4.6 on June 23, 2013
Situated just past the outskirts of Brugge - and yet only a 20 minute bike ride away from the center - this period building stole our hearts on first sight! Amazing breakfast that's absolutely fresh, prepared to your taste by nice people... If you are looking for a quiet countryside getaway - that's still close to the city - l'estacion is hard to beat...
5 on May 08, 2013
This was such a cute little stay for us. Cecile is MORE than sweet and genuine. She goes above and beyond to help if you ask for anything. She helped us with planning little day trips out and prepared the most delicious of breakfasts. Fresh farm eggs...yum!! It is a rustic stay, for sure. A little cold in the later afternoon (of course, we went in April) and the house takes a minute to warm up...but nothing a few layers wouldn't fix. The bed was incredibly comfortable and the shower was perfectly warm. Thank you to Cecile and her family! We'll certainly be back!
5 on December 31, 2012
We just stayed the past 2 nights. The family is amazing and so is breakfast!! Everything is fresh! The eggs and juice are fresh from their farm, and the bread is fresh from the bakery. A must is to order the toast with ham and cheese it's AMAZING!!! The room we stayed in was eclectic and had a japanese influence which was nice. We would stay here again! The family even helped us in finding our way around and where to get some yummy belgium beer. Thanks to the owners who open their home up and give travelers a place to stay.
4.0 on September 29, 2012
The property is 5 km from Bruges and 1 km from a small rural village with services, is a magnificent country house with garden, herbs and some farm animal. Microcosm really relaxing. We found a wonderful reception that was manifested by an immediate product offering freshly picked from the garden accompanied by fine cheeses and tea and pastries. The aspect that we want to point out was the help received for an unforeseen event that would not produce a few downsides to our holiday. A fraternal support hardly available in a traditional and formal accommodation which will be infinitely grateful to our very nice host silvano, rita, edoardo e giulia rome
5 on September 19, 2012
Lestacion is a true gem. We spent four nights at this B&B and enjoyed every minute. Tucked between farms outside of Bruges, Lestacion provided both a base for exploring western Belgium and a warm, welcoming, and restful respite for a true vacation. With Bruges, Ghent, and the beach within an easy drive, we explored all day and relaxed in the evenings. The gracious hosts made us feel a part of the family. We could not have asked for more. Of all the places we stayed, this was our favorite and we will return!
4.8 on September 02, 2012
If you like pristine, anonymous chain hotels, Lestacion is not for you. If, however, you enjoy a home with character, peaceful surroundings with a lovely view, a comfortable bed, and excellent food, you will love staying here! Lestacion is in a county lane, but within easy reach of the beautiful city of Bruges: we cycled in beside the canal on the bikes we hired from Cecile and Emmanuel (5 Euros) - a lovely and easy ride. We were blessed with good weather, and enjoyed a full, hearty breakfast in the garden on both mornings (in the company of the family cat!). What we most remember about our stay, though, is meeting Cecile and Emmanuel, who are delightful people who genuinely enjoy making their guests feel completely at home. It is worth mentioning, too, that 'Brasserie Zonnebloem' in the nearby village, does good evening meals at reasonable prices (and is very child and English friendly). If you are visiting Bruges, Lestacion is a great place to stay. We would certainly like to return!
4.2 on August 22, 2012
In spite of rainful weather, Léstacion made our stay in Brugge unforgetable. Our twingirls, aged 4, collected eggs with panited faces. We all made dinner" the South African way" over a bonfire in the garden with some guidance of course and we loved the architecture of the house and moreso Cecile and her family!
4.4 on August 06, 2012
My son and I stayed at Lestacion for 2 nights in June 2012. Cecile and Manuel are a kind and friendly couple that seem to genuinely enjoy having guests stay at their home. Their 2 young adult sons also live with them. Cecile serves the most amazing breakfast, including fresh milk from the farmer next door. She provides so many choices too. Yummy! There are 2 rooms to choose from, one in the attic area. The 2 rooms also share a bath. You need to be okay with climbing stairs. The highlight of this location is the surrounding grounds. There is enough room to explore, especially for kids. They have a few small farm animals, and a trampoline, which was my son's favorite. Manuel and one of his sons even helped my son search for frogs in the tall grass. The house is located less than a 10 minute drive from the center of Brugge. In fact, you can park your car in the garage for the train station, which is very close to the center, then take the free bus to any of the stops in the center of town. The bus will also provide you with a free ride back. The only negative I have is that there isn't really a room that you can hang out in at their home. All the rooms, aside from the bedroom that you are staying in, are for the family's use only. This can be a bit frustrating, especially is there is bad weather, and you don't want to hang out in your room (neither room has TV service).
5 on May 17, 2012
We had a wonderful stay at Lestacion! The house is beautifully furnished, has a huge garden, uniquely decorated rooms, very friendly and accomodating family. Staying outside of Bruges is absolutely no problem, the city center is just about 10 Minutes by car.
4.4 on June 28, 2010
Staying with Cecile at Lestacion for only 3 days was a unique experience - I arrived by train, was picked up by Cecile and she invited me into her home as if I was a friend. We had lovely conversations over breakfast - which included fresh cows milk and home made yoghurt - and she went out of her way to ensure I had a most enjoyable stay - the location is great - out in the countryside with a forest part of the property - she lent me a bike to ride to Bruges (easy ride) dropped me of at a nearby town to see more of the surrounding area and took me when she went jogging with a friend in another forest. Her house is amazing the way it has been renovated and decorated including some of her own sculptures - a totally unique experience and a wonderful hostess. Thank you Cecile .... Liz, Melbourne Australia
4.2 on June 16, 2009
They are a lovely family, very friendly and accommodating. One of the boys even gave our little boy some basketball lessons in the yard! Staying a couple of miles outside of Bruges was no problem at all and in fact it was kind of cool seeing a ‘normal’ home instead of another hotel room. It took about 10 minutes to drive to the train station where one can park all day for 2 euros and then walk into Bruges central via a lovely park. We will most definitely stay at Lestacion next time too. Thanks for a fabulous weekend.
4.2 on June 07, 2009
We (our family) had a lovely stay at the edge of the woodland in the special loft at some hunderd meters of the headbilding. We slept wel in the good equiped wooden house. Good beds, a functional kitchen and some other nice details. We also wil remember the vieuw out of the windows and good service of Cecile and Emanuel including a good meal.
4.4 on April 07, 2009
Upon arrival, Cecile and Emmanuel made us feel right at home with a warm welcome and a delicious, impromptu dinner. The charm of their home only increased throughout the weekend with accomodating mealtimes, a walk around the nearby woods, and a warm campfire on a chilly but refreshing night. We definitely hope to return in the future!
4.0 on February 17, 2009
Cecile & Emmanuel were a delightful couple who catered to every whim! When we arrived, they welcomed us with a drink and Belgium chocolate. A marvelous weekend; we're definitely going back! Thank you!