B+B BRUURS WINTELRE
B+B Bruurs is a design barn with a beautiful kitchen, an outdoor fireplace and a swimming pool in the countryside of Brabant.
To the countryside
From the highway, it’s another fifteen minutes to B + B Bruurs. We drive through Wintelre which has only 2000 inhabitants, we see a tractor, see cows in the pasture and pass two cattle grids. Due to the drought, there are sprinkler systems everywhere on the land. I’ve never been to this part of The Netherlands. The saying ‘Go where you’ve never been’ apparently does not mean you have to leave your country.
Away from the city
When we arrive at the farm Susan Bruurs and her husband took over from their parents and rebuilt from the ground up, a sweet, black dog welcomes us. The white hydrangeas are in full bloom, the sun shines and the calm slowly descends on you. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, from deadlines and to-do-lists!
After they finished their own house, they decided to turn the shed next to it in a beautiful design barn. On the ground floor, you will find a living room, bathroom, toilet, and kitchen. On the first floor, there’s a spacious bedroom with two double beds. You can stay here with four people – children are welcome from eight years old, for people who have a difficulty walking, the stairs might be a bit too steep.
They thought about every detail. There is a piece of Dutch history reflected in a pair of clogs at the door; there are games, a bottle of red wine on the table and in the beautiful kitchen, you can prepare simple dishes with two gas jets. When we return after dinner in the evening, they lit the outdoor fireplace, and we can sit in front of it with a cup of tea. That’s how a perfect Summer evening must end! And if you like a fresh start in the morning, you can swim in their natural swimming pool.
Close to Eindhoven
You can combine a visit to B + B Bruurs with, for example, a walk through the Oisterwijkse Bossen and Vennen, but also with a visit to cities such as Eindhoven, Den Bosch or Tilburg. You’re in Strijp-S in 20 minutes by car (35 minutes by bike), so it is also an ideal place to stay during the Dutch Design Week in October.
Check out: www.bbbruurs.com