In late August, we came over from the U.S. with three adults for a 7-day bicycling trip in Zuid-Limburg. We decided to stay at “De Cour” in Gronsveld, because it seemed to best fit our needs.
In the months leading up to our trip the owners/hosts of De Cour answered all our questions in a timely manner via email or phone calls. When we arrived, Wiet and Carola graciously welcomed us into their space. During our stay they generously looked after anything that we might need. In short, they are excellent hosts and very pleasant people to meet.
De Cour is a beautifully converted and historic Limburg farm. The owners created two rental houses next to their own home and work space. The layout of these buildings around a leafy courtyard offers privacy to the visitors and a safe and dry storage area for bicycles. Our weeklong stay in the “Anna” house was very comfortable. The unit has a living, dining area, and fully equipped kitchen downstairs. Bedrooms and en suite bathrooms are upstairs on the second and third floors. The latter also has a loft with two additional single beds. The hosts provide internet, TV, a stereo system, books and travel guides. It is definitely a well appointed and nicely decorated home.
The location of De Cour in the village of Gronsveld is very suitable for guests that want to experience the Limburg countryside, explore the old city of Maastricht, or both. We spent most of our days bike riding through the hill country. On some evenings we enjoyed dinners in Maastricht or Gronsveld, or we stayed home to make our own. There are two good bakers in Gronsveld, a wonderful restaurant, and a small grocery store, which covered at least part of our shopping list. We picked up some of our food in supermarkets of nearby Maastricht and Kadier en Keer.