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Quiet camping with the horses in the middle of nature

4.11 (9 reviews) Verified Betekom, Flemish Brabant, Belgium #s007349

Ways to spend the night

  • Tent

  • Van

  • Motorhome

About this campspace

At the back of our very large garden there is enough space to spend the night while enjoying the peace and nature. You sleep next to the horses in the middle of the green. This is the ideal place to completely withdraw and come to yourself or to enjoy each other in peace. The horses will keep you company.
The view of the animals gives you the chance to observe them closely and enjoy the movements within the herd. These animals are so authentic and pure. This teaches you to enjoy the little things in life. Having a nice chat around the campfire about the experiences of the day, about what the horses had to tell us, makes you realize how much these animals can still teach us.
If desired, you are responsible for their care.
The horses are also used during coaching sessions where they give you more insight into who you are. They show you what you need at this moment in your life to break through certain patterns and make the right choices. They can also reveal dynamics within a family or group.


You can also experience beautiful walks and bike rides in the beautiful Hageland. If you cross the street, you walk straight into the Demer Valley to get lost in the beautiful nature for hours.
We live on the mountain bike trail. So you leave directly on the gravel into the Demerbroeken. My husband has everything you need to tinker with your bike: Bike Wash, compressor, and knowledge of bicycle mechanics. Your bike is safe and dry here under the shed or in the garage.

Other fun activities nearby:
- Sail down the Demer (full or half day) from Aarschot or Scherpenheuvel
- Walking in the Merode (Averbode Abbey)
- Visit Horst Castle (Castle of the Red Knight)
- Multi-day hiking trails to nearby bivouac sites (Rillaar, Walenbos).
The pleasant city of Aarschot is also nearby. You can go there for cultural trips, swimming parties, delicious dinners, cinema, fun shopping, etc.

Perfect for...

Nature lovers, hikers, peace seekers, mountain bikers, cyclists, animal lovers, families, couples

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Your host

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Stay warm & dry πŸ‚πŸ”₯

  • Fire basket

  • Fire bowl

  • Hot shower

  • Wood burner

  • Covered kitchen

  • Rain shelter

About this campspace

At the back of our very large garden there is enough space to spend the night while enjoying the peace and nature. You sleep next to the horses in the middle of the green. This is the ideal place to completely withdraw and come to yourself or to enjoy each other in peace. The horses will keep you company.
The view of the animals gives you the chance to observe them closely and enjoy the movements within the herd. These animals are so authentic and pure. This teaches you to enjoy the little things in life. Having a nice chat around the campfire about the experiences of the day, about what the horses had to tell us, makes you realize how much these animals can still teach us.
If desired, you are responsible for their care.
The horses are also used during coaching sessions where they give you more insight into who you are. They show you what you need at this moment in your life to break through certain patterns and make the right choices. They can also reveal dynamics within a family or group.


You can also experience beautiful walks and bike rides in the beautiful Hageland. If you cross the street, you walk straight into the Demer Valley to get lost in the beautiful nature for hours.
We live on the mountain bike trail. So you leave directly on the gravel into the Demerbroeken. My husband has everything you need to tinker with your bike: Bike Wash, compressor, and knowledge of bicycle mechanics. Your bike is safe and dry here under the shed or in the garage.

Other fun activities nearby:
- Sail down the Demer (full or half day) from Aarschot or Scherpenheuvel
- Walking in the Merode (Averbode Abbey)
- Visit Horst Castle (Castle of the Red Knight)
- Multi-day hiking trails to nearby bivouac sites (Rillaar, Walenbos).
The pleasant city of Aarschot is also nearby. You can go there for cultural trips, swimming parties, delicious dinners, cinema, fun shopping, etc.

Stay warm & dry πŸ‚πŸ”₯

  • Fire basket
    Available for all guests

  • Fire bowl
    Available for all guests

  • Hot shower
    Available for all guests

  • Wood burner
    Available for all guests

  • Covered kitchen
    Available for all guests

  • Rain shelter
    Available for all guests

Food and drink

  • BBQ

  • Hot water

    When the tiny house is not reserved, it is available to the campers for, among other things. hot water, shower and toilet
  • Refrigerator

    A refrigerator is provided in the outdoor kitchen
  • Dishwashing sink

    A sink is provided in the outdoor kitchen
  • Kitchen

    There is an outdoor kitchen under the shed
  • Dining table

    There are several picnic tables scattered around the yard
  • Gas stove

    A gas stove is provided in the outdoor kitchen

Comfort & Fun

  • Fire basket

    We have a large fire place where you can warm up and enjoy the world's most beautiful natural spectacle, the setting sun.
  • Fire bowl

    We have a large fire place where you can warm up and enjoy the world's most beautiful natural spectacle, the setting sun.
  • Decorative lights

    Under the shed
  • Trampoline

  • Hammock

  • WiFi

Sanitation

  • Toilet

    When the tiny house is not reserved, it is available to the campers for, among other things. hot water, shower and toilet
  • Hot shower

    When the tiny house is not reserved, it is available to the campers for, among other things. hot water, shower and toilet
  • Cold shower

    When the tiny house is not reserved, it is available to the campers for, among other things. hot water, shower and toilet

Electricity

  • Electricity

  • Phone charging station

For RVs

  • RV electricity hookup

Heating

  • Wood burner

    There is a wood burning stove under the shed

Pet-friendly

  • Pets allowed

In case of rain

  • Covered kitchen

    There is an outdoor kitchen under the shed
  • Rain shelter

Family-friendly

  • Animals on site

    There are horses, chickens, a dog and a cat. So you can certainly bring your own pets.
  • Playground for children

    Trampoline, swing, climbing trees

Parking

  • Parking on site

    When staying in the tiny house or with a tent, you can unload on the site and then park in front of the house

Views

  • Sunrise view

  • Sunset view

  • Forest view

  • Field view

Seating area

  • Picnic table

    There are several picnic tables scattered around the yard
  • Outdoor seating area

    There is a cozy sitting area under the barn

Available pitch types

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

Camping spot next to the horses in the middle of nature

Bring your own
  • Tent

At the back of our very large garden you sleep next to the horses in the middle of the greenery. This is the ideal place to completely withdraw and get to yourself or to enjoy being together in peace. The horses will keep you company.

from € 30.00 per night
Max. people
4 persons
Pitches
4 pitches

Camping spot next to the horses in the middle of nature

  • Tent

    With your Tent

At the back of our very large garden you sleep next to the horses in the middle of the greenery. This is the ideal place to completely withdraw and get to yourself or to enjoy being together in peace. The horses will keep you company.

Check-in between: 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

Check-out between: 9:00 am–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: 12

Guest can book the same day until: 5:00 pm

Surface

  • 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.
The horses must not be fed. You may be able to help with care.

Pets allowed: yes

Max. people
4 persons
Pitches
4 pitches

Quiet stay next to the horses in the middle of nature

Bring your own
  • Van

  • Motorhome

At the back of our very large garden you sleep next to the horses in the middle of the greenery. This is the ideal place to completely withdraw and get to yourself or to enjoy being together in peace. The horses will keep you company.

from € 30.00 per night
Max. people
6 persons
Pitches
4 pitches

Quiet stay next to the horses in the middle of nature

  • Van

    With your Van

  • Motorhome

    With your Motorhome

At the back of our very large garden you sleep next to the horses in the middle of the greenery. This is the ideal place to completely withdraw and get to yourself or to enjoy being together in peace. The horses will keep you company.

Check-in between: 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

Check-out between: 9:00 am–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: 12

Guest can book the same day until: 5:00 pm

Surface

  • 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.
The horses must not be fed. You may be able to help with care.

Pets allowed: yes

Max. people
6 persons
Pitches
4 pitches

Your host, Ellen

4.11 (9 reviews)

Acceptance rate: 67%

Response time: slowly

We are a family with two daughters, 1 dog, 2 cats, 6 chickens and 2 horses. We recently moved from Antwerp to Betekom because we were looking for more peace, space, soil, grounding, biodiversity, slowing down and of course also room for the horses. In this place we can cherish our love for mother earth.
We are working towards being able to live as self-sufficiently as possible in the long run.
We don't want to keep this place to ourselves but like to share it with others. So feel completely welcome!

Tips

  • Cycling and walking in the Demer valley and surrounding area (Natura 2000)

  • Swimming in the Rotselaar lake

  • There is a very nice caterer in the center of Betekom where you can also dine on site.

Reviews

Chiel

June 2023

Pieter

Tell us about your experience
The kids and I had a great time. Camping with the tent in the large garden by the pond with a beautiful sunset next to the horses. Delicious cooking on a campfire and back to basics. Completely de-stress!

How was the contact with the host?
Ellen herself was away for a weekend, but I had a great contact with Jef. Very friendly, helpful and open minded. Awesome!

Tips for new guests?
Just do it and don't hesitate to ask. The hosts ensure an unforgettable stay.

April 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Ellen has responded

Thank you for your nice words Pieter πŸ™ Jef

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Vincent

Tell us about your experience
Very beautiful domain, great to be able to enjoy next to the horses. Environment is beautiful for mountain biking. There is also the possibility to take a hot shower and go to a toilet in the caravan. Very nice experience !

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly and honest people. They wanted to share everything they have.

October 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Ellen has responded

Thank you Vincent! It was nice meeting you. Maybe till next time…

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Jessie

Tell us about your experience
Nice place! Ellen and her family have a real piece of paradise behind their garden. Horses, a private grove. super chill.
Just cross the street and you can walk for hours in beautiful nature.
I had a lovely weekend

How was the contact with the host?
Nice! Friendly people

September 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Ellen has responded

hey jessie,
Thank you for your positive feedback. It was very nice to have you visit us.
Greetings,
Ellen

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Laurent

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly and pleasant reception!

August 2023

Host Ellen has responded

Thank you Laurent! It was nice having you with us.

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J.

Tell us about your experience
Nice place. We had facilities for water and a place where the toilet could be emptied. That was available.

How was the contact with the host?
Good. Friendly people

June 2023 · Translated from dutch

Anja

Tell us about your experience
Nice quiet place. Good location for festival visits at Werchter.

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly welcome!

June 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Ellen has responded

Hey Anja, it was nice to have you visit us.
Greetings
Ellen

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Marijke

Tell us about your experience
We had chosen this location because the advertisement stated that there were indoor facilities. However, these were not yet finished, and because we had very bad weather, that was a major disadvantage. The pictures don't give a very good idea of the location. You are close to 2 sweet horses and the hiking trails are nearby. I certainly saw the potential of the venue, but unfortunately not yet finished and therefore not as advertised at the moment. Very nice: my son was able to help with the care of the horses and that was really the highlight for him.

How was the contact with the host?
Very nice contact. Ellen is a very sweet and warm woman who immediately welcomed us. We felt very welcome and you can feel that she does this from the heart.

Tips for new guests?
just check the state of the facilities before you leave.

February 2023 · Translated from dutch

Marina

Tell us about your experience
A beautiful place, less suitable with a dog. The fence with the horses, only 2 wires in one place, made it impossible for us to let our dog run free. Also the very frequent (sometimes every 2/3 min.) planes flying overhead disturbed us.

How was the contact with the host?
OK

June 2023 · Translated from dutch

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Surroundings

At this campspace
  • Horses or ponies

  • Chickens

  • Birds

What you can find in the area
  • Lake

  • River or stream

  • Urban area

Ways to spend the day
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    Hiking

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    Cycling

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    Wine or beer tasting

At this campspace

  • Horses or ponies

    Our horses live 24/7 outside in an Equi Habitat and can therefore be completely 'horse'. You can always take care of them if you feel like it. They are also used in coaching activities.
  • Chickens

    Our chickens are eager to meet you.
  • Birds

    The many plants in our garden attract many birds.
  • Other, namely

    We have our own permaculture project and are working on the construction of a food forest.
  • Meadow or plain

    Our horses are on an Equi Habitat. This is an imitation of the natural habitat of horses with many shrubs, herbs, grass, trees, ... and in between paths on which the horses find their way.
  • Vegetable garden

    We grow our own vegetables, berries, fruit, nuts,... and have started building a food forest.
  • Flower garden

    We love wild flowers.

What you can find in the area

  • Lake

    4 km away is the lake of Rotselaar where you can swim
  • River or stream

    The Laak and the Demer flow nearby
  • Urban area

    Visit the pleasant cities of Aarschot, Leuven, Diest, Scherpenheuvel
  • Orchard

  • Forest

    There are several adventurous forests in the area, such as the Meetshovenbos and the Papendel. We also have a small piece of forest in our garden to explore.
  • Hills

    A little to the south, the landscape starts to slope, which provides beautiful views.
  • Wetlands

    The Vorsdonkbos en Turfputten nature reserve is located in the Demer valley, on the border of Gelrode and Betekom.
  • Vineyard

    There are several vineyards that produce quality wines.
  • Alpacas

  • Cows

  • Sheep

  • Goats

  • Horses or ponies

  • Deer

    During a walk at dusk in the Demer valley across the street you are guaranteed to encounter some deer.
  • Chickens

  • Birds

    There are many bird hides in the Demer Valley to spot rare and unique birds.
  • Vegetable farm

    We grow our own vegetables and fruit, but you will also find several organic farms in the area, such as Ons Logisch Voedsel in Booischot.
  • Orchard farm

Ways to spend the day

  • Hiking

    Short or long walks or bivouac trips (Natura 2000)
  • Cycling

    From recreational to sporty cycling and mountain bike tours (Sven Nys and Eddy Merckx route nearby)
  • Wine or beer tasting

    Several wine estates and beer breweries can be visited in the area
  • Horseback riding

  • Swimming

    In the lake of Rotselaar or the outdoor swimming paradise De Halve Maan in Diest
  • Sightseeing

  • Visiting nearby towns

    Aarschot, Leuven, Diest, Scherpenheuvel
  • Wildlife watching

    In the beautiful Demer Valley across the street.
  • Canoeing or kayaking

    The Demer flows a mile south of our site. You can do sailings from 6 to 16 km.
  • Fishing

    In the winding Demer.
  • Making a campfire

    We have a large fire place where you can warm up and enjoy the world's most beautiful natural spectacle, the setting sun.
  • Board games and puzzles

  • Outdoor cooking

    In our cozy outdoor kitchen with a view of the horses
  • Activities on the farm

    Taking care of horses, feeding chickens, helping in the vegetable garden, building and maintaining the food forest
  • Wildlife observation

    Across the street you can walk straight into the Demer valley (Natura 2000)

Sustainability

  • Waste separation

  • Self-grown food

  • Food products from locals in the region

  • Green power

  • Organic cleaning products

  • Water-saving measures

Rainwater is collected here as much as possible, we grow our own vegetables and mainly buy locally. We plan to live as self-sufficiently as possible in the future.

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.
The horses must not be fed. You may be able to help with care.


Checking in and out

Check-in between: 2:00 pm–8:00 pm
Check-out between: 9:00 am–12:00 pm

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