Big & relaxed house in Gent - green environment

Big & relaxed house in Gent - green environment

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Stijn

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

We live in a big house with a lot of light and a lovely south-oriented garden.

During spring 2017, we have completely renovated our house integrating our garage as part of the downstairs living area and leading to a big open space integrating living room, kitchen, children's area and with a view on both our garden in the back and forest in front of the house. The back of the living room is all windows. It costed us blood, sweat and tears, but we love the result :-)

On the first floor we have two large bedrooms, bathroom and bureau and washing room. The master bedroom has a big bed (220x160, because I am 2 metres tall :-) the room of Noah & Miro has a bunk bed where even 2 adults could sleep. In the living room downstairs we also have a couch that could serve as another double bed.

On the second floor (attic which we also renovated) we have an extra guest bedroom which can also serve as a children's playing room. Here we have a baby bed and one adult bed.

In the garden, we have a little garden house where we keep all our garden equipment. Our children have a little house of their own where they can 'cook' and play as much as they want.

Property features

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Who we are

  1. We have 2 little boys (2011 & 2014), called Noah and Miro. My girlfriend is working as a teacher and I am working as a sales director in the medical field.
    We bought our house in 2009 and since then we have continuously been investing in its renovation. We especially love the space, light and its location. I was born in Brussels but I am now really fascinated about Gent.
    We like travelling a lot and we are open for any kind of destination, it may be one of our neighbour countries or a little bit further, nature, sea, mountains, city as long as we can relax and enjoy life it is okay for us. Since our children are still young, we will not go for transatlantic travels.

    We like the social and the surprise aspect of exchanging houses. We like to trust people and give always the benefit of the doubt.

    We have done a dozen of exchanges to England (1x), Spain (3x), Holland (10x) and France (5x), Belgium (1x) and all of them have been a great success.

    Looking forward to exchange our home with you! We could also offer a car as part of the exchange.

    We guarantee that all e-mails will be answered.

    You can also get directly in touch with us via scatrysse1@gmail.com

    Maartje, Stijn, Noah and Miro

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Where is it?

Your neighbourhood

Our house is located close to the city center of Gent. We have a very good public transportation network close to our house. You can take the bus to the trainstation and the tram to the city center. You can also go by bike to the center of Gent.
From Gent you can easily visit Brugge, Brussels, Antwerp and you are close to Holland (Amsterdam, 1,5 hours by train) and France (Paris, 1,5 hours by train).
A car is not really necessary to visit Belgium and neighbour countries.

Gent is a very lively city with a lot of restaurants, bars, music festivals, theatres, markets,... Not only Gent but also several other cities are very pleasant and definitely worth to pay a visit. We can give you a full list and website with all the events.
Gent is a historical city in the same style as Brugge (Venice of Northern Europe), but much bigger and livelier in the evening. Old houses and façades, small cobbled streets, canals and rivers, parks,...

If you want to visit Belgium, Gent is an excellent choice!
By the way, best Travel 2011 of Lonely Planet has awarded Gent with the 7th Place and we can only agree.

In front of our house there is a forest and very recently a huge park has been created behind the forest as a part of a new green 'lung' the city of Gent has established. Very nice playground for children is also located just behind the forest.
Indoor playground also at 5 minute walk

Best restaurants
https://newplacestobe.com/?place=Gent
Nightlife
Charlatan, Vooruit
Favourite cafés
Trollekelder (great decoration), Dulle Griet (enormous amount of Belgian beers), the Alchemist (very cosy),
Where to go shopping
Veldstraat shopping area
Your area's cultural and historical landmarks
The Ghent Museums: http://degentsemusea.be/en
Local walks
Flemish Ardennes: best area to walk and cycle (Tour of Flanders and other races are taking place here every year in April/May
Places you love to exercise
Coffee bars in Ghent: 'Clouds in my coffee', OR espresso Bar, full circle coffee

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