Nieuwerkerken, Vlaanderen, Belgium
Review by Mila
Written on 23-02-2024
Staying in a charming country house or lodge in the middle of nature in Haspengouw, Belgium
Looking for a cozy and small-scale holiday address just across the border? Then stay at Mas Isa. A cozy and luxurious boutique bed & breakfast in a characteristic manor that is truly brimming with charm and is located in the beautiful Haspengouw nature reserve. From this delightful, Belgian escape you can make all kinds of fun trips and completely unwind.
Mas Isa is a fantastic place to recharge your batteries. You can do absolutely nothing here, but you can also make beautiful tours through the area that is known for its fruit orchards - which are beautifully in bloom in the spring -, rolling landscapes, old castles and monuments. There are various beautiful walking and cycling routes outlined in the vicinity and you can do a Vespa tour or ride horses. By the way, horses are welcome at Mas Isa. This special House of Hideaways accommodation has all the facilities to stable your horse safely and comfortably, and the friendly and hospitable owner Isabelle is crazy about these noble animals.
The nature around Mas Isa is very beautiful. You are here in Belgian Limburg with many hills, dunes, heath and forests. The city of Hasselt is nearby, a fifteen-minute drive by car. Here you have many culinary spots and hip lunch and coffee shops. In addition, in the Limburg capital you will also find a fashion museum and street art on more than sixty facades in the city.
After a day in Hasselt or a trip through nature, it is nice to come home to your comfortable room. Mas Isa has 4 fantastic rooms, no two are the same. They are all spacious, comfortable, quirky and very nice to retreat into. You can spend a lot of time in the modern bathroom with walk-in shower. And the bed is so comfortable that you want to stay in it all day.
The area around Mas Isa is calm. Yet you are not completely away from the inhabited world. This makes a stay here nice for those who want to relax undisturbed, but occasionally also want to go out to stroll through the city or in the beautiful, versatile nature of Belgian Limburg.
A place to relax
Mas Isa is a cozy and luxurious refuge where people love to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Owner and hostess Isabelle aims to make Mas Isa the place where you can recharge your battery in no time. As she herself says: "you can enjoy without restraint and experience a pleasant combination of peace, nature, cozy luxury, privacy, comfort, authenticity, entertainment and inspiration".
Staying together or with the family
Mas Isa has four beautiful rooms spread out over the wings of the mansion. The Sun Room is located in the right wing and is ideal for couples. Are you coming with friends or family? Then the left wing has the solution. Here are located the Bay Room, Garden Room, and Tower Room and you can stay with six people. Moreover, there is also a common area with a long table and a cozy sitting area, a fully-equipped kitchen, and access to the beautiful garden. Would you prefer to rent out the entire mansion? That's also possible!
Indulgence of the highest order
Upon arrival at this special House of Hideaways accommodation, a welcome package is ready for you with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Think of soft towels, nice shower products and basic spices for cooking. In addition, you can also use a fantastic breakfast prepared with love by Isabelle every day. You can choose to have a well-stocked basket delivered to your room, or she can set the table for you in the garden room.
Mas Isa is located in the beautiful Haspengouw and is the perfect location for nature lovers. In the vicinity, you can find numerous walking and cycling routes. Take, for example, the blossom route to Bokrijk and see the most beautiful blossom trees pass you by during the season, or go to Bosland and enjoy the magnificent trees and panoramas. You can also explore the rolling hilly landscape with a Vespa or on horseback. Do you have your own horse? Then there is the possibility to bring it with you. Mas Isa welcomes horses with love.
Sleeping among the sheep
Are you looking for a special overnight stay? And do you want to stay among the sheep? Then book the Mas Isa Lodge, a beautiful nature house for two people, located separately on the Mas Isa domain. The lodge has been styled with love and care by owner Isabelle herself, where the environment perfectly matches the rural interior with charming details. You will also find a modern bathroom and kitchenette, as well as a lovely covered terrace where you can enjoy the peace and quiet and of course a homemade breakfast. The lodge even has air conditioning (cooling and heating), so it is nice to stay here even on hot summer days.
Mas Isa is located in the little town of Nieuwerkerken in the Belgian Limburg. It is situated right in the middle of the Haspengouw nature reserve and close to the charming city of Hasselt.
Grotestraat 246, 3850, Nieuwerkerkenisabelle@masisa.be 00 32 475 61 06 73 https://masisa.beView on the map
From Amsterdam, it takes approximately two hours and forty-five minutes to drive to Nieuwerkerken. Parking at the accommodation is possible. There are no costs associated with this.
Important to know
Check-in: Available from 16:00
Check-out: Available until 11:00
- Private entrance (e.g. at B&B)
- Coffee and tea facilities
- Hair dryer
- Free parking
- Bicycle Rental
- Pets are not allowed
- No smoking room(s)
- Free WiFi
- Bathroom with bath
- Wedding venue