Berlicum, Woud 16
- Volume in cubic meters: 1315 m³ + Bijgebouw 1120 m3
- Living area: 364 m² + Bijgebouw 175 m²
- Plot size: 14200 m2
- Year of construction: 1856
Situated between Sint-Michielsgestel, Den Dungen, Berlicum and Schijndel, nestled within a fantastic, leafy plot in a unique location among the fields is this fully modernised, fabulous semi-detached farmhouse. Also included within the huge plot is a large, modern, detached annex, which could be used as an office, accommodation for a live-in carer, etc. This is a truly wonderful spot to live, with beautiful country views and the peace of tranquillity of nature, but still with all amenities within easy reach.
Let’s take a tour, starting on the ground floor
Entering through the front door, we set foot into a long, spacious hallway leading to the various ground floor rooms. Everything has a sleek and modern finish, with smooth plasterwork and high quality, heavy doors. The impressive central living space comprises a large living room with wooden floor and a stunning kitchen-diner with tiled floor, all open plan and yet with a degree of separation created by an attractive double-sided fireplace. The kitchen is extremely well crafted and beautifully finished and includes an island, floor to ceiling built-in cupboards with fitted fridge and microwave, and a deluxe, Lacanche range cooker with extractor hood and dishwasher. The worktops and the sink are all made from the same top quality natural stone (Muschelkalk).
The entire central living space is exceptionally light and airy, thanks to multiple windows with views across the large garden and the fields beyond. The living room leads out onto a lovely garden terrace.
Also on the ground floor are a further two rooms; these could be used as a home office, bedroom or chill-out room. There is also a downstairs wc and an extremely spacious ground floor bathroom; this makes the property suitable for owners of any age.
The first floor has three bedrooms, all of which feel wonderfully light and spacious thanks to the large number of dormer windows; the bedrooms also benefit from ample storage space in the form of built-in cupboards, some of them located under the sloping roof. The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with bath, separate rainfall shower and wc. Next door is a smaller bedroom only accessible from the master bedroom; this would make the ideal nursery or dressing room.
The other large bedroom also has its own en-suite bathroom with bath and wc. This room is so large that it could easily be converted into two separate bedrooms and a dressing room. For more details, see the alternative floor plan with two extra bedrooms. The first floor also has all the necessary connections in place to build an additional kitchen; this provides the option to create an entirely self-contained apartment, with separate access from the second hall at the front of the house.
On the second floor is a complete apartment, with living room and fully-equipped modern kitchen with multiple windows offering beautiful panoramic countryside views. There is a separate bedroom with wash basin and shower, a separate wc and cupboards for both the boiler and a washing machine/dryer.
The detached annex is currently being used as business premises, but in the past was converted into fully self-contained luxury accommodation. This is apparent as soon as you enter the building. The living room is now set up as a fantastic open-plan office with eight workstations, with double doors leading out onto a terrace with views across the garden and the fields beyond. The office, which could easily be converted back into a living room, is situated next to a super deluxe kitchen with solid oak cupboards, polished concrete worktops and a Smeg six burner hob with oven, and a separate coffee corner with large fridge, separate freezer, wine cooler and built-in microwave.
A set of large sliding doors provides access to the meeting room, which currently houses a large, boardroom style table with space for 12 people. With its attractive open fireplace and absence of windows, this room would make an ideal TV room/lounge. A corridor leads past a utility room and a small bedroom/consultation room to a large bedroom, currently set up as a gym. Next to this bedroom/gym is a deluxe bathroom with wash basin, wc and walk-in shower with stunning marble plated walls. Finally, the annex also includes a second wc and a large 80m2 garage with storage loft.
Being fully equipped with kitchen, bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor, the annex would make ideal accommodation for a live-in carer, au pair, or elderly residents.
This exceptional amount of living space is situated within an equally spacious plot. The total plot spans some 14,200 m2, 2,000 m2 of which encompasses two beautiful, characterful driveways. Driving through the remotely operated gate into the main, tree-lined driveway, you’re immediately struck by the size of the garden, which includes mature trees, a large pond, a boules court and vast lawns. Pure joy! There is ample parking space, enough to accommodate 10-12 cars. The electric vehicle charging point with three-phase power supply can be transferred to the new owners, subject to discussion the vendors. The garden also has various terraces, so you can always find a comfortable place to sit outside. A large robot lawn mower (available with the sale) keeps the lawn effortlessly maintained.
The key benefits of this ‘mini-estate’
This would make the ideal home for a couple, a large (blended) family or a group of people who want to enjoy the space and the tranquillity of rural surroundings, with plenty of opportunity to relax and/or work undisturbed. You could create a home practice, or a business with accommodation for colleagues or clients. Or, you could organise seminars or workshops in the annex, with shared meals included. With this amount of space, another option would be to share the property with more than one household, or to create a luxury B&B in the countryside. As already mentioned, the annex would also make suitable accommodation for a live-in carer or au pair, or indeed for those needing care themselves. The main benefits in a nutshell:
• Unique location
• Modern, sleek finish
• Good insultation, almost entirely double-glazed
• Multifunctional detached annex
• Perfect for a home practice, office or as accommodation for a live-in carer
• High-quality materials
• Huge plot
• Situated in the midst of nature with countryside views
• Maximum privacy, peace and quiet in a rural environment
The location of this property is superb, with a range of supermarkets and other shops in Berlicum, Den Dungen, Sint-Michielsgestel or Schijndel less than five minutes away by car, and the vibrant heart of Den Bosch just 10 minutes away. By car it’s 35 minutes to Utrecht, 50 minutes to Rotterdam and just under an hour to the A10 ring road in Amsterdam Zuid. Commuting to the city one or two days a week would therefore be more than feasible.
If you’re looking for a large, multifaceted property in rural Brabant and would like to experience all that space and tranquillity for yourself, then please contact us to arrange a viewing.