Stunning Manor from 1625 + 5 horses on 5 ha

Stunning Manor from 1625 + 5 horses on 5 ha

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6 Bedrooms
Sleeps 12
4 Bathrooms

About our home

Our charming manor house (550 m²) is 400 years old and part of a listed estate with amazing old features. There is also a guest house and a converted barn as well as other outbuildings (total 1500 m2) situated on 12.5 acres/5 ha of land with a very small river. Our valley is in the middle of a tiny village in the Deep Condroz, the most beautiful region in Belgium in the Province of Namur.

In the annex of the manor is a guest house which could be an option for up to 8 people. The guest house can also be part of the exchange for a smaller party if you don't need as much space or for a hospitality exchange.

The whole property has undergone a complete eco-renovation to a very high standard (100 % natural materials with clay and reed for insulation of the inner walls, natural paint, solar panels). New kitchen with Boretti stove, granite countertops, dining room with fireplace and upright piano, living room with 2 fireplaces, LED TV, library and a restored grand piano from 1831,
2nd floor master-bedroom with dressing and bathroom, 1 kid's bedroom, a guestroom with bathroom, office,
3rd floor 3 huge teenager rooms, 1 big bathroom with bath and shower, a play area for children with books, toys, television/DVD and Kinect.
There is plenty of space inside and outside and on 3 different terraces with beautiful views. We have 3 dogs (Australian shepherd and 2 husky mutts) and 1 cat who prefers to live in the barn across the courtyard.
A housekeeper comes during the week. Our car a BMW/Audi and several bikes could be at your disposal.
We have an in ground trampoline and ping pong table. In 2021, we will have an outside heated pool.

Our village is 30 min from beautiful Namur and its citadel, old town and boat tours, 50 min from Brussels, the heart of Europe, 15 min from Dinant (Adolphe Sax - inventer of the Saxophone, museum and many festivals) and 2 hours from the Belgian coast. There are a lot of castles, the most beautiful villages in Wallonia Crupet and Falaën, fruit and vegetable markets, festivals, old farms, scenic landscape, hiking, Modave Castle, Durby and Dinant Adventures, Caves of Han (Grottes de Han.be), Durbuy (the smallest and quaintest town in the world), kayaking on the Lesse river, free entrance (with our car) to Domaine de Chevetogne nature&water fun (the biggest Nature playground in Belgium), and Maastricht (Netherlands), Cologne (Germany) 1 to 2 hours drive not far away.
We have 5 very nice horses (1 Icelander and 1 Appaloosa can be taken for horseback riding, 2 other poneys are too old now). If you are interested in riding and are an experienced rider, we can arrange horse back riding during your stay but need to organise it beforehand.

You can also have access to the Wellness and Fitness Club in Osmoz in Ohey against a very reasonable fee. They offer AquaGym, fitness classes, infrared cabin, sauna, pool, spa and massages.

Features

Michèle's reviews

As a host (2)

More about us

  1. We are a polyglott family of 6 with 4 children (24, 22, 19, 14). We are experienced home exchangers since 2011 and have visited many countries and cities, sometimes together with other home exchange friends. We also offer our home in Belgium, a 400-year-old manor Great II listed estate with outbuildings on 12.5 acres and 5 horses. FermeDeLaRochette dot com.

  2. Frederic is a wooden toy manufacturer/distributer and I am a former conference interpreter. We also run a university placement service, French&Equestrian summer camp activity for girls and ladies as well as a real estate development business.

  3. We love the outdoors, skiing, horseback riding, culture and UNESCO world heritage sites.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Our village is 30 min from beautiful Namur and its citadel, old town and boat tours, 50 min from Brussels, the heart of Europe, 15 min from Dinant (Adolphe Sax - inventer of the Saxophone, museum and many festivals) and 2 hours from the Belgian coast. There are a lot of castles, the most beautiful villages in Wallonia Crupet and Falaën, fruit and vegetable markets, festivals, old farms, scenic landscape, hiking, Modave Castle, Durby and Dinant Adventures, Caves of Han (Grottes de Han.be), Durbuy (the smallest and quaintest town in the world), kayaking on the Lesse river, free entrance (with our car) to Domaine de Chevetogne nature&water fun (the biggest Nature playground in Belgium), and Maastricht (Netherlands), Cologne (Germany) 1 to 2 hours drive not far away.

Buzzy restaurants
San Marino Ciney, City-Wok Ciney
Cozy cafés
Pain Quotidien Namur, a Belgian invention
Retail therapy
Maasmechelen Outlet Village
Bit of culture
Plenty of museums, Dinant Saxophone birthplace Museum
Walks in the park
Many trails leave at our house
Spot of exercise
Osmoze Wellness and Fitness Club in Ohey
Day tripping
Namur, Brussels, Bruges

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