival we were met by Petra, the owner, who lives next door - a very pleasant lady who speaks very good English. The house is very nice, beautifully clean with comfortable beds and a well equipped kitchen. The location is ideal for a relaxing break with quiet roads for walking and cycling - the excellent Westhoek cycling network is within a couple of miles. The World War 1 sites around Ypres are easily accessible and Petra had put together an information pack with English language brochures for places of interest nearby. One comment (not a criticism) would be the addition of a washing machine and a line outside for drying clothes. I certainly hope to stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

The location of the holiday home makes it well suited for visits to commemorate World War I. The In Flanders Fields Museum in Ieper (Ypres), the site of the Christmas Truce in Ploegsteert, the Bayernwald Trenches in Wijtschate, the Mine Crater Memorial in Mesen, the commando bunker in Kemmel, Hill 62, the many cemeteries and notably Tyne Cot Cemetery in Passendale, the Tower of Peace in Mesen, Talbot House in Poperinge... So many familiar names from the history books. And well worth a visit!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Lille, France at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Kauwakkers at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais, France at 90 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Ypres at 20 Kilometres Nearest Train : Bailleul, France at 4 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A25 Lille-Dunkerque at 5 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : In de Wulf / De Kauwackers / De Preekstoel at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Komen (indoor ski) at 17 Kilometres Nearest Beach : De Panne, Belgium at 50 Kilometres Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

Coast: +/- 50 km (Northern France e.g. Bray Dunes, or Southern Belgium e.g. De Panne)

Travel:

Calais: +/- 80 km

Dunkerque +/- 55 km

Lille Lesquin (airport) +/- 40 km

Lille (station) +/- 40 km

Distances:

Nearest villages in Belgium: Dranouter (3 km), Nieuwkerke (4 km), Kemmel (6 km) Wijtschate (12 km)

Nearest cities in Belgium: Poperinge (15 km), Ieper (20 km)

Nearest city in France: Bailleul (4 km)

Further Details:

First World War Remembrance:The In Flanders Fields Museum in Ieper (Ypres), the site of the Christmas Truce in Ploegsteert, the Bayernwald Trenches in Wijtschate, the Mine Crater Memorial in Mesen, the commando bunker in Kemmel, Hill 62, the many cemeteries and notably Tyne Cot Cemetery in Passendale, the Tower of Peace in Mesen, Talbot House in Poperinge...

Sights and culture: Rode berg, Zwarte berg, Kemmelberg, Casselberg, Catsberg, city of Ieper, city of Poperinge, city of Bailleul, city of Lille, Museum Louvre Lens, picturesque villages of the Heuvelland district,...

Sports and leisure within a radius of 20 km: swimming pool, riding stables, bicycle rental (also electric ones!), walking routes, cycling routes, tennis court, chairlift, amusement park Bellewaerde, French cinema, brewery, zoo in Lille,...

Shopping: Bailleul (4 km)

Restaurants / cafés : within a radius of 5 km, there are many cafés and restaurants, in range of price classes

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Autumn 2016
1 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
£152
for 2 nights
From
£25
From
£38
Fri,Sat
£312
 
 
Spring 2017
1 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£152
for 2 nights
From
£25
From
£38
Fri,Sat
£295
 
 
Summer 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£186
for 2 nights
From
£42
From
£55
Fri,Sat
£413
 
 
Autumn 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£152
for 2 nights
From
£25
From
£38
Fri,Sat
£295
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£152
for 2 nights
From
£25
From
£38
Fri,Sat
£304
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £84
Initial fee £101
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 6 years.

Booking Notes:
The rates mentioned on this website are approximative as the rate system doesn't allow us to enter the rates correctly. Send us your enquiry free of engagement and you will receive the exact amount due.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.
Minimum 2 nights.
Arrival: between 16.30 hrs. and 21.30 hrs. local time
Departure: before 10.30 hrs. local time
If the hours don't suit you, please let us know in advance so that we can look together for another solution.

Notes on rates:
Reduction in rate if booking more than 1 week in high season.
Price is inclusive internet connection, heating, water and electricity.
From 2017 on: rental of bed linens compelled (8 €/person/stay)
Options:
1) cleaning fee € 60
2) towel rental: € 5 pp
3) washing machine: € 4/wash

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Facilities

From the Owner

We renovated the house itself with loving care, creating the kind of holiday home that we would want to rent for ourselves: not cluttered with bric-a-brac, just discreet luxury, with a place to sit outside no matter what the weather, privacy and plenty of breathing space. We may be a little biased, but we think our holiday home is something special: for the house itself as well as its location. Will we soon have the pleasure of welcoming you to "Den Ouden Speelberg"? We certainly hope so! Kind regards, Bart & Petra

Property Type

  • house

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • Games ...

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis

Floor Area

  • 120 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bath room is on ground floor: shower, toilet, wash basin, floor heating + radiator, washing machine (since August 2015)

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: one double bed, two twin beds (bunk beds), one child's cot, one mosquito window Bedroom 2: one double bed, two twin beds (bunk beds), one mosquito window Both bedrooms can be darkened completely. Heating in each room.

Outside

  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Outside: Covered patio (+/- 60 m2) Picnic table Table for 2 persons + 2 chairs Hammock Garden + patch of woods View on meadow Parking space All is private: you don't need to share All bedding is furnished. Rental bed linen is compulsory for hygienic reasons (price per person) Cleaning must be done by tenant before departure, but on your explicit demand, we can also provide cleaning service for a fee.

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