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Spacious garden with swimming pond between the Colonies of Merksplas and Wortel.

4.67 (9 reviews) Verified Merkpslas, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium

About this campspace #s006818

Your host

Piet
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    11 pitches

Our garden of 1 hectare is an oasis of peace between the colonies of Weldaadvan Merksplas and Wortel. The Colony of Root has just received UNESCO World Heritage status. In our garden you will find a swimming pond, quiet and unique camping spots, a covered lounge, a real firepit, you camp between the fields and the state forests. Ideal for escaping the everyday rat race. For the nature lover and the active camper. Send us who you are and what you're looking for, and we'll be happy to help.

Ways to spend the night

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    Lodge

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    Tent

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    Van

This campspace offers

Shared amenities

Food and drink

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  • Icon BBQ

Comfort & Fun

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Sanitation

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Electricity

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In case of rain

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Seating area

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Ways to spend the day

Piet's tips
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    Hiking in the state forests that are part of the Unesco World Heritage.

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    The sunset is magical, then relax in the firepit

In the area
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On the campspace
  • Icon Making a campfire

What will you find in the area?

Landscape characteristics

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Your host, Piet

4.67 (9 reviews)

The garden of the farm, which I completely renovated myself, is available to those who love peace and quiet and enjoy being in nature. In four years I have transformed the garden from a tight lawn into a small paradise. Come and enjoy the tranquility of the Stille Kempen. I myself come from the Ratrace of festivals and events, and find the peace and energy here to recharge my batteries.

Reviews

Jeroen

Tell us about your experience
Piet and Inge have turned their beautiful garden into a real paradise. We were received very hospitably and thoroughly enjoyed this unique place!

How was the contact with the host?
Perfect and smooth.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Piet has responded

We thought you were nice guests.
We also enjoyed your presence.
Inge and Piet

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joris

Tell us about your experience
Wonderful place in nature where you can relax. The fire pit and swimming pond are really great.

How was the contact with the host?
Very good, friendly and correct.

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Piet has responded

Thanks for the review.
It was a pleasure to see the sons enjoying themselves with the daddies.
Inge and Piet

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Adriane

Tell us about your experience
Truly a little paradise full of secret spots! An ideal place for camping in nature. The fire place is wonderful, ideal for a delicious (vegetable) barbecue and philosophizing about life by the fire in the evening. The swimming pond was a great gift in these warm temperatures (and the seaside campsites that are fully booked). Our kids had a blast! Thank you for accepting their enthusiastic sounds with a smile!

How was the contact with the host?
Inge is a very nice woman and very helpful. Top!

Tips for new guests?
Recipe idea, ideal to prepare on the fire pit.
Lay leeks (just play the white end slightly) completely on top. After a good half hour remove (take off the charred leaves) and enjoy. We also put a full bulb of garlic on the BBQ (all the way from scratch when you start the fire). You cut off the top points so that you can see the toes and they are slightly open. After a while, the garlic cloves are soft and you can spread them on the wrap like a kind of sauce.
Peach with garden rosemary and pepper. In a papilot above the fire. Yum.

Be sure to visit Carrot's colony. Our kids also really liked the corn maze and cafe at the colony. Run by a non-profit organization for people with intellectual disabilities.

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Piet has responded

Hey Adriane 'and co'
Thank you for the great review and for the tips!
It was my pleasure to meet and welcome you.
With pleasure!
Regards, Inge

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Marije

Tell us about your experience
The spacious garden is beautiful, green and has nice corners and seating areas. The swimming pond is beautifully landscaped and very nice and refreshing on the hot days we had! The fire pit is beautifully situated and there is enough wood available for a nice fire in the evening. You can also cook on the wood fire if you want.
These were very nice elements of this stay.

At the time of our stay there was no shower room (only the cold shower at the swimming pond) and the toilet was in an unfinished room (toilet was otherwise fine and clean!).

The campsite and the space around it is under construction. They will be really fantastic places for both a B&B and camping. But we are not there yet.

How was the contact with the host?
The contact via email and personal was excellent.

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Ruth

Tell us about your experience
Wow, what a beautiful place! It is a large garden with many trees and a swimming pond where the ubiquitous noise can be turned off for a while! We really enjoyed it here!

How was the contact with the host?
Nice! Friendly and warm welcome.

Tips for new guests?
You have to be completely self sufficient (except toilet). It's not a campsite, it's a place where you can stay, enjoy the garden! Delicious!

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Piet has responded

Thank you for the nice review, we are very happy that you enjoyed it.
Greetings,
Piet and Inge

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thijs

Tell us about your experience
A paradise with very sympathetic and pleasant hosts.

How was the contact with the host?
Perfect

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Piet has responded

thx Thx,

we also had a lot of fun with you in the firepit ;-)

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Willem

Tell us about your experience
Top Campspace in a fantastic garden. You can choose your place yourself. There is a nice swimming pond and plenty of space to seek shade or the sun. There is even a lounge corner where you can retreat or sit under in bad weather. Here 'peace' reigns.
Some facilities still need to be looked at such as water and electricity but the helpful hosts take care of everything.
In the evening you can make a cozy campfire at the fire pit and enjoy the starry sky.
This campspace is now at the top of our favorites.

How was the contact with the host?
Inge and Piet are 2 very jovial people who receive you warmly with the necessary information and a tour of their domain. They are present but give you enough privacy. They enjoy a nice chat which we also did at the campfire. You feel more than welcome here! Piet is also a living encyclopedia regarding his region but also his domain. (Be sure to ask for the story of Martial Van Schelle).

Tips for new guests?
Of course you should visit the Colonies of Wortel and Merksplas and immerse yourself in this Unesco World Heritage. In Colonie 7 you get a free but interesting information brochure about the history. You can also eat and drink something delicious here.
The cycling tour 'De Landlopersroute' is also highly recommended. A 57km ride through all the natural beauty of this region.
The second tour we did, we stacked the bicycle junctions. We cycled in the direction of Baarle-Nassau and so on to the 'Regte Heide' nature reserve (here you can also take very nice walks). Afterwards back to Belgium and certainly cross the 'Turnhouts Vennengebied' where you have a very nice view of this area from the watchtower. The entire region is really worth cycling through.
Our nodes: 10-99-12-22-94-80-79-93-30-12-70-74-47-45-35-77-51-85-84-83-87-5-3-13 -7-31-10 (total 65km)

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Piet has responded

hey william,
Thank you for your review. We are happy that people find what they are looking for with us ;-)

See you soon.
Piet and Inge

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Britt

Tell us about your experience
Very nice place, nice people and a very nice environment. Just a pity that it had to be completely quiet at 11 pm and campfire has to be out.

How was the contact with the host?
Good, responds quickly and is friendly. Helps you where he can.

Tips for new guests?
Be sure to bring a lamp because it is very dark at night

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Piet has responded

Hi Britt,
Thank you for the nice feedback.
Out of respect for all our guests and by analogy with other campspaces, we try to keep it at 11 pm to make it quieter again. After all, we want to offer peace of mind, don't we ;-)
Because of the persistent drought, we don't like to let the firepit continue to smolder during the night.
For everyone who enjoys peace, relaxation, nature and beauty, a warm welcome!!

Greetings,
Piet and Inge

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Ewout

Tell us about your experience
Very pleasant experience. Plenty of space to set up the tent, equipped with nice and clean facilities (toilet, rain shower, fire pit, etc.). In bad weather the possibility to sit covered. The tranquility of the domain is an absolute plus.

How was the contact with the host?
Piet was the ideal host: a warm welcome with a drink and a tour of the domain with a word of explanation where you can find everything. He also gives good tips on what to do in the area.

Tips for new guests?
Carrot Colony is within walking distance, with a good restaurant. And if Piet offers his homemade fennel-based drink, it's worth it, so definitely accept it.

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Host Piet has responded

Hey Ewout, thank you for your nice words. I hope many more people will come and enjoy our domain.

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Rules

Dogs are unfortunately not allowed. Our chickens run free. The deer from the woods come to greet you in the morning, the squirrels walk through the trees. Frogs swim in the ponds, hedgehogs roam the domain.
Rabbits and hares houses all around. Just a little too much life for dogs.

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.

Checking in and out

Check-in between: 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Check-out between: 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Room with bathroom and patio

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

quiet tent spot between the trees or on the lawn

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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quiet tent spot between the trees or on the lawn

Tent Van
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15
Max. people
Pitches
10

Our garden has several hidden corners where you can enjoy nature all by yourself. But you can also camp on the lawn next to the swimming pond.

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 3
Child price applies from this age: 6
Children's price up to this age: 18
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 0
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 360

from € 20.00 per night

Room with bathroom and patio

Lodge
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5
Max. people
Pitches
1

In a part of our farm we created a geustroom which is privat from the main house. 30 sqaure meters with small lounge, bed and separate bathroom.

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 5
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
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 3
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 30

from € 75.00 per night

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