The Kerkstraat Residence

oud gastel, the netherlands
4 bedroom - 1 bath
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€545 - €566 per night (EUR)
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 queen
4 full / double
1 sofa bed (single)
1 bunk bed
1 twin / single
2 toddler bed
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib

Perks for the Parents

This gorgeous, historic home in rural West Brabant is in a former school and includes quirky details from a large portrait of Van Gogh to a gymnastics horse made into a seat. It is a special and atmospheric place to stay and has plenty of space. Stylishly decorated, it includes an excellent kitchen, outdoor space with barbecues and church views, and enough space to easily sleep a nanny or au pair, or grandparents. The location, 45 minutes from the beach, 30 minutes from Rotterdam and Antwerp and 20 minutes from Breda, makes it easy to explore some of the best sights and attractions in this part of Europe. It is a short walk from the shops in the village center, which are open on Sundays.

Why Kids Love it

This is a lovely family home and has plenty of toys and books for children of all ages. There is a large living room and the kitchen has enough room to play. Entertainment options include Netflix, an ipad, Spotify and Sonos systems in place. There is a spacious city garden where kids can play and there is a large bathroom with soaking tub and 2 showers. It is all a short walk to park and the village’s public outdoor swimming pool (open May-September). Cribs, high chairs, baby toys and amenities are available on request. Best of all, there’s a wood-fired pizza oven in the garden.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 4 nights. Note that the stairs are not gated. The house is in a safe and friendly area and there is plenty of outdoor parking space. The hosts can help with extra services including stocking the fridge pre-arrival, breakfast and welcome drinks - please connect with them to see how they can help. Car rental recommended. Pets welcome on request only.

About the Location

The residence is in Oud Gastel, a friendly village 20 minutes west of Breda in the south of the Netherlands. It has shops, a bakery and a butcher’s shop within walking distance. You can also buy directly from farmers in the area. The village is 30 minutes away from historic cities including Antwerp, Rotterdam and Breda, and 45 minutes away from the beaches of Zeeland. The closest airport is in Rotterdam (30 minutes away), with Amsterdam Schiphol 1 hour away by car. There is an International train station 10 minutes away.

Accommodation Details

This spacious 4-bedroom home includes a large open plan kitchen with table for up to 14 people, lounge space and breakfast bar, and a separate living room. The bedrooms include 1 with queensize bed, 1 with a crib and single sofa bed, another with a double bed and bunkbeds, and the fourth with a double bed. Various toddler beds and a rollaway twin bed are also available. The bathroom has showers and a bath. There is a walled garden with views of the village, barbecue, pizza oven and dining space.

Style Notes

Schoolhouse chic. This stunning villa was built in 1938 and is a municipally-protected heritage building, set over 5,000 sq ft in the center of a charming Netherlands village. Originally built as a school, there are incredible features throughout, including the old stairway and high ceilings, tiled walls and a gymnastics horse reworked into a bench seat in the kitchen. Large scale images work well with the high ceilings - a large picture of Van Gogh in one bedroom and a stunning landscape wallpaper in the main lounge. The old entry hallway for the school is refreshed with a red leather sofa, hanging chandelier and oil paints. We love the unique appeal of this incredible home, its contemporary garden and the wonderful spaces for kids to explore.

Fernand M.
Member since November 29, 2016
We are a family of three and love to travel the globe, but we also like cosy weekends at home. We are fond of cooking, enjoying the garden and entertain guests. Our daughter is fond of animals, all kinds of creative stuff, dancing and playing games. We would like to share our home, while we are on holidays, because it is a great place for families to get together and relax.

Oud Gastel, The Netherlands

A friendly village with easy day trips nearby

This little village, a little west of Breda, is well located for exploring the south of the Netherlands and north of Belgium, and is under an hour from both Rotterdam and Antwerp. It’s a friendly spot with local shops, farms to visit and a local swimming pool; on a sunny day, it’s an easy drive to the Zeeland coast beaches.