Under the Oaks

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18 reviews

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Joined 2005

Under the Oaks

Owner from Diever, Netherlands


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. In 2004, here in the small Drenthe village of Diever, we found the perfect location for a holiday farmhouse. The property was originally the site of a very popular B&B, which operated from 1972 until 2004 (at which point the previous owners decided that it was time to retire!) We have discovered the most idyllic spot in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Being situated between two National Parks (including the largest area of moorland in Europe at 'Dwingelderveld') allowing for many recreational activities, yet with close proximity to the motorway network making for easy day trips to other parts of the Netherlands and the German border, which is less than an hour away. If we can provide you with any local knowledge to make sure that you have the most perfect holiday then please email. Centrally located in Diever village. Within walking distance of a supermarket, bakery, 6 restaurants, chemist, newsagents, many souvenir shops, a bike rental shop and an archaeological museum. We are just a short walk/bike ride away from the nearby 'Drents-Friese' forest. The farmhouse, situated adjacent to fields and a bicycle path running alongside, can comfortably accommodate up to 10 adults. Smaller groups are most welcome (see our discounts of up to 20%). You will be amazed by the many attractions in the area. The outstanding natural beauty of Drenthe is 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.

1 property

18 reviews

 From Greet, United Kingdom


From Greet, United Kingdom · September 2010
We have really enjoyed our week here. The bike rides were fun and have inspired me to carry on when I get home. I may even buy a Dutch bike!! Would love to come back one day. Bettina Were on our way back to Texas. Mike and I have really enjoyed our stay here. Our hosts made us very welcome. We would recommend this house to anyone! Caroline and Mile I have spent a really lovely holiday here with my family. I would point out that I have not ridden a bicycle in over 50 years but I managed it (not sure about my spelling though!!) Really great. Mary.

 From Stockton On Tees, United Kingdom


From Stockton On Tees, United Kingdom · October 2009
Dear David & Monique, Thanks for everything. We have had a great time again just as we did last year. We had bikes for two days as we did a 30km bike ride. Thankyou again, Charlotte, Jenny, Andrea, Julie, Ben, Rob, Dave Thank you x

 From Olinda, Australia


From Olinda, Australia · October 2009
We have had a fabulous stay in your beautiful cottage, thank you for your hospitality. Diever is perfect, juust as we imagined - very different from the hills in Australia where we come from. Thanks again, Kylie, Duncan, Bronte & Aidan, Olinda, Victoria, AUSTRALIA Thank you for an unforgettable holiday experience from both Emmy and I. I look forward to seeing you again. Emmy & Colin Jamieson, Belgrove South, Victoria, Australia

 From Stockton On Tees, United Kingdom


From Stockton On Tees, United Kingdom · October 2008
Fantastic property in a fantastic location. We had a great time and would love to return.

 From Portsmouth, United Kingdom


From Portsmouth, United Kingdom · August 2008
The property was very good and David and Monique were very nice and very helpful. I would recomend this accomodation to anyone.

 From Kinross, United Kingdom


From Kinross, United Kingdom · July 2008
Id 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.

 From Williamsburg, USA


From Williamsburg, USA · June 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

 From Chatham, Canada


From Chatham, Canada · May 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

 From Prudhoe, United Kingdom


From Prudhoe, United Kingdom · August 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

 From Milton Keynes, United Kingdom


From Milton Keynes, United Kingdom · August 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.