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Bonlez: Charming cottage with pool 10 minutes from Louvain-la-Neuve, halfway between Brussels and Namur"

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

A charming annexed cottage to the main house dating back to the early 20th century. Beautiful countryside situation with panoramic views over the surrounding fields and woods. The well equipped and roomy (90 m²) cottage was completely renovated in 2011, with a very cosy and homely feel. It has central heating, quality furnishings, fabrics and original artwork. Off road parking area. Nice garden with heated outdoor swimming pool (open 5 months/year). In the immediate vicinity, you are sure to find something of interest be it cultural, historical, gastronomic or sports-related: 3 golf links (Bercuit, Bawette and LLN), amusement park Walibi, horseback riding, cycling, walking, restaurants, theater, cinema, cultural activities. Within a short drive of the university of Louvain-la-Neuve and the business areas of Wavre with their multinational companies, the cottage is ideally convenient for a longer stay, e.g. for expats having an assignment for several weeks or months. Brussels is only 30 kilometers away. A stay can be combined with French language and culture classes, given by the proprietress who is a French teacher.

Françoise van Mele
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Bonlez Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Toilet 1 - toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Parasol
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Bonlez: Charming cottage at 10 minutes out of Louvain-la-Neuve, halfway between Brussels and Namur
average rating of 4.9375 based on 21 reviews

Wonderful, relaxing week

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was wonderful, and the owners incredibly helpful and kind throughout our stay. It was a tremendously relaxing week, and I'd readily recommend it to anybody. Our two kids loved the pool, as did we. If we can, we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rob, it was great to have your family as guests.
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"Very friendly hosts. Sup...

  • 5 of 5

"Very friendly hosts. Superb view (from the swimming pool also!) and beautiful surroundings. Quiet place. Clean, spacious and recently renovated. All in all a perfect place!"

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prachtig vakantiehuis met erg aardige eigenaren

  • 4 of 5

Het vakantiehuis in Bonlez is ons uitstekend bevallen. Het huis is mooi en volledig ingericht, van alle gemakken voorzien. Inclusief het zwembad! Zowel bij ontvangst, tijdens het verblijf als bij het vertrek waren Francoise en Paul zeer attent, gastvrij (zelfgebakken wafels!) en behulpzaam. Van enkele van hun tips (blauwe hyacinten in het Hallerbos en de Fondation Folon) hebben wij dankbaar gebruik gemaakt. De ligging van het huis is prachtig, met weidse uitzichten over velden, bos en het kerkje van Bonlez beneden in het dal. Daarnaast is de snelweg Brussel-Namen in enkele minuten rijden te bereiken en ligt Brussel binnen handbereik. En wandelmogelijkheden genoeg in de omgeving. Het enige (kleine) minpunt is het autoverkeer wat vooral 's ochtends vrij hard langs het huisje rijdt, met het daarbij behorende geluid. De eigenaren overleggen al met de gemeente om hierin verbetering aan te brengen.

Wij kijken terug op een erg prettig en mooi verblijf, wat we helaas al na 4 dagen moesten beëindigen. Graag waren we nog langer gebleven!

Berta en Joost

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Séjour à Bonlez du 25/09 au 30/09/2016

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine très agréable à Bonlez. Le gîte est vaste, bien aménagé et fort bien équipé avec de surcroît une décoration plaisante et de bon goût.

Merci encore à nos hôtes qui nous ont si bien accueilli !

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: C'est toujours un plaisir pour nous d'accueillir des hôtes sympathiques, intéressés et intéressants!
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Een heerlijk huis!

  • 5 of 5

Wij hebben 4 heerlijke dagen doorgebracht in dit heerlijke huis. De eigenaren zorgden voor een warm ontvangst. Het huis is met veel aandacht en liefde ingericht en van alle comfort voorzien. Het uitzicht is werkelijk schitterend dus in de heerlijke tuin kom je helemaal tot rust. De kinderen hebben genoten van het verwarmde zwembad!

In de omgeving meer dan genoeg te doen en veel gezellige en goede restaurants. Kortom: voor herhaling vatbaar!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Blij dat jullie ervan genoten hebben. Het was fijn jullie te mogen ontvangen. Steeds welkom in onze gîte! Françoise
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Magnifique séjour entre amis !!

  • 5 of 5

Court séjour de 2 jours (au mois de Mai) dans ce magnifique gîte très cozy, accueilli par des propriétaires chaleureux.

Intérieur d'une propreté irréprochable - Pelouse tondue à la perfection, terrasse et jardin donnant sur les champs, sans vis-à-vis, Que rêver de mieux quand en plus le temps est clément?

Difficile pour nous de trouver un point négatif sur notre séjour dans ce gîte - Nous reviendrons très probablement.


Les indiens.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Brussels Airport
Nearest Ferry
150 Kilometres
Ostende / Zeebruges
Nearest Golf
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
E411 Bruxelles-Luxembourg; sortie 8
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Ostende et Knokke
Car: recommended

Motorway E411 exit 8. Follow N25 and turn right at second exit (approx 1,5 km) to N243 Perwez and Chaumont-Gistoux. Approx 2,5 km further, at a Texaco petrol station, turn left to Bonlez (chemin de l'Herbe). At the top of the hill, turn left. Than turn into the first road to the right.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

nettoyage $61.53
Refundable damage deposit $369.19

Pour un séjour d'un mois et plus, prendre contact avec la propriétaire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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