The Buitenlust farmhouse lives up to its name in every aspect. This beautiful monumental farmhouse of 579m2 dating from 1850 allows you to enjoy the great outdoors extensively. This is a fantastic family home with five bedrooms, two bathrooms and an architecturally-designed garden with a natural swimming pool. Besides, the farmhouse has a good connection to the Randstad.
The lot of more than 5,000 meters is accessible via several driveways. The driveway at the front offers a view of the stately entrance of the former farmhouse. The other two driveways bring you to the rear of the farm with an idyllic view of the farmhouse, the beautifully renovated haystack and the lush garden with a natural swimming pool, terraces and fruit trees. Also upon entering you will be struck by the enormous spaces and beautiful details in the original home with the fully renovated part behind it. This creates a fantastic space with the imposing frames proudly in sight.
Beautiful living and a spacious work environment
From the stone steps at the front of the house, you enter the long hall with marble floor. The original house has two front rooms, both with beautiful fireplaces, beamed ceilings, sliding windows with wooden window sills underneath, interior shutters and wooden floors. One of the front rooms is connected to the dining room through double doors (room and suite). Stunning is the handmade kitchen with an authentic pump. The kitchen, incidentally, forms an entirety with another room, the breakfast room. The annex has been completely converted into a beautiful office with its own entrance at the rear. Note the imposing glass wall, the beautiful truss construction to the ridge, the beautiful fireplaces and the mezzanine with vide.
The work of landscape architect Arend Jan van der Horst can be seen in everything. Three beautiful driveways, each with its own functions, take you to the spacious lot. At the back of the yard is the multifunctional haystack, which is now used as a garage. Around the garden you will find a natural swimming pool, terraces, vegetable garden, fruit trees, slate trees and lots of beech trees as a fence. It may be clear by now that as a resident of the Buitenlust farmhouse you can fully enjoy the outdoors every day.
Asch is a small and rural village with a few hundred inhabitants. It is part of the old Graafschap Buren and since 1811 of the municipality of Buren. The village has several beautiful farmhouses. In the village, the village house connects residents with each other. The village is centrally located with larger towns such as Geldermalsen, Culemborg and Wijk bij Duurstede nearby. These are all towns with good facilities such as shops, restaurants and (secondary) education. Just 2 km away from the farmhouse is the historic town of Buren.
In the historic town of Buren, one will find various fortifications and a city gate which are still largely intact. With no fewer than 100 state monuments and 55 municipal monuments, Buren has a protected cityscape. All this makes it a particularly lively town with numerous amenities. It is especially enjoyable to stroll along the many shops and studios. A school for primary education and a football and tennis club are also located in Buren.
Asch is located in the heart of the Betuwe. The Betuwe is best known for its fruit cultivation. According to many, when the apples and pears are in bloom, the Betuwe is at its most beautiful. In addition, the Betuwe is an area with a diversity of charming villages and towns, often with references and buildings to a distant past. Rural, idyllic and quiet: those are the characteristics of the area. At the same time, the A2 and A15 motorways are close enough to travel quickly to Utrecht, Den Bosch, Rotterdam or Amsterdam. The train connection (north-south connections) from both Geldermalsen and Culemborg is also great.
LAYOUT - GROUND FLOOR
Entrance with elongated corridor and hall with marble floor, profile frames and exposed beams. At the end of the hall there is a semicircular access door to the basement and stairs to the first floor. In the front of the hall there is space for the meter cupboard; and halfway: the toilet with standing closet and hand basin.
A marble fireplace with wood burning stove is the center of the living room with wooden floor and exposed beams. The original wooden window sills with interior shutters and the sash windows have been preserved.
Front room (room and suite)
This room has double doors to the dining room, with fixed bookcases on the left and right. In this room one will also find a marble fireplace with a wood burning stove, sliding windows with interior shutters and a beautiful wooden floor.
Atmospheric dining room with doors to the front room. This room also features exposed beams.
Beautifully finished kitchen with an authentic pump. The kitchen is equipped with interior shutters and has an L-shaped arrangement with double sink and granite worktop, five-burner gas hob (Boretti), extractor hood (Itho) with wooden fireplace and a dishwasher at working height. Furthermore, the kitchen has a cupboard wall with a double oven with grill and a built-in fridge.
Directly behind the kitchen is the breakfast room with outside door. This space gives you access to the pantry containing a dishwasher, refrigerator, provision for cold and hot water and close in boiler.
Practical space with connections for the washer and dryer.
Beautifully renovated while retaining the truss construction. The space is used as an office / training room. You enter the office through the entrance at the rear. The beautiful glass wall with a length of 10 meters is both striking and functional that divides the space in a special way. The annex offers numerous workplaces. The space is heated by two fireplaces with a fireplace and a pellet stove. The mezzanine reinforces the spatial character and thus offers on the first floor many more meters of work and living space.
Under the house is a spacious basement with barrel vault and several compartments. Ideal as a wine cellar due to the height of 2.06 meters.
LAYOUT - FIRST FLOOR
The first floor offers access to the bedrooms and bathrooms. The passage through one of the bedrooms to the mezzanine floor in the annex is especially distinctive.
There are five bedrooms in total. The master bedroom at the front is light, large and has a lot of fixed cupboard space. You also have direct access to the (private) bathroom - equipped with a bath, two sinks, a toilet and a shower. Bedrooms two and three are also located in the front of the house. The third bedroom has access to the attic via a ladder. Bedrooms four and five are also accessible from the front house and the annex. The second bathroom, accessible from the corridor, has a sink, shower and a toilet.
You also have a practical storage space on the first floor with a central heating system.
Mezzanine with open space has lots of possibilities for work and hobby.
Large attic that you enter from bedroom 3 with a ladder. This attic is partly walkable.
Behind the farmhouse stands the original haystack that was completely rebuilt in 2014. Excellent finish with an insulated floor and heating with a pellet stove. This space is used as a garage for several cars with a shed space next to it.
The natural swimming pool measures 8.90 x 12.00 meters with a depth of 1.20 to 1.95 meters; with overflow and purification of the water through the pond.
The natural pool is surrounded by an ornamental garden with beech hedges and terraces. Finally, there is a third driveway to the back garden, attractively fenced by beech and slate. Here you will find, among other things, the vegetable garden with a groundwater pulse and a sprinkler system; and a wealth of fruit trees. Apples: Sterappel, Red Sentinel and Goudreinet; pear: Gieser Wildeman and Bonne Louise. The garden is illuminated in various places with outdoor lighting.
- State-listed farmhouse in excellent condition;
- Spacious front house with beautiful rooms and details;
- Multifunctional annex, now used as a course / office space;
- Haystack rebuilt in 2014 with barn / garage;
- Architectural garden with natural swimming pool, terraces and a wealth of trees;
- Ideal location with good connection to the Randstad.
Area of living spaces: 579 m2
Area of other indoor spaces: 84 m2
Area of external storage spaces: 138 m2
Number of rooms: 9 rooms, including 5 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Number of toilets: 4, 2 of which are separate
Number of floors: 3
Number of fireplaces: 2