Walenburg an idyllically located castle
In an atmosphere of vast grassy landscapes, birdsong, grazing cows and tree parts, you will find the beautiful and historic castle walenburg, situated in the countryside between the thorn and the district near the expensive city. From the langbroekerdijk you turn off and drive through the entrance gate and the driveway, flanked by tall oak trees, to your centuries-old castle.
Here a truly paradisiacal domain of peace, privacy and natural beauty unfolds with an unprecedented variety of special flowers, trees and plants on a plot of over 19,000 m². A speechless centuries-old castle with an extraordinarily beautiful garden, the moat and the various terraces that surround this idyllic place make the uniqueness here tangible.
The castle is offered for an amount of € 1.685.000,- and concerns the sum for the buildings. The whole is part of the estate sandenburg and the land is issued on the basis of a long lease right by the estate sandenburg. The leasehold canon is € 25.000,- per year for a period of 30 years. The estate, and therefore castle walenburg, is classified under the Natural Beauty Act which offers many tax advantages including exemption from transfer tax.
Castle Walenburg is a short distance from thorn with schools, shops, public transport, sports facilities and golf courses. Due to the central location and good accessibility of several highways and the a12, cities such as amsterdam and Utrecht are accessible with 30 to 40 minutes by car.
We will take you back to the year 1126, when the 'Langgbroekerwetering', situated between the right-wing ridge and the curved rhine, was dug and the surrounding area could be reclaimed. In the years that followed, several buried residential towers were built in this new mined area. In the course of the centuries, these residential towers developed into what are now, for example, the castles of lunenburg, hindersteyn and the sandenburg on the other side. The first mention of walenburg dates back to a deed from 1250.
At the time, the residents were influential right-wing lords, usually ministerial representatives of the bishop of utrecht, and thus belonged to the knighthood. A beautiful castle and a symbol of prosperity and prosperity.
These centuries-old historical castles with rich stories and traditions rarely if ever come on the market. Kasteel walenburg, however, opens its doors to a new inhabitant. For almost three centuries, Walenburg has been just a residential tower. It was not until the 16th century that Walenburg was expanded with a house. After several expansions and renovations, the house was placed under a large gable roof around 1850.
In 1964, the entire house, tower and garden was thoroughly renovated by architectural couple canneman. The castle was uninhabitable and the garden a wilderness. Only the 17th century front and side walls of the house remained when the house was rebuilt in a fully fitting style. In this renovation, the old appearance and the different rooms of the tower had to be preserved as much as possible.
The garden was carefully designed and laid out in the sixties by elisabeth canneman who was inspired by the famous gardens of sissinghurst in England. The castle moat was also restored to its former glory and is once again structured around the castles. The garden on the forecourt is divided into four garden rooms, each with its own character and plants. Conscious wilderness, the flower garden and the rose garden, everything has been thought through.
The castle is surrounded by one of the most romantic Dutch gardens, where fragrant botanical roses bloom in abundance. The different axes of view and the classical garden statues make it a pleasure to be there.
Year of construction 13th century
Living area approx. 309 sq.m.
Contents approx. 1,505 m³
Land area 19,033 m²
The bridge over the moat in front of the castle gives you access to the house. The entrance has a cloakroom, toilet and gives access to the dining room, kitchen and living room. The staircase to the first floor was built during the renovation in the sixties, because it was missing at the time. Throughout the house is the graceful wooden beamed ceiling nicely visible. Also the different doors, frames and windows with rod division exude exactly the right allure that is expected in this beautiful house.
The classic sitting room is equipped with a beautiful wooden floor, beautiful fireplace with wood stove and three beautiful double doors, which create a pleasant garden connection. The adjoining dining room and kitchen are connected. By the current residents is entirely in style a kitchen placed which is equipped with double sink, refrigerators, quooker, dishwasher and an aga cooker with several ovens. What immediately catches the eye is the fixed wall cupboard with presentation section and cupboard space on both sides. Also here you get access to the garden and terrace through the double doors. The kitchen is equipped with underfloor heating.
Basement of the tower
Next to the kitchen, the house runs under the tower, the basement. Here you will find the utility room with the connections for the washer and dryer, sink, supply room and boiler room. A floor with plenty of space divided over a number of rooms.
First floor of the house in the tower
Through the semicircular wooden staircase leads to the spacious landing. On the first floor of the tower you will find a beautiful room that is currently used as a library. The 13th century cloister frames and window sills invite you to dream away. The room has underfloor heating and a beautiful fireplace with wood stove.
The first floor of the house is slightly higher and has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom is located above the living room and is spacious and has three closets. The adjoining bathroom has a double washbasin, toilet and walk-in shower. The second bedroom is also equipped with a closet and, like the master bedroom, has a beautiful view over the garden. The second bathroom is equipped with a bath, sink and toilet.
Third floor of the tower
The third staircase is a truly historic scene and is located in the outer wall of the tower. The room on the third floor serves as a bedroom. The beamed ceiling radiates the robustness of this centuries-old building.
Fourth floor of the tower
A loft ladder gives access to the top and last floor of the tower. Here is a beautiful beam structure visible and the best view of the surroundings. Because of the presence of a pigeon loft, you can keep pigeons here.
On the forecourt an old greenhouse has been converted by the current residents into a beautiful garden house, now in use as a studio. The studio is divided into two compartments, a toilet and has four double doors. The studio is fully insulated and heated.
In addition to the walenburg tower, the gatehouse also has a rich history. It is the gateway to the outer castle, the beautiful garden. The building also serves as a garage and storage room and has two attics on top of each other. The building is equipped with electricity.
The wooden barn has a storage room, a tool shed, a carport for two cars, a toilet and a large wood storage. The barn is located in the forest area between the langbroekerdijk and the castle.
At the barn there is another large chicken barn made of wood.
- The asking price on funda of € 1,685,000.00 concerns the buildings. The leasehold canon amounts to € 25,000 per year.
- The castle is part of the sandenburg estate and the land is issued on the basis of a leasehold right by the sandenburg estate for a period of 30 years. The canon will be indexed annually in accordance with the cpi, established by the cbs.
- The estate is classified under the Natural Beauty Act, which offers many tax advantages, including exemption from transfer tax and property tax.
- The leasehold gun is tax deductible and not redeemable.
- The castle is a national monument.
- An age clause will be included in the deed of purchase, stating that, in view of the year of construction of the house, the requirements that may be set for the quality of the building are considerably lower than for new houses.