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Glamping in a quiet area among calming alpacas!

4.92 (12 reviews) Verified Sint-Agatha-Rode, Flanders, Belgium

About this campspace #s004098

Your host

Kristien

Do you want to explore Leuven, but prefer to stay in nature? Or do you just want to get away from it all? Do you like to relax with your children? Or do you like to come in pairs? Or whatever ... You are more than welcome on our meadow. The surroundings are beautiful and it is just blissful to fall asleep in the evening or wake up in the morning with alpacas grazing around you. Moreover, you can easily get here by train! For example, if you take the train from Leuven to Pécrot, you will be there in ten minutes. Brussels is also not far, in just under an hour you are there. The meadow where you can pitch your tent is 1 kilometer from the station. So simple. If you come by car, you can also easily park it.
But you don't have to go far away, Sint-Agatha-Rode is beautifully situated in the Dijle valley with several nature reserves nearby where it is wonderful to walk. I would like to give you tips on this. Hiking points, but also cycling junctions can be found here. (Meerdaalwoud, Doode Bemde, Ijse Valley, Grootbroek, the forest of Rode ...)

What can you expect as a camper, in addition to the beautiful nature and the calming alpacas, at our place? You will certainly find some luxury in the tent: good beds, wonderful blankets, beautiful furnishings and the necessary space so that you can also sit at the table inside! You can prepare food on a gas fire outside, barbecue (available) or you can grill on a campfire. (fire bowl available) Each tent has outdoor seating and a picnic table. If you sit outside by your tent, you have a beautiful view of the meadows and forests near the Dijle valley, and the curious alpacas will certainly come to you. I will definitely make time for you so that you can get to know the soothing critters.
Rainwater is available, so you can also freshen up. We will certainly be installing an outdoor shower soon. I would also like to give you access to our own sanitary facilities (we live nearby), should you need it. Of course there is a toilet!
Finally, I would like to say that alpacas are curious, but also very sensitive animals. It is therefore the intention to keep it quiet on the meadow. Playing and not too loud music is of course possible, but running after the animals is out of the question. I would like to show you how you can feed them and possibly pet them. Do you feel like taking it for a walk? Then that is also possible, but then you have to act quickly.

Space for

  • Other

Facilities

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Hot shower
  • Campfire possible
  • Picnic table
  • Gas (stove)
  • Cold shower
  • Pets allowed
  • BBQ
  • Phone charge
  • Electricity
  • Sportsgear
  • RV Sanitation
  • RV Hookup
  • Hot water
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Heater in accommodation
  • Shelter
  • Covered kitchen

Things to do in the area

  • TIP Take a walk with the alpacas
  • TIP Explore the nature reserves in the area on foot
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback riding
  • Off Highway Vehicles
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Canoeing / Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Sightseeing
  • Mountaineering

Your host, Kristien

4.92 (12 reviews)

Host is verified by Campspace

An unruly mutt, a pair of white mice with pink tails and a tortoise that crawled into the ground with the first wind… those are the pets I hardly remember, but they cheered up my childhood years. After that, guinea pigs galore followed, my mother told me to choose the fattest one, which would be the healthiest, but after a few days we immediately had about five. And those creatures liked to see each other because there were many, many, so many that I handed them out at the school gate in kindergarten. Our Krulleke, as the name says, had curly hair, it was a small black poodle. Then I must have been about 8 years old, a sweetheart! No, not such a cut-to-shape model, rather one with a wilder look, but so soft on the inside, he was no less than eighteen years old. Goldfish, parakeets, canaries, chickens, hamsters, turkeys, turtles. The latter went with them, they stood in a children's pool on the stove and got steak and became gigantic. And in my room, or rather in the room of a friend, I met my husband Danny and he gave me, besides my two beautiful children, the best gift ever: Marie, a beautiful Dalmatian. With him we made endless walks around the Abbey of the Park, Heverlee and after a few years moved with us to Sint-Agatha-Rode. He was good friends with our blue parakeet who came flying to take a shower as soon as you opened the tap. The latter also picked up the leftovers of the children from their high chair. Two Flemish giants, the rabbits that is to say, were also given complete freedom here. They ran loose in the garden and went to sleep in the garage at night. The dog and rabbits often sent into the garden together, side by side. Chickens, always had. A lovebird has also flown around here. Not only in the house, also around the house and he kept coming back. He was my husband's best friend. When Marie died, a new dog, Louka, arrived soon after, now an eight-year-old dachshund.
In short, a small introduction, a bit big, to say that I love animals. As a child I dreamed of becoming a farmer, the farmer at the end of the street where I lived as a child taught me and my best friend to milk cows one day. I also never forget that we were allowed to pitch our tent with her during the summer holidays and camp on the farm. I always sat outside, preferably in nature: watching insects in meadows, climbing trees in bushes, rescuing tadpoles on wasteland, swimming in ponds, ... And to be honest, this was sometimes to the annoyance of my mother… Why didn't I want to do puzzles or play board games or read a book with my sister? (Late apologies to my sister, sorry, Inneke.) I did not become a farmer, a vet, which I also thought about for a long time, in the end not either. I studied languages (Dutch, French, Spanish) and obtained a pedagogical diploma. All my life I have been teaching with heart and soul. And then I got sick and thought, thought a lot. I am over 50, what would I still like to achieve. Nothing big, nothing special, nothing shocking ... But my decision was made, I wanted more nature and animals back into my life. Moreover, my children are now independent, Michiel is 20 and Anne-Lore will continue studying next year. They no longer need my daily care. And I signed up for a basic alpaca keeping course.
And then the ball started rolling. How nice it would be to be able to keep those animals for yourself. I regularly drove to Gingelom, where I followed the basic course, to learn more about the animals and to organize walks with them. How calming those animals are! I would like to pass on that peace to the campers on the meadow. Welcome!

Reviews

Sandra

Tell us about your experience
We had a wonderful day and with the alpacas around us very special.
Especially in the evening when the alpacas also come to lie by the fire. Also a beautiful area for a walk.

How was the contact with the host?
Super friendly, very helpful and everything is done to make your stay as nice and pleasant as possible.

Tips for new guests?
Just enjoying.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Lise

Tell us about your experience
Tweede jaar een weekendje tussen de alpacas, super grappige lieve diertjes. De verzorging is top, en als gast wordt je tijdens jouw verblijf ook verwend - de glamping tent is tip top in orde, de omgeving ook zalig om tot rust te komen - al zwemmend in de dijle of al chillend in de weide.

How was the contact with the host?
Vriendelijk en vlotjes

Tips for new guests?
Zeker doen!

July 2021

Host Kristien has responded

What a sweet message!

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Stéphanie

Tell us about your experience
In one word: great! I've wanted an experience with alpacas for a long time and I couldn't have asked for better. After a good explanation from Kristien and a little patience, we could fully enjoy 2 days with the animals. The feeding times were very nice, but the highlight was when we lit a fire and the animals lay with us all evening. I would so recommend it to everyone! We will be back 😊

How was the contact with the host?
Both Kristien and her husband are super nice. They are helpful (among other things, Kristien went to get us wood and her husband helped us build a good fire). Amazing, right?

Tips for new guests?
You can walk very nicely, but I would definitely bring walking shoes or boots. It can get muddy after it rains.

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Irma

Tell us about your experience
I simply loved it here! Beautiful surroundings, unique camping site, sweet alpacas and extremely hospitable people. The tree house was very nice and all facilities were perfectly fine. I will definitely come back!
Thank you Kristien for this experience!

November 2020 · Translated from dutch

Amina

Tell us about your experience
What a recommendation!
Super friendly welcome from Kristien, lots of privacy, good bed, plenty of warm blankets (no cold!) and coziness assured with all the candles that Kristien provides! The marked walk was also beautiful.
Breakfast was also fantastic and tasted all the more delicious with four sweet alpacas by your side.
We will return next year!

November 2020 · Translated from dutch

Ditte

Tell us about your experience
This is a very nice place for a weekend away! Kristien is super nice, attentive, helpful and responds quickly. The place is vast, fully equipped and very beautiful. And Alpacas turn out to be very nice animals. Go here!

September 2020 · Translated from dutch

Pieter

Tell us about your experience
a stay in your meadow, next to the dike, between 4 super sweet alpacas has made us very happy! 2 very nice people run this location and it can be said that they try to find a solution for every problem! On arrival and setting up our old caravan, one of the support legs broke. Annoying you would think! But Danny, the man the landlord immediately came to help to find a temporary solution! If necessary, there was even a room at home available, but things didn't have to go that fast! We were able to sleep pretty stable in the caravan! They do everything they can to help their guests! Our son, just under 2, and the alpacas were instant friends! The first thing he wanted to do in the morning when he woke up was to the Alpaca stable. So what did Kristien do; preparing some extra food for Marcel so that in the morning, armed in pajamas and boots, he could trek through the tall grass towards his new friends! Danny and Kristien are clearly enjoying their extra "stay" a stone's throw from their home. She comes to see and care for her Alpacas, and he comes to get some more vegetables from his generous vegetable garden! Always taking the opportunity to hear if they could do anything more! Do you like peace, animals, lovely people.... Be sure to come to this place!
Highly recommended!

July 2020 · Translated from dutch

Siska

Tell us about your experience
Beautifully situated, sweet -and especially very cute- alpacas, relax, time for each other, feel some peace, back to nature -and to basics- without electricity, running -warm- water, showering in nature, swimming in the river and imagine yourself on your own island: St-Alpaca-Rode in short for me.
Kristien is a warm and sweet woman who is ready for all your questions and fills the shower bag with warm water because it is cold in the morning. Which describes walks for you that make it impossible to get lost . Who is ready for you every moment, watches over the welfare of her animals - which she loves very much - and makes you aware of your influence on them. Which gives you all the space to feel at home and to do your own thing. Who lives with feeling and has a golden heart for St-Alpaca-Rode.
I am sold -obviously- and will definitely come back here to relax!

September 2020 · Translated from dutch

Michael

August 2020

Bert

Tell us about your experience
This micro campsite deserves 5 stars. Beautiful location, very helpful owner, cooking area, toilet, shower bags available, cozy campfire place ... highly recommended!

August 2020 · Translated from dutch

Lynn

Tell us about your experience
We were the first campers, super friendly lady called Kristien with super social and sweet alpaca’s. When you arrive you get introduced to the alpaca’s and she gives an explanation about everything. Kristien even wrote us a description to make a nice walk in the surroundings and gave us a bottle of wine from Chile with an Alpaca on it because she had to fix the shower (which got fixed in the evening). When you’re there you really experience a peace of mind, you re-connect with the nature instead of WiFi. It’s primitive, but you have everything you need to survive. There was a campfire where we could also do a barbecue, surprisingly the Alpacas kept us company during the late hours at the fire. In the morning we woke up from the birds singing beautiful songs and the alpaca’s who come say hi to us. During our stay there was a group that came to walk with the animals, but this didn’t bothered us at all. Another positive thing is that the day you leave you can stay as long as you want and the camping is very well located for people who don’t own a drivers license yet. The train station from Pécrot was 30min at our tempo and fully loaded ;) My boyfriend and I recommend it to everyone who isn’t scared of having less luxury and who can survive without internet. We are rooting to have a few days of at work so we can return for a peaceful stay!!

July 2020

Lieve

Tell us about your experience
We had a super weekend! Kristien's camping field is even more beautiful than in the photos! This is a real natural oasis of peace, with the beautiful Dyle running alongside. So you camp in nature, but Kristien provides a little comfort thanks to the picnic tables, the cooking fire, water, a campfire, a toilet, ... everything you could possibly need. And then of course there are the alpacas!! They are so cute and curious and walked around our neighborhood all the time. In the evening they came to play and lie next to us by the campfire. Magic! You can also do beautiful walks in the area. Kristien has tips and routes - recommended! In St Agatha Rode there is also a cozy travel cafe where you can eat and drink and another brasserie, all within walking distance. We will definitely go back and have already booked our next visit 👍 Thank you Kristien & Danny!

August 2020 · Translated from dutch

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Rules

- Dogs are unfortunately not welcome, the alpacas would experience too much stress when an unprecedented dog comes to them.
- The alpacas will often move around you, they are curious animals and especially want to know if you have anything to eat. You can only feed them at fixed times, in my presence.
- Respect these sensitive animals, give them rest and do not chase them. When you are calm with them, they will come to you more often and you can enjoy them more.
- Music is possible, but you shouldn't disturb anyone.

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Glamping with your family or friends in a 30 square meter tent!

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
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Romantic glamping for two in a 20 square meter tent!

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
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Glamping with your family or friends in a 30 square meter tent!

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No claustrophobia in this spacious 30 square meter canvas tent! There are 4 comfortable box springs ready for you with wonderfully thick duvets. A heater provides the necessary heat. Inside you can also easily sit at a large table. Outside you can cook on a gas fire or barbecue.

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Campfire possible
  • Gas (stove)

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 20
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 0
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

from €70.00 per night

Romantic glamping for two in a 20 square meter tent!

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4
Max. people
3 ×
Pitches
1

This tent has a comfortable double bed, made up with warm down blankets, but a mattress can be added. The tent is spacious enough so that you can also sit inside at a table. Everything is very cozy! Outside you can cook on a gas fire or barbecue. (Also fire bowl!)

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Campfire possible
  • Gas (stove)

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 18
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

from €70.00 per night

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