Surrounding area

Holiday house ‘t Cachot lies in Merkem, a peaceful rural village in between Ypres and Diksmuide, both major front cities during WWI (15 minutes’ car drive only). This is the ideal starting point for those who want to discover and experience the many impressive monuments, military cemeteries and war sites nearby.

Numerous walking routes and cycling tours will take you to some of Flander’s best preserved natural scenes and beautiful countryside. Moreover, the Belgian Coast is only a half hour drive away and certainly worth a visit.

Those who are fond of culinary pampering will find their liking in the many bars, restaurants, breweries and bistros anywhere near.

The cottage is ideally located to enjoy the beautiful natural beauty of The Westhoek: strolling in low lying meadows, sailing in a whisper boating or kayaking on the River Yzer. The nearby nature reserve De Blankaart or a little further the rolling hills of Westouter and its surroundings are certainly worth a visit.