Pure luxury in a unique location in the Randstad conurbation
The lush thatched roofs combined with the shutters, the brickwork with cutting joint and the partially pot lidded facade give this robust farmhouse its rural character!
Where can you find an idyllic and quiet location just around the corner from Rotterdam? A place where you can relax completely. Drieklomp brokers and stewards has found a unique location with a fantastic farmhouse for you.
In the outskirts of Zwijndrecht, on "De Devel" and next to the Kijfhoekkerk with a rich history (1368). The location is unique! Away from the motorway: peace and quiet and nature dominate here. Yet you are a stone's throw away from the Drechtsteden and only 17 km from the center of Rotterdam. The A16 motorway is directly accessible and is your fast connection to the rest of the Netherlands. And although we always say that location is the most important, we can safely say that the plot with a beautiful renovated farmhouse on it competes for the first place.
The original house from 1863 is sublimely merged with the secret annex, which used to house the animals and tractors. The former agricultural function has been abandoned once and for all. From 2010, the farm as a whole new built and in 2013 everything is completed. A perfect residential function has come in its place. The sustainable materials are carefully selected - some even with a bit of history -. Everything has been carefully selected and where possible the character of the farm has been preserved. Throughout the house is visible that a warm, rural chic atmosphere has been strived for. The living area is approx. 910 sq.m. and has a capacity of approx. 3,425 m³.
What a tranquility and space! This object can only be described in one way "absolute perfection"! On the ground floor you will find the bright living room, the spacious hall, the office, the kitchen with the conservatory and a utility room. You will also find the relaxation area with swimming pool, sauna, shower and toilet. Behind the kitchen is a "real" Irish pub. Upstairs you will find the master bedroom with bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, 3 large bedrooms, a closet and a bathroom. There is also a complete apartment at the rear with separate entrance and also accessible by elevator and if desired lockable from the rest of the house. In the attic you will find a very large bedroom with bathroom and a large room that is now used as a storage room. In the garden you will find the double garage with electric doors and spacious barn which are fully heated. Behind the garage is the horsebox and the meadow. The garden was designed by architect Arend Jan van der Horst and divided into a formal front garden and a side garden with a large rural pond and deck. From the veranda you can enjoy a beautiful view and in the evening it is a picture when everything is lit with the monumental church in the background. Of course, the whole is equipped with a computer-controlled sprinkler system.
The spacious entrance is no longer through the "former front door" but through the veranda on the side of the house. The hall has a Belgian bluestone with underfloor heating and gives access to the kitchen, toilet, office and living room.
Through the en-suite doors you have access to the living room in the original front house. The total area is 100 m² and is divided in two by sliding doors, creating a very cosy space. In one part is a large seating area around the marble gas fireplace created and a beautiful cupboard in which the air conditioning is concealed. The other part has a huge table where you can dine with a large group. The sonos audio system is also implemented here. The room has an authentic beamed ceiling and the floors are in oak. The heating is via wall heating and via new radiators with a very attractive authentic look. This is supported by the beautiful original beams.
The spacious cozy kitchen is the cozy center of the house where you cook on an original Aga Cooker with 4 ovens and 2 gas burners. There is plenty of storage space in the cupboards, the island and a large pantry. The sink is made of Belgian bluestone and has a double sink with quooker and dishwasher. A separate kitchen for the coffee machine and the cozy seat make the whole complete.
In the adjoining conservatory with en-suite doors is the dining room with cozy gas fireplace. The conservatory has, like the kitchen, a Belgian bluestone floor with underfloor heating, air conditioning and a sonos audio system. Through the double doors you can walk on the terrace and the veranda (with patio heating and audio).
The office is accessible from the inside and via a separate entrance. This room with oak floor and high ceiling has a large custom cabinet and a large conference table of slate with built-in screen for conference calls.
The wellness area is equipped with an indoor pool of 8 by 4 meters with jet stream. Nice detail is the ceiling with starry sky. There is also a spacious walk-in shower, sauna, steam room with light therapy and toilet. In this room there is an audio-video installation with a luxury massage bed placed. The wellness area has its own fully automated technical unit with meter cupboard, filter, air treatment installation combined with temperature and humidity. This space is completely focused on relaxing. Through the French doors, which are shielded with shutters, you can step onto the terrace.
At the rear of the farm with private entrance and porch, is an authentic "Irisch Pub" created as if you were in Dublin. The pub is equipped with a bar with antique beer tap, professional built-in equipment, Bose sound system and its own air conditioning system. The ceiling is bordeaux red, there is a stained glass ceiling, the wood is dark and cosy. The cozy accessories, specific fixtures and the glass rack make it complete. The robust wide plank floor can take a beating. Eye-catching are the wooden conversion at the entrance and the large beams. In short, an over-complete, atmospheric space for a pleasant evening or a successful party.
The landing provides access to the rooms and is accessible through 2 stairwells.
Through a separate entrance you enter the bedroom of 60 m² which is equipped with a cozy gas fireplace and open to the ridge with wooden beams. Also here is air conditioning and Sonos available. Adjacent is a large walk-in closet and a bathroom with shower, toilet, washbasin with mirror cabinet and a romantic bath on legs. The walk-in closet and the bathroom are both 15 m².
Spacious room (approx. 35 sqm) with the original beams is equipped with a round dormer window and beautiful built-in wardrobe with integrated air conditioning.
A beautiful in the style of "Eric Kuster" bedroom (approx. 26 sqm) with high gloss fitted wardrobe and mirror wall, air conditioning and authentic support beams. The wall against which the bed is placed, has slate with all around lighting which gives a beautiful effect.
A spacious room (approx. 25 sqm) which is now in use as a 2-person study / study with large desk created to support the beams. Along the wall a ceiling-high cupboard and air conditioning. Adjoining a walk-in closet that is currently used for storage cleaning trolley, vacuum cleaner, etc.
This spacious bathroom (approx. 18 m²) is fully equipped with a shower, bath with whirlpool function, toilet, bidet and double washbasin.
On the first floor there is also an apartment that is ideal for informal care or an au pair. Also having an office is an excellent option and there is a permit for a bed & breakfast for 8 people. The utilities, central heating and alarms are completely separate. This apartment is accessible via a separate entrance at the rear on the ground floor through a staircase and an elevator. At the top of the stairs is the elevator and a separate toilet. The living room has a gas fireplace and is equipped with plastered walls and authentic beams. The integrated kitchen is equipped with a microwave, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, extractor in chimney model and a stone top and you cook on a real Aga Masterchef XL!
There is plenty of storage space in the handmade kitchen and has a floor space with the living room of 69 m². The adjoining bedroom is very spacious with 35m² and also has plastered walls and authentic beams and the same oak floor. The bathroom has a shower, bath with whirlpool function, toilet and bidet and double washbasin. This floor is made of Belgian bluestone and measures 20 m².
Via both stairs you can reach the front and/or back attic. The attic is currently used as a storage room. The attic is a huge bedroom (approx 67 sqm) with adjoining bathroom (approx 14 sqm) which is equipped with toilet, washbasin and massage shower cabin.
- The house is fully equipped with extensive home automation with app function.
- Video surveillance and alarm
- Remote controlled door with intercom
- Air conditioning
- Balanced ventilation system
- Extensive garden lighting
- Garden is equipped with drainage
- Porch with patio heating and audio installation
- Elevator installation
- Central vacuum system
- Sonos installation
- 20 x 40 with drainage and dampening floor and separate sandpit.
- Meadow fenced with hardwood fencing
- Hardwood fence around the entire lot
- Different electronic locks/garage doors can be operated remotely