Unique cottage surrounded by a two-acre park-like garden. Guests enjoy use of the cottage, grounds, and BBQ facilities. A delightful place to find peace and relaxation.
Newly refurbished in a light, summery style: spacious open plan kitchen-dining-living room, with sofabed. Romantic bedroom upstairs with kingsize bed, ensuite with WC/shower.
Breakfast includes eggs from our free range chickens.
The region is known for its stunning orchards, cute villages and fine biking routes.
The cottage is set in a park of almost two acres. The only dwelling on the land, other than the Diefdijk Cottage, is our house. In addition there sits a stable with thatched roof, and an outside kitchen / BBQ shelter.
The park is bordered on two sides by water, with one channel running through the garden creating a small and picturesque island, where you can snuggle on a blanket shaded by our huge, ancient trees.
The cottage itself stands above a large pond. You'll feel like you're surrounded by your own moat. French doors open out from the living room to where you can sit on your own deck, over the water, and enjoy nature.
To the back of the property is a protected nature reserve, and this even extends to the south western corner of the garden. If you enjoy wildlife, you'll definitely enjoy the wild geese, hares, rabbits, frogs, woodpeckers, kingfishers, owls, cuckoos and pheasants which roam the park, not to mention our own pets (the best cat in the world, plus three sheep and several rare-breed chickens).
Please note - especially if you are biking - don't expect stores close by our house! The nearest store is 3km away in Schoonrewoerd, which closes at 6pm, and doesn't open on Sunday. There are supermarkets 5-6km away in Leerdam / Culemborg, which close at 8pm, or 6pm on Sundays. There is a bar which serves basic food 3km away, or restaurants 5-6km in Leerdam / Culemborg.
Zugang für Gäste
You'll have full & private access to the interior of the cottage: downstairs the dining area, living room with sofa bed, fully equipped kitchen. Upstairs, bedroom with kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom with sink, shower and WC.
In the garden, feel free to wander through the whole two acre park and use any of the outdoor seating areas. You can also use the BBQ shelter and BBQ, we can provide charcoal.
You can park on the driveway.
The garage, our house and its veranda are private.
Interaktion mit Gästen
We're very happy to help you out - feel free to contact us any time for advice on the area or if we can improve your stay. Unless we're on vacation, one or both of us will be on site for at least part of every day.
- Absolutely no smoking is allowed inside the cottage. Smoking is allowed in the garden or deck as long as smoke cannot go inside the buildings (i.e., the doors should be shut if you are smoking on the deck).
- The decks and bridges around the cottage are made of wood. We regularly clean algae and moss from the decks, however despite this, because wood is a natural material, the decks sometimes get very slippery when wet. You must take appropriate care when on the decks.
- There is water on the property. If you want to bring children, we don't mind, but you must ensure you properly supervise them, especially little ones.
English, 33, married to a nice Dutch lady named Desiree. Lived in UK, Amsterdam, Singapore, and now my beloved Diefdijk. Travel a lot for work and a lot for pleasure. Enjoy being a good host.