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BE00664

Bertem, Belgium

living room

living room

canapé (usefull as a 1 person bed)

canapé (usefull as a 1 person bed)

garden (view from living room)

garden (view from living room)

master bedroom

master bedroom

kitchen

kitchen

kitchen

kitchen

garden

garden

deck

deck

Marianne & Francis (6/2012) in Vietnam

Marianne & Francis (6/2012) in Vietnam

An old hollow road in winter at 200m from our house

An old hollow road in winter at 200m from our house

living room canapé (usefull as a 1 person bed) garden (view from living room) master bedroom kitchen kitchen garden deck Marianne & Francis (6/2012) in Vietnam An old hollow road in winter at 200m from our house
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House in Bertem, Belgium

Our home
It is located in a cul de sac in a village called Bertem. Our house is in a very quiet environnement, a modern open plan house which makes it very bright, with a lot of windows to the south. The house is modest (175 m2, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom) fitted with all elements to make life easier: a well equipped kitchen, washing machine, clothes dryer, HD-tv, ... It has a closed garden (600 m²) with with many flowers and shades during summertime.
As we have two grand childeren (°2012 & 2014) the house is equiped with tools in accordance with children of that age

We offer you wireless internet (dual band) and 1 pc.
 
Where ?
Bertem is a small village (6000h) with a lot of rural areas for walking and biking (3 bicycles in the garage). Bertem is only 10 minutes (8km) away from Louvain, one of the oldest university cities of Europe. Louvain is a vivid little town (100.000 students) and is a nice city for drinks, restaurants and some walks in the mediaval quarters.
Brussels is only 20km (20min) by car. Other interesting cities in Belgium are Malines (20km), Antwerp (50km), Ghent (70km), Bruges (110km), Ieper (130km).
In the adjacent countries there are Cologne (200km) Bonn (210km), Luxemburg (210km), Rotterdam (150km), Amsterdam (230km). Paris and London are best accessible by train from Brussels in less than 2h. Starting from Louvain you have excellent connections to most cities with public transport (busses an trains) . There is a good bus service from Bertem to Louvain (every 30 min).

We can offer a Peugeot 3008 (2010, automatic gear, diesel), a small Citroen C2 (2004, petrol, automatic gear) and a motorcycle (Suzuki Burgman 650, 2007, automatic gear). And the 3 bicycles.
Airport is just 10 minutes by car and is easily accessible by bus.
 
We are pleased to give you more information on activities and curiosities in our country (musea, tourist attractions, ...) in case you have plans to accept this home exchange offer.
We have kind neighbours and our 2 sons live at less than 3km from our house. They all can offer you some assistance in discovering the nice parts of our country.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 28 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • retired (former tv production)
  • retired (former tv production)

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 0
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4
  • Living Area: 80 m2
  • Total Area: 180 m2

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Home exchange
  • Hospitality exchange
  • Youth exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Baby equipment
  • Toys and games
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • BBQ
  • Bicycles: 3

Facilities

  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Brussels - 15 km

  • forest forest & playground 2 children (1.3 km)

The garden behind the house is a place to find peace after a busy day. On beautiful summer day you can have breakfast and dinner outside.
Although Belgium has a dense population you will find beautiful walking and bike paths in our region. The first picture in the snow is taken at 300m from our house...

Occupation

  • retired (former tv production)
  • retired (former tv production)

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Pets are NOT welcome in our home

About Our Family

Francis, 60,was technology manager of the news department of the national broadcaster.
Marianne, 60, was working in the same organisation as director in the cultural department. We're both retired now.

We have experience on home exchange from almost 30 years ago. When our boys were much younger we did home exchange with Spain (Gallicia), France (Paris), UK (Edinburg), Denmark. Once the kids grew older they had their own holiday planning and interest.
As our boys aren't living under the same roof anymore we renewed our Intervac membership.

Lifestyle

Marianne and Francis love to be surrounded by nature (walks, biking,...) but they are also pleased to be in a vivid, big city.

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