A blissful holiday at the seaside (Zalig Aan Zee) is the motto of the five holiday homes in Knokke-Heist, the most fashionable seaside resort on the Belgian coast. The former fishermen’s houses which are not far from the beach can accommodate 6 to 14 people. Their rustic/casual flair – with natural, robust materials and colors that evoke the beach, dunes and the sea – creates a relaxed holiday atmosphere. Throughout the houses there is recycled wood from old scaffolding with a patina of cement and other signs of usage.
The houses have a similar floor plan and are all furnished in the typical “Zalig aan Zee” style. On the ground floor is the combined open living room with kitchen. The garden with lounge area and fireplace looks like an extra room, because it features wood-paneled walls and a stone floor just like the living room. The bedrooms are on the first floor and the attic. A paradise for children is the sleeping loft under the gable with its built-in beds and additional pull-out beds.
What to do
Beach, water sports, tennis, horse riding, golf, mini-golf, cycling. Trips to Bruges and Damme.
Why we like this house
We like the relaxed, casual flair of the houses, which have been designed especially for families with children.
This house is great for
Families, holidays with friends
|Region/Town||BE – Belgium, West Flanders, Knokke-Heist|
|Name||Zalig Aan Zee|
|Scenery||Seaside resort on the Belgian North Sea Coast|
|Number of guests||depending on the house 4 to 8 adults and up to 8 children|
|Design||Stefaan Van Dyck | Kathleen Cassiers (renovation and interior design)|
|Special Features||Five independent holiday homes|
|Architecture||Old & new|
|Criteria||1-4 (house/apartment), 1-6 (house/apartment), 1-8 (house/apartment), 8+ (house/apartment), Beach, Family, Garden, Sea, Urban|
|Same Partner||Zalig in Antwerpen|
|Same Architect||Zalig in Antwerpen|
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