This spacious and detached bungalow in a leafy environment is rural and central at the same time.
The current owner is definitively moving abroad. She and two children are sad to leave their bungalow: "The children have just left the house. I have lived and worked here for 23 years with great pleasure. Especially for my painting the abundance of daylight was magnificent."
The bungalow is located on a cul-de-sac around a green plot of trees, between similar bungalows, in hamlet Walik on the outskirts of Riethoven.
Rural, sure, but still central and easily accessible, according to the current owner: "Children can cycle to the village and to school in Eersel. And within ten minutes you can reach ASML by car. Access to the motorway is very close, and you can drive to Utrecht in an hour.
The bungalow is surrounded by a large garden with swimming pool and lots of mature greenery. Inside there is also plenty of space, for work and hobbies in the bright studio / hobby room adjoining the living room.
This rural bungalow is definitely worth a visit, to get an optimal picture of the space in combination with the abundance of daylight.
FIVE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS RURAL BUNGALOW WITH DOUBLE GARAGE
1. Tranquility, rural space despite its central location.
2. Beautiful and panoramic views from the leafy garden around the Kempen fields at the rear.
3. In 2004 extensively renovated and extended for extra space and even more daylight.
4. All on one level with light work or hobby room with fireplace, adjoining the spacious living room with second fireplace, modern kitchen, four bedrooms with full bathroom and recently renovated second shower.
5. A lovely outdoor pool, heated by the solar system on the bungalow roof, enclosed by terrace and mature laurel and beech hedges, with optimal privacy.
Year of construction: 1967, renovated and modernized over the years
Plot area: 1350 m²
Living area: approximately 183 m²
Surface double garage: approximately 43 m²
Surface cellar: approximately 11 m²
Total area: approximately 236 m²
Bungalow content (according to measurement certificate): approximately 845 m³
This bungalow was built in 1967 and extended and renovated in 2004. The bedrooms have recently been plastered, while the master bedroom with shower facility has recently been completely modernized.
The very light glass foyer was extended during the renovation. The front door is facing to the side and the sandblasted glass door to the living room has been added, so that there is no direct view from the front. The kitchen is straight ahead, to the right you go to the wing where the bedrooms and bathrooms are located, to the left is the bright living room with two sliding doors, with the spacious studio, hobby or study to the side
KITCHEN WITH CELLAR
The semi-open kitchen in neutral colors also benefits from plenty of daylight and views of the backyard. The back door leads to the paved garden path under a large overhang.
There are several appliances built in: induction hob, oven, microwave, refrigerator, freezer. The underfloor heating is here for a constant comfortable climate. The spacious worktop includes one and a half sink and the hob. There is a separate closet with connections for washing machine and dryer.
A door in the kitchen gives access to the staircase to a spacious, man-sized cellar that can serve as a wine cellar or ceramic workspace.
The very spacious living room of about sixty square meters has two sliding doors in a right angle at the front, with a skylight above it. At any time of the day and throughout the year there is fine light, with the shadows of the trees playing around. Thanks to this greenery, there is hardly any view from the street.
At the back there is a large window with a door to the garden, with a panoramic view over the fields and country roads of the Kempen region. The ceiling has recessed spotlights. To the right is a cozy fireplace.
This room also has a fireplace and windows on two sides. The aluminum sliding doors overlook the pool. The former outside door is now a large window between the living room and study, for extra light. The room can serve in many ways, as a study, office or studio, but also as a hobby, music, play, gaming or TV room.
Directly after the glass door is the separate toilet on the left. Although completely indoors there is daylight in this corridor, through skylights in the adjoining bedroom and through the solar tube in the ceiling.
MASTER BEDROOM 2 WITH PRIVATE SHOWER
At the end of the corridor of the sleeping wing is the master bedroom, with sink and private shower with window. The new, large maintenance-free window overlooks the backyard. This room has recently been completely renovated including the shower and laminate flooring has been laid.
BEDROOMS 3,4 AND 5
These are comparable in size and are located on the front and side of the bungalow. These also have large windows. The radiators can be individually controlled with thermostat regulators. The three bedrooms have recently been re-plastered.
Directly next to the bedrooms is the cleverly laid-out bathroom with second toilet, bath, washbasin, separate shower and design radiator.
DOUBLE GARAGE WITH CENTRAL HEATING INSTALLATION
The double garage has two wooden double doors at the front and a door to the backyard. There is ample space for two cars. The space can also be added to the house or - partly – used as a workspace, workshop or atelier.
In the corner is the central heating boiler (2004) installed which provides the heating and hot water in the house. Next to it there are connections for a washing machine and dryer.
GARDEN AROUND WITH OUTDOOR POOL
The pool with built-in lighting is sheltered between mature laurel and beech hedges and the hedge to the garden of the neighbors. An extra piece of fence to make the pool childproof is easy to realize. For older children and teenagers, the pool is of course a great place for a pool party or just to chill.
In the wooden shed against the outside wall of the office is the technical installation of the pool placed out of sight. The pool is heated by a non-visible solar collector on the roof of the bungalow.
The large garden around - the plot measures no less than 1,350 square metres - is a charming mix of mature greenery, grass and fine play and sitting areas between and under the trees, including evergreen pines, old oaks and multistemmed birches. On either side you can walk around the house, with or without a bike.
Behind the house the orientation is northwest; there is sunlight playing through the trees all afternoon. A fence gives access to the lower field behind the bungalow; great for walking with the dog and to be immediately in the countryside. There is a lot of mature green. The privacy is well taken care of.
The garden is particularly suitable and very attractive for children to healthily play outside. Behind the double garage there is room for a playground equipment. The current owner also had a wooden tipi for the children in the other large point behind the pool. A tree house is also possible and there is easily room for a trampoline.
LOCATION AND VIEWS
At the front, the bungalow overlooks the green Lijsterlaan with its many mature trees and purely local traffic. Behind, mature greenery screens off the neighbors’ gardens, while between trees and shrubs you can see the Kempen countryside, country roads and forests in the distance. No wonder that the current occupant has a cozy seat there! The wide view shows the changes of the seasons and the changing weather.
Thanks to the single storey, the barrier-free floor, the paved driveway and the paved paths around the bungalow, this house is wheelchair accessible.
Several young families with children have recently come to live in this green district, which contains a mixture of bungalow styles.
The location is rural yet central:
- Within eight minutes to the A67 driveway
- To Eindhoven train station: 30 minutes by car
- To Máxima Medical Center: 8 km
- To Antwerp: 80 km
- To ASML: 14 minutes by car
- To Market, Eersel: 4.7 km
- To Bergeijk: 9 minutes by car
The possibilities for jogging, walking and cycling in the green surroundings are numerous. A start will be made at the end of this year on the construction of a separate cycle path between Westerhoven and Riethoven, for an even faster bicycle connection with Veldhoven. Eersel, Steensel, de Run and Koningshof (in Veldhoven) can be reached quickly on foot and by bicycle.
RIETHOVEN, BERGEIJK AND SURROUNDINGS
The wooded and very old hamlet of Walik lies midway between Eersel and Riethoven. Riethoven falls under the municipality of Bergeijk and, in addition to Walik, also covers the hamlets of Boshoven, Broekhoven, Eind, Heiereind, Keersop (partly) and Voort.
Riethoven has the necessary shops, facilities and restaurants, and Eersel and Bergeijk offer even more. There are numerous excellent restaurants in the vicinity, such as Promessa en Prikkelz in Eersel and Crijns In Bladel (all in Gault&Millau), and Vandeijck sited in the national monument on the Dorpsplein in Riethoven.
The elongated and cosy Market in Eersel is widely known as an attraction. Bergeijk also offers Theatre De Kattendans and national monument and industrial heritage icon De Ploeg by Gerrit Rietveld (building) and Mien Ruys (park), while the Eersel Domein Oogenlust is a prime location with greenhouses, shops, galleries and events.