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Your Belgium Ardennes Holiday - a Tranquil, Serene Vacation

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Last updated: 10/15/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ardennes farmhouse description

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.

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king

            Spacious, Large Wardrobe...moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            French Country...moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 twin/ single

            French Country, Extra Single Bed...moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 baby crib

            Bunk Beds, Crib...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • DVD Player
          • Piano
          • Ping Pong Table
          • Pool Table
          • Satellite / Cable
          • Stereo
          • Video Library:

            You can request a list of approximately 400 dvd's to choose from....moreless

          Theme

          • Away From It All
          • Family

          Attractions

          • Autumn Foliage
          • Churches
          • Forests
          • Playground
          • Pond
          • Restaurants

          Local Services & Businesses

          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Massage Therapist
          • Medical Services

          Leisure Activities

          • Antiquing
          • Bird Watching
          • Horseback Riding
          • Scenic Drives
          • Shopping
          • Sight Seeing
          • Walking

          Location Type

          • Rural
          • Village

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Rafting
          • Skiing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Water Tubing

          Arrival Day

              • Flexible

              Dining

              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Broadband Access:

                High speed DSL....moreless

              • Garage
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Mobile Phone:

                Connections are good....moreless

              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet

              Kitchen

              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio
              • Gazebo
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Outdoor Grill Gas

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card
                   

                  Reviews

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                  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.
                  

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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 10/15/2014
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                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
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                  Location

                  Car: Recommended

                  Belgium, Wallonia, Luxembourg Province, Wathermal

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2009

                  About the owner: 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

                  Why the Owner Chose Ardennes:
                  We chose this rental unit because it is ideal and nearby.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, french, german, dutch

                   

                  Photos

                  • Flower Power

                    Flower Power

                  • La Maison Charmante

                    La Maison Charmante

                  • Clervaux Golf Course

                    Clervaux Golf Course

                  • Play & Pray

                    Play & Pray

                  • Kitchen

                    Kitchen

                  • Bedroom 2 Queen

                    Bedroom 2 Queen

                  • Billiards

                    Billiards

                  • Wathermal

                    Wathermal

                  • Bedroom 3 B

                    Bedroom 3 B

                  • Bedroom 4 A

                    Bedroom 4 A

                  • Baby Its Cold Outside

                    Baby Its Cold Outside

                  • Trail Behind House

                    Trail Behind House

                  • La Maison Charmante

                    La Maison Charmante

                  • Playground

                    Playground

                  • View From Kitchen

                    View From Kitchen

                  • Dining Room, Baby Grand

                    Dining Room, Baby Grand

                  • View From Bedroom 2

                    View From Bedroom 2

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Bedroom 1 (king)

                    Bedroom 1 (king)

                  • Bedroom 3 A Queen +

                    Bedroom 3 A Queen +

                  • Bedroom 4 B

                    Bedroom 4 B

                  • Ardennes Logging Partner

                    Ardennes Logging Partner

                  • View Of House From Rear

                    View Of House From Rear

                  • Streaming in the Ardennes

                    Streaming in the Ardennes

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

                  10

                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 10

                  View calendar: Updated 10/15/14
                  Owner
                  Member since: 2010
                  Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
                  • Calendar last updated 10/15/2014
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                  +32 8088 1855

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