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220 year old monument - The Vorderhuus

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Fireplace
  • children welcome



The Vorderhuus

The Vorderhuus is the traditional residential area the small farmer with his family lived about 220 years ago. Although everything has been extensively refurbished and partly rebuilt, a lot of old buildings could be maintained - as the wonderful East Frisian room-door with the blue frieze-glass corners. The room layout was retained - surely it once was neither kitchen nor bathroom. So today's bathroom was reclaimed from the former stables.

Upstairs the Vorderhuus', which today features a gorgeous bedroom, once was a storage for hay and straw for the cattle - and fuel for the stove.

Today it is a wonderful dream here - even with the windows open you exprience pure tranquility. Of course, thank to the high-quality 7-zone mattress that we offer in all our homes. (Just look at all the website, for example, our only a few kilometres away Burnhuus is worth a holiday.)

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About the property

220 year old monument

Property Manager
Ellen Sarrazin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: german
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2017

About Ellen Sarrazin

We are 'newcomers' in Ostfriesland are, we got stuck in this region on a holiday. We have a passion for the culture of architecture, which you certainly will notice by our offer. We want to bring together two sides: the preservation of old houses and sophisticated residences during the holidays. We know it works. Look around s. We already are living it as an experience.

Ellen Sarrazin purchased this house in 2009

Why Ellen Sarrazin chose Krummhörn

For us, it was love at first sight. It will remain an unforgettable holiday for you just by having lived here. In a house that breathes the rustic atmosphere of the time, when there were no cars, nobody even had a bike, and there was still no electric power. We have removed the differences between the past and present in terms of the living quality largely. The Huus Campen offers the cosy proximity to the time of our ancestors, but also the very comfortable living standard of today. Up to the dishwasher.

What makes this house unique

With us you do not have to pick up a key; we welcome you personally. Our homes are houses for friends. Even in the time of your stay we are here for you. And while you can expect surprises with many other landlords, in particular with extra costs (for linen, towels, electricity, gas, water, internet) - not so with us. From the beginning we give you the complete price with no mark-ups for anything. And everything is included. The final cleaning etc.

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Die Preise gelten bei einer Belegung mit 2 Personen. Jede weitere Person zahlt pauschal 100 Euro/Woche. Kleinkinder, die noch im Reisebettchen schlafen, wohnen kostenfrei. Gern stellen wir Kinderbettchen plus Wäsche sowie Hochstuhl zur Verfügung. (Unsere Reisebettchen sind bis max. 2,5 Jahre nutzbar bei einer Liegefläche von 120 x 60 cm.) Für das Servicepaket berechnen wir 50 Euro pauschal.


Campen House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 82 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • Shower, washbasin, toilet, hair dryer, hand and bath towels are plentiful available, of course, bathmat, bathrobes are there as well. Everything for home use. The basic equipment for the first few daysis also there, like toilet paper and soap. And also very pleasant: The bathroom has a window for ventilation.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Like sleeping on clouds on a 7-zone mattress.
    'Upkammer' with great “Kajütbett” - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Like sleeping on clouds on a 7-zone mattress.
    Butzenbett (= alcove) in the room - 1 twin/ single , Because it is so romantic, some guests like to sleep here
  • In the Upkammer on the ground floor level there is a bedroom, which is very suitable for two persons. But only if nocturnal escapades do not interfere with the partners: The bed is not freestanding, but nestled on three sides by the walls. The Upkammer is a space that was built in the old East Frisian houses on a kind of semi-basement. This was traditionally a cellar (served as a fridge), but you could not go very deep into the earth - because of the high water table. Anyway, you could permit Upkammern only at houses that have been built in a village warf like Campen. This means houses that have been built on a hill due to constant flooding. These are the actual heart pieces of Ostfriesland. The Upkammer was a kind of levelling for the subjacent half basement, therefore it has a lower ceiling. If you are interested in old houses, you will already be fascinated by the history.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 3 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Huus Campen is an over 220 year old former farm worker’s cottage. In the front house, in most modest conditions, lived the farm worker with his mostly large family. And because he could not make a living for his family, with his normal 10-12 working hours, at least six days a week, he kept animals in the barn behind the Vorderhuus (today Achterhuus). If you look at the dimensions of Huus Campen, it can not have been much: maybe a few pigs, a cow, a few chickens, ducks and a few sheep. The Huus Campen with its poor structure is dating from Napoleonic times, with only some masonry, without any sanitary facilities, and was orphaned early 1980s after the death of the last owner. The late 80s threatened with demolition. An Emden architect renovated the house. With our acquisition in 2009 we modernized it to its present state.


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

The Vorderhuus
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Erholung pur

  • 5 of 5

Dieses wunderschön restaurierte Häuschen mit viel Liebe zum Detail verbindet den Charme von Urgroßmutters Zeiten mit allem modernen Komfort, den man für einen erholsamen Urlaub braucht.

Selbst Fahrräder sind vorort, um sich in die ostfriesische Weite zu wagen..auch bei typisch durchwachsenem Wetter.

Außerdem ist Campen ein guter Standort, um Ostfriesland zu erkunden, sei es in die "Metropolen" Emden oder Leer, oder auf die Inseln Juist und Norderney. Auf dem Weg nach Greetsiel lohnt sich ein Abstecher zum "Ottoturm".

Die netten Vermieter stehen stets mit Rat und Tat zur Seite !

Wir kommen gerne wieder.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Lüttje horn
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
North Sea
Car: recommended

Campen in a small village (about 550 inhabitants), located about 2 kilometres from the North Sea. How old it is nobody knows for sure. But there in the village, a beautiful church from the 13th century gives an idea on which historical paths you move in the old village, which was once created to protect against floods on a hill (Warf village). The 200 year old Huus Campen is located directly next to the old church. Holiday in this village offers two options: to dive in forabsolute rest or active recreation. The location of the Campen site is in the heart of East Friesland, 16 kilometres from the bustling harbor town of Emden and 12 kilometres from the fishing village Greetsiel, where you can undertake beautiful bike rides (bikes are free). And the beach also has a lot going on: There are among other things, a surf school where you can learn, kite surfing for example. Huge fun for people who want more.

Other Activities: Kite surfing - even for beginners

Golf: golf courses, there are two: the Lütetsburg Castle (in the north) and in Wiesmoor.


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