01 BoerenBed Hoeve Waterschap02 meisje met paard03 boerenbed glampig boer en boerin04 uitzicht van de tent05 boerenbed boerderij06 douchen in de buitendouce07 meisjes met kip08 boerderijwinkel09 prive konijntje10-tent-huisje11 Friese meren12-koeien-melken-in-de-stal13 uitzicht voor de tent14 kampvuur15 koeien op stal16-kanoen17 Jongen met geit17-paardrijden18 vrij gevoel19 hot tub20 zwemsteiger21 schaapjes met kinderen
Featherdown Tent for
6 persons (5 adults) from
07-04-2015 to 10-04-2015

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Hoeve Waterschap

Friesland, Echtenerbrug

This classic stolp (is Dutch for bell jar) is owned by us the Diever family:  Gert, Christa and our children Sanne, Femke and Jente. The stolp lies in the heart of the Echtenerveenpolder in an area of outstanding natural beauty called the Veen-weidegebieden. This used to be a peat-cutting district and consequently the landscape is criss-crossed with waterways, ditches and lakes.

Our farm was built by the once important 'Dutch Waterways' as a co-operative farm for all the cattle and sheep that graze amongst the surrounding dykes. There is plenty of water nearby to enjoy. 150 yards away you will find the waterway "Pier Christiaanvaart" which is connected with the beautiful friesian lakes.

A meadow separates the waterway from the farm, so adventurous children can still play safely. At our farm you will find a petting area, sheep, rabbits, chickens and goats roam freely in the enclosure. We have 3 goats which were bottle fed and are very friendly and love to be taken for a walk. Our active dairy farm has nearly 100 cows in the summer, grazing in the surrounding meadows and it is also offers the opportunity to help a hand on the farm. But if you fancy a relaxing afternoon in the hot tub, a swim in the canal or the luxury of a fresh breakfast in your tent, this is all possible too.

We are Gert and Crista, together with our children Sanne, Femke and Jente we live as 3rd generation on this magnificent farmhouse dating from the year 1850. We hope to see you soon on our adventurous Farm!

See you soon!

Gert, Crista Diever and Sanne, Femke and Jente

The Frills tent is the same as the normal Feather Down tent but with a lot more luxury.

Life is short, so why not spoil yourself once in a while. To start off with, you will arrive to find your beds made up and a welcome surprise awaiting you. You will enjoy the best views whilst sitting in your own private hot tub (not in Germany and France).

Exclusive in, at or next to the Frills Tent are your own private hot tub and outdoor shower. A hammock for two and large sofa inside the tent (2 meters wide). A canopy above the veranda. Free towel packs (one large and small towel) for everyone and a special welcome surprise. 

* The Frills Tent in Germany and France are a bit different because they do not offer the Hot Tub.


  • Beds made up
  • Starter Pack Candles
  • Kitchen Linen Package
  • Starter Pack Lamp Oil
  • Parking
  • Reservation Costs
  • Towels
  • Cold running water
  • Welcome Surprise
  • Wood for heating and cooking

Prices and Availability

The Feather Down Tent is an impressive 45m2 in size. Which means that 6 people can sleep in it comfortably (a maximum of 5 adults and one child up to 12 years).

In the tent, there is;

  • A double bed of 2.0 by 1.80 metres
  • A bunk bed of 2.00 by 0.90 metres per bed
  • A cupboard bed of 2.00 by 1.30 metres, suitable for 1 adult or 2 children.

In the tent you will not find any gas or electricity, no modern conveniences. So it is back to the good old days. In the tent you will be able to cook on your wood burning stove, or if the weather permits, you can cook outside....on the outdoor cooker. You won’t need to bring anything from home, everything is inside the tent: from plates to pots, pans to serving spoons. Bedlinen and pillows are included as well as a kitchen linen pack (tea towel and kitchen cloth).


  • Bedlinen
  • Kitchen Linen Package
  • Parking
  • Reservation Costs
  • Cold running water
  • Wood for heating and cooking
  • Starter Pack Candles
  • Starter Pack Lamp Oil

Prices and Availability

Added Treats

Here you will find some unique Feather Down extra's to book in advance. Please note there are date restrictions on bringing a dog to some locations and hampers or meals will differ per location. Please check these details when booking.

  • Bicycle Hire
    Explore the farm and its surrounding area; the farmer can advise on trails of varying degrees of difficulty.

    Bicycle Hire
  • The Farm Larder/Honesty Shop
    All our Farms have a 'Farm Larder' or 'Honesty Shop' where you will find a basic range of products for your stay.

    The Farm Larder/Honesty Shop
  • The Animal Paddock
    Not far from the Feather Down Farm tents you should find a paddock reserved for smaller animals where children can see them up close and maybe even feed or pet them.

    The Animal Paddock
  • summer activities
    Be surrounded by water during the summer holidays

    summer activities
  • Pancakes
    real Dutch pancakes, just like they used to make them in the olden days, easy to bake.

  • Hot tub
    This farm offers the Frills package* or you can hire Hot Tubs on a half daily basis.

    Hot tub
  • Communal Chicken Coop
    All farms will have a communal chicken coop where you can go and gather eggs.

    Communal Chicken Coop
  • Childrens Furniture
    We have cots, highchairs and fireguards available at each Feather Down Farm.

    Childrens Furniture
  • Wood-Fired Oven
    The wood fired oven will be lit once during your stay and you will be able to cook anything from pizza and jacket potatoes to whole roasts.

    Wood-Fired Oven
  • Groups
    Having a get together/group gathering? this farm is very suitable for (large) groups

  • Horses and ponies
    This location offers you the chance to interact with horses or ponies.

    Horses and ponies
  • Dogs Allowed
    Dogs are welcome at the farm (max 2 per tent)

    Dogs Allowed
  • Near Water
    These farms have their own lake or are located near a beach or lake for lots of water play!

    Near Water
  • Private rabbit
    What is more fun than hiring your private rabbit for the duration of your stay.

    Private rabbit
  • Campfire

  • Breakfast Pack
    You will receive a selection of home grown or locally produced products perfect for a family breakfast.

    Breakfast Pack
  • Farmers Soup or Stew
    To experience true al fresco dining – and cooking! – opt to take delivery of everything required to prepare and cook from scratch, an extremely hearty soup or stew for four to six people.

    Farmers Soup or Stew
  • A Premier arrival for all guests
    If all you need on arrival is a cosy, made-up bed ready to collapse into, then Ready Beddy is for you.

    A Premier arrival for all guests

Prices and Availability

Here you will find all available dates and the prices. To make a reservation please click on the price.

April 2015 Stay from until Frills TentFeatherdown Tent
WeekendFri 03 Apr 2015Tue 07 Apr 2015€679.00€499.00
WeekFri 03 Apr 2015Fri 10 Apr 2015€829.00€649.00
MidweekTue 07 Apr 2015Fri 10 Apr 2015€409.00€249.00
WeekendFri 10 Apr 2015Mon 13 Apr 2015€459.00€299.00
WeekFri 10 Apr 2015Fri 17 Apr 2015€659.00€539.00
MidweekMon 13 Apr 2015Fri 17 Apr 2015€459.00€299.00
WeekMon 13 Apr 2015Mon 20 Apr 2015€639.00€479.00
WeekendFri 17 Apr 2015Mon 20 Apr 2015€459.00€299.00
WeekFri 17 Apr 2015Fri 24 Apr 2015€639.00€479.00
MidweekMon 20 Apr 2015Fri 24 Apr 2015€409.00€249.00
WeekMon 20 Apr 2015Mon 27 Apr 2015€939.00€699.00
WeekendFri 24 Apr 2015Mon 27 Apr 2015€739.00€499.00
WeekFri 24 Apr 2015Fri 01 May 2015€1189.00€949.00
MidweekMon 27 Apr 2015Fri 01 May 2015€889.00€649.00
WeekMon 27 Apr 2015Mon 04 May 2015€1189.00€949.00
May 2015 Stay from until Frills TentFeatherdown Tent
WeekendFri 01 May 2015Mon 04 May 2015€739.00€499.00
WeekFri 01 May 2015Fri 08 May 2015€1189.00€949.00
MidweekMon 04 May 2015Fri 08 May 2015€889.00€649.00
WeekMon 04 May 2015Mon 11 May 2015€1189.00€949.00
WeekendFri 08 May 2015Mon 11 May 2015€739.00€499.00
WeekFri 08 May 2015Fri 15 May 2015€1189.00€949.00
MidweekMon 11 May 2015Fri 15 May 2015€889.00€649.00
WeekMon 11 May 2015Mon 18 May 2015€1189.00€949.00
WeekendFri 15 May 2015Mon 18 May 2015€739.00€499.00
WeekFri 15 May 2015Fri 22 May 2015€939.00€649.00
MidweekMon 18 May 2015Fri 22 May 2015€409.00€249.00
WeekendFri 22 May 2015Tue 26 May 2015occupied€549.00
WeekFri 22 May 2015Fri 29 May 2015occupied€699.00
MidweekTue 26 May 2015Fri 29 May 2015€429.00€249.00
WeekendFri 29 May 2015Mon 01 Jun 2015€459.00€299.00
WeekFri 29 May 2015Fri 05 Jun 2015€639.00€479.00
June 2015 Stay from until Frills TentFeatherdown Tent
MidweekMon 01 Jun 2015Fri 05 Jun 2015€429.00€269.00
WeekMon 01 Jun 2015Mon 08 Jun 2015€639.00€479.00
WeekendFri 05 Jun 2015Mon 08 Jun 2015€459.00€299.00
WeekFri 05 Jun 2015Fri 12 Jun 2015€639.00€479.00
MidweekMon 08 Jun 2015Fri 12 Jun 2015€429.00€269.00
WeekMon 08 Jun 2015Mon 15 Jun 2015€639.00€479.00
WeekendFri 12 Jun 2015Mon 15 Jun 2015€459.00€299.00
WeekFri 12 Jun 2015Fri 19 Jun 2015€639.00€479.00
MidweekMon 15 Jun 2015Fri 19 Jun 2015€429.00€269.00
WeekMon 15 Jun 2015Mon 22 Jun 2015€639.00€479.00
WeekendFri 19 Jun 2015Mon 22 Jun 2015€459.00€299.00
WeekFri 19 Jun 2015Fri 26 Jun 2015€639.00€479.00
MidweekMon 22 Jun 2015Fri 26 Jun 2015€429.00€269.00
WeekMon 22 Jun 2015Mon 29 Jun 2015€639.00€479.00
WeekendFri 26 Jun 2015Mon 29 Jun 2015€459.00€299.00
WeekFri 26 Jun 2015Fri 03 Jul 2015€639.00€479.00
MidweekMon 29 Jun 2015Fri 03 Jul 2015€429.00€269.00
WeekMon 29 Jun 2015Mon 06 Jul 2015€639.00€479.00
July 2015 Stay from until Frills TentFeatherdown Tent
WeekendFri 03 Jul 2015Mon 06 Jul 2015€599.00€399.00
WeekFri 03 Jul 2015Fri 10 Jul 2015€949.00€749.00
MidweekMon 06 Jul 2015Fri 10 Jul 2015€649.00€449.00
WeekMon 06 Jul 2015Mon 13 Jul 2015€949.00€749.00
WeekendFri 10 Jul 2015Mon 13 Jul 2015€599.00€399.00
WeekFri 10 Jul 2015Fri 17 Jul 2015€949.00€749.00
MidweekMon 13 Jul 2015Fri 17 Jul 2015€649.00€449.00
WeekMon 13 Jul 2015Mon 20 Jul 2015€949.00€749.00
WeekendFri 17 Jul 2015Mon 20 Jul 2015€699.00€459.00
WeekFri 17 Jul 2015Fri 24 Jul 2015€1189.00€949.00
MidweekMon 20 Jul 2015Fri 24 Jul 2015€789.00€549.00
WeekMon 20 Jul 2015Mon 27 Jul 2015€1189.00€949.00
WeekendFri 24 Jul 2015Mon 27 Jul 2015€699.00€459.00
WeekFri 24 Jul 2015Fri 31 Jul 2015€1189.00€949.00
MidweekMon 27 Jul 2015Fri 31 Jul 2015€789.00€549.00
WeekMon 27 Jul 2015Mon 03 Aug 2015€1189.00€949.00
WeekendFri 31 Jul 2015Mon 03 Aug 2015€699.00€459.00
WeekFri 31 Jul 2015Fri 07 Aug 2015€1189.00€949.00
August 2015 Stay from until Frills TentFeatherdown Tent
MidweekMon 03 Aug 2015Fri 07 Aug 2015€789.00€549.00
WeekMon 03 Aug 2015Mon 10 Aug 2015€1189.00€949.00
WeekendFri 07 Aug 2015Mon 10 Aug 2015€699.00€459.00
WeekFri 07 Aug 2015Fri 14 Aug 2015€1189.00€949.00
MidweekMon 10 Aug 2015Fri 14 Aug 2015€789.00€549.00
WeekMon 10 Aug 2015Mon 17 Aug 2015€1189.00€949.00
WeekendFri 14 Aug 2015Mon 17 Aug 2015€699.00€459.00
WeekFri 14 Aug 2015Fri 21 Aug 2015€1099.00€899.00
MidweekMon 17 Aug 2015Fri 21 Aug 2015€649.00€449.00
WeekMon 17 Aug 2015Mon 24 Aug 2015€949.00€749.00
WeekendFri 21 Aug 2015Mon 24 Aug 2015€599.00€399.00
WeekFri 21 Aug 2015Fri 28 Aug 2015€949.00€749.00
MidweekMon 24 Aug 2015Fri 28 Aug 2015€649.00€449.00
WeekMon 24 Aug 2015Mon 31 Aug 2015€949.00€749.00
WeekendFri 28 Aug 2015Mon 31 Aug 2015€459.00€299.00
WeekFri 28 Aug 2015Fri 04 Sep 2015€639.00€479.00
MidweekMon 31 Aug 2015Fri 04 Sep 2015€429.00€269.00
WeekMon 31 Aug 2015Mon 07 Sep 2015€639.00€479.00
September 2015 Stay from until Frills TentFeatherdown Tent
WeekendFri 04 Sep 2015Mon 07 Sep 2015€459.00€299.00
WeekFri 04 Sep 2015Fri 11 Sep 2015€639.00€479.00
MidweekMon 07 Sep 2015Fri 11 Sep 2015€429.00€269.00
WeekMon 07 Sep 2015Mon 14 Sep 2015€639.00€479.00
WeekendFri 11 Sep 2015Mon 14 Sep 2015€459.00€299.00
WeekFri 11 Sep 2015Fri 18 Sep 2015€639.00€479.00
MidweekMon 14 Sep 2015Fri 18 Sep 2015€429.00€269.00
WeekMon 14 Sep 2015Mon 21 Sep 2015€639.00€479.00
WeekendFri 18 Sep 2015Mon 21 Sep 2015€459.00€299.00
WeekFri 18 Sep 2015Fri 25 Sep 2015€639.00€479.00
MidweekMon 21 Sep 2015Fri 25 Sep 2015€429.00€269.00
WeekMon 21 Sep 2015Mon 28 Sep 2015€639.00€479.00
WeekendFri 25 Sep 2015Mon 28 Sep 2015€459.00€299.00
WeekFri 25 Sep 2015Fri 02 Oct 2015€639.00€479.00
MidweekMon 28 Sep 2015Fri 02 Oct 2015€429.00€269.00
WeekMon 28 Sep 2015Mon 05 Oct 2015€639.00€479.00
October 2015 Stay from until Frills TentFeatherdown Tent
WeekendFri 02 Oct 2015Mon 05 Oct 2015€459.00€299.00
WeekFri 02 Oct 2015Fri 09 Oct 2015€639.00€479.00
MidweekMon 05 Oct 2015Fri 09 Oct 2015€429.00€269.00
WeekMon 05 Oct 2015Mon 12 Oct 2015€639.00€479.00
WeekendFri 09 Oct 2015Mon 12 Oct 2015€459.00€299.00
WeekFri 09 Oct 2015Fri 16 Oct 2015€639.00€479.00
MidweekMon 12 Oct 2015Fri 16 Oct 2015€429.00€269.00
WeekMon 12 Oct 2015Mon 19 Oct 2015€639.00€479.00
WeekendFri 16 Oct 2015Mon 19 Oct 2015€479.00€299.00
WeekFri 16 Oct 2015Fri 23 Oct 2015€679.00€499.00
MidweekMon 19 Oct 2015Fri 23 Oct 2015€479.00€299.00
WeekMon 19 Oct 2015Mon 26 Oct 2015€679.00€499.00
WeekendFri 23 Oct 2015Mon 26 Oct 2015€479.00€299.00
WeekFri 23 Oct 2015Fri 30 Oct 2015€679.00€499.00
WeekMon 26 Oct 2015Thu 29 Oct 2015occupiedoccupied
MidweekMon 26 Oct 2015Fri 30 Oct 2015€479.00€299.00
WeekMon 26 Oct 2015Mon 02 Nov 2015€679.00€499.00
WeekendFri 30 Oct 2015Mon 02 Nov 2015€479.00€299.00


Based on 213 Customer reviews

Here you can read the customers reviews of the location. The score is based on the answers customers gave to the question: what is your overall valuation of your stay at this location?

Read all the customer's reviews here

  • 10
    stayed from 13-10-2014 to 17-10-2014

    Mevr. Wiggers

    je moet even een knop omzetten als je uit je jachtige werkleven stapt. Maar als je je draai hebt gevonden, is het heerlijk. De kinderen vonden het meer dan fantastisch.

  • 10
    stayed from 13-10-2014 to 17-10-2014

    Mevr. Wiggers

    je moet even een knop omzetten als je uit je jachtige werkleven stapt. Maar als je je draai hebt gevonden, is het heerlijk. De kinderen vonden het meer dan fantastisch.

  • 8.8
    stayed from 10-10-2014 to 13-10-2014

    Dhr. Buys

    het is echt onthaasten, lekker bezig zijn in de buitenlucht, veel leren van het boerenleven.

  • 8.8
    stayed from 10-10-2014 to 13-10-2014

    Mevr. Maats

    Fijne dagen gehad, gelukkig was het weer ons ook goed gezind! We hadden opa Boer en oma Boerin tot onze beschikking dit weekend, aangezien de boerenfamilie ook een keertje op vakantie gaan natuurlijk! Maar dat was absoluut geen straf! We werden hartelijk ontvangen en goed begeleid. De kinderen konden hen alles vragen en we kregen ook spontane informatie van ze. Over het leven op de boerderij en de uitleg over de kalfjes etc. We hebben op initiatief van de opa Boer ook een rondleiding met een treintje gekregen in de buurt, waarbij we een stukje hebben gelopen in het bos. Hartstikke leuk! Over de tent kun je alleen maar enthousiast zijn; primitief met een luxe tintje. Goeie bedden en lekkere dekbedden, de bedstee is natuurlijk te gek voor de kinderen, er werd nog net niet getost! Het halen van hout voor de kachel is gewoon leuk, vooral omdat het al wat kouder werd. De hottub is ondanks de temperatuur goed gebruikt, echt heerlijk met zo'n uitzicht op de weilanden met de koeien en paarden vlakbij! We kunnen nog wel even doorgaan.... Gewoon ontzettend leuk om te zijn geweest!

  • 10
    stayed from 03-10-2014 to 05-10-2014

    Fam. Taveirne

    We hebben alweer genoten van jullie gastvrijheid. Het was fijn om samen met onze vrienden het boerenbedgevoel te beleven. We hebben alvast besloten om er een jaarlijkse traditie van te maken.

  • 10
    stayed from 03-10-2014 to 10-10-2014

    Herr Lembeck

    Sehr nette Gastgeber, großes Gelände mit vielen Spielangeboten für die Kinder, schöne Lage zwischen den Grachten und nahe dem Ijsselmeer.

  • 10
    stayed from 12-09-2014 to 15-09-2014

    Mevr. Gerritsen

    Wat hebben wij van ons weekendje genoten! Het voelde als een hele vakantie. Op het erf is al zoveel te doen dat de kinderen bijna niet weg wilden van de koeien, geiten, konijnen, kippen en niet te vergeten de hot tub. We hadden een prachtig, vrij uitzicht vanuit onze tent en binnen was het lekker warm en knus. De buitendouche was trouwens ook heerlijk!

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