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- 5 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Over 50 Years Old
- QC Approved Listing
Property description“Coming home feels like being on holiday, every evening…”
Nestled just behind the dike along the Maas, this house has something truly special. When the owner tries to explain what this is, holiday metaphors abound. Coming home feels like being on holiday: waking up each morning to the sound of the birds and being immersed in nature in your own garden. The rabbits, the woodpeckers and that beautiful buzzard. With its garden full of mature trees and Virginia creeper and grape vines on the façade, this house could just as easily be found in Southern Burgundy as in North Brabant.
One of the most beautiful spots in North Brabant
The photos give you a sense of where this holiday feeling comes from. The house is in a stunning location surrounded by nature, with ample outdoor space for a field of solar panels, or to keep chickens, rabbits, a pony or a few goats. Or do you dream of growing your own vegetables? With a plot covering some 10,275 m2 and which includes a barn and store room, the options are endless.
Easily accessible, close to amenities
The house is just a 20-minute cycle ride from Den Bosch and a few minutes’ drive from the A2 and A59 motorways. There’s a ‘Jenaplan’ primary school just a three-minute walk away and another primary school, a supermarket, a sports complex and a golf course 1 to 2 km away in the village of Engelen. What’s more, an attractive new apartment development, designed to give the impression of a traditional village, is currently underway in one of the surrounding neighbourhoods. With this, there will be enough people living in the vicinity to avoid any sense of isolation, while retaining all the peace, quiet and privacy you could wish for.
House full of home automation
With its wooden gables and characteristic dormer windows, the house emanates rural charm. Inside, however, the property is surprisingly modern and has all the comforts you could wish for. The owner once had his own electro-technical company and has installed a state-of-the-art home automation system on the ground floor. The equipment can be operated in situ or via a central touch screen control panel. The system includes switching on and off/dimming lights and electric sockets and controlling the underfloor heating, which is divided into zones that can be operated separately. All this combines comfort, security and energy saving.
The property also has an extensive home data network, a central vacuum cleaning system, security cameras, outdoor lighting with motion sensors and an electric entrance gate with camera intercom. In the meadow on the south side of the property are 22 solar panels which, together with the LED lighting installed throughout most of the house, help reduce the property’s energy costs.
As soon as you drive through the gate, you get that holiday feeling. The property is ideal for those with busy jobs who want to take the time to relax and unwind when they get home. For example, in the spacious sauna at the rear of the house situated in an attractive relaxation room with a view over the garden. Watch the sun rise as you enjoy your breakfast, have lunch in the sunny south-facing part of the garden and relax over your evening meal on the west-facing terrace. All of this is accessible through the French doors into the garden. Later in the evening, enjoy a glass of wine on the covered veranda as the owl in the garden heralds the onset of night.
A tour of the house
Like many rural homes, the front door of this property is hardly ever used. Most people use the side entrance, near the drive with enough parking to accommodate three or four cars. Via the covered porch you enter the utility room with plumbing for washing machine and dryer and access to a storage cupboard with gas central heating boiler. Next you come to the fantastic open plan, fully equipped kitchen diner with granite work tops and island and views over the garden. The accompanying living space is extremely spacious, yet homely and inviting, with a wood burning stove in one corner. The large bay window brings the garden into the house, while on chillier days the double glazing keeps draughts at bay. There is underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and, with the exception of the downstairs bedroom and en-suite, the entire downstairs has beautiful slate tile flooring.
Ground floor master bedroom and en-suite
The open plan kitchen diner/living room opens onto a spacious hall, which leads to a large master bedroom with impressive en-suite bathroom with bath, double washbasin and luxury steam shower. The underfloor heating is powered by both the central heating and an electric version with timer, which can be operated separately. The bedroom has various fitted wardrobes and cupboards and French doors onto the covered veranda.
Relaxation room with infrared/electric sauna
At the rear of the house is the garden room with French doors into the garden and built-in sauna approx. 2 x 2 metres in size – enough space to accommodate six people. The sauna is heated via both a 9 kW electric heater and infrared radiators. The garden room is currently being used as a relaxation space; however, at 3.4 x 5.3 metres in size, it could easily accommodate fitness equipment for a home gym.
Office and storage room
The ground floor has another spacious room (4.5 x 2.7 metres), currently being used as an office. With its own separate entrance and large window overlooking the parking area, this room would be ideal for a home business/ (healthcare) practice and receiving clients. Alternatively, with plumbing already in place for a wash basin, the room could also be used as an extra bedroom. Finally on the ground floor is a separate downstairs toilet with wash basin, a pantry and a storage room. The storage room can only be accessed via the garden which makes it the perfect place for keeping bicycles.
Also in the hall is the main fuse box, which includes the connection point for the home automation system and the fire and intruder alarm systems.
Unique staircase to the other bedrooms
An attractive mock oak staircase leads to the first floor, where the large landing is divided into two areas leading to a total of four bedrooms. The largest of the four, on the south side, is 3.7 x 6.6 metres. Bedrooms two and three both measure 3.5 x 3.5 metres and bedroom four 2.8 x 3.0 metres. All the bedrooms have attractive dormer windows which, along with the sloped ceilings, make for extra character and charm. The first floor also has a large bathroom with shower, wash basin and toilet.
A family with children?
This beautiful rural property with ample outside space would make the perfect home for a family with two, three or four children, who together could share the first floor while the parents sleep in the master bedroom downstairs. The children could enjoy all the freedom of the large garden and the easy access to schools and sports facilities.
Or a couple who enjoy entertaining?
This property would also make the perfect home for a working couple who enjoy having the space to relax and unwind at the end of a busy day. A couple who want comfort and privacy in a peaceful rural setting and plenty of room to keep a few chickens and grow some vegetables. And above all, a couple who love entertaining and enjoy nothing more than a merry evening with friends or family, either inside or outside in the garden around the fire basket. Living the dream of outdoor living but with all of today’s modern comforts, just a few minutes from Den Bosch.
Graaf van Solmsweg 1, Den Bosch, North Brabant, Netherlands
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