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Small paradise with 4 sweet sheep πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

4.95 (19 reviews) Verified Haaren (NBr.), North Brabant, Netherlands

About this campspace #s004253

Your host

Frank

The camping spot is on a half-hectare meadow with four sheep: Pietje, Wally, Chrisje and Rolf. On the meadow is a hut with chairs and part of it is a stable. There is also a toilet, which you have to flush manually; so very basic. I provide 40 liters of fresh water for the guests; when it's over I'll bring more. There is no electricity, but there is lighting on batteries/solar cells. There is a basket with walking/cycling routes, plates, mugs, towels and a table lamp. There are cutlery and firelighters in the drawer.
There is also a frog pond on the meadow and part is forest. People call it a paradise. It is on the outskirts of Haaren; 2 km from the beautiful town of Oisterwijk and 3 km from the loonse and Drunen dunes.
You can arrange a hot tub at the neighbor for a fee. He puts this at the back of my meadow. Info: google tubtoyou

Space for

  • Cabin
  • Tent

Facilities

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • BBQ
  • Campfire possible
  • Picnic table
  • Hot shower
  • Shower (cold water)
  • Pets allowed
  • Phone charge
  • Electricity
  • Gas (stove)
  • Sportsgear
  • RV Sanitation
  • RV Hookup
  • Hot water
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Heater in accommodation
  • Shelter
  • Covered kitchen

Things to do in the area

  • TIP Enjoy and eat blackberries from the meadow :-)
  • TIP Explore the beautiful surroundings on foot or by bicycle. Oisterwijkse fens, Kampina, van Gogh route, Loonse and Drunense dunes.
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Sightseeing

Sustainability practices

Solar cell lighting, economical with water, sedum roof on the hut, basic living in nature.

Your host, Frank

4.95 (19 reviews)

My name is Frank, 58 years old and married to Francien and father of 4 children, 1 of whom still lives at home.

My name is Frank, 58 years old and married to Francien and father of 4 children, 1 of which still living at home.

Reviews

Nicole

Tell us about your experience
Had a very nice overnight stay here, the host had taken care of everything very well. Even got coffee and cookies in the morning! The sheep were also very sweet and came to sit with them in the evening and at breakfast. The location is also very nice, it is a really nice and quiet place. Overall, we had a great time :)

How was the contact with the host?
The host was easily accessible. On arrival everything was explained and a drink was ready. Coffee and tea was also provided the next morning. Very friendly man who took good care of it.

Tips for new guests?
We found it useful to have some soap with us, so that we could wash our hands between petting the sheep and eating.

September 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Frank has responded

What a nice review and beautiful photos. THANKS!

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Brandon

Tell us about your experience
Of a different Campspace every evening throughout the week, this was surely the most unique location. The sheep are very social, and so is Frank ;)

How was the contact with the host?
We were warmly welcomed with a chat and even a welcome drink!

August 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Frank has responded

Hi Brandon and Noor,
How nice to hear.
I'll give the sheep another hug on your behalf!
Regards, Frank

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Rosalind

Tell us about your experience
We loved being around the sheep πŸ‘ and found the location to be perfectly situated in the middle of peace and quite. Everything was thought of from extra blankets, drinks, firewood and coal. A wonderful 2 days away.

How was the contact with the host?
We arrived in the afternoon. The whole time before we arrived Frank had contact with us, answering questions and ensuring we knew where to be. He was at the accommodation when we arrived and gave us such a warm welcome. The welcome drink was a lovely surprise and there was even one for my daughter.

Tips for new guests?
There is a bus stop 20 min walk away and shops are 15 min walk if you need them.

Make sure you wear β€œold” shoes!!! Haha!

August 2021

Host Frank has responded

Hi Rosalind and Sanne,
Glad you enjoyed it so much! Regards, Frank and Pietje, Wally, Chrisje and Rolf. πŸ˜ƒ

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Thomas

Tell us about your experience
Was a fantastic, unique experience, back to nature. It was nice to be able to give the sheep pellets every day, they also came every evening to lie at the campfire with us and often slept in the stall with us. Beautifully cared for. 100% enjoy and relax! We will book again immediately.

How was the contact with the host?
Frank is a super sweet person, answers very quickly if we had a question and completed everything well. A well-kept welcome basket.

Tips for new guests?
Don't think, just enjoy with Wally, Pietje, Chrisje and Rolf

July 2021 · Translated from dutch

Host Frank has responded

Hi Thomas and Eve,
You are a super nice and fun couple. Letting people enjoy it also makes me happy.
The sheep (and I) are already looking forward to seeing you next year! Greetings, Frank and hug from Pietje, Wally, Rolf and Chrisje.

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Michiel

Tell us about your experience
The contact with Frank was very good. Frank is a committed and service-oriented man. Welcome with a delicious drink! This campspace adventure was very special for us. Here you really come back to nature, to the essence. Especially with the sweet sheep that wanted our attention and wanted to be petted. The village of Oisterwijk is nice to visit. Nice terraces and eateries + delicious ice cream parlor.

May 2021 · Translated from dutch

An

Tell us about your experience
Wild-camping-de-luxe!
What a lovely spot this is! Easy to reach and yet completely in nature... The sheep love company and provide life and animation... The frogs in the pool provide background music πŸ™‚.
Frank is a very warm and relaxed man, who gave us a warm welcome. The beers and scrubber were cold when we arrived. The sheep hut is basic, but very practical and cosily furnished and equipped with a real bed (with a good mattress and enough extra blankets). We enjoyed a campfire and roasted marshmallows πŸ˜‹. You can also enjoy nice walks in the area (the nature reserve at the Nemerlaer estate nearby is highly recommended).
We would love to come back!

May 2021 · Translated from dutch

Scout Sauvik About the scout program

Tell us about your experience
Frank’s campspace is an exciting and unique experience right in the middle of civilization. Very close to the city of Haaren and all modern facilities like supermarkets, is a tiny paradise set far back from the road, with nothing but trees, fields, ponies and sheep around you. An ideal campspace for those who want to disconnect and search for a real β€œwild” experience: including 4 fluffy, curious sheep exploring your tent and you, an outdoor toilet with a great view (!), a firepit for roasting marshmallows and enjoying winter nights, and a beautiful tent pitch in the middle of a β€œtiny” forest with its own magic pond filled with excited frogs. The sense of privacy and connection with nature is very high. Frank is a wonderful, proactive and thoughtful host - constantly keeping in touch with us to make sure we have all the directions, tips and info we need. We were touched by his small touches like welcoming us with a full bottle of β€œkruidenbitter”, beers, hot soup and snacks, and even dropping by next morning with fresh, hot coffee! It was clear that he values his guests and is very glad to share his tiny meadow and his friendly sheep with them. Overall, a very unique experience! Totally recommended.

May 2021

Pieke

Tell us about your experience
Playing outside, listening to the birds, cuddling with the sheep. It can be that nice and simple sometimes. Light a fire for some warmth. Hang out on the couch and watch the activities around the nesting box of the tits. Beer, cooking, watching the sun go down... And then crawl into that cozy nest, the smell of hay, the cry of owls help me to sleep. The next day to be woken up by 4 curious (hungry) faces of Pietje, Wally, Chrisje and Rolf.

April 2021 · Translated from dutch

Marcia

Tell us about your experience
In the summer we liked it so much that we have now come back.
Wonderful night spent with the 4 fantastic and curious sheep. Girlfriend slept in the sheepfold and we in our tent.
Frank was again very hospitable and friendly, with a nice welcome drink
In the evening campfire and cooking, the sheep sometimes came to watch. What a lot of fun!
During the day the sun started to shine, we lay in the comfortable garden chairs, listening to the many birds that flew around our ears. And enjoyed all the peace, time and space, and the sheep, fantastic!

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Christa

Tell us about your experience
We really enjoyed this place and of course the four sweet, gentle sheep. Frank had thought of everything - from blankets to cold beers - so we didn't lack for anything. Definitely recommend :)

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tania

Tell us about your experience
Last weekend (19-21 Feb 2021) we were at Frank de Werdt, and I would like to leave a review:

What a sympathetic place and nice host! A lovely private spot that radiates love for the sheep and the garden. It was a muddy mess at the end of February, but Frank was ready with wellies when we arrived. Because of the environment, the cozy sheep and the hospitality of Frank: highly recommended!

February 2021 · Translated from dutch

Daan

Tell us about your experience
There is so much love in this piece of land. Everything from the welcome to the cuddle addicted sheep exude warmth. Even in the fall!

November 2020 · Translated from dutch

Gregory

Tell us about your experience
What a wonderful, natural, calming, inspiring place! roomy.
The welcome with the sheep: fantastic. As well as all the other moments when they came to ask for attention.
We slept wonderfully and we literally only had to count 4 sheep to fall asleep.
You have turned it into a real paradise that also makes you realize where happiness really lies.
Thank you for the great hospitality and reception. We will certainly advertise across the border in Belgium. Because I'm sure many here can enjoy at least as much as we do.
Top!"

September 2020 · Translated from dutch

Alexander

Tell us about your experience
"We had a very nice weekend on Frank's campspace. It was basic as described, but had everything necessary: Frank brought fresh water in the beginning (for cat-showers, washing dishes, etc.) and there was a rainwater-barrel for the toilet, which both is on the backside of the hut, reachable from the outside); there were some glasses, plates, some cutlery, candles, solar/battery lanterns in the hut and mobile ones, a BBQ which could be used as fireplace as well and also a table and seats outside. So a sleeping bag is basically all you need. The hut has a bed, and a bit of space for the backpack and stuff, but all a bit narrow since the entrance part is there for the sheep.

Frank is very welcoming, introduced us to the space and the sheep, helped to find the way to Oisterwijk or the Loonse and Drunense dunes, also brought us some tea and coffee after the first night, and in general was reachable all the time via phone/whatsapp.

The sheeps were awesome, herding around the meadow all day doing there thing, sometimes came to get petted, and always in the morning and evening to get there food, And when it rains they also came into the hut during the night. I can recommend it, especially when you want to get out for a weekend"

September 2020

Karin

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We were the first campspace visitors at franks place.it was great that we could come very last minute.. what a great warm and friendly welcome with even coffee in the morning and a drink at night! be aware, it is so awesome that it might become a hotspot for campspacers! We will tell everyone for sure πŸ˜‰ how lovely to wake up in the morning by the birds and the sheep hanging around our tent. We fell in love with the four sheep who can run like the wind when they hear the sound of their food. Thank you so much for this adventure frank! Love, Joris and Karin

July 2020

Bo

Tell us about your experience
Hi Frank and everyone!

We are now sheltering in the house with the sheep because it is raining.
Never knew that "hiding" can also be fun. And we have been able to feel that cosiness here every day. A drink at the pool, feeding the sheep, a BBQ at dusk, Frank who came by to bring coffee/tea. They are all things that we have enjoyed immensely. To say it the Belgian way: β€œIt was really good!”

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Marcia

Tell us about your experience
It was fantastic to stay with the very nice, cuddly sheep with propeller wagging tails, the frogs, the beautiful dragonflies, the sparrow hawks, long-tailed tits, the green woodpecker, the lovely wild land, the welcome drink, super coffee from Frank in the morning, buckets full of ice (which were really necessary due to the heat wave) and the chairs from which we could observe everything relaxed. The spot of the tent is in the shade for a large part of the day. Throwing water over your body with a pan, a wonderful way to wash yourself  We found Frank a very nice and genuine host!

August 2020

Keira

Tell us about your experience
We found the campsite wonderful. The location was untouched and the experience with the sheep was one of a kind. It is the place to get out of your comfort zone and intake what surrounds you. We find a surprising balance between the location and the comfort.

Frank was a lovely host, very caring and attentive to demands. Would recommend this magical field to anyone looking for a great romantic gateway.

August 2020

V.C.

Tell us about your experience
Special 'back to nature' weekend spent with 4 sweet sheep. We were warmly welcomed with a drink and were given a tour and explanation about the hut and sheep. There is no shower or tap, but we got plenty of fresh water to drink and cool down, because it was a very hot weekend (35 degrees). In addition to sleeping in the hut, it is also possible to set up a tent, there was another couple who camped at the frog pond. Owner is very friendly and has created a small natural paradise, you really spend the night in a green cocoon. Nice rural area too, Oisterwijk is nice to have something to eat. We hope that future visitors respect the rules and place and are kind to the sheep, because this place is clearly made with love!

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Rules

Feed the sheep some kibble in the morning and evening.
No dogs allowed, that makes the sheep panic. No music after 10pm. You can use the BBQ and the fire pit, there is wood to use. After 10 p.m., please let the fire go out.
And above all, quietly enjoy nature and the sheep.

Checking in and out

Check-in between: To be agreed
Check-out between: To be agreed

Cabin with 4 sweet sheep πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

Sleep with the sheep: pietje, wally, chrisje & rolf

Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

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Cabin with 4 sweet sheep πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Cabin
Photos
10
Max. people
2 Γ—
Pitches
1

The camping spot is on a meadow of half a hectare with four sheep: Pietje, Wally, Chrisje and Rolf. On the meadow there is a cabin with a double queen bed with a lovely mattress + mosquito net (bring your own sleeping bag / blanket). Part of the hut is stable.

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Campfire possible
  • BBQ

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 30
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 0
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

from € 22.00 per night

Sleep with the sheep: pietje, wally, chrisje & rolf

Tent
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11
Max. people
2 Γ—
Pitches
1

The camping spot is on a meadow of half a hectare with four sheep: Pietje, Wally, Chrisje and Rolf. There are several nice places to set up your tent on the meadow and in the piece of forest. Choose where to stand. Always good!

  • Drinking water
  • Toilet
  • Picnic table
  • Campfire possible
  • BBQ

Minimum number of nights: 1
Maximum number of nights: 14
Child price applies from this age: 0
Children's price up to this age: 0
Arrival allowed on: Monday to Sunday
Departure allowed on: Monday to Sunday

from € 20.00 per night

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