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Holiday Cottage

for 6 persons in Flanders Fields

To be open in march 2019

Accomodation
Maximum 6 persons

Indoor

6 persons
  • 2 bedrooms upstairs:
    • 1 bedroom with boxspring (1m60), babybed available till age 2,5 years
    • 1 bedroom with boxspring (1m60) & 1 bed 1m40, ideal for 2 children.
  • Downstairs: A mezzanine with a quality 2 persons sofa bed
  • Beds are fully made up: fitted sheets + pillows + duvets
  • Wifi & flatscreen television
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, refrigerator, microwave oven and induction stove. Cutlery, crockery and cookware are provided
  • Separate toilet
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower and washbasins

Outdoor

  • 2 private off-road parking places (maximum heigth: 1,90m – approx. 6 feet & 2 inches)
  • Beautiful garden including a minigolf ground. From 13.30h on Sundays the minigolf is open to the public but the house itself garantuees sufficient privacy for the residents.
  • Private terrace with garden furniture
  • Barbecue grill
  • Finnish outdoor sauna for 6 people (very discreet!) with an amazing view on the surrouding hills.
  • One separate outdoor gazebo / pavillion for breakfast, as a chat corner and/or aperitif room
  • One separate, electrically heated and fully enclosed orangery for 6 persons, also suitable for breakfast etc.
Breakfast boxes are available, but only on request and in the midweek.

Our
Rates

Weekend

495

high season


445

low season

fri 15h till sun 14h
Long weekend

595

high season


545

low season

fri 15h till mon 12h
Midweek

495

high season


445

low season

mon 15h till fri 10h
Week

950

high season


850

low season

mon 15h till sun 14h

Extra

  • Caution €200
  • Toerist tax €1,25 per night per person
  • The Doctor’s House has to be brush clean on leave. The final cleaning, which will be done by us, is obligatory and costs 50 euro.
  • Electricity, water and natural gas are included in our fares.
  • The Doctor’s house is a non-smoking residence.
  • An extra child’s bed and high chair are available on request.
High season
1 May – 30 September
+ Belgian school & Bank holidays

Our account number

IBAN: BE50 0018 4833 6818
BIC:GEBABEBB

A house with
a family history

The spacious villa that is La Maison du Docteur (The Doctor’s House) today, dates back to 1958. At that time, the ambitious Lambert Segers – inhabitant of nearby Ypres – saw a great deal of potential in the touristic assets of this hilly bordering area and he cherished great plans, especially for the Zwarteberg.

Under his impulse a pack of diligent Tyroleans with their Swiss know-how and precision built the skyline cableway (telefric), the majestic guesthouse "Tirolerhof" and also this particular building with a real mini-golf as an extra attraction. During the construction work, the energetic Segers came to eat his sandwiches almost daily in the kitchen of the adjacent Meuleberghoeve, together with Paul and Josma Vandermeersch, my grandparents. They drank their coffee, discussed the weather and the work and watched the steady metamorphosis of ' their ' hill (Mont Noir) with big eyes...


In 1962 their young son, who was my father Frans Vandermeersch (°1944) began running the mini-golf after his military service in Germany. In this way our family continued to keep in close contact with the nearby residence...

In the mid 60’s, the country house was granted a new destination as Café Crystal, the new owners of which also exploited a busy cable car and minigolf. At that time the Zwarteberg was a tremendous hit and drew busloads of tourists on a daily basis.

In 1982, Doctor Pierre Dewulf bought the residence and had it renovated for private use. As a passionate gardener, he conjured the surrounding terrain into an idyllic garden and an oasis of green tranquillity, where he came to enjoy his free time up to 2018.


That same year we seized the opportunity to buy this magnificent domain, so our family history and background is back on its track again. We turned the place into a charming holiday home for 6 people and named it “The doctor’s House” (La Maison du Docteur).

We are delighted to welcome you! After your stay here – short or long – you will undoubtedly return to your own home with an unforgettable experience.

Fancy a bet?

David Vandermeersch – Rebecca Declercq
Kobe & Mats

Tourist
attractions

  • Food and drinks

    Those who are fond of culinary pampering will find their liking in the many bars, restaurants, breweries and bistros anywhere near. Enjoy the many tasty regional dishes and local specialities that are on offer.
  • Explore the environment: on foot, by bike or on horseback

    The range of leisure options in this region is as varied as its enchanting landscapes and views. Numerous walking routes and cycling tours will take you to some of Flander’s best preserved natural scenes and beautiful countryside. A stone’s throw from the Zwarteberg lies the north of France, full of picturesque villages and towns. Moreover, the Belgian Coast is only a half hour drive away and certainly worth a visit.

    Groteoutepaden.be Wandelroutes.org Fietsroute.org
  • Some suggestions nearby

    • - Chair-lift (Telefric) Cordoba between the Zwarteberg and Rodeberg;
    • National park and Museum "Marguerite Yourcenar" (French female writer)
    • Music Centre and Musical instrument Museum 't Folk
  • The Great War

    The war history is also ubiquitously present here. Our holiday house lies in between Ypres and Poperinge (15 minutes car drive only), both important front cities during WWI, and is the ideal starting point for those who want to discover and experience the many impressive monuments, military cemeteries and war sites nearby.

    FlandersFields.be Frontline-Tours.com ToerismeIeper.be ToerismePoperinge.be
  • De Westhoek

    At a stone's throw from the Zwarteberg lies Northern France, full of picturesque villages and towns, but also Poperinge, Ypres, Veurne ... or the Belgian coast offer many opportunities for excursions.

    Ontdek de Westhoek
© Vandermeersch, David (NP), BTW BE 870.719.114, Rodebergstraat 48 BE 8954 Westouter 057 44 46 63

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