Elegant outdoor living
Zeddam is a beautiful village in the south of the Achterhoek region in the province of Gelderland, near the German border. The village, with a population of around 2650, lies in the undulating Montferland landscape between Doetinchem and ‘s-Heerenberg – a hilly landscape characterised by country estates, woodlands, heather fields, and vast pasture lands. It's not surprising that nature lovers looking for space and tranquillity have been relocating to this beautiful area for decades. Besides that, the tourist industry has also been a great boost to the Zeddam, bringing more liveliness and numerous great hotels and restaurants. The history of the village dates back to the twelfth century and offers an appealing centre around the Gerrit Varwijkplein where you can get all the groceries you need. To the west, Zeddam borders directly on the vast Bergher forest and, to the east, you will find beautiful pasture lands as far as the eye can see. And this is where you find the property that is, perhaps, the most beautiful house in Zeddam. This very spacious converted farmhouse with stables and a garage lies amidst a magnificently landscaped garden of 14,000 m2 (3.5 acres), which not only offers absolute privacy but also allows you to enjoy outdoor living to the limit. Two ornamental cast-iron gates on both sides of the house give access to a truly stunning domain with a large drive, parking space for multiple cars, high beech hedges, rolling lawns, mature trees, a natural pond, several wonderful terraces, and a covered conservatory in the former haystack. The property has the grandeur of a luxurious mansion and was recently renovated to a very high standard. The house itself has a surface area of 485 m2 and offers a comfortable living area with natural stone flooring and a white-painted ceiling with old beams, plus an imposing sandstone mantelpiece that would be fit for a castle. The comfortable dining room is adjacent to the excellently appointed and tastefully designed kitchen. The ground floor also offers a study/library of nearly 35 m2 with French doors leading outside, two further rooms of 27 m2 and over 30 m2 respectively, and a second kitchen. The space and layout offer great options for a home office, two households (e.g., two generations of one family), or for a living-in informal carer or nanny. Upstairs, you will find four bedrooms, including a wonderful master bedroom, a luxury bathroom with a whirlpool and sauna, a second bathroom, and a separate toilet. The broad landing can be accessed via staircases at the front and back of the house and offers a lot of practical built-in storage space. The high ceiling with skylights, the light grey painted walls, the white wooden panelled doors, and the oak flooring upstairs add even more to the rustic yet elegant atmosphere that characterises this amazing house.
The robust, stone-built outbuilding with four arched double doors has a surface area of 140 m2 and has all the mod-cons and fixtures you need. The outbuilding offers two stables, toilet facilities, storage space, a garage, and a huge attic across the entire floor space. If you prefer cars over horses, you can easily make your dream come true with this stunning former coach house.
You will be hard-pressed to find another residence that offers so much space, options, comfort, luxury, and elegant yet cosy living. All you need to do is unpack boxes and hang your clothes in the wardrobes, after which you can enjoy your life in this wonderful and rural environment every single day.