Diever farmhouse rental - Downstairs double bedroom
Downstairs double bedroom
 
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • 1 Bathroom
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
 

Diever Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description
5 Bedrooms (Sleeps 10-12), situated in village located between 3 National Parks

‘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

Accommodation: Sleeps up to 12 persons (maximum of 10 adults). There are also cots for additional babies.

** 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, neolithic stones and the Drents-Friese forest.

- 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 -

The ferry to Terschelling leaves from Franeker, Friesland (45 mins ferry crossing).

Ameland -

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

Schiermonnikoog -

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. Please email with any questions you may have!

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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 & Monique Samson purchased this farmhouse in 2004

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 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.

25 Reviews of Property 366540 in Diever , Netherlands

Farmhouse in beautiful rural Diever, Drenthe - Come Visit the Real Netherlands
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews
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Farmhouse in beautiful rural Diever, Drenthe - Come Visit the Real Netherlands
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Diever Westerveld
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  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2008
  • Stayed: Nov 2008
"Fantastic property in a fantastic location. We had a great time and would love to return."
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Farmhouse in beautiful rural Diever, Drenthe - Come Visit the Real Netherlands
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p366540vb
+31 521594187
Diever Westerveld
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  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
"The accomidations were perfect for a family of nine. The location was ideal for biking Drenthe which is why we came to the Diever area. David and Monique couldnt have been better hosts, they helped us through our stay in so many ways to make sure we enjoyed our vacation instead of having to do household chores. They took care of us well beyond our expectations. I would not only recommend Under the Oaks to friends, but we hope to go back again in our future. Gary Rast"
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Farmhouse in beautiful rural Diever, Drenthe - Come Visit the Real Netherlands
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p366540vb
+31 521594187
Diever Westerveld
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  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
"The property was very good and David and Monique were very nice and very helpful. I would recomend this accomodation to anyone."
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Farmhouse in beautiful rural Diever, Drenthe - Come Visit the Real Netherlands
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p366540vb
+31 521594187
Diever Westerveld
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  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
"I'd just like to say on behalf of my family how much we all enjoyed our break in Diever. The weather definitely helped of course, but the accomodation was superb and you both make fantastic hosts."
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Farmhouse in beautiful rural Diever, Drenthe - Come Visit the Real Netherlands
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p366540vb
+31 521594187
Diever Westerveld
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  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
"Sylia & I cant thank you enough for making our family holiday a very special time for all of us. After to having postpone our vacation a year due to the accident we had & your help in getting it rescheduled, it was as if we had known you both for a few years. For all your help to us & our children is just hard to say thanks, from all of us. The farm house, location in Drenthe, was perfect for all the biking we wanted to do. Your house was very comfortable for all nine of us and your help with bike, train, restaurant and the local open-air Shakespeare theater reservations we greatly appreciated! This being our 5th trip to bike Holland, we have seen a lot of the country, but Drenthe will remain our favorite & we shall return. After a month here we still hate to leave. Under the Oaks we will recommend to all interested in really seeing rural Holland. From all of the Rast family who so much enjoyed our stay, we say thanks for making it so through your hospitality. With our best regards, Gary & Sylvia Rast, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA"
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Farmhouse in beautiful rural Diever, Drenthe - Come Visit the Real Netherlands
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p366540vb
+31 521594187
Diever Westerveld
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  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2008
  • Stayed: Jun 2008
"We were more than pleased with the spacious, clean, welcoming feeling that we expereinced from start to finsh. David and Monique were most helpful, accomodating and informative in regards to any questions that we had. The arrival package was most apprecative. We already have recommended to our friends this lovely renatal property and are planning on returning ourselves in the near future. What a wonderful way to experince the Dutch way of life, culture and hospitality"
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Farmhouse in beautiful rural Diever, Drenthe - Come Visit the Real Netherlands
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p366540vb
+31 521594187
Diever Westerveld
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  • Submitted: May 14, 2008
  • Stayed: May 2008
"The owner David and his family was very welcoming, he had lots of info on things to do and see in the local area. The welcome pack was very useful and the house was more than adequately stocked for four adults and two babies. It was a great first family holiday and we hope to return in the future We really enjoyed our first holiday in Holland"
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Farmhouse in beautiful rural Diever, Drenthe - Come Visit the Real Netherlands
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p366540vb
+31 521594187
Diever Westerveld
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  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
"This is a charming farmhouse, but conveniently located in a very walkable village. Everything was both functional and comfortable. Probably the best feature is the gracious helpfulness of the owners who live nearby. We arrived late in the evening and they had thoughtfully stocked the kitchen with the basics for breakfast--a marvelous surprise and well beyond our expectations. Throughout the stay they were very wiling to provide local knowledge and tips for things to do. We would definitely stay there again!"
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Farmhouse in beautiful rural Diever, Drenthe - Come Visit the Real Netherlands
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p366540vb
+31 521594187
Diever Westerveld
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  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
"A very low carbon footprint holiday! Beautiful countryside, just a cycle ride in every direction. Thank you for all your suggestions. We have been to some very different places, and only wish we had time to visit them all. Thank you for a warm welcome and a relaxing stay. Susan, Aidan, Frank & Rose. Wonderful holiday home and a great welcome. Thank you very much - we will recommend it to friends in England! Best wishes, Bridget, Mike & Anna Broadhurst"
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Farmhouse in beautiful rural Diever, Drenthe - Come Visit the Real Netherlands
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p366540vb
+31 521594187
Diever Westerveld
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  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2007
  • Stayed: Aug 2007
"Our second year at "Under the Oaks" and again highly recommended. Both David and Monique made us welcome from the start with the welcome pack and friendly greeting. The accommodation and area are excellent for a break in very friendly Netherlands."
Helpful votes: 2/2