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20 reviews
front double bed room
the cosy sittingroom to relax after a great day out
like it says  Tea time!
kitchen and dining area with everything you need to make a lovely meal
a feature in the second double bedroom
we wish you a good night sleep in the attic double bed room
The view from our frontdoor
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province

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dipsy999
Tamworth, UK
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Beautiful home from home”
Reviewed 31 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Heidi and Jurgen met us at their lovely house in Ypres (Ieper) at an arrival time convenient for us. The house has been renovated with excellent attention to detail. It had plenty of space for our family of 4. The kitchen was well equipped. The wifi worked well. Bedrooms and linens were comfortable. The house is full of quirky collectible objets. There is on road parking outside (restricted hours) and a free carpark 5 minutes walk away. The house is under 5 minutes walk for the market square and a small supermarket.

The house is excellent for a stay in Ypres. Visit the museums, chocolate shops and ramparts one day and drive to the WW1 sites outside of town on the other. The 8pm Last Post at Menin Gate is unmissable.

As previous reviewers have mentioned, the stairs really are steep, as is common in all of these 2 up 2 down terrace houses. I would advise against staying with toddlers due to the stairs and the amount of lovely ornaments that would need to be moved from little fingers.

Highly recommended for a short break with or without children.

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Liked best: Quirky decor and location
Liked least: Stairs!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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LuckyLuke...
Derby, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic house, perfectly appointed!”
Reviewed 10 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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person found this review helpful

This is a brilliant place. Great location near to the centre. Lovingly restored and decorated, filled with quirky antiquey artefacts. Who is the man in the picture over the fire place? The owners have done their best to think of everything you might want for your stay. It really was beautifully prepared. Can't recommend highly enough.

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Liked best: The appearance and the presentation (and the welcome drink!)
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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Jos C
Mildenhall, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Atmospheric holiday home that has it all”
Reviewed 4 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

De Historie is a must for anyone wanting to visit the World War 1 battlefields in Flanders. Perfectly tucked away in a little side street in Ieper, it's easy walking distance from the town's centre with its museums and restaurants, but it's beautifully peaceful and has free parking nearby.
The house is furnished and equipped to an amazing standard - everything is provided down to tea bags, filter coffee and everything from tea towels to bin liners. There's free wifi to keep the teenagers happy, a room with maps and leaflets to guide you to the sights and all the comforts of home. The decor is outstanding - different and quirky, tastefully and beautifully done. The owners, Jurgen and Heidi, will make sure that they are contactable the day you arrive and will help you navigate and then settle in. This holiday home simply could not be better, the only downside are the very steep stairs - typical of the houses of the area and the time - which may be difficult for people with mobility problems. In every other way this house is a winner.

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Liked best: The comfort and decor
Liked least: The stairs
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Beanandfa...
Epsom, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely house in a great location”
Reviewed 5 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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person found this review helpful

Had a very good 3 night stay in Ypres in this very comfortable homely house. The beds were extremely comfortable and the house was beautifully decorated with lots of interesting antiques which added to the atmosphere. We were welcomed by the owner who showed us around and left us with a bottle of local beer and and a supply of chocolates, kids and adults all happy! The location in town was perfect, a short walk to the historic center passing a small supermarket where we could get supplies. We visited the Menin gate and battlefields during our visit and had a day in Bruges, an easy day trip from Ypres. Had we stayed longer we would have easily found lots more to do.

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Liked best: The honesty bar with a great supply of local beer
Liked least: Some people may find the stairs too steep
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Maggie G
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lovely house in a great convenient location”
Reviewed 2 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This house is pretty unique, the decor is at the same time amusing, moving and intriguing.
The owner was very helpful, letting us arrive earlier and giving us excellent directions. The house is very well equipped, there is free parking within 5 minutes walk and the centre of Ypres is literally just round the corner. However in the house is very quiet.

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Liked best: The quirky decor and the location.
Liked least: The steep staircases.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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kemlyn197...
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautifully furnished, equiped and decorated.”
Reviewed 8 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This house is full of interesting and unusual items. The house is furnished and equipped to a high standard. It was very clean throughout. The owners were very helpful and waiting for us on arrival. There were lots of extra touches which made a short stay much easier such as teabags, filter coffee, dishwasher tablets, oil, vinegar, kitchen paper and a complementary Belgian beer etc. The house is also ideally located very near to the central square but on a quiet street. The only issues that may make the house less suitable for certain groups were that the only bathroom is downstairs behind the kitchen at the back of the house, the second floor bedroom can only be accessed by going through one of the first floor bedrooms and both steps of stairs are very steep with a lot of small steps. We travelled with my elderly father for whom making a trip to the toilet in the night was very difficult. However for some groups these issues would not be a problem.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Martin G
Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Perfect place to stay in Ypres”
Reviewed 2 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Everything about this house was perfect and exactly as described in the listing. The house is conveniently located a short walk from the Cloth Hall and the town square. It is fully equipped with modern appliances and a full kitchen and tastefully decorated with antiques. It was perfect in every detail. I highly recommend it.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Stairs are a little steep, but hardly a concern
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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