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Francis & Louise Hardy

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, dutch

Charming houses in the historical town of Bruges - La Tour (the tower)

12 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Brugge holiday house

Culture and relaxation in the heart of Bruges, the Venice of the North

'AT HOME' en 'LA TOUR' are situated in the historical town at 8 min walking distance from the 'Markt' (main square).

'AT HOME' is an old house dating from the 19th century renovated with all the modern facilities.

'LA TOUR' (tower) is a 'Folly' from 18 century. It's a protected monument of the city of Bruges. The decoration is a compromise between design and antiques. The gardens created by the owner, who's a landscape architect, are really delightful.

Details for La Tour (the tower) 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, 1 Bathroom

The Tower is located in the historical centre of Bruges in a quarter calm and aired at 8 minutes walking distance from the ' Markt '. His origins go back up to 16th century.

The archives of the city, speak to us of 'one house of pleasance furnished with beauties and agates'

In 18th century, the tower is restructured to give the actual face: a small typical 'Folie ' of this epoch.

For more than 200 years, our family supported this heritage which we are proud to introduce you.

Protected in the heritage of the city of Bruges since 1973, we absolutely restored it in 2009.

It alloys modern conveniences and refined decoration.

On the main floor, there are 1 hall with kitchenette, 1 Louis XV living room with a dining room corner.

On the first floor, there are 1 Louis XVI sleeping room and 1 bathroom and on the second floor is situated the belvedere what offer a 360° view on the towers of Bruges.

  • long term rentals available
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Francis & Louise Hardy (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks english, french, dutch

About Francis & Louise Hardy

We are both 54 old. We manage with love and simplicity our proprety witch is in the hand of our family since 1804. Louise love her unique historical town and is a proud guide of Bruges. Francis is landcape architect. Both we like travels, music and books.

Francis & Louise Hardy purchased this house in 2012


based on 12 traveller reviews

La Tour (the tower)
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Step back in time

  • 5 of 5

It was an absolute privilege to stay in this wonderfully restored tower and we would thoroughly recommend it to anyone wishing to find somewhere totally unique in beautiful Bruges.

Louise and Francis were charming hosts and we felt like we had stepped back in time for our five days staying here.

Fantastic out of the way location only a ten minute walk to the centre of town.

Only an hour and a quarter drive from the Channel Tunnel and less than an hour's drive from the WW1 Battlefield Sites and Cemeteries at Ypres and Passiondale.

Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Derek for your nice mail. We definitively do a big LIKE... Francis
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Quirky heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our week's stay in La Tour and Bruges. La Tour is unique and beautifully restored, a restful haven to return to after a day cycling in the countryside, or visiting places of interest (preferably away from the tourist hot spots!). We got used to cooking in a cupboard, and loved it for its quirkiness, the spiral stairs up to the Belvedere at the top where we sat in the evening sunshine. We didn't want to leave to come home and comforted ourselves with the knowledge that we could return!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your kind review. We are always proud to receive such compliment. Francis & Louise
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What FUN!!

  • 5 of 5

Such a unique property in a lovely garden setting, just steps away from the grocery store and the bus. Easy to communicate with the ownerswith clear instructions for entry. This property has been thoughtfully refurbished, providing modern amenities in an antique setting. Appliances worked as intended, WiFi was reliable, and the pictures accurately show this property. We walked to town center or took the bus to access the train station. A side trip to Zebrugge was also fun. Recommend this property for those who appreciate history, but like modern appliances and nice linens.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great that your appreciate the tower. Thanks for your nice review. We are also proud to welcome guest like you. Regard Louise & Francis
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An absolute gem

  • 5 of 5

We were dead chuffed to have found such a gem of a place to stay during our time in Bruges. La Tour is just beautiful - capacious, thoughtfully restored and very private, it is the perfect Bruges hideaway. Staying there made us feel like we were 'putting one over' all the other tourists in the city! We would have loved a pint of milk and some teabags on arrival, but otherwise can't recommend it highly enough. Thank you Louise and Francois.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Naomi. We like reviews like your's!!! Francis
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A great place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 1 week in September, 2013. We loved this place. It's charming, quirky and very spacious. Not only was the bedroom large and roomy, there is a living room, private terrace and the watch tower. We enjoyed watching the sunrises and sunsets from the "belvedere". The owners were very kind and helpful. The apartment was about a 15 minute very charming walk to downtown Bruges. It was also close the bike paths and canals. The owners lard was absolutely gorgeous. It was hard to leave!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical and SO romantic!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for almost 2 weeks in La Tour for our honeymoon and we loved it!! It is so beautifully decorated and thoughtfully restored, it provided a perfect, cozy little escape.

Everything about it was completely magical.

The perfect combination of historic setting and modern conveniences produce an ideal vacation home.

We really felt like we had slipped into a fairy tale in our 200 year old tower, sipping tea and drawing in the belvedere or having cheese and wine in front of a roaring fire. I LOVED the bathtub!

The place is conveniently located but far enough from all the touristy spots to provide some peace and quiet. There is a private entrance for guests of La Tour, a handy netbook with internet access, wifi, a TV and a cute and fully functional little kitchen nestled in an antique wardrobe.

Francis and Louise were fabulous hosts, totally helpful if we needed them but mostly leaving us on our own. They provided us with a map of the town, made restaurant, shopping and service recommendations and gifted us with a bottle of Cava upon arrival. They were delightful, thoughtful hosts.

We were so sad to leave and can't wait to return for an anniversary. Now my new in-laws want to go stay at La Tour as well. I just can't praise it enough!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Missy for your great revieuw. It was a pleasure to welcome you for your Honey moon in the tower... Kind regards Francis
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Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Brussels Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
18 Kilometres
Damme, Knokke
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Ostende, Knokke
Car: not necessary

Bruges, the famous middle ages city: the Venice of the North!!!

Enjoy of the museums: beer, chocolate, lace, painting, old hospital, diamant...

Parking in our garden.

Supermarket at 200 meters from house.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Brugge, Belgium

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Stay tax €2 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 18 years.

150 euro/night with breakfast and free parking in the garden.
565 euro/week without breakfast
345 euro/week-end (3 nights) without breakfast
City tax: 2€/pers/night
345 euro/mid-week (4 nights) without breakfast
Beds are made and towels are at your disposal.
Cleaning, water, electricity and free Internet Access included.
Not included: gas (1 euro/m³).
Free parking in the garden

Cancellation policy:
We keep the deposit for cancellation 3 months before your arrival date.
We keep 50% of the total amount for cancellation 1 month before your arrival time.
We keep 100% of the total amount for cancellation 7 days before your arrival time.
If we find new guest for the same period, we repay the balance.

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Accommodation and facilities for La Tour (the tower) in Brugge, Belgium

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Town
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Louis XVI - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • The room (Louis XVI) on the first floor shows: 1 double bed (2x 90cm/200cm) Wardrobe Wifi The bad is on the old XVIII recess. Bathroom is just near and from the bathroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 2 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing