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“Hospitality with a capital H!”
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Under the Oaks - a farmhouse dating from 1836
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Under the Oaks - a farmhouse dating from 1836
Downstairs double bedroom Smart tv, sound system, WIFI, tourist information and a cupboard full of toys and games....
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Under the Oaks - a farmhouse dating from 1836
Downstairs double bedroom
Smart tv, sound system, WIFI, tourist information and a cupboard full of toys and games....
Lakes, forest, moorland.....
Via cornfields to 5,000 year old megalithic tombs
Large dining table for up to 12
One of the upstairs twin bedroom with washbasin, wardrobe and new boxspring beds
'Under the Oaks' in full bloom
One of the two bedrooms with a basin and wardrobe
Hall
Flora and fauna
The double bedroom complete with boxspring bed and LCD tv
Room with a view - one of the bedrooms upstairs
One of the many restaurants & cafes nearby
Fields with fresh vegetable stall - adjacent to 'Under the Oaks'
Bathroom with walk-in shower cubicle
Peace and tranquility - Diever
Twin bedroom (configured here as a single)
The beauty of Drenthe
Windmill, Diever
Even the bulb fields are just down the road!
Moorland, forest, sand dunes...
Archaeological museum in Diever
Rural Drenthe
Picnic in the vast national parks
Market day in Diever
Race in Diever
Frist over the meadows next to 'Under the Oaks'
Sunset on another day in Diever
'Under the Oaks' Farmhouse
Diever village in winter
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Farmhouse -
5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Diever, Drenthe Province

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Dora x
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Hospitality with a capital H!”
Reviewed 4 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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Under The Oaks is in an excellent location to discover a treasure of small villages set within this natural, and unique, area of The Netherlands – the province of Drenthe.

David’s fantastic welcome set the tone for our to-be-remembered stay with our family of nine: friendly and open communication, very knowledgeable of the area, walking us through our home-away-from-home, always available to answer any questions, yet respecting our privacy. In other words: Hospitality with a capital H!

The kitchen is the heart of the home. Here it is true! We opened the lovely bottle of wine, part of the welcome gift. “Proost!”, my sister-in-law and I said as our glasses touched. More than you can ask for, and everything you need, is already in place in this well-stocked kitchen. The Coop grocery store is close by and in a short time our groceries were put away. The smaller table is ideal for breakfast – since members of our group drift into the kitchen at different times for, here, you want to sleep in because the beds are so comfortable. The large table is perfect for all of us to gather around during dinner time, and to stay awhile, unhurried, stretching out the mealtime into the early hours of the evening.

Diever is a walking town. Step on the bike-and-foot path next to the farmhouse and you walk past the neighbour’s fields, where a black Frisian horse feeds on the lush grass. This path will lead you to a tranquil park, surrounded by homes. You will discover shops to explore, see the church with its steeple at the centre of town, and continue walking along quiet roads. We stopped and picked apples out of a wheel barrow, a present from an unknown giver, which was made into applesauce to accompany our meal. You will discover another park which is home to friendly ducks, turn the corner, pass a café, walk for a few minutes more, and: You are home.

Under the Oaks, although it is large, is very cozy. The living room invites you to relax, engage with others in conversation, or read a good book (there are many to choose from) while listening to music from a large selection of CDs. The great big binder created by the Host is your key to planning your sight-seeing agenda for the next day. Inside, or outside, this is the best place to be.

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Liked best: Hospitality, location, everything needed -- plus more -- was in the holiday home.
Liked least: That we couldn't stay longer =)
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Nigel W
Uckfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Location with lots to do (including relax) and great customer service”
Reviewed 22 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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2 families stayed for 1 week. The house is in the centre of a lovely village surrounded by National parks and forests. The village has everything a holidaymaker needs (Supermarket, Bike Hire, cafes, restaurants, weekly market) and the accommodation is well equipped. The owner lives in the house behind and is on hand to assist with advice, suggestions of things to do and bookings. When we arrived there was a very good welcome pack left including wine, beer as well as coffee, tea, bread, butter and cheese. Parking is easy and off road. Being Holland it is very flat and great bike riding country and we were pleased to see that there were tarmac bike pathways through the forest making it safe for children to cycle away from cars. For day trips you are about an hour away from the coast or from the border with Germany. However, there is a wealth of information at 'Under the Oaks' with ideas of things to do more locally.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely House in an Ideal Location”
Reviewed 26 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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David could not have been more helpful. Absolutely fantastic location for cycling, walking, and boating at Giethorn. The house was well equipped and clean. The master bedroom is on the ground floor. Close to a fabulous supermarket, gift shops and restaurants. Everyone cycles in Holland so the pace of life is very relaxed. Would love to live there as everything feels safe and the people are friendly. At the back of the house there are horses an allotment and countryside. Being in Diever has inspired us to dust down our bikes and cycle. Directions from the airport are excellent and very straight forward.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Would have liked bath sheets as opposed to bath towels, minor detail
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Emmy A
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“A Great Place to Stay!”
Reviewed 15 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We have stayed at "Under the Oaks" quite a few times now. It is a place we like to call "our home away from home". We have been here with our children and grandchildren a number of times and we keep coming back. We couldn't wish for a nicer place to stay! The accommodations are clean and spacious. David and Monique are excellent hosts and are always ready to assist us with anything we need. Waiting for us upon our arrival is a welcome basket filled with food items to get us through the first few days. We love the small village atmosphere with its shops and restaurants. It is a very picturesque town. Here we can enjoy kilometers of biking through the Drents Friese Wold National Park which lies adjacent to the village. We would highly recommend this accommodation to anyone.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

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