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  Points of interest               Getting here               Special offers               Price list

Between the Water Castle and the marshlands
where the witches of Laarne used to live and where the Noondevil had his territory
... at the hottest moment of the day ....

Cosy and affordable bed and breakfast near Ghent, Belgium

The Vanhercke Family offers 2 charming studio/apartments in a cosy Flemish cottage style.

Explore the quiet old valley of the Schelde and the medieval atmosphere of ancient Laarne (10 km from Ghent). Stay a night, a week, or longer in one of our Guest Cottage Studios. They adjoin our 18th century house and are nestled between the water castle of Laarne and the nearby wetlands.


Built in the typical Flemish brick stone as cosy cottage for 2/4 persons.The cottages are annexed to our 18th century former farmhouse, and are located at the foot of a natural park, formed by an old meander of the river Schelde.

The Guest Cottages have:

  • Private entrances with sun terrace.
  • Original sleeping corner with hotel twin beds.
  • Fireplace in a cosy 'living' area, complete with lcd television, DVD player, free WIFI, antique pine furniture, mini bar with selected Belgian beers, wines and soft drinks/waters. Fully equipped modern oak wood kitchenette
  • (with secured 2 pits gas stove) and fridge.
  • Private bathroom with toilet, shower and hair dryer
  • Central heating.
  • Safe private car parking.
  • Visit the cottages

Views of the old gardens from the terrace are magnificent.(park garden - 0.8 acre, herbs garden - 0.1 acre, cut-flower garden - 0.1 acre, orangery & greenhouses, fishing pond - 1.5 acres). A barbecue is at your disposal. Many different varieties of birds can be seen both in and around the wetlands. Remember to bring your cameras and VCR's.

wetlands, garden & fishing pond


Points of interest

Our cottages are centrally located a few kilometers east of Ghent, (getting_here) in one of the most green areas in the Ghent periphery and are ideally situated for exploring Belgium. From our Bed and breakfast Ghent, you can visit the entire country in 3 - 4 days. Because we are close to the junction of several highways, and distances between attractions are short, it is easy to make quick day trips.We will be pleased to provide you with tourist information.

Within 100 km from our cottages, you can visit many other historical places: Waterloo, Liege, Bastogne (World War II), Passchendale (World War I) and Maastricht.
Within 300 km from our cottages are cities and landscapes of Holland (Amsterdam, Rotterdam), Germany (Dusseldorf, Cologne, Bonn), and France (Paris and Calais with the Chunnel under the English Channel).

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Getting here


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with wood for open fire and breakfast with sparkling wine

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cocoonweekend with champagne breakfast
  • 2 or 4 days in a cosy cottage (the Green or the Blue Cottage) with fireplace, lcd television and DVD player, WiFi internet.
  • minibar, private bathroom.
  • wood for the fireplace.
  • 1 breakfast with bubbles. All breakfasts are served in your cottage.
  • small present from the region.
  • Price: 2 nights:  107/person - 4 nights : 181/person
  • Same package with champaign 'Laurent Perrier'
  • Price : 2 nights : 119person - 4 nights : 193/person
biking package
  • 4 days in a cosy cottage (the Green or the Blue Cottage) with fireplace, lcd television and DVD player, WiFi internet.
  • minibar, private bathroom.
  • 4 homecooked breakfasts.
  • fully equipped kitchenette and fridge.
  • Cycle Junction Route map of the area.
  • Safe bicycle lock-up with pump & first aid bike tools.
  • Flanders Cycle Junction Route passes through our village!

  • price : 179/person (*) (**)

(*) Bikes not included. bring your own bikes with you, or rent a bike or a tandem from Vanhercke Bed & breakfast.
(**) Luggage and airway bike transport boxes can be hold on demand. Please ask.


The 'Flanders cycle junction route' contains 5.534 unique routes and counts 15.975 km of road. To create your own route, go to routeplanner



BED AND BREAKFAST formula (Blue or Green Cottage)
Fresh home cooked breakfast & roomservice included.
**** 2Pers. 3Pers. 4Pers.
1 night 47pp 43pp 43pp
2 and more nights 43pp 38pp 38pp

HOLIDAY COTTAGE GHENT formula (self catering - Blue or Green Cottage) (only as from 3 nights) - towels and sheets included
No breakfast. No roomservice.
****   Price/day
Blue Cottage
blue cottage
max.2 persons
Green Cottage
green cottage
max. 4 persons




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Bed and Breakfast Ghent


Family Vanhercke

Meerskant 18
9270 Laarne (Ghent)

Tel ++ 32 (0)9 230 41 28
Fax ++ 32 (0)9 230 41 28

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Visit the blue cottage

Visit the green cottage


The Bed and Breakfast Ghent Guest Cottages are controlled and approved by the Official Belgian Federation for Country and Farm Tourism with the highest quality level.


The Blue and the Green Cottage have been elected as one of the 20 most charming Hotels/Inns & Bed & Breakfasts in Belgium (Vlaanderen Vakantieland -s Toerisme Vlaanderen).



The Water Castle


Your host Ingrid

Ingrid is a professional translator - interpreter in the languages Dutch (native), English, French, German and Spanish.

Daniel is Drs in Medical Science at the Ghent University and the St. Lucas Hospital Ghent. He is specialised in heart ultrasound.

  Daniel greeting the guests

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  • Ridderpad, 12km
  • Reigerpad, 9km
  • Monumentenpad, 15km
  • Heksenpad, 20km
  • Kruidenpad, 6km



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witchVanhercke Bed & Breakfast - Apartments Ghent, Meerskant 18, BE 9270 Laarne (Gent), Belgium. © D.Vanhercke. Update 1/2020. Thanks to all our visitors for their support, corrections in the translations and review articles. stat.

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