|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Croonaert Corner is a holiday rental house between Ypres and Heuvelland. It is situated less than an hours easy drive from Calais. All the bedrooms are tastefully furnished, and are, of course, en suite. The lounge with an open fire in winter, looks out on to the duck pond, and in the library you will find much relevant information on the First World War. The accent is on hospitality and comfort, both for a leisurely break, or business travel, in this oasis of tranquillity.
For your family weekends or for groups you can simply rent the house or ask for a combination with full B&B service. We can put at your disposal 4 or 6 en suite bedrooms, air-conditioned, with flat screen TV, fully equipped bathrooms with towels, slippers and all accessories.
The house is equipped with a modern kitchen and a most charming living room with open fire (filled wood basket) and all comfort.
It is possible to provide full breakfast service, or a guest table in the evening. We also can fill up the fridge with freshly prepared ready meals such as a stew, a nice tajine and in summer eventually a nice salad from our kitchen garden.
The German Bayernwald trench systems from the first war, which have recently been excavated, are situated within the property boundaries and are open for inspection.
The property offers guests a comfortable environment with a relaxing atmosphere for a family weekend cycling, golf weekends and battlefield tours are readily organised.
René & Bieke Declercq are pleased to offer an unique located house with splendid views
Sabine Declercq purchased this villa in 2009
Croonaert Corner is situated in a propery where German trenches of the firlst world war have been recently excavated. Comfort and tranquility go together with other arrangements such as a family weekend, battlefield tours, cycling tours, golf weekends, etc...
Heuvelland and its surroundings (The Ypres salient) has been very badly hit in the first war. We can organise different guided tours to the Menin gate, Tyne cot cemetery, Memorial museum Passchendaele, Flanders Fields, etc...
One of the better Golf and Countryclubs in the region is 'De Palingbeek' in the vicinity of the house (3 miles). We will be pleased to organise your green fee.
It is possible to book in advance breakfast service and evening catering.
A group of 8 went to visit the WW1 battlefield sites. This was a brilliant place to stay with a small cemetery just across the field and next to some German trenches. the facilities were fantastic and spotless. We cooked for ourselves but Sabine would have catered for us if we had wanted it but we likes the flexibility. Sabine and Rene were lovely, Rene took us out on two separate occasions to visit places and was very interesting to listen to.
Thank you for making our stay so memorable.
Wonderful for family events, large rooms, beautifully furnished and equipped, spotlessly clean, lovely outlook over rolling countryside, convenient to Ypres.
Rene and Sabine went out of their way to make our stay unforgettable. Excellent hosts.
The perfect choice.
This is beautiful house in a great location and picturesque setting. Sabine and her husband Rene really went to a lot of trouble to ensure we had a great holiday. One of the highlights of our stay was the tour with Rene (who is very knowledgeable) of local World War One sites. The tour started at the house as right behind it Rene and Sabine have faithfully reconstructed the original German trenches and bunkers.
For most of us this was our first visit to Belgium, we were a mixed group ranging in age from 4 to 82 and all throughly enjoyed the holiday. There there was something for everyone from the war site, to visiting a very beautiful Bruges to a day out for the kids at Plopsaland.
Margaret & John Ireland
We used the house as a base for a visit to Flanders and the Somme battlefields.I can honestly say the house was fabulous in all aspects it really is a beautiful property.Sabine was the perfect host and made us feel very welcome we would definitely recommend this property to anybody.
The violence of world war one has left its mark in the area and its surroundings. In Ypres, Passendale, Zonnebeke and the nearby Messines Ridge, there are many important reminders of the terrible events which marked the history of Europe in the early days of the last century. The museums 'In Flanders Fields' and the 'memorial museum Passchendaele' as well as the haunting last Post at the Menen gate every evening at 8.00 pm are not to be missed. Also in Wijtschate, the Bayernwald trench system and the Pool of Peace are visited annually by thousands.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$267|
final cleaning is not included : 65 euros