MONUMENTAL COUNTRY ESTATE, CENTRALLY LOCATED IN THE NETHERLANDS.
Easily accessible, fifteen minutes' drive from Utrecht and forty minutes from Amsterdam, in the protected woodland between Soestdijk and Bilthoven, is the monumental country estate Staalwijk. This former gentlemen's farm from 1834 has been developed over the years into a spacious residence in a large, park-like garden.
The front of the classical farmhouse overlooks the provincial Biltseweg and at the back you have a view of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. You enter the property through the electrically operated gate and walk to the front door via a small bridge. The largest part of the 11,810 m² plot lies behind the house and offers maximum privacy. The spacious garden is divided into several garden rooms, with lawns, watercourses, woods, terraces, seating areas and meadows. Directly on the kitchen is a sunny terrace and behind the house is under the thatched haystack a covered terrace with BBQ area. Wandering through the garden you will constantly discover new vistas. In the centre of the garden is a greenhouse with another terrace and a concrete barbecue. Through the romantic berceau you will reach the wellness area with a sauna and an outdoor jacuzzi. Continuing along the natural swimming pond, you reach the border of the plot. This unique place offers a magnificent view over the countryside and the former bee sanctuary with a covered seating area.
The former gentlemen's farm has been converted in the past 25 years into a stately, spacious family home. From the front yard, via the small bridge and the vestibule, you enter a large hall. The spacious, country-modern kitchen with cherry wood kitchen furniture is equipped with various appliances, including a steam oven, combination microwave/oven, 5-burner gas cooker, quooker, and a fridge-freezer. The kitchen offers enough space for a large dining table.
From the hall, 4 steps take you to the upper front house. Here you will find the bright and stately living room with high six-pane windows, high ceilings with original beams, a fireplace and adjacent, a sunny conservatory-like side room with a double door to a terrace. Also in the master bedroom the authentic high windows and the beamed ceiling determine the atmosphere. En suite to the master bedroom is the modern bathroom, with a walk-in shower, freestanding bath, double washbasin and toilet with under-counter shower.
When you walk back from the hall, you enter the former section, where you now find the 6-metre high summer room with doors to the garden and terrace. Besides the summer room, there is also a toilet room and a storage area.
Under the entire front house, there is a large basement that can be used for various purposes. The basement is accessible from the kitchen or the hall.
The floor is reached via a special staircase. On the first floor there are 4 spacious rooms, 3 of which have the authentic roof trusses in sight, plus a smaller bedroom. Besides the bedrooms, you will find a second bathroom with shower, washbasin and a separate toilet on the floor.
In the rear house, there is a mezzanine on the floor with a beautiful view of the summer room.