Nestled into a picturesque river landscape in Flanders, this vacation home rental in Belgium is the brainchild of artist duo Sofie Lachaert and Luc Dhanis whose more than twenty year collaboration invites you to experience art and holidays in a new way.
A living canvas dedicated to the collaborative arts of interior design and artistic innovation, the project presents rotating installations in partnership with artists and industrial designers in an intimate and livable space.
Comprised of three interrelated buildings, the property’s former incarnation as a shipyard lends the spaces an industrial feel, with all-in-one gallery style live/work spaces. Inspired in its simplicity, each of the buildings provides an immersive and ever-changing creative experience.
The main house is bright and expansive, with banks of windows that illuminate the whitewashed interiors. With the remnants of it’s industrial past still evident, the concrete floors, elevated ceilings and blank white walls serve as the ideal backdrop to stage and create uniquely conceived interiors and events. With a loft above the main living area and a separate bath with Japanese tub, the space can accommodate two overnight guests in an oasis of tranquility.
With a keen eye for even the smallest detail, all spaces are set up in a contextual scenography, surrounded by the works of renowned artists and designers in several ‘wunderkammers’ installations, filled with contemporary curiosities, objects and furnishings.
The adjacent workshop, a spacious and impressive loft-like living/dining and meeting area offers views of the semi-wild gardens and a 17th century chapel where delicious, mainly local and organic meals are presented in an impressive tablescape. On the ground floor there’s a beautiful white space with concrete floors (a former smithy) overlooking the garden. Here guests can sit and enjoy their breakfast. On the first floor there is a very spacious loft (the former shipyards’ carpentry) with metal beams, wooden floor, natural white plastered walls, large windows, and views over the 17th century chapel. This is an exhibition and event space with – in one corner- chairs by Jurgen Bey sat around a cosy pellet stove where guests can sit and relax.
The perfect opportunity to celebrate something or someone special, in a unique habitat that offers guests an experience that transcends the mundane.
Stay for the night and see what’s next!
Exclusive guided tour of the art installations, daily breakfast available. Wifi, kitchen amenities with stocked mini bar, toiletries.
Options for the B&B: An artisan beer from Tielrode, soft drink and a bottle of water, as well as coffee and tea facilities. At the time of your choice, a delicious French breakfast with aromatic coffee is delivered to your door. For only €20 more, you can order Sofie’s Breakfast, a hearty morning meal. Also included: Bathrobes, towels and toiletries. Topographic maps and tips for day trips, restaurants, shops and other favourite addresses are at your disposal. The use of two bicycles is included. Need more speed? On request you can rent two electric bicycles for €30pp per day (subject to availability).
Nestled in the beautiful river landscape where the Durme and Schelde rivers meet, Tielrode is a picturesque village ideally situated within the golden triangle of Antwerp-Brussels-Ghent.
A green oasis, this area of Flanders is surrounded by nature where you can hike or cycle to in the tranquility of nature. The ferry will take you across the river to one of the few remaining reserves in Belgium.
You are twenty minutes from Antwerp, thirty minutes from Ghent and forty minutes from Brussels.
Tielrode, Belgium. Antwerp International Airport (45km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: There’s always something going on here so anytime!
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