Belvilla and its spring of flower-decked houses

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To celebrate the arrival of spring, the holiday home expert offers some of the most flowery destinations in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Spain. Ideal for all those who want to escape for a weekend or a mid-week this spring.

In Belgium
Whoever says flowers immediately thinks of Hesbaye. Every year in spring, this fruit region is beautifully flowered. You can easily combine your orchard tour with a visit to the Japanese Garden in Hasselt. The latter also offers a magnificent anthology of colors each spring. Your ideal place to stay is located in Heers, in this former school building from the 19e century which has been transformed into a luxurious holiday home.

It can accommodate up to 10 people, which is perfect for going with family or friends. Would you rather stroll through a beautiful blue-purple carpet of bluebells? From this elegant holiday home in Lennik, you can organize a visit to the Bois de Hal. After your walk, you will enjoy a moment of relaxation by the outdoor swimming pool. This authentic windmill located in Horebeke is close to the Bois de Brakel. And this restored country villa is barely ten minutes from the Bois de l’Enclus.

In the Nederlands
Do you know the most beautiful flower region in the Netherlands? This is the province of Gelderland. With its huge orchards, this region attracts countless cyclists and hikers every spring. You can stroll along a magical circuit in the middle of the flowers in the Betuwe.

You can also spend the night in the heart of nature. This sustainable holiday home runs along the boundaries of the Kwintelooijen nature reserve. From the living room of this ultra-comfortable country residence in Herveld, you will see the apple and cherry trees below. Under the covered terrace, you will enjoy a pleasant moment of relaxation in the private jacuzzi.

In France
Calvados is renowned for being there apple cider region. Every spring, several million apple trees are in bloom here. At the edge of the colorful orchards, life flows quietly in the picturesque villages of the region. The cider route, 40 kilometers long, crosses Cambremer, Bonnebosq and Beaufour-Druval, where you can admire many typical Norman facades.

Several accommodations await you in this region, offering you all the charm of northern France. This majestic mansion is located in the historic center of the beautiful city of Bayeux. A little extra: in this region, you can easily combine an excursion in the middle of the blooming landscapes with a trip to the beach. From this large traditional holiday home in Aignerville, you will be just a few steps from Omaha Beach. This character apartment in Isigny-sur-Mer is also a stone’s throw from the French coast.

In Germany
The Moselle region is probably best known for its vineyards. However, it is the vine peach which, in the spring, gives the most beautiful flowers here. In Cochem, for example, the peach trees cover the landscape with a pink veil. The city is part of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, where many almond trees also flourish. From the beginning of spring, these slender trees take on pink hues.

The ideal place to spend a dream mid-week from March. To bring a touch of authenticity to your stay, head for Maring-Noviand, where you will stay on the banks of the Moselle, in this comfortable holiday apartment which was once part of a mill. This cozy house in Moselkern also has an agricultural past. It has, in fact, served as a winery.

In Spain
They are almost two million: the cherry trees that cover the Spanish valley of Valle del Jerte. From late March to early April, their peaks take on the form of white clouds, bringing a touch of romance to this vast, wild, mountainous region of central Spain.

There are a number of farms and holiday lodges there. In Herrera de Alcántara there is a huge estate with no less than five holiday homes, which can accommodate up to 30 people. All this, a stone’s throw from the Tagus and the Portuguese border. Valencia de Alcántara is also on the border with Portugal. Come and enjoy life in this holiday home on the farm. In the afternoon, you will enjoy the freshness by the pool.

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