Vught, Berkenheuveldreef 11
- Volume in cubic meters: woning 1255 m³ + koetshuis 488 m3
- Living area: 316 m2
- Plot size: 3127 m2
- Year of construction: 1855
The municipal listed building ‘Villa Berkenheuvel’, built in 1855, is located in the Berkenheuveldreef in the beautiful, leafy neighbourhood of Vught Noord. The property sits in a huge plot with some 3100 m2 of land, surrounded by a low maintenance, park-like garden consisting largely of lawn and matures trees. The villa itself is located at the end of the driveway, entered via a wrought-iron gate. Just inside the gate is a coach house with car port; this could be used for guest accommodation (for instance for an au pair/live-in nanny or live-in carer, or even as a unique B&B), or alternatively it could be converted into a home office.
A unique renovation opportunity
The main house currently encompasses two floors, with a separate apartment on each of these. In total there are five bedrooms, three bathrooms, two kitchens, a huge living room with open fireplace and access to a conservatory, plus a cosy dining room. There’s one bedroom with bathroom on the ground floor, and four bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs. There’s also a spacious attic for storage, accessed via pull-down attic stairs. Everything in the interior of the house is dated, making this a fantastic renovation opportunity for the next owner. That said, there are numerous authentic details that give the property its character and charm, and that would therefore be advisable to retain. These include the marble floor in the hall, the beautiful, old parquet floors, the ornamental ceilings, the large, high windows, the original panelled doors and the many visual and physical connections to the lovely garden. In other words, this villa deserves a tasteful restyling!
Fabulous location surrounded by the mature garden
The villa is situated in the centre of the plot, surrounded by the stunning garden full of trees for maximum privacy. The large swimming pool is in a good condition, with the technical equipment located in a separate room in the summer house. The summer house is currently in a less-than-optimum condition, but does house a nice sauna.
Live like royalty in Vught
The property is located in a fantastic location within Vught, with all the important amenities within easy reach. Several primary schools and the secondary school Maurick College are just a 3-minute cycle ride away, with Vught train station only 4 minutes away by bicycle. There are various sports clubs only a short distance away, and the nature areas Vughtse Heide and IJzeren Man only 800 metres from your door! If you want to go a bit further afield, no problem: in just a 10-minute drive you’re in the vibrant heart of Den Bosch, with the centre of Utrecht and Amsterdam Zuidas 50 minutes and an hour away by car, respectively. This makes the fantastic town of Vught also highly appealing to anyone who has to be in the ‘big city’ a few days a week.
Wanted: loving new owner
This venerable, historic villa needs some ‘tender loving care’ from a new owner with vision, taste and a passion for historic, listed buildings. Someone who wants to breathe new life into this stunning mini-estate. It’s a big project, but when you consider how much potential there is here with this building, this plot, this swimming pool, this place… the result could be a dream home for generations to come.
Are you interested in this property? Then please get in touch and we’ll gladly arrange a viewing.