Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are we allowed to bring our pets?
    Yes, a maximum of two pets are allowed. The only places we want to keep ‘pet-free’ are the chairs, sofas and bedrooms.
    There is no extra charge for pets.
  • Are there games in the house?
    Yes, we have several board games that you can use and a large box of Duplo’s. For the outside we have boules, crocket, a table tennis table, trampoline and a dartboard.
  • Is there a playing field on the premises?
    Yes. The garden is fully fenced and there is a playing field with a table tennis table, a school board and a trampoline. Next to the garden is a stretch of grass that can be used to play football or volleyball.
  • Are there any supermarkets nearby?
    There is a Coop supermarket in Ruinen (6 km) and Ruinerwold (3 km). There is an Albert Heijn located in Havelte (7 km).
  • Is there a washing machine inside the house?
    No, but we are more than willing to do your laundry for you for €10 per load.
  • Should we bring our own bedlinen?
    No! The beds are all made upon arrival and there are towels in the bathrooms (1 extra large towel per person). We also take care of the toilet paper and trash bags.
  • Is the kitchen fully equipped?
    In our kitchen, you will find everything you need to cook together. There are two induction cookers, a combi oven, an electrical oven, a fridge/freezer and two dishwashers with dishwasher tablets. We also have a barista-worthy coffee machine, a mixer and plenty of pots, pans and tableware. Apart from pepper and salt, you will find a large selection of other herbs you can use.
  • Are there any restaurants nearby?
    Yes, there are multiple good restaurants in Ruinen, Havelte, Ruinerwold and Meppel.
  • Can I order catering while staying with you?
    Yes, we are happy to arrange a caterer to come and cook for you, if you wish.
  • Are we allowed to make a campfire?
    No, open fire is not allowed due to our thatched roof. You can light a fire in the indoor fireplace and we have a gas fire available under the pergola. Fireworks are not allowed either!
  • Do you have wifi?
    Yes, we have wifi available. However, we can always turn off the internet connection if you wish to unwind digitally as well.
  • Does the farmhouse have air-conditioning?
    No, because we care about sustainability we do not have air-conditioning. But we do not really need to either, the ground floor of the farmhouse remains nice and cool during long summer days.
  • Can we rent bikes at Wiendsels?
    We do not have bikes on premises, but you can rent them at Visscher in Ruinerwold. They can arrange for the bikes to be dropped off at Wiendsels against a small fee.

    Do you have a question or comment about Wiendsels? Get in touch!