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
  • Living area in a Lodge de MalbroughLiving area in a Lodge de Malbrough
  • Sleeping area in a Lodge de MalbroughSleeping area in a Lodge de Malbrough
  • Shower room in a Lodge de MalbroughShower room in a Lodge de Malbrough
  • Cosy living space in a Lodge de MalbroughCosy living space in a 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
  • A spa space for two at the Lodges de MalbroughA spa space for two at the Lodges de Malbrough
  • Spa space with massage chair at the Lodges de MalbroughSpa space with massage chair at the Lodges de Malbrough
  • A dinner of local produce in a Lodge de MalbroughA dinner of local produce in a Lodge de Malbrough
  • Original jams, home-made by your hostOriginal jams, home-made by your host
  • Shower room in a Lodge de MalbroughShower room in a Lodge de Malbrough
  • Lunch in nature, facing your lodgeLunch in nature, facing your lodge
  • A romantic boat ride on your little lakeA romantic boat ride on your little lake
  • Life in the lake…Life in the lake…
  • Your lodge surrounded by wildflowersYour lodge surrounded by wildflowers
  • Your huge flower-filled gardenYour huge flower-filled garden
  • The Lodges de Malbrough's lakeThe Lodges de Malbrough's lake
  • Barefoot in natureBarefoot in nature
  • A tranquil walk along the pathways of the Marais AudomaroisA tranquil walk along the pathways of the Marais Audomarois
  • 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
  • The Marais Audomarois of Saint-OmerThe Marais Audomarois of Saint-Omer
  • 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
  • A part-gastronomic menu based on local produceA part-gastronomic menu based on local produce
The Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-Lys The Lodges de Malbrough in Aire-sur-la-Lys Living area in a Lodge de Malbrough Sleeping area in a Lodge de Malbrough Shower room in a Lodge de Malbrough Cosy living space in a 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 A spa space for two at the Lodges de Malbrough Spa space with massage chair at the Lodges de Malbrough A dinner of local produce in a Lodge de Malbrough Original jams, home-made by your host Shower room in a Lodge de Malbrough Lunch in nature, facing your lodge A romantic boat ride on your little lake Life in the lake… Your lodge surrounded by wildflowers Your huge flower-filled garden The Lodges de Malbrough's lake Barefoot in nature A tranquil walk along the pathways of the Marais Audomarois Exploring the Marais Audomarois by traditional flat-bottomed boat (bacôve) The windmills around Saint-Omer A grey heron in the Marais Audomarois The Marais Audomarois of Saint-Omer 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 A part-gastronomic menu based on local produce
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.

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.

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

- Breakfast for 2 people

- 2 hours in the private spa

- Half a bottle of champagne

- Bike loan

- SAFETY MEASURES in place, in light of Covid 19 :

- Mask and gloves will be worn by your host on arrival and on departure

- Antibacterial gel or liquid soap are available in your accomodation

- Breakfasts will be delivered to your room

- The dinner (homemade meal trays) will be delivered to your room or to the garden (optional)

- The accomodation is thoroughly sanitised including all frequent-touch surfaces

- Internal and external communal areas are all thoroughly sanitised

- Towels, household and bed linen are washed at 60°

- The spa is filtered and disinfected between each use

- The accomodation will be ventilated

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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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