In the heart of the Belgian Ardennes, in a hamlet of some 70 inhabitants and in the shadow of the local church, lies the old village school of Brisy. A solitary classroom and the school master's house; at its peak, 40 odd children would attend school here. However, by 1960 this number had fallen to a mere six. School master Andre was left with little choice but to close his doors. Ever since, his sizeable house has been let as a gîte. The original building dates from 1850 - renovations over the years have been careful to preserve its character. The old walls, doors, floors, fireplace and arched cellar are a throwback to a simpler time. Of course without skimping on a few modern amenities. The most recent renovation dates from 2013. School master Andre's house has five bedrooms. It borders a dead end street and occupies a 3000 m2 lot with an old garden of fruit trees, oaks and beeches. The house has a view of the horses and cows in the surrounding fields.
The gite's main floor has a living room with a fireplace and authentic chimney. The adjoining dining room has a view of the rear garden. There is a second lounge in which to play a variety of board games. Wi-fi is available throughout the house.
The renovated kitchen is equiped with a gas stove and oven, a sizeable fridge, a large counter, dishwasher and microwave oven. Plenty of ustensils and crockery are provided for you to cook and serve delicious meals. An extra fridge and freezer are available in the utility room.
The five bedrooms are furnished with two single beds each. There are two bathrooms (three showers, four sinks, 2 toilets). A further bathroom is located downstairs.
Children can play in the large garden all around the house or in the old playground near the front door. There is plenty of parking space available both on and off the premises. Bicycles can be stored in the spacious garage.
In case you require extra space, you can also rent the old classroom. This extra space with a view of the garden can serve for recreational purposes, as a banquet hall or for workshops. Extra tables, chairs and crockery are provided for up to 40 people.
Interakcija s gostima
My sister Lie will welcome you and assist whenever a problem arises during your stay. We are also available by cell phone from a distance. We speak English, Dutch, French, Italian and Spanish. Feel free to ask information for hiking or biking, local food and beer...
Details of our prices:
Weekend low season 194/night x 2 nights (starting Friday 4 pm)
Weekend high season + 159 €/extra night, min. 3 nights
Week low season: 599 €
Midweek low season: 295 € (Monday 4pm - Friday 10 pm)
Week high season: 949 € (Saturday 4 pm- Saturday 10 pm)
Our prices do include electricity, water, gaz, taxes, WiFi.
Our prices do not include :
• Central heating : calculated from the meter readings • Wood (9 €/wheelbarrow) •Maintenance costs (70€) • Optional: rent classroom (100 €) • Optional: rent bedsheets (8€ pp) or bath towels (5 € pp)
You will find the house rules in the welcome folder on the table. Don't forget to bring bed sheets, bath towels, kitchen towels and indoor slippers. If required, we can provide bedsheets and towels for an extra per guest. Don't forget to ask for it while making the booking.
Our house is a non-smoking house and we do not allow domestic animals. Please find a dog sitter before you travel.
Globetrotters que nous sommes, nous aimons les contacts humains et avons le plaisir de partager notre merveilleuse demeure en plein cœur du Parc Naturelle des deux Ourthes en Ardennes.