Cozy and complete house with nice garden and large terrace on the sun.
Here you can taste the special atmosphere of the Ardennes. At a distance of no more than 300 km you are suddenly in a completely different world. A beautiful nature with valleys and mountains, untouched forests, wild flowing rivers and in winter much more snow than in the Netherlands. The house is also very favorable. You walk straight into nature, because of its location near the river Amblève, the brook the Steinbach and the big Wolfsbusch.
In short; an eldorado for nature lovers, hikers, cyclists, golfers, for cross-country skiing or skiing!
When you enter here you immediately feel at home in the special atmosphere of the Ardennes. The chalet is recently restyled and simple, but contemporary and very cozy furnished, all the furniture is in good condition and nicely furnished. There are good books and games available. The beautiful fireplace and the wood stove increase the atmosphere. The sloping ceiling with the mezzanine floor to the upstairs bedrooms provide extra dimension in the L-shaped living room, while the separate dining area with a delicious sofa and king-size table forms another special place (see photos). Around the house there is beautiful view to the garden and surroundings with lots of birds and regularly a squirrel. The patio doors to the terrace are a godsend, especially when the weather is nice. The kitchen is complete and there is a spacious kitchen inventory. The terrace with a sturdy dining table with adjustable seats covers 30 m2 and the spacious front garden faces south-west and offers a lot of privacy, so you can enjoy the sun. A barbeque and a fire pit in the garden provide extra atmosphere. There is a sheltered garden surrounding the house with scattered benches where you can relax or read a good book. On the driveway is a private parking space, as well as an additional parking space next to the barn. Exciting is the higher playhouse for children up to a year or six and a double swing for toddlers and children. There is more than enough space in the house for 6 people, possibly 7 (baby). In the shed you will find the barbecue and a sleigh and all kinds of tools if you want to tinker.
Around the house is a spacious garden with a large terrace and lots of playing grass.
Spacious L-shaped room with a two and three-seater sofa and armchair. Gas heating and cozy fireplace with wood stove.
In the L of the living room is a spacious dining area with sofa, chairs and king-size table for 8 people.
The kitchen has a large kitchen, refrigerator, complete inventory and plenty of crockery. You cook on gas and there is a combination microwave / oven. For the enthusiast there is a Senseo, but also an ordinary coffee machine. Design bathroom with walk-in shower, toilet and washbasin. Spacious hall. Nice double bedroom with 2 person box spring and doors to the backyard.
Spacious hall with a rack with boots in various sizes.
Two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with two single beds. There are 1 single duvets and pillows in all bedrooms. You must take care of duvet covers, (cover) sheets, pillowcases, hand and tea towels.
Location and surroundings:
The chalet is very quiet in a group of 7 private houses. From the garden you walk into nature. It is surrounded by forests, streams and the river Amblève. A little further is the small village of Ondenval. The chalet has a large private area (500 m2).
For a good book you can go to our closet. There are also many games and you can enjoy the fire place in the garden, or in the winter enjoy a good beer or wine by the wood stove. For children there is plenty to do on the swing, in the playhouse, in nature, near the stream, the river or in the forest. And if you still want to read your mail, go to Café Terminus in Montenau or Le Cyrano in Waimes, where you can enjoy a nice Belgian beer or perfect French wine next to free Wifi!
The Ardennes and the special culture of the East Cantons:
At only 300 km or 3 hours drive from the middle of the Netherlands you come in a completely different environment and culture! Beautiful green hill and mountain country, dense forests, picturesque villages and towns. Our house is at the end of one of the most beautiful valleys of the region. On the trout river the Amblève and sheltered by the beautiful Wolfsbusch.
In the area you will find numerous different landscapes and routes. The High Fens (6 km) are a very special and rugged nature reserve. Go to Baraque Michel and the nearby Nature Museum.
Belgium is already known for its delicious enjoyment and food, but in the Ardennes that Burgundian lifestyle gets even more dimension. A selection of products, including good wines, is available in stores. Also special are several local products of high quality, such as trout from Ondenval, various cheeses from Thirimont, Ardenner ham from Montenau, etc. Especially the game in the hunting season is not to be sneezed. For fresh game from the Ardennes and Eifel you can go to the Caterer in Robertville or prepared in the restaurant of Hotel Cyrano in Waimes. Everywhere in the restaurants you will be served high quality at a reasonable price. On the many cozy terraces and in the cafes you have the wide choice of all those tasty Belgian beers. Try the Kwak gourmet beer in Café Scotch on the central square in Malmedy or go to the new brewery in Bellevaux (4 km). Or go to the Beer Museum in Rodt near St. Vith. And then the language! Our house is located exactly on the language border between the Walloon and German speaking area (East Cantons).
Do not be put off by French. Nowadays, the residents really do their best to answer you in Dutch and if they do not, German or English usually offers a solution. A very special cultural aspect is the attention for the Ardennes offensive. Close to Baugnez is a small museum that pays attention to the impact in the Malmedy area.
Enjoy in the Ardennes:
Walking can be unlimited in the immediate vicinity. One of the largest forests in the Ardennes, the Wolfsbusch, borders directly on the site. Tennis, horse riding and cycling (eg renting of (electric) bicycles and mountain bikes) is possible. The special nature reserve the High Fens with many hiking trails is close by. A walk along the fairytale river with numerous waterfalls, the Ninglinspo near Remouchamps (see photos) and at a distance of 4 km are several beautiful villages such as Ligneuville, Montenau, Waimes, etc. In the immediate vicinity you will find plenty of restaurants, nice terraces, cafes and bars.
You can make slightly larger day trips to Liège, Aachen, Monschau, Luxembourg, Vianden, Little Switzerland, Bastogne, La Roche etc. Furthermore, the Ardennes with its lovely surroundings, nice villages, cities, an abundance of museums and attractions within your immediate reach. (Spa, Remouchamps, Stavelot, Cascade de Coo, etc.) Swimming pools can be found in Montenau, Spa, St. Vith and Robbertville. At 15 km. is the famous water sports center "Worikken" on Lake Bütchenbach (sailing, surfing, swimming, pedal boats, etc.) In short, you can fully enjoy your holiday!
See also the website "De Real Ardennes":
The `Real Ardennes`
Nature is the big attraction of the Ardennes. And rightly so, because the area offers Dutch unspoiled nature close to home!
Actively going out automatically in the Ardennes. There is a dense network of signposted routes. These are available locally at the VVV. Routes that run through forests or along beautiful villages and towns. With plenty of choice for untrained hikers for people who are looking for more lively walks or long-distance walks. In the natural environment of the Ardennes is also excellent kayaking, mountain biking, survivallen, horse riding or golf.
Recently, there is an extensive network of cycle paths, called Ravel, built over various former railways. As a result, the height differences are not more than 3% so that you can get on with a normal Dutch bike with 3 gears. From our house you can easily cycle to Aachen, Monschau, St. Vith and even the north of Luxembourg. Along the route there are also many nice terraces for a drink or lunch. In Waimes you can also rent electric bicycles.
Nice cafes and restaurants are nearby in Montenau, Waimes, Malmédy and St. Vith, but you can also take a walk in the forest of Rodt and then eat or drink something in the Beer Museum (in winter a ski hut and cross-country skiing paradise). Nearby are the High Fens. You are also close to Germany with nice places such as Monschau and all the nice towns in the Eifel, but also Luxembourg is only half an hour away.
In Coo is a small amusement park "Plopsaland" and the famous waterfall "Cascade de Coo".
Spa has a nice center, a casino and a beautiful new thermal bath.
A larger amusement park is Phantasialand near Cologne.
New is a small war museum dedicated to the Ardennes offensive. That is close to Baugnez.
You can fish for trout from our premises in the Amblève (first permit at the Waimes post office), but also in a large fish pond in Recht, where there is also a playground and a nice cafe / restaurant on the water.
There are many attractions in the vicinity of the house. Reinhardstein castle, Botrange nature park center, Spa / Franchorchamps circuit, Stavelot abbey, museum of the circuit in Stavelot. And much, much more!