A stone’s throw away from Maastricht, Gronsveld castle is perched majestically in the rolling landscape. A grand little castle, built in various phases between 1250 and 1880.

Gronsveld castle combines historical living with 21st century comfort on almost three acres of land, just five minutes from the exuberant Maastricht. It’s probably not only Limburg’s most exquisite, but also best-preserved castle, making a lasting impression.

Gronsveld castle is a proper castle with many authentic elements, but it is also a real family house, retaining its human scale. Gronsveld castle is an ideal place to enjoy the life outdoors, an escape from the hustle and bustle of the day, combining the best of city life and country life. Cologne, Aachen, Düsseldorf, Brussels and Antwerp, all vibrant cities with art, historical museums, shops and restaurants are only an hour away. The same is true for airports, with Maastricht, Eindhoven, Düsseldorf and Brussels offering opportunities for quick and efficient international travel. Invite your loved ones, family and friends from all over the world to enjoy life close to the culinary capital of the South of the Netherlands.

The castle has four large floors to offer, and because some of the smaller rooms have been knocked through, you can actually use the entire house. The entrance to the property is located on the ground floor and is connected to the orangery. The entrance leads into an impressive hallway of Namur hardstone, featuring a monumental stairwell that provides access to the other floors. At the right hand side of the hallway there is a large, comfortable live-in kitchen of great luxury, and to the left there is another large hall / reception area.

The ground floor also contains various other rooms, including a scullery, tower room and a large garage measuring approximately 60 square metres.The stately bluestone staircase with wooden banisters and cast-iron balustrades first leads to the first floor. The landing provides access to five rooms, set out in a U-shape around the stairwell, which are interconnected by high double doors. This allows the rooms to maintain an intimate character, without losing their sense of space. All walls are decorated with exquisite wallpaper and the authentic oak-wood flooring forms one seamless whole. The ornamental ceilings provide the finishing touch. Each room has its own character, but distinctive colour combinations ensure that the first floor forms an attractive, exciting and harmonious whole.

The floor also features two large fireplaces, and has majestic views all around, especially the cast-iron and glass winter garden, situated at the south-side of the property.The second floor features another grand landing leading to the master bedroom with a mantelpiece, a recurring element in virtually every room, an incomparable 60-square-metre bathroom and a dressing. Three bedrooms, a large bathroom and a separate toilet are situated on this floor, ideal for hosting and putting up guests.The attic’s 180 square metres of floor space allows for a wealth of storage room. The orangery has its own access point. The large windows and vaulted ceilings make this high space remarkably light. The area is flanked by a built-in donjon of yore, guaranteeing a unique spatial experience. The orangery stands atop a centuries-old cellar, including old stables.

Facing the castle lie the ancient ruins, the oldest remaining part of the castle (13th century). The ruins have been completely renovated over the last few years and have been converted into a unique meeting room. The vaulted ceilings and remains of an old donjon perhaps make these ruins into the most alluring of their kind in the country. The ruins have access to all amenities required for business meetings, ranging from a kitchen counter to a smart board.

In short: historical living in a unique castle, with all facilities -from schools and shops to the train station- within reach!

Netherlands Sotheby’s International Realty


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