Enjoy the view of nature and the alpacas from the tree house in winter!
About this campspace #s004494
Would you like a break? Do you need quality time? Or do you want to go for action? (walking, cycling, Dijle sailings, ...) Whatever you need, you are more than welcome on our meadow. The tree house is ideal for two people, but two children can also reach it, but then it is tight! The surroundings are beautiful and it is just blissful to fall asleep in the evening or wake up in the morning with grazing alpacas all around you, better said below you. By the way, the view is breathtaking!
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 station is a minute from the meadow. 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, besides the beautiful nature and the calming alpacas, at our place? The tree house looks very weathered on the outside, but that actually looks quite cool, yet there is a lot of fun inside. Are you coming in pairs? Then a comfortable, made-up bed with a warm down blanket and pillows is waiting for you. Do you like to bring your children? Then a maximum of 2 mats can be added. You bring them along with the sleeping bags yourself. A safe gas heater provides the necessary heat. You can cook in the open air in a simple, covered outdoor kitchen with a 2-burner gas fire. Picnic tables, outdoor seats and fire pits are available. You can also make a campfire and have a barbecue. We do retain the motto back to nature and to basics. There is no electricity and no running water on the meadow. It goes without saying that we make sufficient water available. I would also like to give you access to our own sanitary facilities (we live nearby), should you need it. There is a 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. Do you feel like taking a walk with it? Then this is also possible if there are still availabilities, it is important to book in time.
- Other (bv: Treehouse, lodge)
Available yes or no
- Drinking water
- Pets allowed
- Campfire possible
- Picnic table
- Gas (stove) / BBW
- RV Sanitation
- RV Hookup
- Hot water
Things to do in the area
- Wildlife watching
- Horseback riding
- Off Highway Vehicles
- Canoeing / Kayaking
- Take a walk with the alpacas
- Explore the nature reserves in the area on foot
Meet Kristien, your host
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!
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!
November 2020 · Translated from dutch · show original
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!
November 2020 · Translated from dutch · show original
- 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. But you can only feed them at fixed times, in my presence.
- Respect these sensitive animals, give them rest and do not chase them. Don't chase it (neither calmly), they have to come to you and they will when you are calm with them. Their stable is their terrain, they can retreat there.
If you take all this into account, it will be enjoyable!
- Music is possible, but you shouldn't disturb anyone.
Checking in and out
To be agreed
Check-out between: To be agreed