When the nuns 50 years ago converted this “oldambster” farmhouse to a holiday retreat they had no idea of what the future eventually would be.  Words like “Hermeandering van Ruiten Aa, plan Ellersinghuizer veld, EHS Westerwolde” did not exist yet. At that time there was a n authentic building, just outside the village Vlagtwedde, in a farming area close the Metbroekbos woods. Today, almost all the farmland around the van Bommelhoeve Inn has been converted to nature reserve, bringing back the situation to the year 1850. The landscape reminds most people more of the Drenthe province, with wooded areas and fields.

The Inn is from around 1920 and of the “Oldambster” farmhouse type. This type is characterised by the long roofed building, toward the front the farmhouse “schrinks” and becomes the living quarters for the farmer (or Innkeeper). The roof is supported by wooden posts, that divide the farm is 4 meter sections, most of these are still visible today.  The B&B rooms are in the back of the building on sides, areas formerly used for cow stabling. In the middle, under the wooden beams you will find the lounge with a fireplace, the old nuns table for dining and a reading table. The mezzanine is for games like darts, chess and cards.

The entire rear of the farm is for our guests, as is the attached conservatory where you can have breakfast or just relax. Outside you may enjoy the large garden and terrace. The van Bommelhoeve Inn is located close to Bourtange, in the south east of Groningen (north Netherlands) close to the German border.

Nice hiking and biking routes lead you to Vlagtwedde, to Vesting Bourtange and the Klooster in Ter Apel.