Les Doyards Vielsalm: Holiday park Ardennes

L'Espinette

General information about this holiday park

The small family park 'l'Espinette' with only 44 bungalows is beautifully situated on the edge of the Ardennes forest, in the middle of the Ourthe valley.

The little bungalows are functionally furnished and have a maximum capacity of 6 people. You can choose between a house on the ground floor or on the first floor.

At only 3 km from the park you will find the town of Hotton with all necessary shops, delicious restaurants and the 'beach' on the banks of the Ourthe. The park is particularly suitable for families with young children but also as a base for numerous adventure activities.

See also the group accommodation for 36 people 'Espinette Adventure' located in the holiday park. This property features a professional kitchen, a large terrace and dining room (up to 80 people).

Location of the park

Park information

Park facilities

Numerous sports facilities at the park: 2 tennis courts (free except material), mini golf (free), 1 badminton court (free, to bring your own material), table tennis (free, to bring your own material), beach volley, petanque, football goals, playground for little ones.

Free WIFI on the terrace of the main building only accessible from outside.

In the close vicinity of the park you have a wide choice of sports activities: climbing, abseiling, death ride, mountain bike, horseback riding, quad biking, kayaking, rafting, paintball, marked walks etc.

Route

Key address:
L’Espinette
Rue de l’Espinette 20
6990 Ny - Hotton
Tel: +32 86/32.27.17
espinette@ourthe-somme.be

Recommended itinerary:
- Via Brussels: E411 Namen / Luxemburg. Exit 18 in Courrière, direction Marche (N4) to Marche. *

- Via Liège: In Liège direction Ardennes / Luxembourg. Follow the ring until exit 37 (Seraing / Marche, in the tunnel). Keep following the direction of Marche. At the football stadium of Standard, take the N63 in the direction of Marche.

** In Marche direction Hotton. In Hotton go straight over the bridge and after about 3 km turn right towards Ny / Espinette. The bungalow park is located at the exit of the village, on the left side. The key of your house can be picked up at the reception of the park.

Photo album L'Espinette

Activities

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In the surrounding villages of the 'Ourthe & Aisne' region there are numerous activities throughout the year: local or craft markets, fairs, cultural events, gourmet walks, carnivals, etc.

In July and August you can go to the traditional market of Hotton every Thursday evening.

More details about these activities can always be requested by mail.

For the kids

The holiday park l'Espinette is particularly recommended for families with young children. The park is indeed exclusively reserved for pedestrians, cars must remain on the planned car parks. Children can therefore enjoy the space and infrastructure at their disposal: 2 tennis courts (free except material), mini golf (free), 1 badminton court (free except material), table tennis (free except material), beach volleyball, petanque court, football goals, playground for little ones.

In Hotton children can enjoy the large playground and the beach on the banks of the Ourthe.

More suggestions:

  • The park 'Chlorophylle' in Dochamps where you will discover the forest in an original way.
  • Discovering the water world through various educational activities, exhibitions, etc in Hotton and surroundings.
  • Tram through the Aisne Valley at Erezée.
  • Houtopia the children's city in Houffalize.

Surroundings

Sights

The surroundings of the holiday park will surprise you with its numerous sights. First and foremost the village of Ny, one of the most beautiful villages in Wallonia.

The caves of Hotton (5 km), also c alled 'Caves of Thousand and One Night' with its beautiful stalactites (guided visits). In the village 'Wéris'; at only 7 km from the park, 'The stonehenge' of the Ardennes.

In the surrounding forests you will discover numerous dolmen and rocks whose origin is still a mystery.

More suggestions: Deulin (7 km) and the white castle of the 18th century, Durbuy (9 km), a paradise for gourmets, Marche-en-Famenne (12 km) or La Roche (20 km)


Regional info

Barvaux
A rural village between Durbuy and Manhay. You can go there for your daily shopping. The beautiful surroundings invite for long walks or bike rides. Durbuy is only 15 km away, La Roche 25 km away and Hotton with Caves '1001 night' 9 km away. In the winter, cross-country skiing and skiing in Baraque de Fraiture is possible 16 km away.

Durbuy-Barvaux
According to experts, Durbuy is the smallest town in the world, situated along the Ourthe and at the foot of the Ardennes. For lovers of good cuisine, cozy terraces and nice shops, Durbuy is a true paradise. Of course there is plenty of opportunity to walk, descend the Ourthe by kayak, make a trip with a mountain-bike or on horseback into the forest. Some attractions nearby: the caves '1001 night' in Hotton, the dolmens and menhirs in Wéris, the castle of Logne.

Havelange
The municipality of Havelange consists of a large number of villages and hamlets in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Condroz. Lovers of table pleasures will certainly enjoy: you can enjoy many original local dishes that can be bought directly from the producer. The "Route du Fromage" starts to enjoy a certain fame. Furthermore, the area is dotted with castles and other architectural gems. The village of Ossogne is definitely worth a visit: the watermill, the castle and the narrow streets with authentic houses and farms. Havelange is centrally located for trips to Namur, the Grottoes of Han, the recreation area at Chevetogne and Dinant.

Heure / Somal / Moresée
Heure is a rural village and for a large part quite high. You will find several restaurants of very good quality. The tourist office is located in the center. From here also leave most of the signposted walks of the region. Moressée is a few kilometers from Heure. Here you can enjoy total peace and a beautiful panorama. Very popular with walkers. Nearby you will find Somal, a typical Ardennes village with half-timbered houses, located in a valley. Distance to Durbuy about 10 km, to Marche 8 km, to Rochefort 25 km.

Noiseux
Tourist village in the Ourthe valley. From most homes you have a beautiful view over the river. In the summer you can use the specially laid out beach and sunbathing area. From there you can also launch canoes. In the village are the necessary shops (bakery, superette), as well as a restaurant. Noiseux is located 7 km from Durbuy, Marche and Barvaux and belongs to the commune of Somme-Leuze.

Ny / Hotton
The picturesque village of Ny is a quiet part of town (150 inhabitants) of the famous town of Hotton (4 km). In this region where the Ourthe de Aisne meets, you can imagine the Ardennes as a single chain of wooded ravines, fast flowing rivers and steep cliffs with here and there a castle. If you decide to visit the sights in the area, you will certainly not be disappointed. There is Hotton, with its Faber mill and its caves (about 5 km), called 'Caves of Thousand-and-One Nights' because of its fairytale dripstones. At less than 10 km you are in Wéris; in the woods around you can see various menhirs and 2 dolmens whose original destination is not entirely clear. Also worth visiting are the small and charming Durbuy with its 17th century castle (15 km) and La Roche (20 km). See also Marche-en-famenne (12 km).

Ocquier
Ocquier is only 8 km from Durbuy, known as the smallest town in the world and the restaurants and taverns round the "Grand'Place". The village gives the typical sight of the Condroz region and offers everything that makes a stay a successful holiday. There is an outdoor swimming pool, you can endlessly walk through the beautiful rolling region. In the village you walk from one surprise to another: the intimate "Cour des Moines" with classified houses, the Romanesque church and the Vieux Moulin ... In the area you can visit the Caves of 1001 Night (Hotton), but also the buxustuin in Durbuy, the castle of Modave ... The sports enthusiasts can indulge themselves by sailing the Ourthe by kayak or practicing an adventure sport, plenty of choice!

Septon Domaine de Bellevue
Domaine de Bellevue, which also lives up to its name with the beautiful view from all bungalows, is a few kilometers from Durbuy. Oneux, Septon, Tohogne, Heyd and Oppagne are picturesque villages with many houses in gray stone and all belong to the municipality of Durbuy.

Somme-Leuze
The village has a panoramic view of the foothills of the Ardennes due to its exceptional location. Two rivers, the Somme and the Ourthe meander through the landscape. Somme-Leuze offers you all the ingredients for a quiet holiday in the middle of a beautiful nature. The village is 10 km from Durbuy.

Don't forget

Remember before you leave! Did you provide all items with this list?

  • Travel documents: passport, voucher, travel route, etc.
  • The necessary to pay costs on the spot. In this holiday park you can only pay with Bancontact / VISA / Mastercard.
  • Sheets (if you have not ordered them)
  • Bath and kitchen linen
  • Toilet paper
  • Flashlight (in case of late arrival)
  • IBAN and BIC codes for Dutch
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