FARMHOUSE IN DIEVER, DRENTHE, THE NETHERLANDS
A large well-equipped & furnished Dutch farmhouse dating from 1836 located in centre of unspoilt Diever village.
1 double bedroom - King Size bed complete with LCD TV/DVD player (ground floor)
3 twin bedrooms - 2 twin beds each, all with wash basin, 1 with LCD TV/DVD player (1st floor)
1 single bedroom - 1 single bed + rollaway bed (1st floor)
2 extra cots for children
Large shower room (ground floor)
2 WCs (ground and first floors)
Utility Room with iron / board, washing-machine / dishwasher.
Kitchen / dining-area (complete with 4-ring gas stove / electric grill-oven / microwave grill-oven / fridge-freezer / toaster)
Large living-room with TV (incl. English-language channels) / DVD-player & DVDs / radio-CD & CDs
Childrens' toys / board-games, plus 2 cots / 2 highchairs & playpen available
All bed linen & towels provided (bath & kitchen). All beds are made up prior to your arrival
Ample off-street parking.
For your use there ia a private patio with chairs, tables & parasol supplied, plus gardens with a trampoline (shared).
A BBQ & a tumble-dryer available
Bicycle-hire available locally (can also be arranged before arrival), with storage onsite
Guests have exclusive use of the front farmhouse which adjoins the British/Dutch owners property. The house is entirely self-contained with two entrances for full privacy.
Diever, Drenthe and the surrounding area
Located on the edge of the Drents-Friese Wold (6100 hectares), one of the largest national parks of the Netherlands, with 32 marked walks & 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 & 40 kms of bicycle paths.
Local activities in this area of outstanding natural beauty include walking, bicycling, horseriding and birdwatching. Sailing & 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 dro p) & the German border are all less than an hours drive away.
For the children, there are 18 funparks in the surrounding area. And more than 25 museums will provide an interest to each member of the family (yes, there is even a museum of comic books!) Then there is Diever village itself ... its restaurants, cafes, shops & supermarket ... its 14th Century church ... & famously renowned for the open-air productions of Shakespeare which have been re-enacted in its forest amphitheatre every Summer since 1946.
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!
So, whether its picknicking 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 areas rich heritage, its welcoming, English-speaking people and its unending choice of excursions and attractions.
Come and visit the real Netherlands!
Getting to Diever
Diever is easily accessible from the following airports in the Netherlands:
Amsterdam Schiphol (2 hours), Rotterdam Zestienhoven (2 hours) and Eindhoven (2 hours)
Most major international airlines serve Amsterdam including the national carrier, KLM (and partners). From the UK, British Airways flies from London Gatwick / Heathrow and Cityjet from London City. From Ireland, Aer Lingus has direct flights from Dublin and Cork
Budget airlines to Amsterdam (from the UK & Ireland) include:
easyjet (from Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool & London Gatwick / Luton / Southend / Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle)
flybe (from Birmingham, East Midlands, Exeter, Inverness and Southampton)
Jet2 (from Leeds Bradford)
Other Dutch airports:
Rotterdam has a direct service from London City (Cityjet)
Eindhoven is served from London Stansted (Ryanair)
Maastricht can be reached from London Stansted (Ryanair)
Due to our proximity to Germany, the airport at Duesseldorf Weeze (just over the German border by Nijmegen) is only 90 minutes away. Ryanair flies to Weeze from Edinburgh & London Stansted.
Other nearby German cities that can be reached from the UK are Dortmund, with a service from London Luton (easyjet) and Duesseldorf, with flights from London Gatwick (easyjet).
If you are travelling by ferry to the Netherlands, Diever is approximately a 2-hour drive from all 3 main port.
These include Rotterdam Europort (P&O Ferries from Hull), the Hoek of Holland (Stena Line from Harwich) & Amsterdam/Ijmuiden (DFDS Seaways from Newcastle).
Also, LD Lines has a service to Oostende (in Belgium) from Ramsgate (Kent) with very competitive fares, as well as a shorter crossing time.
A car is recommended (rental cars also available at the above airports). The towns of Hoogeveen (20 minutes), Assen (25 minutes), Emmen (45 minutes) & the city of Groningen (40 minutes) are easily accessible
Public transport (bus) is just a few minutes walk away with links to the surrounding villages and towns.
The nearest train station is at Beilen (20 minutes away) with direct services to Groningen (30 minutes) & Amsterdam Airport (2 hours).
A Welcome pack is provided on arrival containing bread / butter / milk / jam/ cheese / eggs / sugar / coffee / tea / orange juice and breakfast cereal. If you would like anything specific to be included, please just let us know.
The cable TV has both UK and American channels. There is a selection of films on DVD, as well as a CD collection & books in the farmhouse.
For our younger guests, there are soft toys, games and books. For mum, there are 2 cots, 2 highchairs & a play-pen available. All 10 beds are made up prior to your arrival.
Comprehensive tourist information covering Diever village & all attractions in the surrounding areas (incl. Friesland, its islands, and Overijssel), as well as most major tourist attractions in the Netherlands is provided.
It is our pleasure to be of assistance to you during your stay & our priority to make sure that you will have a pleasant holiday. We are happy to offer any help on preparing your trip. Please email with any questions you may