About This Listing
Charming accommodation well situated to discover Belgium. Perfect for a couple wanting to spend a stay in an original place. Nice walking, historic visits, gastronomic restaurants, shops ... At only 20 minutes from Brussels South Airport and Namur !
Situated in the historical centre of Fosses-La-Ville, the "gites" (cottages) of the "Apothecarius" (pharmacists) receive their name from their history. In fact, a number of generations of pharmacists resided in this historical art-deco house. Today it's two complete apartments, tastefully decorated by the owner Muriel Charon, welcomes tourists as well as business travellers.
Inspired by the town's rich middle age history, Muriel has preserved the original style and character of this authentic town house. She has salvaged all that she was able including: doors, door handles, oak floors, stained glass, and mantelpieces. She even recovered the old flasks of the pharmacists, dusty and forgotten in the cellar.
The renovation of this holiday house conveniently provides all modern appliances and accommodations. The "apart-hotel" concept offers a relaxing stay, inspired by history with all modern conveniences. Come discover charm, style, and comfort.
At your disposal:
a wi-fi connexion
a digital television with national and international channels
a DVD reader + dvd
a fully equipped kitchen with ceramic hob, electric oven, micro-wave, freezer and dishwasher
spices, oil, vinegar, jams, coffee (Nespresso), tea, infusions …
an iron and ironing board
a washing machine
bed linen, quilt covers, towels and tea towels are provided
For the self-catering you'll find a lot of grocery stores close to the 'Gîtes d'Apothecarius'.
The apartment is very well situated in the historic center of the village with : gastronomic restaurants, museums, walkings, historic buildings.... private parking. Wi-fi free.
Interaction with Guests
The owners welcome personally their guests to give them advises, ideas for visits, great places to discover ... to give them all information to enjoy their stay.
Other Things to Note
Possibilité de louer des vélos sur place - Ravel- Balades en vélo
The apartment is exactly as pictured. It's spacious, beautifully decorated and well equipped. Muriel responded quickly to any questions we had, and when we couldn't locate a few essentials she made sure they were delivered promptly. Wifi and cable both worked well, and there was a washing machine just outside of the apartment. Parking was available on the street, and the location is good for exploring the area, although the town itself is rather nondescript. We would definitely stay here again.
Muriel nous a rapidement confirmé notre réservation. Nous ne l'avons pas rencontrée mais nous avons été très bien accueilli par les employés du bureau sous l'appartement.
L'appartement est très propre et bien décoré. Notre escapade en dehors de la capitale a été réussie avec ce petit cocon dans un petit village ! Nous avons fait une balade à vélo sur le ravel jusqu'à l'abbaye de Maredsous. Nous conseillons vivement ce logement !
This is a truly beautiful apartment and we loved it. It is incredibly quiet and fully equipped. The kitchen has everything you could want, the bed was very comfortable, the wifi very strong and fast, and if you want the television it has tons of channels. The bathroom is huge and has two sinks and a Jacuzzi bathtub. We found parking nearby every night without a problem. If you are arriving after 6:00 PM we would recommend that you bring food necessities for that night and the next morning as the shops within walking distance might be closed or have limited selection. During the day there are three well stocked supermarkets within five minutes drive.
Muriel's apartment is beautifully set up - very quiet and comfortable. I didn't meet Muriel, but Danielle in the office and Nathalie in the local tourist office (just around the corner) were both extremely helpful. Fosses-la-Ville is a charming little medieval town in a lovely rural area. I would strongly recommend this place.
We didn't get a chance to meet Muriel but the apartment was all ready and a gentleman at the office showed us in. Everything we needed to know about the apartment and the area was well organized in a booklet. And what a gorgeous apartment! It is exactly as shown in the pictures and more. There are two supermarkets near by that we made use of. And Dinant, Namur, Charlesroi are all easily reached by car. Wish we had more time in the lovely apartment and to explore the town and surrounding areas. Will recommend it to anyone.
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About the Host, Muriel
I travel a lot myself and that gives me some ideas to welcome my guests in good conditions. Friendliness, comfort, nice environment, and refined decoration are important for me. I'm married and have 2 children : a son, Brieuc (19 years old) and a daughter called Zoé (17 years old). I appreciate gastronomy, cinema, sport , culture and history. So, I'm learning restoration of paintings and I make oil paintings. Welcome guests is a great pleasure for me, because I like to share.