Building of the site

In 2012 Francis Dejonghe started with the renovation of an old barn at Dranouter. He transformed the barn into a large house that offers magnificent panoramic views on the surrounding countryside.

His first ambition was to build a house that can accommodate large groups. Gradually, the site grew to become a perfect place to host teambuildings, family reunions, off site meetings, weddings or events.

The exterior of the building has remained almost intact. Many of the original features were preserved to make the house seamlessly integrate into the landscape of Heuvelland: a succession of broad farmlands and lovely hills. Heuvelland is a wonderful region to find nature and calm.

Francis wanted to design the barn in a way so that residents at Doucemont could feel the nature and calm of the area, also from the inside. The open architecture and  the usage of only natural materials such as steel and wood, resulted in an industrial look that meets in harmony with the surrounding area.

Large groups looking for accomodation

At the same time, Doucemont meets the needs of large groups looking for accommodation. He designed and built 32 beds in the barn, and extended the sleeping capacity with 14 beds in the farmers’ side house, which he renovated in 2013.

As a visitor, you can make use of the year round facilities, but you can also customize your own event. Every event is unique.. and Doucemont allows you to create your own concept.

Bring your own party tents, invite others to camp next to the building, host a BBQ..

Doucemont welcomes guests from all over the world!