Leave Deventer behind, drive along the Overijssels Kanaal, and the tranquillity of the beautiful nature of the Salland bocage landscape might be so overwhelming that you completely miss the turnoff to the Zonnenbergerdijk. Perhaps your attention is drawn to the left where you see the quintessential drawbridge across the canal that was first commissioned in 1855 and connects Raalte with Deventer. The Zonnenbergerdijk is a romantic, unpaved road on the Zonnenbergen country estate with woodlands on one side and tree-lined pasture lands on the other side. In this green oasis of silence lies a proud, thatched farmhouse at the end of a long drive: Klein Zonnenbergen. Your neighbours will not be on the other side of the hedge but a good distance away behind some woodland. This property is the epitome of privacy and tranquillity. A dream location for those who want to live the good life and do whatever they want to do without disturbing or being disturbed by others. Such spots that offer this amount of freedom are hard to find in our congested little country.
The farmhouse is impressive and was built in the typical regional architectural style. Built in 1965, it was the first ‘converted farmhouse’ in the wider area, where residents didn't live off the land but simply enjoyed living in these beautiful surroundings. The magnificent farmhouse has been owned by the same family since the 1990s. People who live here truly enjoy (comfortable) outdoor living. With the last renovation and refurbishing works in 2016, the authentic character of the farmhouse has been elegantly enhanced with modern-day luxury and comfort. The former stables were converted into an impressive yet cosy, independent wing that includes a living room with a fireplace and two bedrooms plus a bathroom on the mezzanine floor. The corridor to the original farmhouse takes you to the master suite with a modern bathroom, a walk-in wardrobe, and a large, multifunctional hall and a covered terrace. Including this new extension, the entire farmhouse now has a surface area of 487 m2. The residence offers no less than five air-conditioned bedrooms, four splendid bathrooms, and a large storage attic with built-in closets. Even with a large family with children, the house still offers more than enough room and privacy for everyone. The separate rooms and the optimal fibreglass internet/WiFi connection in and around the house ensure that living and working from home can also be perfectly combined.
The kitchen-diner is in the oldest part of the farmhouse, where the tiled tableaux, the antique floor tiles, and the period mantelpiece are all either original or were renovated in 2016. An artisan blacksmith even made perfect copies of the original wrought iron door fittings that had to be replaced. Look out over the countryside and the old well with its lever and feel yourself being transported back to bygone times. The remotely controlled TV screen that slides down from the mantelpiece may seem out of place but, to be honest, it is very practical. The utility/laundry room is adjacent to the kitchen-diner and has been finished in the same beautiful country style. The living room of 120 m2 offers magnificent views of the private yard and the surrounding area. The imposing, modern-style fireplace, the large oak beams, and the spectacular glass façade with its black aluminium fenestration to the adjacent covered terrace give this part of the house a unique and contemporary atmosphere. Still, no matter how beautiful and comfortable the house may be, you don't choose to live in a rural environment to stay indoors. And this property will draw you out no matter what. The private plot of around 10,000 m2 (approx. 2.5 acres) offers so much scope for outdoor living. The beautifully landscaped garden, which includes an orchard, lawns, mature shrubs and trees, and two ponds, is something to behold. The heated outdoor pool with terraces lies behind a traditional Salland oak barn. The front of the plot offers plenty of space to park two cars and store your garden equipment. At the back, by the pool, you can relax in the wonderful garden room with a fireplace/barbecue, a pantry, a shower plus toilet, and a heated guest room/study. Hidden between the trees is a separate garage/storage – large enough to park six to eight cars and accessible by a separate driveway. Keen equestrians will certainly be very glad to know that the plot offers several options to add stables and a riding arena. Any horse would love to graze in the adjacent pasture surrounded by high hedges. This is living the good life in every single aspect. Wonderfully quiet and private but not isolated. The villages Heeten and Raalte are just a few minutes by car and the beautiful city centre of Deventer is a fifteen-minute drive.
This HeetenFerme / Ranch / Plantation is for à vendre and has 5 bedrooms. This Ferme / Ranch / Plantation is listed on the Christie's International Real Estate website in zipcode 8111TC and it boasts 5,242.068 Pieds Carrés of interior space on a lot of .12 HECTARES. See all properties in zipcode 8111TC.