The Village Hall

Denée, Belgium
Back-to-School Style

Not many people think of going back to school during their vacation time, but this beautifully converted schoolhouse in Belgium will have even the most cynical of graduates hankering after their elementary days. Or a more design-conscious version of them, that is. A space that's large enough for a group of families, a bunch of friends or even a wedding party, it has been renovated with great attention to detail and a large dose of whimsy.

The Village Hall, Denée, Belgium | vacation home rentals

This fabulous three-story village schoolhouse has been given a great contemporary makeover, with cool nods to its original use. Chalkboards dot the house, colorful classroom chairs and games of hopscotch decorate the walls, and each of its seven bedrooms is named after a different subject - from mathematics to geography. Each has inspiring quotes, as well as world globes, anatomical sketches and other education-inspired objects. Far too cool for school.

The interiors have been masterfully updated with exposed brickwork, a central wooden staircase, huge windows, bluestone floors and bold paint colors. Furnishings are by Ron Arad, Hay, Stuv and Muji. We love the long dining tables that seat up to 22 each. One can be found in the huge modern kitchen, which shows no signs whatsoever of offering up school lunches. The other is in the outdoor seating area.

Fun additions include a cave-like basement bar with a Wurlitzer jukebox and table football, and a meeting room with home cinema and a huge number of oversized beanbags. The seven bedrooms come in various shapes in sizes, some with mezzanine levels, and accommodate between two and four guests each.

Outside there's a nod to playgrounds of old, with play apparatuses and a Wendy house for young kids, as well a ping pong table, basketball hoop and petanque. The large contemporary garden is built on three levels, alternating box hedges with tall grasses.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

The dining room has an open fire and kitchen-bar equipped to semi-professional standards, with a wine cupboard and iPod-iPhone speaker dock. In the basement, there is a utility room with washing machine and tumble-dryer.

The garden includes a partially-covered patio area, sculptural outdoor furniture, a barbecue and playing areas for petanque, basketball, badminton, table-tennis and other outdoor games.

 

AROUND

Situated in the Belgian village of Denée, the property is only five minutes away from the Molignee Valley, and 10 minutes from the Manoir de Thozee, the home of Felicien Rops, the famous 19th-century artist. 

Other sights worth visiting include the Abbeys of Maredsous and Maredret, the chateau of Freyr, the gardens of Annevoie, and Bambois Lake. There is also golf at Rougemont and canoeing on the River Lesse. 

 

LOCATION

Denée, Belgium. Nearest airport: Charleroi (22 miles), Brussels (57 miles).

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: All year long.

 
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The Village Hall
Denée, Belgium
The Village Hall
Denée, Belgium
The Village Hall, Denée, Belgium | vacation home rentals
The Village Hall, Denée, Belgium | vacation home rentals
The Village Hall, Denée, Belgium | vacation home rentals
The Village Hall, Denée, Belgium | vacation home rentals
The Village Hall, Denée, Belgium | vacation home rentals
The Village Hall, Denée, Belgium | vacation home rentals
The Village Hall, Denée, Belgium | vacation home rentals
The Village Hall, Denée, Belgium | vacation home rentals
The Village Hall, Denée, Belgium | vacation home rentals
The Village Hall, Denée, Belgium | vacation home rentals
The Village Hall, Denée, Belgium | vacation home rentals
The Village Hall, Denée, Belgium | vacation home rentals
The Village Hall, Denée, Belgium | vacation home rentals
The Village Hall, Denée, Belgium | vacation home rentals
The Village Hall, Denée, Belgium | vacation home rentals
The Village Hall, Denée, Belgium | vacation home rentals
The Village Hall, Denée, Belgium | vacation home rentals
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The Village Hall
Denée, Belgium
Back-to-School Style

Not many people think of going back to school during their vacation time, but this beautifully converted schoolhouse in Belgium will have even the most cynical of graduates hankering after their elementary days.

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Overview Fully equipped
Kitchen Fully equipped
Internet Wifi
Bedrooms 7
Bed Type Double beds convertible into single beds
Kitchen Fully equipped
Bathrooms 7
Accommodates 21
Kid-Friendly Children are welcome
Pet Friendly No pets allowed
Cleaning €230
Sec. Deposit €1000
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
Notes Fuel/electricity: May to October: €30€/day; October to May: €50€/day Included in price: Local taxes Household linen and towels Baby furniture: 2 high-chairs and 1 bed No smoking inside the house
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