4'Under the Oaks' - a Farmhouse dating from 1836 in Diever

A large, well equipped and tastefully furnished Dutch 5-bedroom (former) farmhouse dating from 1836 situated in the centre of unspoilt Diever village.

One of the most picturesque areas of the Netherlands - minutes from supermarket, restaurants/bars & national park!

The farmhouse:

The main room, with high ceilings and large windows has seating for up to 12. British, American and German TV stations available, plus sound system with CD library, DVD including film library.

Kitchen with all modern amenities, including separate full-size fridge/freezer.

Dining area with tables that can be expanded to accommodate larger groups.

The bathroom has a double swing-door walk-in shower.

Separate upstairs and downstairs WCs.

The 3 twin bedrooms upstairs (1 with TV/DVD) have comfortable box-spring beds, as well as washbasins.

The large downstairs double bedroom comes with a box-spring bed, TV/DVD and a large built-in wardrobe.

Secure, fast WIFI access throughout. English-language books and tourist information.

Soft toys, games and books are available. Patio, BBQ, trampoline, onsite parking.

Guests have exclusive use of the front farmhouse which adjoins the owner's property. The house is entirely self-contained with two entrances for full privacy.
Up to 2 well-behaved pets can be accommodated with prior notice.
The farm is no longer operational, so no livestock is present.

Located on the edge of the Drents-Friese Wold (6,100 hectares / 15,070 acres), one of the largest national parks of the Netherlands, with 32 marked walks and numerous cycle paths - just a 10 minute walk away!

Also situated close by to National Park Dwingelderveld (3,692 hectares / 9,120 acres), the largest moorland on the European continent, with its 60 kms (37 miles) of walking trails and 40 kms (25 miles) of bicycle paths. Perfect for hiking, biking, riding or just picnicking.

Diever village: An historic Drenthe village at the heart of rural Netherlands and is surrounded by areas of stunning natural beauty.

In the village there is a grocery store, ice cream shop, an award-winning bakery (rated among the top 10 in the NL), a good variety of shops, souvenir stores, cafes, bars, restaurants and a bank. There is a market, encircling the 14th century church, selling everything from clothes to local products, held in Diever every Monday throughout the Summer months.

Diever is famously renowned for the open-air productions of Shakespeare which have been re-enacted in its forest amphitheatre each year since 1946. The village has a bird sanctuary, an archaeological museum and megalithic stones dating from 3,000 B.C.

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.

Diversity on your doorstep! Get a glimpse of life in the Netherlands during the 18th century at the working village of Orvelte. For the kids, there are countless fun parks, and, for our youngest guests, enchanting fairy tale parks nearby.

While the city of Groningen ('shop till you drop') & the German border are all less than an hour's drive, the provincial capital at Assen is just 25 minutes away.

Not forgetting the world-famous Emmen zoo, which will take up a good part of a day to get around! For those looking for more sporty activities, sailing, boat excursions & fishing can be enjoyed on the lakes at Giethoorn (the 'Venice of the North'), with an 18-hole golf course at Havelte (14km/9 miles away).

The Frisian islands make a great day out with some of the best beaches in the Netherlands (the ports are around 1 1/2 hours away) -
Terschelling island (1 hr 45 mins ferry crossing), Ameland island with excursions available from there to the seal colonies on Robbeneiland (45 minutes to Ameland by catamaran, or 120 mins by regular ferry) and Schiermonnikoog island (45 minutes crossing time).

The tourist office in Diever has also a wealth of information on the surrounding area as well.

So, whether its picnicking in the forest, going by horseback along one of the many marked trails, or exploring the flora and fauna on one of the off-shore islands, 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!