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In a truly gorgeous, wooded area, amidst detached villas and a stone's throw from both Corversbos forest and the city center lies this authentic English manor. The villa still features original period details, such as stained glass, granite floors and panel doors. A unique aspect of this villa is the detached carriage house (built in 1880, municipal monument) that sits at the rear of the garden and has its own street address on Van Yssumlaan. This was the former home of the pony and carriage, and the attic was used to store hay. The carriage house was renovated by a restauration team in 2012 under the careful watch of the building society. This building is perfect for use as a home office/private practice, a hobby area, studio or as accommodation for an au-pair or guesthouse. The carriage house may be extended on the garden-facing side. Beautiful Corversbos forest is just a 5-minute walk away, and hosts countless cycling and hiking trails. There are several elementary and secondary schools in the vicinity, and Hilversum's city center with its host of amenities is also in the immediate proximity. Main highways will take you to major cities such as Utrecht and Amsterdam within 30 minutes.
Ground floor: entrance, spacious hall with granite floors and a mantel. Den/study at the front of the house. Expansive living area with a natural stone mantel and wood burner. The living connects to the sunroom extension, which has French doors to the garden. On the other side of the living area - and divided by magnificent stained glass harmonica doors - is the dining area with a large bay window that offers a delightful view of the garden with traditional English 'wilderness' landscaping. The study, living and dining room feature hardwood oak parquet with decorative edging. A corridor accesses the large restroom that is fitted with an additional shower. The separate kitchen/diner features granite flooring and granite countertops and also the original china cupboard. The kitchen is fitted with a dishwasher, refrigerator and Quooker. The robust Lacanche stove with a double oven and 6 burners is offered separately. The wall have extraordinary tiling and the kitchen has a side entrance. The kitchen also leads to a large pantry.
1st floor: the grand staircase with stained glass details leads to the spacious 1st floor landing, which accesses a generous five rooms and a bathroom. There are four charming bedrooms, varying in size, the fifth room is currently used as the laundry room and has the fittings for the laundry machine and dryer. The bedrooms feature dormer windows and the master bedroom has retained its original mantel and has a sink, fitted double wardrobes and French doors to the balcony (south-facing). The adjacent large bedroom also has French doors leading to the balcony. The spacious bathroom is fitted with a free-standing bath, a separate shower, toilet and vanity. The exceptional stained glass windows allow for a beautiful lighting and lend true charm. 2nd floor: the staircase leads to a large open space with a soothing sauna, separate shower cubicle, the heating system and a wealth of storage space. This floor would easily allow for the creation of another bedroom and bathroom.
Boasting a private entrance from Van Yssumlaan 4, this detached carriage house is absolutely a bonus feature of the property. This municipal monument was fully renovated in accordance with all renovation regulations in 2012, under the supervision of architectural experts and the building society. Renovations included new flooring (with underfloor heating on the ground floor), a new roof with zinc gutters, new hardwood double entrance doors, restauration of the original grouting, etc. The carriage house has its own connections to the sewage system and an individual central heating kettle.
The ground floor is comprised of a large open space with stairs to the first floor. The first floor accommodates a small kitchen, steps to the elevated sitting/sleeping area and a compact bathroom with a bath, toilet, sink and neatly tucked away central heating kettle. The carriage house spans ca. 65 m2 and is ideally suited for use as a home office or private practice (private entrance and separate address!), garage, storage, studio, hobby area or for accommodating guests or an au-pair, etc.
The plot on which the villa and the carriage house are built measures nearly 700 m2 and concentrates on the south-facing backyard with cottage-style landscaping.