Fairytale-like living in the Old Rectory
Monumental and lovingly restored Parsonage in Geesteren. In 2017 Geesteren was voted the most beautiful village in Gelderland. In 2022 it is still the most beautiful place, a sleepy village with a mill and a church square. It comes straight out of a movie. Around the core are numerous historic farms scattered. Such a rural community had to have a few things; a doctor, a school teacher and a pastor. Thus body and mind were cared for and enlightened.
The parsonage was built in 1857 and has always been occupied by the parson until the previous occupant. The current residents have taken the time to get to know the house and furthermore to proceed with a well thought out plan. Charming original details have been preserved and the new elements, although contemporary, are in complete harmony with the so beautiful interior. The lion's share of the rectory has been tackled, but there is plenty of room for your own input.
At the end of the street, behind the fence and greenery, rises the distinguished facade of the rectory. The front courtyard feels regal, with large clouds of rhododendrons on the circular lawn, surrounded by a gravel path. To the right is the entrance.
Behind the portal with glazed doors is the impressive long corridor with rounded arches, which divides the first floor into two parts. The beautiful mosaic floor has been stripped of carpeting and its adhesive layers with angelic patience, and the result is impressive. The high walls are lightly plastered and the color palette is serene, matching the character of the rectory. To the left at the front is the study, a spacious room that can also be used as a studio or nursery.
Then the beautiful living room. Light, fresh white with beautiful oak flooring. Here is a fireplace constructed, which is not only a nice eye-catcher and a wonderful heat, but also through an ingenious system the buffer tank in the meter cupboard provides hot water, which is first tapped for underfloor heating. The deep window sills have the original shutters and seats with decorative brackets. Adjacent is the TV room, or will it be the dining room or just a play corner for the children?
On the right side of the hallway spacious kitchen. The kitchen has. Two entrance doors, because the residents chose to make one large room out of two and thus realize a dream kitchen. Keukenstudio Stormink from Gorssel was allowed to indulge in the kitchen design, resulting in a country kitchen with all modern conveniences. A large induction hob, built-in appliances such as a dishwasher and, in the cupboards on either side of the stove, a NEFF combination oven and a ditto espresso machine respectively. In the heart of the kitchen, on the dining table side, again a cozy fireplace. This is the perfect place for family dinners, extended breakfasts and perusing the newspaper or doing homework.
At the rear of the house the sun terrace, for cozy outdoor seating. Accessible from the kitchen with French doors.
At the end of the corridor the meter cupboard and next to it the scullery. On the other side of the hallway the toilet and access to the basement, ideal for the storage and wine cellar. Then the large barn with lots of storage space and the sauna.
The upper floor currently houses three spacious bedrooms, a bathroom and separate toilet, a huge attic and a second attic along the length of the house. And that offers a range of possibilities; there is already a plan to move the staircase to the top attic to create two rooms in the storage attic.
The master bedroom at the front of the house has a view of the front yard and the vast meadows behind; if waking up is better than dreaming, you'll never get out of bed on the wrong foot. At night, it's mouse quiet here - apart from a few owls catching up.
The bathroom has a bathtub, sink and walk-in shower.
The second bedroom on the orchard side is spacious and nicely insulated. At the rear a storage room that runs all the way through behind the knee walls, to the barn. Of course it is a good option to make more use of that space, and thus to enlarge the bathroom and toilet.
Furthermore, the children's bedroom with fitted wardrobe and access to the attic.
The presbytery stands on a beautiful plot of about 5.000m2. On the right side of the house is a large barn, under the shade of two majestic plane trees. The garden surrounds the house.
On the left side of the house is the large orchard and space for playing soccer, a vegetable garden, an ornamental garden and possibly a club of chickens; this garden just calls for that kind of sociability.
In short, although the words 'unique' and 'extraordinary' are overused in estate agency texts, this is a house to which they really apply. The presbytery is a dream of a house, well worth a visit.
- Year built: 1857
- Maintenance: Good
- Location: On the outskirts of the village
- Insulation: Wall insulation, floor insulation and roof insulation
- Glazing : Partly double glazing
- Heating system : Nefit HR-Combi boiler, 2016
- Shed : Detached, wood
- Parking : Ample parking space on private property
- Status : Local monument, exempt from energy label
Capacity: 1,399 m³
Living space : 292 m²
Other indoor space: 58 m²
Land area: 5,154 m²
Acceptance: in consultation
This house has a Woongarantie inspection.