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A majestic country house near to the fishing village of Greetsiel

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Near to Greetsiel you have the sea lapping at your door.

This is an old 1896 farm near to Greetsiel. It was a ruin that may well have been destroyed in a few years time. We have completely revived the house. It is currently a paradise for those who want to spend their holidays in high quality conditions. The barn-conversion apartment measures 135 sq.m. Where once there was a pigsty, there is now a comfortable bedroom. Although we have preserved many original features. Around the barn-conversion you will find a warm living room with a dining area in front of the stable door. Direct your gaze to the gallery where, for example, is the office that could be an ideal place to work for someone who wants to set up their PC. The second open bedroom can also be found on this floor. Remote control activates the scenes that bring the impressive open wooden ceiling beams to life. The apartment has central heating thanks to underfloor heating and a Franklin-style chimney.

There are duck footprints in the stone floor. In Vorderhuus, where a farmer and his family once lived, there is a charming 85 sq.m holiday rental for a maximum of 3 people. It brings together the cosy comfortable kitchen and living room. The central piece is the 200 year old heated column oven that is still in perfect working order. From the kitchen there are spectacular views over the farmland confines of West Friesland. There is also the so-called Butzenzimmer on the ground floor. This was a room where once daily life was played out; cooking, eating and drinking. We have restored the antique Butzenbett ('sleep in a closet'). The floor is original but now also boasts underfloor heating. In the rest of the house, the old bricks have been kept, dried out in the open air - with clear animal prints where many paws have trodden, in the many years that it took to dry the brick. The first floor bedroom is a sight to behold. In short, a stunning unique design.

Hand painted azulejos (tiles) and a household frog. In both apartments there are hand painted azulejos in the kitchen and bathrooms. They not only show historic scenes, but modern images are there too. In the spacious bathroom of the front house an example of these can be seen in the fish 'tapestry' made out of tiles. As always, the overall design of the apartments is one of a kind. The impressive structure of the expansive roof of the stables accommodation can also be brightened by way of remote control. The apartments both have al fresco terraces with tables, chairs, hammocks and sun loungers. The terrace of the barn-conversion is next to a pond with brightly coloured fish in an old 'dunghill'; a pool of water that has been transformed into a water garden. This is just as attractive as the ornate wooden cover for the canal that winds through the property. On entering the canal you can introduce yourself to Gustavo, the happy frog who lives with us - with his quarters in the canal.

No-one should go hungry. This old country house can be found in the small town of Forlitz Blaukirchen in Frisia, 25 km for the famous tourist fishing harbour of Greetsiel. The contrast between the two is staggering: Greetsiel is tourist heartland; for those seeking peace and quiet it is perhaps a bit too busy. Our guests will find relaxation in Floritz-Blaukirchen not far away from Greetsiel. Floritz-Blaukirchen has close to 200 rooms, no restaurants or shops, only serene landscapes; simply relaxation. In the winter deer might suddenly appear on the terrace. The heron is a daily visitor. But you won't go hungry. Or ever need to go hunting. All the amenities are available in the nearby town, 6 km away. It is easily accessible by car or a comfortable cycle. Of course, bicycles are available for free!

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Ellen Sarrazin
Member since: 2009
Speaks: german
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2018


Forlitz-Blaukirchen Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The Vorderhuus has a lovely bathroom. Spacious, well-lit and decorated with hand painted tiles.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Butzenbett (Bed in the cupboard)
  • The Vorderhuus, despite what might be perceived as drawbacks, features three possible sleeping arrangements with unique characteristics. If you have never tried it, you really should sleep in a Butzenbett (´sleep in a wardrobe´). We offer our guests the chance to sleep in a fully restored original room, where once upon a time the daily life of a West Frisian family was played out. There they cooked, ate, slept and most probably brought in a very good harvest. There were originally two Butzenbett (wardrobe beds) when we took over running the house. We have turned one into a wardrobe intending to keep the other one and prolong its life. The Frisians originally slept in beds that generally did not measure more than 1.65 cm. They slept curled up, holding their knees. And under the parents bed there was usually a compartment for small children or a drawer that was used to store potatoes, as was the case in our house.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
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
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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A majestic country house near to the fishing village of Greetsiel
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Stilvolles Wohnen - in Ostfrieslands Traumlandschaft

  • 5 of 5

Gemütlich, kuschelig, der richtige Platz, um die Seele und Beine baumeln zu lassen. Raus aus dem Alltag - und entschleunigen im Bauernhaus. Wunderbar. Und gerne wieder.

Wir waren nicht zum ersten Mal hier bzw. zuvor ein paar Mal in dem größeren Hausteil des Burnhuuses. Beides empfehlenswert. Absolut. Nah am Wasser, der Radweg gegenüber, Ruhe, nicht überlaufen - und doch alles ganz nah bei. Das Große Meer, der Sandstrand, die Seehafenstadt Emden, das Fischerdorf Greetsiel, die Inseln... Bis bald!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Urlaub in der Idylle mit erholsamer Ruhe

  • 5 of 5

Wir verbrachten 10 traumhafte Tage im Vorderhus von Uns Burhuus. Die geschmackvolle Einrichtung mit vielen wundervoll abgestimmten Accessoires, die Größe der Wohnung und die schöne Lage mit einem herrlichen Garten haben wir sehr genossen und uns rundherum erholt. Auch wenn das Dorf Forlitz-Blaukirchen nichts zu bieten hat, so ist es sehr beschaulich und liegt erstens in unmittelbarer Nähe zum großen Meer und zweitens sehr zentral in der Mitte von Emden, Leer und Aurich.

Zum ersten Mal sind wir tatsächlich nicht einmal auswärts essen gegangen sondern haben abens in der schönen und komplett ausgestatteten Küche gekocht und das Essen auf der Terrasse genossen. Dies allein spricht Bände; zumindest bei uns.

Vielen Dank für 10 herrliche Tage, wir kommen wieder !!!

Andrea und Thomas

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wir freuen uns auf ein Wiedersehen im Burnhuus. Schön, dass es Ihnen so gut gefallen hat. Ja, so ist das Dörfchen Forlitz-Blaukirchen: Es verzaubert genau dadurch, dass es kaum mehr als Ruhe und Erholung, Landschaft und eben Uns Burnhuus bietet... So sind wir dem Charme des Ortes und des Hauses einst selbst erlegen... Und seitdem schon mancher Gast. Ganz besonders solche aus Ballungsgebieten, die gar nicht ahnen, dass es do etwa noch gibt.
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Sehr schönes, ruhiges Domizil

  • 5 of 5


wer einen ruhigen, erholsamen Urlaub verbringen möchte, ist im "Uns Burnhuus" genau richtig. Alle Zimmer waren sehr sauber und gepflegt. Die Ausstattung und Lage wurde, wie zuvor aus dem Internet ersichtlich, auch so vorgefunden. Handtücher, Bademäntel, Fernseher, Internet, alles war vor Ort.

Im Wohnzimmer wurden ausführliche Informationsmappen vorgefunden, um sich über die Sehenswürdigkeiten und Freizeitmöglichkeiten zu informieren. Radtouren und weite Spaziergänge sind möglich. Durch die sehr freundlichen Vermieter wurden wir schon vor Reisebeginn sehr gut vorbereitet und auch vor Ort hervorragend betreut. Außerdem konnten im Verlauf unseres Urlaubs weitere Mietobjekte eingesehen werden.

Das v.g. Objekt kann in jedem Fall uneingeschränkt weiterempfohlen werden. Wir wohnten in einem Denkmal geschützten Haus aus dem Jahre 1896. Das Gebäude wurde 2009/2010 auf den heutigen Stand saniert; was hervorragend gelungen ist.

Das am Großen Meer gelegene Restaurant "Landhaus", ca. 1 km vom Ferienhaus entfernt, ist sehr empfehlenswert. Im nächstgelegenen Ort Riepe sind zur Selbstversorgung zwei Supermärkte vorhanden.

Wenn es uns wieder mal nach Ostfriesland in den Urlaub zieht, werden wir in jedem Fall nachfragen, ob das Domizil frei ist.


Wolfgang und Dagmar Häfner


  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
16 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Lütetsburg - or Wiesmoor
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Emden-Wolthusen or Riepe
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
A country house on the sea shore
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
The sea.
Car: recommended

Forlitz Blue churches is a small East Frisian village with about 200 inhabitants. Aurich is located close to the fishing village Greetsiel as the North Sea reached in 20 minutes. The village is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is a straight line just 1000 meters from the Great Sea, with the water surface of 480 hectares largest lake of East Frisia. A true water sports paradise. As indeed th


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $85.47
Tax Rate 7.0%

Die Preise gelten bei einer Belegung mit 2 Personen. Eine weitere Person zahlt pauschal 120 Euro/Woche (Angegeben sind 17,50 Euro pro Tag, weil es keine andere Möglichkeit hier bei gibt, die Pauschale für einen Aufenthalt bis zu 1 Woche einzutragen.). 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 dieses Servicepaket berechnen wir 50 Euro pauschal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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