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Averulle cottage – Home 194299 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Averulle cottage – Home 194299

Excellent 5/5 Excellent – based on 19 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 28 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Averulle (the roaring beetle out of the “Averulle en de Blomme” by Guido Gezelle) is a romantic cottage totally renovated, situated in a patchwork of fields and meadows with cows, horses, sheep and birds. Cyclists and walkers will have the possibility to stretch their legs and discover the hidden charms of our idyllic countryside.

Handzame is situated along the cycling route connected to the West Flanders cycling network. It is also an ideal environment for Nordic walking. Initiation courses and trial lessons are given at local clubs. 2 pair of solid poles are also available for the sports walker.

The Hanzame Valley has for twenty years been a European Birds protected area, and is known for its waterbirds and waders.

Handzame is a central start to a large number of war-sites Vladslo, Koekelare, Houthulst, Merkem, Poelkapelle, Diksmuide, to cities such as Ieper, Veurne, Brugge and the West Coast

Extensive touristic information, including a large number

Averulle (the roaring beetle out of the “Averulle en de Blomme” by Guido Gezelle) is a romantic cottage totally renovated, situated in a patchwork of fields and meadows with cows, horses, sheep and birds. Cyclists and walkers will have the possibility to stretch their legs and discover the hidden charms of our idyllic countryside.

Handzame is situated along the cycling route connected to the West Flanders cycling network. It is also an ideal environment for Nordic walking. Initiation courses and trial lessons are given at local clubs. 2 pair of solid poles are also available for the sports walker.

The Hanzame Valley has for twenty years been a European Birds protected area, and is known for its waterbirds and waders.

Handzame is a central start to a large number of war-sites Vladslo, Koekelare, Houthulst, Merkem, Poelkapelle, Diksmuide, to cities such as Ieper, Veurne, Brugge and the West Coast

Extensive touristic information, including a large number of cycling routes and walking routecards is at your disposal.

Further details

Energy is not included but is calculated according to consumption.

Further details outdoors

Averulle also features a sunny terrace with panoramic views in the enclosed garden with wooden garden furniture, barbecue and swing.

Location description from owner

The Flanders region

West Flanders (Dutch: West-Vlaanderen) is the westernmost province of the Flemish Region, also named Flanders, in Belgium. It borders (clockwise from the North) on the Netherlands, the Flemish province of East Flanders (Oost-Vlaanderen) and the Walloon province of Hainaut (Henegouwen) in Belgium, on France, and the North Sea. Its capital is Bruges (Brugge). Other important cities are Kortrijk in the south and Ostend along the coastline. The province has an area of 3,125 km which is divided into eight administrative districts (arrondissementen) containing 64 municipalities.

The whole Belgian North Sea coast, an important tourism destination, lies in West Flanders. A tram line runs the length of the coast, from De Panne on the French border to Knokke-Heist on the Dutch frontier.

The region has heavily suffered during World War I when German troops crossed the Belgian border near Arlon, then proceeded hurriedly towards the North Sea to secure the French ports of Calais and Dunkirk. The Battle of the IJzer started in October 1914. Thanks to the water the Belgians could stop the Germans. At the end of October the Belgians had opened the gates of the Yser river and flooded the area. As a result, the river became a front line throughout the First World War. The city was first attacked on October 16, 1914 and defended by Belgian and French troops, which marked the beginning of the Battle of the Yser. Colonel Alphonse Jacques de Dixmude led the troops that prevent Diksmuide from being taken by the German Army. By the time the fighting ended, the town had been reduced to rubble. It was, however, completely rebuilt in the 1920s.

Handzame

Handzame is situated along the cycling route connected to the West Flanders cycling network. It is also an ideal environment for Nordic walking. Initiation courses and trial lessons are given at local clubs. 2 pair of solid poles are also available for the sports walker.

The Hanzame Valley has for twenty years been a European Birds protected area, and is known for its waterbirds and waders.

Handzame is a central start to a large number of war-sites Vladslo, Koekelare, Houthulst, Merkem, Poelkapelle, Diksmuide, to cities such as Ieper, Veurne, Brugge and the West Coast.

It suffered heavily during World War I as it was just a few kilometers from the front at Diskmuide.

The earliest official mention of “Hansam” dates back to the year 1085. The name is of Germanic origin, meaning “spit in the middle of a flood area”.

Presumably it was the Frisian merchants who, on a peninsula jutting above the sea founded a settlement, where they traded their goods on the water.

Even centuries after the flood had withdrawn, Handzame was a significant seaport.

At high tide, medium-sized vessels entered into the “Aarsgat”. From here, the Flemish cloth was transported via the Krekebeek to the Torhout market. Till the end of the 19th century, every Monday “Cogghe” vessels transported farmers’ wives to the Butter Market in Diksmuide.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • 2 Cots available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 4 Single Beds, 2 Cots available
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • Swing set
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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Smoking
No smoking at this property
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About the owner

Marie-Thérèse D
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
20 Sep 2016
Years listed:
4
Based in:
Belgium

Languages spoken: English, French, Dutch


This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 29 Dec 2011. Located in West Flanders Province, it has 19 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £544.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Sep 2016.

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“Brilliant accommodation - lovely owner”

Reviewed 28 Jun 2016

Received a great welcome from Marie Therese, she couldn't have been more helpful. The accommodation was excellent with everything that we needed. The setting was very peaceful but not isolated within easy reach of supermarket etc. Convenient place to use as a base for touring, walking and relaxing. Would highly recommend this cottage to everyone and I plan to return in the future. The added bonus was the use of a spacious garage. Thank you Marie Therese for all your help.

I had a good feeling with your group of motorbikers and i am very grateful that you left the house in perfect condition! I hope to meet you all again in the future.

“A lovely property. Homely, well equipped and surprisingly spacious.”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2012

We have just returned from the cottage and felt we should let everyone kinow how lovely it was. Prettier and more spacious than it looks in the pictures, this felt like a real home from home. Everything you need is already there including all your towells and linens for the bathroom and the kitchen. There are bikes to use in the garage and the surrounding area is so flat everyone can have a go. Marie Therese , the owner, was lovely and really helpful finding out information for us before we went and while we were there and generally made us feel very welcome. Highly recommended.

“Excellent, clean and very well equipped accommodation.”

Reviewed 21 Apr 2012

The cottage is absolutely lovely and the owner Marie Therese made us very welcome and made us feel very much at home. The property is absolutely spotless and the kitchen is the best equipped kitchen I have seen. I think everything is there that anyone would want. It is a perfect place to relax and to use as a base to visit many places in the area. You do need a car to get there but you can use the train (station not far away) to visit say Brugges or Brussels. The beds are comfortable and includes linen and towels in the bathroom. The bathroom is downstairs so you do have to go downstairs from the bedrooms - which isn't really a big issue. I would certainly recommend this lovely and friendly cottage and we would certainly hope to stay there again.

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