Country estate 't Hemeltje
Country estate 't Hemeltje started as a stopover for travellers and, in the eighteenth century, it served as the estate of the mayor of Deventer. The estate certainly has historic importance and its history can still be seen today in the dirt road, the Oude Postweg, lanes and forest paths following a geometrical design, hedgerows, open fields interlaced with patches of woodland, an idyllic pond, and the unique beeches and other ancient trees. The entire estate measures fifty hectares of which ten connected hectares, with the current house named 't Hemeltje – which dates back to approx. 1784 – and a traditional coach house made of oak are now offered for sale.
't Hemeltje is an idyllic estate in the rural and agricultural area between the river IJssel and the undulating Sallandse Heuvelrug nature reserve, and situates halfway between Bathmen and Holten. The name of this small paradise, meaning ‘little piece of heaven’, on the edges of the forested area Oostermaet basically says it all. The green painted wooden fence along the Paalmansweg in Bathmen gives access to a perfect little parcel of the Netherlands where residents can enjoy peace and tranquillity in the most literal meaning of the word. The location and the surrounding area offer nothing but nature in all its splendour and diversity. And yet, you will not feel isolated. The area offers plenty of wonderful villages and the stunning historic city centre of Deventer is barely fourteen kilometres by car. The lively village of Holten is just seven kilometres away and Amersfoort can be reached in less than an hour via the nearby A1 motorway.
For people who crave outdoor living, this unique property offers everything one needs – and more. The magnificent manor house seems to have withstood the ages but was actually fully renovated in 1992, offering you the opportunity to experience the unequalled charm of a period building that was rebuilt with modern-day knowledge and comfort. You can simply relax and enjoy all the beauty that 't Hemeltje offers without having to worry about the never-ending care that an old property would normally require. A very calming thought to be sure. The house has a surface area of approximately 11 by 27 metres, resulting in almost 230 m² on the ground floor alone, comprising two reception rooms with imposing fireplaces, two sitting rooms, a kitchen plus laundry and storage room, a bathroom, and two spacious halls – one of which even includes a fireplace. Throughout the house, you will notice the beautiful natural stone floors and old ceiling beams. The carefully composed interior design combined with these wonderful, rural features and the splendid views of the estate all result in an exceptionally relaxing and authentic environment. The first floor of over 120 m² includes a spacious landing, two very large bedrooms (51.3 and 40.5 m²) and two en-suite and luxuriously finished bathrooms. The large attic offers loads of storage space. With a total surface area of nearly 370 m², the property could also be easily divided into two separate units or you could choose to realise a home practice or a dedicated office.
The surrounding estate is nothing less than a private piece of paradise. As soon as you enter the drive leading to the house, you will instantly get that wonderful feeling of coming home where you find everything you need to optimally enjoy outdoor living. Amidst the beautiful flowering borders, a formal garden, terraces, and expansive lawns, not too far from the main house, lies the coach house built of oak. Today, it no longer houses carriages or even cars – although this is still an option – but offers a delightful garden room of 60 m² with three pairs of French doors leading outside. Adjacent, you will find one of the two huge shed/storage spaces. Other outbuildings are the rustic barn with storage space near the pond and a greenhouse.
Any description of 't Hemeltje is bound to fall short as this is such a unique property that must be seen and experienced. So please don't hesitate to make an appointment with our real estate agent and we will be happy to give you an extensive tour around this magnificent estate. We are certain that you will agree that its name was more than aptly chosen.