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Beautiful, country style cottage near the windmill, polder and windmill view

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Holiday cottage for 1 to 8 persons, in the Green Hart of the Netherlands

On a unique location, in the Green Heart of the Netherlands, on the edge of Alphen aan den Rijn, a splendid cottage was recently built and opened. The cottage is cozy and picturesque, decorated in country style; a place to enjoy and to relax. Situated nearby the windmill, you can see the windmill to one side and the beautiful polder landscape to the other side, where in summertime, cows and sheep graze outside. The cottage is surrounded by 3 terrasses.

The cottage is adjusted for 4 persons, of course less is also possible. An extension up to 6 persons is possible by use of one extra bedroom, or up to 8 persons by connecting the next door apartment, by way of an inside door. For more information about the extra bedroom or apartment, please ask your question on the 'Contact' page.

The cottage and the connected house are built in nostalgic country style, in perfect harmony with the windmill and the landscape. Lots of old materials have been used, like beams, bricks and the rooftiles of the former old cowshed.

On the groundfloor there is a cozy double bedstead (160 x 210 cm) and above of this bedstead it is possible for one or two children to sleep.This is an extra sleeping possibility, children don't have to sleep there. The space above the bed on top is limited because of the ceiling. All matresses are of good quality.

There is also a complete modern kitchen, a dining table and a cozy lounge area on the ground floor. There is also a bathroom with a shower and a seperate toilet.

On the first floor is a bedroom with two single beds. The boxsprings and mattrasses are of good quality. We have 'four season' wool duvets on all of the beds.

You are a guest of Hans and Susanne Vrolijk and their two children, the inhabitants of the windmill. Besides his Job as a technician, Hans is the miller of this windmill on a voluntary basis. Susanne Is a portaitpainter.

They would be very happy to welcome you!

Ofcourse it is possible to have a look out and inside the windmill, the miller is happy to tell you about its history and function.

More Details

Owner
Susanne Vrolijk
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, German, Spanish, Dutch
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
12 August, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Municipality of Alphen aan den Rijn in South Holland

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Badkamer 1 - Shower Enclosure , inloopdouche
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • slaapkamer 1 - 2 Single Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
    - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

Reviews

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Beautiful, country style cottage near the windmill, polder and windmill view
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
5

We had a Marvelous time!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The cottage was very clean, bright, and had everything we needed to make our stay very comfortable. We loved waking up to the view of the windmill every morning. Our hosts were very accommodating and made sure our stay was wonderful. Hans started up the windmill one morning so that we could see how it ran and Susanne gave us a lovely tour of the windmill. We loved our stay at the cottage and highly recommend it. The city of Alphen aan den Rijn is also quite beautiful. 5 stars for sure!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for your kind and lovely review, we really appreciate it! It was a pleasure to have you as our guests, and it would be very nice to meet you again some time in the future! Best regards, Susanne
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Perfect cottage in great location with friendly welcoming owners

  • 5 of 5

We had a great few days in Windmill cottage. The cottage had all the facilities we needed & was very comfortable. Susanne & Hans were extremely welcoming & helpful. The setting of the cottage by the canals were perfect for us in a very hot week so we spent time kayaking into the village & swimming & watching the waterbirds from the cottage. We also cycled to the village (great bakery) & to Alphen & to various other swimming spots nearby. We visited Delft & Kinderdjik which were easy to get to. We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Gorgeous

  • 5 of 5

There were 6 of us in our party. The rooms were very spacious. Separate bathroom and showers. The view of the windmill was wonderful. Suzanne was very accomodating and even gave us a tour of the windmill. We really enjoyed our stay there. It was only about 30 minutes from Amsterdam. We also ventured into other cities in Holland. Very close to supermarkets as well. Highly recommended. If we ever go back, we will stay here again.

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  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with our stay at the Windmill cottage. Susanne was very helpful and the tour was awesome. The cottage is as pictured, so nice and roomy and very clean. It's close enough to the city to enjoy a day or two in the city but far enough to enjoy the beauty of the countryside of the Netherlands. I would recommend and gladly stay again. Thank you Susanne.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toll!

  • 5 of 5

Die Ferienwohung ist sehr schön und sauber. Sie ist sehr ruhig gelegen und in der Umgebung kann man wunderbar Tiere beobachten. Die größeren Städte wie Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam etc. sind mit dem Auto in kurzer Zeit gut zu erreichen. Die Vermieterin ist sehr nett und hilfsbereit.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Wat een fantastische plek! Heel rustig en toch dichtbij de grote steden.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Airport Schiphol
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Woubrugge
Nearest Ferry
45 Kilometres
Rotterdam
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Alphen aan den Rijn
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Alphen aan den Rijn
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A4
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Woubrugge
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Noordwijk
Car: recommended

The Vrouwgeest windmill and the cottage are beautifully located right in the middle of the 'Green Hart' in the west part of the Netherlands, on the edge of Alphen aan den Rijn; only 30 to 40 kilometers from the cities Amsterdam, The Hage, Utrecht, Rotterdam. Nearby lies the city of Leiden, and the small villages of Woubrugge and Hoogmade. And it is only a 30 minute drive to the beach!

The windmill is built on the waters edge alongside the Heimanswetering, a canal built between the Old Rhine river (Oude Rijn) and the beautiful waters of the Braasem and Wijde Aa (large natural lakes). On the other side of the canal is a residential area and a small marina.

Hiking and biking, you can explore these beautiful green surroundings. There are lots of possibilities for water-sports in the immediate area, such as sailing, renting motorboats/yachts or swimming. We also have some canoes for use. And ofcourse you can do some fishing!

If you are especially interested in windmills, in the immediate area are lots of windmills to discover! Within a one hour's drive you can visit the 'Zaanse Schans' or 'Kinderdijk', famous places because of their windmills.

Other attractions in this region:

•Avifauna Birdpark and big playground in Alphen

•Keukenhof Flower park/expo in Lisse

•Archeon Archeologic theme park about the Middleages and before in Alphen

•Madurodam Holland in miniature in The Hague

•Het Rijksmuseum Museum with the old Dutch masters, like Rembrandt, in Amsterdam

•De Linnaeushof Attraction park/playground in Heemstede

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Municipality of Alphen aan den Rijn, Holland (Netherlands)

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Hoog seizoen
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£339
for 3 nights
From
£98
£714
£2,500
 
 
Laag seizoen herfst
1 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£299
for 3 nights
From
£85
£625
£2,187
 
 
Kerstvakantie
22 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
£536
for 5 nights
From
£98
£714
£2,500
 

Additional pricing information

Schoonmaakkosten £44.64

-De genoemde prijzen zijn op basis van 4 personen, inclusief BTW en toeristenbelasting.
-Kosten voor de eindschoonmaak zijn 50 Euro.
-Indien u wilt reserveren voor meer dan 4 personen en gebruik wilt maken van het aangrenzende appartement, vraag ons hier vrijblijvend naar de kosten en mogelijkheden.
- Aankomst: vanaf 15:30 uur. Vertrek vóór 10:30 uur.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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