Good Wednesday morning! A beautiful Dutch cottage circa early 1800s, within a nature preserve but only 20 minutes from the center of Amsterdam!
This is such a cute little house, within such pretty surroundings. It feels rural but is super close to Amsterdam, best of both worlds!
From the listing on Funda:
What a surprise this charming DETACHED home! It is not immediately apparent from the street that there is a characteristic Zaans house behind the other historic buildings. And once at the rear you will see what makes this house so special! From the terrace on the water you have a fantastic unobstructed view of the De Reef nature reserve.
The house is part of the protected village of Westzaan. The building is over 200 years old and the beautiful authentic details have been well preserved. The living room feels cozy because of the wooden details and the attractive fireplace. Yet the living room can be called spacious, there is enough space for a spacious sitting area and dining area. And here again a view of the green. Isn’t it great to be able to enjoy the natural beauty from the couch !? The kitchen is neat and located at the front of the house, where the bathroom and separate toilet are also located. On the 1st floor are two bedrooms and a spacious landing where a study / workplace has now been created. The house has a garden around the house and at the rear you can moor a boat, with which you can sail into the nature reserve!
The rural Westzaan has a central location in relation to Zaandam, Amsterdam, Haarlem and Alkmaar. The roads are easily accessible; within a few minutes you are driving on the A8. Rural living and yet close to all amenities. In the village there are a primary school, childcare and sports clubs. You can also go there for your daily shopping. Within fifteen minutes you can drive to the city center of Zaandam, with an extensive range of shops and restaurants.
The format is as follows:
Ground floor: entrance, hall with meter cupboard and access to the kitchen. The semi-open kitchen has plenty of storage space and is equipped with a gas stove, extractor hood, combi oven, dishwasher, refrigerator and washing machine. Here is also the bathroom, with shower and sink, and a separate toilet. From the kitchen access to the spacious living room with stairs to the 1st floor.
1st floor: spacious landing with space for cupboards and a study / work space has now been created here. From the landing access to the 2 bedrooms that are located on either side of the house.
Garden: beautiful garden around the house. At the rear is a terrace on the water, located on the south, with a fantastic view of the nature reserve. Next to the house is a large storage room with electricity and accessible from the front and rear.
– Year of construction early 1800
– Living area approx. 82 m², volume approx. 294 m³
– Plot area 180 m², located on private land
– Heating by gas heaters
– Hot water through geyser (Vaillant)
– Roof and walls on the ground floor insulated
– Exterior painted in 2019
– Located on a waterway with fantastic unobstructed views
– Delivery in consultation.