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Artist Owned Villa

Villa with 8 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms in Brabant, Belgium

From £7,246 per week

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Villa to rent in Brabant, Belgium

Domain owned by artists for individuals, families and small groups who wish to meet and connect in a natural and private setting.

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 14
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Washing machine
  • Sauna

Villa overview - owner's description

In the late 1930s, Henri de Steenhault commissioned de Waerbeck to build a country house in Vollezele, on the edge of a beech forest. In the old Ferraris atlas (1777) the area is registered as Ellenbosch.
In 1973, the domain came into the possession of Bavo Cool and Virginia Smeets.
Bavo Cool, an internationally active lawyer, was an enthusiastic man. He saw himself as a world citizen and was committed to more respect for the universal human rights. As chairman of Lawyers without Borders, he was very concerned about the genocide in Rwanda.

In Villa Hellebosch he invited artists, human rights defenders, politicians and environmental activists to freely exchange ideas on numerous themes.

After his death, in 2003, the mansion came into the hands of Alexandra Cool, one of his three daughters. In collaboration with the literature house Passa Porta, she turned Villa Hellebosch into a highly valued residence for foreign writers. Between 2004 and 2015, more than two hundred writers stayed there, including Jonathan Coe, Olga Tokarczuk, Ludmilla Uelitskaya and Tommy Wieringa.
Gradually, Alexandra Cool broadened this operation and also opened Villa Hellebosch for writing courses, theater companies, academics, researchers and others. This broader operation will be further expanded from autumn 2019.

We offer peaceful moments in an artistic and rustic accommodation. The escape is near, local and comfortable, come and relax in our home from hectic and modern life.

Owners are on spot and live on the house aside.

Please contact me I am always available to respond to your questions.


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This villa is:

2km from the nearest bar 3km from the nearest restaurant 2km from the nearest supermarket 45.5km from Brussels Airport

Local activities

Golf 6km

Sights and attractions

Local food market 6km Shopping 6km Park 6km Cinema 6km

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Outside this villa in Brabant, Belgium
This villa is in the countryside and near a lively area. It has a barbecue and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 20 October 2019

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 2 August 2021 - 2 August 2023: the minimum stay is 2 nights.



  • Cleaning

    £85.34 per booking, paid with booking



8 bedrooms, Sleeps 14:

  • 1 double bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 single bed
  • 1 single bed
  • 1 single bed


4 bathrooms, 1 Separate WC


CD player, WiFi / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, French, Italian, Local


Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 12, Central heating, Open fire, Hair dryer, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire essential


Cooker, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Barbecue, Parking, Private garden



Suitable for

Children, Infants, Single gender groups, Pets


Property Manager From Vollezele, Belgium Member since Oct 2019

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