Monique van Bentum
Real estate agent
+31 6 21 29 49 00
On the edge of the village of Engelum, directly to the west of Leeuwarden, is this former vicarage from 1879, showcasing a beautiful garden with fruit trees, a pond, surprising perspectives and a driveway that can accommodate multiple cars. While preserving the exceptional period details, the vicarage has been updated to a fabulous standard and is fitted with energy-efficient systems and features such as solar panels, a solar boiler, and a heat-accumulating wood burner.
Entrance, foyer with the meter cupboard, spacious central hall with marble flooring, staircase and French doors to the garden. The living room is to the south and is fitted with travertine flooring, finn oven heater, interior shutters and wide windowsills with paneling. Sunny kitchen/diner with a view of the garden, fitted with tiled flooring and a full range of appliances. North of the central hall are, respectively, the study, practice, an artist's studio with a pantry and a restroom. All rooms feature interior shutters, wide windowsills with paneling and ceiling heating. The central hall also accesses the traditional cellar.
De broad, authentic slow-riser staircase leads to the large central landing from where all rooms can be accessed. This level accommodates five spacious bedrooms, all with one or two roof windows, sinks and PVC flooring. The large bathroom faces the garden and is fitted with a bathtub, corner shower, sink, wall-mounted toilet and mechanical ventilation. The final room on this floor is the utility/ laundry room, with the central heating boiler, sun boiler vessel (1,000 liters), regulator for the central extraction system and the fittings for the laundry machine and dryer.
Garden and shed:
A key characteristic of this property is privacy. A large brick wall lines the north perimeter of the garden, fencing the garden from the road. Countless trees and shrubs have been planted at the front, creating a green buffer. Along the south and west perimeter is a wooded bank, creating a lovely, secluded garden. The garden furthermore features several terraces, a lawn, fruit trees, vegetable patch, a pond, wonderful paths, a timber garden shed and a hidden lookout point with a view of the meadows to the west.
The large brick barn has concrete flooring, high-voltage power sockets, water, data cables and is comprisedof a workshop section and a storage area. There is a large storage attic under the roof.
- solar panels (16)
- energy efficient combination kettle
- solar boiler
- insulation glazing
- energy label B
- large plot of freehold land (3,920 sqm)