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Farmhouse in Beautiful Rural Diever, Drenthe - Come Visit the Real Netherlands!

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'Under the Oaks' - a farmhouse dating from 1840


Last updated: 08/28/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Diever farmhouse description

‘Under the Oaks’ vacation farmhouse - an historic building dating from 1840 (the farm is no longer operational, so there is no livestock present)

Location: Diever village, Drenthe Province, Netherlands

** Up to 20% year-round discount for smaller parties - see 'Additional Information about Rental Rates' under the 'Rates' section for more information! **

The vacation farmhouse:

- A large, well-equipped & tastefully-furnished Dutch former farmhouse situated in the center of unspoiled Diever village.

- Our farmhouse will provide all amenities for the most perfect stay in this historic Drenthe village which is situated at the heart of rural Netherlands and surrounded by areas of stunning natural beauty, including the largest wet-heathland in western Europe at Dwingelderveld.

- Fast (up to 80 Mb/s) and secure wireless internet access throughout the farmhouse.

- Comfortable boxspring beds as well as washbasins in the twin bedrooms upstairs. The large double bedroom comes with a boxspring bed plus a large built-in wardrobe. There are LCD TVs plus DVD-players in 2 of the bedrooms.

- Large main room, with high ceilings and large windows. There are 4 sofas plus armchairs to easily accommodate even the largest of parties. A new LCD TV gives access to British & American TV stations and there is a stereo system and DVD-player plus a selection of movies on DVD, as well as a CD collection.

- Kitchen with all modern amenities, including separate full-size fridge/freezer

- Dining area with table that can be expanded to accommodate larger groups.

- The bathroom has a double swing-door walk-in shower.

- Separate upstairs and downstairs WCs

- For children, there are cupboards full of soft toys, electronic / board games, puzzles and books. While 2 cots, 2 highchairs, a play-pen and a baby bath will help accommodate our youngest guests.

- Safety features include fire extinguishers, fire blanket, smoke detectors and a stair gate

- Comprehensive English-language tourist information available covering Diever village and the surrounding areas (including Friesland, its islands and Overijssel), as well as most major tourist attractions in the Netherlands is provided.

- Library of English-language books.

- Easy walking access to nearby grocery store, restaurants, bars, ice cream parlor, an award-winning bakery (one of the finest in the Netherlands!), souvenir shops, tourist office, as well as the village bird sanctuary, archaeological museum, megalithic stones and the Drents-Friese forest.

- Guests have exclusive use of the 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

- Please note that this is a non-smoking accommodation

- A complimentary welcome pack will be found on arrival, containing bread, butter, milk, jam, cheese, eggs, sugar, coffee, tea and orange juice.
If you would like anything else in particular to be included in the welcome pack, please just let us know.

Nearby attractions:

- It is just a 10-minute walk to reach the forests of the Drents-Friese Wold (6,100 hectares / 15,070 acres), one of the largest National parks of the Netherlands, with its 32 marked walks & numerous cycle paths. 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 & 40 kms (25 miles) of bicycle paths. Diever is at the center of an abundance of historical sites and attractions for adults and children of all ages. Diversity on your doorstep!

- Get a glimpse of life in the Netherlands during the 18th century at the ‘working‘ village of Orvelte. Visit the WWII transit camp at Westerbork – to where Anne Frank and her family were brought. Take in the many museums that will provide an interest to each member of your group. For teenagers, there are 18 fun parks and, for our younger 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 a 25-minute drive away! Not forgetting a day-out to the world-famous Emmen zoo, while for those looking for more sporty activities, sailing, boat excursions & fishing can be enjoyed at Giethoorn (the ‘Venice of the North’). Also, there is an 18-hole golf course available in Havelte (14km/9 miles away).

- Want to visit the beach as well? The Frisian islands make a great day out with some of the best beaches in the Netherlands:

Terschelling island -
The ferry to Terschelling leaves from Harlingen, Friesland (1 hr 45 mins ferry crossing).

Ameland island-
A ferry service runs from Holwerd, Friesland (45 minutes by catamaran or 120 mins by regular ferry). Excursions are available from Ameland to visit seal colonies on Robbeneiland.

Schiermonnikoog island -
The ferry runs several times a day from Lauwersoog, Groningen (45 minutes crossing time).

The ports are around 1 1/2 hours from Diever.

The village of Diever -

Diever is located at the south-westerly tip of the province of Drenthe (approx. 2 hours east of Amsterdam), is renowned for the open-air productions of Shakespeare which have been re-enacted in its forest amphitheatre every summer since 1946. In the village there is a grocery store, an award-winning bakery, a good variety of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and a bank. There is a market, encircling the village’s 14th century church, selling everything from clothes to local products – this is held in Diever every Monday throughout the Summer months.

There is also a Dutch National Tourist office in Diever with a wealth of information on the surrounding area.

So, whether its picnicking in the forest, taking a dip in a forest bathing pool or going by horseback along one of the many marked trails, you won’t 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!


- Diever is easily accessible from both Amsterdam Schiphol and Dusseldorf airports (both are 2 hours distance). A car is recommended (rental cars also available at both airports), although public transport (bus) just a few minutes’ walk away with links to the surrounding villages and towns. Nearest rail station is at Beilen (20 minutes away)

Using the farmhouse as a base to explore the Netherlands:

Are you looking for a central base from which to explore the Netherlands?

- apart from being able to explore the north and east of the country with ease, ‘Under the Oaks’ is also very centrally located for visiting both the south / south-west of the Netherlands, as well as the west of the country. The travelling times for reaching these areas are considerably shorter than travelling via the highway network in the west of the country, as our roads and highways here in the north and east are less congested.

- Being situated in the south-west corner of Drenthe, Diever is placed at the crossroads of three Dutch 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 lie just 15 minutes away by car, with the highway just 11 kms (7 miles) away!

Driving times from Diever to other parts of the Netherlands?

- it’s less than 2 hours from Diever to the southern city of Eindhoven (the Belgian border is just south of there).

A visit to Amsterdam while staying in Diever?

- many of our guests drive the 45 minutes to the suburbs of Almere, and then take the short train journey from there into Amsterdam city. It’s much easier to park your car outside the city and use the fast and efficient public transport from there!

Wishing to explore Rotterdam and the Hague in the south-west of the country as well?

- these cities are also just 90-120 minutes away. Again, travelling times from our region to these cities is faster than from many other parts of the country, as the highway network via Zwolle to Utrecht has lighter traffic.

We want you to have a wonderful and memorable vacation!

- It is our pleasure to be of assistance to you before and during your stay, and it is our priority to make sure that you will have a pleasant vacation.
We are happy to offer any help on preparing your trip. Please email with any questions you may have!

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Farmhouse
  • 4845 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            A large toy cupboard including board games & toys for all ages, as well as DVDs suitable for children are available in the farmhouse. There is also a trampoline available in the grounds...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Please note that smoking is not permitted within the farmhouse, though there are ashtrays located outside on the patio...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets are allowed with certain conditions. Please contact us...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

          • Bedroom 1: 1 king


          • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single


          • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

            Second single bed is rolloway-type...moreless

          • 1 double bedroom - King Size bed complete with LCD TV/DVD player (ground floor) /////////////////// 3 twin bedrooms - 2 twin beds each, all with wash basin, 1 with LCD TV/DVD player (1st floor) ////////////////// 1 single bedroom - 1 single bed + rollaway bed (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 (all baby items are for your use & are free of charge)...moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: shower, toilet


          • Large shower room (ground floor)

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Main table accommodates 10 guests as standard, though can be extended even further for extra guests! 2nd table also present if needed There is also a second dining table (which is also extendable),...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchen complete with 4-ring stove & extrcator fan, grill/microwave, grill/oven, fridge/freezer, work surfaces & extensive storage cupboards...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Salt, peper, various spices, sugar, coffee / filters, tea & various condiments...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils:

            Comprehensive range of cooking utensils is provided...moreless

          • Dishwasher:

            Dishwasher (including detergent bars for your use)...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Complete set of dishes & double set of utensils ...moreless

          • Microwave:

            Microwave (combination of grill & microwave)...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Full-size refrigerator / freezer...moreless

          • Freezer:

            Full-size refrigerator / freezer...moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Coffee maker and kettle...moreless


          • Towels Provided:

            All bath/hand towels (also hand towels for both washrooms) and washcloths provided. Kitchen cloths and towels included as well...moreless

          • Heating:

            The farmhouse is easily warmed during winter via central heating (radiators) ...moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Fans are located in the bedrooms for your comfort during summer...moreless

          • Living Room:

            Very spacious living-room with 4 sofas and armchairs...moreless

          • Parking Off Street:

            There is off-street parking for up to 4 vehicles...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            There is a tumble-dryer available for your use...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            A large-capacity washing machine is provided...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Beds are all made up prior to arrival ...moreless

          • Parking:

            Off-street parking for up to 4 cars...moreless

          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • - We are completely flexible on changeover days - Earliest arrival time: 4.00 pm. (we will always try to accommodate an earlier arrival time for those travelling on early morning flights) - Latest departure time: 10.00 a.m. - Guests have exclusive use of the front farmhouse which adjoins the owner's property. The house is entirely self-contained with two entrances for full privacy - Please note that 'Under the Oaks' is a non-smoking accommodation - A complimentary welcome pack of groceries provided on arrival containing bread, butter, milk, jam, cheese, eggs, sugar, coffee, tea, wine, beer, orange juice and breakfast cereal. If you would like anything else in particular to be included, please let us know ...moreless


              • Television:

                There are 3 LCD TVs in the accommodation, including 2 in the bedrooms. All receive cable/free-to-air programs ...moreless

              • Toys:

                Huge toy cupboard full with toys for children of all ages! There are also board games for the whole family...moreless

              • Stereo:

                Radio & CD-player in the main room. There are also a total of 6 other radios throughout the other rooms!...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Collection of DVDs available with movies suitable for all ages...moreless

              • Music Library:

                Collection of CDs is available in the farmhouse...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                3 DVD players (including 2 in the bedrooms)...moreless

              • Books:

                Library of English-language books available...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable TV (including BBC / CNN channels) ...moreless

              • Games
              • CD Player


              • Wireless Internet:

                Fast wireless internet (up to 80 Mbit) is free to use throughout the accommodation...moreless

              • Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Bicycles:

                We can arrange bicycle hire for exploring the nearby forests via the many trails...moreless

              • Boat:

                Boats available on the lakes at Giethoorn and surrounding area...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Share gardens at the rear of the farmhouse with trampoline...moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                Private patio with tables, chairs and parasols...moreless


              • Family
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Location & View

              • Rural
              • Village


              • Library
              • Equestrian Events
              • Ice Skating
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Golf
              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Tennis
              • Swimming
              • Golf Privileges Optional
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Medical Services
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Bird Watching
              • Walking
              • Horseback Riding
              • Zoo
              • Restaurants
              • Cinemas
              • Churches
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Water Parks
              • Theme Parks
              • Pond
              • Museums
              • Fly Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing


              Write a review 5
              from 9 traveler reviews
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              August 29 - October 09 2014
              Aug 29 - Oct 9, 2014
              3 night min stay
              €164 €275
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              October 10 - October 23 2014
              Oct 10 - Oct 23, 2014
              3 night min stay
              €164 €275
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              October 24 - October 30 2014
              Oct 24 - Oct 30, 2014
              3 night min stay
              €119 €275
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              October 31 - December 18 2014
              Oct 31 - Dec 18, 2014
              3 night min stay
              €119 €222
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              December 19 2014 - Jan 1 2015
              Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2015
              7 night min stay

              January 02 - February 05 2015
              Jan 2 - Feb 5, 2015
              3 night min stay
              €122 €225
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              February 06 - March 05 2015
              Feb 6 - Mar 5, 2015
              3 night min stay
              €165 €279
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              March 06 - April 02 2015
              Mar 6 - Apr 2, 2015
              3 night min stay
              €120 €222
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              April 03 - April 09 2015
              Apr 3 - Apr 9, 2015
              3 night min stay
              €187 €363
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              April 10 - May 14 2015
              Apr 10 - May 14, 2015
              3 night min stay
              €165 €275
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              May 15 - May 28 2015
              May 15 - May 28, 2015
              3 night min stay
              €187 €363
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              May 29 - June 25 2015
              May 29 - Jun 25, 2015
              3 night min stay
              €165 €275
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              June 26 - August 27 2015
              Jun 26 - Aug 27, 2015
              7 night min stay

              August 28 - October 29 2015
              Aug 28 - Oct 29, 2015
              3 night min stay
              €165 €275
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              October 30 - December 20 2015
              Oct 30 - Dec 20, 2015
              3 night min stay
              €119 €222
              Fri, Sat, Sun
              December 21 2015 - Jan 03 2016
              Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2016
              7 night min stay

              My Standard Rate
              3 night min stay
              €119 €222
              Fri, Sat, Sun

              Additional information about rental rates


              • Pet Fee €20
              • Taxes Included


              ** Year-round discounts (not quoted) **

              ** Rates are based on 9 to 12 persons **

              ** For groups of 6 to 8 persons ** - deduct 10%

              ** For groups of up to 6 persons ** - deduct 20%

              - Bookings within 6 weeks before arrival - deduct 15%

              - Bookings of 14-nights or more - deduct 10%

              - Bookings made more than 6 months before arrival - deduct 5%

              Note: Not combinable - highest discount applies

              Deposit:20% within 7 days of booking/Balance is due no later than 8 weeks before arrival

              Late bookings:Bookings within 8 weeks of arrival-full payment on confirmation

              Cancellations:More than 42 days before arrival date-80% refund/41 to 28 days before arrival date-60% refund/27 to 14 days before arrival date-40% refund/13 to 7 days before arrival date-20% refund/6 days to day of arrival-no refund

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              Last updated: 08/28/2014
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              100 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Amsterdam Schiphol
              140 Miles
              Nearest Ferry
              Hoek of Holland / Rotterdam Europort
              12 Miles
              Nearest Train
              7.5 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Dwingeloo / Spier (A28)
              55 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              0.15 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              9 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              0.15 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant

              Car: Recommended

              Other Attractions & Activities:


              Drents-Friese Wold National Park -

              'Under the Oaks' farmhouse is just a 10-minute walk away from the entrance to one of the largest areas of natural beauty in the Netherlands. Over 6,000 hectares (15,000 acres) of forest, heath land, shifting sands and river valley grasslands.


              Dwingelderveld National Park -

              The largest moorland in Europe - 3,692 hectares (9,120 acres) - with its 60 kms (37 miles) of walking trails and 40 kms (25 miles) of bicycle paths.


              Westerbork -

              The WW2 internment camp from where Anne Frank made her journey to Auschwitz


              Emmen zoo -

              World-famous Emmen zoo, considered to be one of the finest zoos in Europe. Animals live in carefully reconstructed natural habitats according to vegetation, climate, and elevation.


              Giethoorn -

              The 'Venice of the North'. The famous village of waterways, bridges and boats.


              Ancient Megalithic graves at Borger -

              More than 5,000 years ago a peasant tribe erected impressive tombs, which for thousands of years have remained untouched from the ravages of time. These tombs have been preserved at a museum in the village of Borger.


              Orvelte -

              The museum village of Orvelte. Go back in history to a village as it was hundreds of years ago. See among others, a working saw mill, a blacksmith, a glassmith and a wooden shoe maker.


              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: Greetings from Diever! We are David and Monique Samson. In 2004 we decided to relocate our family to peaceful rural Drenthe, one of the most beautiful parts of the Netherlands.

              Why the Owner Chose Diever:
              In the small village of Diever we found the perfect location to begin a vacation home: restaurants and shops at walking distance, as well as two National Parks close by (including the largest area of moorland in Europe).

              The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
              The many attractions in the area and the outstanding natural beauty of South-West Drenthe are here for all to enjoy. Not forgetting the forests, lakes, dunes, hiking & riding trails, parks for the kids, the many museums & places of historic interest, as well as the ease of reaching the surrounding towns and cities.

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              Speaks: dutch, english

              Guestbook comments from the owner

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              • 'Under the Oaks'  - a farmhouse dating from 1840

                'Under the Oaks' - a farmhouse dating from 1840

              • Downstairs double bedroom

                Downstairs double bedroom

              • The large sitting room with DVDs, CDs, toys & books

                The large sitting room with DVDs, CDs, toys & books

              • An upstairs twin bedroom

                An upstairs twin bedroom

              • Kitchen


              • Aekingerzand - just a bike ride away!

                Aekingerzand - just a bike ride away!

              • Wide open spaces......

                Wide open spaces......

              • Archaeological museum in Diever

                Archaeological museum in Diever

              • Windmill, Diever

                Windmill, Diever

              • One of the many restaurants & bars nearby

                One of the many restaurants & bars nearby

              • Moorland, forest, sand dunes...

                Moorland, forest, sand dunes...

              • The farmhouse in winter

                The farmhouse in winter

              • The nearby national park

                The nearby national park

              • Via cornfields to 5,000 year old megalithic tombs

                Via cornfields to 5,000 year old megalithic tombs

              • The Shakespeare restaurant in the village

                The Shakespeare restaurant in the village

              • Peace and tranquility - Diever

                Peace and tranquility - Diever

              • 'Under the Oaks' in full bloom

                'Under the Oaks' in full bloom

              • Fields with fresh vegetable stall - adjacent to 'Under the Oaks'

                Fields with fresh vegetable stall - adjacent to 'Under the Oaks'

              • Bicycle path alongside 'Under the Oaks'

                Bicycle path alongside 'Under the Oaks'

              • Picnic in the vast national parks

                Picnic in the vast national parks

              • Race in Diever

                Race in Diever

              • Market day in Diever

                Market day in Diever

              • Rural Drenthe

                Rural Drenthe

              • A snowed-in Diever village

                A snowed-in Diever village

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              €119 - €363 per night (EUR)

              5 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 12

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