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Cottage / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 4
Built in 1921 right after WW1, this house is a typical one for the region. During the renovation as much original elements were preserved to give you a taste of how people lived back then (but upgraded and enlarged to accommodate our current needs of course). The housefront itself is protected by law and considered to be part of the Ypres architectural patrimony. During the autumn and summer you will find a table and chairs outside on the small courtyard to enjoy breakfast, a coffee or have a smoke.
I'll be present to welcome you and give you a small tour of the house plus instruct you of the safety regulations in place. Most of the time I'll be next doors, so if you need help or just want to talk, you're welcome to ring at the door. I'm very familiar with the region and the history of WW1 and WW2 and it will be a pleasure to point you out a few things which you won't hear or find that quickly in the touristic info available.
It's oh so calm yet in the center of a city. The fact that it is so close to the old city walls and its huge park was for me the reason to come and live here. Upon arrival I suggest you have a look at the walls and the view.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Koksijde 37 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Brussels National Airport 132 km, Nearest railway: Ieper 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Flanders region
Ypres is a Belgian municipality located in the Flemish province of West Flanders. During World War I, Ypres was the centre of intense and sustained battles between German and Allied forces. During the war, because it was hard to pronounce in English, British troops nicknamed the city "Wipers".
Ypres occupied a strategic position during World War I because it stood in the path of Germany's planned sweep across the rest of Belgium and into France from the north (the Schlieffen Plan). The neutrality of Belgium was guaranteed by Britain; Germany's invasion of Belgium brought the British Empire into the war. The German army surrounded the city on three sides, bombarding it throughout much of the war. To counterattack, British, French, and allied forces made costly advances from the Ypres Salient into the German lines on the surrounding hills.
After the war the town was rebuilt with the main square, including the Cloth Hall and town hall, being rebuilt as close to the original designs as possible. The Cloth Hall today is home to In Flanders Fields Museum, dedicated to Ypres's role in the First World War.
The Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ypres commemorates those soldiers of the British Commonwealth who fell in the Ypres Salient during the First World War before 16 August 1917, who have no known grave.
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29 Jan 2015
"We picked a winner!"
My wife and I traveled to Ieper for the Remembrance Day ceremonies and stayed and stayed a few days at this rental. It is conveniently located to the City Center and the Menin Gate. Adjacent to the … More
28 Sep 2014
"What a fantastic find"
A great house to stay in. It's 150mts from the main square. The house is traditional and was obviously built years ago and the stairs are the steepest that I have ever seen and could be a prob… More
28 Sep 2014
Great location, easy to find, 5 mins walk to Menin Gate and centre of Ypres, also very quiet - slept well! The house is attractive outside, and smart, clean and modern inside, and Bernard is very he… More
7 Sep 2014
"Great house, great location."
We stayed here for one night and can't fault it. The owner lives next door and is very helpful. The house is immaculate and very well equipped for self catering. It's only a short walk into … More
25 Apr 2014
"Convenient and a home from home"
This flat is in a great location, a 5 min walk away from the Menin Gate and Flanders Fields museum, and yet quiet and off the main tourist drag. Spotless with all mod cons, the owner is available but … More
22 Apr 2014
"Perfect base for sights in Ieper and Menin Gate"
Firstly all the photos you see are exactly how the place is,clean,tidy stylish and comfortable.Brilliant location for Menin Gate The last post,Cloth Hall,In Flanders Museum.and Ramparts Museum. Shops… More
25 Feb 2014
"Great base for exploring Ypres and it's history"
Booked this a few days before going to Belgium. Bernard the owner was pretty helpful both before and while we were there. Accommodation was spotless and everything worked as it should. The house is r… More
Thanks for the feedback and good tip, I'll make sure to have a coffee making machine as well instead of just the kettle. Kind regards, Bernard
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