An imposing appearance created by history and silent nature.
When calling at the main gate of the “Visschershoffstede”, the eyes are drawn to the meandering driveway, the apple orchard, and the cutting shed, giving it all an immediate feeling of intense peace and beauty. This will be even more strongly confirmed when you follow the driveway, paved with old clinkers, towards the (back)yard and you see the imposing appearance of the so-called ‘hall farmhouse’ with its history that dates back to around 1662. The carefully managed rebuilding and restoration works done on this magnificent national heritage building over the last decades have resulted in a unique combination of beautiful authentic period features and the building’s past with the modern comfort of today. The largely thatched farmhouse is situated amidst the wonderful greens of the splendid beech hedges and boxwood borders which, like the different types of trees, create natural lines of sight with, for example, the beautifully landscaped paths, the rose garden, hydrangeas, and rhododendrons.
In the front part of the house, the original main entrance positioned at the northeast-facing side of the large family farmhouse together with the marble floor of the elongated hall offers a stately entrance. At the back, the informal entrance via the stable doors and the glass hall in the former integrated stables provide another stunning way to access the house. Here, the authentic stable windows, the lower parts at the sides of the old stable where the animals were once housed, and an old clinker floor were retained, just like the oak beams and trusses throughout the rest of the farm. The former stables now include a large play corner, a work area, a gym and a sauna, and a large laundry room. The hall leading from this part gives access to the cosy kitchen. The kitchen still exudes the atmosphere of the building’s history. Even so, the bespoke Lodder kitchen contains all the mod-cons you may need. From the kitchen, you enter the southeast-facing intimate dining room and then the splendid drawing room. This beautiful room has massive oak flooring, the original bed box, a large mantel with a historical tile panel, and an open wood-fuelled fireplace. The warm and cosy feeling of all these rooms is even more enhanced by the windows that offer views of the garden and several terraces, such as a shady family seating area underneath an exceptionally old magnolia. At the back of the garden, you will also find a large designer outdoor kitchen. From the drawing room, a few steps lead to another room which, apart from oak flooring, also includes many original style elements and which is now a sociable sitting/living room. The spacious wine and storage cellar is underneath this second living room. The first floor at the front part of the house is where you will find the master bedroom with its elegant dressing room and en-suite luxurious bathroom. Apart from that, there are two additional large bedrooms and two generously sized bathrooms. Another wonderful surprise is the large space (60 m²) which is currently used as a work/hobby room but which can also be perfectly used to create additional bedrooms and/or storage space. The latter option may be superfluous as there is a large attic above the first floor. Another part of the house that should definitely be mentioned is the completely self-contained guest annex/apartment which is situated on the ground floor on the north-eastern side of the farmhouse. This apartment has its own entrance with a spacious hall, a cosy living room with a fireplace, a bespoke kitchen, a large bedroom, and a luxurious bathroom. Everything has been finished with just as much style and modern comfort as the rest of the former farmhouse. The entire premises, including the annex, has always been perfectly maintained.
The Visschershoffstede is a national heritage building. This means that certain subsidies and various financial benefits may be granted. The object is located at Wehmestraat 1 in Steenderen (municipality Bronckhorst, Gelderland). At just a fifteen minutes’ drive from Zutphen and only 30 minutes from Apeldoorn and Arnhem, you can enjoy exceptional outdoor living with all the amenities nearby. The object is centrally located between the A1, A50, and A12 motorways.