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A luxurious countryhouse in the centre of Bruges

10 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday cottage in Brugge

Family house with orangerie and a large garden. Sauna, Jacuzzi and tea house.

You will find this lovely holiday home surprisingly hidden in a quiet street of the inner city of Bruges.

It is surrounded by a large walled garden (550 m2)with a spacious terrace, trees, a tea house, pond and a lawn. In this green oasis where it is good to stay with family and friends, you will be taken over by a true holiday feeling. The typical house is fully renovated and is equipped with all comforts. There are three large and two small bedrooms, with fabulous beds, real feather duvets, one south facing bathroom and two modern bathrooms with walk-in showers in Belgian blue stone and an infrared sauna. The cedar wood orangery is ideal for lazy lunches with views on the beautiful landscaped garden. In the garden you will find a nice Jacuzzi to relax and settle down. There is a practical, rural kitchen and a romantic salon with open fire. All these facilities would almost make you forget you are staying in the centre of historical Bruges.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Property Manager
Hilde Lannoy
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Dutch
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About Hilde Lannoy

My husband and I live 15 years in Bruges , and we are from West Flanders and Brabant . All this time we were engaged in the operation of small-scale accommodation. Our latest achievement is the creation of the B & B the Corenbloem in Bruges, now run by our son. We focus now on our two vacation homes: one is de Balsemboom. We did everything possible to make it a perfect place to stay in Bruges. The other is in France, in Provence, in Lorgues :


Hilde Lannoy purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Hilde Lannoy chose Bruges (Brugge)

The large house is special because it has a large and sunny garden , an orangery and a teahouse in a separate conservatory.

The house is located in the historic center. You can visit the city on foot. But you have a large sunny garden with space to play , barbecue and enjoy together outside.

What makes this cottage unique

Sun in the garden from early morning to 21 h . Three bathrooms, five bedrooms, large conservatory for gathering and meals , large garden , parking for 2/3 cars , space for bikes , jacuzzi , electric sauna. Sleeps 10.


based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

A luxurious countryhouse in the centre of Bruges
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Stylish, large and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased upon our arrival at the house to find that it surpassed our expectations. This really is a large, comfortable, luxurious, stylish and excellently equipped house with a big garden only 10 minutes walk from the centre of Bruges. We comfortably parked two cars and had more than enough space for our party of two families including three young children. There are effectively three reception rooms - all interconnected - which meant the children could play while the adults relaxed or were busy in the kitchen, at the same time as keeping an eye on the young ones. We also made full use of the hot tub and sauna which were the icing on the cake and left us feeling the most relaxed we have been in a long time! It was the perfect base from which to explore Bruges, especially as the time of year meant the weather sometimes forced us back home. Having all that space made it a pleasure to be inside. Thoroughly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oasis in the heart of Bruges

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house as an extended family group with children ranging in age from 6 to 17.

It's a wonderful house - full of charm and character. The photos do not do it justice. It's extremely well equipped & the location is superb with a wonderful private garden yet just 5 minutes walk from shops, supermarkets, bars and restaurants.

One piece of advice - if you are arriving with a car the access to the parking is quite narrow and tricky to negotiate.

Highly recommended. I hope we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home in Bruges!

  • 5 of 5

Four of us spent the holiday weekend in this lovely home near the city center of Bruges. The owners, Hilde and Dirk, were very helpful and accommodating. Dirk had some excellent recommendations for local places to eat and things to see.

The home itself is beautiful, large and extremely comfortable. Even though there were only four of us the home felt cozy. It's set up to accommodate much larger groups and would be a wonderful place to hold a family reunion or vacation. Having so many bedrooms, and especially bathrooms, is a luxury in Europe.

The bed and bath linens were all extremely clean and of good quality. The kitchen is very well equipped and has a large wine refrigerator. There are inside and outside dining tables for ten, as well as a smaller table in the kitchen. There are dishes, glassware and utensils for at least ten people. There is a large outside jacuzzi and an indoor sauna. There's also a large dining table set up out in the greenhouse area. We would love to come back and have a candlelight dinner there sometime. Thank you again for all your help Hilde and Dirk!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Oasis in Bruge

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Balsemboom House as a group of 4 adults & 4 children (3 of which were teenagers). The teenagers stayed in the 2 twin rooms in the attic, which meant we couldn't hear them downstairs

The bathrooms downstairs both have fantastic showers. The only bath is in the en-suite on the 1st floor.

The stairs are quite narrow and the banister a bit wobbly, so not ideal for anyone who struggles with stairs, but the house would be suitable for a person with mobility issues as there is a ground floor bedroom.

The outside space is fabulous, with a large dining table. A few sun loungers would have been appreciated as we had fabulous weather. The hot-tub was great for relaxing after a day sightseeing. But be warned, there are mosquitoes in the summer!

The Tea House was a great space for drying wet swimwear & towels after using the hot-tub. Also, the BBQ was a nice touch & we used it!

Inside the kitchen is very well equipped with plenty of crockery & cutlery. There is also a large fridge in addition to a fridge/freezer. Dirk soon came to our rescue when we couldn't get the oven to work.

We made use of the washing machine and tumble dryer as the bath towels supplied weren't particularly big and needed washing hlaf-way through our weeks stay.

Wi-fi was a nice touch and helped us to plan trips. Parking at the house is very secure and you don't even need a car in Bruges as the centre is only a 5-10 minute walk. We used our cars to visit Brussels & Ghent and also to go to the Del Haize out of town supermarket, which has a bigger choice than the intown store. Much nicer than the Carrefour!

Bruges is very safe and we allowed the teenagers to explore without adult supervision. Saturday morning there is a fantastic market held at 't Zand Square where you can buy various foodstuffs.

A nice place for a night out is Wijnbar Est on Braambergstraat 7 - go on a Sunday when they have live music. Book a table, have a meal and make a night of it!

There are lots of eating places in Bruges, but one of the nicest things we enjoy is buying a portion of chips with mayonnaise in the Markt Square. If you have a head for heights then a trip up the 366 steps of the Belfort is a must - fabulous views over Bruges! The canal boat trips are a good way to see Bruges too.

There is plenty to see and do in Bruges regardless of age. We have visited several times before and it won't be long before we are back. Would definitely recommend the house.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have now 4 sun loungers in the house : this will make enjoying the sun comfortable. This November, low season time, the house will have its thourough maintenance. The wobbyness of the banister will be gone. Thanks for the great review
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends from Scotland hired this fantastic facility for 5 days in November 2010. The house and is location is absolutely ideal. We enjoyed ourselves so much we are returning in 2011

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We remeber the group very well. We are happy to learn how much they have loved the stay in the Balsemboom house. Hilde and Dirk
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A great holiday

  • 4 of 5

Eight of us arrived on motorcycles from Wales, tired and hungry. We were given a warm welcome and quickly shown around. Then down into Brugge for a meal and refreshments (5 to 6 min walk). The location of the house was ideal. We all had a great week the house was lovely and the secure parking for our bikes was excellent. Would recommend it to all.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Ostend airport
Nearest Ferry
90 Kilometres
Port of Dunkerque
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Bruges Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Kilometres
Sint-Michiels Brugge
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Bruges is a wonderful place to stay: a beautiful city , historical buildings, beautiful streets and squares , friendly people, cozy cafes and restaurants , quiet, safe and attractive. It is also an ideal base to explore the famous cities to visit in Belgium such as Brussels, Antwerp , Mechelen and Gent , the coast and the Ypres Salient , by train or by car .


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Brugge, Flanders & Brussels

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
WE 4-6 November
4 Nov 2016 - 6 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
WE 11-13 November
11 Nov 2016 - 13 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
WE 18-20 November
18 Nov 2016 - 20 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
WE 27-27 November
25 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
WE 2-4 December
2 Dec 2016 - 4 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
WE 9-11 December
9 Dec 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £0


1. weekend 2 nights : Friday 4 pm. - Sunday 8 pm : € 950

2. weekend 3 nihgts : Thursday - Sunday or Friday - Monday : € 1050

3. midweek 4 nights : Monday - Friday : € 950

4. midweek 3 nights (this is the minimum duration allowed) : € 850

5. week, 7 nights, changeover day Friday : € 1450

During school holidays, from the first of July to the last day of August, the turn-over day is on Friday. In that period, the house is only avalable per week. The price for the 7 nights stay is € 1450

The weekend (€ 950), starts Friday, 4 pm., ends Sunday 8 pm. A long weekend, 3 nights stay, ( € 1050 ) starts
Friday, 4 pm., and ends Monday, 10 am. or Thursday, 4 pm., till Sunday 8 pm.
The midweek, ( € 950 ) counts 4 nights, starts Monday, 4 pm. and ends Friday, 10 am.
There is a minimum charge of € 850 during midweeks, and you can stay 3 nights or less for this price.

All costs are included. All linens and towels are provided, as well as free parking for three cars in the property, jaccuzi and sauna.

Deposit : 300 euro. To pay by arrival, and refund within one week following the cleaning of the house after your check-out, by bank transfer.

Advanced payment € 350 to secure the booking, by PayPal money transfer. Balance + € 12 fee to be paid in cash by arrival, as well as € 300 deposit

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brugge in Flanders & Brussels

Property Type:
  • cottage (terraced)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 200 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • High quality Belgian blue stone finishing. One bathroom with mediterranean atmosphere, walk-in shower and bath. One bathroom with shower and infra-red sauna. Four toilets; one bath ; three showers
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , with toilet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , first bedroom on the first floor. Adjacent full bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , bedroom with nice view on the garden, in-build wardrobe
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , small bedroom in attic room, second floor. Beds are 90 x 20
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , small bedroom in attic room, beds : 90 x 200 cm
  • New springbox high quality beds. The groundfloor bedroom is ideal for people with mobility problems, they use one of the two groundfloor bathrooms. The two bedrooms on the first floor are the mean bedrooms, with nice views on the garden. One has a private bathroom. The attic bedrooms, on the second floor, are small but cosy. Each has a Velux windoy, and two single beds. You can easely make one double bed of the two single beds. Ideal for childern and teens, well possible for adults.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • 1 bicycles
  • 10 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Whirlpool and jaccuzi are free for use. The whirlpool is heated by arrival, or at least warming by your arrival. Very important : no noise after 10 pm. in the garden because of the neighbours : you are in the mid of the city.

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