Danish "hygge" in busy Belgium
About this listing.
Doing business in Brussels or Antwerp? Or citytripping? Enjoy the quiet country life after hours, in a comfy house with a nice garden, cottage-Scandinavian style, with wooden floors and a lot of “hygge”, as we Danes like to call it. It's only a paltry 25 minutes from Antwerp city center, the ultimate place to relax and enjoy. Special arrangements for pick-up at the airports/train stations are possible in weekends, upon request.
My home is a big, wooden floor Scandinavian cottage style house, yet at the same time both modern and comfortable, completed as recently as in 2005. You will be sleeping in a spacious 30m² master bedroom with a kingsize 2m by 2m bed and you will have your own private bathroom with separate shower and a big bathtub. Your private restroom is right in between your bedroom and your bathroom.
You will have keys to lock your bedroom and bathroom for your privacy.
Please treat my home as though it is your own. I want you to feel comfortable and have a nice time here! We'll share a spacious, modern and fully equipped kitchen, and a living-room that you may turn into your office if you want.
In the kitchen you may cook and enjoy a late night supper, or just knock back a nice glass of wine at the bar, after a delicious meal ;-) If you are not here for cooking by yourself, I will gladly advise on some nice places to eat nearby.
There’s free high-speed WiFi for your convenience.
Interaction with guests
I enjoy good conversations over a morning coffee or afternoon tea, but at the same time it is important to me that you have your own time and space if you want or need it. On Sundays I like to enjoy a nice brunch, you are very welcome to join in.
Please do not hesitate to ask me about the city; How to get around, nice bars, restaurants or anything else. I want you to have a nice time here, and I'd do whatever I can in order to make it so.
Located in between Antwerp and Mechelen-Brussels, is a cosy little town called Lint. The area is peaceful and rural, little traffic, but has all facilities and even a very nice cultural center called “De Witte Merel” just around the corner. It has a variety of concerts, movie nights, library and sports facilities – all of which I will happily elaborate on if you are interested. Lint has also been put on the map recently, because of its already famous filmstudio’s AED.
Right next to Lint is the beautiful old city of Lier, also called “ het Brugge van de Kempen”. The Beguinage, UNESCO World Heritage Site, is definitely worth a visit and a romantic little boat trip on the 'Binnennete', in an old eel barge of the “Koninklijke Moedige Bootvissers” are only a few of the many nice things to do.
Lints most delicious bakery is a few steps away and we have a big supermarket and butcher at walking distance (5 min).
Free parking in front of the house.
The trainstation Kontich/Lint is only a 15min walk. It will take you to Antwerp (15km), Mechelen (10km) and Brussels (+Airport) (35km).
Just around the corner there is also a bus stop to neighbouring municipalities Lier, Duffel, Kontich, Hove and Antwerp.
I also have bicycles if you would like to enjoy the beautiful rural surroundings.
Other things to note
- The house is non-smoking, but please feel free to enjoy my 200m² garden with excellent scenery. Adirondack chairs all for your pleasure.
- Also, there is a domesticated cat on the premises. He only comes home in the evening to get fed (outside). He will ocassionaly go in, but only to go out within a few minutes again ;-)
- Other check-in times are possible, depending on week- or weekend, pls just ask me!
I speak Dutch, French, German, English and Danish. The first 3 languages are the advantage of living in a trilingual country ;-) and besides that I was born in London to Danish parents.
"I urge you to travel. As far and as much as possible.
Work ridiculous shifts to save your money. Go without the latest iPhone.
Throw yourself out of your comfort zone. Find out how other people live &
realise that the world is a much bigger place than the town you live in.
And when you come home, home may still be the same & yes, you may
go back to the same old job, but something in your mind will have changed.
And trust me, that changes everything."
Above sort of sums up my belief.
Besides travelling, I love to read, cook and meet new people.
Looking forward to meeting you!