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Rural and Quiet 90 Van Gogh's Paintings just a bike ride away.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A privately situated light-filled thatched-roof cottage with three bedrooms.

Situated on a large parcel of land offering privacy and solitude in the heart of a small village, the cottage is ideal for two to four adult guests. There are two large bedrooms; one upstairs and one downstairs. There is also a smaller bedroom upstairs that overlooks the back field. Children will also be charmed by the home's storybook appearance and the ample outdoor spaces which include a large stand of trees, a brook and a large field perfect for games of tag and football; all of this and it is still only a 20 minute drive to one of Holland's more cultural larger cities, Arnhem, site of many WWII monuments.

The internationally renowned museum, Kroller Müller, with its sculpture park and important collection of modern art is located just a bike ride away and features beautiful exhibitions along with ninety paintings and drawings by Van Gogh. Zutphen, a very idyllic and intact merchant town along the river IJssel, is where the clock has stopped as far as architecture is concerned but you can get a latte macchiato, a frappecino do your organic food shopping at the local market on Thursday and Saturday. By car, public transportation or on the bike this area of the Netherlands is famous for its forests, historic towns, farmland, horseback riding as well its proximity to culture and city life.

The cottage itself is set on a large parcel of land which functions as a green lung for the town. We want to preserve the area and the premises and look forward to welcoming guests who enjoy the classic ambiance of a cozy home with plenty of peace and quiet. As the manager of the property - and son of the owner - I can offer tailor-made cultural day trips or vacation plans according to your interests; whether you are drawn to contemporary culture, historic sites, or the justly famous Dutch design, craft and architecture, my wife and I look forward to recommending the best and the latest.

Our cottage offers modern amenities and some rusticity: a very comfortable kingsize bed, one bathroom with a shower, excellent heating, a flat screen tv and wifi of course. There is no dishwasher but the kitchen sink offers a lovely view of the woods which makes washing dishes a pleasure!

More Details

Owner
Johan Westenburg
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, dutch
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Johan Westenburg

Our grandfather was a doctor in the small city of Bloemendaal and enjoyed traveling to the rural regions of the Netherlands with his young family for summer vacations. Our father's youthful summers were spent in the cottage and during the war years from 1940-45 he and his friends would ride their bicycles from the city of Deventer to the secluded village of Loenen because food was still plentiful on the farms surrounding the cottage. 1954, the old cottage was razed and a simple, sturdy house was built on the foundations of the old. Our grandmother lived there when we were small children and we would venture out into the fields and woods that seemed to stretch on to infinity. The house is my memory of home in the Netherlands from my youth and it is a pleasure to take care of it. It is not only a good memory but a very special place in the modern world with it's fast pace; this cottage carries the good of the old which is so necessary in the present, a place to retreat to with privacy and the possibility to reconnect with daily life in the city immediately. As a economist and art dealer, I enjoy the peace and quiet and opportunity to connect with people who will enjoy this cottage as much as I do.

Johan Westenburg purchased this cottage in 1934

Why Johan Westenburg chose Apeldoorn

For dreamers and lovers of nature, for partners or families, the Shepherd's Cottage is an idyllic retreat to the 'hissing of summer lawns' and the cool shade of tall trees.

The cottage is a unique little building with the original thatched food, a collection of eclectic heirlooms and other pieces of antique furniture; no Ikea furniture to be found anywhere. The 2+ acres are in town but the house is enveloped in the greenery and protected and private. Looking out over the meadow in the back of the house with the trees surrounding the land bordered by a little stream, it is an adventure for kids and one does not have to leave the premises to have a great day. There are plenty of spots to put your chair and read a book or your Kindle (wifi available of course), there are bikes in the shed, although for longer trips it is recommended to rent a good bike in town.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is a short walk to the requisite amenities but far removed from the hurly-burly of daily life.

Amenities

Bosgebied Loenen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , toilet separate from shower and wash basin
    Bathroom 1 - shower , shower and washbasin, toilet separate
  • One shower with washbasin.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2, upstairs - 2 twin/ single , Looking out over the backyard, this is a quiet sunny room
    Bedroom 3 front of the house - 2 twin/ single , Early morning sun in the front of on the second floor
    Master bedroom 1st floor - 1 king , French doors into the garden and next to the bathroom
  • One bedroom has a king size bed. The other two bedrooms are furnished with two twin size beds with can be joined or separated according to the guest's preferences. There is only one bathroom. Staying with 4 people is ideal.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Rural and Quiet 90 Van Gogh's Paintings just a bike ride away.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 12 reviews
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Goede uitvalsbasis voor tripjes naar de Veluwe

  • 4 of 5

Sfeervolle woning aan de rand van Loenen met een zeer royale tuin biedt een goede uitvalsbasis voor wandelingen in de omgeving of tripjes naar het Kröller Möller museum, de Apenheul of Apeldoorn. Wie rust zoekt vindt het hier.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice

  • 4 of 5

+ Lovely little house. Ideal for dog owners. Not particularly comfortable but everything you need is available. A nice view of the garden from the living room. Nature, Paleis Het Loo, Kröller Müller museum.

- The kingsize bed in the master bedroom downstairs is nothing more than a mattress on a wooden plate that serves as the top of a self-made storage cabinet, no slatted or mash base. This makes sleeping very uncomfortable. The second night we had to go sleep on the first floor in the single beds. That is a pity if you have a romantic stay in mind.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the feedback about the master bedroom; the firm natural latex mattress and Kewlox cabinetry is a bit modern and severe for some guests. We plan to make another sleeping arrangement upstairs in the spring for those who prefer something softer.
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5

hollanders august

  • 5 of 5

Great place to be , great house everything there , warm welcome , beds made up heating on, just perfect.Nature all around for walks on the bike, Kröller Müller museum and park a must do.Shops and Restaurants around the corner.

Quiet place to be and still everything around.

We will come back next year.

Thanks a lot

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to get away from it all. A secluded setting makes you feel that you are miles away from everything when in reality, you are just a short bike ride to grocery stores, great restaurants and many cultural sites. Everything you need is on site. A rustic hideaway with modern conveniences. Just a wonderful place to curl up with a good book and feel like you are part of nature with the great views.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Dutch Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is the place that you want to stay if you are looking for a real "Dutch" experience. Located in a very small village, but still close to the major cities of Apeldoorn and Arnhem, the "Schaapskooi" (Sheeps' Pen") is a fully modernized, comfortable home-away-from-home. The owners have made sure to have every convenience available for their guests. We were always excited to return to this thatched-roof cottage after our travels around eastern Holland.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Wilma van der Poel.

What a wonderful location and house with everything you need. And a great garden, the dog has also enjoyed it. Lovely walks on the Loenermark a beautiful nature reserve, we have also seen a deer.

It was super and we will be happy to come back

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
115 Kilometres
Amsterdam (Schiphol Airport)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
<www.descherpenbergh.nl>
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
NS Station Apeldoorn
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
A50, A1, A30
Nearest Restaurant
600 Metres
Zilven
Car: recommended

Starting in 1934, the Shepherd's Cottage was the summer retreat of our grandparents and has been a part of our family's summers ever since. In 1954, our grandparents redesigned the cottage to accommodate year-round living. A retired physician, our grandfather started a rural practice and our grandmother was active in the community, the house remains a historic place in Loenen.

The cottage is situated on 2+ acres surrounded by trees and a small stream and straight across from the farm road into the fields.

Early morning walks passing the horses and Icelandic Ponies when the sun comes up is just magical.

The patio at the house has catches the sun most of the day and into the evenings. In summer it is daylight well into the evening and you will be able to enjoy outdoor dining, sipping a glass of wine or playing in the garden until 11pm. Always bring layered clothing since the evenings are cool. A great mild climate all year round, there is no necessity for air-conditioning in the Netherlands, summer nights are perfectly pleasant..

The world famous museum Kroller-Muller is within a half hour by car or an hour on the bike.

<en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kröller-Müller_Museum>

Van Gogh paintings and a great outdoor sculpture collection are just some of the attractions. <www.treks.org/06hub_huntinglodge.htm>

The Hubertus Slot is built by Berlage and is a national architectural treasure open to the public. Also in the Park Hoge Veluwe is the first underground museum called Museonder ("Museunder")

<www.hogeveluwe.nl/en/plan-your-trip/museonder>,

Fascinating for children and adults alike.

There is a wonderful swimming pool very close by,

In the Netherlands the job of shepherd was reinstated and walking around the woods and moors, you are likely to meet a herd of sheep with the dogs and shepherd doing their work.

A totally different experience can be had by WW2 history buffs visiting Arnhem. There are many WW2 sites to visit. Meanwhile Arnhem is a very sophisticated city 20 minutes by car from Loenen for museums, dining, theaters and movie theaters. It is the home of some great higher cultural education institutions and plays host to one go the best Fashion shows, Theater, Dance and Fine Art. this all makes for a city with young people, cafe's and great shopping in little boutiques.

Loenen is centrally located to visit both Holland and Germany and Belgium.

By car it is just under one hour or to Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam. Brussels, Cologne and frankfort are within the 3 hour range and Paris is a mere 5 hours by car. Of course all these places can be visited by train. Loenen can function as a base for a larger European trip.

It is a wonderful place for optimally 2-4 people of any age, with plenty to do for every-one.

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Rates & Availability

Bosgebied Loenen Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
May 31 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
$817
$2,724
 
 
Fall
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$120
$763
$2,397
 
 
Xmass
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
$817
 
 
Spring
Mar 15 2018 - May 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
$109
$654
$1,961
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
$763
$2,397
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $217.89
Pet Fee $38.13

There are no hidden fees no rental fees for linens and towels, all bedding and towels are provided.

PayPal is preferred. Upon reservation, a 50% is expected. The balance is due upon arrival in cash in euro's.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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