The Village Hall Denée, Belgium

  • House
  • 7 BR
  • Sleeps 21
  • from € 985 nt
What we like about this property

Some properties are just incredibly cool, and this is one of them. 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.

Description

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

from 985/ nt
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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Notes
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Bedrooms7 bedrooms
Bed TypeDouble beds convertible into single beds
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms7 bathrooms
AccommodateSleeps 21 guests
InternetWifi
Pet friendlyNo pets
RatesFrom €2,200 per week - please see rate table for details
Minimum Stay2 nights
ViewWide garden, Village
Notes

Deposit: 1/3 on reservation, balance due one month before the beginning of the stay at the latest.

 

Additional charges:

Fuel/electricity: May to October: €30€/day; October to May: €50€/day

Final cleaning: €230

Refundable deposit: €1,000 (on arrival)

 

Included in price:

Local taxes 

Household linen and towels 

Baby furniture: 2 high-chairs and 1 bed

 

No smoking inside the house

Rate Table

Price per night in euros:

 

Weekend

(Friday to Sunday)

Long weekend

(Thursday to Sunday

Midweek

(Wednesday to Sunday)

Week

(Monday to Sunday)

4 January to 25 March 1,970 2,150 1,970 2,200
25 March to 1 April 2,340 2,450 1,890 2,500
1 April to 2 May 1,970 2,150 1,970 2,200
2 to 8 May 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,850
9 to 16 May 2,500 2,500 2,100 2,550
17 to 29 May 2,100 2,270 2,100 2,400
30 May to 12 August 1,970 2,150 1,970 2,200
12 August to 28 October 2,100 2,270 2,100 2,400
28 October to 4 November 2,280 2,390 2,280 2,500
4 November to 23 December 1,970 2,150 1,970 2,200
23 to 30 December  2,600 2,600 2,500 3,300
30 December to 6 January (2017) - - - 3,300
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