Megchelen, Landfortseweg 4.
Country estate Landfort: Fort Country House is a monumental country house dating from 1250 northerly of Megchelen in Gelderland, on a fantastic location near to the German border. The estate is managed by the foundation The Geldersch Landscape. This foundation sold the house for private habitation. The rest of the property, 49 acres, is open to the public.The owners combine the original character with modern livable elements, and restore the monumental garden according to the design of J.D. Zocher from 1823.
In 2006, House Landfort was purchased by individuals and the land within the canal has been issued in leasehold. Several specific interior elements are given on loan by the Foundation Geldersch Landscape, some are purchased by the residents. The current owners are committed to preserve the original character but combine this with modern livable elements. They strived for a peaceful atmosphere in the house and provided modern facilities. Ceilings have been renewed, floors are insulated, and all restrooms are equipped with modern facilities. The residents have undertaken the task to maintain the house constantly as recommended by the National Monuments.At the end of 2006 the front garden has been completely renovated and restored according to the original ideas of Zocher, in consultation with Private Foundation Historic Estates. Approximately 3800 plants and 5000 flower bulbs have been planted. Both henhouses have been updated, the driveway has split basalt and the site in front of the barn is paved. In the garden lighting, electricity and water points where installed and even a wood store. The access bridge has additional wings. The park at the rear of the house has been provided with steel edges in 2007 and the pruning is maintained.
Strategic location: within 10/15 minutes following three highways among others A3 Dusseldorf in 45 minutes. 1,5 km from golf course and within walking distance of Wasserschloss Anholt.
For more history and information about the property, please visit the website www.landfort.nl.