VELPE 55

THE ATMOSPHERE  

Velpe 55 is the story of a small house with a modern design look situated in the middle of a country village. Surrounded by other neighbouring houses and farms, the Velpe 55 holiday home certainly intrigues the eye from afar. Built of "thermowood", thin wooden slats of 6 metres high, it is located just a few metres from the owner's family home, an old farmhouse. Only the river Velpe and a country lane, where walkers pass by, separate the house from the wild and natural meadows. 

THE cottage

Open since May 2019, the holiday home was designed by the Leuven architect's office Studio Wad. It can also be rented outside the holidays, as long as we stay at least two nights. The interior of the house consists of a small living room, a beautiful glassed-in kitchen and two bedrooms with bathrooms. The decoration and furniture are simple, clean and of high quality. It is ideal for a family with several children, 6 in total. From the kitchen, a glass door leads to a small terrace at the front of the house. Another terrace is also accessible from the other side of the house, on the garden side.

THE service  

The holiday home always provides towels as well as bed linen and towels. The kitchen is well-equipped, cooking books are available to help you prepare delicious meals. Bicycles can be rented from a local supplier. If you bring your own bikes, you can store them safely in the private bike shed in the garden.

THE hosts  

We met Waut, the owner and direct neighbour of the house. Very charming, he took the time to show us the house, tell us the story and share with us the activities to do in the surroundings. 

Sustainability  

In accordance with environmental obligations, the house is fully insulated to avoid excess energy consumption. Solar panels produce electricity and the water used is rainwater. The wooden slats on the house have been treated using the technique known as "Ayous", which consists of passing it through a steam oven to extract all living matter. In this way, the wood lives longer and is therefore more durable. 

THE little extra

Satisfied with his first experience, Waut launches into a new project of modular cabins... We won't say any more, but in view of the success of the Velpe 55 house, we are already looking forward to the new project announced for 2021, stay tuned!


PRICE

490€ (2 nights) - 1136€ (7 nights) depending on the number of nights (possibility of 2, 3, 4 or 7 nights) all inclusive (charges, parking, linen) + 50€ cleaning.

Number of rooms

6 beds

Contact

info@velpe55.be 
+ 32 473 45 22 31
Ps: Do not hesitate to let the hosts know you are coming from us!

Activities

Stroll (walking path), visit of Leuven (10 min) or Brussels (30 min), visit of local breweries and microbreweries, cycling 

Where and when

Velpestraat 55, 3360 Bierbeek, Belgium

Google maps

Open all year long

Access

Train + bus is possible but car is your fastest option