Discover the beaches, dunes and forests , the recreational lakes, the fetching views and the old towns of Zeeland from this green oasis in cozy Burgh-Haamstede.
This privately owned holiday bungalow lies hidden at the back of a small and quiet holiday resort on the edge of a cozy village. Eighteen bungalows surround a lawn with a grassy playing area that's bordered with trees and shrubs. In the front of the grounds is a private parking lot. From the N57 main road it's just one minute's drive and yet the resort is lovely and quiet.
Recreational bungalow from 1970, fully renovated in 2013.
The livingroom features a cozy sitting area with a fireplace and a flatscreen tv (80 cm). It has windows on both sides to optimize the view of the greenery, the many birds and the occasional deer or rabbit that visits the garden.
Next there's a dining table for 5 and an open kitchen with ample work space and fitted with a microwave-oven combination, a dishwasher, a 4 piece cooker with hood, a big refrigerator, a separate freezer, a washing machine and plenty of cupboard space. The kitchen is fully equipped.
The bathroom features a bath with shower and washbasin. The toilet is separate.
There are 2 bedrooms, the master bedroom has twin beds boxspring (160x200), a wardrobe and a washbasin, the second bedroom holds a bunkbed (80x190) and a rollaway queen bed (120x190), all three with mesh maze. So this house allows a comfortable stay for up to 5 people. Both bedrooms have a screen door leading out onto the terrace.
Other features are: lots of cupboard space, a big coat rack, two fireplaces (one outside), garden furniture, clothes horse.
The house has central heating except for the second bedroom, where there's an electric radiator.
The flatscreen tv has 74 channels and there's free wifi internet.
Dogs are welcome but smoking is not allowed.
Peace descends upon you as you set foot into the garden. The edge of the forest is directly behind the house. The garden embraces the house on three sides, with part of the forest grown in (total area of the garden > 700 m2). There's a big terrace with a fireplace where you can choose between the sun and the shade all throughout the day. There's a sizeable lawn that's bordered with trees and shrubs and closed off by nettings, giving you the privacy you need. The smallest of dogs however may be able to escape from the garden. In the garden you will find a lockable wood storage room, where you can park two bicycles.
The trees of the Zeepe Duinen rise up right behind the garden. It's a wonderful Nature Reserve with dunes and forest where wild horses run free.
Walking along the shell path behind the resort you are able to reach the cozy town and castle of Haamstede (2 km), the dunes and forest (1 km), and the seashore (3 km). There are numerous walkpaths , bikepaths, a MTB path and an adventurous path through the trees.
The Schouwse beach reaches from Westenschouwen (3 km) all the way to Renesse (8 km). The whole area is alltogether 10 km2.
Not too far away are the dammed-in lakes Oosterschelde and Grevelingen that are well suited for various watersports.
There are restaurants in all price ranges, including a pancake-windmill.
In Burgh-Haamstede offers a wide range of shops. There are two supermarkets (at 1 and 2 km distance), a drugstore, a bicycle rental, a cash machine, clothing and souvenir shops, a stationer’s shop and Tourist Information.
The Deltaworks-information- and amusement park Neeltje Jans, the castle of Haamstede, Rana Nature's Garden in Dreischor (het Kikkertje), Treetop climbing in Westerschouwen (het Klimbos), steamtram Ouddorp and steamtrain Goes, subtropical garden Fort Den Haak, butterfly garden Berkenhof, castle and park Westhove, etc. And of course plenty of nice museums.
Within 1 km are a sports center (in- and outdoors) and an 18-holes golfcourse.
Great towns are: Renesse, Zierikzee, Goedereede, Goes, Ouddorp, Domburg, Middelburg and Vlissingen. Plans for many trips are available.
We hope you will enjoy your stay!
We do not rent our accommodation to groups (youths below 25 years, groups of women / men regardless of age).
Did you know that Burgh and Haamstede are in fact two separate villages? Although the villages are now practically joined at the hip, the two original village centres are still clearly recognisable.
Burgh-Haamstede in the province of Zeeland, is part of the municipality Schouwen-Duiveland and located on the west side of the island. The area is also known as “de Kop van Schouwen” (the head of Schouwen), of which Burgh-Haamstede is the centrally located heart.
The surrounding North Sea coast is characterised by vast and broad sandy beaches, one of the biggest attractions for the many tourists that visit the island every year. The beaches are surrounded by a very diverse dune landscape with barren valleys, sand drifts and dune meadows with many types of colourful and fragrant plants. Several walking trails in, for example, “the Zeepeduinen”, lead you through this magnificent landscape, via herds of wild Shetland ponies and Scottish Highland cattle. In Westerschouwen this area smoothly flows into the biggest forest Zeeland has: “the Domeinen”. Along the same coastal route, you will also find one of the most beautiful mountain bike tours of our country.
The area around Burgh-Haamstede is perfect for long cycling trips through a landscape that you don’t see often anymore in the Netherlands. The many quiet country roads take you along characteristic villages and provide various safe cycling paths.
Burgh-Haamstede has several well-known sites, including thirteenth century “Slot Haamstede” (Castle Haamstede). The castle is now owned by ‘Natuurmonumenten’ (Nature Monuments) and can only be visited under supervision. Next to the castle is one of the highest lighthouses of the Netherlands. The “Westerlichttoren” with its red and white stripes, has a height of no less than 58 metres above sea level. Did you know that it was this tower that was depicted on the 250 guilders bank note until 2001?
Besides this tower, there is another notable tower just outside the village, the so-called “Plompe Toren”. This tower is the sole surviving remnant of the village Koudekerke which could one be found on Schouwen-Duiveland. Because of the many floods that afflicted our country between the 15th and 17th century, is villages disappeared into the sea.
Burgh-Haamstede is only about 5 kilometres from the world-famous Delta Works with the impressive Oosterscheldekering. This storm surge barrier connects the island Schouwen-Duiveland with, for example, the island Neeltje Jans, where you can visit the family water park of the same name. For energetic people, there is Lake Grevelingen with the Brouwersdam just north of the island. Here you can enjoy all sorts of water-based activities.
In Burgh-Haamstede is a large supermarket, a pharmacy, a bakery, a shop where you can hire bikes, and various restaurants. In neighbouring Nieuw-Haamstede you will find a glider airfield where you can book an introduction flight for only a small fee.
Also worth a visit are the old Dutch towns Zierikzee, Veere and Middelburg or the seaside towns Renesse and Domburg.
For more information about Burgh-Haamstede and its surrounding area, we would like to refer you to the local tourist office.