Property number 8659
5 bedroom farm house listed by Under the Oakscontact owner
Sleeps 12 · 5 bedrooms · 1 bathroom
Under the Oaks

A large, well-equipped and furnished farmhouse, dating from 1836 and situated in the unspoilt village of Diever, situated on edge of Drenthe National Park

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Local amenities on your doorstep
Less than 200m to bars, restaurants and shops
Farm house overview

** Accommodation comprises: **

1 double bedroom - King Size bed complete with LCD TV/Blu-ray player (ground floor)

4 twin bedrooms - 2 single beds in each twin bedroom. 3 of these twin bedrooms have a wash basin (1st floor)

Extra Persons (more than a total of 10 persons) - €25 per person/per night (a maximum of 2 additional persons is permitted. No charge for a maximum of 2 additional infants if using cots)

2 cots and 2 high chairs available for children

Large bathroom including walk-in shower cubicle (ground floor)

2 WCs (ground and first floors)

Utility Room with washing-machine and dishwasher

Kitchen (complete with 4-ring gas stove / electric grill-oven / microwave grill-oven / large fridge-freezer / toaster)

Large living-room with Smart TV (incl. English-language channels) / Blu-ray player and DVDs / sound system and CDs. Dining area complete with large table

Children's' toys / board-games

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 garden/patio with chairs, tables and parasols supplied, plus a trampoline

2 BBQs available

Bicycle-hire available locally (can also be arranged before arrival), with storage on site

Guests have exclusive use of the front farmhouse, which adjoins the British/Dutch owner's property. The house is entirely self-contained with two entrances for full privacy.

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

** 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 km of walking trails and 40 km of bicycle paths.

Local activities in this area of outstanding natural beauty include walking, bicycling, horse riding 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 the newly-opened Wildlands – a cross between a zoo and a theme park), the city of Groningen (shop till you drop) and the German border are all less than an hour's drive away.

For the children, there are 18 fun parks 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, cafés, 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 it's pick nicking in the forest, taking a dip in a forest bathing pool or going by horseback along one of the many marked trails, you won't be disappointed by this area's 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 (2 hours), Rotterdam (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 Heathrow and 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, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stansted & Manchester)

Jet2 (from Leeds Bradford)

Ryanair (from Dublin)

Other Dutch airports:

Eindhoven is served from Dublin, London Stansted, Edinburgh and Manchester (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)

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.

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Rooms and beds
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
3 single beds
Bedroom 4
3 single beds
Bedroom 5
2 single beds
Other beds
2 cots
1 bathroom
Air conditioning throughout the property
Balcony / terrace
Private garden
TV with satellite / cable
Central heating
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18 out of 18 people recommended staying here
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...
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Rob, Andrea, Jenny, Dave, Julie, Charlotte, Ben
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

Kylie, Duncan, Bronte, Aidan / Emmy & Colin
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...
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Recommended - Some shops, bars and restaurants are within a 15 minute walk
Nearby places
Nearest beach 90km
Nearest supermarket 100m
Nearest bar 200m
Nearest Restaurant 200m
Schiphol Amsterdam 164km
Eindhoven 190km
Rotterdam Zestienhoven 195km
Hook of Holland port 225km
Rotterdam Europort 225km
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Check in: 16:00
Check out: 10:00
Infants welcome
Children welcome
No smoking
Pets allowed
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Breakage cover
Renters must pay one of the following:
  • Non-refundable breakage waiver: €44 or
  • Refundable breakage deposit: €300
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Listed by Under the Oaks
Private owner from Netherlands · Joined in 2005
Average rating from 18 reviews
Under the Oaks
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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