A short time ago we began receiving guests in a bedandbreakfast accommodation.

Receiving guests, and making sure they feel at home with us has always been our greatest pleasure.

Guests who have honoured us with their visit so far have expressed that we realised our aims at letting them feel comfortable.

The combination of rest, peace and positive energy at the house and yet the possibility of going to places of cosy crowdedness is a combination which our guests find very attractive.

Waking up with no sounds around except the singing of birds, going out during the day, and afterwards to come back and relax, letting it all sink in and settle while enjoying some nice tea is something very relaxing

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The house.

A lovely house, with a thatched roof, isolating us from heat is summer and cold in winter.

The house itself was built in 1981, the bed and breakfast space was added in the spring of 2002.

Guests have their own terrace to eat breakfast when the weather allows for it, and some relaxing chairs are available to enjoy the evening sun.

The house is divided in a private living area and a bedandbreakfast area on the ground floor.

This room is also easily available for people in a wheelchair

You will be received in our spacious kitchen with some nice coffee, tea, and a nice sweet treat.

 

 

History

 

In the old days, it was customary to name your pieces of land.

Uncle Dirk had a piece called “Poelenburg” and uncle Har had one named ”t Venje. My family owned the name “De Vijf Morgen”.

Vijf Morgen is an old Dutch term for measuring land, and we thought it very appropriate to our country house.

“De Vijf Morgen” is situated just outside the small village Oterleek, and lies 4 metres beneath sea level.

The polder is one of the first which was drained of its waters by engineer Leeghwater.

The polders now called the Beemster, the Schermer and Heerhugowaard were drained later.

Oterleek was originally a fishing village where fish would be transported to and sold to surrounding villages. Strange as it may sound now, Oterleek used to border on a huge lake, ending in our North Sea. Oterleek is built on a piece of land, which is naturally elevated a bit, so even though the surrounding lands were under water, the tiny village was not.