De Wispeling (1832)

Our home is a converted monumental farmhouse from the nineteenth century. We brought it right up to date with an interior full of vintage finds, contemporary art, minimalist touches and plenty of house plants. Central in the house is the spacious living kitchen and next to it you can find the living room with a wood burning stove and a beautiful panoramic view on the garden and and the endless flat fields. The master bedroom and children`s room are on the ground floor as well as the bathroom (bath and shower).
In the garden there is a wooden garden shed with a guest room in it with the same view as you have from the living room. This serves as the third bedroom with the second bathroom.

About the location

Huizinge is a tiny characterful village in the northern part of Groningen, het Hoogeland. Surrounded by an ancient agricultural landscape with dwelling mounds it`s the perfect place to relax, walk, cycle and visit other villages and historical places.
For the daily groceries you can go to Middelstum, a village 2 kilometers from Huizinge. The nearest town is Groningen (20 minutes by car). Groningen is a vibrant university-town where you can find lots of shopping facilities, cafes, restaurants, theaters and the Groninger Museum, designed by Starck, Mendini and Coop Himmelblau.

For a day trip to the sandy beaches you can go by boat to Schiermonnikoog or Borkum, Germany. The islands are part of world heritage Waddensea. Check out cities like Amsterdam, Haarlem, Rotterdam, Delft, The Hague (or closer) Leeuwarden by train or car.

Best kept secrets next to Huizinge:
- Every Friday in summer delicious pizza`s are served in a `livingroomcafe` in the tiny village Westerwijtwerd. Here you can make a chit chat with the locals.

- Try a high tea at on of the old family castles: `Borg Ewsum` (2km) or `Menkemaborg` (10km)

- `Huizinge Detour`: a beautiful walk around our village (6km walk starts 100m from our house) with the 12th century church, the Melkema farmhouse (16th century) etc.

- Nightlife: take the train from Stedum to Groningen.

- We`ve got 4 bikes to explore the area.

Type of swap

  • Home Exchange

Conditions of exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • Children welcome

Huizinge (HE35998)

Groningen,   The Netherlands

  • 3 bed   (sleeps 4) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer

Meet the member

Adults: 2      Children: 1

Membership expiry date: 06 Oct 2021