Tielrode (Belgium) is a small town in the magnificent river landscape where the Durme flows into the Schelde, fifteen minutes drive from Antwerp and thirty minutes from Ghent or Brussels. At the end of the little street that runs down to the ferry, late in 2000 Sofie Lachaert and Luc d’Hanis opened the new accommodations for their gallery in the spaces next door to their home and ateliers, so that living and work are inseparably linked with each other.
The gallery is an oasis of calm where one can relax and enjoy the beauty of what is presented there. The interior of the old building has been kept minimalist and sober; here the artist¹s oeuvre plays the leading role. This same philosophy extends to the newly opened B&B accommodations too. The decor of the two guest rooms was designed by the owners, an interesting blend of contemporary and vintage, of art objects and utensils from the gallery. Much of what you see is also for sale.
The extensive breakfast with many fresh ingredients is served in the gallery, using the silver and cutlery by various artists. Guests can enjoy home-made rolls and conserves, eggs fresh from the B&B’s own henhouse, freshly squeezed fruit juice and expresso, all rounded off with – last but not least! – Belgian chocolates. After breakfast, guests are invited to join in an exclusive guided tour of the gallery.