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Outdoor fun in the Flemish Ardennes nature campsite

4.61 (28 reviews) Verified Maarkedal, East Flanders, Belgium #s003919

Ways to spend the night

  • Tent

About this campspace

You have a complete meadow at your disposal in the middle of the wide fields of the Flemish Ardennes. Back to basics!

About the region:
Close to the Burreken nature reserve, the Muziekbos and the Brakelbos. Numerous walking and cycling routes are nearby. The beautiful Maarkedal is also the setting for many cycling classics (the meadow is about 0.5 km from the Traaiberg). There are some local cafes and restaurants nearby, a number of Sunday cafes, the Bosnaarmolen (a very nice place for a picnic)...

Practical:
There is an outside tap where you can get water. The meadow is partly sloping, but there is also a large area flat so that tents can be installed on level ground.
Lighting a fire in a fire bowl is possible, wood and fire bowl are available on site (a wheelbarrow of wood).
Place to park a car nearby is available, no parking in the meadow itself. The meadow is not accessible by car.
Local shops and bakery about 4 km away.

We would like to welcome you and show you around our region!

Perfect for...

Nature lovers, hikers, cyclists...

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Your host

Elien Go to map

Amenities

  • Drinking water

  • Fire basket

  • Pets allowed

About this campspace

You have a complete meadow at your disposal in the middle of the wide fields of the Flemish Ardennes. Back to basics!

About the region:
Close to the Burreken nature reserve, the Muziekbos and the Brakelbos. Numerous walking and cycling routes are nearby. The beautiful Maarkedal is also the setting for many cycling classics (the meadow is about 0.5 km from the Traaiberg). There are some local cafes and restaurants nearby, a number of Sunday cafes, the Bosnaarmolen (a very nice place for a picnic)...

Practical:
There is an outside tap where you can get water. The meadow is partly sloping, but there is also a large area flat so that tents can be installed on level ground.
Lighting a fire in a fire bowl is possible, wood and fire bowl are available on site (a wheelbarrow of wood).
Place to park a car nearby is available, no parking in the meadow itself. The meadow is not accessible by car.
Local shops and bakery about 4 km away.

We would like to welcome you and show you around our region!

Food and drink

  • Drinking water

Comfort & Fun

  • Fire basket

Pet-friendly

  • Pets allowed

Available pitch types

Select check-in and check-out dates to see available pitches.

Lovely camping in the heart of the Flemish Ardennes

Bring your own
  • Tent

Meadow located in the heart of the Flemish Ardennes. You have the entire meadow at your disposal! Fire bowl and wood are available on site.

from € 24.00 per night
Max. people
30 persons
Pitches
1 pitch
1000m2

Lovely camping in the heart of the flemish ardennes

  • Tent

    With your Tent

Meadow located in the heart of the Flemish Ardennes. You have the entire meadow at your disposal! Fire bowl and wood are available on site.

Check-in between: To be agreed

Check-out between: To be agreed–12:00 pm

Can guests place their tent/van wherever they wish? no

Min. number of nights: 1

Child price applies from this age: 0

Child price applies to this age: 6

Guest can book the same day until: 12:00 pm

Size per pitch: 1000m2

Surface

  • Grass
    Meadow grass

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 3 days before check-in date will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excl. Campspace fees). Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Rules

Dogs are allowed, although you should keep in mind that the meadow is not closed.
The meadow is not accessible by car (towing cost: 50 euros).

Pets allowed: yes

Max. people
30 persons
Pitches
1 pitch
1000m2

Your host, Elien

Host is verified by Campspace

4.61 (28 reviews)

Acceptance rate: 86%

Response time: slowly

If desired, I will gladly give you some tips about the region upon arrival!

Tips

  • Windmill Hotond (lookout tower with 360° view)

  • Visit Het Burreken (nature reserve of 35ha - springs and streams, wild horses, hollow paths, signposted routes...) - Alpaca walk (Eco Snooze in Brakel)

  • Huis van de Zaailing (grocery store with local products straight from the field - at 2.7km), Proxy Delhaize (at 3km), market stall with fruit and vegetables on Saturday (village square Etikhove - at 3km)

  • Mother Stiene (diner), 't Schuitje (restaurant), De Lustigen Boer (café), Amberhoeve, 't Verschil (diner), Hotond (café + restaurant), Hof Wijmenier (Sunday café), Le Bleuet (restaurant)... ..

Reviews

Vincent

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful place with a view over the valley. You are alone and that gives you wonderful peace.

How was the contact with the host?
Fast and clear communication with the host

August 2023 · Translated from dutch

Willem

Tell us about your experience
Had a great stay in the meadow. Wonderfully private with a fantastic view over the valley. Nice walk in the area and then lit the fire pit. Everything was top notch, we will definitely come back here!

How was the contact with the host?
Elien responded quickly and extensively to the messages. She had a clear description of how to get into the meadow. All in all great!

August 2023 · Translated from dutch

Chaëlle

Tell us about your experience
Very pleasant place to stay. The view is wow :)

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly host. The grandmother where the camping spot is located was also very hospitable. We were able to use a socket to inflate our air mattress without any problem :)

July 2023 · Translated from dutch

Dieter

Tell us about your experience
Very quiet place in the Flemish Ardennes. Enjoyed the beautiful view and the silence.

How was the contact with the host?
Fine!

Tips for new guests?
Combine your stay with wakeboarding. A fun water activity that you can do nearby at The Outside. Use the Komoot app to walk nearby through the beautiful fields and hills.

July 2023 · Translated from dutch

Melisa

Tell us about your experience
What an idyllic place! The camping spot is located in the middle of the hilly landscape of the Flemish Ardennes, which provides breathtaking views. The camping spot is far enough from the (few) buildings in the area, which gives you the feeling of camping in the middle of nature, far away from everything and everyone - except for the occasional passing tractor and some cows in the far after.

We could also always contact Elien with problems or questions, who was super helpful. Since it was exceptionally warm, the tap with drinking water a little further on was a real plus, and the meeting with Elien's granny and very enthusiastic dog only added to the charm of the place and our stay!

In short, the place is perfect for a weekend of back to basic camping in nature, and I can only recommend it :)

How was the contact with the host?
Very good! Elien was always very easy to reach and immediately came to the rescue with questions or problems.

Tips for new guests?
Be sure to take something with you for shelter, because the camping spot is located in an open plain and therefore in full sun all day.

June 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Elien has responded

Hey Melisa, thanks for your feedback and beautiful photos! Very glad that your stay went well!

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Jill

Tell us about your experience
We really enjoyed the place. The view is incredibly beautiful and the freedom you have all to yourself is fantastic. We'll be back.

How was the contact with the host?
There was eventually a response

Tips for new guests?
We always have a portable toilet bucket with us. That's necessary. And something with which you can create shadow. Especially enjoy this place!!

May 2023 · Translated from dutch

Delphine

September 2022

Host Elien has responded

Very glad that everything went well, Delphine! Thanks for stopping by!

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Saartje

Tell us about your experience
Great place.

How was the contact with the host?
Good contact, for questions we could contact the grandparents.

Tips for new guests?
Dew trip walking route passes at a small km from this place

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Stefano

Tell us about your experience
Great experience, would love to go back some day. No surprises, the place looks exactly like in the picture and you have the place all for yourself

How was the contact with the host?
Good contact !

July 2022

Philip

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful view over the typical rolling landscape of the Flemish Ardennes. Behind the colorful flower field you can enjoy a beautiful sunset. Water and a fire bowl with wood available.

How was the contact with the host?
Elien is very hospitable and her grandparents are also very friendly. With her grandmother you quickly start a conversation as if you have known them for years. Elien responds quickly and is present on time. Top lady

Tips for new guests?
Recommended.

May 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Elien has responded

So glad you came by!!

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bjorn

Tell us about your experience
Nice view and pleasant place.

How was the contact with the host?
Good.

April 2022 · Translated from dutch

Yente

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful domain and very smooth communication!

How was the contact with the host?
perfect

April 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Elien has responded

Glad you came by!

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Pierre-Mathieu

Tell us about your experience
The meadow of Elien is located on the top of a hill in the middle of the Vlaamse Ardennen: the view is perfect, it is extremely quiet, the sky is clear and the stars numberous, and the fire place is very practical. We really enjoyed our stay here, and would recommand it to anyone who would like to immerse themselves in the nature in Flanders. It's quite reachable by feet+bus as well from Ronse or Oudenaarde, so no need for a car.

How was the contact with the host?
The host replied very fast and provided all the informations we required during our stay.

September 2021

Michiel

Tell us about your experience
Really enjoyed our stay at this lovely spot, it was pouring rain, but that didn't spoil the fun. We woke up to a formidable view. Small remark, a pity that there are 'traces' of predecessors.

How was the contact with the host?
Smooth contact, host could not be present, but received very clear agreements by text.

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

stijn

Tell us about your experience
Top spot in the Flemish Ardennes with a very nice view! We will definitely come back.

April 2021 · Translated from dutch

Camille

Tell us about your experience
It was our first experience with CampSpace and it was immediately a great one! The contact with the host was really easy. She was flexible and very helpful. The location is completely private and very beautiful! It's a bit 'back to nature', because there's no toilet on spot, but this didn't bother us at all. We really enjoyed the campfire that she provided for us and the beautiful views on the meadows and the horses. It was a beautiful, romantic getaway! I give it a 5 star review!

August 2020

Jesse

Tell us about your experience
We had a very nice stay: smooth and friendly reception, water and wood available, quiet and beautiful location.

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Emma

Tell us about your experience
Very nice camping in beautiful surroundings! Contact with host was perfect, quick response and good communication.

August 2020

Maximiliaan

Tell us about your experience
Everything was perfect. Good hostess, nice camping place. There was wood, as promised. It was a nice weekend. Worth repeating!

July 2020

Jan

Tell us about your experience
Wonderful place for really basic camping. Fantastic hostess. Meeting was very easy. She provided a bottle of (drinking) water and firewood. Absolutely great. I would provide a shovel and accompanying paper and ask people to bury their “biological waste”. We always have one, but there were already some “traces” of previous guests.

July 2020

Margaux

Tell us about your experience
Super location and very friendly host!! Greatly enjoyed. Great recommendation!

August 2020

Carmel

Tell us about your experience
The camping spot was great, unfortunately we were not lucky with the weather and we left early due to the heavy rain. Fortunately, we were able to enjoy the campfire one evening!

How was the contact with the host?
Our host himself was not present, but that was no problem at all, the online contact via campspace went smoothly and all instructions were quite clear.

July 2023 · Translated from dutch

Bram

Tell us about your experience
pleasant place with a beautiful view

How was the contact with the host?
easily accessible, attentive

Tips for new guests?
if it has rained a lot, the meadow is soggy, make sure you have suitable footwear and possibly a tarpaulin

April 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Elien has responded

Hi Bram, hope you enjoyed the view! Bye!

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Sabrina

Tell us about your experience
What a blissful location to stay. Waking up in the morning with this view and a coffee = perfect!

As described, it is really back 2 basic without toilet etc. You know this in advance so you can take this into account.

We have had wonderful days!

Tips for new guests?
The Brakelbos and Muziekbos are both worth a visit and are only a few kilometers away from the camping site.

Super cozy brasseries, cafes to discover. Holiday in your own country!

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Yolanda

Tell us about your experience
Had a beautiful winter evening in an idyllic spot. Everything was as we wished it. Thanks for providing enough dry firewood, Elien!

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Sara

Tell us about your experience
We had a great time, it's a beautiful location and communication with the host was great!
The facilities are very basic, but that is also clearly indicated in the advertisement.
It really is the perfect location to go cycling, and is on the route of the Tour of Flanders (blue loop).

September 2020 · Translated from dutch

Host Elien has responded

The advertisement indicated that the location is suitable for campers and that is also the case when it is dry (as was the case with us). The meadow is on a hill, so when it rains it can sometimes be difficult to get back to the top with a van. Maybe that can also be mentioned in the ad?

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Elien

Tell us about your experience
Very nice environment, wonderful to wake up with a view of the meadow. In the end we thought it was a lot of money to just pitch your tent. For the same price you often have sanitary facilities included. Some decoration such as a sofa or tree stump at the campfire would have been nice too. Too bad the water bottle was not present and the campfire also contained waste from the previous visitors...

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly grandparents. Outside of 1 directive message from the hostess had no contact which is also a shame

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Elien has responded

Hey Elien, glad you enjoyed the area! Also thanks for your feedback! I would like to give you some response along this way:
The meadow is located in the middle of an agricultural area with the advantage of the panoramic view, but the disadvantage that no toilet installation is allowed. We would like to mention this when booking the camping location. You already have the entire meadow at your disposal, without the chance of other campers in your area :)
We leave trees upright instead of turning them into stumps or benches. The stump of a fallen tree last year is now completely consumed ;)
We ask every visitor not to leave any waste out of respect for nature, a pity that your predecessors did not do this, in that case feel free to give me a heads up and I'll come by!
I take care of communication via Campspace and can also be reached by telephone for additional questions. My grandparents live close to the meadow and are indeed the point of contact on site if I cannot be present when you arrive. They love meeting new people every now and then!

See, I hope you like this! Many greetings, also from my grandparents, they were very happy to meet you!

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Laura

Tell us about your experience
Price quality not really correct

How was the contact with the host?
Smooth and correct communication

August 2023 · Translated from dutch

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Surroundings

At this campspace
  • Birds

  • Hills

  • Meadow or plain

What you can find in the area
  • River or stream

  • Forest

  • Alpacas

Ways to spend the day
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    Hiking

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    Cycling

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    Sightseeing

At this campspace

  • Birds

  • Hills

  • Meadow or plain

What you can find in the area

  • River or stream

  • Forest

  • Alpacas

  • Cows

  • Horses or ponies

  • Deer

Ways to spend the day

  • Hiking

  • Cycling

  • Sightseeing

  • Visiting nearby towns

    Ronse - Oudenaarde
  • Wildlife watching

  • Making a campfire

Additional info

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 3 days before check-in date will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excl. Campspace fees). Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Rules

Dogs are allowed, although you should keep in mind that the meadow is not closed.
The meadow is not accessible by car (towing cost: 50 euros).


Checking in and out

Check-in between: To be agreed
Check-out between: To be agreed–12:00 pm

Closing periods

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