In the heart of the Geuldal nature reserve lies a monumental, 15th-century courtyard farm called Hof de Brulle. This 28-person holiday home is an excellent choice if you are looking for a more exclusive location. Hof de Brulle has a 1.5 ha large outdoor area that fits in perfectly with the 5-star hilly landscape. Stroll through the fruit orchard or put on your walking shoes to follow one of the many hiking routes.
Renovation of the property
The farmstead was already documented in 1497, but it is definitely older than that. According to the book 'Monumental Wijlre', it is even associated with Beethoven and Empress Josephine. Recently, it has been fully restored by the current owners, who themselves live in the west wing of the building. Despite the fact that the farmstead has undergone an enormous transformation, most of the authentic elements have been preserved or restored. Meanwhile, Hof de Brulle is a popular holiday home, but also an ideal accommodation for small-scale gatherings, training courses, meetings and workshops. It has a professional cooking studio, a large lounge area with wood-burning stove, thirteen bedrooms, nine bathrooms and two large workshop rooms.
Let's take a peek inside
The heart of the home is surely the spacious living room, which reflects the owners' love for design and art. The big designer sofas contrast beautifully with the robust stone walls and the large glass doors facing the courtyard bring the outdoor feeling inside. In summer you can walk onto the terrace to catch some sun, and in winter you can enjoy the warmth of the monumental wood-burning stove.
Adjacent to the living room is the well-equipped cooking studio. It is amazing to see how one's passion for cooking can come to life here. The most delicious dishes can be prepared in this kitchen, because it is equipped with professional appliances such as large Kenwood food processors, a cooking torch (for crème brûlée), a Salamander grill oven, a pasta machine, an 8-burner Baron cooker and a professional dishwasher that runs a programme within three minutes. For barbecue and pizza lovers, there is a Green Egg barbecue, a Pyron grill and a gas barbecue. Furthermore, the herb garden in the courtyard invites you to pick fresh herbs and the orchards invite you to gather fresh fruit and vegetables.
At Hof de Brulle, everyone will be able to enjoy a good night's sleep, as most of the bedrooms are located around the high enclosed courtyard. Partly thanks to their walls of loam, wood and marl, the bedrooms have a cosy atmosphere. Moreover, they are all tastefully decorated and offer beautiful views. It will be difficult to choose a room! Will you go for the one with panoramic views over the Geuldal valley or will you go for the master bedroom with private bathroom? In addition to the thirteen bedrooms, the holiday home has nine luxury bathrooms equipped with a walk-in shower, washbasin and toilet. Lastly, there are several separate toilets and washrooms.
As soon as you drive up the winding driveway of Hof de Brulle, you will be welcomed by a wonderful scenery and a pleasant tranquillity. From the terrace you can enjoy the beautiful view of the Fromberg hill and the Geuldal valley. Furthermore, the large outdoor area invites you to walk around, simply relax on a bench or stroll through the orchards. With a bit of luck, you may hear a nightingale singing or a redstart whistling. And sometimes you may even see a badger wandering through the garden. Children are invited to play in the large meadow with playground equipment. Of course, it is also a fun activity to feed the sheep together.
Great meals and experiences
Why not choose to be pampered on this holiday? On request, we will prepare a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner for you. We only use the finest products and wines from local suppliers and even from our own garden. During your stay, it is also possible to follow various workshops. These include a cooking workshop, a sheep herding workshop and horse constellation therapy. Furthermore, you can choose to book a lovely pampering weekend filled with yoga, mindfulness, massages and healthy meals. Finally, we provide professional business guidance by certified coaches and trainers.