Nestled in the beautiful undulating Limburg landscape in the Haspengouw region lies De Kerckhem Manor. The Courtyard’s tranquil atmosphere is soothing and relaxing. The coat-of-arms above the front door refers to 1648 when the noble De Kerckhem Family restored the medieval farm house. This country house is the perfect starting point for discovering Belgian Limburg. The region is full of surprises such as blossoming fruit trees, venerable castles, antique markets and beautiful golf courses.
The comfortable country style hotel rooms feature richly adorned warm hues and tasteful furnishings. One of the rooms is wheelchair-friendly including an adapted bathroom and covered terrace. Apart from the charming tower room, the hotel also features a library, open fireplace, honesty bar and dining room for festive dinner parties.
The spacious kitchen with Agastove is the focal point of the house. Here cooking is performed according to the slow food principle with organic produce from the private kitchen garden.
De Kerckhem´s kitchen has a fascinating origin. Tessa van Dam Merrett started off giving courses in flower arranging at the ground floor. Whilst doing that she developed a passion for cooking. When she got her cookery diploma, the studio was transformed into a full-fletched kitchen with an AGA-cooker. Tessa is a slow food follower and uses many ingredients from her own orchards, vegetable and herb gardens. The restaurant serves a ´table d´hote´: one menu for all guests.
This hotel has a large terrace and a garden of 3 hectares, all freely available for the guests. A nature reserve of another 50 hectares is bordering the hotel. This area is also accessible for the hotel guests.
The hotel sits in the lush hilly area Haspengouw, part of the Belgian province Limburg. Behind every hill surprises will pop up: blossoming fruit trees, magnificent cathedrals, cosy villages, antique markets and beautiful golf courses. De Kerckhem is the perfect base to enjoy the countryside and return in the evening to the safe haven of an age old chateau.