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BE022

Sint-Truiden, Belgium

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Dining room

Dining room

Tv room

Tv room

Kitchen

Kitchen

single bedroom

single bedroom

Tv room

Tv room

Garden house

Garden house

Garden and BBQ

Garden and BBQ

Secluded private garden

Secluded private garden

In Ibiza, Easter time 2014

In Ibiza, Easter time 2014

Garden

Garden

Private back garden

Private back garden

Dining room

Dining room

Dining room

Dining room

Bathroom upstairs

Bathroom upstairs

Entrance hall

Entrance hall

Twin bedroom

Twin bedroom

Bathroom downstairs

Bathroom downstairs

Brussels flower carpet

Brussels flower carpet

Bruges Belfort and canals

Bruges Belfort and canals

Gent

Gent

Commanderij Alden Biesen

Commanderij Alden Biesen

We live in the main building

We live in the main building

Exhange Slovenie 09/21017

Exhange Slovenie 09/21017

Ruins Abbey Villers la Ville

Ruins Abbey Villers la Ville

Opposite the house to walking area

Opposite the house to walking area

Our region in springtime

Our region in springtime

Walking 200 metres from our house

Walking 200 metres from our house

Juli 2015 white house Washington DC

Juli 2015 white house Washington DC

The house in front and the second part of the house

The house in front and the second part of the house

Guest room annex bathroom view

Guest room annex bathroom view

Guest room

Guest room

Sydney Oct 2018

Sydney Oct 2018

During a sailing trip in the Netherlands

During a sailing trip in the Netherlands

Master bedroom Master bedroom Dining room Tv room Kitchen single bedroom Tv room  Garden house Garden and BBQ Secluded private garden In Ibiza, Easter time 2014 Garden Private back garden Dining room Dining room Bathroom upstairs Entrance hall Twin bedroom Bathroom downstairs Brussels flower carpet
Bruges Belfort and canals Gent Commanderij Alden Biesen We live in the main building Exhange Slovenie 09/21017 Ruins Abbey Villers la Ville Opposite the house to walking area Our region in springtime Walking 200 metres from our house Juli 2015 white house Washington DC The house in front and the second part of the house Guest room annex bathroom view Guest room Sydney Oct 2018 During a sailing trip in the Netherlands
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2001

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
January 02, 2019 - January 01, 2020 2 weeks

Welcome to the centre of Western Europe ! Historical vicarage in rural setting near Sint-Truiden, Belgium !

Our house is a picturesque vicarage out of the 18th century which has been completely restored and adapted to modern life.
Ground floor: large entrance hall, large kitchen, bathroom, toilet, 2 dining rooms, 2 living rooms, utility room.
First floor: bathroom and toilet, 5 bedrooms ( 2 with double bed, 1 with twin beds, 2 with single bed ).
There is wifi in the house and garden. We have 3 flatscreens ( kitchen and living rooms).
The garden at the back of the house is very intimate since it's separated from the street by a big wall. It has a small pond with gold fish, a garden house with BBQ and garden furniture and equipment.

In front of the house there is space to enjoy the view of the meadows with Suffolk sheep, a donkey and a pony. There is more garden equipment as well. Our guests don't have to bother about these animals since our son will do this.

Our house is located in a small village near Sint-Truiden, a central point in the euregio Holland-Germany-Belgium .
The region is also known as "Haspengouw". It's Flanders' fruit and vegetable garden. Numerous walking paths as well as cycling routes are there to show the visitor the area's  unique landscapes. In spring, the Haspengouw orchards are fully blossoming and offer an unforgettable spectacle to the nature enthusiast's eye. It's the Belgian Tuscany.

The Haspengouw Route, which runs from Sint-Truiden to Tongeren, is the ideal way to discover castles from other times , in different architectural styles. The hottest castle attraction is the Landcommanderij Alden-Biesen, an absolute must. This castle complex counts no less than 11 towers, a castle completely surrounded by water with fortresses serving as its outposts, a guesthouse, a greenhouse and a wonderful garden. In the fructuarium you'll find a collection of old and rare fruit trees. 

In the vicinity of Tongeren you'll encounter some peculiar hills. These are tumuli, grave mounts of important people who died during the Gallo-Roman Era. The town also has a great museum on Roman culture as it existed here in earlier times.

Not only the castles, but also the square farmsteads are typical of the sloping Haspengouw scenery. They're generally located in the dales, surrounded by fields as far as the eye can see. The early ones date from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. 
And for children there are quite a lot of well equiped leisure parks : Bokrijk (children's playground + open air museum of Flemish architecture) , Bobbejaanland (the favourite of the Greek family exchanging with us in 1997 and 2004!), Walibi (Brussels), Plopsaland, The Efteling (fairy tales park and attractions Holland). 

It takes a 30 minutes' drive to Maastricht (The Netherlands) , 40 minutes  to Aachen (Germany) , 20 minutes  to Liège, 40 minutes  to Brussels and Antwerp and 1 1/2 hours driving to Bruges (Brugge),  the Venice of the North and Ghent. You can find more about these historical cities using the links we added.

 
Belgium          www.visitbelgium.com
                        www.visitbelgium.be
 
Limburg       www.toerismelimburg.be
                       www.haspengouw.be
                       www.limburg.be
 
Antwerp   www.tpa.be               
 
Brabant      www.vlaamsbrabant.be                    
 
Flanders   www.westtoer.be
 
Wallonia   www.wallonie.be.

www.ardennes.be
                         www.opt.be
Cities               www.sint-truiden.be
                         www.brussels.be
                         www.brugge.be 
                         www.liege.be
                         www.antwerpen.be
                         www.leuven.be
                         www.gent.be
Children's playgrounds
                         www.bobbejaanland.be      
                         www.plopsaland.be
                         www.walibi.be
                         www.bokrijk.be
                         www.recreatieparkhengelhoef.be

  Brewery museum            www.jenevermuseum.be     
  Castle.                www.alden-biesen.be
 
 The Netherlands www.maastricht.nl

Germany www.aachen.de

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 85 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired administration
  • Retired Teacher

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed
  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Exchange Types

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Hospitality wanted
  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • France
  • Nederland
  • Italy
  • Spain

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français

Occupation

  • Retired administration
  • Retired Teacher

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

We are just retired and so we hope to explore many other countries and we can exchange trough out the year,
Our children , who are all living in our neighbourhood are all members of the intervac family .
So if you like to visit our region with some friends who would like to try out the intervacsystem they are welcome to our house of this off our children .
Enjoy holidays , enjoy intervac.

Lifestyle

When we are travelling we like to meet the locals and we are vey fond of local festivities and cultural events .
Being member of local activities is what we enjoy most during our exchanges,

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