Charming detached house with large garden

Charming detached house with large garden

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5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
2 Bathrooms
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Our home

After having lived in Amsterdam for 15 years, the decision was made to live in the area where it is peaceful, beautiful and joyful, and still close to bigger cities. This family house, built in the 1930's, is bright by the large windows and spacious for a family of five. It has a comfortable living room with fireplace and open kitchen with all appliances. There is a separate play/media room attached to the living room. Folding doors in the living room and playroom lead to the large terrace with Weber BBQ, facing southeast. In the pantry next to the kitchen you find the oven, microwave, washing machine and dryer. In the hallway are the stairs that lead to the first floor where you find a master bedroom, three children rooms and a bathroom with bath and separate shower. Attached to the masterbedroom is a walk-in closet. On both floors is a toilet. From the balcony you have a nice view to the garden.

In addition, in the garden we have a detached guesthouse (25m2) with doublebed, kitchenette, bathroom and private terrace. Nice for older children or friends/ family that come over.

The garden is the perfect place to stay to play and relax: a walnut-tree with swing and hammock; a treehouse, a large trampoline and enough places to chill and have a drink and/or dinner. In summertime you can refresh in a swimming pool of 450m x 250 x 85 cm.
Full and fast wifi available on the whole parcel. Of course you can make use of our three adult bikes and three children bikes for a nice trip in the beautiful area. Our guests always love to use the carrier bike for trips or just groceries.

Property features

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Who we are

  1. We are a family of five: Alexander (43) is a teacher and scrumtrainer and enjoys to cook all kinds of international dishes. He is a real artcrafts-/handyman. Jolien (43) is a relocation consultant, helping new internationals in the Netherlands to get settled with ease and joy. She loves to be surrounded with people and early morning walks with the dog. Madelief (12yr) loves horse riding and to read books; Philip (10yr) and Friso (8yr) play field hockey and soccer. We have a cat called Vlekkie, who you find most of the time somewhere around the house, so the only necessity is to provide her with a bit of food every day. Our dog Max stays with friends during holidays.
    As a family we like to go mountainbiking, play field hockey, swim and have walks through the woods or citytrips. We enjoy meeting people of all kinds of places in the world. Up to today we have had only two home exchanges and this year we would like to swap again. It is our highest priority to take good care of your house and pets. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested.

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Where is it?

Your neighbourhood

The Achterhoek area, where Lochem is situated is the secret gem of the Netherlands because of the relaxed people and beautiful surroundings. The area is known for its diverse landscape with many castles, old farmhouses and lovely woods. Our house is located at the border of the city Lochem (1500m to centre), in between two nature parks: Lochemse Berg and Paasberg. Lochem is located on the river Berkel and got its city rights in the 13th century. The centre is atmospheric and has a historic character. In and around the city you may find restaurants, shops, supermarkets, tennis courts, horse riding schools, an indoor pool and heated outdoor pools. The surroundings of Lochem are very green and are a true paradise for those who enjoy a good walk. Besides many opportunities for relaxation there are also many possibilities to practice sports, such as (mountain)biking and there are several golf courses in the area.
Nice daily excursions are: Zutphen (15 min); Deventer (25min); natural reserve park Veluwe (25min); Utrecht (1hr); Amsterdam (1,2hr); Munster (1,2hr), Berlin (6hr). The Lochem train station is easily accessible with our bikes.

Best restaurants
Raedthuys, De Basiliek, Kawop, Woodstock, Mondani (Canadian), Woodbrooke and many more restaurants.
Favourite cafés
La Touche, Hangar, H2O and many more
Where to go shopping
Lochem, Zutphen, Deventer, Arnhem
Your area's cultural and historical landmarks
Castles and monuments from middle ages to 20th century
Local walks
Lochemse Berg, Paasberg, Kalen Berg ('berg' is the Dutch word for mountain... we cannot help that; it is more a bump :) )
Places you love to exercise
mountainbiking and trekking, rowing at Berkel river, swimming

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