Berg en Dal Estate: an elegant country home in a unique landscape
The original country house was built in 1918. From 1997 to 2000, the current owners completely renovated and extended the property, creating two comfortable interconnected homes. They also built three new annexes: a large garage with a workshop, a horse stable and an animal facility. The composition of buildings is surrounded by a park-like garden, meadows and woodlands. Riders can directly access the nature reserve from the meadow. This 14.7-hectare estate is classified under the 1928 Dutch Nature Protection Act (tax advantages).
Berg en Dal Estate is on the outskirts of Nunhem village in the Leu Valley, a 900 ha. nature preserve between Roermond and Weert, in the immediate proximity of the Maasplassen lake area. The distance from Nunhem to the A2 highway (direction of EIndhoven or Maastricht) is 12 km and to the A73 highway (direction of Nijmegen) is 15 km.
The Berg en Dal estate is comprised of two houses: the main house (number 42) and the rear house (number 42A). Both houses have independent amenities, such as separate front doors, central heating units, meter cupboards, alarm systems, kitchens and bathrooms.
Layout Main House (number 42), ground floor:
Entrance: the stately entrance accesses a spacious hall with natural stone flooring. This hall accommodates the coat area, meter cupboard, guest restroom and the stairs to the first floor. The atmosphere of this space is characterized by 3-meter tall ceilings and the impeccable finishes. The entire house is exceptionally bright due to the large windows.
Living room and conservatory: the left wing of the house accommodates the spacious living room with oak herringbone parquet and the conservatory with hard stone flooring. Large windows present breathtaking views of the garden, which is frequently visited by deer. The marble fireplace mantel completes this amazing room.
Kitchen/ lounge and garden room: the right wing accommodates the kitchen/ lounge and the garden room with natural stone flooring. The Siematic kitchen is fitted with Atag and Miele appliances and granite worktops. The adjacent garden room offers a unique view of the garden, meadow, horse stable and the woods.
Pantry: the large pantry is just behind the hall, and features two large walk-in closets and the oak staircase to the cellar. The main house and the rear house are adjoined by a connecting door in the pantry.
Layout Main House, first floor:
Landing with a desk: the oak stairs lead to the generous landing with oak parquet flooring and a desk. The landing accesses six bedrooms and one of the bathrooms.
Master bedroom and bathroom: the spacious master bedroom with parquet flooring and walk-in closet has a private bathroom with a bath, shower, toilet, bidet and double vanity. Both bathrooms feature underfloor heating and marble tiling.
Further bedrooms and bathroom: There are five more bedrooms with access to a balcony or loggia. All offer fantastic views of the garden, meadow and the woods. The second bathroom is fitted with a bath, shower, toilet and sink.
Layout Main House, second floor: oak stairs lead to the second floor which accommodates one large attic space and several smaller attic rooms. The attic also accommodates two Nefit Ecomline central heating units and a double boiler.
Layout Main House, basement floor: a large hobby basement with daylight entry completes the house. This space also features fittings for the television, telephone, computers and the alarm system, making this space suitable for multi-functional use. Adjacent to the hobby basement are the laundry room. wine cellar and a storage room.
Layout Rear House (number 42A), ground floor:
The private front door leads to the hall with the meter cupboard, guest restroom and the stairs to the first floor. The hall accesses the large living room and the kitchen. A double door connects the rear house with the main house. All rooms feature magnificent natural stone flooring.
Layout Rear House, first floor and attic:
The stairs lead to the landing, which accesses two bedrooms and a bathroom. The second bedroom is currently used as a Finnish sauna. The bathroom is fitted with a bath, shower, and two sinks. The bathroom is adjacent to a utility room with the Ecomline central heating boiler.
The three annexes were built from 1997-2006, in keeping with the style of the country house: a large garage with a workshop, horse stable with four stalls, storage/ animal facility. All buildings are in excellent condition.
Layout Garage and Workshop:
The large detached garage is divided into two sections, accessible on both sides via a sectional door. The garage can accommodate 4-6 cars, a horse trailer, bicycles and garden furniture. The pump for the irrigation system is also in the garage. Stairs lead to the first floor with a generous workshop and large storage area. This building is suitable for multiple purposes - other use has been taken into account during construction: wall and roof insulation, connections to the water mains and sewage and modern electrical wiring and an alarm system.
Meadow and Horse Stable:
Both houses offer unique views of the meadow and the horse stable. A gate in the meadow access the woodlands, which borders on the Leu Valley natural reserve. Forest trails on the estate are open to the public for hikers.
Layout Horse Stable:
The horse stable with four stalls and a tack room is surrounded by meadow and forest. Riders have immediate access to the Leu Valley natural reserve from the second meadow. The first floor can accommodate ample hay and straw. The stable is fitted with a water pump.
Layout Storage/ Animal Facility:
The building consists of a storage area for garden tools or bicycles and animal accommodation, currently used as a chicken coop.
The park-like garden was created in the late nineties and was designed by landscaping architect Pieter van Delden. Several patios with trimmed boxwood and yew hedges surround the house. Via lawns and long beech hedges, the garden gradually blends into the natural landscape with century-old trees. The park-like garden and elevated positioning of the house relative to the surroundings guarantee absolute peace and quiet.
Woods and Leu Creek:
The unique hilly terrain boasts a long history, dating all the way back to the most recent Ice Age. The meandering Leu Creek has cut its way deep into the landscape. The most beautiful spot on the estate is Litsberg hill, a high, steep creek bank comprised of sand and lime - the perfect spot for endless hours of fun for the children.
This unique property is now for sale!