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NL22658

Vught, Netherlands

View from Back Garden

View from Back Garden

Back Garden

Back Garden

View from Front Terrace

View from Front Terrace

Front Terrace

Front Terrace

Hallway

Hallway

Hallway

Hallway

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom

Study with Murphybed for 2

Study with Murphybed for 2

Study with Murphy Bed for 2

Study with Murphy Bed for 2

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen

Dining Area

Dining Area

Living Room

Living Room

Living Room

Living Room

Living Room

Living Room

Anita and Austin

Anita and Austin

Ready to go

Member since

2022


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
August 01, 2024 - August 01, 2024 14 days

We are flexible and open to any suggestions ranging from a few days to a few months.

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Apartment in exclusive historic military fort

Our home is an apartment located in a wooded and secluded area. It's on the grounds of a 17th century military fort. Many of the buildings are historic monuments which were converted into residences in 2021. We live on the ground floor and we have a terrace in the front which looks out on the village green and pedestrian area. We have a garden at the back which looks out on a park and woods.
Our apartment is decorated and furnished to a high standard and is very suitable for singles or couples.
On the grounds of our fort we have a hotel and food hall with a local pub, restaurants, bakery, pizzeria, ice cream parlour and small brewery.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 0 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Anita is a retired secondary school principal and Austin is a retired lecturer at a teacher training college.

Our Home

  • House Type: Single storey home
  • Environment: In a small town
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4
  • Living Area: 48 m2
  • Total Area: 100 m2

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Home exchange

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Computer available
  • Central heating
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television
  • Guitar

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • Bicycles: 4

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Use/Exchange of car

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open to any destination
  • New York, USA
  • New England, USA
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • United States

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Dutch

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport - 120 km

Our home is an apartment located on the grounds of a 17th century military fort. Many of the buildings are historic monuments which were converted into residences in 2021. We live on the ground floor and we have a terrace in the front which looks out on the village green and pedestrian area. We have a garden at the back which looks out on a park and woods. Our fort is surrounded by two areas of outstanding natural beauty. One is marshland and the other Dutch polders that provide walking paths into the lovely town of 's-Hertogenbosch, locally known as Den Bosch.
The medieval centre of our provincial capital, 's-Hertogenbosch, is ten minutes' distance by bike. The Netherlands has an extensive bicyclepath network.
Den Bosch is the most popular destination in the Netherlands with day-trippers in search of medieval buildings (e.g. St. Jan's Cathedral), museums, shops and restaurants.
Worth a visit here just around the corner is the former WWII concentration camp Kamp Vught, now an interesting museum.
The train station is just 10 minutes by bike and trains from here will get you to all parts of the country.
More information can be found on the website of the fort i.e. www.fortisabella.nl

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Occupation

  • Anita is a retired secondary school principal and Austin is a retired lecturer at a teacher training college.

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • We do not have pets.

About Our Family

We are a couple with two grown-up children and five grandchildren. Anita is a retired secondary school principal and Austin is a retired lecturer at a teacher training college. We are very experienced home exchangers and have exchanged with families many times. When the children were young we used to exchange each summer, mainly with the USA and Great Britain. Now our children have their own families. Our son lives in the university town of Nijmegen (35 km) with his family (2 grandsons and 1 granddaughter) whereas our daughter's family (1 granddaughter and 1 grandson) are just down the road here in Vught. Our daughter Claire is nearby for any assistance you may need.
As we are retired, we are now able to travel more and at any time. Therefore we are open to all suggestions!

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Lifestyle

Now that we are retired, we have decided to pick up home exchanging again! When our kids were young we used to do it each summer. We love cycling and there are plenty beautiful and safe bicycle paths in the Netherlands. Four electric bikes are part of the exchange. We are keen theatre and cinema goers and we enjoy the numerous restaurants near our fort. Three cinemas and a lot of shops are close by in the town of 's-Hertogenbosch. Within about an hour's drive are the cities of Antwerp in Belgium and Cologne in Germany. Very much worth a visit too!

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