Description of the Property:

Two castle buildings, restored, with park grounds. Each building has
its own oil-fired central heating and a connection for natural gas.

First Building, called "The Castle"

Baroque gateway to the drive, with a high arch made of plastered tuff freestone alternating with dressed basalt freestone.

Above the gateway, a three-cornered pediment with richly profiled tuff moulding and the gold-plated, painted matrimonial coat-of-arms of von Bourscheidt and von Schaesberg, flanked by golden lions.

The mansard roof over the gateway is arched in a dome-like way and crowned by a beautiful hexagonal turret. At the tip of the turret there is a multi-pointed golden star.

Heavy old oak door with hand-forged nails; the drive has a beamed ceiling and embrasures on both sides; behind it a wrought-iron gate with gold-plated spear-heads; this gate can be opened electronically.
Two entrance doors to the left and right.


Ground Floor

The left-hand door leads to a small wing consisting of two rooms, a small corridor, bathroom and WC, currently used as offices.)

The right-hand door leads into a room with medieval cross-vaulting; this takes one to a guest-room with bathroom, WC, all with under-floor heating) and a glass door that leads on to a south-facing terrace.
On the left is the stairway that takes one up to the upper floors.

On the ground floor there is a further apartment with 3 rooms, a kitchen and bathroom (its own central heating) and a large veranda with a broad stairway leading to its own separate garden.
(Currently used as accommodation for gardener and housekeeper.)

1st Floor:

On the first floor there is a large hall with oak-wood flooring, three other rooms, 2 WCs and a hallway with a wooden baroque staircase leading up to the 2nd floor. All the rooms have beamed ceilings.
This floor can be reached from the garden through 2 separate entrances.


2nd Floor (prepared for extension):

On the second floor there is a hall of timber-frame construction.
(The renovation of this room has not yet been completed.)

Bedroom (built-in cupboard in baroque style, with gold-plated Corinthian capitals), a walk-in cupboard, a library, and 2 marble bathrooms with antique fittings and under-floor heating (one bathroom has gold-plated fittings).


3rd Floor:

The third floor is in the mansard. Renovation work has not yet been completed. There are several dormer windows, ceiling beams, and there is access to the turret, which has 4 double windows from which one can survey the whole property.

The slate roof has been completely renovated; there are two new chimneys, and two new central-heating units.
All of the windows and doors have been carefully restored; windows and doors have oak beading, old fittings, and mouth-blown glass.




The first building has 8 separate entrances.

  • Driveway to the park and to the second building, paved with old cobblestones.
  • Lined on both sides by big old box-tree spheres.
  • On the left, entrance to the medieval wine-cellar.


Park Grounds:

With an old stand of trees, rhododendrons, roses, yews, lilac, ivy, ferns, Virginia creepers, a pond, and a medieval fountain (2.5 m. in diameter).
South-facing, stepped terrace area, with fruit trees.
The park is surrounded by a huge medieval wall.
Outside the walls, the property is surrounded by a dense ring of trees and a second wall that separates and shields the castle from the small town.
The park can be illuminated at night.



Second Building, called "The Manor House":

The second building has five entrances, each independent of the other. A broad double stairway leads to the main entrance.
The entrance gate is roofed over; to the left and right there are 2 semicircular terraces.


HILLSIDE STOREY:

Large kitchen, with door to a terrace in the garden. A utility room, corridor, bathroom and WC, and a small room which would be suitable as a sauna (not yet converted).
Large room with 4 double doors leading to a veranda in the park.
The remains of a medieval fireplace.
This floor has been partially renovated.


Ground Floor:

Entrance hall with large oak baroque staircase, 3 rooms, a library, and two WCs.


1st Floor:

A large banquet hall with 2 pillars, one room with a large bathroom and WC, a small tea-kitchen and a balcony on the south-facing side over the entrance gate.

Above this, there is an attic that can be converted.


Basement Floor:

Since the building is situated on a steep hill, the basement can be entered on level ground from the north side. Here there is a room that is currently used for carpentry work. There is a second room from which the ground floor can be reached via a baroque staircase.
Also, there is a heating room and a former horse-stable, currently used for storing firewood.
All in all, this building has 4 floors and a convertible attic.



In front of the main entrance to the castle there is a large public car park that takes about 15 cars, with big old chestnut trees and surrounded by a high, dense hedge and a railing fence tipped with golden spear-heads.
The car park can be reached via an electronically remote-controlled gate.

At the foot of the south-facing terrace there is a second car park for another 22 cars (making a total of about 37 parking spaces).

The castle area itself can be entered through various wrought-iron gates (3 drives and 3 entrances).