What is it you do?
"This is an old family farm dating from 1820, built of brick and half-timbering, and has been thoughtfully restored. Guests are housed in the renovated and partially extended former farmhouse, surrounded by what were once the stables, cow byres and barn (no access).
The interior retains the original layout of the rooms: dining room, sitting room, kitchen and bedrooms. Wooden beams, original floors and rough walls all add to the character and charm, combined with discreet lighting and a scattering of more contemporary touches.The gîte is furnished in a style that respects the authentic nature of the old farmhouse: period furniture blends seamlessly with the functional convenience of a fitted kitchen and the comfort of a sitting room designed around a more contemporary fireplace."
What prompted you to seek "Famenne-Ardenne UNESCO Global Geopark Partner" status?
"Our gîte is centrally located in Revogne right in the heart of a Natura 2000site. In the interests of authenticity, we have retained the architectural features of the original buildings. We are prepared to throw our hearts into promoting the region as whole, on the basis of the criteria laid down by the Geopark. What we hope to gain from this international label is to forge links, become part of a network and put ourselves on the international map. We would like to create more synergies with other accommodation providers, tourist attractions or local producers."
What is your approach to sustainable development and environment friendly practices?
"We have installed solar panels, and we encourage our guests to sort their waste. We work with tourist attractions in the region, and with local producers, so as to offer our guests mini 'package tours'. We have also laid out a number of short walks around the gîte to introduce visitors to our local wildlife, plants and culture."
Pierre Wauthoz, owner
rue de Mossiat, 7
5570 Honnay (Revogne)
083 68 97 74