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De Kleine Oele Romantic traditional cottage

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3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Balkbrug, Overijssel Province
De Kleine Oele, (Meaning the little owl) is a traditional Dutch grounds cottage available for relaxed holiday rental, inspirational retreat, selfcatering or bed&breakfast, in a pretty garden (part semi-wild, part herb and fruit) in the real, ultimate Dutch countryside: amidst the hay and corn fields, black and white cows and occasionally bulbs (tulips and gladioli). Great for both families and the romantic getaway. Private drive with ample parking space.

It is situated next to our farmhouse style home along a sandy path with three other houses, bordering on the Reestdal Nature Reserve in the province of Overijssel (ca 1.5 hrs drive from Amsterdam). 30 km from the German border, exactly in between the cities of Groningen en Nijmegen, it is the perfect central position for interesting trips in all directions of the Netherlands and b...
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Listing #HL1500683
About the Owner
Nieko and Natasha d
Languages spoken:German, English, French, Dutch
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2013
Interaction with guests
*Owners speak English, German and some French. We welcome guests of all nationalities, enjoy catering to their wishes, please feel free to enquire about all possibilities dietary-kitchen-etc. We welcome special celebrations and honeymooners of all types of loving union and will be happy to fulfill any special requests for birthdays or anniversaries. Children are welcome! We have not invested hugely in predestined playing appliances but what we can offer children is they have free run of the place and ample space to explore and play in reasonable safety. The wooded floor is already scratched, so no matter. As parents of (now grown) kids ourselves we don't mind a bit of noise and understand the need for a bit of a howl now and then.
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Nieko and Natasha are very friendly host, offering us tremendous help especially in transport since we did not drive on our own. The cottage is in the middle of farms, tranquil and natural. There are walking paths around and very good for travellers who enjoy...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank JLo20120927
Reviewed June 9, 2017

A lovely, quiet little cottage tucked away in the corner of a farm. Overlooking fields with lots of wildlife (owls, Buzzards, Storks, Deer, Hare, Hawk, et cetera). A fabulous outdoor pool within walking distance. Lots of handy facilities to be found in Balkbrug, so no...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Hans H
Management response:Responded June 10, 2017

Thank you all! Hope you arrived safely back and maybe to see you again when you visit oma!

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Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stayed in de kleine Oele in august 2014 and felt home immediately. this sweet home, kind in every detail and with the charme of Bilbo Beutlins house was a place full of peace and entirely calmness for us. liying inbetween extraordinary green fields and...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank ulrike_appel
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Highchair
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Yard
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
One pet is allowed, under the understanding that dogs are NOT left in the cottage on their own more than 3 hours and guest brings their own pet bed or bench. pets are not allowed...
    1 Full bath
    2 Fulls
    3 Twins
    1 Sofa
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Prices INCLUDE bedlinen and towels, cleaning services, amenities, council fees and tourist tax, refuse, etc, and where applicable baby cot, high chair etc. One pet allowed.
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About the neighborhood
Mixed agricultural area with 60% dairy farming.
At 300 m, the end of the sand path, the start of 'the Haardennen' part of Reestdal nature reserve. Storks from the stork centre in nearby de Wijk are often seen, especially after mowing and plowing, looking for froggies and toadies. Also large hares are seen hopping about a lot. Screechowls breed yearly in neighbour's shed. Forest harbours badgers, foxes and peregrines. Bicycling is easy and safe with many cycle paths.
Getting around
If you don't have a car we can give you a daily lift for shopping free of charge. We can also arrange for local bicycle rental. Bikes are delivered and picked up. From 8 eur a day.
Car not needed
How to get there
Airport: Schiphol: 77.7 mi
Railway: Ommen: 9.3 mi
Ferry: Hoek van Holland: 111.8 mi
Zwolle train station 20 km -Ommen 15 km. Pickup available.
Bus 29 - busstop Zelhorstweg - free car pickup from bus if arranged.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, Water Park Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.2 mi.
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