We stayed in this charming Chambre d’hotes in the Vlaamse ardennen in Belgium in December 2006 (a little late with my review – I do realize that). A wonderfully restored 17th century farm. We stayed in the gite rouges . You enter through a lovely courtyard and then through your own front door into the living area: a table and chairs, a bed that doubles as couch and the main feature a lovely open fire place. (Our tip would be is buy some wine and cheeses at a local market, pull the mattress onto the floor and enjoy a lovely romantic evening in front of the open fire). There is a stone sink and a little toaster-oven (no fridge). The back door opens out to a patio with table and chairs facing a rural lawn and garden view. Being December we did not sit out there, but can imagine it would be rather pleasant on a hot summer evening.
One thing that was not ideal was the fact that the entrance to the bathroom were “saloon”type doors, which only give you semi privacy.
You climb up the stairs to a split level floor with a comfy double bed. The whole style of the place is modern when it comes to architecture but very country-farm house when it comes to decorations.
The owner is a lovely lady that will supply you with good tips on where to walk, cycle and eat in the area.
In short it was a relaxing weekend get- away doing nothing much at all. Charming, lovely, low key