Stayed there for 6 nights with the family (2 adults + 3 children aged 6-13).
The most outstanding part of this perfect B&B was the super hospitality of Henk and Elly. From the warm welcome (with coffee), the endless tips of where to go and what to see, immediate response to even the slightest of requests and the grand climax - when asking about bike trails, Henk, having a day off, offered to guide us on a lovely 17km trail through the beautiful local nature resort (our 6 year old included on his own bike).
The place itself is as perfect as the hosts. Located in the picturesque rural town of Heerde with a view on a meadow full of Dutch cows just off the A50 highway it was easy to reach and a great location to tour Gelderland from. There is a fully equipped kitchen including full size fridge, dishwasher, oven, microwave and coffee machines.
There is a large living room and two spacious bedrooms. Mattresses were perfect and we slept like bears.
Outside a beautifully kept garden with large lawn was perfect for our boys to let out some extra energy or rest in the hammock hanging in the gazebo where one can also hold outside meals when weather allows.
Breakfast was very tasty and plentiful (every morning a bit different to keep some element of surprise) served on our kitchen table (we never heard a thing).
The facility also included wireless Internet access, TV, radio, DVD player. For kids there were lots of games for indoors and outside. We were even offered two grownup bikes (needless to say - free of charge).
There were plenty other pleasant surprises, but I'll just leave that for you to discover when you stay there...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bed and Breakfast the Manderije offers you a comfortable accommodation with rooms for two to four people for a short break, a stay in the Dutch countryside or a stopover on an extended walk or cycling trip. Your book for a unique holiday in the beautiful surroundings of the forests and heaths of de Veluwe. The "Manderije" is located on the edge of this area of outstanding natural beauty. Summer or winter, the Veluwe is always stunning. ... more less