Hesserée farm Mélin
With its long silhouette punctuated by its 15th century tower-porch, the Hesserée farm dominates the agricultural landscape that surrounds the locality.
Announced by its splendid 15th century keep-porch in Gobertange stone, the building marks the southern entrance to the village of Mélin. The porch, a vertical element that largely dominates the other buildings on either side, is the pivotal point of the entire square farmhouse. Equipped with a Gothic portal with a pointed arch, it commands the main access to the central courtyard and represents, with the barn, an emblematic architectural element of the large censes of the Brabant Hesbaye.
A long and sober single-storey building borders the entrance. Rebuilt in 1797, it shows the owner’s wealth through the details in Gobertange stone that abound on the façade: bases, window frames, corner ties, bolt holes, etc.
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The association Les Plus Beaux Villages de Wallonie (The Most Beautiful Villages of Wallonia) oversees a network of 32 villages, bearers of a strong territorial identity and reflecting traditional architecture. It is committed to promoting the rural, cultural and natural heritage of Wallonia and is a part of the development of local and responsible tourism.More information