LA CENSE EN ARDENNES
It is in the pretty village of Cens in the Belgian Ardennes that "La Cense en Ardennes" found its nest. A former square farmhouse converted into a 28-bed cottage. La cense en Ardennes opened its doors for the first time this summer (2020). Sophie and Max, the owners of the place have kept the rural and typical character of the region, adding a touch of modernity. From the garden, it is possible to see the beautiful Church of Cens, which has become part of the decor. On the heights of the gîtes, you can admire a string of pine forests and endless green meadows, not to be missed under any circumstances.
The interior of the gîte is modern and spacious. The walls are painted in shades of white and grey, and the furniture and accessories add a touch of colour.
The gîte has large common areas that can accommodate 28 people and 2 babies. Open kitchen, living room, billiard table room, home-cinema/games room, outdoor terrace and covered terrace, everything is thought out and decorated with care and harmony. The 10 bedrooms with 2 beds all have en-suite bathrooms. Each of them has its own personal touch. Sophie and Max had fun matching the colour of the beds, the bed cushions and the curtains for each of the rooms. The whole thing is a success. Without forgetting the 8-bed dormitory that will please more than one child.
The services offered by the gîte mainly concern cleaning and bedding (de witte lietaer) which is always provided with the rental. It is also possible to rent bicycles to discover the natural reserve of the valley of the two ourthes where the gîte is located. The gîte offers a small spa with a sauna, a gym and a meeting room for professional stays.
Sophie and Max are the owner and at the root of the project, their 4th child as they say. A new little gem in which they put a lot of energy, time and love to build in order to offer you a warm and friendly place. As Sophie explains, it is a project that was thought and managed by both, as a couple. The bet was taken up with flying colours, they offer one of the few beautiful large Belgian Ardennes cottages.
THE little extra
The Ardennes region offers a wide range of activities. For the sporty and the less sporty, there is plenty to keep you busy: between walks or bike rides, visits to La Roche en Ardennes, Bastogne and St Hubert. In addition, it is possible to hire a local caterer.
The covered terrace in the barn has a lot of charm, it offers a nice and friendly space with an integrated barbecue and bar.
Visit la Roche in the Ardennes (10 min), Nisramont dam and lake (15 min)
Bastogne: its memorial and the Bastogne War Museum (15min),
Saint-Hubert: capital of hunting and nature and animal park (15 min),
Where and when
Cens 5, 6972 Tenneville, Belgium
Open all year long
A car is your best option