Netherlands week! A charming and monumental home circa 1864, in village center next to 12th century church!
Attention old house lovers! This home has so many beautiful architectural features, from the large and delicately paned windows, beamed ceilings, huge fireplace in the kitchen, to that amazing old Peugeot in the garage! Dutch houses also seem to be on the spacious side, with many well-proportioned rooms. It seems so comfortable and cozy!
From the listing on Funda:
Charming & monumental house in the center of Niekerk located on a beautiful plot of 1,067 m² next to the old church (12th century). The house is a combination of a stately 1864 stately home and a farmhouse. The front house still breathes the atmosphere of the past with many beautiful style features from the construction period, the rear house still offers a sea of space with a large sanding room and studio / work space in ‘the part’. The house has been renovated in recent years, modernized, well maintained and inhabited with love.
Layout: grand entrance at the front with double doors, beautiful characteristic hall with passage to the front room on the left. This front room is approximately 21 m² and can be used as an office or living room. At the back of this room three deep original built-in cupboards with double doors, one of these cupboards is still intact as a box bed. On the right side of the hall a second front room of approximately 19 m² with a back room of approximately 15 m², both rooms are connected by ‘en suite’ sliding doors. This front room can also be used as a living room, the back room is now used as a bedroom but is also very suitable as a dining room. This room has space for a large dining table and a direct passage to the kitchen behind.
If you walk from the hall in the front house you enter the hallway with stairs to the top, a door to the basement, a side door to the outside (to the terrace on the side of the house) at the back of the hallway, access to the bathroom and the door to the kitchen. In the back house you will find an attractive living / dining kitchen. The kitchen is the central place in the house and measures approximately 20 m². The kitchen is equipped with a number of separate units in which a robust 6-burner stainless steel stove with wide oven and dishwasher. In the kitchen there is also room for a dining table next to the fireplace. Through the kitchen you enter the hall of the side entrance. Behind the kitchen you will find the pantry.
In the back house – on the ground floor – you also have access to a spacious bathroom with two rooms that flow into each other. The first is a dressing room with sink, in the second you will find a walk-in shower, toilet and corner bath.
Through the pantry you enter ‘the part’: a large barn space of approximately 45 m², in addition, a beautiful work space of approximately 22 m² has been built. This multifunctional space has its own back entrance with a hall, a pantry and a toilet.
Floor: landing, 3 bedrooms, an office and attic storage space. At the front of the house an attractive bedroom with renovated dormer (above the entrance) approximately 10 m², side room of approximately 9 m², room of 12 m² located at the back with access to the adjoining office of approximately 10 m². The bedrooms all have their own sink. Through the office you can still go to the attic storage room above the shed.
The garden is all around and a green oasis with different ‘segments’. In front of the house are two monumental old trees, next to the house a long private driveway. In the backyard a lovely seat under a small ‘roof shed’ / canopy, furthermore a wooden garden shed.
Environment and location:
The village of Niekerk is located in the scenic landscape of Westerkwartier, near Zuidhorn and a short distance from both Groningen and Drachten. The village offers within walking distance a supermarket, butcher, general practitioners, hairdresser, physiotherapist, childcare, games room, primary school, church, walking park, village garage, swimming pool, sports hall, football fields, ice rink, riding school and various shops. Zuidhorn NS station is 12 minutes by bike and 5 minutes by car. City of Groningen 15 minutes by car.
– built around 1864, modernization and renovation in phases in recent years;
– living space approximately 200m² (excluding indoor barn of 45m²);
– plot area 1,067 m² (optically and actually more land in use)
– content approximately 750 m³;
– the multifunctional space in the section can also serve as a practical space or work at home with its own back entrance, toilet and pantry;
– beautiful sheltered location in the green but also in the village center;
– heating by HR Remeha central heating boiler from 2011;
– partly insulated, partly double glazing and secondary windows (for monumental glass);