Imagine the stately driveway lined with majestic oak and beech trees leading to country estate De Grote Schaersberg (Nature Conservation Act protected estate of 4.7 acres). The superb isolated location in the scenic landscape is best seen from behind the plot. The farm is close to the Holterberg, one of the finest nature reserves of the Netherlands. Deventer, with its beautiful medieval city centre, is a 10 minute drive away.
Completely rebuilt between 2003 and 2006, using original materials, this T-shaped country estate from 1774 is a stunning example of the historic “rivierdwarshuis” architecture. With a team of highly skilled professionals the owner (working as interior designer) rebuilt the farm with a sense for ‘understated chic’. The interior is of international stature, with quality materials like Dutch and French oak, natural stone, hand crafted solid wooden doors, beautiful bathrooms and faucets and many charming details. They all contribute to the feelings that De Grote Schaersberg embraces you as you walk in.
The garden is beautifully landscaped, with an courtyard garden and a large terrace behind the house with a beautiful porch. The view is spectacular from this location.
Flower beds alternate with more scenic segments of the garden and there’s even a small orchard, surrounded by an old fashioned hawthorn hedge.
The swimming pool is modern, featuring a cover with solar panels which slides back and is entirely hidden once the pool is opened up. An artificial turf field with tennis court dimensions also offers the opportunity to enjoy a range of sports.
De Grote Schaersberg is the ultimate family home.
The main hallway surprises with its enormous grey wash oak staircase and the impressive steel frame offering a grand view on the what used to be the barn. The entire ground floor features floor heating, even below the wooden flooring. The two living rooms with wide oak floorboards seamlessly blend together, giving the house an intimate atmosphere. In one room there is a large open fireplace and in the other room there is a black wood burner constructed according to historic design in the mantelpiece. The high ceiling featuring painted beams allows plenty of daylight to flow through the windows. The kitchen diner is light and sunny with a stainless steel La Canche stove, Quooker and American refrigerator to provide a modern touch to this custom hand crafted, timeless kitchen. The utility room features stone counter tops and large copper faucet. Also on the ground floor: a nice bedroom with French doors onto the garden, bathroom, and two toilets, of which one with vestibule and beautiful blue stone sink.
Large loft annex landing, with a view of the hallway and old barn. Master bedroom suite with walk-in closet and bathroom with bathtub, two blue stone sinks, rain shower and toilet. Walk-in closet.
Bedroom with two bedsteads made according to historic design, with bathroom.
Two bedrooms with bathroom and separate toilet.
The area which used to be the barn has impressive dimensions with the original beams still intact. A fantastic space for a variety of purposes, from party room to home theatre.
A complete self-sufficient guesthouse, with bathroom, kitchen and three bedrooms and living room with double height ceiling. Also highly suitable as workshop or studio space.
Inside there is plenty of space for multiple cars and all of your garden necessities. Under the overhang there are another three parking spots. (Playroom) hayloft.
The residence is fully insulated and fitted with double glazing on the ground floor. In addition, home automation systems in the entire house, alarm system, electric boundary for dogs, irrigation system, ground water pump.
Contents circa 1800 m3. Erfpacht (Dutch emphyteutic lease) € 12,000 a year.