'The Schaffelaar Forest, so diverse, right in the middle of the Netherlands'
Located in the Schaffelaar Forest

Schaffelaarse Boshuis

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Schaffelaarse Boshuis

Barneveld, Gelderland
Up to 8 persons
Comfortlevel: 5 classification
Date of arrival
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Special periods

  • 4/11/2023
    Easter Arrangement
  • 5/26/2023
    Pontecost arrangement
  • 5/26/2023
    Pontecost arrangement
  • 5/30/2023
    Pontecost arrangement
  • 12/22/2023
    Holiday package
  • 12/29/2023
    Holiday package
Prices and additional costs

The prices on this page are inclusive administration costs, final cleaning costs, firewood and made beds and exclusive tourist tax.


In the middle of Schaffelaar Estate stands the Schaffelaar Boshuis (Forest House), a historic building dating from 1869. The estate consists of a castle-like house in neo-Gothic style, several outbuildings, park woodlands, avenue and a large meadow with a moat around it. The estate was carefully restored a number of years ago. The 19th century orangery and orangery garden, the winding pond and the avenue with the 'grand canal' have also been restored to their former glory.


Enjoy a stroll through the park woodlands. Bring your binoculars, because wildlife enthusiasts will have everything they need right here. Many birds feel at home here. There are up to 50 species of breeding birds. Woodpeckers, like the green woodpecker, thrive here. Various species of bats live in the hollows of the trees. Get up early and with a little luck you will spot roe deer that live in this area in the morning twilight. Or you can spot them just at the end of the day, at dusk. The rare ring snake and the viviparous lizard are also found on the heathlands. Plant species such as small sundew and bog cotton grow on the wet heathland. In the months July to September you can see the bell-shaped gentian with its beautiful sky-blue flowers between the heath.


This old farmhouse, which is thought to have originally consisted of two separate living spaces, is easily accessible for people who are less mobile. On the former part you will find the living room with wood-burning stove and an open kitchen. In the old part of the house there is a tv room, a toilet, a double bedroom and a bathroom with shower. On the 1st floor there are another 3 double bedrooms and a bathroom with 2nd toilet. At the rear of the house is a patio where you can sit out. There is a barn where you can store your bike in the dry and safely locked away.


The house has been sustainably restored using ecological materials such as flax insulation. Electricity is generated by solar panels. The house is heated by a pellet stove.

The Schaffelaar Boshuis is new. Pictures of the interior of the house will follow soon.

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Max. number of persons 8
Number of bedrooms 4
Childrensbed available
Pets nog allowed
Wifi available
Wheelchair friendly
Forest en heathland