About The Joffers' House
In 1950, two single ladies commissioned the building of the property that is today called The Joffers' (a variation of the Dutch term for 'Miss', 'de juffrouw').
One of the sisters was a teacher at the local village school. They built their house next to the school and thus through the years saw many of the village's youngsters pass their window.
The sisters came from a noble family and spent their childhood in Castle Ooyen, in the neighbouring hamlet of Ooyen.
The family sold the castle before the war began, and when their new villa next to the castle was bombed, the sisters had The Joffers' House built in the village centre.
The present owner of The Joffers' House who lives in London, England also spent her childhood in Castle Ooyen and when The Joffers' House went on the market in the summer of 2001, this 'shared experience' with the 'Joffers' sisters was, therefore, also one of her reasons for buying the house.
Although she lives in London at present, she still feels a very strong tie to her 'roots' here in Broekhuizenvorst. As she says herself:
'It is wonderful for me to be able to share this beautiful house, my village and my region with you, and I hope that you too will enjoy this oasis of quietness and comfort. Mieke Kruijsen will be your host and her enthusiasm and warmth will undoubtedly help to make you feel 'at home' in The Joffers' House.'