Bed & Breakfast
De Stjelp Pleats


  • Cot and highchair available on request Garden furniture provided
  • Free parking in the grounds
  • Secure undercover (motor)bike parking Free E-bike charging station
  • Kitchen fully equipped with crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils
  • Living and dining area with TV, DVD player and audio system
  • Free WiFi in all rooms
  • We speak English, French and German
  • Washing machine and dryer available
  • Coffee and tea can be made in the guest kitchen, which includes a fridge

House rules

  • No smoking anywhere in the B&B
  • No pets
  • No music outdoors and no loud music indoors


In Friesland you will see many stelp and kop-hals-romp farms. Bed& Breakfast De Stjelp Pleats is housed in a stelp farm built in 1913. 'Stjelppleats' is the Frisian word for stelp farm. Stelp farms, also simply referred to as 'stelps', originated in the area.


The older ones built in the 17th and 18th centuries were popular from 1890 to 1940. Those built in the 20th century had dormer windows in the roof. Stelps were constructed in the poorer parts of Friesland because they were cheaper to build than the older kop-hals-romp farms, which had large adjoining barns. They were based on the stolp farms built in the province of North Holland.


But whereas the stolp farms had a pyramid-shaped roof with a square base, stelp roofs had a rectangular base. In a stelp farm the living and working areas of the farm were all under the same roof. The living area and a half-underground milk cellar, which had an upper room above it, were at the front of the building. You can see this from the different-coloured tiles on the roof. The residential part of the farm has black glazed roof tiles while the barn roof is covered with cheaper red tiles. The walls of the living area were traditionally built with red bricks, while the barn was built with the small yellow bricks used in Friesland.


The cows spent the winter tethered in a group housing barn. There was also a small barn (it lyts buthus) at the back of the building and a large barn (it grut buthus) along one of the side walls. At the centre of the building there was a hay barn (golle).