Our holiday rentals are situated in an old barn. From there you have a clear line of sight upon our horses and a forested part of the dunes, where large grazers like the Scottish Highlander, wild horses, sheep or goats keep the landscape open. Hares and foxes regularly pass by and there is a wide variety of birds to be seen. During the summer swallow’s fly back and forth around the yard. With a bit of luck you’ll be able to enjoy a concert from a nightingale and later in the evening owls and bats will reveal themselves.
Whether you are planning to come with two, three, or even six people, it’s entirely possible. Bon&Aparte are easily switchable into a large holiday home for up to six people. With a garden, a spacious terrace, two bathrooms, a sauna, kitchen and multiple sitting areas, a gorgeous detached house is at your disposal. But even apart from each other you will find two comfortable apartments and privacy. It may be hard to choose; will you go for Bon, or for Aparte?
Apartment Bon, with over 50m2, is located on the ground floor and is fit for 2 to 4 people. It has a lovely garden facing South, with a spacious terrace and a barbeque. This apartment with free view is suited with all conveniences. Two comfortable boxspring beds, a bathroom with rainshower, rustic kitchen, sitting space, dining table, tv and wifi. You could potentially rent an extra room, which is directly connected to the apartment containing a French queen sized bed. And if you feel the need, you can walk straight to the sauna. You share a laundry machine with the other apartment. Despite the fact that the wooden floor of the upper floor is extensively insulated, you can possibly hear the guests walking upstairs.
On the first floor, located under the sloped roof, is our a tad bit smaller, but still spacious, Loft Aparte. It’s an open and light room for suited for two/three people. Here too you can find a nice shower, toilet, Queensize 2 persons bed, 1 person bed and a cosy kitchenette. Furthermore it has a sitting area, a small dining table, a tv and wifi which make the loft entirely complete. You share a laundry machine with the other apartment, same as the front door.
If you are interested or have questions you can always contact us. Booking can be done via this site, or via a multitude of booking sites. We do our best to match all the agenda’s at various sites as quickly as possible. Do you want to be sure of a certain period? Let us know immediately so we can keep the date locked for you.
The entrance to the nature reserve for pedestrians is situated just 100 meters from our yard. Cyclists or horse riders can enter just a bit farther. Four kilometres along you can access the beach. You can choose for the pleasant beach of Heemskerk, which is exclusively accessible by unmotorized vehicles, or the incredibly hip surfer beach at Wijk aan Zee. But Castricum and Bakkum, too, are within traveling distance. Something for everybody.
Are you more of a culture fan, then you can indulge in Heemskerk’s cosy village centre. Haarlem is truly a gorgeous shopping city, the Cheesemarket of Alkmaar is also an extraordinary sight and Amsterdam’s massive offer is something to definitely keep in mind. Also don’t forget the Zaanse Schans, the Bazaar in Beverwijk and the picturesque Bergen. In the right season you can follow the “bulb route” to see massive fields full of tulips and the “Keukenhof”. We can also recommend an alternative route along the “Rijp”.
In cooperation with a bicycle rental we can arrange bicycles to be ready for you at arrival. In the dunes there are many mountainbike-routes. You can walk for an eternity, or jog. Wijk Aan Zee is very popular among surfers. You can take a blokart along the shore, or paraglide into the sky. There also is a gliderairfield in the area and an indoor-ski slope as well as swimming pools, a big cinema and a beautiful wellness-centre.
Would you rather explore the area on horseback? You could take your own horse along. We have four large innerboxes and two paddocks. Is there anything better than seeing your own horse from your house? Don’t own a horse, but do want to take a guided ride through the dunes or on the beach on trustworthy horses? Ask us!
Food & Drink
In cooperation with a bicycle rental we can arrange bicycles to be ready for yWe can recommend a dozen of our favourite restaurants and cafe’s to you. There are multiple star restaurants in the surrounding area, but proper eating cafeteria too. How about a taste of the best Sushi made in the Netherlands? You can get breakfast in the middle of the dunes or down at the beach. Do you eat glut free, vegetarian or vegan? We know where you can have a nice meal.
On horseback there are multiple locations, within riding-distance, where you can park your horse to take a rest yourself and to enjoy a Texel’s Skuumkoppe with a highlander burger, for example. If you’d rather take a picknick set with you, we have a couple of saddlebags available. For non-horseriders there’s a picknickbasket in the apartment.
If you are searching for peace and quiet then our holiday location is less suited for you. In the months when life is more lived outside than inside, you shall soon notice that our country-side oasis is just outside the “Randstad”, which is a closely inhabited area consisting of the large cities of Northern Holland and the villages surrounding them. We live in a Natura 2000 domain, where the fields with beautiful flowers get worked by gardeners. There is an orchidnursery right next to us and all our neighbours love dogs. You may even hear our rooster in the morning.
All our animals probably make this location very attractive for parents with (young) children. After pondering on it for a long time we decided that we do not deem our property fit for children. Our animals are soft hearted and social, but horses are, and always will be, easily scared animals with gigantic weight. Would you really like to stay here with older kids or a baby, discuss this with us and we might be able to make it work.
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