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We visited The Four Villages, a full region utilising the full 30K land capacity, early in January 2019, but its taken me a while to document it. Held and designed by Vita (Vita Camino), the region is region is a mix of public and residential parcels within a themed environment that makes for a pleasant visit.
The residential parcels are grouped into four themed groups, including a beach side area and Mediterranean area, of which more anon. Public areas link these together, offering the means to explore all of then, and with two of them – the beach theme and the Mediterranean – provide something of a community heart.
The beach area, referred to as the Beach Club, is located to the east side of the region, includes a sandy road that runs from nowhere to nowhere, offering a landing point. While the road may be short and without real start or destination, it has plenty of character waiting to be explored along its short length. It also overlooks the larger of the two waterways to the north, which is home to a small inland fishing harbour, again rich in character.
The harbour forms a further focal point that includes a small hang-out area atop a raised wooden deck and the Vitas Gardens office. The piers of the harbour effectively block navigation along the length of the river, but they do provide access to the north side of the land. This is home to the two remaining residential areas, respectively New England and Countryside, and both are landscaped in reflection of their names. A hiking trail extends into this area, raising up from the piers to a chapel, before running east and west – but do keep in mind it both runs by and ends at private homes.
Covered bridges run from the beach area’s road over the second river splitting the region and a small pool. They carry visitors to the Mediterranean residential area – called Little Italy. Bordered by private residences, this offers more places to sit and relax, the opportunity to take a swim. Roman bath style.
To ease getting around the region, the Vitas Gardens offices sitting above the mooring piers offers a teleport board to all four of the residential areas, as well as to the principal public area on the region. If you’re looking for a place to rent, check the mailboxes outside of the residential parcels.
Providing care is taken when exploring, The Four Villages offers plenty to see., and provides numerous opportunities for photography, making for a pleasant visit.
- The Four Villages (Delvaux, rated: Adult)