Self-catering holidays in France in stilted lodge w/ hot tub

A place where you can really get away from it all without travelling too far from home, the Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-Lys are a little paradise for couples in the heart of the countryside just 45 minutes from Calais, within easy reach of the A26. Set on stilts over the water, they’re set in relaxing, serene grounds and feature the ultimate treat – a candle-lit hot tub! You’re also just 30 minutes from the Audomarois marshes of Saint-Omer to explore on foot or by bike or e-bike, and from the romantic Art Deco city of Béthune, while the Belgian town of Ypres is less than an hour away.

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  • The Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-LysThe Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-Lys
  • The Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-LysThe Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-Lys
  • The Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-LysThe Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-Lys
  • The Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-LysThe Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-Lys
  • The Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-LysThe Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-Lys
  • Your lodge Your lodge "Aubriete"
  • Living area in your Lodge de MalbroughLiving area in your Lodge de Malbrough
  • Living area in your Lodge de MalbroughLiving area in your Lodge de Malbrough
  • Living area in your Lodge de MalbroughLiving area in your Lodge de Malbrough
  • Cosy living space in your Lodge de MalbroughCosy living space in your Lodge de Malbrough
  • Sleeping area in your Lodge de MalbroughSleeping area in your Lodge de Malbrough
  • Sleeping area in your Lodge de MalbroughSleeping area in your Lodge de Malbrough
  • Sleeping area in your Lodge de MalbroughSleeping area in your Lodge de Malbrough
  • Shower room in your Lodge de MalbroughShower room in your Lodge de Malbrough
  • Shower room in your Lodge de MalbroughShower room in your Lodge de Malbrough
  • Terrace over the water at a Lodge de MalbroughTerrace over the water at a Lodge de Malbrough
  • Breakfast is served on the terrace of your Lodge de Malbrough should you desireBreakfast is served on the terrace of your Lodge de Malbrough should you desire
  • Take time to slow down in the natural setting of the Lodges de MalbroughTake time to slow down in the natural setting of the Lodges de Malbrough
  • Hire a bike on site and set off for the Aire sur la Lys nature reserveHire a bike on site and set off for the Aire sur la Lys nature reserve
  • Original jams, home-made by your hostOriginal jams, home-made by your host
  • Lunch in nature, facing your lodgeLunch in nature, facing your lodge
  • Your lodge surrounded by wildflowersYour lodge surrounded by wildflowers
  • Life in the lake…Life in the lake…
  • Your huge flower-filled gardenYour huge flower-filled garden
  • The Lodges de Malbrough's lakeThe Lodges de Malbrough's lake
  • The Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-LysThe Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-Lys
  • Barefoot in natureBarefoot in nature
  • A tranquil walk along the pathways of the Marais AudomaroisA tranquil walk along the pathways of the Marais Audomarois
  • The Marais Audomarois of Saint-OmerThe Marais Audomarois of Saint-Omer
  • The Marais-Audomarois marshes around Saint-Omer are famous for market gardens and abundant vegetables, particularly cauliflowersThe Marais-Audomarois marshes around Saint-Omer are famous for market gardens and abundant vegetables, particularly cauliflowers
  • Harvesting cauliflower in the Marais-Audomarois marshes around Saint-Omer in Northern FranceHarvesting cauliflower in the Marais-Audomarois marshes around Saint-Omer in Northern France
  • Exploring the Marais Audomarois by traditional flat-bottomed boat (bacôve)Exploring the Marais Audomarois by traditional flat-bottomed boat (bacôve)
  • The windmills around Saint-OmerThe windmills around Saint-Omer
  • A grey heron in the Marais AudomaroisA grey heron in the Marais Audomarois
  • Saint-Omer’s marshlandsSaint-Omer’s marshlands
  • Saint-Omer cathedralSaint-Omer cathedral
  • The intriguing Art Deco facades of Béthune 30 minutes awayThe intriguing Art Deco facades of Béthune 30 minutes away
  • The illuminated belfry on Béthune's main squareThe illuminated belfry on Béthune's main square
  • The illuminated belfry on Béthune's main squareThe illuminated belfry on Béthune's main square
  • Lively café terraces on Béthune's main squareLively café terraces on Béthune's main square
  • An exceptional dinner in a modern setting at the Château de BeaulieuAn exceptional dinner in a modern setting at the Château de Beaulieu
  • In 2018, Cassel was officially awarded prestigious ‘Village préféré des Français’ status ─ France’s favourite village ─ based on a vote on French TVIn 2018, Cassel was officially awarded prestigious ‘Village préféré des Français’ status ─ France’s favourite village ─ based on a vote on French TV
  • The Northern France landscape is dotted with Flemish windmills like this one in CasselThe Northern France landscape is dotted with Flemish windmills like this one in Cassel
  • Classic Flemish facades characterise the charming village of CasselClassic Flemish facades characterise the charming village of Cassel
  • The Kasteel Hof tavern in Cassel is well-known for its ambiance, traditional food and local beerThe Kasteel Hof tavern in Cassel is well-known for its ambiance, traditional food and local beer
  • Tasting the local dish Carbonnade-Flamande (beer and beef stew) in an ‘estaminet’ (traditional inn) is an absolute must during your weekend breakTasting the local dish Carbonnade-Flamande (beer and beef stew) in an ‘estaminet’ (traditional inn) is an absolute must during your weekend break
The Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-Lys The Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-Lys The Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-Lys The Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-Lys The Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-Lys Your lodge Living area in your Lodge de Malbrough Living area in your Lodge de Malbrough Living area in your Lodge de Malbrough Cosy living space in your Lodge de Malbrough Sleeping area in your Lodge de Malbrough Sleeping area in your Lodge de Malbrough Sleeping area in your Lodge de Malbrough Shower room in your Lodge de Malbrough Shower room in your Lodge de Malbrough Terrace over the water at a Lodge de Malbrough Breakfast is served on the terrace of your Lodge de Malbrough should you desire Take time to slow down in the natural setting of the Lodges de Malbrough Hire a bike on site and set off for the Aire sur la Lys nature reserve Original jams, home-made by your host Lunch in nature, facing your lodge Your lodge surrounded by wildflowers Life in the lake… Your huge flower-filled garden The Lodges de Malbrough's lake The Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-Lys Barefoot in nature A tranquil walk along the pathways of the Marais Audomarois The Marais Audomarois of Saint-Omer The Marais-Audomarois marshes around Saint-Omer are famous for market gardens and abundant vegetables, particularly cauliflowers Harvesting cauliflower in the Marais-Audomarois marshes around Saint-Omer in Northern France Exploring the Marais Audomarois by traditional flat-bottomed boat (bacôve) The windmills around Saint-Omer A grey heron in the Marais Audomarois Saint-Omer’s marshlands Saint-Omer cathedral The intriguing Art Deco facades of Béthune 30 minutes away The illuminated belfry on Béthune's main square The illuminated belfry on Béthune's main square Lively café terraces on Béthune's main square An exceptional dinner in a modern setting at the Château de Beaulieu In 2018, Cassel was officially awarded prestigious ‘Village préféré des Français’ status ─ France’s favourite village ─ based on a vote on French TV The Northern France landscape is dotted with Flemish windmills like this one in Cassel Classic Flemish facades characterise the charming village of Cassel The Kasteel Hof tavern in Cassel is well-known for its ambiance, traditional food and local beer Tasting the local dish Carbonnade-Flamande (beer and beef stew) in an ‘estaminet’ (traditional inn) is an absolute must during your weekend break
You’ll love: 

- The terrace perching the water

- A wild and peaceful place close to the city

- The welcome and attentions of Marie-Pierre, the host

- The gourmet breakfast

- The spa illuminated by candlelight

- The walk in the marshes of Saint-Omer

Perfect for self-catering holidays in France, Lodges de Malbrough are a haven of peace nestled away in the midst of several hectares of greenery and water. Hidden away amidst trees and plants, the hugely comfortable wooden lodges are independent gites created by Marie-Pierre on stilts over a pond. Relax into a deckchair on your terrace and let the sun’s rays warm your face. Listen to the wind rustling the leaves and watch the Japanese fish swim slowly round and round…

Despite being so close to the town centre, the silence is complete, and you’ll feel far from the world – making this perfect for couples looking for some peace and quiet. Your host has thought of everything you need for a truly relaxing break: beds made on arrival, bath towels, bikes, deckchairs, a griddle… In the morning, your hearty home-made breakfast is set up in your lodge or in the garden. Marie-Pierre will even prepare you a romantic dinner (with extra charge).

Forget everyday cares with a lazy session in the 37°c hot tub, illuminated by candlelight –the height of romance! When you manage to extract yourself from this bubble of pleasure, Marie-Pierre recommends a gourmet meal at La Table d’Alice just 15 minutes away, with an upscale but accessible menu featuring 100% local produce. More typically Flemish are the several estaminets (bistros) in the area, such as in Cassel (just 25 minutes away): traditional food and ambiance are guaranteed!

If you’re feeling active, canoe on your own little lake or ride a bike past the Aire-sur-la-Lys nature reserve with its wildlife. Twenty minutes away, you can also follow the walkways of the Marais d’Audomarois – famous for its cauliflowers and its Tilques carrots – or discover its allotments by traditional flat-bottomed barge. The Art Deco city of Béthune is right nearby too. Enjoy a stroll admiring its unusual, colourful facades and its UNESCO-listed belfry (climb it to hear its joyful bell).

Heading back to the lodge, you’ll also be taken by surprise by the charming town of Aire, where the remains of its fort and Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture all rub shoulders on its Grand’Place, in its own UNESCO-listed belltower and in its town hall. Aire is a true feast for the eyes.

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1 night(s)2 guests
Deal includes

- 1 night for 2 people in the lodge "Aubriete"

- Breakfast for 2 people

- Unlimited access to the private spa

- A bottle of organic champagne "Prophète"

- Bike loan

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Marie Pierre

Host, Les Lodges de Malbrough

I invite you to come and take a break from your daily life and relax in my cosy lodges. On this land fought the Duke of Malbrough. If you’re interested I will be happy to...

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Our tips to make the most of your stay

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& 3 more Slow moments
Béthune: Art Deco city
Cassel - the favourite village of the French!
Ballastières nature reserve
The palace of Saint-Omer cathedral
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& 1 more Green moments
The Marais Audomarois at Saint-Omer
Clairmarais forest
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& 12 more Gourmet moments
Le Jardin d’Alice brasserie
A la Ferme Audomaroise cheese farm
Distillerie de Genièvre Persyn
Brasserie Goudale
The Estaminet de l’Ancienne Maison Commune in Hondeghem
Meurin's gastronomic restaurant
Au Coeur d’Artichaut restaurant
Le Rallye d’Artois
Chez Tante Fauvette restaurant
Saint-Omer's Saturday-morning market
Het Kasteelhof estaminet in Cassel
Restaurant Le Colegram
Restaurant Le Claire'Marais
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& 5 more Attractions close by
La Cité des Electriciens in Bruay
Exploring the Marais by e-bike or 2CV
Cristallerie d’Arc
Planétarium de la Coupole
La Coupole
Aire-sur-la-Lys' belfry

Insiders Tips

Get in touch with the locals! They live on site and know how to make the most of your stay. They'll be happy to answer your questions and help you build a tailor-made, off the beaten path itinerary.