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Food forest de Veldernis with play nature, within walking distance of nature reserves

5.00 (2 reviews) Verified Zedelgem, West Flanders, Belgium #s005108

Ways to spend the night

  • Shepherd hut

About this campspace

De Veldernis is an experience place with a food forest, a play forest where children can slide over a pool on the deadride, and a shared vegetable garden. We have 2 covered outdoor areas that you can use (not on the caravans themselves, but in the play forest). There are 2 caravans available, each with 2 double beds (140cm). Crockery, glasses, plates, coffee and tea are also available in the caravans. The 2 caravans are at a distance from each other, so privacy is assured. There is a shared natural outdoor shower with biodegradable shampoo and shower gel. In addition, a compost toilet, sink with washing up liquid.

On the domain there is a mud hut built entirely with clay from the ground and recycled material. There is a fully equipped kitchen with bathroom (with bath) that you share with fellow guests. The mud house houses the workshop of the lady of the house where she weaves baskets from wild plants. Wifi is available in the small house. There is a sofa with TV (only DVD available) that you can use.

There is a swimming pond on the property where you can enjoy a swim. There are also a number of fire places. Wood can be purchased and comes from our own sustainably pollarded forest.

Accessible by public transport. 15 minutes walk from nearest train station. A half-hour bike ride from Bruges. Ostend is a 25-minute drive by car. The Doeveren and Hoogveld nature reserves are within walking distance.

Welcome to the Veldernis

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Perfect for families

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Your host

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Amenities

  • Drinking water

  • BBQ

  • Wood-fired oven

  • Hot water

  • Refrigerator

  • Dishwashing sink

About this campspace

De Veldernis is an experience place with a food forest, a play forest where children can slide over a pool on the deadride, and a shared vegetable garden. We have 2 covered outdoor areas that you can use (not on the caravans themselves, but in the play forest). There are 2 caravans available, each with 2 double beds (140cm). Crockery, glasses, plates, coffee and tea are also available in the caravans. The 2 caravans are at a distance from each other, so privacy is assured. There is a shared natural outdoor shower with biodegradable shampoo and shower gel. In addition, a compost toilet, sink with washing up liquid.

On the domain there is a mud hut built entirely with clay from the ground and recycled material. There is a fully equipped kitchen with bathroom (with bath) that you share with fellow guests. The mud house houses the workshop of the lady of the house where she weaves baskets from wild plants. Wifi is available in the small house. There is a sofa with TV (only DVD available) that you can use.

There is a swimming pond on the property where you can enjoy a swim. There are also a number of fire places. Wood can be purchased and comes from our own sustainably pollarded forest.

Accessible by public transport. 15 minutes walk from nearest train station. A half-hour bike ride from Bruges. Ostend is a 25-minute drive by car. The Doeveren and Hoogveld nature reserves are within walking distance.

Welcome to the Veldernis

Food and drink

  • Drinking water

  • BBQ

  • Wood-fired oven

    Under supervision
  • Hot water

  • Refrigerator

  • Dishwashing sink

  • Kitchen

  • Dining table

Comfort & Fun

  • Fire basket

  • Fire bowl

  • Firewood available

    On arrival you will receive a basket of wood per gypsy wagon. More can be obtained at a small cost
  • Trampoline

  • Sports and games gear

  • Bed linen, pillow and duvet

    Bed linen can be provided upon request
  • Hammock

  • WiFi

    Internet is available in some places, but not in the gypsy wagons themselves

Sanitation

  • Toilet

  • Hot shower

Electricity

  • Electricity

  • Phone charging station

In case of rain

  • Covered kitchen

  • Rain shelter

Family-friendly

  • Playground for children

Parking

  • Parking on site

Views

  • Sunrise view

  • Sunset view

  • Forest view

  • Field view

Seating area

  • Picnic table

  • Outdoor seating area

Available pitch types

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

2 gypsy wagons

  • Shepherd hut

In our food forest, the Veldernis, you can discover and play to your heart's content. Learn more about permaculture and bushcraft. Or go for an adventure and take the cable car over the mud pool. Learn how to start your own fire without matches. Or learn to weave a basket with natural materials.

from € 65.00 per night
Max. people
4 persons
Pitches
2 pitches
8m2

2 gypsy wagons

  • Shepherd hut

    Shepherd hut

In our food forest, the Veldernis, you can discover and play to your heart's content. Learn more about permaculture and bushcraft. Or go for an adventure and take the cable car over the mud pool. Learn how to start your own fire without matches. Or learn to weave a basket with natural materials.

Check-in between: To be agreed

Check-out between: To be agreed

Closing periods: Yearly 01-11 → 15-04 ,
17-05-2023 → 21-05-2023 ,
29-05-2023 → 31-05-2023 ,
07-06-2023 → 11-06-2023 ,
16-06-2023 → 18-06-2023 ,
26-06-2023 → 28-06-2023 ,
30-06-2023 → 09-07-2023 ,
14-08-2023 → 20-08-2023 ,
28-08-2023 → 01-09-2023 ,
04-10-2023 → 08-10-2023

Min. number of nights: 1

Child price applies from this age: 0

Child price applies to this age: 14

Min. number of days that can be booked in advance: 1

Number of beds: 2

Size per pitch: 8m2

Food and drink

  • Cooking basics

  • Dishes and cutlery

  • Electric kettle

  • Coffee and tea

Comfort & Fun

  • Fire bowl

Electricity

  • Electricity

  • Phone charging station

Seating area

  • Indoor seating area
    each gypsy wagon has a seat

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

Please be quiet after 10 pm.
Try to walk on the paths and not on the beds. You can romp anywhere in the play forest.

Pets allowed: no

Max. people
4 persons
Pitches
2 pitches
8m2

Your host, anke

5.00 (2 reviews)

Acceptance rate: 100%

Response time: fast

Tips

  • .Visit Bruges

  • .cooking on a campfire outside

  • In our street you will find the hut a local brown pub

Reviews

Celine

Tell us about your experience
Very cozy place to stay. We really relaxed.

How was the contact with the host?
Very smoothly!

August 2023 · Translated from dutch

Sarah

Tell us about your experience
De Veldernis is een heerlijk plekje om even tot rust te komen en te genieten van het mooie voedselbos.

How was the contact with the host?
Heel warme en vriendelijke mensen.

May 2023

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Surroundings

At this campspace
  • River or stream

  • Orchard

  • Meadow or plain

What you can find in the area
  • Beach or seaside

  • Urban area

  • Forest

Ways to spend the day
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    Hiking

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    Sightseeing

At this campspace

  • River or stream

    There are several pools and streams in our food forest
  • Orchard

    We are a food forest. You can get different fruit juices from local cultivation. As well as all kinds of berries in season
  • Meadow or plain

    In the food forest, several lawns have been created
  • Vegetable garden

    We have a vegetable garden of 500 m2 that we share with 2 other families from the area
  • Sheep

  • Chickens

    Collect fresh eggs from our chickens in the morning
  • Birds

    Lots of wild birds: house martins, green and spotted woodpeckers, kestrel and little owl are sure to be guests.
  • Other, namely

    Food forest and permaculture vegetable garden, I also grow plants to weave baskets

What you can find in the area

  • Beach or seaside

    You are in Ostend within a 25-minute drive.
  • Urban area

    At 10 km from Bruges, Zedelgem train station is a 15-minute walk away.
  • Forest

    Within walking distance you will find Doeveren, Merkenveld and Hoogveld
  • Coast

  • Dunes

  • Other, namely

    Several farm shops in our area: strawberries, flower and berry picking garden, vegetables, eggs...

Ways to spend the day

  • Hiking

    Nature reserves nearby within walking distance
  • Cycling

    We are located on a bicycle junction
  • Sightseeing

    Near Bruges and Ghent
  • Visiting nearby towns

    Knokke, Ostend, Bruges, Ghent
  • Wildlife watching

  • Making a campfire

  • Board games and puzzles

    A library of bushcraft books, outdoor games such as cup
  • Outdoor cooking

    There are several outdoor cooking areas
  • Activities on the farm

    workshops on request such as making fire, wild picking, making baskets with wild plants, cooking on the campfire
  • Wildlife observation

Sustainability

  • Waste separation

  • Self-grown food

  • Food products from locals in the region

  • Solar panels

  • Green power

  • Solar water heater

  • Organic cleaning products

  • Water-saving measures

We grow our own vegetables in our permaculture vegetable garden and food forest. Our aim is to maximize biodiversity. We build with loam from the ground, recover material, natural paints, make our own from local material.

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

Please be quiet after 10 pm.
Try to walk on the paths and not on the beds. You can romp anywhere in the play forest.


Checking in and out

Check-in between: To be agreed
Check-out between: To be agreed

Closing periods

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