Villes-sur-Lesse, Belgian Ardennes, Belgium
Hotel Château de Vignée
Review by Dewy
Written on 15-10-2023
A luxurious and gastronomic stay in the Belgian Ardennes
Tucked away in the Ardennes is a beautiful holiday resort: Château de Vignée. This medieval castle has been transformed into a luxury hotel, where you can enjoy the peace and nature. Unwind in the spa, surprise your taste buds in the Michelin-starred restaurant, or take a walk in the forest. Château de Vignée is the perfect place for a romantic weekend getaway or a relaxing vacation in every season.
Babbling streams, dense forests, rugged mountains and endless greenery. This is what the Ardennes is known for and therefore the arrival at Château De Vignée is a celebration in itself. After an idyllic country road, you arrive at the beautiful estate, where the castle stands stately and proud waiting for you. Inside you will be enchanted by the modern and chic interior inspired by the forested surroundings.
Once in the room, you still enjoy the area. The rooms have a view of the surrounding nature and even the interior makes a reference to the characteristics of the Ardennes. You can choose a room in the main building or in one of the outbuildings such as the garden pavilion or the orangerie.
Relaxation at this château is of a high standard. The hotel has a beautiful spa where you can use the swimming pool, the hamam, and the Finnish sauna that overlooks the Lesse river. You can book various treatments such as facial rituals, massages or nail treatments.
Château de Vignée has a rich history, as the historic monument has always been an attraction in the Famenne region. For 400 years, the castle was a meeting place for hunters and it served as a field hospital in the Second World War. The castle is now constructed on the ruins of the original building, using local natural stone. The surroundings are present in all details.
Surrounded by warm luxury
The owner of Château De Vignée has his own philosophy about luxury. According to him, it shouldn't be rigid, but feel like coming home. Hence, the château has a cozy, warm, and extremely inviting atmosphere. You'll find the most extraordinary elements there, including a wine cellar with an extraordinary selection and a cozy fireplace. The high standards set to ensure guests have the best possible gastronomic experience is evident in everything.
The 24 rooms of Château de Vignée all have one thing in common: they praise the quirky nature of the Ardennes. Each unique room makes a reference to the landscape of this environment. All are equipped with a stocked minibar, the most comfortable beds and toiletries from the luxury French brand Caudalie. You can choose between five room types, from comfort to royal suite. No matter which room you choose - you are guaranteed warm, modern luxury.
Dining like a king in Michelin-starred restaurant Arden
This unique accommodation features two culinary venues that are open alternately. Lounge Chateau de Vignée restaurant offers delicious, mainly Belgian dishes that can be ordered à la carte. Restaurant Arden (1 Michelin star) is a well-established name in Belgian gastronomy and is renowned for its creative and tasty dishes. Chef Marius Bosmans cooks with seasonal and regional products, and grows the vegetables for this in the castle's greenhouse and vegetable garden. His culinary masterpieces are accompanied by artisanal regional beers and top-quality wines.
Château De Vignée is not the only castle in Rochefort. In fact, this area is known for the many castles you can visit. This popular destination is also home to the Corderie Royale, an 18th-century ship rope factory that is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Furthermore, you can walk the most beautiful paths through the Ardennes with one of the routes that Château De Vignée has mapped out or explore the area by normal bicycle or mountain bike that you can rent there.
This destination can be reached in several ways. You can get there excellently by car and public transport, but also for a cycling holiday you can visit the château. The destination is located on the bike path between Rochefort and Dinant. It is a beautiful route through the Ardennes and you can enjoy the beautiful nature along the way. In just under an hour, you can cycle to the center of Rochefort, and by car, you can get there in just 13 minutes.
Hotel Château de Vignée
Rue de Montainpré 27-29, 5580 Rochefort, Villes-sur-Lesseinfo@chateaudevignee.be +32 84/69.00.50 https://www.chateaudevignee.be/View on the map
Château de Vignée is located on the N86, about 5 kilometers west of Rochefort. From Schiphol, you can drive to this unique destination in 3 hours. You can park your car for free during your stay and valet parking is available.
Important to know
Check-in: Available from 15:00
Check-out: Available until 11:30
- Pets allowed
- Coffee and tea facilities
- Free parking
- Valet parking
- Indoor pool
- Bathroom with bath
- Outdoor dining
- Hair dryer