Well-equipped and furnished farmhouse, dating from 1836 and situated in unspoilt village on edge of Drenthe National Park
A large well-equipped and 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 and DVDs / radio-CD and CDs
Childrens' toys / board-games, plus 2 cots / 2 highchairs and playpen available
All bed linen and towels provided (bath and kitchen). All beds are made up prior to your arrival
Ample off-street parking.
For your use there is a private patio with chairs, tables and parasol supplied, plus gardens with a trampoline (shared).
A BBQ and 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.
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 and books in the farmhouse.
For our younger guests, there are soft toys, games and books. For mum, there are 2 cots, 2 highchairs and a play-pen available. All 10 beds are made up prior to your arrival.
Comprehensive tourist information covering Diever village and 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 and 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 have.
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 and 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 and 40 kms of bicycle paths.
Local activities in this area of outstanding natural beauty include walking, bicycling, horseriding and birdwatching. Sailing and 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 drop) and 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 ... and 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:
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 and Ireland) include:
easyjet (from Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and 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 and 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 (PO Ferries from Hull), the Hoek of Holland (Stena Line from Harwich) and Amsterdam/Ijmuiden (DFDS Seaways from Newcastle).
A car is recommended (rental cars also available at the above airports). The towns of Hoogeveen (20 minutes), Assen (25 minutes), Emmen (45 minutes) and 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) and Amsterdam Airport (2 hours).
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.
Robert from Stockton on Tees
Stayed Oct 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.
Charlotte, Jenny, Andrea, Julie, Ben, Rob, Dave
Thank you x
Kylie from Olinda
Stayed Oct 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
Robert from Stockton on Tees
Stayed Oct 2008
Fantastic property in a fantastic location. We had a great time and would love to return.
Julie from portsmouth
Stayed Aug 2008
The property was very good and David and Monique were very nice and very helpful.
I would recomend this accomodation to anyone.
P from Kinross
Stayed Jul 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.
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Silver Bay, MN, USA
The best rental experience ever!
Submitted: Aug 19, 2013 Stayed: Aug 2013
I have never taken the time to write a response for VRBO. I have always been pleased and happy, but the owners of this property made our experience unforgettable! I communicated with them quite a bit, via email, prior to arrival and they were more than willing to answer any and every odd question I had. Upon arrival, they had arranged everything we could ever want or need for our stay. They went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. It truly was the best experience I have ever had and I hope to have the opportunity to visit and stay there again. I highly recommend this property for anyone considering a stay in the countryside of the the Netherlands. Wonderful home and environment! Thank you David, Monique and girls - we hope you enjoyed our song!
love this place!!
Submitted: Apr 9, 2013 Stayed: Mar 2013
Our stay at the Farmhouse in Diever was wonderful! It truly felt like a home away from home! We loved that we could walk to the local restaurants and shops....we rented bikes and rode on one of the many bike trails for hours exploring the countryside! Also, loved feeding the horse apples, carrots and bread and waking to the sound of birds each morning! The owners of the house are so helpful and kind and we felt very welcome... How now to have wine and a bag of groceries for us when we arrived!! We were close enough to anywhere in Holland that we wanted to visit ...just a short drive to see the rest of the country...although, we felt so comfortable in the home , we just loved exploring the local area! I will recommend this home to everyone! It was the most wonderful vacation!
Marie & Jerry
Beloit, Wisconsin , USA
Submitted: May 30, 2011 Stayed: Apr 2011
This is by far the best vacation weve had in years, thanks to David and Monique. Everything went smoothly. A lot of room and convenience for a very inexpensive cost . Everything was so close and convenient we had a great deal of free time. A couple of kids even went to Paris for 2 days.. Thanks for everything , youve been a great help.. We will be Back.
Marie, Jerry, Michelle, Jeff, Jennie, Pete, and Jacob
Garth & Sharon
Red Deer, AB ,Canada
Amazing stay at "Under the Oaks"
Submitted: Apr 25, 2011 Stayed: Mar 2011
My family just finished a stay at Under the Oaks in Diver, NL, and had an absolutely wonderful time. There was nothing that we needed for our stay that wasnt provided for in the house. The accommodations completely exceeded our expectations! It was so spacious and well equipped! David and Monique are fantastic hosts who truly want their guests to get the best experience possible in the Diever area. The wealth of information that they can provide and assistance was fantastic! We cant wait to go back! A gorgeous house, in a beautiful setting with the grocery store a few doors down, the butcher and baker also just a short walk down the street, and a quick stroll to the ice cream parlour make the setting absolutely perfect! The location is also so central to many activities in the area! We cant wait to go back and visit again on our next trip to Holland. If you are considering staying at Under the Oaks, dont hesitate any longer! You cant go wrong with this place!
About the owner
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.
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