Under the Oaks
About the home
Our farmhouse will provide all amenities for the most perfect stay in the peaceful village of Diever - an historic Drenthe village - at the heart of rural Netherlands and surrounded by areas of stunning natural beauty. It is just a 10 minute walk to reach the forests of one of the largest National parks in the Netherlands! Perfect for hiking, biking, riding or just picnicking.
The farmhouse has cable TV (including UK and American channels) and there is a selection of films on DVD, as well as a CD collection and English language books. There is also secure wireless internet access throughout the farmhouse.
For children, there are soft toys, games and books available while 2 cots, 2 highchairs, a play-pen and a baby bath will help accommodate our youngest guests.
Comprehensive tourist information covering Diever village and all attractions in the surrounding areas (including those in the nearby provinces of Friesland and Overijssel), as well as most major tourist attractions in the Netherlands is provided.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Friesland, 90km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
|Access:||Car not necessary|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|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 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (7), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 11|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
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 rollaway visitor's bed (on first floor)
Large 'American-style' shower room with basin (ground floor). Separate WCs (ground and first floors)
The kitchen has dining area for up to 10 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 a 'tourist information' point
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 shared gardens (including a trampoline)
For your use there is a private patio with chairs, tables and parasol supplied, plus gardens with a trampoline (shared). A BBQ is available
Bicycle-hire is available locally (which can also be arranged before arrival), with secure storage on site
Guests have exclusive use of the front farmhouse which adjoins the owner's property. The holiday farmhouse is entirely self contained and has its own entrances for full privacy
Please note that the accommodation is non-smoking, although there are ashtrays outside on the terrace
Deposit: 20% within 7 days (1 week) of booking
Balance is due no later than 56 days (8 weeks) before arrival please
Bookings within 8 weeks of arrival date: full payment on confirmed booking
More than 42 days before arrival date - 80% refund
From 41 to 28 days before arrival date - 60% refund
From 27 to 14 day before arrival date - 40% refund
From 13 to 7 day before arrival date - 20% refund
From 6 days to day of arrival date - no refund
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds
Preferred changeover day is on Friday (although we are flexible on changeover days)
Earliest arrival time: 4.00 pm.
Latest departure time: 10.00 a.m.
A complimentary welcome pack will be found on arrival, containing bread, butter, milk, jam, cheese, eggs, sugar, coffee, tea, orange juice and breakfast cereal. If you would like anything else in particular to be included in the welcome pack, please just let us know
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!
The Northern Holland / Drenthe region
The Frisian islands make a great day out with some of the best beaches in the Netherlands. They are around 1 ¼ hour’s drive away, with an onward ferry crossing. Also, there is an 18-hole golf course available in Havelte (14km 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!
The Diever area
Located on the edge of the Drents-Friese Wold (6100 hectares), one of the biggest national parks of the Netherlands, with 32 marked walks and numerous cycle paths. Also situated close by to National Park Dwingelderveld (3692 hectares) - the largest moorland on the European Continent - with its 60 kms of walking trails and 40 kms of bicycle paths Local activities in this area of outstanding natural beauty include walking, bicycling, horse riding and birdwatching Then there's Diever village itself, its restaurants, cafes, shops and supermarket, its 14th Century church and famously renowned for the open-air productions of Shakespeare which have been re-enacted in its forest amphitheatre every Summer since 1946 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 wont be disappointed by this area's rich heritage, its welcoming, English-speaking people and its unending choice of excursions and attractions. Come and visit the real Netherlands!
How to get there
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Diever is easily accessible (2 hrs) from the airports of Amsterdam Schiphol, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, and Groningen Eelde (30 minutes). Budget airlines to Amsterdam include easyjet, flybe and Jet2. Rotterdam from London City (Cityjet). Eindhoven from London Stansted (Ryanair) and London City (Cityjet). To Weeze, Germany (just 90 mins drive) from Edinburgh, Leeds Bradford and London Stansted (Ryanair)
Diever is approximately a 2-hour drive from Rotterdam Europort, Ijmuiden and the Hoek of Holland. A car is recommended (rental cars also available at the above airports) with easy access to Hoogeveen (20 minutes), Assen (25 minutes), Emmen (45 mins) and Groningen. Public transport (bus) just a few minutes walk away with links to the surrounding villages and towns. Nearest train station is at Beilen (20 minutes away), with direct services to Groningen (30 minutes) and Amsterdam Airport (2 hours)
Activities near Diever
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
02 Aug 2012
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
very friendly owners couldnt do enough for us.
great base 20 minutes to assen race track .
very clean and tidy. very nice village
plenty of good resturants in walking... more
04 Jul 2012
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.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|10 May 13||24 May 13||£ 785||£ 112||£ 238||3 Nights|
|24 May 13||28 Jun 13||£ 673||£ 96||£ 174||3 Nights|
|28 Jun 13||30 Aug 13||£ 785||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Aug 13||25 Oct 13||£ 673||£ 96||£ 174||3 Nights|
|25 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 442||£ 63||£ 174||3 Nights|
|1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 442||£ 63||£ 135||3 Nights|
|20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 785||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|10 May 13||24 May 13||£ 820||£ 117||£ 248||3 Nights|
|24 May 13||28 Jun 13||£ 702||£ 100||£ 180||3 Nights|
|28 Jun 13||30 Aug 13||£ 819||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Aug 13||25 Oct 13||£ 708||£ 101||£ 183||3 Nights|
|25 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 465||£ 66||£ 183||3 Nights|
|1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 465||£ 66||£ 142||3 Nights|
|20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 826||-||-||1 Week|
|Prices for group size 10|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|10 May 13||24 May 13||£ 910||£ 130||£ 275||3 Nights|
|24 May 13||28 Jun 13||£ 780||£ 111||£ 200||3 Nights|
|28 Jun 13||30 Aug 13||£ 910||-||-||1 Week|
|30 Aug 13||25 Oct 13||£ 780||£ 111||£ 200||3 Nights|
|25 Oct 13||1 Nov 13||£ 510||£ 73||£ 200||3 Nights|
|1 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 510||£ 73||£ 156||3 Nights|
|20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 910||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Jan 14||7 Feb 14||£ 520||£ 74||£ 160||3 Nights|
|7 Feb 14||7 Mar 14||£ 780||£ 111||£ 205||3 Nights|
|7 Mar 14||4 Apr 14||£ 510||£ 73||£ 156||3 Nights|
|4 Apr 14||18 Apr 14||£ 780||£ 111||£ 200||3 Nights|
|18 Apr 14||25 Apr 14||£ 910||£ 130||£ 275||3 Nights|
|25 Apr 14||30 May 14||£ 780||£ 111||£ 200||3 Nights|
|30 May 14||6 Jun 14||£ 910||£ 130||£ 200||3 Nights|
|6 Jun 14||13 Jun 14||£ 910||£ 130||£ 275||3 Nights|
|13 Jun 14||27 Jun 14||£ 780||£ 111||£ 200||3 Nights|
|27 Jun 14||29 Aug 14||£ 910||-||-||1 Week|
|29 Aug 14||10 Oct 14||£ 780||£ 111||£ 200||3 Nights|
|10 Oct 14||31 Oct 14||£ 510||£ 73||£ 200||3 Nights|
|31 Oct 14||19 Dec 14||£ 510||£ 73||£ 156||3 Nights|
|19 Dec 14||2 Jan 15||£ 910||£ 130||£ 200||3 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
All-Inclusive rates (there are no extras to pay on arrival):
- All bed linen and towels provided (bath/kitchen) -
- All gas, electricity, water, tourist tax and end-of-stay cleaning is included -
- Free welcome pack of groceries on arrival -
** Year-Round discounts ** -
10%- bookings made more than 6 months before arrival.
15% - bookings made within 6 weeks before arrival.
10% - bookings of 14-day duration.
We can accept all major international credit and charge cards, as well as UK debit cards via PayPal, also bank transfers in Sterling or Euros, and UK bank cheques.Book
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