Gestelhof 9, 2590 Berlaar, Belgium
Mostly known for its key role in European Union administration, the small nation of Belgium might leave you surprised by its rich and gorgeous heritage. It boasts a number of fascinatingly historic cities packed with medieval and Art Nouveau architecture and famous for their long traditions in arts, fashion and fine dining. If you’ve seen the best of them, the Belgian countryside offers anything from sandy beaches to the densely forested hills and ridges of the Ardennes.
Brussels, the country’s vibrant capital, is a modern world city with a highly international character. It combines massive post-modern buildings in its European Quarter with impressive historic monuments, such as the World Heritage listed Grand Place, surrounded by guildhouses and the Gothic town hall. There’s Laken Castle and the large St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral, dedicated to the cities patron saints. The Royal Palace is a more recent but no less grand structure. One of the city’s most famous landmarks is the Atomium, a remarkable steel structure and remnant of the 1958 World’s Fair. And yet, with all those magnificent sights at hand, many travellers’ favourite is a tiny bronze fountain in the shape of a peeing boy: the curious Manneken Pis.
Description: “THE GESTELHOF CASTLE, BELGIUM – A WORK OF ART YOU CAN LIVE IN. Castle Gestelhof is without a doubt one of the most desired real estate objects of Belgium. Situated at Gestelhof 9, 2590 Gestel-Berlaar (Belgium) with a cadastral area of approx 141.819 m2
(14ha18a19ca) and a living area of approx 1.950m2. The plot area of over 14 hectares is optional to extend to over 41 acres. This 16th century castle in neo Flemish Renaissance and Neo-Baroque style is conveniently located to major cities like Antwerp (approx 30km) and Brussels (50km) and is also located in a beautiful park on the river Nete. The castle and its outbuildings have been thoroughly restored around 2004/2005 and are currently in excellent condition. The main buildings on the estate include: ”
- The large castleg (Castle Gestelhof)
- The little Castle
- Former bakery
- Farm Complex
- Swimming pool
- Gestelhof 9, 2590 Berlaar, Belgium
- Listing courtesy of Christie’s International