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Coming home to a rural detached cottage, furnished with exceptional luxury, atmosphere, history and nature and part of the unique estate Buitenplaats Huis te Jaarsveld.

The beautiful estate offers peace, space, privacy and complete escape from everyday life. The charming cottage is ideal for a family or a longer stay for e.g. (returning) expats, diplomats, etc.. The entire house is at your disposal and is fully equipped. Due to its attractive location in the Green Heart of the Netherlands, Utrecht, Rotterdam, The Hague, Schiphol and Amsterdam can be reached within an hour by car. In addition, there are many opportunities for activities in the area such as mountain biking, cycling, hiking or visiting picturesque villages and towns. But perhaps even better: stroll through the gardens and orchards of the estate or retreat with a good book for a weekend.

This charming dike house is located on a plot of over 4390m2 on the historic estate "Huis te Jaarsveld" and overlooks the River Lek, the idyllic moat, and the meadows with sheep and alpacas. There is no shortage of nature in Jaarsveld. The clatter of storks on the church (visible from the living room) in spring. White swans, black swans, herons, spotted woodpeckers, a kingfisher, blackbirds, robins, greenfinches, swallows, flocks of starlings, owls, sparrowhawks and much more!
Long walks through the dreamy floodplains of the river. Apples from the orchard, delicious plums and fresh vegetables from the vegetable garden. Peace, freedom, lots of space and a very special history of the estate.

This attractive detached house was largely renovated in 2018 by the current owners. The ground floor has an attractive kitchen at the rear and 2 living areas at the front. All 3 have beautiful rural vistas. The first floor has a spacious landing, bathroom with all amenities and 3 spacious bedrooms. In short, a real family home!

The house is located on the edge of the village of Jaarsveld, in the middle of the Green Heart of the Province of Utrecht. There are good connections with Utrecht (A2) and Rotterdam (A27/ A15) and Schoonhoven and IJsselstein can be reached in 10 minutes by car.

This unique dike house is classified separately under the Nature Conservation Act and leans on the large estate, but does have its own cadastral number.
We would also like to take you on a journey through history. Old drawings of the estate "Huis te Jaarsveld" show a house on the dike through many centuries. The current dike house was built in 1888.
The dike house is connected to the former castle island by a moat. In 1384 the castle "Veldenstein" was built there. The castle has been a battleground several times: from the quarrels between the Angles and Cods, the battles between the City of Utrecht and the lords of Vianen, and two wars with the French. It was destroyed and rebuilt several times, until the last war of 1672. In 1760, the well-known family of Cornelis and Johan de Witt built the current manor house on the front island. Many well-known historical figures owned the estate, including Anna van Buuren, the first wife of Prince William of Orange. Even the well-known poet Vondel wrote about the pleasant location of the estate on the river Lek.

For a real experience, it is of course possible to view this house on location!

- Available for rent immediately;
- Fully furnished and upholstered as shown in the photos;
- Rental period approx. 12 months / in consultation;
- Subject to owner's award


Location Jaarsveld
Property Type House
No. Bedrooms 3
No. Rooms 4
Area 135m2
Furnished No
Garden Yes

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