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Your home away from home TEXT: CHARLOTTE VAN HEK  |  PHOTOS: B&B DE KEYARTMOLEN

The luxury of a hotel, with an allure that only a small B&B can exude: B&B De Keyartmolen offers the best of both worlds. Located in a century-old farm in the town of Tongerlo – near the beautiful Maasland and Limburgse Kempen – the four-star accommodation prides itself on the perfect combination of nature and luxury. You leave the rest of the world behind when entering the property of De Keyartmolen. Set in a monumental farm, the B&B is an oasis of peace, with Flanders’ most beautiful nature on your doorstep. The B&B hosts a unique ‘horse-hotel’, with six stables, a paddock and a large grass meadow – perfect for the many riders settling down for a relaxing yet active holiday. Shopaholics will certainly enjoy the nearby chic outlet shoppings centres of Maasmechelen and Roermond. B&B De Keyartmolen counts eight spacious and luxurious rooms: four duplex rooms hosting

the bedroom on the first floor, and four ground floor rooms. All have their own entrance and boast luxurious facilities - think crisp white linen, rain-shower, and a hot tub. “We wanted to maintain the atmosphere of a cosy B&B, yet with the services of a hotel,” smiles Sonja Winthaegen, who owns the B&B together with her husband. Set in the midst of nature, De Keyartmolen is located right at 12 of Limburg’s renowned cycling routes. “Alongside many cyclists, a great deal of our clientele are riders - we are situated at the horseback riding and coach driving network that has more than 600 kilometres of rider paths.” B&B De Keyartmolen: a dream destination for hikers, cyclists and riders who long for a few days of relaxation, want the most stunning nature on their doorstep, and are looking for unmatched comfort. Web: www.keyartmolen.be

An oasis of rest, nature, and inspiration TEXT: CHARLOTTE VAN HEK  |  PHOTOS: TWINSTONE LODGE

On the borders of the beautiful national park De Hoge Kempen lies Twinstone Lodge. Characterised by its innovative architecture, luxurious facilities and stunning environment, the four-star lodge is perfect for those looking for rest, inspiration, or quality time with friends, family, or colleagues. Twinstone Lodge can provide space for 28 people, yet can also be divided into two separate lodges for 16 and 12 people. The lodge boasts every possible comfort: a fully-equipped kitchen, a spacious living area, and luxurious bedrooms. Both living spaces can be connected in a simple way, and the central entrance gives access to the relaxation area, where a sauna and steam bath are await for you to relax and reboot. “We have to two types of guests,” explains Ben Gielen, owner of the lodge. “On the one 56  |  Issue 48  |  December 2017

hand we get many families and groups of friends looking to spend time with each other in a beautiful, forest-rich environment. The other group consists of business guests – the lodge and its quiet environment have the ability to inspire, to let you achieve results. It is a world apart from the regular business environment.” Outside the lodge, the beautiful Hoge Kempen waits to be discovered. The national

park is every hiker and rider’s dream, and the lodge is located on one of the many beautiful cycle routes the area is so loved for. Are you in for some entertainment? Twinstone Lodge lies nearby the Kattevennen: one of the five entrance gates to the Hoge Kempen, and a centre full of activities for the whole family. Web: www.twinstone.be

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Discover Benelux, Issue 48, December 2017  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Discover Benelux, Issue 48, December 2017  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.