This region, the Flemish Ardennes, is very popular among hikers and bikers. The scenery is slightly hilly, and has a lot of forests. Within walking distance is the Muziekbos (“Music forest), and a bit further on are Brakelbos and Kluisbos, as well as many other forests.
The “Tour of Flandres”, is the undisputed crown jewel in the Flemish cycling year, and many of its most famous ascents are nearby.
The cosy and small town of Ronse is about five kilometers away. It has a basilisk with a famous crypt, many beautiful Art Nouveau houses, a folklore and textile museum and its railway station is one of the oldest in Europe. Just outside its center you’ll also find all major grocery chains for convenient shopping. A bit further away is Oudenaarde.
More information on ontdekronse.be
Belgium is so small that nothing within it is ever far away. The historic cities of Ghent, Bruges, Mons, Tournai, Lille… are all one hour or less by car. Bruges and Brussels are about 75 minutes away.
We don’t offer food, but you have your own kitchen, and there’s restaurants in the area. For the animals, your health and the planet’s, we recommend vegan food. It would be wrong to say this is the walhalla of plant-based dining, but there are some decent options around!
For now, you can check this (Dutch) overview of restaurants etc in the area.
We made sure that our cabin is roomy and comfortable enough for you to spend entire days inside, just relaxing, if that’s what you want. Maybe your idea is just to do nothing, and read or play games by the fireplace, looking out at the forest and the animals… It’s great any time of the year, rain or shine.
In our forest, you’ll be greeted by turkeys, ducks, chickens, our pigs Charlie and Teddy, as well as our dogs Noa en Farah and the cat Lolita. Some of them may stop by the cabin, look through the window, or even invite themselves in (it’s up to you whether you allow them or not).
Many more animals – chickens, rabbits and peacocks – live in separate fenced off ares.
We’ll gladly introduce you to our animals and tell you their stories.