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Good For Couples
Homely, yet stylish athmosphere
Old style manor house, my (W's) home for the first 16 years of my life, as my parents managed an international school in the premises. Now in use as a conference hotel with (additional) B&B rooms and a great organic restaurant (see also restaurant tips). Lovely place to grow up (if you have time to stay that long), have a formal meeting or just a weekend stay with friends.
Stayed there once for 2 days (in my old room!), now we are a frequent visitor to the house and park for a chat with the chef and owners, a drink and a bite.
Note: the website is still only in Dutch. Due to reservations by larger groups and ongoing refurbishings a (holiday) stay for a party of less than 6 can be difficult!
After the refurbishments some large rooms will become more expensive (around 75 EUR per person, including breakfast).
Dating back to the early e1700s, the house was altered and added onto until the 1920s. It was privately owned by some of the ruling families from the Gelderland province until 1977. During and after the second World War several families lived here, first refugies, later local families. From the mid 1950s until 1977 an international (primary) boarding school was located in the premises, it's descendant and the secondary school connected with it still exist in Ommen, Eerde Castle, some 80km to the North (www.eerde.nl).
Between 1978 and 2002 it was owned by a Christian foundation, who changed the interior of the house to accomodate more guests. The new owners are now restoring several rooms to their original size and quality.
Interesting fact is, that the house features in the famous movie "A bridge too far", about the Battle of Arnhem in September 1944. Several scenes from the German, British and Polish headquarters were taken at the house. Also the retreat of the British troops were filmed on a hill close to the house. As it was the dry summer of 1976, the local firebrigade had to generate some rain for these shots....
Unique Quality: Wonderful forest park, with National Park Veluwezoom bordering the estate, so on the doorstep.
Organic restaurant. Nice views, facilities for hiking, cycling, nordic walking etc. Forest trails. Lovely lounge rooms with fireplace, bar and conference facilities
Directions: Just outside the village of De Steeg. Bus connection from Arnhem.
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