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All Guests & Friends of the Hertenhoeve we wish:
Prettige Kerstdagen en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Glaedelig jul og et godt nytår
Frohe Weihnachten und ein glückliches Neues Jahr
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Joyeux Noel et Bonne Année
Noflike Kryst en in Lokkich Nijjier
Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo
С наступающим Новым годом и Рождеством
Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año Nuevo
Dear Guests and Friends,
At the end of 2018 we realise again that the past year our farm has been optimally enjoyed by many grandfathers, grandmothers, fathers, mothers, children, grandchildren, friends, colleagues, dogs and horses from the Netherlands and abroad.
As a big compliment we experience that a number of our guests are regularly returning visitors!
In the new year we will start the third guest book. The other 2 are filled up with experiences, tips, ideas, photos and drawings. It is very nice to hear or read the enthusiastic stories from you! Thanks to everyone!
We also thank the people who gave the Hertenhoeve a review on the Home Away page.
It is nice for future guests (and therefore for us), when there are a lot of reviews, (I would like to tell you clearly that the invitation to write is an initiative of Home Away, we want to leave everyone completely free in writing or not writing your experiences.)
Unfortunately we had a number of major unexpected repairs of the central heating, pipes and electricity and the roof. We have done everything to ensure that the guests do not suffer from defects. Sometimes it was frightening, but thanks to Fons, Vera and the professionals from the neighbourhood it (almost) always succeeded. How fortunate to live in a village where you can ask for help even in the evenings, nights and at weekends.
We made improvements and innovations in 2018 again. Nevertheless, we try to keep the atmosphere and charm as it has been for years.
De Hertenhoeve is no longer a 'cottage' or 'camping farm', but a comfortable spacious, nostalgic house for small (2 sleeping) and larger groups (12 sleeping adults and 2 babies)
(The only cottage we have, is the little children playhouse in the garden under the trees, that we decorated this year)
At the request of several guests, Oma Hilde's piano has been restored and we have a permanent piano tuner now. We think it's a nice idea that there will be regular musicians on the Hertenhoeve again! Look at the video in which the Hertenhoeve played a role in making music:
Hertenhoeve and music
Last year we decided to remove the huge pine trees on the site. From a landscape point of view, they had no function in this area. Waste does not compost and they take away the view of other beautiful trees. We do not have pine cones anymore, but there is a nice spacious, light and unobstructed view. Recently, much of the wood has been split and has been made fireplace friendly. It is now drying out for next year!
The walnut tree is in a very good condition. For a long time we were able to pick up baskets full of nuts again.The same applies to the grapes and the quinces.
The summer was very hot and dry for a long time. A number of guests therefore did not have a green lawn, but a kind of steppe landscape. Unfortunately, the conifers around the compost heap have not survived, neither the 2 box shrubs at the entrance.
The former vegetable garden: This has been given a completely new function: "Place de la Pétangue". In the middle of the snow period of the past year a real jeu de boules track has been created here.
The grass that has been sown around the track has grown well and can now be walked on and played. The only thing we still miss is a terrace with furniture, so that you can have a d a glass of wine or meal during the game. This year we are going to work on that.
As always, we remain open to tips and ideas from our guests.
We would love to hear from you, what could be better, nicer, more comfortable in our house or what you are missing.
(The tip to build a swimming pool, unfortunately does not fit in our plans for the time being, but fortunately there are several swimming possibilities in the immediate area)
The amount of activities for young and old in the immediate vicinity of the Hertenhoeve is such that there is always something to be done whether it is summer or winter, whether it is raining or very hot, whether it is physical, informative or creative activities. Our 'tips and links' page on the website has been expanded considerably and continues to expand. In the corridor you find our own "VVV office", which we try to keep up to date as possible. Of course we also like to give you personal tips. Not all improvements and innovations have been described here. You are very welcome to take a look or to have a more extensive experience during a weekend, or longer period, with your family, family or other group, but also with the two of you. (Respect for the history, the landscape, the atmosphere and the neighbours are of paramount importance to us, which means that we have to say no to some requests ) If you look at our FB page now and then, you are always up-to-date on all news!
We would like to point you again to additions to our offer: The possibility to rent only the ground floor of the farm in the low season. You then stay at a very attractive rate with max. 2 to 3 persons at the Hertenhoeve, where you can make use of all facilities and the garden, except the top floor. - An official boules court on site, with all equipment (adults and children) to play a real boules tournament or to play a family game. - Tuned, usable piano.
We are happy to welcome you!
Barbara & Estella Hart + family
Lage Mierde, december 2018
Blog vakantiehuis Hertenhoeve
Wij zijn Barbara Trimbos-Hart en Estella Hart, 2 dochters van de laatste bewoners, Henri Neville Hart en Hilde Hart-Smelik, van De Hertenhoeve in Lage Mierde (N.B.)