'Under the Oaks' - the real Netherlands
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Farmhouse | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
'Under the Oaks' holiday farmhouse - an historic building dating from 1836 (the farm is no longer operational, so there is no livestock present). Sleeps up to 12 (max. 10 adults). In a village located between 3 National Parks.
** Up to 20% year-round discount for smaller parties - discounts are automatically quoted depending on your party size! **
The holiday 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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Friesland 90 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Amsterdam Schiphol 164 km, Nearest railway: Beilen 19 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (8), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Trampoline|
|Further details indoors|
1 double bedroom with king-size bed with TV/DVD player (on ground floor).
3 twin bedrooms with 2 twin beds (on first floor / all complete with wash basin / including TV/DVD player in 1 bedroom).
1 single bedroom with 1 single bed and 1 extra rollaway visitor's bed (on first floor).
2 foldable beds( suitable for children or smaller 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)
Large 'American-style' shower room with basin (ground floor). Separate WCs (ground and first floors).
The kitchen has dining area for up to 12 people, includes a 4 ring gas stove, an electric grill/oven, a microwave/grill, fridge/freezer, toaster and coffee maker. There is a double set of cutlery, and a complete set of crockery, pans and utensils.
The utility area has a large capacity washing machine and dishwasher.
Large living room with LCD TV (including BBC), DVD player with a selection of DVDs, radio and CD player, plus a CD collection. There are children's toys and board games, plus comprehensive tourist information available.
Bookcase on the upstairs landing containing a selection of English-language books.
Downstairs cupboard with iron and ironing-board, vacuum cleaner and a collapsible drying rack. There is also a tumble-dryer available.
The farmhouse is fully centrally heated for a winter stay, while standing fans are provided for use during summer.
|Further details outdoors|
There is ample off street parking.
For your use there is a private patio with chairs, tables and parasol supplied, plus gardens with a trampoline (shared).
Bicycle-hire is available locally (which can also be arranged before arrival), with secure storage on site.
Prices are for the property per week in Euros
We are completely flexible on changeover days
Earliest arrival time: 4.00 pm.
Latest departure time: 10.00 a.m.
It is our pleasure to be of assistance to you during your stay and our priority to make sure that you will have a pleasant holiday in our farmhouse. We are happy to offer any help on preparing your trip. Please email with any questions you may have about the farmhouse, Diever, Drenthe or anything at all to do with the Netherlands!
About this location
Drenthe Province region
- 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).
Ameland island -
A ferry service runs from Holwerd, Friesland (45 mins/cat -120 mins/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 mins).
The ports are around 1 1/2 hours from Diever.
There is also an 18-hole golf course available in Havelte (14km/9 miles away).
Sailing and fishing can be enjoyed at Giethoorn (the Venice of the North). The provincial capital at Assen is just 25 minutes away. While Emmen (with its world-famous zoo), the city of Groningen (shop till you drop) and the German border are all less than an hour's drive away
For the children, there are 18 funparks in the surrounding area. More than 25 museums will provide an interest to each member of the family (yes, there's even a museum of comic books!)
Diversity on your doorstep: Diever is placed 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 lie just 15 minutes away by car!
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.
'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. There are 32 marked walks and numerous cycle paths.
Also situated close by to National Park Dwingelderveld -3,692 hectares (9,120 acres) - with its 60 kms (37 miles) of walking trails and 40 kms (25 miles) of bicycle paths.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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28 Sep 2014
"Even the weather was perfect!"
Owners David and Monique couldn't have been more helpful. Not only did we receive clear instructions on how to find the property, they also greeted us with a welcome pack of food and drink to see us through our first day and night. This is spacious and well maintained accommodation in a beautiful part of Holland. The property is perfectly positioned for exploring the fantastic local countryside or as a base for discoveries further afield. The owners really made our stay perfect; they even proved some great late September weather! This is certainly a place we'll want to visit again.
2 Sep 2014
"Ideal Base for North Holland"
Thank you for a lovely, relaxing break. We've had a wonderful time discovering this part of the Netherlands and love this little village. There was still so much more to discover. Many thanks to our hosts for all their help and advice. The children have loved the freedom of cycling safely (the routes are there, now we need to work on their 'road awareness'!). The village has lots of little restaurants and shops- with a supermarket not 100 metres down the road. A trip to the ice cream shop is a must- fabulous with late opening times too! Many thanks to David and Monique for also requesting decent weather for us!
15 Aug 2014
"Picturesque Diever....Hidden Treasure in the Netherlands"
Traveled to Diever with my father and four teenage daughters. From the moment we arrived, the owners went above and beyond to cater to our jet lag, as well as help with determining an itinerary for our stay. We rented bikes in Diever and enjoyed a day in the forest exploring, not to mention the ice cream shop we encountered. Home is very well maintained, allowing for plenty of room for our large group. Kitchen was much appreciated to help curb spending and eating out so frequently. After spending a day in the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, it was a welcome reprieve to return to the calmness of Diever. Plenty of restaurants around most within walking distance, which provide a large variety of fare....hoping to visit again soon.!
11 Jul 2014
"Farmhouse in Diever in the middle of the Netherlands."
Our hosts went above and beyond to make our stay the best it could be. They genuinely wanted us to have a great trip. The house was perfect for my loud family of 12. Thanks for everything and if I eve… More
22 Apr 2014
"Comforts of home"
We were very happy with our stay at Under the Oak. After long days of tour the Netherlands it quickly became a home away from home. Very economical for this family of 7 and married daughter and grandp… More
10 Sep 2013
"By far the best rental experience I've ever had!"
I have never taken the time to write a review for any of the many rental properties I have stayed. I have always been pleased and happy, but the owners of this property made our experience unforgetta… More
10 Sep 2013
"Home Away From Home"
This is the third time we have stayed at Under The Oaks in Diever! We absolutely enjoy the gracious hospitality of owners David and Monique, the idyllic surroundings and the home itself. The owners al… More
2 Aug 2012
"Wonderful accommodation and great location"
The farmhouse has everything you could want, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Beds were lovely. Very spacious and roomy. David and family, the owners who live at the back of the accommodation, could not have been more helpful, giving us a tour of the village and finding out anything we wanted to know, and the welcome package was very generous. David arranged the hire of bikes for us, which I would recommend, as the area is beautiful and very flat. Would recommend this accommodation to anybody. Thank you very much - we had a very special holiday.
10 Jul 2012
"i highly recommend this accomodation and location"
very friendly owners couldnt do enough for us.great base 20 minutes to assen race track .very clean and tidy. very nice villageplenty of good resturants in walking distance.supermarket 2 minute walk … More
4 Jul 2012
"Ideal location and warm welcome in spacious house."
Your hosts are welcoming, friendly, attentive and helpful without being obtrusive. The front of the property is for holiday let and easily accommodated seven adults, three small children and an infant. The separate kitchen has a breakfast table and also a large family dining table for the adults. In the large lounge there is plenty of easy seating along with TV etc. and a full toy cupboard for the children. The windows look out onto the street and you can glimpse the world go by (not noisy or an intrusion). A ground floor bedroom is handy to give a little separation from the large bedrooms upstairs. There is a little side garden for sitting out or BBQs and sufficient parking for our three cars.
Diever is a charming small village in the attractive Drenthe region and has some small shops, restaurants, cafes and take-a-ways for your holiday needs, all within walking distance. We recommend local bicycle hire, canal boat rides and walks in the woods, all of which your host can arrange.
Our concerns over only one shower room were overcome by a little flexibility and the use of washbasins in some bedrooms. There are separate loos upstairs and on the ground floor, which helps. The stairs are steep and open to one side, so care is needed, especially with small children and the gate on the drive helps keep them off the street.
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