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British/Dutch Owned Former Farmhouse Adjacent to Beautiful Drenthe National Park

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'Under the Oaks' - a farmhouse dating from 1836

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Last updated: 01/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Farmhouse
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Sleeps up to 12 (max. 10 adults). Village location - biking, hiking, horseriding

‘Under the Oaks’ vacation farmhouse - an historic building dating from 1836 (the farm is no longer operational, so there is no livestock present)


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 box spring beds as well as washbasins in the twin bedrooms upstairs. The large double bedroom comes with a box spring 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

- 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, juice, cold meat and wine.
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!


Accessibility:

- 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.

- We do advertise on many holiday home sites, including those operated by agencies with a 'live' instant booking function. Certain dates (especially around Easter, in Summer and Christmas/New Year) can be very popular, with some dates booked more than a year in advance. At certain times of the year many people are looking for the same dates. In order to avoid any disappointment, please ask us to hold your dates on option for you, if you are unable to confirm immediately.

Please contact us with any questions you may have about the farmhouse, Diever, Drenthe or anything at all to do with the Netherlands!

Owner

Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, dutch
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

Property Type

  • Farmhouse
  • 4845 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • 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...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well-behaved pets can be accommodated with prior notice. Pet fee is €20 per pet/per stay...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

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

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

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  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

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  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

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  • Description of sleeping capacity: //////////////////// Sleeps 12 (maximum 10 adults). There are also cots for additional babies. 5 bedrooms /////////////////// Notes on bedrooms: /////////////////// 1 double bedroom - King Size box spring bed complete with LCD TV/DVD player (ground floor) /////////////////// 4 twin bedrooms upstairs (1 bedroom with TV/DVD). 3 of these bedrooms with box-spring beds and washbasins (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, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 2: toilet

    Upstairs washroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Basin/mirror, cupboards, large shower, toilet is separate...moreless

  • Complete with a large double swing-door shower cubicle, basin, cupboards complete with hand/-bath towels/washcloths and soap (ground floor) Separate Washrooms/WCs (ground and first floors)...moreless

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, juice, cereal, cold meat and wine. If you would like anything else in particular to be included, please let us know ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Bookcase on the upstairs landing containing a selection of English-language books ...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

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

  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Music Library:

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

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Stereo:

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

  • Television:

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

  • Toys:

    There are 3 toy cupboards full with toys for children of all ages! There are also board games for the whole family...moreless

  • Video Library:

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

Theme

  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    One of the best kept secrets of the Netherlands is at your doorstep - the vast national parks of Drenthe, with their varied landscape of forest, heathland, shifting sands and river valley grasslands...moreless

  • Village:

    Diever has just been voted by Dutch consumers as being 1 of 4 of the best places to holiday in the Netherlands, due to the beauty of the surrounding countryside and the friendliness of the people here...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Very large main dining table which can be extended even further for extra guests! There is also an oval dining table (which is also extendable if needed)...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

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

  • Internet:

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

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Beds are all made up prior to arrival. If you need fresh linen during your stay, then just let us know! ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Very large living area with seating for 12 (4 sofas). LCD TV (with BBC/US channels), DVD player (with DVDs), radio / CD player (with CDs), books & tourist information (in English). Toys & board games....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking:

    Parking for up to 3 vehicles on site....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Ample off-street parking...moreless

  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided:

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

  • Washing Machine:

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

  • Wireless Internet:

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

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker:

    2 Coffee makers (filter system & Senseo pad) and kettle...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Comprehensive range of cooking utensils is provided...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Dishwasher:

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

  • Freezer:

    Full-size refrigerator / freezer...moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Dining area for up to 12 people. 4-ring gas stove & extractor fan, electric oven/grill, microwave/grill, fridge/freezer, toaster and coffee makers (pads & filter). Cutlery, crockery, pans & utensils....moreless

  • Microwave:

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

  • Oven:

    Grill/Oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

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

  • Refrigerator:

    Full-size refrigerator / freezer...moreless

  • Stove:

    4-ring gas stove & extractor fan...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Toaster ...moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • 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 for hire or cruise....moreless

  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

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

  • Golf:

    There is an 18-hole golf course available in Havelte ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Shared gardens at the rear of the farmhouse with trampoline available...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal BBQ available...moreless

  • Patio
  • Terrace
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 06 - Feb 09 2017
Jan 6 - Feb 9, 2017
2 night min stay
$135 $317
Fri, Sat
$943
Feb 10 - Mar 02 2017
Feb 10 - Mar 2, 2017
2 night min stay
$182 $403
Fri, Sat
$1,274
Mar 03 - Mar 30 2017
Mar 3 - Mar 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$133 $315
Fri, Sat
$932
Mar 31 - Apr 13 2017
Mar 31 - Apr 13, 2017
2 night min stay
$182 $397
Fri, Sat
$1,274
Apr 14 - Apr 20 2017
Apr 14 - Apr 20, 2017
3 night min stay
$206 $397
Fri, Sat
$1,445
Apr 21 - Apr 27 2017
Apr 21 - Apr 27, 2017
2 night min stay
$182 $397
Fri, Sat
$1,274
Apr 28 - May 18 2017
Apr 28 - May 18, 2017
2 night min stay
$182 $315
Fri, Sat
$1,274
May 19 - May 25 2017
May 19 - May 25, 2017
2 night min stay
$182 $397
Fri, Sat
$1,274
May 26 - Jun 08 2017
May 26 - Jun 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$206 $397
Fri, Sat
$1,445
Jun 09 - Jun 22 2017
Jun 9 - Jun 22, 2017
2 night min stay
$182 $397
Fri, Sat
$1,274
Jun 23 - Aug 24 2017
Jun 23 - Aug 24, 2017
3 night min stay
$206 $397
Fri, Sat
$1,445
Aug 25 - Oct 26 2017
Aug 25 - Oct 26, 2017
2 night min stay
$182 $397
Fri, Sat
$1,274
Oct 27 - Dec 21 2017
Oct 27 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$132 $315
Fri, Sat
$932
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 04 2018
Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2018
4 night min stay
$206 $397
Fri, Sat
$1,445
Jan 05 - 25 Jan 2018
Jan 5 - Jan 25, 2018
2 night min stay
$135 $317
Fri, Sat
$943
Jan 26 - Feb 08 2018
Jan 26 - Feb 8, 2018
2 night min stay
$135 $315
Fri, Sat
$943
Feb 09 - Mar 01 2018
Feb 9 - Mar 1, 2018
2 night min stay
$182 $403
Fri, Sat
$1,269
Mar 02 - Mar 29 2018
Mar 2 - Mar 29, 2018
2 night min stay
$133 $315
Fri, Sat
$932
Mar 30 - Apr 05 2018
Mar 30 - Apr 5, 2018
3 night min stay
$205 $397
Fri, Sat
$1,434
Apr 06 - Apr 19 2018
Apr 6 - Apr 19, 2018
2 night min stay
$182 $397
Fri, Sat
$1,269
Apr 20 - Apr 26 2018
Apr 20 - Apr 26, 2018
2 night min stay
$182 $315
Fri, Sat
$1,269
Apr 27 - May 10 2018
Apr 27 - May 10, 2018
2 night min stay
$182 $397
Fri, Sat
$1,269
May 11- May 24 2018
May 11 - May 24, 2018
3 night min stay
$205 $397
Fri, Sat
$1,434
May 25 - May 31 2018
May 25 - May 31, 2018
2 night min stay
$182 $315
Fri, Sat
$1,269
Jun 01 - Jun 21 2018
Jun 1 - Jun 21, 2018
2 night min stay
$182 $397
Fri, Sat
$1,269
Jun 22 - Aug 23 2018
Jun 22 - Aug 23, 2018
3 night min stay
$205 $397
Fri, Sat
$1,434
Aug 24 - Oct 25 2018
Aug 24 - Oct 25, 2018
2 night min stay
$182 $397
Fri, Sat
$1,269
Oct 26 - Nov 01 2018
Oct 26 - Nov 1, 2018
2 night min stay
$133 $397
Fri, Sat
$932
Nov 02 - Dec 20 2018
Nov 2 - Dec 20, 2018
2 night min stay
$133 $315
Fri, Sat
$932
Dec 21 2018 - Jan 03 2019
Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2019
4 night min stay
$205 $397
Fri, Sat
$1,434
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$205 $397
Fri, Sat
$1,434

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Pet Fee $21.36

Notes:

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

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

- Bookings made within 6 weeks of arrival date - deduct 15%


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Calendar

Last updated: 01/21/2017
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Location

  • Drents-Friese Wold

    "'Under the Oaks' is just a 10-minute walk away from the entrance to one of the largest areas..."

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  • Dwingelderveld

    "The largest moorland in Europe - 3,692 hectares - with its 60 kms of walking trails and 40 ..."

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  • Giethoorn

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

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  • Borger

    "More than 5,000 years ago a peasant tribe erected impressive tombs, which for thousands of y..."

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  • Orvelte

    "The museum village of Orvelte. Go back in history to a village as it was hundreds of years a..."

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  • Westerbork

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

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100 Miles
Nearest Airport
Amsterdam Schiphol
0.15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Diever
140 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Hoek of Holland / Rotterdam Europort
9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Havelte
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Beilen
7.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Dwingeloo / Spier (A28)
0.15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Diever
55 Miles
Nearest Beach
Friesland

Car: Recommended

Other Attractions & Activities:

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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.

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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.

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Westerbork -

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

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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.

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Giethoorn -

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

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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.

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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. David has twenty-five years experience in tourism, having worked for several major airlines, tour operators and business travel agencies. We have advertised our holiday farmhouse rental property with VRBO/Homeaway since 2010 and also list our vacation home on many of the other major vacation home rental sites. Please see us on Facebook ('Under Oaks'), where we can also be contacted. Secure credit card payments accepted via PayPal or via the Homeaway online payment system.

Why the Owner Chose Diever, Netherlands:
In 2004, here in the small Drenthe village of Diever, we found the perfect location for a holiday farmhouse. The property was originally the site of a very popular B&B, which operated from 1972 until 2004 (at which point the previous owners decided that it was time to retire!) We have discovered the most idyllic spot in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Being situated between two National Parks (including the largest area of moorland in Europe at 'Dwingelderveld') allowing for many recreational activities, yet with close proximity to the motorway network making for easy day trips to other parts of the Netherlands and the German border, which is less than an hour away. If we can provide you with any local knowledge to make sure that you have the most perfect holiday then please contact us.

The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse:
Centrally located in Diever village. Within walking distance of a supermarket, bakery, 6 restaurants, chemist, newsagents, many souvenir shops, a bike rental shop and an archaeological museum. We are just a short walk/bike ride away from the nearby 'Drents-Friese' forest. The farmhouse, situated adjacent to fields and a bicycle path running alongside, can comfortably accommodate up to 10 adults. Smaller groups are most welcome (see our discounts of up to 20%). You will be amazed by the many attractions in the area. The outstanding natural beauty of Drenthe is 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


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Speaks: english, dutch
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/21/2017

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Photos

  • 'Under the Oaks'  - a farmhouse dating from 1836

    'Under the Oaks' - a farmhouse dating from 1836

  • 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

  • Bicycle path alongside 'Under the Oaks'

    Bicycle path alongside 'Under the Oaks'

  • 'Under the Oaks' in full bloom

    'Under the Oaks' in full bloom

  • One of the many restaurants & bars nearby

    One of the many restaurants & bars nearby

  • Market day in Diever

    Market day in Diever

  • Moorland, forest, sand dunes...

    Moorland, forest, sand dunes...

  • Race in Diever

    Race in Diever

  • Archaeological museum in Diever

    Archaeological museum in Diever

  • Windmill, Diever

    Windmill, Diever

  • The farmhouse in winter

    The farmhouse in winter

  • 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

    Kitchen

  • Miles and miles of sand, heathland and forest.....

    Miles and miles of sand, heathland and forest.....

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

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

  • Peace and tranquility - Diever

    Peace and tranquility - Diever

  • Aekingerzand - just a bike ride away!

    Aekingerzand - just a bike ride away!

  • Rural Drenthe

    Rural Drenthe

  • Picnic in the vast national parks

    Picnic in the vast national parks

  • Even the bulb fields are just down the road!

    Even the bulb fields are just down the road!

  • A snowed-in Diever village

    A snowed-in Diever village

VRBO #366540

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Saturday, January 21, 2017

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