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Adorable little house(78 m2), the centre piece of a beautiful natural frame (flowers, fruit trees) accompanied by a few geese, in the middle of the countryside! This peaceful place is nearby the towns of Comines (1,5 mile), Ypres ( 5 miles), the French city of Lille (20 miles) and the hills of Flanders. Comines was renowned in the past for its textile and ribbon manufacturing. Today, one of its features are the "Ice Mountain": indoor wintersports-centre open all year (40 meter high slope of artificial snow for skiing and snowboarding). The playing ground "lIles aux enfants" is also very close and the Belgian coast (La Panne) is 30 miles away...
Classification: Ground floor: (Livingroom(TV(satellite), stereo), Kitchen(oven, microwave), bedroom(Double bed), bathroom(bath, washbasin, toilet))
On 1st floor: (bedroom(2x Single bed))
storage room, carport, heating(electric), terrace(private), garden(private), garden furniture, BBQ, parking
These costs are charged on site. They are not included in the rental price.:
Deposit; € 150
Cleaning; Mandatory: € 30
Pets; Not allowed
Bed linen; Bring your own
Bath towels; Bring your own
Kitchen linen; Bring your own
Electricity; € 0,30/kWh
Gas/Oil; Not present
Wifi; Not available
Water; Mandatory € 2,20/m3
Wood; € 5,50/Set
This week was reserved in order to find the grandfather of my wife who died June 25, 1915 at woesten during WW1
We thought that this cottage was very good. We would have liked to have had a kettle, we had to use the microwave oven to heat water for coffee and tea. A glass mixing bowl would have been useful too as well as a measuring jug.
The situation was good, with easy access ro WW1 sites.
I had tried to contact the owner the day before to see if we cold pick up the keys earlier as our ferry docked early on, however I could not get an answer. We arrived at 2 to check we had the right address and there were some gardeners there who said to come back at 4 as the owner wasn't there. So we turned up at the stated time of 4pm (as it says on website)and no-one was there. No-one answered the phone on either of the numbers we had. We waited for two hours with two very tired and grumpy small children in the car outside the house. Someone arrived at 6 with the keys, we got no apology and they didn't speak English and we just about managed to understand that apparently her brother was on holiday and that's why no-one came with the keys. Given that we had booked the house 6 months earlier, this was a bad excuse and we were livid!! Not a great start! Then we had to put up with the cleaner for almost 2 hours at 8 the next morning as the house hadn't been cleaned prior to our arrival either.
The house description didn't state that the house was right next to a farm, and a field of cows. The sheer amount of flies that were there was like a plague and we could not have any of the doors open for fear of being overrun by them! The Mosquitos were ridiculous and my poor husband and baby got bit to death. At 4 every morning the cockerel started up and the cows mooing!
The twin bedroom is in like an attic room, the steps are mega steep and even I struggled with them so our two toddlers had to sleep in with us. Not fun. Luckily the doors had locks so we kept the attic room and the cellar door locked. I would not recommend for a family with small kids, perhaps teens but not under age of 10.
Ieper \/ Ypres was lovely and only a short drive - we didn't think much of Comines though and a lot of places seemed to be shut when we did venture in on a Friday and a Thursday.
The beach at De Panne was also lovely and not too far.
We would not stay here again... BELGIUM IS LOVELY but I'm afraid the house and the owners ruined our experience from the outset.
The cottage is beautifully situated and we hit it clean and attractively decorated to. R nThe owner also helps with love and attention to the garden, which is most enjoyable. R nWe especially enjoyed the conservatory on the sunny side where you again in good light seating unit can read even in colder or just look out. Because Hollebeke is near Ypres, this week we have a lot have been concerned with the First World War. You have to force you around the chilling history of this region with so many military cemeteries there also go far. To continue to think about it when they return home. R nWe have nevertheless greatly enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the West Flanders.
"T Bloemenhof is a beautiful house with spacious garden in Hollebeke. Quietly situated between meadows with a private driveway. Clean, beautiful spacious garden, canopy for the car, delightful conservatory. Lots of privacy and secure environment by an electrically lockable gate. From" t Bloemenhof many opportunities for excursions such as Ieper (lovely and cozy), Lille in France is worth, the beautiful wide beach of De Panne / Belgian coast an hour's drive. In Ieper a fun amusement park / zoo "Bellewaerde" and many nearby hiking and cycling opportunities. "T Bloemenhof is highly recommended. The only thing we missed was Wifi (for our adolescent) and also for ourselves, so we forecast for that day / trips / tips / background could look. With Wifi Internet there was this house complete for us and a 10 worth, now we give it a 8-9.
Centre 10.0 km., Lake 15.0 km., General supplies 10.0 km., Public transport 2.0 km., Tourist information office 2.0 km.