Country estate De Viersprong (Quatre Bras) in Woudenberg
In the middle of the more than 2,200 hectares of Landgoed Den Treek-Henschoten lies Landgoed De Viersprong, an estate with history. The plot of more than 5 hectares has been issued on the basis of a leasehold right, in case of sale a new leasehold agreement will be concluded with the future owner for a period of 30 years with an initial canon of € 30,000, which is indexed annually in accordance with the CPI, established by Statistics Netherlands (CBS).
The estate has unprecedented possibilities and a high uniqueness value, the entire estate can be used as an office, but also for habitation. An office in such a special and easily accessible location is unique, both the A12 and the A28/A1 can be reached within a few minutes.
The country house, the chalet and the coach house have been fully restored. Cost savings have been made to restore the authentic finish of the buildings and to bring the comfort to a contemporary level. The chalet and the country house were connected by a modern, half sunken glass corridor. The coach house was given a professional kitchen and was furnished as a lunch room and presentation room. The restored buildings are currently in full use as office and meeting rooms, but they are also comfortable to live in without any significant changes.
Land area : 50,630 m² (leasehold, NSW estate)
Living area : 497 m² (country house), 119 m² (chalet), 135 m² (coach house) (NEN 2580)
Volume : 2,000 m³ (country house), 553 m³ (chalet), 611 m³ (coach house) (NEN 2580)
Year of construction : 1870 (chalet), 1894 (country house and coach house), 1896 (work shed)
Destination : Office and living
Layout of the main house:
Entrance, hallway with staircase.
Large office room with glass corridor to chalet. Office room with rear exit, small office room, several storage rooms and double toilet.
Large office room with paneling and fireplace, patio doors to large and bright conservatory with authentic tiled floor and vaulted ceiling. Office room with fireplace and patio doors to quarterround outdoor terrace. Pantry and double toilet.
Meeting room with patio doors to balcony, two office rooms, pantry and double toilet. Second floor: large office room, office room with storage space. Pantry and toilet.
The main house has energy label C. An energy label is not required.
Entrance hall with staircase and access to lowered glass connection to the main house. Toilet room with double toilet and sink, living room with wood stove, sliding door to back room with fixed bookcases.
First floor: two work- or bedrooms, both with patio doors to balcony. Kitchen with appliances.
The chalet has energy label B. An energy label is not required.
Layout coach house:
Entrance, large dining room with fireplace and open kitchen, conservatory, storage room and double toilet.
Two offices, double toilet and bathroom.
The coach house has energy label C. An energy label is not required.
Estate with history
When the provincial tax assessor wanted to take over the De Viersprong estate in 1895, he was clearly confused. He had seen more estates and luxury villas, but this? A country house that looked like a small castle, a chalet house next to it, a small coach house further on and a park in the making... He did not know how to value this ensemble and returned to it without having completed his studies.
Today, more than 120 years later, the 1895 ensemble is still just as remarkable in the midst of the country estates and country houses in the region. The eclectic architectural style of the country house (in which the Jugendstil already shines through to some extent), the romanticism of the then so fashionable chalet and a landscape that can be read as a history book make De Viersprong a unique piece of furniture.
The history book of De Viersprong includes monks who, shortly after 1100, laid out sheltered fields in these parts of the country. A few centuries later, the forests around the fields were massively felled in order to provide Amsterdam and its VOC mentality with wood. Later, Napoleon's armies came to a standstill on the heathland next to the estate, after which the men killed time by building an imitation pyramid. Shortly afterwards, the wealthy Hubert van Asch van Wijck, member of parliament and mayor of Utrecht, bought the grounds in the vicinity and founded an estate there. His son Matthias had a chalet built at the intersection of roads in the Swiss style, which was very fashionable at the time. His son Hubert Jan commissioned the main house and had a park built that gradually merged into the adjacent woods. And it still is. The Viersprong is not bordered by fences.
Historical landscaping with natural lawns, woods and beautiful solitary trees. The garden flows without physical separation into the forest area of Den Treek-Henschoten. Large, gravel paved parking for dozens of cars, with several charging stations for electric vehicles.
- The country house and the coach house have been designated a national monument.
- The estate is classified within the meaning of the Natuurschoonwet 1928 (no transfer tax).
- Landgoed De Viersprong is part of Landgoed Den Treek-Henschoten and is owned by the landowner,
Landgoed Den Treek-Henschoten NV, issued on a long lease.