• For Sale
  • GBP 1,627,129 
  • Build Size: 6,770 ft2
  • Land Size: 294,901,200 ft2
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Bedroom: 4

On a very prominent location on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug (Utrecht Ridge) lies this magnificent, 1817 NSW National Monumentary Estate, called 'Dartheide', built in a tight neoclassical style. Previously, this estate was part of Broekhuizen Estate and has a rich history.

A fantastic country estate with beautifully preserved details such as a marble floor, wooden floors and window shutters on the inside and outside. The beautifully landscaped garden with an area of over 6,800 m² offers peace, space and nature as well as plenty of parking space. The contents of the country house measures no less than approx. 2,380m³ with a usable area of approximately 630 m².

Buitenplaats Dartheide was built in 1817 by the original owner of castle Broekhuizen, Mr. Cornelis Jan Nellesteyn. After the death of his wife he remarried with Sophie Schuilenburg. This was an unusual course of events at the time because this lady was his servant. Although Broekhuizen Castle had undergone a considerable expansion in 1810, Van Nellesteyn decided in 1814 to have a smaller house built for his new family. He stayed nearby, because he had 'Nieuw Broekhuizen' built on the corner of the Rijksstraatweg and the Broekhuizerlaan. Around 1829, the name of the villa was renamed 'Dartheide'. In 1832 Cornelis Jan died and his son Steven came to live there, he died in 1873. Then "Dartheide" came into the hands of M.C. Boon Hartsinck, a former alderman of Leersum.

In 1889 Mr. A.P.C. van Karnebeek bought the villa, at the time a member of the Lower House after having been Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1885 to 1888. He was the one who had the two originally built sloping roofs replaced by a roofed upper floor. De Jonkheer sold the villa in 1906 and, as chairman of the Carnegie Foundation, opened the Peace Palace in 1913. Then the villa came into the hands of a well-known shipbuilder from Alblasserdam, Cornelis Smit, and in 1920 in the hands of his son. In 1973 the De Boer- Haanschoten family from Leersum bought the villa, not for habitation but as a conference centre and holiday home.

Since 1993, the villa has been used by the Dartheide Institute, a centre for integral stress prevention and treatment. At that time a lot of overdue maintenance was done and the villa was completely restored. Since 2004, living and working here have been combined, which fits perfectly in this unique place.

An ideal opportunity to live and work in peace and quiet in the middle of the forest and between historic estates. The places Leersum, Doorn and Wijk bij Duurstede with various facilities such as schools and shops are within cycling distance. The country house is located just a few minutes by car from the A12 motorway and is connected to several N-roads, making it very easy to reach.

A historic villa in a beautiful location on the edge of national park "The Utrechtse Heuvelrug".


BUILDER ca. 1817
HOUSE PERFORMITY approx. 630 sq.m.
VOLUME approx. 2,383 m³
PLOT SIZE approx. 6,890 sq.m.

The (working) basement is accessible via a private entrance. Centrally under the villa is a long corridor with four spacious rooms. At the end of this corridor you will find a very spacious meeting room. All rooms have daylight access. In addition, there are a number of common areas such as a technical room with central heating system, the original kitchen and a pantry with a staircase to the ground floor.

The impressive entrance through the veranda gives access to the beautiful hall from where you have access to almost all rooms. On this higher floor you will find the living rooms, the country kitchen and two study rooms. The hall also has a cloakroom, a toilet and stairs up and down to the (work) basement.

The beautifully situated living rooms have two doors to the veranda overlooking the garden. Furthermore, the room ensuite with a fireplace and an appropriate herringbone floor. The kitchen is equipped with appliances such as a 6-burner Boretti stove with two ovens, refrigerator, freezer, dishwasher and has a fireplace with an impressive fireplace.

From the hall you reach the beautiful authentic staircase on the first floor. The spacious landing gives you access to four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The first bathroom has a toilet, sink, bath and shower. The largest and most luxurious bathroom is accessible from the master bedroom and the dressing room. It is equipped with a toilet, bidet, double sink, shower and a freestanding bath. The various bedroom rooms are practically classified, with paneling and several closets.

The large garden offers you as a resident many pleasant places to enjoy the surroundings in peace and quiet. Due to the pleasant location of the estate you can enjoy the sun in the garden at any time of the day and there is a good distribution of lawn and flower beds. In addition, the estate has ample parking for private or work visits.

In the garden you will find a pond, a barn made of wood with a roof and a smoker to prepare delicious dishes. Due to the presence of a fenced meadow, there is also plenty of space for animals.

- Combining living and working.
- This concerns an estate with an NSW ranking, which offers you, among other things, tax advantages in the field of transfer tax and real estate tax.
- The house is equipped with an alarm system.
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