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Small campsite in monastery garden, Ellezelles, Hainaut

4.48 (25 reviews) Verified Ellezelles, Région Wallonne, Belgium

About this campspace #s003546

Your host

Lieven
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    25000m2

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    7 pitches

If you're looking for an alternative to a campsite, look no further! 'Camping in Wallonia' takes on a whole new meaning at our monastery campsite in Belgium.

With the keywords "experience, move, admire, refuel" your stay in the beautiful and vast domain becomes a swirling cocktail of nature, relaxation, tranquillity and authenticity.

We offer camping spots on a 2.5 hectare park. In total we allow 12 camping 'bubbles'.
The sanitary facilities consist of 6 toilets with sinks (rainwater).
You can find 6 showers on the first floor of the former monastery school.
We advise you to bring a length extension cable if you would like to enjoy electricity.

Since recently, we also offer an overnight stay in our fully renovated and authentic gypsy caravan on the monastery domain.
Facilities available include: Toilet, shower, BBQ, campfire, laundry, basic dishwashing corner, dogs allowed. An enclosed horse pasture is available for those who want to go out for a weekend to explore our beautiful region with their own horse.

Vlaamse Ardennen - Pays des Collines

Perfect for...

Nature lovers, hikers, friends, couples and families

Ways to spend the night

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    Shepherd hut

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    Tent

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    Caravan

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    Van

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    Motorhome

This campspace offers

Shared amenities

Food and drink

  • Icon Drinking water
  • Icon BBQ
  • Icon Hot water
  • Icon Dishwashing sink

Comfort & Fun

  • Icon Sauna
  • Icon Fire basket

Sanitation

  • Icon Toilet
  • Icon Hot shower

Electricity

  • Icon Electricity
  • Icon Phone charging station

For RVs

  • Icon RV Dump station

Pet-friendly

  • Icon Pets allowed

Views

  • Icon Forest view

Seating area

  • Icon Picnic table
Private amenities
Pipowagen in former monastery garden

Food and drink

  • Icon Refrigerator
  • Icon Kitchen
  • Icon Gas stove
  • Icon Cooking basics
Not included

Food and drink

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    Wood-fired oven

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    Dining table

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    Dishes and cutlery

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    Electric kettle

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    Coffee maker

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    Coffee and tea

Comfort & Fun

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    Hot tub

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    Fireplace

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    Fire bowl

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    Firewood available

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    Decorative lights

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    Swimming pond or river

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    Swimming pool

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    Trampoline

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    Sports and games gear

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    Towels

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    Bed linen, pillow and duvet

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    Hammock

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    WiFi

Sanitation

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    Cold shower

Electricity

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    EV car charging

For RVs

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    RV electricity hookup

Heating

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    Electrical heating

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    Wood burner

In case of rain

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    Covered kitchen

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    Rain shelter

Family-friendly

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    Animals on site

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    Playground for children

Parking

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    Parking on site

Views

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    Sunrise view

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    Sunset view

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    Lake view

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    River view

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    Sea view

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    Hill view

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    Mountain view

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    Field view

Seating area

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    Outdoor seating area

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    Indoor seating area

Ways to spend the day

Lieven's tips
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    Numerous walking and cycling routes nearby with junctions.

In the area
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  • Icon Cycling
  • Icon Horseback riding

    Bring your own horse!

  • Icon Sightseeing
  • Icon Wildlife watching
  • Icon Canoeing or kayaking
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On the campspace
  • Icon Making a campfire
  • Icon Wellness and sauna

What you can find in the area

Landscape characteristics

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  • Icon Urban area
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Sustainability practices

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    Waste separation

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    Self-grown food

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    Food products from locals in the region

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    Solar panels

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    Green power

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    Water-saving measures

Wildflower meadow, sustainable green management, composting, adapted mowing management.

Your host, Lieven

4.48 (25 reviews)

Host is verified by Campspace

As a nature guide, tour guide and event organizer, I love to offer my guests an unforgettable time.

As a nature guide, tour leader and event organizer, I love to offer my guests an unforgettable time time and again.

Reviews

Jo

Tell us about your experience
A very nice place for free camping, between the imposing trees, in a beautiful region!

September 2022 · Translated from dutch

Veerle

Tell us about your experience
It was great!

How was the contact with the host?
Self check in. Rapid

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Wendy

Tell us about your experience
Not the peace and tranquility we were hoping for, the neighbouring village had a music festival that went on until the early hours keeping us awake, it would have been nice to be warned about this. This was our most expensive campsite of our 3 week trip but unfortunately the facilities weren't great, basic toilet and showers, although fairly clean, no WiFi, one outside sink for washing dishes (not covered so you'd end up with a soaking yourself in the rain). Lovely location just don't think it qualifies the price

How was the contact with the host?
Very helpful and friendly

August 2022

Maartje

Tell us about your experience
It was a beautiful location and a well-kept house. We did not expect that so much was provided in the gypsy wagon itself. My mother thought this was the best vacation we've ever had between the two of us. Very relaxing environment, just what we needed. We would love to come back!

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly man. Contact over the phone went smoothly and he was very understanding when we lost our key. The concierge came regularly to see if everything was okay for us. What a cute man!

Tips for new guests?
Fire, small fridge, cutlery, etc. is already provided. Even hand towels! So don't take too much with you!

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Lot

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful place to camp in a quiet place, without the hustle and bustle of a typical campsite. There is a lot of space, so there is a lot of distance between the other guests and you really have your own place.

How was the contact with the host?
OK.

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Lieven has responded

Thanks, that's exactly what we want to create. Glad it worked out for you :)

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Birgit

Tell us about your experience
Fantastic place in the middle of nature.

How was the contact with the host?
Very good. The information about the booking is very complete and in the morning the owner came to have a chat.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

mia

Tell us about your experience
Very soothing. Beautiful surroundings.

How was the contact with the host?
Jean, the concierge, is a super sweet man who cares about the guests at the campsite. Always available and very committed.

Tips for new guests?
Bring a long cable for electricity. Then you can stand far under the trees in the shade.

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Host Lieven has responded

THANKS! :)

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Babet

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful, quiet camping spot in a beautiful garden. Clean sanitary facilities, lots of shade, electricity and water supply good.

How was the contact with the host?
Self check in was clear. Reception by the concierge very friendly!

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Danny

Tell us about your experience
Rest just what we were looking for

How was the contact with the host?
The concierge was very friendly and welcomed us well.

Tips for new guests?
If you buy wood, make sure you camp close to the fire pit

August 2022 · Translated from dutch

Elke

Tell us about your experience
Top! Very original location, very quiet, green, friendly atmosphere.

How was the contact with the host?
Also very pleasant. Nicely received.

Tips for new guests?
Indeed be sure to bring enough meters of extension cable as said in description on Campspace. Is really necessary, distance is great.😀

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Katrien

Tell us about your experience
For the first Campspace experience, this was a direct hit.
We slept 1 night in the shadow of the beautiful monastery building.
The toilets and shower rooms immerse you in the days of that time, but were in perfect order, clean and tidy.
In the large garden with free choice where you pitch your tent, there is enough space to get a spot full of privacy.
We slept in peace and quiet.

How was the contact with the host?
Everything was clearly explained in advance. A short visit from Lieven was pleasant, we didn't need more.

Tips for new guests?
For our overnight stay we paid a visit to Pairi Daiza, a 30-minute drive from the camping site.
On the day after the overnight stay we made a very nice walk in the music forest, also recommended for hiking enthusiasts.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Frank

Tell us about your experience
Nice place, nice environment. Everything available for a short stay. Shame about a group of other campers who were very loud at the campfire late into the night, but that doesn't detract from the lovely spot. The second night it was quiet after Lieven's performance. The old pool could become a fantastic swimming pond :)

How was the contact with the host?
Very friendly, helpful. He told with pleasure about the fascinating history of the convent school.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Scout Dirk & Linda About the scout program

Tell us about your experience
The campsite is a beautiful domain of a former monastery domain. In the building you will find the former common areas of the monastery school where now the private toilets and showers are allocated per camping spot.
You camp on spacious pitches with lots of privacy in a beautiful natural garden. Laying and maintaining natural gardens is Lieven's specialty.
For those who do not have a tent or camper of their own, there is also the possibility to spend the night in a cozy pipowagen with a private garden. In any case, we will do this again.

How was the contact with the host?
Maya and Lieven are extremely friendly and helpful.

Tips for new guests?
About 1 km walking from the domain you will find the Ferme Dorlou with an organic shop and the best bread in the area.
When we go back, we will certainly also do the cycling route “Between Bergen and Molens” of which you can easily find the GPS track on the internet.

June 2022 · Translated from dutch

Steven

Tell us about your experience
Super nice location in the middle of the greenery. Quiet, quiet.

How was the contact with the host?
Nice friendly host, with tips for the area.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Floor

Tell us about your experience
A spacious, clean, quiet site. We received a warm welcome and received tips from the camping owners about walks in the region. Special monastery building to see and to shower in. The shower is very nice: good spray, warm and spacious private cubicle. In the evening we made a lovely campfire under the clear starry sky. I found the spring water to drink extremely tasty!

How was the contact with the host?
Very good

Tips for new guests?
Explore the area in advance for walks and activities

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Sophie

Tell us about your experience
Beautiful location. Price/quality a bit expensive. What is described as private sanitary facilities is actually a toilet and shower with your number on it, but which everyone can use (and does). Shower and toilet are clean, but the building itself is not. Also no decent facility such as a garden hose to rinse your toilet from in your caravan. Everything is very basic. Would only go back for a lower price.

How was the contact with the host?
Host is not present at the campsite. Maya came by for 5 min to say hello on arrival. Didn't see anyone else. But there were no problems either.

Tips for new guests?
Take a long power cable with you.

July 2022 · Translated from dutch

Sofie

Tell us about your experience
Very nice campsite! Everything is self-explanatory and your own sanitary bubble is a plus!
We will definitely come back!

How was the contact with the host?
Very very friendly! Nice people!

Tips for new guests?
Recommended to walk in the area. We combined our night with a walk in Geraardsbergen (20 minutes away by car)

June 2022 · Translated from dutch

matthias

Tell us about your experience
Quiet place for overnight stay. Beautiful region.

How was the contact with the host?
Lieven was nice.

October 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Lieven has responded

Thank you!
Hopefully see you next.

Lieven and Maya

Charlotte

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Koenraad

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Reinhout

Tell us about your experience
There was minimal contact with the host. Uncared for both outside and inside. Beautiful region and nature on the domain itself

June 2021 · Translated from dutch

Bert

Tell us about your experience
Definitely 5 stars. Great location!

April 2021 · Translated from dutch

Steffie

Tell us about your experience
Our experience with the campsite was very positive! It was the first time for us that we went camping with the van and the dogs, so we wanted a quiet campsite. It was also very well organized in connection with COVID-19. Each bubble had its own toilet and shower. In the morning we enjoyed the breakfast that was offered to us. Overall a great experience and we would like to come back!

August 2020 · Translated from dutch

Erwin

Tell us about your experience
It was a nice place to stay with our camper. The owners are very friendly people and gave us many tips about what we can do in the area. They only recently started renting out, in the future it would be great to have a place to wash dishes/leave trash and a play corner for kids.

May 2020

Annelies

Tell us about your experience
Pleasant stay, Very good reception. Cozy atmosphere, nice location.

August 2020 · Translated from dutch

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Rules

Respect nature and local residents.
Do not leave big stones on the grass.
Use the containers at the entrance for your garbage.

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 30 days before check-in date will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excl. Campspace fees). If they cancel between 14 and 30 days before check-in, they will receive a 50% refund. Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Checking in and out

Check-in between: 2:00 pm–8:00 pm
Check-out between: 7:00 am–12:00 pm

Pipowagen in former monastery garden

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

Pitch for tents and campervans in 'aire naturelle'

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

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Pipowagen in former monastery garden

Shepherd hut
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17
Max. people
Pitches
1

Authentic gypsy caravan located in a green monastery garden with private terrace.

Equipped with microwave, small fridge, cooker, kitchen equipment, 140cm bed, folding bunk bed for 1 child.

Pick edible flowers in your little garden for your salads.

Private shower and toilet in sanitary block.

Minimum number of nights: 2
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
Minimum number of days that can be booked in advance: 1
Maximum number of days that can be booked in advance: 360

from € 75.00 per night

Pitch for tents and campervans in 'aire naturelle'

Tent Caravan Van Motorhome
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30
Max. people
Pitches
6

In a 2-hectare park, we offer an 'aire naturelle', or nature campsite, a well-known concept in France. There are no separate pitches, you choose your own pitch with a maximum of 10 families. Plenty of space.
One pitch holds a single campervan/van/caravan. One extra tent may be added to this.

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 12
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: 365

from € 30.00 per night

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