B&B “De Boshut”, Helvoirt
B&B “De Boshut”, Fam. Jansen
NL-5268 LP Helvoirt
Phone (mobile): +31 (0)6 83 57 17 84 or +31 (0)6 11 29 15 93
Stay: 8th – 9th June 2016
During our cycle holiday of this year, my humans decided to explore the Province of North-Brabant, the Netherlands. I, Tibor, ran fully equipped (with Springer and trailer) big parts of the trail next to them and enjoyed myself to the fullest. Tessa, my still puppy daughter, did a great job herself too.
We got ourselves a membership from the organization “vrienden op de fiets” that gives you the opportunity to stay at private houses as well as at B&B for a special “Friends” price. This “Tuinhuisje” (garden house) is completely renovated and the perfect place to stay for a couple of days. Henry and Els, the pleasant owners do accept non-members too.
It was a bit hard to find, as we came by bicycle, but once we arrived we couldn’t believe our eyes.
Just along a sand path, actually within the forest, that was where we would spend the night…. things couldn’t get better! But that wasn’t all… something which is listed up as a “garden house” can be everything, but you should have seen the expression on the face of my humans! Their body language said it all! It was the most beautiful garden house they had ever seen. Like in a fairy tale! Fully equipped with a modern luxurious bathroom with even a bathtub! A lovely und nicely decorated bedroom with a table and comfortable chairs and even a tiny little kitchen block where they could prepare coffee, tea or small dishes. They were delighted, while Tessa and I were having a ball in the huge garden!
The family has got three dogs themselves. They stayed behind a fence, so we had our privacy. Of course we went every now and then to see and great them. Especially Sophie, a gorgeous German shepherd, still a puppy herself we found very interesting. They had a Tessa too and a Pleuntje. All of them social and friendly.
For me, and I’m sure Tessa agrees, the best of all was the huge garden and the location. In the middle of the wood…. we just had to leave the garden to get on walking trails. On some of them you are even allowed to walk off the leash. Asking my humans,… they don’t know what to pick! The garden house itself, the hospitality, the fantastic breakfast… they just loved it all!
They didn’t charge any extra fees for us.
**About activities compatible with dogs there are plenty of walks (some off-leash, at all time it will be very well signposted) and also the cycle tours with “Knooppunten” (special knots connecting places around) connects from here. There are some restaurants nearby. The Loonse en Drunense Duinen is what people mainly come for. We had a fantastic time!