Sven & Katleen Daelman - Pattyn
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- Dec 11, 2018
About Sven & Katleen Daelman - Pattyn
This holiday home is run by Sven Daelman and Katleen Pattyn, both in their early forties, who have 3 boys –Arthur, Baptiste, and Eduard. The couple has lived in the ‘cat city’ since 1997 and purchased the holiday home next to their own house in 2009.
Sven & Katleen Daelman - Pattyn purchased this Apartment in 2009
Why Sven & Katleen Daelman - Pattyn chose Ypres
The home was purchased with the intent to move Katleen’s physiotherapy practice into the bottom floor. Because more and more tourists began visiting Ypres, we made the decision not to permanently rent the upper floors, but to rent them on a temporary basis. That’s how this holiday home was born. After a few years of blood, sweat, and tears for renovation, the holiday home was opened up for booking on 28 June 2014. This date was chosen because it is the 100-year anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the beginning of the Great War.
What makes this Apartment unique
'Gîte de Lombard' is located in the city centre, but in a quiet area. The city’s greenbelt, the Fortifications, is just a 20-metre walk away and you can enjoy nature in peace and quiet here. An advantage of this is that you can easily birdwatch from the rooftop terrace. You can reach the most important sights, monuments, museums, shops, restaurants, and bars in the city centre without the stress of taking your car. There is free parking with the blue card that you’ll receive upon arrival. The train station is just 500 metres from the home as well – it’s a simple and relaxing way to visit the rest of Flanders and Belgium. 'Gîte de Lombard' is the perfect place to start your visit to the medieval city of Ypres and the Westhoek.
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The house is lovely, and Sven is great! The owners live next door, and are super nice and cooperative.
The house has a terrific location and is a short walk to stores, historic sites, rampart and park walks, and the "Last Post" at Menen Gate. The WWI sites and museums are a short drive away. It is even a short drive to Westvelteren and the famous monks" beer.
Parking is on the street, but was never a problem.
I highly recommend this property and the owners.
Dear Burke and Steve,
It was our pleasure having you here. Nice to hear you’ve really enjoyed your stay in Ieper. We hope to welcome you again one day!
All the best,
Sven & Katleen
Great location, spotlessly clean with a lovely terrace to sit outside when weather permits. Sven is very professional and gives good information about the surrounding areas and leaves a helpful file with you for reference. There is a flight of stairs to access the house which is on the first and second floor, this was not problematic to us; however needs to be taken into account for anyone with limited mobility. We would definitely stay here again.
Beautiful apartment in great location with excellent facilities and comfortable beds. Thanks Sven
We were a family group aged from 23 to 76 and we all enjoyed staying at this beautiful apartment which had everything one could possibly need for an enjoyable stay in the wonderful city of Ypres. Excellent location within a few minutes walk to the main square and the Menin gate. Also a great base to visit military cemeteries in Flanders fields.
Thank you very much for this kind review.
We are really happy you had a wonderful stay.
Hope we will welcome you again some day!
Sven & Katleen
We had a great time in Ypres. Good central location.
Property was excellent. Well appointed and spotlessly clean. Ideally located for convenient access to town centre, just a short stroll. Very welcoming host.
I will heartily recommend to others.
Thank you for this excellent review! We really appreciate it.
Hope to welcome you another time.
Sven & Katleen
The apartment is perfectly situated to explore ypres and the flanders area. The apartment is well equipped and the balcony was great to relax on an evening. Sven was really helpful with advice on where to go and what was worth seeing. We will definitely be back.
Thank you for your kind words and great review.
Hope to meet you again one day.
Sven & Katleen
Lovely home in the heart of Ypres
Beautifully finished and equipped house in a quiet street only five minutes walk from the Cloth Hall. Ideal for exploring the Flanders WW1 sites but equally good for just chilling out and enjoying the Belgian food and drink.
Sven was a helpful, friendly host who made sure we had everything we needed.
'Gîte de Lombard' is located in the heart of Ypres, just a stone’s throw from the large, historic market, with its stunning, medieval Cloth Hall, yet just steps from the ‘Vauban’ Fortifications, the city’s lush, green oasis. It’s a perfect place to start exploring Ypres and the Westhoek, with their various attractions and rich wartime history, but also for discovering all the great things the Westhoek has to offer. Tyne Cot in Passendale, the German burial site in Langemark, or the Trench of Death in Diksmuide. There are also various war museums, such as the In Flanders Fields Museum, Hill 62, the Hooge Crater Museum, or Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917. Or the rolling hilly landscape around Kemmel and its vineyard. These are just a handful of the things to see and do that are just a half-hour’s drive away. Since 1928, the ‘Last Post’, the final salute to the fallen, is sounded every evening at 8 p.m. under the Menin Gate in Ypres.