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“Lovely house in a great location”
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20 reviews
front double bed room
the cosy sittingroom to relax after a great day out
like it says  Tea time!
kitchen and dining area with everything you need to make a lovely meal
a feature in the second double bedroom
we wish you a good night sleep in the attic double bed room
The view from our frontdoor
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders Province

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Beanandfa...
Epsom, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely house in a great location”
Reviewed September 5, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Had a very good 3 night stay in Ypres in this very comfortable homely house. The beds were extremely comfortable and the house was beautifully decorated with lots of interesting antiques which added to the atmosphere. We were welcomed by the owner who showed us around and left us with a bottle of local beer and and a supply of chocolates, kids and adults all happy! The location in town was perfect, a short walk to the historic center passing a small supermarket where we could get supplies. We visited the Menin gate and battlefields during our visit and had a day in Bruges, an easy day trip from Ypres. Had we stayed longer we would have easily found lots more to do.

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Liked best: The honesty bar with a great supply of local beer
Liked least: Some people may find the stairs too steep
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Maggie G
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lovely house in a great convenient location”
Reviewed September 2, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This house is pretty unique, the decor is at the same time amusing, moving and intriguing.
The owner was very helpful, letting us arrive earlier and giving us excellent directions. The house is very well equipped, there is free parking within 5 minutes walk and the centre of Ypres is literally just round the corner. However in the house is very quiet.

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Liked best: The quirky decor and the location.
Liked least: The steep staircases.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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kemlyn197...
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautifully furnished, equiped and decorated.”
Reviewed July 8, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This house is full of interesting and unusual items. The house is furnished and equipped to a high standard. It was very clean throughout. The owners were very helpful and waiting for us on arrival. There were lots of extra touches which made a short stay much easier such as teabags, filter coffee, dishwasher tablets, oil, vinegar, kitchen paper and a complementary Belgian beer etc. The house is also ideally located very near to the central square but on a quiet street. The only issues that may make the house less suitable for certain groups were that the only bathroom is downstairs behind the kitchen at the back of the house, the second floor bedroom can only be accessed by going through one of the first floor bedrooms and both steps of stairs are very steep with a lot of small steps. We travelled with my elderly father for whom making a trip to the toilet in the night was very difficult. However for some groups these issues would not be a problem.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Martin G
Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Perfect place to stay in Ypres”
Reviewed May 2, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Everything about this house was perfect and exactly as described in the listing. The house is conveniently located a short walk from the Cloth Hall and the town square. It is fully equipped with modern appliances and a full kitchen and tastefully decorated with antiques. It was perfect in every detail. I highly recommend it.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Stairs are a little steep, but hardly a concern
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Barbara J
Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Lovely accomodation within a few minutes of ypres centre”
Reviewed August 10, 2014 for a stay in July 2014

The house was a typical Ypres town house full of intriguing ornaments, pictures and furniture. It was very well equipped. lots of crockery and utensils so you didn't have to wash up after every meal and a dishwasher if you did let the washing up pile up. Heidi was unable to meet us on our arrival but we received a generous welcome by her stand ins. The house was great for our extended family; daughter and grand children and the closeness to Ypres town centre and its World War 1 sites was just ideal for us and we were able to drive to others places with ease.

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Liked best: Plentiful supply of kitchen supplies
Liked least: the stairs
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Danielle...
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Great location in Ypers and great house!”
Reviewed July 4, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

The house is in the perfect location and within a short walk of the Flanders Field Museum, Cathedral, restaurants, and shops. The house is fabulously decorated with antiques (I am so jealous!) and supplied with everything you would need to cook. Jurgen and Heidi were very helpful and gracious hosts. Would definitely recommend if coming to Ypers. Would just say that the stairs are very steep and narrow as this is an older house (but completely redone) so caution to those who have mobility problems; our little children and parents did well though!

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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Getaway4a...
Dronfield, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great property which gave us everything we needed”
Reviewed April 1, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

A party of four adults, we were thrilled with the position of the house, very central and within very easy walking distance to absolutely everything! Decorated in a quirky style it was ideal for our stay. Our only negative comment would be that with a full complement of guests (6) the bathroom and toilet facility may be stretched, without careful planning! Jurgen was welcoming and there were thoughtful touches which made us feel at home. We would thoroughly recommend the property, so much so that when we return to Ypres we would return to De Historie.

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Liked best: The position and facilities of the house and the welcome we received
Liked least: No dislikes
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
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