Lakes, forest and fields make up the province of Friesland.
In this picturesque setting the Merelhof is tucked away in the Eastern region called the Wouden. The Merelhof is a country home on the outskirts of Harkema in the county of Achtkarspelen. The owners passions are gardening and outdoor living combined with hospitality for guests and visitors.
The Merelhof is about 2.5 acres, and the garden can be described as rustic scenery with a cottage style flower garden, a treed area and a pond, creating a varied landscape in the garden, a haven or birds of all kinds. There are some 30 birdhouses for nesting through out the garden. Much attention is also given to the well-being of small animals, and here and there are small piles of stones to serve as hiding places for creatures such as lizards, frogs and the like. Small animals of prey and birds find their places of safety in the many thickets. As you stroll through the garden you will be surprised to find many quiet spots tucked away to enjoy the sounds and sights of nature, or to simply to relax and do nothing. In short, a peaceful place for man and animal.
The owners of the Merelhof would like to offer our guests more than just a roof over their heads. Together with you we can make arrangements such as,
•Biking or walking with a pic-nick along.
•Guided nature tour.
•A bird excursion to the Lauwer Lake.
•We can look after the hiring of bikes and boats fo you.
Here at the Merelhof you can do lots, but you don't have to, for it is your holiday.