Quiet camping in a peaceful environment among calming animals!

Kristien
Sint-Agatha-Rode, Flanders, Belgium
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About this campspace #s004098

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 find peace with your children? 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 less than an hour you are there. The meadow where you can set up 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.
What can you expect as a camper, in addition to the beautiful nature and calming alpacas, at our place? Here you come camping under the motto back to nature, so don't expect luxury. You can prepare food on a gas fire, wood fire or you can grill on a campfire. Rainwater is available, so you can also freshen up. There is a shower bag with water. I would also like to give you access to our own sanitary facilities (we live nearby), should you need it. By the way, I hope to have the connection to running water in order soon. There is also a tent with a camping toilet. I am offering my camping pitch for the first time, so I have no idea how many reservations will come in, but if it turns out to be okay, I will consider renting an eco-toilet.
Finally, I would like to point out 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. Would you like to take it for a walk? Then you can!

Space for

  • Provided accommodation

Available yes or no

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Pets allowed
  • Campfire possible
  • Picnic table
  • Electricity
  • Gas (stove) / BBW
  • Sportsgear
  • RV Sanitation
  • RV Hookup
  • Hot water
  • Hot Tub / Sauna

Things to do in the area

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

Meet Kristien, your host

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!
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9 reviews

5
Irma recommends this campspace

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

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5
Amina recommends this campspace

What a must!
Super friendly welcome from Kristien, lots of privacy, good bed, plenty of warm blankets (no cold ago!) And cosiness assured with all the candles that Kristien provides! The mapped out walk was also beautiful.
The breakfast was fantastic and tasted all the more delicious with four sweet alpacas by your side.
We will return next year!

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5
Ditte recommends this campspace

This is a great place for a weekend away! Kristien is super nice, thoughtful, helpful and quick to respond. The place is extensive, fully equipped and very beautiful. And Alpacas turn out to be very nice animals. Go here!

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5
Pieter recommends this campspace

a stay in your meadow, next to the dyle, between 4 super sweet alpacas has given us great pleasure! 2 very nice people run this location and it can be said that they try to find a solution for every problem! Upon arrival and setting up our old caravan, 1 of the support legs broke. Annoying you would think! But Danny, the man the landlord immediately came to help find a temporary solution! If necessary, there was even a room available at home, but it should not go that fast! We were able to sleep nice and stable in the caravan! They do everything they can to help their guests! Our little boy, just under 2, and the alpacas were close friends right away! The first thing he wanted to do in the morning when he woke up was go to the Alpacas' stable. So what did Kristien do; prepare some extra food for Marcel so that in the morning, armed in pajamas and boots, he could trek through the high grass towards his new friends! Danny and Kristien clearly enjoy their extra "stay" a stone's throw from their home. She's coming to see and care for her Alpacas, and he's coming to get some more vegetables from his generous vegetable garden! Always taking the opportunity to hear if they could be of any use! Do you like peace, animals, lovely people .... Be sure to come to this place!
Thick recommendation!

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5
Siska recommends this campspace

Beautifully situated, sweet and especially very cute alpacas, relax for a while, time for each other, feel some peace and quiet, back to nature -and to basics- without electricity, running -hot- water, showering in nature, swimming in the river and imagine yourself on your own island for a moment: 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. Who describes walks for you that make it impossible for you to get lost. Who is there for you every moment, watches over the welfare of her animals - which she loves to see - and makes you aware of your influence on them. That gives you all the space to feel at home and do your own thing. He lives with feeling and has a golden heart for St-Alpaca-Rode.
I am clearly sold and will definitely come back here to relax!

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4
Michael recommends this campspace

August 2020

5
Bert recommends this campspace

This micro campsite deserves 5 stars. Nice location, very helpful owner, cooking place, toilet, shower bags available, cozy campfire place ... highly recommended!

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Lynn recommends this campspace

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 recommends this campspace

We had a great weekend! Kristien's camping meadow is even more beautiful than in the pictures! This is a real natural oasis of peace, with the beautiful Dyle running along it. 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 down next to us by the campfire. Magic! You can also do beautiful walks in the area. Kristien has tips and routes - recommended! St Agatha Rode also has a cozy travel cafe where you can eat and drink and a brasserie, all within walking distance. We will definitely go back and have even booked our next visit 👍 Thanks Kristien & Danny!

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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.

Checking in and out

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Glamping

Arrival allowed on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Romantic glamping with 2

Arrival allowed on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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

Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 0
Arrival allowed on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

from €70.00 per night

Romantic glamping with 2

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Includes a double bed. Possibly third place for a child. Please bring your own mat / mattress.

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

Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 18
Arrival allowed on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

from €70.00 per night

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