Rural Retreat Kempen National Park





Near Kempen National Park, Belgium

If you are planning a trip to Belgium and want a peaceful holiday with a difference, you should definitely consider “Living The Good Life”, a rural retreat in Kempen National Park.  Entirely self-taught, Debbie Quinn invites people into her home for short stays and even just a day if you prefer offering lessons in sewing, quilting, soap-making, sausage-making or cheese-making. Guests bond quickly during the journey from tentative incompetence to the beginnings of a skill; the combination of a patient teacher who happens to be a warm host and a great cook is a winning one! Located on the edge of the Kempen National Park, and only 40 minutes from Antwerpen city centre, this really is a stunning rural retreat and a place to go to “get away from it all.” Please see below the various courses offered by Debbie Quinn your host.

Learn lost crafts like;

cheese, yoghurt & butter making,

learn to sew and repair clothes,

making sausage, salted & air-dried ham & chorizos,

soap making,

wool quilt making,

how to preserving food.

a weekend living the good life; a taste of self-sufficiency course

We are 100% Locallicious !!!!!

Back to basics, all locally sourced, be aware of what your wearing, eating and using. Experience and learn crafts that are sadly disappearing , back to nature, a taste of the good old days were the pace of life was slower and we made time to enjoy what we were experiencing.

– Day courses that are form 10:00 -14:00, from 35,00 euro p/p

– Weekend courses from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon ( 2x lunches, 1x breakfast & 1x 3 -course evening meal). Picked from the array of workshops named below. All the food will be from our own smallholding or local farms..   From 150,00 p/p

– “A weekend living the good life, a taste of self-sufficiency” courses ( weekend course) . A hands on day; basic animal husbandry, field management, storing and preserving food. All food from our own smallholding or local farms.

My workshops/courses are in:

Soap making, goats cheese making, sausage, ham & chorizo making, yoghurt & butter making, animal husbandry (we have pigs, goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, bees & rabbits.) sewing for beginners and the more experienced.

People are welcome to experience a unique stay in our home, be part of our family, enjoy our own grown organic produces, enjoy and soak up the tranquil atmosphere offered by this unique rural retreat in Kempen National Park. I have 3 double bedrooms that are available for people who wish to enjoy our beautiful surroundings, no en-suites but a well equipped bathroom with a walk-in shower that is  there for use.For more details please contact me directly.


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Debbie Quinn

Tel:+32 14719498


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