1890 Thatched Canal House in Giethoorn, Netherlands

Listing Description

"It is enjoyed in this delightful thatched farmhouse (rijksmonument) with house and indoor barn on the village canal near the old town and the lake ' Bovenwiede ' in the idyllic giethoorn.From your boat house on the private plot you can sail to a beautiful nature reserve, with fish and sailing water.The garden is very nicely landscaped and breathes an unprecedented peace and privacy.The whole has a nice view over the farmlands.This farmhouse with characteristic features was built in 1890 and in 1997 and in 2012 totally restored and adapted to the requirements of this time. A primary school within walking distance. The layout of the house is already following: You enter the hall with a natural stone floor, stairs (with built-in closet), from here you can go to the upper floor or the barn and you will arrive in the library with unique details where you can relax with a good Book. In the very spacious living room, with a view of the ' Bovenwiede ' and the canal, with an area of approx. 68 m2 You will find many authentic details, a beamed ceiling, level difference which creates a separate TV corner. The living room is atmospheric and cosy and due to the many Windows and light colour scheme a sun-drenched interior. An atmosphere-boosting gas fireplace with a wide chimney with original antique tiles, is of course not to be missed. From the living room you have entrance to the unique spacious dry counter wine cellar.Furthermore, a wonderfully spacious kitchen (approx. 20m ²) which makes the kitchen with a second living space for a cosy dining room, with 6-burner gas cooker, oven, extraction fireplace, dishwasher and fridge. Access to the delightful side-terrace which has a lot of privacy and where you can enjoy the setting sun intensely.Through the kitchen you have access to the bathroom with shower, double washbasin, toilet and a storage room for white goods, from here you also come in the barn (interior sizes in the Barn ground floor: Length 1155 cm x Width 1250 cm (including storage), Height 825 CM).

1st floor: A very spacious overflow with fixed wardrobe, luxury bathroom with duo bath, toilet, washbasin, design radiator and separate shower, 4 generous bedrooms all equipped with storage space and laminate floors. Separate room for the Assembly site CV (Nefit HR Ecomline 97).The outdoors you can enjoy on several terraces, sun-drenched or shaded, which are made around the house.Property contents approx. 1600 m3, living area approx. 206 m2 (Use surface housing function without inpanded barn). House: On the side of the plot there is a house (build year 2017).The entire parcel surface is no less than 1,114 m²!In every season, this House and its special habitat offers true pleasures. Grab the boat or the bike and pull it out in this unique piece of the Netherlands. In the evening, from the boat, watch the sun go down on ' het Wiede ' and then return wonderfully to your own paradise. "

OHDO Notes

Location: Binnenpad 98, 8355 BX Giethoorn, Netherlands. At the time of this post, € 648,000 ($713,770 USD). For more information on this property contact Funda .

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    Karen George

    LOL. I just realized that what everyone would consider the front door of the house is totally blocked off inside. And the exterior door has no door knob, front step, nothing. It is all for show.

    I am half-Dutch and half-German and grew up on a farm in North-Central IA. My parent’s house originally had a small, unheated, enclosed back porch, but eventually added an addition to the back of the house which expanded the single bathroom from just sink and toilet (originally a pantry – the house had no indoor plumbing when my parent’s bought the farm) to a full bathroom and the rest of the addition became a mud room with a sewing area and laundry. Everyone who came to my parent’s house always used the entrance through the old porch or, later, the mud room. Actually, no one that I knew who lived on a farm EVER used the “front door.”

    Anyone else here grow up in an old farmhouse and only use the “back door”?

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      Kelly, Admin

      I’m not sure I’d call my mostly childhood home a farmhouse but it was on a small farm (we had chickens, goats, rabbits.) But our back door had no steps, about a 4 foot drop so we’d mostly use the front door unless we were really feeling lazy that day. 😀

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      Thanks for pointing that out Karen! I hadn’t even noticed that even the beautiful fanlight with wrought-iron above the front door can’t be seen from the inside! It’s located behind the small shelving unit between the raised sitting-room and the dining room portion of the big living-room.

      This is such a fantastic and interesting house, i’ve never seen anything like that! really really cool and uncommon!

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    Jo Ann Graham

    This is just beautiful. The mix of modern and antique is wonderful and the artwork and decor and furniture is amazing! I love it. So beautifully maintained and so many interesting touches in every room. Dutch homes are usually so clean and neat and this is no exception. Love it!

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