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Seraing, Belgium

Private swimming pool (covered and heated)

Private swimming pool (covered and heated)

Wooden sundeck

Wooden sundeck

Guest room with double bed

Guest room with double bed

Parents'room with twin bedding

Parents'room with twin bedding

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

Main entrance hall

Main entrance hall

Câline, our chocolate-colour cat

Câline, our chocolate-colour cat

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

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

Private swimming pool (covered and heated) Wooden sundeck Guest room with double bed Parents'room with twin bedding Huguette and Albert One private driveway  along the house Bathroom Bathroom with bath swimming pool + garden shed and play yard Kitchen (at night!) covered sundeck at the back of the house Greenhouse and vegetable garden carpe diem ! H&A celebrating a birthday Main entrance hall Câline, our chocolate-colour cat Villa next to a wood (la forêt domaniale de la Vecquée)
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Member since

1988

Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
December 22, 2018 - January 06, 2019

We already have an exchange agreement for Christmas holidays in Groningen.

1 weeks
February 01, 2019 - December 31, 2019

A long WE is always welcome. Berlin is on our wish list (min 1 week) at any time (except of course when we already have an agreement!).

1 weeks
April 14, 2019 - April 24, 2019

Exchange agreement in Holland.

1 weeks
May 27, 2019 - June 03, 2019

Exchange agreement with North Holland.

1 weeks
June 21, 2019 - June 30, 2019

Exchange agreement with Krakow.

1 weeks
August 17, 2019 - August 31, 2019

We already have an exchange agreement on the Yorkshire coast.

2 weeks
October 01, 2019 - October 31, 2019

Berlin is on our wish list preferably in October

1 weeks

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 and Amblève 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.

BONCELLES has all the imaginable facilities (tennis courts, royal golf club, horse riding school, fitness centre, a fort museum, an outdoor olympic swimming pool, a dozen of restaurants, local shops 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 at home (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 a nice cat at home to look after but all she needs is her daily food as she can pop in and pop out by herself through the catflap in the cellar.

 
 

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 60 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Higher Education professor (ITC) and retired Higher Education professor (English)

Our Home

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

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In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Allowed
  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Seclusion/Privacy
  • Pet care wanted

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: 3

Our Destination Wish List

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

Spoken Languages

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

Occupation

  • Higher Education professor (ITC) and retired Higher Education professor (English)

Children

  • We do not have children.

Pets

  • Nice independent cat

Lifestyle

Albert works in IT (higher education). I'm retired from the same college (where I was his English colleague!) and spend most of my time gardening, socializing (sports), travelling with Intervac, and cooking for our family. We have two sons (36, 37) who are both married, are both civil engineers (and as such real globe trotters!). We have 4 grandchildren (3,5,7,9), who I often look after here at home, their playground. So there are many, many toys for them (bike, go-kart, LEGO’s, ping pong table, 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!).

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