• For Sale
  • USD 4,342,391 
  • Build Size: 4,262 ft2
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Bedroom: 4
Freedom and happiness at your private country estate.

Peace and tranquillity reign at ‘t Brummel country estate – listed under the Dutch Nature Conservation Act (NSW). The contemporary, thatched residence offers amazing 360-degree views of the private plot of approx. 9.5 hectares, which is more than enough to experience ultimate freedom and privacy.

The vast landscaped garden, created in a minimalistic style, is hidden from sight from the Lage Lochemseweg by a private plot of ancient woodlands (200 to 400 years old) of over four hectares (approx. 10 acres) with mighty beeches, pine trees, Scots pine, Douglas firs, and larches. The manicured lawns surrounding the house naturally blend in with the more distant golden grass that dances in the wind. Old, gnarled fruit trees and walnuts tell the story of their two-century-old history. A family of roe deer regularly comes together to drink the cooling water of the pond. The splendid and undulating bocage landscape with 325 hectares of forests and the river Berkel surround ‘t Brummel like a painting. If we had to describe it in one word, it would be ‘paradise’.

The estate was realised in 2003 at the spot that once held a large agricultural business. As said, the plot has been totally transformed over the years and now not only naturally blends in with the breathtaking landscape but also includes walking trails. The stunning residence with its unique character nowhere resembles the old farmhouses that are typical for the area. Architect Diederik Fokkema created 2003 an exciting design, in harmony with the landscape. While the entrance offers a rather introverted view with its long sloping roofline, the other side of the house opens up spectacularly to the surrounding nature. Rural yet with a modern allure. The residence offers a huge amount of space (approx. 442 m²) without any concession to a great feeling of intimacy. The transparent layout – shown in the nine-metre-high central hall from where nearly all other rooms can be seen – ensures that the proximity of all family members is always felt without sacrificing individual privacy. Such aspects make this a perfect and comfortable family home.

The current residents tastefully transformed the former double indoor garage into a wonderful garden/living room with floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors spanning the entire rear façade. The panoramic views of the fields to the edge of the wood are fascinating in every season. The sunrises and sunsets, in particular, are a visual spectacle that exceeds any nature documentary. The automated awning prevents high indoor temperatures during the summer. Next to the garden room – called the ‘sun room’ by the residents due to its southeasterly position – on the other side of the hall are the modern and luxury kitchen and dining room. The high, wooden wall panelling and oak flooring give the dining room the look and feel of an English country manor. When the glass doors are open, indoor living becomes outdoor living. In the adjacent southwest-oriented living room, the eyes are instantly drawn to the magnificent sand-lime mantelpiece. Here, again, the French doors to the surrounding terrace bring the outside inside. Sliding doors in the living room, incorporated into the walls, lead to a spacious study or TV room with a gorgeous wooden cabinet with an integrated open gas-fuelled fireplace. The elongated thatched roof ensures a pleasant and cool indoor climate.

A broad and gradual staircase brings you from the hall to the first floor. Here, we find the impressive master suite with its en-suite bathroom, a separate toilet, and a shower room plus a dressing room with bespoke wardrobes. Furthermore, this floor offers a family bathroom and three more wonderful bedrooms. One of these rooms, which also has a gas burner, is currently used as a study and offers splendid views of the surrounding landscape.

Apart from this magnificent house, the plot includes a robust, wooden outbuilding with a double garage, a carport, and a large garden shed. The shed also houses the irrigation system and pump that pumps water throughout the entire garden. In addition to the already described features, the house includes air conditioning, underfloor heating, fibre-optic cabling, an automated access gate and garage doors, alarm and fire alarm systems, a central vacuum system, a water softening installation, exceptionally high doors and ceilings, and paved terraces surrounding the house. The premises even has its own wildlife observation hut, a so-called Hochsitz, and a badger sett. Behind a wooded bank, the plot includes another large piece of pasture land where residents can keep several horses, making ‘t Brummel any horse lover's paradise! A more beautiful area for long rides will be hard to find.

Although surrounded by nature, the location is by no means remote. The picturesque village of Almen is just two kilometres down the road and other wonderful villages and towns like Gorssel, Warnsveld, Eefde, Harfsen, Laren (GLD), Vorden, Lochem, and the historical Hanseatic city of Zutphen are all within a ten-kilometre radius. The region also offers plenty of recreational activities, such as canoeing on the river Berkel, hiking and cycling trips passing nearby country estates like Boekhorst, Velhorst, Enzerinck, and Hackfort, and even mountain biking along the specially created trails.

The exit to Deventer from the A1 motorway can be reached within twenty minutes and the Lochemse Golf & Country Club is just a nine-minute drive. Larger cities like Apeldoorn and Arnhem can be reached within 30 minutes.

Special features of this estate include:
- Unique, rural location within the bocage landscape of the meandering river Berkel
- Several well-known estates nearby, such as Boekhorst, Velhorst, Enzerinck, and Hackfort.
- A solar park with 24 solar panels will be realised in January/February 2023. The real estate broker can answer any other questions you may have about additional (sustainability) measures.
- High-end mod-cons such as air conditioning, underfloor heating (in most rooms), water pump, electric sunshades
- Irrigation system in the garden
- High-speed internet (fibre optic cabling)
- Various tax benefits due to its NSW status.
- Options to keep animals like horses.
- Large pond (1,100 m2) with fish and special plants, and with enough frost in winter, you can go skating on your own pond.
- Almen, which has a supermarket, several cafés and restaurants, and Museum STAAL, is a short bike ride.

Ingeborg Swarts
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