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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

The living room in the evening.

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 37 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

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 Short breaks (1-4 days)
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, Safe, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster
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 West 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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Review 1-6 of 6

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 place"

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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Calendar last updated:19 Nov 2014

Based in Belgium

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Dutch