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BE1013544

Gistel, Belgium

Back garden (in winter)

Back garden (in winter)

Back garden (in summer)

Back garden (in summer)

the living-room

the living-room

the kitchen

the kitchen

the kitchen

the kitchen

the kitchen

the kitchen

The Kitchen

The Kitchen

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Shower

Shower

Living room

Living room

Gent (60 km from our house)

Gent (60 km from our house)

Nature reservation "Het Zwin"

Nature reservation "Het Zwin"

De Haan (North Sea - 20 km from our house)

De Haan (North Sea - 20 km from our house)

Bruges (20 km from our house)

Bruges (20 km from our house)

Nieuwpoort (20 km from our house)

Nieuwpoort (20 km from our house)

Nieuwpoort

Nieuwpoort

Oostende (10 km from our house)

Oostende (10 km from our house)

recreational park Plopsaland (De Panne) - 30 km from our house

recreational park Plopsaland (De Panne) - 30 km from our house

Back garden (in winter) Back garden (in summer) the living-room the kitchen the kitchen the kitchen The Kitchen Bathroom Bathroom Shower Living room Gent (60 km from our house) Nature reservation "Het Zwin" De Haan (North Sea - 20 km from our house) Bruges (20 km from our house) Nieuwpoort (20 km from our house) Nieuwpoort Oostende (10 km from our house) recreational park Plopsaland (De Panne) - 30 km from our house
Gold

Member since

2017


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
December 21, 2019 - January 05, 2020 2 weeks

We are looking for a cosy home exchange during the Christmas holidays for one or two weeks! All offers are welcome.

A cosy family house in a lovely, quiet street, close to Bruges (20km) and to the sea (10km)

Our house is a spacious house in Gistel, a small and quiet town. Gistel is situated within a distance of 20 km from Bruges, and only 10 km from the sea. You can even go there by bike if you would like that.
We live in a two-storey house once built by my grandparents and completely renovated three years ago. What we really like about our house is that it is light and that it is surrounded by a quiet, green environment. On the ground floor there is a hall with toilet, a spacious living-room with two couches, a fireplace, digital TV, family table and play corner. From the living-room you can enter the kitchen. The oaken kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher, oven, microwave and an induction unit to cook. At the cooking island with the induction unit you can enjoy your breakfast or an appetiser. In the kitchen you can also find a family table. The sliding window gives you access to the terrace. There's another kitchen door that leads you to the washing room. In the washing room there's a washing machine, a tumble dryer, cleaning products and a shower. As you can enter the garden from the washing room, this can be quite convenient in summer when you come back from the beach. Next to the house there's a garage where you can park your car or you can leave it on the long drive on the right side of the house.
In the hall you can take the staircase up to the first floor. There you will find a small but cosy bathroom with a washbasin and a bath, 3 bedrooms and another toilet. Two of the three bedrooms (= children's rooms) look out on the back garden. The third one (parents' room) looks out on the street. It has a new, large bed (width = 1,80 m) and two bedside tables. Since there isn't much passage in the street, you'll have a quiet night.
The total surface of our stretch of land is 840 square metres. We have a front garden, a small stretch of grass at the side and a relatively large back garden. There you can use your relaxing chairs, BBQ... If you have children, they can use a plastic swimming pool, sandbasin and other toys to play with.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 2 Children
  • 6 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • a biologist/operational manager
  • an English lecturer at VIVES University of Applied Sciences

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 5

References

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed

Exchange Types

  • Home exchange

Indoor

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

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Bicycles: 2

Facilities

  • No smoking

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Scotland, UK
  • Ireland, Shefford SG17, UK
  • England, UK
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Iceland
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • Switzerland
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Netherlands

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

There are many things you can do while you are around.
If you are in for some culture, definitely visit the lovely cities Bruges and Ghent. Bruges is only a 25-minute drive. Just outside Bruges there are wonderful places to walk and just enjoy nature. If you want to visit Ghent, it will take you about 40 minutes by car.
If you would like to enjoy the beach, there are several options. Either you can take the bike and enjoy a day in Ostend. It is about 10 km from our house. By bike it takes you about 30 minutes to get there. You can definitely use our bikes. There's also a bus stop within walking distance. The beaches that we prefer are in De Haan en Nieuwpoort (about 20km from our house). It's definitely doable to get there by bike as well.
If you have children, you can visit the fantastic recreational parc Plopsaland, the local swimming pool in Gistel or the lovely one in Bruges, go to indoor playgrounds...

We are more than happy to give you more information about these and other places to visit.

In the small town where we live (Gistel) you can find nice restaurants (one with a large terrace, playgarden and lovely food!), 4 supermarkets, 5 bakeries, 4 butchers.... So even though it's a quiet place, you can enjoy the conveniences of a city.

Occupation

  • a biologist/operational manager
  • an English lecturer at VIVES University of Applied Sciences

Children

  • Boy - Age: 6
  • Boy - Age: 4

Pets

  • We have a cat. She is not allowed to enter the house. When we are away, our parents can take care of it.

References

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