|October 01, 2023 - December 31, 2024||4 days|
Open for (long-)weekend exchange proposals, preferably within 5 hrs driving distance from our home...
|December 23, 2023 - January 07, 2024||1 weeks|
Preference for London area (max. about 30 min. by public transport), but we are open to other suggestions as well. Flexible on length of stay.
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 forrests for mountain biking, walking 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 back garden offers a main terrace with large dining table (8 pers), a smaller terrace with lounge set and fire place, a trampoline (with a 4.25 meter diameter) and a wooden climbing frame with multple swings. The fronr garden has an additional small terrace with pucnic table. All three terraces are equipped with a large free hamging sunscreen.
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. In case of an exchange that involves flying, instead of going buy own car, our primary car (currently a Renault Espace V - 7-seater) is available for exchange.
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 neighbor 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
- 34 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
- Hospitality 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
- No smoking
- Car necessary
- Pet care wanted
Our Destination Wish List
- Open for all offers
- Boston, MA, USA
- Washington, DC, USA
- Florida, USA
- New York, NY, USA
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
Nearest Airport: AMSTERDAM SCHIPHOL - 125 KM
- Kraaijenbergse Plassen (0.6 km)
- Kraaijenbergse Plassen (0.7 km)
- Kraaijenbergse Plassen (1.2 km)
- Mookerheide (Mook) (12.3 km)
- Supermarkets, etc. (Cuijk) (5.7 km)
- Burggolf ((Wijchen) (7.8 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: 12
- Boy - Age: 10
- Girl - Age: 11
- Pinkie and Pardoes, two cat brothers (born Sep 2015)
About Our Family
We are a family of five and all enjoy being outside in the garden and spending a lot of time in nature and on the lake surrounding our home.
- Deirdre is an opera singer with domestic and international performances.
- Sander works for a pharmaceutical 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.
Deirdre has been doing Intervac exchanges with her family since she was a young kid. As a couple we started our own Intervac experience in 2007 and we have done at least one exchange per year ever since, within NL, the EU and the US.
Recent exchanges during the last few years include, besides the Netherlands year round: Italy (2007), Ireland (2008), New York (2008), Belgium (2009), New York (2009), Paris (2014), London (2015), Finland (2018), UK (2019), France (2019), Sweden (2023).
This member has completed 34 home exchanges. Those referenced below may contain feedback/impression from its exchange partners: