Live in the countryside at 2.2 km from the University of Groningen

Comfortable rental apartments / almost completely energy-neutral apartments in a modern farmhouse at just 1,4 miles from the University of Groningen in a quiet area at the canalized river Reitdiep
Comfortable rental apartments / almost completely energy-neutral apartments in a modern farmhouse at just 2.2 km (1.4 miles) from the University of Groningen in a quiet area at the canalized river Reitdiep

Living in the countryside near Groningen, comfortable, almost energy neutral and only a short bike ride away from the university? It’s all possible now.

The five sustainable apartments at the Reitdiep Canal were built in 2015 and look out over the (clean) water, a small nature reserve and the Groningen landscape.  For a long time all apartments were occupied / rented for an indefinite period. But from April 1th apartment C will be available. See webpage apartments A,B&C and the page ‘overview’. Interested? Please send your e-mail to r.bon@dorkwerd.nl .

In apartment F, shared by 4, one is leaving room 3. (see page ‘apartment F’) The remaining three house mates in apartment F are now looking for a new house mate to share this apartment from March 2020. A grand living with an open kitchen, bathroom/shower and a large yet to be laid out garden are to share. Interested? Your e-mail to r.bon@dorkwerd.nl will be send to one of them. If you want to receive a message once a tenant of the other (not shared) apartments plans to leave, please send us an e-mail or use the form on the webpage ‘Contact owners’.

The farm is situated nearby the Zernike Campus (University of Groningen and Hanze University of Applied Sciences) as well as the suburb Reitdiep / Reitdiephaven, at a 7 minute bike ride , where a variety of shops can be found.   On your way, you will pass two primary schools and a day care centre, situated at 5 minutes (1 mile).

See the page “Overview and rents per month” for prices and other specifications.

Sustainable and comfortable

The newly built development is almost completely energy-neutral, thanks to exceptional wall, floor and roof insulation, and our own power supply using a ground sourced heat pump and 60 solar panels. The apartments were built for people to live and work in peace and quiet, and to enjoy the view, but also to play music inside your own apartment without disturbing others. We even tried to take into account possible future earthquakes .

A unique combination of country life in a farm dating back to 1764, with all the comfort of sustainable new construction. Get to enjoy the 7,5 acres of farmyard and waterside view, yet have all the services of a moderate city nearby. In summer time you can swim, and in the winter (if we will have a real winter again) we have our own quiet ice skating rink on the canal. In the future the apartments will have their share in a communal garden, as well as access to a bicycle shelter to be built. There are also fruit trees to be shared. Tenants can choose to take care of the garden, but this is not mandatory.

The largest apartment comes with a private garden to be cared for by the tenants themselves.

It might be the most beautiful location in Groningen. In the construction, the character of the building, the original 256-year-old farmhouse (the smaller part at the front), and the century old trees have been preserved. In the past two decades we have planted many new trees. In 2015 the new apartments have been built from the ground up. They show modern architecture, are very comfortable, and the whole building has a new sustainable power supply. Extra attention is paid to design, warmth- and sound insulation, as well as a healthy climate inside: there is a constant supply of fresh air. Summer or winter, you will be very comfortable here.

Would you like to live in the countryside near Groningen, either temporarily (short stay) or permanently and do you accept, that some construction work around the farm will be continued for a while? Click on the menu for an overview (prices, sizes, etc.) , more information and pictures per apartment.

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