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House in WW1 area,Ypres,Flanders,Belgium - Peaceful Location 5 Minutes driving to Kemmel, 20 Min. to Ieper & Passchendaele
Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: one double bed, two twin beds (bunk beds), one child's cot, one mosquito window Bedroom 2: one double bed, two twin beds (bunk beds), one mosquito window Both bedrooms can be darkened completely. Heating in each room.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
No smoking - no smoking inside the houseno smoking inside the house
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
- In times of corona we take the necessary extra precautions. Arrival and departure times have therefore changed. Please, respect this timetable.
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (e.g. countertops, light switches, handles and taps)
Cleaned with disinfectant
Minimum three-day vacancy between guests’ stays
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Petra De Smet
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About Petra De Smet
Hello! We are a family with three growing children. In hunting for a home of our own, we decided to look for a house with outbuildings or a second home nearby. When we found "Den Ouden Speelberg", my long-held dream of opening a B&B became a holiday home. We spent 2010 to 2012 renovating the property and in 2013 we were finally able to welcome our first guests. We always do our utmost to offer visitors a wonderful experience. Would you like information on points of interest in the region, or local insider tips? We would be happy to inform you as accurately as we can. Would you prefer to be given the privacy to discover things for yourself? We can certainly respect that as well.
Petra De Smet purchased this house in 2002
Why Petra De Smet chose Dranouter
The location of the holiday home makes it well suited for visits to commemorate World War I. The In Flanders Fields Museum in Ieper (Ypres), the site of the Christmas Truce in Ploegsteert, the Bayernwald Trenches in Wijtschate, the Mine Crater Memorial in Mesen, the commando bunker in Kemmel, Hill 62, the many cemeteries and notably Tyne Cot Cemetery in Passendale, the Tower of Peace in Mesen, Talbot House in Poperinge... So many familiar names from the history books. And well worth a visit!
What makes this house unique
We renovated the house itself with loving care, creating the kind of holiday home that we would want to rent for ourselves: not cluttered with bric-a-brac, just discreet luxury, with a place to sit outside no matter what the weather, privacy and plenty of breathing space. We may be a little biased, but we think our holiday home is something special: for the house itself as well as its location. Will we soon have the pleasure of welcoming you to "Den Ouden Speelberg"? We certainly hope so! Kind regards, Bart & Petra