Destinations
Dates
Guests
Search
Greetings Traveler
Lock
result count
new
old
kinda-new
Filters

Malderen Barn

  1. Pin

    Malderen, Flanders and Brussels, Belgium

  2. Suitcase

    4 guests

  3. BedDouble

    2 bedrooms

  4. Bath

    1 bathroom


GradeLuxe
Luxe Living
A property with a high level of craftsmanship in architecture and design, as well as comfort.
Farmhouse
Farmhouse
A house that is, or was, part of a farm

A Flemish Barn Is Transformed Into A Modern Country Retreat

Stripped down to the bare essentials of borderless space, light, and crisp clean lines, this barn conversion is refreshingly unencumbered by superfluous design. With its rustic timber bones recalling its former life as a home for animals, the historic structure makes a chic transition into an airy, modern vacation home rental in Belgium.

Part of a large 30-acre homestead, the structure was in a dilapidated state when it was discovered by a local family, and has undergone a complete transformation, with some sleek modern additions and polished but simple design.

A Flemish Barn Is Transformed Into A Modern Country Retreat

Stripped down to the bare essentials of borderless space, light, and crisp clean lines, this barn conversion is refreshingly unencumbered by superfluous design. With its rustic timber bones recalling its former life as a home for animals, the historic structure makes a chic transition into an airy, modern vacation home rental in Belgium.

Part of a large 30-acre homestead, the structure was in a dilapidated state when it was discovered by a local family, and has undergone a complete transformation, with some sleek modern additions and polished but simple design. 

The spaces double as an art gallery of sorts with bold, large-scale pieces providing some intriguing contrasts. Read more about the art in our Journal here.

Surrounded by lush green meadows, woodlands, and orchards, this historic barn conversion is located in the tiny hamlet of Malderen, halfway between Antwerp and Brussels. 

Built in the early 20th century, the charm of the historic structure has changed little from the outside, with its classic brick facade nestled into the walled gardens. Smartly integrating all of the original timber beams, the interiors have been thoroughly updated with a fresh, modern aesthetic.

Soaring two stories high, the spaces are awash in light, with a crisp white palette and polished concrete floors. Cheerful and welcoming, the ground floor includes a spacious fireside lounge and reading area with double doors that lead to the gardens. The sleek, open plan kitchen is state of the art, with an adjacent dining area that can seat four.

The second floor includes two double bedrooms and an open-plan office that can double as an extra bedroom.

A mix of country vintage and modern furnishings and decor along with an impressive gallery of large-scale paintings lend the spaces color and creativity.

There are acres of unspoiled landscapes with a natural swimming pond and woods where you can wander down the trails to explore.

 

BELGIUM'S GOLDEN TRIANGLE

The village of Malderen is set within picturesque countryside ideally situated within the golden triangle of Antwerp-Brussels-Ghent. A green oasis, this area of Flanders is surrounded by nature where you can hike or cycle through the great expanses of woodlands. 

Brussels is thirty minutes south and remains the art and architecture capital, with the Grand Place at its ornate medieval core and a mix of eras coexisting side by side. Ixelles and Saint Gilles are vibrant, bohemian, and artistic with shops, markets, and restaurants, and an indie vibe while nearby Uccle, features a slightly elevated region of parks and nature among the townhouses and medieval squares and architectural gems. 

The vibrant port city of Antwerp is just thirty minutes drive and dates to the Middle Ages with a rich medieval history that contrasts with a very lively modern beat. A center of fashion and entertainment as well as striking cultural and architectural contrasts, the city features and an avant garde appeal and a historic heart. The centuries-old central district with cobbled stone streets houses the famed Diamond district as well as the 17th-century Royal Academy of Fine Arts, the fortress along the River Scheldt and the magnificent and ornate cathedral in the market square. 

The historic town of Ghent is an hour's drive, with its iconic medieval  Gravensteen fortress and castle and plenty of excellent local restaurants, fun shops and beer pubs. It's an intimate but vibrant town with a combination of beautiful medieval history and ancient waterways and a bustling contemporary culture. 

 

LOCATION 

Londerzeel, Belgium. Nearest Airport: Brussels (Zaventem) Airport (24km)

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring through Fall


Photos

2c00e8129feeb5ffdcf3dcd5728b95e1639ac59c.jpg
7264f2a4cecd824b897f5968ec0f14c226b144f2.jpg
8000174e5b3e421308dea466f24e9e09fdbdaf4c.jpg
0f51d7dca1b947306dec8fc5fea51aedc3d4ebe2.jpg
ccb1c3ca92991af1b2a0aad5d7d7e5107ff2433a.jpg
c89f649df546180bbc1fec78ef8d43d37fe76d20.jpg
2fb4cb6d3cd8a88665cfdec7f2c53d5e802e6ce3.jpg
fede3f0f2eb05c300934b850f57e9d5aabda0ecb.jpg
7f304e08dd6e03633b3a14a6cc8cc09ceaf142ac.jpg
76029471d33a2915acc753d5cdcf25efad3091ce.jpg
3acbe6121bf7ba22078efe906d8779b6ea9c0ff2.jpg
57a8f29da2b2ed565ff618b4343809c8dbdc3d5d.jpg
90809b91f2021960a4b5e4c1b95c73254a961774.jpg
8ad9df6bbb0c48d36b58c36d85eb4652ab355811.jpg
1fd08d4764db9e55283fbce313940390b5a3316d.jpg
bd9b208113ef612065fe4bb11013cfdc8d0922cf.jpg
ff639b5be34eba09bc123d92e0c775db514b5ac6.jpg
b52f6445762f5c64109429ae6851a59b344daf1b.jpg
00fc6ae4534393cdd90ca389a8233f1a2a7600f1.jpg

Amenities

Here’s what you can expect during your stay:

  • Washer
    Washer
  • Dryer
    Dryer
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
    Fully equipped
  • Wifi
    Internet
    Wifi throughout

Additional Information

Discover more about this property.

GeneralChevronDown
Full Bathroom
1
Bedrooms
2

How long would you like to stay?

Minimum 2 nights



Location

Discover more about where you’ll be staying.

Malderen, BE

Sign up for the Latest
Travel Offers & Intel

Subscribe to our newsletter to discover new homes & deals as they're released, as well as the latest editorial.

Lock
Lock
Lock