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Lovely cottage in Flanders WW1 area

People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

House in WW1 area,Ypres,Flanders,Belgium - Peaceful Location 5 Minutes driving to Kemmel, 20 Min. to Ieper & Passchendaele

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.


Owner
PETRA DE SMET
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
12 July, 2018

About PETRA DE SMET

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.

PETRA DE SMET purchased this house in 2002

Why PETRA DE SMET chose Heuvelland

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!

What makes this house unique

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

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Heuvelland in West Flanders

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
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
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bath room is on ground floor: shower, toilet, wash basin, floor heating + radiator, washing machine
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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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
Notes:
Outside: Covered patio (+/- 60 m2) Picnic table Table for 2 persons + 2 chairs Hammock Garden + patch of woods View on meadow Free Parking space All is private: you don't need to share All bedding is furnished.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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5

Stay From 18-6-2018 To 2-7-2018 Agreat Holiday and House

  • 5 of 5

The house itself was very clean and well set with a beautiful interior and exterior.

The surrounding area had plenty to see and do to ensure that our holiday was filled with great memories.

Lastly the family were incredibly welcoming and helpful at every turn.

I would 100% recommend the accommodation and would stay there again any time

Mr & Mrs L. & J. Whyte

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The lovely Petra had thought of everything,

  • 5 of 5

The house is superb, clean comfortable beds , lovely hot shower, all our needs were met, we were so impressed by the house, the views and how easy it was for me to drive to where we needed , the owner Petra had even printed out information on petrol stations and supermarket , where they were located and times of opening , this was invaluable to us, if we neede anything we only needed to ask, we will definitely be going back , we feel in love with the house and it’s area .

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modern, Clean & Perfect location for exploring WW1 History

  • 5 of 5

My Family and I greatly enjoyed our 4 nights in this modern, clean and welcoming holiday home, located literally a few metres inside Belgium, overlooking the French border. The location was perfect for exploring all of the WW1 battlefields, museums, monuments as well as Ypres being just a 20 minute car journey away. The 10 minute car journey back into France for the nearest large supermarkets also made life easy to purchase food to cook back at the house. The main living area was spacious, so too was the very large shower / utility room. Both bedrooms were equipped with a double bed and full size bunk beds (suitable for adults if required!). I would say the only facility missing from the property was the lack of TV / DVD player. It would have been nice to be able to "wind down" after a busy day exploring by watching a film etc. Petra speaks/writes excellent English and was extremely helpful both before and during the stay. I would thoroughly recommend this property to any family or small group looking to explore the Flanders region and will definitely look to hire this property again for a future trip to the area. Thank you Petra.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect - we will be back

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. We were doing a family history trip and it's a perfect location literally on the boarder on France and Belgium and perfect for Ypres and the WW1 trenches. The traveling distance to Ypres is only 20 minutes away, Bruges and Ghent is 1hr 15 away.The house was perfect for our needs. It was warm and clean. The beds are comfy, plenty of information regarding the surrounding area in various languages. The owners are really friendly and welcoming. We will be back and will be certainly be recommending it to our friends and family. If we could change one thing about the house and it would be to have a conventional oven. The oven that is at the house is a microwave / grill oven. It's a small point which didn't effect us as there are plenty of restaurants around and we ate out every night. But otherwise PERFECT

  • Review Submitted: 21-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 02-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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: 28-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Lille, France
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Kauwakkers
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Calais, France
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Ypres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Bailleul, France
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A25 Lille-Dunkerque
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
't Sparhof/ De Kauwackers / De Preekstoel
Nearest Ski
17 Kilometres
Komen (indoor ski)
Nearest Beach
50 Kilometres
De Panne, Belgium
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

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Heuvelland, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
£316
for 2 nights
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£53
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£67
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Autumn 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£280
for 2 nights
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£36
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£49
Fri,Sat
 
 
Spring 2019
1 Jan 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay
£280
for 2 nights
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£36
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£49
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Summer 2019
1 Jul 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
2 night minimum stay
£316
for 2 nights
From
£53
From
£67
Fri,Sat
 
 
Autumn 2019
1 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019
2 night minimum stay
£280
for 2 nights
From
£36
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£49
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Additional pricing information

Initial fee £208.95

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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