April 01, 2018 - December 31, 2019
(Long) weekend exchanges within approx. 500 km driving distance.
December 26, 2018 - January 06, 2019
EXCHANGE ARRANGED WITH FINLAND! :o)
April 20, 2019 - May 05, 2019
Long weekend (preferably within 500 km driving distance) or 7-10 days exchange (preferably within 1.250 km driving distance).
Large farmhouse converted into modern family home
Our spacious, modern family home is part of a recently converted farmhouse (ca. 1830-1850), surrounded by lakes for swimming, sailing, fishing and related recreational activities. It is located in a quiet village, in the eastern part of the Netherlands, so conveniently located to explore all famous toursitic spots in the Netherlands, as well as places of interest in Belgium and in the western part of Germany.
The house is about 250 sq. meters and also offers a 350 sq. meter private back garden. There are 4 bedrooms: one of the bedrooms is the master bedroom with oversized double bed (180 x210). Three of the bedrooms are currently in use by the kids (one of the rooms with an additional full size guest bed). In the attic, Sander's home office is located, with possibility for another one or two inflatable single beds.
The main living area consists of three sections, one of which is the dining room. The other two are connected as a open plan space, with a wood fire place, and separate children’s playing area. In the large fully equipped kitchen, there is another large dining table for 6-8 people.
The garden offers a play house for kids, a trampoline (with a 4.25 meter diameter) and a wooden climbing frame with multple swings. Within a 5-10 minutes walking distance of our house, you will find plenty of possibilities for water activities, like swimming (secured beach area available) and sailing.
Since our village is at a remote location with no shops, you will need a car for daily shopping (just a few km away) and to explore the surrounding area. We have two cars, the smallest of which (currently a Citroën C3) is available for your convenience as well, should you need it.
We do have two cat, Pinkie and Pardoes. We don't allow the cats into the house and therefore they need very little attention. Just some food and fresh drinking water. Should you prefer to leave the house for more than a day, there is always a neighbour available to take care of the cats during your absence.
We will treat your home with care as if it were our own!
Should you intend to come by plane: There are several international airports within 30-90 minutes by car. Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (in the Netherlands) and Düsseldorf International Airport (in Germany) are major international hubs, served by many airlines. Eindhoven Airport and Maastricht/Aachen Airport (both in the Netherands) and Düsseldorf/Weeze (Niederrhein) Airport (in Germany) are also international airport, served by low-cost carriers, like Ryanair.
- 2 Adults
- 3 Children
- 26 Exchanges made
- Opera Singer
- House Type: House
- Floor: 3
- Environment: In a small town
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 1
- Sleeping Capacity: 6
In my house
- Pets - Not allowed
- Small children - Allowed
- No smoking
- Car necessary
- Pet care wanted
- Non-simultaneous exchange
- Home exchange
- Hospitality exchange
- Free internet access
- Computer available
- Central heating
- Toys and games
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Park / playground
- Bicycles: 5
Our Destination Wish List
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
Nearest Airport: AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL - 125 KM
- Rijk van Nijmegen (Groesbeek) (17.5 km)
- Kraaijenbergse Plassen (0.6 km)
- Kraaijenbergse Plassen (0.7 km)
- Supermarkets, etc. (Cuijk) (5.7 km)
- Mookerheide (Mook) (12.3 km)
- Kraaijenbergse Plassen (1.1 km)
This large converted farmhouse is now a beautiful family home, surrounded by lakes for swimming, sailing, fishing and related recreational activities.
- Opera Singer
- Boy - Age: 7
- Boy - Age: 5
- Girl - Age: 6
- Pinkie and Pardoes, two cat brothers (born Sep 2015)
About Our Family
We are a family of five and all enjoy being outside and spending a lot of time in nature surrounding our home.
- Deirdre is an opera singer (mezzo-soprano) with frequent domestic and international performances.
- Sander has a PhD in chemistry and works for a large German chemical company.
- Floran (04-2011), Josephina (05-2012) and Querijn (07-2013) are lively kids who enjoy playing together or exploring the surrounding area on their own.
Recent exchanges during the last few years include: Ascoli Piceno, Italy (2007), Donegal, Ireland (2008), New York, United States (2008), Brugge, Belgium (dual exchange, 2009), New York, United States (2009), Paris, France (2014), Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (2014), Londen, UK (2015) Bussum, The Netherlands (2015), Texel, The Netherlands (2016).