The “Hooglandhoeve “ is a restored farmhouse that dates from 1900, charmingly renovated by the owners and furnished as a Bed and Breakfast. The owners have used recuperated and natural materials whenever possible - wooden floorings, old terracotta tiles, ironwork. The bespoke furniture is combined with antique pieces. Paintings by Els Moonen decorate the walls.
The names of the three guest rooms, Skye, Iona and Harris, are derived from the eponymous islands of the Hebrides - an archipelago off the west coast of Mainland Scotland. In this rugged region originate the highland cattle that are the inspiration for the name “Hooglandhoeve”.
With every overnight stay, a heavenly breakfast is included offering a variety of fresh bread, baguettes, sandwiches, pastries and so on – all baked in-house by the hostess. As much as possible, local products are served – delicious goats’ cheese from the local goat farm, honey, fruits and so on. When the weather is good, breakfast can be enjoyed in the garden.
The surroundings of the “Hooglandhoeve”
The “Hooglandhoeve” is located in a quiet rural area, near a small village called Larum - part of the borough of Geel. The Bocholt-Herentals canal, with its charming ‘Sas 9’ (lock number 9), is only a stone’s throw away from the house. This area is a haven for hikers and cyclists.
In the neighbourhood you will find a completely restored wooden windmill dating from 1796. Next to the windmill there is a bakery museum. Each Sunday and bank holiday (from April till the end of September) it is possible to enjoy a free guided visit to the windmill – which is still in working condition.
Within walking distance from the B&B there is a typical ‘Bailey-bridge’ over the Bocholt-Herentals canal. This bridge, whose design dates from the Second World War, was “provisionally” built in 1963 by the 11th engineering battalion to replace the “Vierendeelbrug” that was destroyed in 1940.
The B&B is located only 250 meters away from the conservation area “Neerelst” - one of the most beautiful pieces of countryside in the borough of Geel.
Hooglandhoeve - Eindekens 63, B-2440 Geel - Tel.: +32 (0) 474 69 16 24 - e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org