The 'Lavershuis' was originally a 19th century farmhouse, a stone’s throw from Brussels in the green suburbs of Wemmel. Farming activities, such as the cultivation of wheat and potatoes, continued here until 1962. In order to sell the farm produce in the Brussels garden markets a horse and trap would make the journey to and from these markets. The horse-trap still exists and is regularly on show at the Brussels early morning markets.
Now, under the shadow of the apple-trees in the orchard, the horses and several other animals live a pleasant stress-free life.
Until 1980, the farmhouse was inhabited by Elisabeth Buelens, who tragically lost her husband way too soon at a very young age. She raised their two children, Marcel and Madeleine Lavers on her own. Madeleine was the mother of the current farmhouse owner.
At the beginning of 2011, Madeleine sadly passed away. The renovation of the farm started that same year and the old farmhouse has been transformed into a dwelling with all modern amenities.
From September 2012 onwards, you can book your guest-room and enjoy a pleasant and peaceful stay in beautiful countryside. The house is ideally located to start your discovery tour of Brussels and the surrounding area. Thanks to its ideal geographical situation, right in the centre of Belgium, the house is conveniently situated to reach any corner of our country.
The 'Lavershuis' before renovation...