We stayed at Langoed Allingastate in September 2012 - a romantic weekend away for my partner and I. We could not have chosen a more appropriate and relaxing place.
The location is in the middle of the Fries countryside - you have the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere - a rare feeling in the busy Netherlands and yet it is within easy driving distance of Amsterdam, and there are enough towns nearby with restaurants and other distractions if you so desire.
The estate itself is beautiful - surprisingly recently built, but with the air of a classic, gentlemen's residence. We had the self contained "suite" which is detached from the main building and consequently is incredibly private - complete with it's own outdoor jacuzzi overlooking the fields. It was so relaxing to come back to the estate - and our little suite - after a day of sightseeing or cycling and relax in the jacuzzi with delicious wine and snacks that are available from the main house.
It is possible to have breakfast in either the main house or in the privacy of your room - we tried both - and both were equally delicious and wonderfully prepared.
Additionally, they can arrange for a "personal chef" to come on site and prepare you a dinner in the main dining room. We did this on one evening and it was simply spectacular! A very memorable experience, where the chef himself came to explain the dishes - most of which used local organic produce. The house has a fine wine selection, to both accompany meals, or if you feel like a drink in the lovely garden or in your room.
Due to the fact that the property is relatively small and has only a few rooms, it has a wonderful intimate feel to it - and the service provided by Maarten and Miranda is exceptional!
Maarten acts almost like a personal butler - which although was a little bit intimidating at first (I am simply not used to such a luxury - who is?) made for a very carefree and relaxing stay. From the delicious bon bons that were brought with our freshly brewed coffee, to the wonderful local cheese selection that accompanied the memorable wine, that was brought to the jacuzzi - it was a wonderful experience.
The Fries countryside where the estate is located is beautiful and there are bikes available either at the estate or just down the road at the open air museum. We spent one day cycling through the beautiful countryside, doing some birdwatching on the inland sea, and exploring the small historic towns.
All in all, Allingastate is a wonderful place to escape to - and incredibly affordable when you consider the unforgettable experience you will have.
I can't recommend it highly enough.