La Petite Forêt | Cottage in Brussels' countryside


Entire cottage hosted by Elke & Fred

5 guests, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 1 bath
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All about Elke & Fred’s place

We are Fred and Elke and we offer our recently renovated cottage as a holiday stay.

We have a 19th-century, cosy farmhouse located in the countryside but close to Brussels (14 km), Ghent (38 km) and Antwerp (45 km).

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-peace. The green region (Pajottenland) around Brussels is perfect for hiking, mountain-biking and Vespa tours.

The space
Holiday House | We renovated our ancient 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.

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

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.

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. 

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.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Asse, Belgium

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.

Hosted by Elke & Fred

Joined in January 2017
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We are Frederick and Elke, both 29 (for the 3rd time) and foodies! We are full of energy and love good food accompanied by a good glass of wine. We love to try to home-grow our own vegetables but must admit, that we are not really talented and still need some practice to have the perfect tomatoes.
We are Frederick and Elke, both 29 (for the 3rd time) and foodies! We are full of energy and love good food accompanied by a good glass of wine. We love to try to home-grow our own…

During your stay

If we are around, we are more than happy to show you around and inform you about the ins and outs of our cottage. If this would not be possible, we will make sure that exerting is cleared out and keys are available in a lock box.
  • Languages: Nederlands, English, Français
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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