On the edge of the bucolic country village of Pietersbierum, with all major amenities in nearby Sexbierum, and close to Harlingen/Afsluitdijk is this exceptional monumental COUNTRY ESTATE annex VICARAGE in immaculate condition.
Not only the stunning, rural location on an age-old mound ("terp"), surrounded by expansive, park-like grounds with terraces, an orchard and ultimate privacy, but also the beautifully adorned old vicarage, with a tower and romantic veranda, serve to make this a truly unique property.
The most recent part of the house dates back to 1891, and the oldest part was originally built in 1718.
THE SELLER ON THE PROPERTY:
Although there was a lot of work to do, we fell in love with the atmosphere of the house and the grounds: romantic, authentic, robust. Within walking distance Waddenzee sea, with a view of the islands from the dike, the unparalleled skies above the Wadden, the tranquility, privacy and south-facing garden were and are all advantages. Close to Harlingen (with its full range of amenities and ferry service to Vlieland and Terschelling islands), within cycling distance of Franeker and primary amenities just around the corner: Pietersbierum is a wonderful place to call home, where we form a community yet respect each other's privacy.
A picturesque, tree-lined lane over the historic terp mound leads to the magnificent front facade of the house, with a large, detached multi-purpose barn/garage to the left which can accommodate multiple cars and also features an artist's studio, sauna and porched terrace. This annex spans a total of ca. 112 sqm.
The main house features an exceptional porched entrance with a foyer and hall with a grand staircase. Stunning antique tiling, wood wall paneling and molded crown ceilings will take your breath away time and time again. The monumental living room has French doors at the rear with shutters, leading to the romantic south-facing veranda, authentic wide floorboards and a bay window at the front with a view of the Waddendijk dike. The living room showcases two original monumental fireplace mantels, one with a robust wood burner and one with a well-functioning, charming fireplace. The ceilings feature wooden adornments and painted, plastered ceilings.
The hall, with French doors to the large terrace, opens to a spacious kitchen/ lounge, again with exceptional marble flooring and a beamed/paneled ceiling and beautiful stainless-steel fittings and an impressive mantels with an AGA stove.
Connection to the pantry with access to the standing-height ceiling. The hall accesses a gorgeous study/den with wooden flooring, paneled/beamed ceiling and yet another stunning fireplace mantel, with a billiard room and wine cellar below, which can be
accessed from the corridor. Beyond the restroom and the corridor is the second hall, in the older section of the house with a separate entrance and coat area, antique study/den and raised room, both with a view of the sunny garden and opening to the extra utility room with the fittings for the laundry machine and dryer and a gas stove. The utility room has a door to the terrace and a door to the connecting artist's studio with a large window overlooking the orchard.
The double-landing staircase leads to the first floor with a spacious landing and access to all bedrooms, with floorboards and parquet flooring. A total of 7 bedrooms, each with countless authentic details such as shutters, panel doors, fireplace mantels, etc.
3 bathrooms, ample wardrobe space and a breathtaking view of the grounds, woods and meadows, etc.
In order to form a good impression of the location, the beauty and the options of this home, we recommend a private viewing.
This stunning home is a 5-minute drive from both the historic university town of Franeker and monumental Harlingen with a full range of amenities, including schools, a hospital, watersports facilities and ferry service to Vlieland and Terschelling. Amsterdam is just over an hour from the property, Leeuwarden is approximately 20 minutes by car.