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BE065

Seraing, Belgium

Villa La Vecquée, côté jardin.

Villa La Vecquée, côté jardin.

Main entrance hall

Main entrance hall

Guest room with double bed

Guest room with double bed

Huguette and Albert

Huguette and Albert

One private driveway  along the house

One private driveway along the house

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom with bath

Bathroom with bath

swimming pool + garden shed and play yard

swimming pool + garden shed and play yard

Kitchen (at night!)

Kitchen (at night!)

covered sundeck at the back of the house

covered sundeck at the back of the house

Greenhouse and vegetable garden

Greenhouse and vegetable garden

carpe diem !

carpe diem !

H&A celebrating a birthday

H&A celebrating a birthday

Wooden sundeck

Wooden sundeck

Villa next to a wood (la forêt domaniale de la Vecquée)

Villa next to a wood (la forêt domaniale de la Vecquée)

Platinum

Member since

1988


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
October 04, 2022 - February 05, 2024 3 days

Open to your proposals ! From three days to 3 weeks, depending on the time of the year and the destination. A long WE in Antwerpen for example would be lovely! NB the first week of November and the New year break are already booked.

December 09, 2022 - December 12, 2022 4 days

Agreement with Brussels.

December 28, 2022 - January 04, 2023 1 weeks

Agreement with Oostende

April 03, 2023 - April 16, 2023 2 weeks

Agreement with beautiful Scotland ( Dalkeith).

April 30, 2023 - June 30, 2023 2 weeks

Looking for a simultaneous exchange in Greece from 2 to 3 weeks. Preferably May or June. Our school holidays in Belgium will be from Saturday 29 April to 14 May 2023 but as we are both retired we are very flexible. Please don’t hesitate to make us proposals! If not in Greece we might be interested in your proposals . So do not hesitate to get in touch with us! We always reply.

June 01, 2023 - August 31, 2023 2 weeks

2-3 weeks. Feel free to make your proposals. We enjoy discovering new places and always reply promptly to our messages.

VILLA LA VECQUEE : STYLISH HOUSE ON THE HILLY OUTSKIRTS OF LIEGE

Fully-renovated Anglo-Norman style villa with a large organic garden (awarded "Best garden for the protection of wild life and biodiversity") surrounded by woods (with pedagogical paths, a brook and a pool with a BBQ area, and a vita trail).

Back from your visits to the historical cities of Liège, Huy and Namur (all three have a citadel) all along the river Meuse or from your walks in the picturesque villages all along the rivers Ourthe (Tilff, Esneux Comblai with its caves) and Amblève ( Remouchamps with other caves) or from the beautiful Ardennes (with famous cities as Spa, Stavelot, or the pilgrimage centre of Banneux in the province of Liège), you can have a good swim in a relaxing heated outdoor swimming pool (summer only!). Or simply enjoy a Weber BBQ on the sundeck. And if the weather is not good enough to stay outside, you can also enjoy watching films or your favourites series on Netflix with our home cinema, curled up in the sofa in our lounge : another great experience!

BONCELLES has all the imaginable facilities (tennis courts, royal golf club, horse riding school, fitness centre, a fort, an outdoor olympic swimming pool, a dozen of restaurants, local shops including an excellent organic shop plus a large shopping centre with CARREFOUR, DELHAIZE, COLRUYT, ALDI, LIDL (15 minutes' walk).

Our house is only 10 minutes' drive from Liège historical centre (citadel, roman and gothic churches, museums, local breweries, and local folklore of puppets).

Enjoy our lifestyle at home : our main hobbies are cooking, gardening, walking, cycling, bird-watching, reading, listening to good music and watching movies on our home cinema (large number of CDs and DVDs). In winter we enjoy the atmosphere of our wood-burner.

IIdeally situated too (maximum one hour drive) if you want to experience very different cultures in Brussels, Maastricht, Luxembourg, Aachen, Cologne, the Ardennes, or simply the neighbouring greystone villages of Tilff and Esneux in the valley.
You don't feel like driving? : just cross the road and step into the natural reserve of le Bois de la Vecquée (also the name of the brook crossing our garden).

And last but not least enjoy our uncomparable friendly welcome appreciated by all our exchange partners since 1988!

N.B. We have 2 cute young cats (twin brother and sister) at home to look after but all they need is some fresh water and daily croquettes. They don’t use any litter box. They can come in and out freely through their connected catflap.

 
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 89 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Retired Higher Education professors (ITC and English)

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 1
  • Environment: In the country
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 6

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
  • Balcony
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage
  • Private swimming pool
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Portugal
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • France
  • Luxembourg
  • Spain
  • Austria
  • Portugal
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Belgium
  • United Kingdom
  • Greece
  • Czechia

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Italiano
  • Français
  • Español
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Occupation

  • Retired Higher Education professors (ITC and English)

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • Male cat Pili ( (06/2020), female cat Pupusse ( 06/2020).Twins!

Lifestyle

As retired seniors we spend most of our time with our family and friends. We enjoy gardening, socializing, travelling with Intervac, and cooking. We are also very much interested in wines. Albert enjoys piloting in Spa airfield. I like watching films on Netflix with our home cinema. We read a lot and have installed a small book library in front of our house to share our pleasure of reading. We have two sons (40,41)who are both married, are both civil engineers (and as such real globe trotters!). We have 5 grandchildren ranging from 3 to 13 who I often look after here at home, their playground. So there are many, many toys for them (bike, go-kart, LEGO’s, a ping pong table, a baby foot, a soccer goal, rackets, a large collection of DVDs and educational books...).Of course we also need some time to relax walking, cycling, tasting wine and food, and discovering other friendly places and countries around. Our garden has been selected by NATAGORA for the protection of biodiversity in nature (and I'm very proud of it!).

References

This member has completed 89 home exchanges. Those referenced below may contain feedback/impression from its exchange partners: