Description of Premises
The “Kamperfoelie” is situated in the residential area “Nieuw Haamstede” It belongs to the town of Burgh Haamstede, municipality Westerschouwen, on the western tip of the island Schouwen. It is enclosed by dunes and a gliderairfield and it is marked bij a nineteenth century lighthouse. The site features three paths through the dunes to wide, empty and clean, sandy beaches and is a protected reserve. The extended and secluded villavillage has about 400 inhabitants. It originated in 1953 after a disastrous gale broke the Zeeland dikes and Schouwen survivors were evacuated to this dry tip of the island. Wooden emergency dwellings –a gift from the Austrian government- were built here for them. After connecting the island with the Brouwersdam as part of the Deltaworks in the seventies –up till then only to be reached by ferry or occasional KLM service- recreation flowered and vacation homes were added.
Our bungalow –built in 1970- has all the modern comfort, is completely furnished, centrally heated and features a simple fireplace. The house is freestanding, situated on a quiet lane. There is a private, children-friendly garden with playground, a furnished terrace and children’s cabin.
The house comprises a living room, a WC, a kitchen, and three bedrooms with two single beds each and with cupboards. The bathroom with bath/shower and WC has two washbasins. The kitchen services eight dining guests and features a U-shaped worktop enclosing a washer/dryer, a double sink with closed waste-sytem, dishwasher, furnace/oven, refrigerator/freezer, and a magnetron. Also available are an electric kitchenmachine, pans for asperagus and fondue, coffeemachine, toaster, waterboiler and winecooler. A first-aid kit can be found in the masterbedroom cupboard. Firewood is stored in the carport.
In the immediate vicinity are extensive dunes and the wooded areas of castle “Haamstede” and of the estates of the crown, all ringed by long and quiet beaches. There is plenty of opportunity for walking, jogging, cycling, tennis and horseriding. Special attractions are minigolf, and gliderflying (as passenger on weekends) at the nearby airstrip. Worthwhile visits in (Nieuw)Haamstede are to the lighthouse, the castle, the pancakemill, the schoolmuseum, while in the neighbourhood to the Renesse resort (disco’s), sailing and (kite)surfing on the Grevelingenmeer (Port Zélande, Brouwersdam), the ferrytram museum at the Punt,Goeree, the lonely churchspire of the drowned town of Koudekerke with the adjacent lobsterfishery of Burgsluis harbor, the nature reserve “Schelphoek” where dikes burst in 1953, the Oosterschelde Delta sluiceworks with the impressive “Neeltje Jans” museum. Trips to the old towns of Zierikzee, Goederede, Veere and Middelburg and the villages Dreischor, Schuddebeurs and Vrouwepolder can be recommended.
In the “in-between” bedroom is documentation available.
Nieuw Haamstede (Zeeland, Netherlands)
Nieuw Haamstede is located in the Kop van Westenschouwen and is particularly popular with tourists who love peace, quiet and nature. The stretched beaches and nature are the main reason for many guests to return regularly to this beautiful part of the Netherlands.
The area was identified as one of the most beautiful places in the Netherlands. Wonderful in all seasons: The ideal place to relax and leave the daily worries behind you. With children, dog or just alone!
The beach nearest to the house is reached by following the approximately 600 m long Vuurtorenpad through the dunes. It is the main access path to the beach. At the foot of the Vuurtorenpad you can park your car or leave your bike. There is a toilet block with foot shower there too.
There is a café-restaurant on the beach which is open during the summer season. You can rent a small beach cabin there where you can leave your belongings.
The beach is not supervised. The commune Schouwen-Duiveland established rules regarding the use of the beach. Dogs are allowed but must be leashed.
Access to the Meeuwen Duinen (220 ha) is limited because it is a natural breeding space for all sorts of birds and other animals. It is forbidden to access this area during the breeding season which is from 15 March to 15 July without a guide to accompany you. At other times you can walk along the marked trail for unforgettable walks.
In Nieuw Haamstede you will find a small supermarket for daily needs, such as fresh bread, etc.
Bike rental and restaurants are also within walking distance.