#1394: Netherlands, Drenthe, Overijssel and Friesland

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    Description

    This spacious 1836 Dutch 5-bedroom (former) farmhouse is well equipped and tastefully furnished, located in the centre of unspoilt Diever village. The location is convenient, only minutes from the supermarket, restaurants/bars and a national park!

    The farmhouse: 

    The main room offers high ceilings and large windows, with seating for up to 12 people.

    The kitchen is fully equipped with all modern amenities, including separate full-size fridge/freezer. 

    The dining area has tables that can be expanded to accommodate larger groups. 

    The large downstairs double bedroom comes with a box-spring bed, TV/DVD and a large built-in wardrobe.

    The 3 twin bedrooms upstairs (1 with TV/DVD) have comfortable box-spring beds, as well as washbasins. 

    1 single bedroom upstairs (can be converted to twin) - 1 or 2 single beds

    2 foldable beds (not suitable for adults). These can be placed in the twin or double bedrooms.

    2 canvas cots for babies / small children

    Also, 2 highchairs, a playpen, a play rug & a vertical baby bath are all available for our smallest guests

    The bathroom has a double swing-door walk-in shower. There are separate upstairs and downstairs WCs. 

    For entertainment, apart from Dutch, there are British, American and German TV stations available, as well as a sound system with a CD library, DVD player and DVD film library. Secure, fast WIFI is available throughout the property.  There are English-language books and tourist information, as well as soft toys, and games.

    Outdoors there is a patio, BBQ, and a trampoline.  There is onsite parking. 

    Guests have exclusive use of this front farmhouse which adjoins the owner's property. The house is entirely self-contained with two entrances for full privacy. Up to 2 well-behaved pets can be accommodated with prior notice. The farm is no longer operational, so no livestock is present. 

    Location

    Car needed no
    Car useful yes
    Car available no

    Located on the edge of the Drents-Friese Wold  (6,100 hectares / 15,070 acres), one of the largest national parks of the Netherlands, with 32 marked walks and numerous cycle paths, only a 10 minute walk away!  Also situated close by to National Park Dwingelderveld (3,692 hectares / 9,120 acres), the largest moorland on the European continent, with its 60 kms (37 miles) of walking trails and 40 kms (25 miles) of bicycle paths. This area is perfect for hiking, biking, riding or just picnicking.  Diever villageis a historic Drenthe village at the heart of rural Netherlands and is surrounded by areas of stunning natural beauty.  In the village there is a grocery store, an ice cream shop, an award-winning bakery (rated among the top 10 in the NL), a good variety of shops, souvenir stores, cafes, bars, restaurants and a bank. There is a market, encircling the 14th century church, selling everything from clothes to local products, held in Diever every Monday throughout the summer months.  Diever is famously renowned for the open-air productions of Shakespeare which have been re-enacted in its forest amphitheatre each year since 1946. The village has a bird sanctuary, an archaeological museum and megalithic stones dating from 3,000 B.C.  Diever is located at the crossroads of three provinces: Drenthe, Overijssel and Friesland, all uniquely different to one another. So when you are in Drenthe, why not discover Friesland and Overijssel provinces as well, the borders is just 15 minutes away by car.  Diversity on your doorstep! Get a glimpse of life in the Netherlands during the 18th century at the working village of Orvelte. For the kids, there are countless fun parks, and, for our youngest guests, enchanting fairy tale parks nearby.  While the city of Groningen ('shop till you drop') & the German border are all less than an hour's drive, the provincial capital at Assen is just 25 minutes away.  Don’t forget the world-famous Emmen zoo, which will take up a good part of a day to get around! For those looking for more sporty activities, sailing, boat excursions & fishing can be enjoyed on the lakes at Giethoorn (the 'Venice of the North'), with an 18-hole golf course at Havelte (14km/9 miles away).  The Frisian islands make a great day out with some of the best beaches in the Netherlands (the ports are around 1 1/2 hours away).  There is also Terschelling island (1 hr 45 mins ferry crossing), Ameland island with excursions available from there to the seal colonies on Robbeneiland (45 minutes to Ameland by catamaran, or 120 mins by regular ferry) and Schiermonnikoog island (45 minutes crossing time).  The tourist office in Diever has also a wealth of information on the surrounding area as well.  So, whether its picnicking in the forest, going by horseback along one of the many marked trails, or exploring the flora and fauna on one of the off-shore islands, you will not be disappointed by this areas rich heritage, its welcoming, English speaking people and its unending choice of excursions and attractions, come and visit the real Netherlands!    

    Accomodation

    Bedrooms

    bedroom 1: 1 x king double

    bedroom 2: 2 x single

    bedroom 3: 2 x single, 1 x 1 foldable bed (not suitable for adults)

    bedroom 4: 2 x single, 1 x 1 foldable bed (not suitable for adults)

    bedroom 5: 2 x single, 1 x Single bedroom that can be converted to twin

    Description of sleeping capacity: //////////////////// Sleeps 12 + babies (maximum 10 adults). 5 bedrooms /////////////////// Notes on bedrooms: /////////////////// 1 double bedroom - King Size box spring bed complete with LCD TV/DVD player (ground floor) /////////////////// 3 twin bedrooms - each with 2 box spring beds, all with wash basin, 1 bedroom with LCD TV/DVD player (1st floor) ////////////////// 1 single bedroom (can be converted to twin) - 1 or 2 single beds (1st floor) ////////////////// 2 foldable beds (not suitable for adults). These can be placed in the twin or double bedrooms. ////////////////// 2 canvas cots for babies / small children ////////////////// Also, 2 highchairs, a playpen, a play rug & a vertical baby bath are all available for our smallest guests

    Bathrooms

    wc 1: toilet

    wc 2: toilet

    shower 3: shower

    Amenities

    General
    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    Kitchen
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    Entertainment
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    External
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    Services
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    Credits 10 to 15
    //////////////////// Aug 26, 2016 - Nov 3, 2016 13 credits per week ******************** //////////////////// Nov 4, 2016 - Dec 22, 2016 10 credits per week ******************** //////////////////// Dec 23, 2016 - Jan 5, 2017 15 credits per week ******************** //////////////////// Jan 6, 2017 - Feb 9, 2017 10 credits per week ******************** //////////////////// Feb 10, 2017 - Mar 2, 2017 13 credits per week ******************** //////////////////// Mar 3, 2017 - Mar 30, 2017 8 credits per week ******************** //////////////////// Mar 31, 2017 - Apr 13, 2017 13 credits per week ******************** //////////////////// Apr 14, 2017 - Apr 20, 2017 15 credits per week ******************** //////////////////// Apr 21, 2017 - Apr 27, 2017 13 credits per week ******************** //////////////////// Apr 28, 2017 - May 18, 2017 13 credits per week ******************** //////////////////// May 19, 2017 - May 25, 2017 13 credits per week ******************** //////////////////// May 26, 2017 - Jun 8, 2017 15 credits per week ******************** //////////////////// Jun 9, 2017 - Jun 22, 2017 13 credits per week ******************** //////////////////// Jun 23, 2017 - Aug 24, 2017 15 credits per week ******************** //////////////////// Aug 25, 2017 - Oct 26, 2017 13 credits per week ******************** //////////////////// Oct 27, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017 10 credits per week ******************** //////////////////// Dec 22, 2017 - Jan 4, 2018 15 credits per week
    Cleaning included yes

    No Smoking inside

    Pets considered

    No wheelchair access

    Activities

    Sports

    Fishing

    Golf

    Bicycling

    Boating /Sailing

    Other

    Shops

    Restaurants

    Culture

    Galleries & Museums

    Public transport

    Town

    Bar /Pub

    Theatre

    Entertainment

    Place of Interest

    Getting there

    Diever is approximately 2 hours drive from the following airports in the Netherlands: Amsterdam Schiphol, Rotterdam and Eindhoven.   By Air:   Most major international airlines serve Amsterdam, including the national carrier, KLM (& partners) from most cities.   Budget airlines to Amsterdam (from the UK & Ireland) include: Easyjet (from Belfast, Bristol, Doncaster, Dublin, Edinburgh, Liverpool & London Gatwick, Luton, Stansted), flybe (from Exeter & Southampton) and Jet2 (from Leeds/Bradford).   Rotterdam has a direct service from London City (with Cityjet).   Eindhoven is served by Ryanair (from London Stansted).   Maastricht has flights with Ryanair (from London Stansted).   Due to our proximity to Germany, Duesseldorf Weeze (just over the German border by Nijmegen) is only 90 minutes away.  Ryanair flies to Weeze from Edinburgh & London Stansted. Also, easyjet flies to Dortmund (from London Luton) and to Duesseldorf (from London Gatwick).   By Ferry:   If you are travelling by ferry to the Netherlands, Diever is approximately a 2-hour drive from all 3 main port. These include Rotterdam Europort (P&O Ferries from Hull), the Hoek of Holland (Stena Line from Harwich) & Amsterdam/Ijmuiden (DFDS Seaways from Newcastle).  By Public Transport:  Public transport (bus) is just a few minutes walk with links to the surrounding villages and towns. The nearest train station is at Beilen (20 minutes away) with direct services to Groningen (30 minutes) & Amsterdam Airport (2 hours).    

    A car is recommended although not essential (rental cars are available at the airports mentioned) with easy access to the towns of Hoogeveen (20 minutes), Assen (25 minutes), Emmen (45 minutes) & the city of Groningen (40 minutes).

    1836 Farmhouse in Diever

    One of the most picturesque areas of the Netherlands!

    At a glance

    Property House/Villa (vacation home)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange
    Credits 10 to 15 per week
    Bedrooms 5
    Guests 12
    Min stay 2 days
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