YOUR BELGIUM ARDENNES HOLIDAY - A TRANQUIL, SERENE VACATION

Ken Pitman

Speaks english, french, german, dutch
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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights

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YOUR BELGIUM ARDENNES HOLIDAY - A TRANQUIL, SERENE VACATION

Wathermal Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Welcome to the tranquility of the Belgian Ardennes. Situated in the small hamlet of Wathermal in the province of Luxembourg, La Maison Charmante, our beautifully refurbished farmhouse, is the place to enjoy a quiet time of relaxation to ease your mind and sooth your soul.

La Maison Charmante:: The old, ivy-laden walls typify this area farmhouse, built about 150 years ago. The spacious grounds are quiet and serene with abundant berries and flowers. There is a lovely pavilion below the house as well as a functional, covered grill area. Also on the property is the original “Bakhaus” where the neighbors would gather to bake their bread and share the latest news. The oven still works well for baking bread, pizza or “flammkuchen”, an Alsace specialty. This enchanting old structure, fitted with table and chairs, is great for wine and cheese tasting, both of which are readily available. When you enter the house, you might imagine you have departed the Ardennes and are in a cozy Scandinavian cabin 2000 kilometers north of here. The previous owners built Finnish houses so they decided to do the inside of the house in typical Finnish fashion. The wood provides a cozy atmosphere that is warm in the winter and cool in the summer and very easy to maintain.

Day Trips:: Three countries are within a few minutes drive. You can wake up in Belgium, shop in Germany and Luxembourg and be back home for lunch. One hour to the north is Maastricht, Holland where on Wednesdays and Fridays there is a wonderful market. Here are some approximate driving times to other popular destinations: Luxembourg City - 1 hour; Brussels - 1 1/2 hours; Trier (oldest city in Germany)- 1 1/2 hour; Bruges (Venice of the North) 2 1/2 hours; Cologne or Dusseldorf - 2 hours, Strasbourg - 3 hours; Paris - 3.5 hours; Basel - 5 hours. If you prefer to travel by train, there are excellent connections from Gouvy - 5 minutes. There are numerous Michelin rated restaurants located in the area. This area is not only beautiful but also truly a gastronomic delight. Within a short driving distance, there are several golf courses. The most popular one is in Clervaux, Luxembourg, about a 25 minute drive.

History: : Our lovely area wasn’t always so peaceful. We are situated just between Malmedy and Bastogne where over 70,000 Americans gave their lives in the Battle of the Bulge. Nearby is the place where General Patton relieved the embattled 101st airborne division who were on the brink of defeat. (google patton bastogne 12/25) Patton is buried, along with 5,075 other American soldiers, about an hour south of here, in the American cemetery in the city of Luxembourg. (google luxembourg american cemetery) When you visit the monument and museum in Bastogne (google american memorial bastogne), you will come to appreciate even more the “greatest generation”. Thanks to them, we can live here and you can come for a visit.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ken Pitman (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
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Speaks english, french, german, dutch

About Ken Pitman

We have been in this area for the past 15 years. Rosanne grew up in the Boston area - Ken in western North Carolina. We live 5 minutes from the rental property in another old farmhouse that we spent 3 years renovating. We have 6 children, 7 grandchildren, 3 horses, 2 dogs and a cat. We love this area because it is so peaceful. It reminds us of the days when we grew up in America - when there were fewer lawyers, less media and more time. Ken plays guitar and fly fishes. Rosanne loves decorating and is a gourmet cook. If our schedules line up, you might even get to enjoy one of Rosanne's extraordinary meals. Come on over - relax and enjoy the warmth and hospitality of former times. Ken and Rosanne

Ken Pitman purchased this farmhouse in 2009

Why Ken Pitman chose Wathermal

We chose this rental unit because it is ideal and nearby.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights
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4.9
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Your Belgium Ardennes Holiday - A Tranquil, Serene Vacation
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
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Your Belgium Ardennes Holiday - A Tranquil, Serene Vacation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p382764
+32 8088 1855
Wathermal Luxembourg Province
Amsterdam, Netherlands
5

Great House in the Ardennes

  • 5 of 5
This house is in a quiet village and located ideally for day trips which we made to 3 different countries (Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany). Big supermarkets are close by allowing you to easily get groceries. We were 2 families traveling together (total of 8 people) and had plenty of room. The house is very well maintained and we were happy that linens & towels were provided as some houses in this area ask that you bring your own, which can be tough to do when traveling around. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes/pans and the wifi worked great. Ken is a great host and our daughter loved that he let her borrow some movies from his extensive collection.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Greta; 1. for selecting our property, 2. for taking such great care of it and 3. for your kind review. You and your family and friends are welcome to come back anytime. It was our pleasure. ken & rosanne
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Your Belgium Ardennes Holiday - A Tranquil, Serene Vacation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p382764
+32 8088 1855
Wathermal Luxembourg Province
5

Ideal location in the Ardennes

  • 5 of 5
Our group of eight adults (3 couples and 2 singles) spent 4 nights in this spacious and modern house. Our travels in Western Europe included five rentals in 20 days and this was easily the best one.
All rooms were large and comfortable, including the bedrooms, living room, kitchen and dining area. The house was exactly as advertised and yet we were still impressed and appreciative of this rental. The only drawback is there was no shower, only tubs, so getting 8 people out the door early in the morning took some coordination. All amenities, complete kitchen, dish washer, 2 full baths, clothes washer, Wi-Fi, TV, DVD player, parking, were as advertised.
Ken, the owner, personally walked us through the property on our arrival ensuring we were familiar with every aspect of the house and shared plenty of useful information about the area, e.g., where to shop, get gas and general directions.
Highly recommended. When our group returns to the Ardennes, this is the first place we will check for availability.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Any group that the Graybeals bring will always be welcome at our property. We have a special place in our hearts for those coming to the Ardennes carrying memories of loved ones who fought and sometimes died here. The people here still remember their liberators. They have not forgotten the Greatest generation. Neither should we Americans forget. When you see what happened here, it makes you proud to be an American, a feeing that we do not often experience back home in the USA. We hope to welcome you all again.
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Your Belgium Ardennes Holiday - A Tranquil, Serene Vacation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p382764
+32 8088 1855
Wathermal Luxembourg Province
Charlottesville, VA
5

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5
We were here to retrace our father's journey through WWII. What a perfect location for us to have so many great day trips - Luxembourg - Bastogne - Netherlands - the list goes on! The house was everything the pictures showed and Ken said it would be. And what a great treat to be in Wathermal for the Annual Trout Festival - even the rain didn't ruin the spirit of Les Amis of Wathermal!!

Ken and Roseanne - we are so sorry we didn't get to meet you but what a great treat to meet your daughter and grandchildren - new friends for sure!!

Hope to get back to this area soon. Thanks for helping make such great memories!! Being able to spend our days in easy distance to our location and then to have such a great place to come back to each evening helped keep our vacation relaxing!!
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This is the first group that we did not meet. Our daughter and grandchildren told us what a great group you were. So, I guess you will just have to come back for another stay. We hope so anyway. You are always welcome. Thanks for leaving the house in perfect condition.
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Your Belgium Ardennes Holiday - A Tranquil, Serene Vacation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p382764
+32 8088 1855
Wathermal Luxembourg Province
4

Wonderful family house

  • 4 of 5
Dear Ken,
We come on in the evening but you are us a very warm welcome in their house.
You show us the house.
The livingroom was nice and warm.
We spend a lot of time on the billiards table and one of us play piano.
In the kitchen everything wy need was there.
The bedrooms were big and the bed sleep very well. May be you kan put a chaire and a small lamp in some rooms.
Fine that the Bathrooms have towels soaps and paper.
We celebrated Christmis and 2 birthdays Five minutes from the hous were big supermarket were you kan buy everything you need.
There is enough space for playing with childeren special the long hal where you can playing footbal with the soft bal.
The weather was not so nice but we walking with the childeren to the horses every day.
We have visted Luxembourg ,Beho Church and some off smal villages.
The environment with rolling countryside was nice to seen.
The House is good for stay with family or friends.
Family Ates and Van Ooijen
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We haven't had very many guests from the Netherlands. We hope they will all be as nice and leave the property in such wonderful condition as this group did. We would love to welcome them back again especially during warm weather.
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Your Belgium Ardennes Holiday - A Tranquil, Serene Vacation
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p382764
+32 8088 1855
Wathermal Luxembourg Province
5

Great holiday

  • 5 of 5
We spent a lovely week in this large and comfortable house in Wathermal last summer. We were struck by the kindness with which the owners of the house responded to our questions before we booked, and by their flexibility with respect to our time of arrival and departure. On top of that, we enjoyed a warm welcome. The house is cosy and spacious and offers plenty of opportunities for both an active and a quiet holiday. The surroundings are ideal for walking and biking. Facilities for shopping etc. are not far away. The owners were very kind and obliging, during our stay as well as afterwards, and clearly appreciate having guests who care for their rural and distinctive property. The garden is large, but when we were there, it was not quite finished. We had ample opportunity to play with the children in the garden, but for a game of soccer, for instance, you have to be in good shape (because of the slope). Everything was there for a good holiday: a clear and reasonable agreement, clean and well-maintained, very friendly customer service, and good facilities and amenities. We definitely consider going back to Wathermal and would indeed recommend this property to friends and relatives.
  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was our pleasure to have such wonderful guests. They are definitely welcome back any time. Next time, the garden will be finished.
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Your Belgium Ardennes Holiday - A Tranquil, Serene Vacation
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+32 8088 1855
Wathermal Luxembourg Province
New York
5

Wonderful family vacation home!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay in this lovely stone and ivy farmhouse was very restful after a week of touring Paris, Brussels and Brugge. Situated near the German and Luxembourg border, it made a convenient location for day trips to key historic sites. We enjoyed shopping at two nearby food markets and preparing our own "home-cooked" meals in the spacious, well-equipped kitchen. We used the gas grill and gazebo several times for fun cookouts. I appreciated the washing machine to catch up on laundry(can't escape it!), and the deep tub for a relaxing candlelit bath! The flower adorned crossroads of Wathermal are quaint and quiet, providing miles of scenic walking, jogging and biking routes. The church bells and occasional "mooing" cow were delightful adornments to this beautiful rural location. My two teenage children enjoyed sampling our host's generous DVD collection. The spacious bedrooms and floor plan provided plenty of quiet privacy. This home offered everything we needed for a perfect vacation!
  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Lovely guests - we would welcome your return.

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Belgium, Wallonia, Luxembourg Province, Wathermal

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Wathermal Farmhouse Rental Rates

Notes

  • 700-1100/wk Euros
  • Long weekend and midweek rates available on request. 10% Discount for stay longer than 2 weeks. We accept payment per Pay Pal (also credit card)
  • Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (Euros) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.

    Additional information about rental rates:
    We accept payment per PayPal (credit card payment also possible).
    10% discount for stay longer than 2 weeks. Long Weekend and Mid-Week rates also available.
    Rental security deposit : 300 €. If no damage, fully refundable 2 weeks after departure. Advance as a % of the rent : 30 %. Processing fee : 0 €. Charges not included : Cleaning fee: 100.00 € for use of 1 Bedroom, each additional bedroom add 25.00 €. Electricity: Based strictly on usage; Heating Oct, Nov, March & April: €50 per week, Dec, Jan & Feb €75 per week.

Amenities

Amenities

Wathermal Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Basic Soaps
  • Garage
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Alarm Clock
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Spacious, Large Wardrobe
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , French Country
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , French Country, Extra Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 baby crib , Bunk Beds, Crib
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Piano
  • Video Library ...
  • CD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • autumn foliage
  • playground
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • cycling
  • rafting
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • cross country skiing
  • tennis
  • fly fishing
  • kayaking
  • skiing