"Het idee was om na ons pensioen in Frankrijk een historisch pand te restaureren tot we de kans kregen om in onze eigen stad Halle Villa Servais te kopen. Onze levensdroom kwam ineens dichterbij…"
Thus begins the fascinating story of Maud and Geert who, together with daughter Enora, seized the opportunity in 2016 to win the 19th century neo-Palladian villa of cellist François Servais and his wife Sophie Feygin. Out of a shared passion for history, culture, local life and… people, they decided to take the plunge and completely renovate the villa that had been empty since 1981. restore .
Their passion project took five years to complete and each space was completely restored respecting the former layout and preservation of the 19th century century character, but equipped with all modern comforts. The exterior of Villa Servais was also given a second life.
At the time of Servais, the villa was the meeting place for musicians, poets, artists, travelers and the local population. She gets that job again. Next to a private house, a music hall, a cozy tearoom , this imposing building also houses a B&B with eight luxurious guest rooms that evoke the enchanting atmosphere of yesteryear in every little detail.