is located in a beautifully renovated farmhouse dating back to 1781 and offers three spacious rooms with their own shower- or bathroom.
La Petite Roer is in Sourbrodt, uniquely situated in the rugged High Fens, between the Ardennes and the German Eifel. The High Fens is a peat moor at 600-700 meters above sea-level, with it's own climate and it's own flora and fauna. It is one of the very few remaining areas of wilderness in north western Europe and offers you tranquility, unspoilt beauty and space.
We, Elaine Meuldijk & Rogier Pitlo, decided to run La Petite Roer as sustainable as possible. For the renovation of the house, we used eco-friendly materials. We put up solar-panels, supplying most of the electricity for La Petite Roer and for Wild Cat, our self-catering holiday cottage situated in our garden. Most of the food we serve is organic, we have our own free-range and organic-fed chickens and we have started growing our own organic vegetables to cover at least part of our and our guests needs.
The area is ideal for walking, cycling and mountainbiking, as well as for bird watching and nature photography. The Vennbahn, running from Aachen in Germany to Trois Vierges in Luxemburg, passes at a kilometer from La Petite Roer. This award winning long distance cyle path (European cycle path of the year in 2014) runs on a former railroad track and makes for easy cycling through this beautiful part of the world.
Spend a couple of days with us to go walking or cycling on the High Fens plateau in summer or cross-country or downhill skiing in wintertime. Enjoy our large and sunny garden, which borders the ‘La Petite Roer’ Nature Reserve. Watch the buzzards and red kites circling above your head and lots of smaller birds nesting and fouraging all around you. You may even see the kingfisher, who comes fishing in our large pond from time to time. And at night, catch a glimpse of the stone marten who pays regular nocturnal visits to the garden, as do badgers and roe deer. Or come across wildlife when you take a stroll down the lane towards the nature reserve.
At night, you can relax with a glass of specialty beer or wine in the cosy woodbeamed guest lounge. There’s a woodstove to keep you warm in winter time.
In summer, take your glass outside with you and unwind by the large pond in our natural garden, you may see a kingfisher or one of the many other species that fourage or even nest in the garden. Finally, enjoy a great night’s sleep in our comfortable and characterful bedrooms.
Would you like to see more of La Petite Roer and it's surroundings? Please visit our Photo Gallery at: Photos La Petite Roer
If you prefer to stay in a self-catering accomodation, we have our charming Wild Cat Cotage available for rent. Please check it out at: wild-cat.be