Sometimes you get somewhere and you just know right away that it is good. Our choice for B&B De Moerbei was more or less purely coincidental. We were, of course, a guest for a night at Op Oostbut we wanted to extend our stay on Texel slightly. At first I wanted to go back to Pastorie Marie , but the website there was offline and via booking.com everything turned out to be full. Time to look for an alternative.
I don’t even remember how we ended up at De Moerbei, but it looked nice and was not too ridiculously priced, so I booked immediately.
B&B De Moerbei is located in the north of Texel in the town of Cocksdorp. It is not a very big town but you are close to the beach, the lighthouse, Paal 9 and Kaap Noord. (except for the beach of course all closed)
The B&B has three rooms that all have something to do with the beautiful mulberry tree in the large backyard. The Red Mulberry (Rubra) where Charlotte and I slept in looks out over the Kikkertstraat, which during normal (read: not corona) times is undoubtedly very pleasant with various bars, restaurants and some small shops.
Now it was especially convenient that we could get food across the street at Eetcafe De Rog. Just walk back and forth and that was done. And also delicious, by the way, also recommended. In any case, there is a number of brochures in your room from other tasty restaurants in the area, but we went to De Rog twice.
On arrival we were warmly welcomed by Esther. She and her husband Norbert have been running De Moerbei since 2016 and in addition to the B&B also have the management over The Eibernest a small-scale bungalow park a little further.
Every morning you will receive a deliciously filled picnic basket with goodies brought by Esther and Norbert which you can eat at your leisure in your room. Well to be honest it was a bit too much for the two of us but we could take a few sandwiches for lunch. Very handy if you have nowhere else to go except for take-out.
The minibar was well stocked with a number of local beers which we could then enjoy outside in the garden in the sun.
Speaking of the sun; what wonderful weather we had! At one point we just had to go in because the sun was already burning happily.