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€ 2,850,000

13 room exclusive country house for sale in Lekdijk 84, Tienhoven aan de Lek, Ameide, Gemeente Zederik, South Holland

831 m² 3 5



“TURKEY FROM OUTSIDE, WARM FROM INSIDE” Slot Herlaer: NSW estate on the River De Lek has been pulling a unique trail through the polder land for centuries. Not only flanked by floodplains and dikes, but the river also served as a basis for transport and as a meeting point for trade. No wonder you will find the most beautiful villages and towns in this beautiful natural ribbon. The nobility was also happy to assert themselves here and involved a glory on the banks, often with a beautiful castle or country house on it. Thus a glory also arose between the monumental town of Ameide and the church village of Tienhoven aan de Lek: Slot Herlaer. Dirk Herlaer was the first to actually settle on the house in Ameide (1277). His name and thus the name of the estate has been maintained to this day. You will no longer find a castle or castle on this current NSW estate. That wonderful place to live, which made the wealthy ladies and gentlemen happy to stay here. An estate with the allure of a landscape park. The size of the terrain is already more than impressive, and the infinite variation in vegetation reinforces this image. It is located right on the Lekdijk in an unspoilt setting. From the dyke there are imposing plane trees next to an old entrance gate, oak mastodons in the field and various beeches at the back of the estate. The orderly orchards and a rugged griend connect the estate with the river landscape. Turn the dike and go through the monumental gate (the only thing left of the formerly built mansion (Huys Herlaer) in Louis XIV style). When you enter this gateway you literally get into a different world, away from the busy life. Other standards apply here, those of peace and privacy. The current mansion is emphatically present. It is a striking building with a robust appearance and the outbuildings are just as interesting. Feel free to say buildings, because in terms of size, they can easily beat a regular home. One has room for 4 cars and various other vehicles, the other is more than a guesthouse. Recently (2015) a real residence arose here with a large covered outside terrace, an outdoor fireplace and a dream kitchen under a high roof; the place to settle down early in the year. The outbuilding is in the middle of the park with lines of sight to all sides. Further on there are several industrial buildings among the orchards on the site for the professional exploitation of the fruit trees. The mansion is a story in itself. Five families write 1000 years of history and the buildings have been rebuilt several times. The current country house was only built in the thirties of the last century. A tough house on the outside, an elegant and warm home on the inside. More than 10 years ago, the building was radically renovated, while retaining the details and respecting the original design. Although the front door with bronze front plate is the official entrance to the first floor of the house, it will come as no surprise that nowadays the old service entrance is often used. The intimate of the kitchen plays a beautiful game with the grandeur of the rooms on the garden side of the house. It is better to speak of living quarters, that does more justice. The symmetrical placement of these rooms and suite emphasize the class of the house very subtly. The sliding doors with stained glass, artfully incorporated into cupboard walls, suffered this living wing in the dining room, intermediate room and men's room. The high quality finish is what you can expect from such a house. A beautiful combination of grandeur in combination with the use of atmospheric colors and elements. The dining room is adjacent to the conservatory with panoramic views over the gardens. The partly covered outside terrace makes the living experience on the garden side complete. What is a country house without an impressive office? We find it at the front next to the hall. If you then look up once from behind the screen, a wonderful view of the monumental gate and the fruit trees against the dyke unfolds. The original 1930s staircase leads to the floor. Just like a country house, here too there is a surplus of rooms, bathrooms and outside balconies. Finally, there is an immense attic and a basement with, among other things, a spacious utility room, fitness room, TV room and various storage options. All this in an almost flawless state of maintenance. This, of course, also applies to the gardens, orchards, groves and recently installed outbuildings. In this you recognize the hand of a landlord, who has written the care for his residence with capital. A dream location for those looking for and recognizing those qualities. We list the most important features and characteristics: Living area: Basement: 231 m² Ground floor: 224 m² 1st floor: 215 m² 2nd floor: 161 m² Total approximately: 831 m² Content: Gross content: approximately 3,098 m³ Ceiling heights: Basement: 2, 35 m1 Ground floor: 3.4 m1 1st floor: 3.2 m1 2nd floor: 4.6 m1 ridge height Plot area: 62,287 m² Year of construction: 1931 Renovation: 2006-2007 Information about the outbuildings present: Coach house: • Year of construction 2015 • Ground floor ground: 123 m² • 1st floor: 83 m² • Gross content: 763 m³ • Completely insulated and piled • Space for 4 cars and an extra garage at the rear for other vehicles Orangerie: • Year of construction 2015 • Kitchen with luxury kitchen unit: 43 m² • Outdoor room / guest accommodation, including toilet and shower room 43 m² • Veranda with fireplace: approximately 50 m² • Fully insulated and covered Fruit shed: • Approximately 400 m² • Older age / moderate condition • Contains probably asbestos containing m aterial Livestock house: • Approximately 130 m² • Older age / poor condition



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62,287 m²
831 m²
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Published on
26 April 2019
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Lekdijk 84, Tienhoven aan de Lek
Exterior Amenities
Gated EntryLawnBarbeque AreaPorchGardenPatioGreenhouseMother-in-law
Central FurnaceFireplaceFloor Furnace
Interior Amenities
SkylightDoublepane WindowsHome TheaterFireplaceSecurity SystemIntercom

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