La Petite Forêt | Cottage in Brussels' countryside - Holiday House

Ancient cottage in Brussels’ countryside

Holiday House | We renovated our ancient 19th century cottage over the last couple of months so it regained its splendour of yesteryear. We try to restore it by only using antique and/or old (re-used or up-cycled) building materials without compromising on today’s comfort. We live in a forest, and the humpy bumpy road to our house ensures a peaceful environment where you can totally disconnect and find your inner-piece.

Kitchen | Foodies united! The kitchen is fully equipped and fitted with a French range cooker (Lacanche) offering 4 hobs, a coup-de-feu simmer plate and three ovens (including one gas oven), Japanese Damascus steel kitchen knives, dish washer, stand mixer.

Bathroom | Soap bubbles galore! Are you more into taking a relaxed bath or a quick shower? There is no need to be decisive! Relax, turn-down the lights and submerge (even with two) in our Victorian style bath tub (Albion Bath Co.) Quick morning showers can be enjoyed together as well, in the big walk-in shower. Pay attention to the different water tap knobs with you morning sleepyhead!

Garden | Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them! Find your inner peace in the garden by reading a book in the tree swing chair, having an apéro on the patio or cooking some slow cooked succulent meat on the BigGreenEgg barbecue.

Neighbourhood | Our house is surrounded by meadows packed by horses and cattle, woods and an endless amount of narrow but muddy pathways. Don’t forget your rubber boots for the numerous strolls along these trails or bring your 4x4 (winch fitted like our good old Jeep a.k.a. Willy) or Motorbike to hit one of the many country roads while visiting one of the many castles or cities (Brussels, Ghent, Mechelen, Leuven, etc.) in this neighbourhood (Pajottenland and Brabantse Kouter).

Shopping | Albeit the countryside location, all the necessary shops are very close by (shopping centre on less than 1 km offering a supermarket, restaurant, pharmacy, etc.). You can find restaurants and pubs within walking distance, but a vast choice of international food can be found in Brussels which is only 14 km away.

ROOMS:

Master Bedroom | Do you like your bedroom to be spacious but charming?
This bedroom overlooks the garden and neighbouring forest, offers a king-sized bed (160cm) made of ancient reclaimed boat wood and comes with duvets, bed linen and towels.

Twin Bedroom | You like your bedroom cosier and you love cuddling?
This bedroom offers 1 or 2 (on request) small double beds (120 cm) and comes with a stunning view on the next-door meadow and our donkey-neighbours Cois and Bowie. As always, this/these antique iron bed(s) come(s) with duvets and bed linen.

Antique Daybed | You want to sleep in front of crackling logs?
The comfiest, though cosy and romantic night you can spend in 18th century daybed located in the salon in front of the fireplace. This area is separated from the living room by a waist-high wall. Duvets and bed linen can be found in the antique trunk in the dining room.

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