Welcome to Maison Raymond, located in cosy Melsen, a stone's throw from Ghent and on the edge of the Flemish Ardennes. An ideal start for challenging bike rides and pleasant walks in the forests of Makegem or the vast Scheldemeersen.
The original mansion with its outbuildings dates from 1866. It was repurposed by Mrs. de Smet de Naeyer into the monastery of "Onze Lieve Vrouw van de Zeven Weeën", literally translated to "Our Lady of the Seven Woes". She did this in memory of her son Verhaeghe Raymond, who died much too early. Hence the name of our beautifully renovated outbuilding: Maison Raymond!

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The mansion

The outhouse (left in photo) has been completely renovated and equipped with all modern comforts.
It is suitable for 2 to 3 people. Ideal for couples, friends, sisters, ... who want to go out together.
The ground floor is 1 room containing the kitchen and living room. The kitchen is fully equipped with induction plate, combi-oven, fridge and freezer, sufficient kitchen equipment and basic products. The round dining table is suitable for 4 people (high chair on request). From the cozy sitting area you have a view of the garden with terrace and sauna.
On the first floor you will find the bedroom with a double bed and 1 sofa bed. (cot on request). The bathroom has a sink, toilet and walk-in shower with extra rain shower.
You have a private terrace with sufficient garden furniture and access to the large garden with sauna, petanque court, orchard, sheep, …
Free parking is available in front of Maison Raymond. There is room for bicycles and a car in the closed garage.


Unique setting

The protected natural landscape of the Scheldemeersen winds along the Scheldt like a green snake. The Makegem forests, consisting of majestic beech and oak trees are preserved under European protection.
Between these two unique gifts of nature lies Maison Raymond. The perfect place, with endless possibilities, to start wonderful walks and bicycle tours.
To experience the outdoor feeling in nature even more, you can enjoy our wood-fired outdoor sauna in peace.

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Reservations can be made by emailing using the link below or by calling +32 475 94 91 11 (Bart) & +32 472 65 77 86 (Nathalie). You can also contact us for additional info or any questions you may have.

Two persons: € 120,00 per night, minimum 2 nights (including made beds, (bath) towels, final cleaning and use of the sauna)
Third person: € 20,00 extra per night
Check-in from 4pm. Check out at 11am.
Longer stays are possible, just give us a call.

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