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Gaastmeer - Friesland

18th Century barn that houses four inspirational apartments - with lake views and relaxed interiors in the Netherlands northern province of Friesland.

  • Sleeps: 2-5 per apartment
  • Bedrooms: 1-2 per apartment
  • Bathrooms: 1 per apartment
£573-860 per week

How to book...

Attema-Sate is owned and managed by Margriet Burgers.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Margriet Burgers.

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  The Highlights...

  • Four elegantly styled apartments that are creatively housed in a fabulous 18th Century barn.
  • The larger apartments come with covered loggias - so you can enjoy the serene view in all weathers.
  • Interiors are light and bright with earthy colour schemes and luxuriously relaxed styling.
  • All the apartments come with outdoor space - perfect for a spot of alfresco dining.
  • With cycle paths and a waterfront restaurant all on your doorstep, you wont need to venture far to immerse yourself in the Fresian culture.

  You should know...

  • Parking space for one car per apartment.
  • A washing machine and dryer are available for a small fee.

  The Detail...

The conversion of Attema-Sate into four apartments (sleeping from two up to five people) is jaw-droppingly original. The old barn, with its large beams, wooden rafters and red brick floors has been left untouched, with the new apartments built under the cover of this most beautiful building. The old and new never meet, yet both create the most stunning backdrop for each other. The interiors are wonderfully relaxed and the garden, lake and canal views are as serene as they get. Its the perfect place to unwind and connect with the wonderful Fresian landscape that surrounds you.

There are four apartments, Grutto (sleeps 4-5 people), Kievit (sleeps 4-5 people), Meerkoet (sleeps 2 people) and Fuut (sleeps 2 people). The larger apartments have open-plan living/dining/kitchen areas that open out onto private patios and gardens via beautiful loggias that are perfect for taking in the outdoors no matter what the weather. Upstairs are two double bedrooms that take in views of the barn's beams, It Piel lake, canal and gardens. Theres even a mooring available if you want to bring your own small sailing boat. The two smaller apartments are both studios with open-plan kitchen/living and sleeping areas. And both come with a private patio.

All of the apartments have been styled by interior designer Studio Slow and are all wonderfully relaxed. The living areas have flat screen televisions, characterful wooden ceilings and modern sofas. In Grutto youll even find a twin-closet bed hidden away. And the dining areas are kept beautifully simple with elegant tables and pendant lighting.

The kitchens are all sublime - with sleek units, plaster pink walls and gorgeously styled open shelving. Practically they score well too with all the kitchens fully equipped with a ceramic hot plate, cooker hood, oven/microwave, fridge, dishwasher, kettle and the all-essential Nespresso coffee machine.

The bedrooms in the larger apartments all have a traditional feel with muted colour schemes, painted panelled walls and plenty of built-in-storage. The beds in all the apartments are wonderfully comfortable and are dressed in soft white linens. And the bathrooms are perfectly put together, with towels and Rituals toiletries supplied as standard.

All the apartments come with their own outdoor space, with patio furniture, meaning you can enjoy the pure serenity of this delightful area with views out over the garden or canal.

Located in the pretty province of Friesland in the northern part of the Netherlands, a stay at Attema-Sate is all about slowing down. Surrounded by cycle paths and waterways, its a great place to get out and explore. A cycle path takes you all the way to the cycle ferry that will take you into Yntemapolder. And you definitely get the best of both worlds as you are just a few steps away from a pretty waterfront restaurant that handily doubles as the local tourist office. Theres also a handy well-stocked shop within easy walking distance.

If you fancy heading a little further, then the Frieslands capital of Leeuwarden is just 45 minutes away. Nominated as the European Capital of Culture in 2018, this bustling city has plenty of museums, restaurants and bars to discover. Head to the citys canals for broad cycle paths and the best of the citys cafe culture.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Highchair
  • Microwave
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • Stereo music system
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Car Charging Point
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Off road free parking
  • Walking distance to pub

possibility to use a berth for a sloop or a small sailing boat at private landing


  • Beach (lake)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Historical sites
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Sailing
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Surfing
  • Windsurfing

  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

120 km.

  Detailed Pricing Information...

Prices apply per apartment and are high season prices. Prices vary according to the season.
High season: 1 April to 1 October.
Low season: 1 October to 1 April.

Only Friday and Monday arrival and minimum stay of 3 nights.
Midweek: Monday 4 pm – Friday 10 am
Long weekend: Friday 4 pm – Monday 10 am
Week: Monday or Friday 4 pm to next week Monday or Friday 10 pm



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Attema-Sate is owned and managed by Margriet Burgers.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Margriet Burgers.

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