Tucked away behind tall trees and surrounded by a moat, pony meadow and leafy grounds and garden is 'Het Spijker', a historic country estate with a National Estates Act status, accessible via a private driveway and bridge adorned with a stunning wrought-iron gate.
'Homes with unique character, that mesmerize and impress by their very nature. Homes that are not owned, but allow you to live there temporarily. Buildings that should be cherished, maintained, restored, maintained for posterity and that, in exchange, inspire an immense sense of wealth and gratitude because you have been given the opportunity to share and become a part of their long history.' This quote from author Esther Verhoef most certainly applies to country estate 'Het Spijker', situated in Brakel in Gerlderland province.
Hall cum dining room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor level.
Room with a bed box on the mezzanine floor.
Twee bedrooms, 2nd living room cum study with a fireplace mantel, rooms and landing with a restroom on the first floor.
Guest room and storage loft, room, restroom and two loft spaces on the second floor.
Large medieval cellar divided into three sections on the basement floor.
Listed national heritage property, Protected Historic Country Estate and Green monument
Gross volume residence: 2,250 cbm
Usable residential floor area: 440 sqm
Further indoor space: 102 sqm
Plot size: 8,270 sqm
Construction period: early 13th century to the late 17th century