Château de la Poste in the south of Belgium is a hidden gem you only want to share with people you really like (because you want them to have a good time, and also because you could run into them). The castle was built in 1884 by the French prince Victor Napoléon and his Belgian wife princess Clémentine. So many years later it’s still as adorable and elegant as it used to be, after being transformed into a hotel.There’s nothing but greenery in the area; the castle was built in the middle of the woods. The large park surrounding the hotel offers plenty of hiking and biking routes, as well as a cute playground for kids. If the weather is bad, those kids can find shelter in the playroom, where a pool table, table tennis, foosball and a whole bunch of boardgames are waiting for them. Even if none of the above appeals to them, kids can just run around the gorgeous estate (like ours were very happy to do).
Treehouse in the park
You can sleep in one of the very well appointed rooms in the castle, or go for the tree house in the garden. It’s everything you ever wanted!Foodwise they follow the same approach you can see in the carefully designed rooms: lots of local goodies, very well prepared, nothing but freshness. Dinner is served downstairs and features seasonally inspired dishes. Same goes for breakfast: it would be a pleasure to get up two hours earlier to enjoy this kind of breakfast as long as possible.
Château de la Poste, Ronchinne 25,
5330 Maillen. Info: www.chateaudelaposte.com