Those approaching Zutphen can't help being impressed by the view of the beautiful white facade of tall houses along the river IJssel with in the background Zutphen's five towers. This alluring skyline makes one curious to explore its historic town centre.
Our Hanseatic town has quite a lot of historic buildings like churches, towers and merchant houses. You will find many gardens, parks and courtyards (so-called'Hofjes') that were tended by weavers, bakers and brewers in days gone by. Around the very centre you can still see parts of the old town (or city) walls, which date back to the 13th and 14th centuries. It feels like walking in the Middle Ages! So it is not surprising that Zutphen draws more than a hundred thousand visitors a year.
Many people are also attracted by Zutphen's extensive range of quality shops, restaurants and cafés and museums and art galleries. On Thursdays and Saturdays the local markets also draw a lot of people.
Just a five-minute walk from the centre you will find our house with the river Berkel at the back. It is the perfect home base for lovers of culture, nature and art. Walkers, hikers, cyclists and canoeists have lots of opportunities to explore the town and/or its surrounding beautiful countryside.
After a lovely day out or simply after a relaxing day in, it is very nice to stay in one of our cosily decorated guest rooms with all the facilities needed to make your time with us a memorable one! Next door to your room there is a fine, modern bathroom with bath, shower, two wash basins and a toilet. Adjoining there is a large balcony overlooking our garden, the river Berkel, an old orchard and a lake called ‘De Grote Gracht'.
On balmy summer evenings it is very pleasant to just sit there enjoying the view and having a drink. Or perhaps you would like to watch and listen to nature coming to life at the break of dawn. On the island in the lake (De Grote Gracht) various types of birds can then be seen and heard so if you are up very early they may bring you a serenade!
This self-contained apartment is spacious, light and quiet and provides a comfortable stay on the top floor of the house. The view of the lake will give you a rich sense of the natural environment.
This floor has a surface area of 72 square metres with its own bathroom, toilet and kitchen. There is a nice dining table at the window, a TV-set, WiFi and there are some comfortable lounge chairs.
On the first floor there is an attractive, large guest room next to a large bathroom. The guest room has twin beds, a dining table and a comfortable sitting area. There is also a fridge, a combi-microwave oven and there are coffee- and teamaking facilities.
In the wardrobe you will find everything needed for if you stay longer. On request it is possible to make use of other facilities in the house.
This small, basic room is also on the first floor and has everything for a comfortable stay: a double bed, a dining table, a TV-set and coffee-and teamaking facilities.
If you would like to stay for a longer period of time there is a combi-microwave oven and WiFi.