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Charming holiday home in the heart of Ypres

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Luxurious, 6-people apartment in the heart of Ypres; renovated in 2014

This luxurious apartment, renovated in 2014, consists of 2 comfortable, upper floors and is suitable for 6 people. The spacious and modern living room is furnished with sofas, armchairs, beanbag chairs, a digital flat-screen TV with Dolby Surround Sound system, DVD-player, radio, and built-in speakers. All lighting is controlled by dimmers to create the perfect atmosphere. The open kitchen has a refrigerator, dishwasher, oven/microwave combination, induction range, coffee maker, Senseo, etc. When you arrive, there will be a variety of household items waiting for you: herbs, olive oil, balsamic, aluminium foil, paper towels, dishwasher pods, coffee pods, teabags, etc. as well as a small gift pack. The large, comfortable bathroom has a big, walk-in shower, 2 sinks, and a toilet. There are a variety of household items here as well, such as bath linens for each guest, shampoo, hand soap, and toilet paper. The home has a spacious bedroom with a double box spring bed, ambient lighting, built-in closet, and a staircase leads up to the duplex with 2 single beds. A second bedroom also has a double box spring bed as well as another built-in closet and ambient lighting. All beds will be made upon arrival. The home has a rooftop terrace to the south, with an outdoor salon, umbrella, and soft exterior lighting.

Sven & Katleen Daelman - Pattyn
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Dutch
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Sven & Katleen Daelman - Pattyn

This holiday home is run by Sven Daelman and Katleen Pattyn, both in their early forties, who have 3 boys –Arthur, Baptiste, and Eduard. The couple has lived in the ‘cat city’ since 1997 and purchased the holiday home next to their own house in 2009.

Sven & Katleen Daelman - Pattyn purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Sven & Katleen Daelman - Pattyn chose Ypres

The home was purchased with the intent to move Katleen’s physiotherapy practice into the bottom floor. Because more and more tourists began visiting Ypres, we made the decision not to permanently rent the upper floors, but to rent them on a temporary basis. That’s how this holiday home was born. After a few years of blood, sweat, and tears for renovation, the holiday home was opened up for booking on 28 June 2014. This date was chosen because it is the 100-year anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the beginning of the Great War.

What makes this apartment unique

'Gîte de Lombard' is located in the city centre, but in a quiet area. The city’s greenbelt, the Fortifications, is just a 20-metre walk away and you can enjoy nature in peace and quiet here. An advantage of this is that you can easily birdwatch from the rooftop terrace. You can reach the most important sights, monuments, museums, shops, restaurants, and bars in the city centre without the stress of taking your car. There is free parking with the blue card that you’ll receive upon arrival. The train station is just 500 metres from the home as well – it’s a simple and relaxing way to visit the rest of Flanders and Belgium. 'Gîte de Lombard' is the perfect place to start your visit to the medieval city of Ypres and the Westhoek.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment around the Ypres around the West Flanders

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower
  • The bathroom is large and has 2 sinks, a toilet, and a large walk-in shower. Shampoo, hand soap, toilet paper, and a hairdryer are available. There are bath linens for every guest, which is included in the rental price.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Single beds and a cot are located in the duplex.
  • Double box springs are 160 cm. Built-in closet and ambient lighting. The rooms can be completely darkened. In bedroom 1, a staircase leads to the duplex above with 2 single beds that can be closed off with a dark curtain. All beds come with linens, which are included in the rental price.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Charming holiday home in the heart of Ypres
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Beautiful apartment in great location with excellent facilities and comfortable beds. Thanks Sven

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group aged from 23 to 76 and we all enjoyed staying at this beautiful apartment which had everything one could possibly need for an enjoyable stay in the wonderful city of Ypres. Excellent location within a few minutes walk to the main square and the Menin gate. Also a great base to visit military cemeteries in Flanders fields.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sharon, Thank you very much for this kind review. We are really happy you had a wonderful stay. Hope we will welcome you again some day! Best regards Sven & Katleen
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excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Great location, spotlessly clean with a lovely terrace to sit outside when weather permits. Sven is very professional and gives good information about the surrounding areas and leaves a helpful file with you for reference. There is a flight of stairs to access the house which is on the first and second floor, this was not problematic to us; however needs to be taken into account for anyone with limited mobility. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2018
  • Date of Stay: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great time in Ypres. Good central location.

  • 5 of 5

Property was excellent. Well appointed and spotlessly clean. Ideally located for convenient access to town centre, just a short stroll. Very welcoming host.

I will heartily recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment is perfectly situated to explore ypres and the flanders area. The apartment is well equipped and the balcony was great to relax on an evening. Sven was really helpful with advice on where to go and what was worth seeing. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alan, Thank you for your kind words and great review. Hope to meet you again one day. Best regards. Sven & Katleen
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Lovely home in the heart of Ypres

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully finished and equipped house in a quiet street only five minutes walk from the Cloth Hall. Ideal for exploring the Flanders WW1 sites but equally good for just chilling out and enjoying the Belgian food and drink.

Sven was a helpful, friendly host who made sure we had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The property is excellent.

Clean, well equipped and maintained, with a very welcoming host on arrival.

Quiet location, but within very easy walk distance of everything within Ypres.

Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a comfortable, quality base to visit the battlefields, museums, cemeteries and / or memorials from WW1 or just to visit Ypres and the surrounding countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Kilometres
Bruxelles National
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Ypres Open Golf
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Ypres Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
40 Kilometres
North Sea
Car: recommended

'Gîte de Lombard' is located in the heart of Ypres, just a stone’s throw from the large, historic market, with its stunning, medieval Cloth Hall, yet just steps from the ‘Vauban’ Fortifications, the city’s lush, green oasis. It’s a perfect place to start exploring Ypres and the Westhoek, with their various attractions and rich wartime history, but also for discovering all the great things the Westhoek has to offer. Tyne Cot in Passendale, the German burial site in Langemark, or the Trench of Death in Diksmuide. There are also various war museums, such as the In Flanders Fields Museum, Hill 62, the Hooge Crater Museum, or Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Or the rolling hilly landscape around Kemmel and its vineyard. These are just a handful of the things to see and do that are just a half-hour’s drive away. Since 1928, the ‘Last Post’, the final salute to the fallen, is sounded every evening at 8 p.m. under the Menin Gate in Ypres.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £224.71

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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