About ‘t Cartuyfel
‘t Cartuyfel is a small, cosy and authentic holiday home where you can stay in a fully equipped flat or studio for short or long periods of time. Our holiday home is located in the heart of Sint-Truiden and is the perfect base to discover the beautiful landscapes of Haspengouw.
Your hostess An strives to offer you a haven of peace with cosy bedrooms, an open atmosphere, hospitality and a wealth of information about Sint-Truiden and its beautiful surroundings.
‘t Cartuyfel consists of four separate flats:
Hortense, Baptiste, Clementine and Rosalie.
Located in the old staff house of a renovated town house built in 1867, they guarantee you a pleasant and refreshing stay in the heart of Haspengouw.
Do you like to go for a walk or a large cycling tour? In that case, ’t Cartuyfel is the ideal base from which to explore our region. You can conveniently store your bike in our building. If you are looking for some peace and quiet or want to organise a cosy family weekend, we can help you with that. If you need to stay in our region for work or a meeting, we also offer rooms for short or long stays.
In short, there is something for everyone and An will be there for you!
A rich history
Given its address on the Clement Cartuyvelstraat, ‘t Cartuyfel is appropriately named.
Clement Cartuyvels was once mayor of Sint-Truiden. The family of notary Coemans stayed in this townhouse built in 1867, with the accomodation for staff and the coach house adjacent to it. According to architect Wim Oers, who specializes in restoration, coach houses in Belgium have become very rare.
We know from the archives that the Coemans family led a very lush lifestyle. Mrs. Coemans was known for her highly sophisticated taste when it came to decorating. Many parties were organized in the large salon on the 1st floor, where a large grand piano was located.
The house was renovated in 1935, 1956 and 1978. Since 1999, An, your hostess, has been running 't Cartuyfel, embracing its rich history…
’t Cartuyfel is the ideal start to discover the beautiful fruit region. Scenic routes, beautiful natural settings & panoramic views, cosy picnic spots and a well-developed cycle route network make Sint-Truiden a true cycling paradise.
With the vespa or by bike you can visit the Reading between the lines “transparant church” in Borgloon of go to Aan de Galg, het highest point of Helshoven. It has a breathtaking view of the Haspengouw landscape. Artist Frits Jeuris designed a unique creation made of dozens of felled fruit trees from the area. His “Helsh(ea)ven”, a cute little chapel, is a work of art made of 90 cherry trees of fifty years old. The work symbolizes the dynamic landscape of Haspengouw.
Staying in a cycling guest house like ‘t Cartuyfel means you have everything you need to enjoy your cycling holiday with no hassles. You can store your bike inside. Not bringing your bike to Limburg? You can also rent 3 electronic bikes at ‘t Cartuyfel. Such e-bikes make the trip just a bit easier ?. Don’t hesitate to contact An for prices & availability. An will help you with all your questions, routes to take (in Dutch) and where to stop. Or have a look at An’s tips about the region!