|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The Grape Cottage is the right cottage when you plan on staying with youngsters at Bruges Farm Cottages. It is nearby the children’s playground and youngsters will certainly enjoy the (English) books about nature and animals. There is a resident donkey to look at over the fence! We ensure that for active youngsters the Grape Cottage provides entertainment and children's facilities.
The Grape Cottage is an old barn, recently converted and refurbished to similar high standards. The entrance hall leads into a Living Room with open fully fitted Kitchen/Dinning Room with French door to your private terrace and to the garden. In the Grape Cottage you will find comfortable casual seating for four people, and an eating area with a dining table that seats four. There are two bedrooms, the double bedroom has a queen-sized 4-posterbed and plenty of storage space. The second bedroom has a safe bunk-bed the windows looking out over a small courtyard. There is one bathroom with shower, basin and WC
Need to spend some quality time with your family or friends?
Want to get away from the hustle and bustle of typical family resorts or a busy hotel in the city centre?
There are places which seem to have that little extra something. The Bruges Farm Cottage only 5 miles from medieval Bruges is one of those.
The farm offers all, relaxation and activity, sight seeing and culture in Bruges or relaxing while the children build a fort in the hayloft, a gastronomic diner in a nearby Flemish art city or enjoying barbecues at your own patio. The farm cottage is the perfect combination for a great holiday. So if you are planning a holiday in Bruges and Flanders, renting Bruges cottage is a great way to see the city. You will find an excellent standard of accommodation at a competitive price.
If you should want a sightseeing day out, the famous city of Bruges is 15 minute drive away and the Flemish art cities of Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels, only a 45 minute drive away!!!
Cycles free of charges: The Bruges Farm Cottage is located in the open country, the sole green Flemish region by the sea, located near the world-famous historic town of Bruges. Bruges is surrounded by precious open polder land and a belt of forests. The region unites canals and dikes, preserved villages and monuments, historic farmhouses and mills, parks and nature reserves. Bruges' front garden amazes and surprises.
An abundance of quiet country walks can be found in the area, so you can always use the cycles (free of charge) to tour through the tranquil country lanes. A number of golf clubs are also located within easy driving distance together with plenty of attractions to entertain the family.
Children of all ages are welcome. We welcome children of all ages and we gladly do our very best to make them really feel at home. Baby cot (under 3y) can be provided on request (free of charge) changing mats, high chair, toys and a fabulous games room...
Walk on the many routes across the farm: Bruges Farm Cottages are surrounded by beautiful scenery near Bruges with its historic buildings and monuments only 5 miles away. Visitors can walk on the many routes across the farm, there are 2 golf courses within 12 miles of the cottage and there is a horse riding school within 2 miles. The nearest shops are in a small village, 1, 5 miles away. You will find two excellent restaurants within 2 miles and six within 4 miles. The cottage has its own parking area and a terrace with garden furniture. There is a shared games room with table-tennis, snooker, table-football, games, computers with broadband internet connection, etcetera. All free of charge.
Heated outdoor swimming pool: There is a half-embedded heated outdoor swimming pool whish overlooking the the resident donkeys in the surrounding fields.
Enjoy the water with your children or a relaxing 'float' with your sweetie. Swim and play without care, the sides of the pool are soft and comfortable with no sharp edges. The dimensions and depth are ideal for the little ones. They will delight in playing, jumping and splashing around.
The 7.5m diameter pool is 1.20m deep.
The pool is open from May, 1st till October 1st (5 months out of the year).
Fantastic - we had a great time at this lovely relaxing farm. Perfect family holiday with lots to do to keep the children entertained even on wet weather days. It is close proximity to Bruges and lots of other lovely towns incl Ostend, Sluis and Zeebrugge. But you wont want to travel too far as the animals at the farm will be waiting to greet you for some food and attention. Can't recommend it enough. If you dont want to use the car during your stay there are bikes to borrow and cycle paths everywhere.
Here is a sixth star: *
Marvelous stay in the countryside right next to farm animals, but with all the amenities you could hope for.
The owner is beyond friendly and made sure we had everything we needed! Thank you and see you again!
I must admit, being a city girl myself, when I arrived at the cottage I was a little taken aback. The place is a haven for plants, animals and wildlife and I didn’t know where to start! Fortunately the generosity, hospitality and guidance of Marc and Rika put me completely at ease and even I was able to settle into life on the farm. The kids absolutely loved staying here. There is so much for children to do; feeding the chickens, riding the donkeys, petting the rabbits and cats, playing on the swings or the trampoline, puzzles, ping pong....there are bikes and carts to ride up and down the lane on. And then there’s the swimming pool. The weather we had was not fabulous but this didn’t stop the kids from playing in the pool every day, for hours! The cottage has a patio area with table and chairs for outdoor dining with views of the wonderful countryside. The cottage is a great location for nearby Brugge (15 mins away by car) and Ghent (30 mins away by car), both of which are worth a visit. The shops and a small supermarket are within easy reach of the cottage – I hear that quite a few visitors cycle down to the local village but if you drive its only a few minutes away. I would absolutely recommend the cottage to families with young children or anyone who enjoys an active outdoor lifestyle or simply wants to relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside.
Only 20 minutes from Bruges and 40 minutes from Ghent, this is a lovely, simple cottage surrounded by horses. donkeys, rabbits, chickens and other animals at the end of a quiet lane in the countryside. We were a family of 4 with 2 children aged 4 and 6 and stayed for 4 nights. We bought bicycles, for which there was ample storage, and they have plenty you could use of you don't want to bring your own. Our children were offered rides on the horses and donkeys (but were too nervous -maybe next time) but they loved collecting eggs, playing with the kittens and feeding the rabbits. The small lanes are very safe for cycling and there is a lovely 15km route into Bruges.
We will definitely be back
Ha sido algo maravillosa. Nos hemos alegrado mucho de elegir la granjita de Mark. (Asi es como la llaman mis hijos) Tanto el como su esposa han estado muy pendientes de nosotros, de hacernos sentir como en casa. Las fotos son totalmente reales , solo podemos tener palabras de agradecimiento. Unas vacaciones para recordar
We rented both cottages for two families and it was great. The owners can open the doors (well insulated, I must say!) separating the cottages and it's perfect if you would like to have your own space but stay close together.
The games room was the best, the kids were not bored even on rainy days. It is a huge room filled with toys, they have never been as happy! Another thing to keep the children happy were the animals. The children were allowed to feed chickens and rabbits and Marc even gave our kids horseback rides!
Marc was very welcoming and helped us with maps and advise regarding getting around.
The house is in a good location to explore surrounds, getting to Brugge is fast and we also went to Oostende and Ypres.
Would highly recommend it as a child-friendly farm stay.
The Bruges Farm Cottage, 8km from medieval Bruges, 15 minute by car, is one of those which are best described in terms of triumphant superlatives. Its special neighbours, the Flemish Coast and the world-famous Bruges are but one of the reasons why the Bruges Farm Cottage merits the hallmark of exclusivity.
The farm is also an ideal spring-board for rewarding excursions to the Belgian seaside (Ostend), the Flemish Hills, the 14-18 front area, Ypres and Diksmuide or Zeeland, the Dutch frontier is 5 miles away.
The Flemish art cities of Antwerp, Ghent, and Brussels only a 45 minute drive away.