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NOUS HOTES charming cottage, pool, panoramic view

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
2 nights minimum
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Nous Hôtes is a charming cottage in Bonlez, in the centre of Belgium, 10 minutes from the University town of Louvain-la-Neuve, halfway between Brussels and Namur. Beautiful countryside location with panoramic view over the surrounding fields and woods. Well-established garden with heated outdoor swimming pool. Two bedrooms accommodate 4 adults, plus a child. Open since 2011. Short breaks, medium and long term lets. Golf, cycling, walking, horse riding. Appreciated by expats as well as leisure travelers. The cottage is certified by the official “Wallonia Quality Destination” label, thanks to our engagement into a continuous quality improvement process. A charming cottage annexed to the main house dating back to the early 20th century. This comfortable two-storied cottage with a very c...Nous Hôtes is a charming cottage in Bonlez, in the centre of Belgium, 10 minutes from the University town of Louvain-la-Neuve, halfway between Brussels and Namur. Beautiful countryside location with panoramic view over the surrounding fields and woods. Well-established garden with heated outdoor swimming pool. Two bedrooms accommodate 4 adults, plus a child. Open since 2011. Short breaks, medium and long term lets. Golf, cycling, walking, horse riding. Appreciated by expats as well as leisure travelers. The cottage is certified by the official “Wallonia Quality Destination” label, thanks to our engagement into a continuous quality improvement process. A charming cottage annexed to the main house dating back to the early 20th century. This comfortable two-storied cottage with a very cosy and homely feel is fully equipped and roomy (90 sqm) and was completely renovated to high standards. It has central heating, quality furnishings, fabrics and original artwork. Two bedrooms accommodate 4 adults. One of the bedrooms has an alcove containing an extra bed (1.6 m) convenient for a child. Baby cot also available. Off road parking. Free wifi internet access. Also convenient for long term lets, e.g. for expats with an assignment for several weeks or months. French language and culture classes can be combined with your stay. The owner, who is a French teacher, gives the classes. For information and arrangement, contact us. Located at the outskirts of the village of Bonlez, part of the Chaumont-Gistoux entity, the cottage is surrounded by fields and wood. Yet, you will find a lot of things to do in the immediate vicinity, be it cultural, historical, gastronomic or sports-related (Read more in the 'About the neighborhood' section below). Moreover, as the cottage is ideally located in the centre of Belgium, all major tourist sites are within easy reach. Indoors The two-storied cottage is well equipped and roomy (90 sqm) with a very cosy and homely feel. A large French window gives access to the terrace and the garden. The open plan kitchen is separated from the dining room by a breakfast bar with three high stools. The kitchen has high quality built-in equipment: fan oven with grill and microwave oven, 4 plate ceramic hob, extractor hood, large fridge/freezer, dishwasher. The kitchen has all the usual cooking appliances, including toaster, kettle, coffee maker. Table cloths, dishtowels and dishcloths are also provided. There is a separate toilet on the ground floor, and a toilet in the bathroom on the first floor. Two bedrooms accommodate 4 adults. The master bedroom on the first floor features a comfortable double bed (160 cm x 200 cm) and has an alcove dressing room containing an extra bed (80 cm x 160 cm) convenient for a child. The bedroom on the ground floor has two comfortable single beds, made up as a double bed on request. Ample wardrobe space is provided. The bathroom has a large modern walk in shower (160 cm x 90 cm), a wash basin and a toilet, as well as a washing machine. A hairdryer is provided. You will find a folding drying rack, an ironing board and iron, a vacuum cleaner and cleaning equipment stored in the cupboard adjacent to the bathroom. The cottage is strictly no smoking. No pets allowed. Digital cable TV, DVD player, CD player, books, tourist information and maps are available, as well as a high chair and some toys for small children. Outdoors Relaxing in the swimming pool, in the well-established garden or from the terrace, you will be overwhelmed by the beauty of the surrounding scenery, overlooking the village church of Bonlez down the hill and benefiting from a gorgeous panoramic view over the fields and woods. 
The heated swimming pool (11 m x 4.3 m) is open from spring to autumn, 5 months a year. Deckchairs and parasol, table tennis and a sand pit are available in the almost 1,000-sqm large garden.On the terrace and in the garden, you can use the table and chairs for outdoor dining and barbecue, weather permitting. The cottage has direct access to walking trails and cycle tracks. Amongst other activities, a lot of horseback riding, tennis and golf opportunities are available in the immediate vicinity of the cottage. There is an off road parking area for your car. Less then 1 mile out of the cottage you will find a welcoming restaurants. In Gistoux, 2 miles away, several restaurants, shops and middle-size supermarkets are available, even on sundays.More
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Blender
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Ping Pong Table
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Terrace
Fireplace
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

Very comfortable base for touring a number of local historical sites. We visited the battlefield sites of Waterloo, Bastogne, Dinant, Hannut, Gembloux and Mons. The property is well equipped and the owners (resident on site) very helpful and friendly. The pool was a very welcome...More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank Phillip T
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Well thought out and equipped gite with use of beautiful swimming pool. Welcoming and discreet owners who live nextdoor. Easy walk into village with restaurant. Supermarkets and more restaurants 5 mins drive. Ideally situated for visiting Brussels and there are many other family attractions in...More

Date of stay: August 2015
1  Thank tish r
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We booked this cottage as it was central to the towns we wanted to visit. It was very easy to find. We were greeted by Paul and Francoise who were very friendly and spent time with us explaining where everything was and told us we...More

Date of stay: December 2013
1  Thank LAS2011
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Wonderful hosts, charming house and astonished view. Everythig is even better than you can see in Internen. And very good location to go everywhere in Belgium. Thank you Francoise and Paul! The Rikuns.

Date of stay: July 2013
Thank innashtain
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

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Date of stay: August 2012
About the Owner
Françoise v
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Spanish, Dutch
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2012
Interaction with guests
The cottage is annexed to the main house, where the owners are living. They will grant you a personalized welcome and provide you with all useful information. They will be glad to help whenever needed. But don't worry, they are not intrusive. The cottage, as well as the garden, is yours for the duration of your stay and your privacy will be fully respected. The guests have permanent access to the swimming pool, in friendly understanding with the owner's family.
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About the neighbourhood
At the outskirts of the village of Bonlez, part of the Chaumont-Gistoux entity, the cottage is surrounded by fields and wood. Yet, you will find a lot of things to do in the immediate vicinity. Moreover, as the cottage is ideally located in the centre of Belgium, all major tourist sites are within easy reach. Louvain-la-Neuve, Waterloo, Louvain (Leuven), Namur and Brussels are less than 20 miles away. In the immediate vicinity, you are sure to find something of interest be it cultural, historical, gastronomic or sports-related: 3 golf courses (Bercuit, Bawette and LLN), Walibi amusement park, Adventure Park in Wavre, horse riding, cycling, walking, tennis, restaurants, theatre, cinema, cultural activities, etc. Visit the local museums (Longueville's clock museum, Chaumont's war museu...
Getting around
The easiest way to see the sights is by car. All historical and tourist sites of Belgium can be reached in a rather short drive. So you can plan a visit in just one day and come back to the cottage in Bonlez for a good night sleep. For those who like cycling, biking is also an option to visit the numerous points of interest that are less away. The cottage is certified by the official 'Bikes Welcome' label. A bus connects to Wavre and Brussels (bus stop less than 1 mile out of the cottage). Train stations in Wavre, Louvain-la-Neuve and Ottignies.
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