In May, my husband and I along with another couple stayed at the two cottages of Van Hercke Bed and Breakfast near Ghent, Belgium. It provided a charming, spotless, quiet retreat in a rural setting, yet it was near the major higways so that we could take day trips to Ghent, Bruges, Oostende, Brussels, and Dunkerque. Ingrid and Daniel are wonderful hosts, but they don't intrude on one's privacy. Ingrid offers a full breakfast each morning in her flower-filled greenhouse. She also provides maps and pamphlets for visiting nearby sites. The cottages are comfortable and have small kitchenettes. We enjoyed our wine and cheese outside in the garden before going to nearby restaurants. Also nearby are grocery stores. We highly recommend the Van Hercke's B&B.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Vanhercke Family offers 2 charming studios in a luxurious Flemish cottage style. Explore the quiet old valley of the Schelde and the medieval atmosphere of ancient Laarne (Ghent). Stay a night, a week, or longer in one of our Guest Cottage Studios. Built like typical Flemish cottage, they adjoin our 18th century house and are nestled between the water castle of Laarne and the nearby wetlands. Built in the typical Flemish brick stone as luxury apartment bed and breakfast studios for 2/4 persons, the cottages are annexed to a 18th century cottage farm, which is located at the foot of a natural park, that was formed by an old meander of the river Schelde. Free parking at your cottage, easily accessible, big garden ... more less