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€4.95m Limburg, NETHERLANDS. Schaloen Castle For Sale

This Castle is For Sale With Hulstkamp Makelaars

 
Via a beautiful driveway, covered with lime trees, we reach Schaloen Castle in Oud Valkenburg. Via an intermediate bridge we arrive at the island on which Schaloen Castle is built. The total area is approximately 10,000 m2. Schaloen Castle stands between two other castles, Castle East and Castle Genhoes. These three castles are located in a 400-hectare nature reserve. It is a protected natural area. The castle has been beautifully restored on the inside for the most part. Behind the castle flows the fastest river in the Netherlands, the Geul. These channel beds in the beautiful landscape show the past of the meandering river. The ornamental garden around the castle also looks beautiful,
The outbuildings, gatehouse, tithe barn and economy building can be purchased separately.
 
General information
 
History
Around the year 1200 Schaloen Castle was built as a fortress for the Hulsberg family. Unfortunately, little is known about the castle history of Schaloen. The remains of it can still be seen in the vaults of the current castle. Schaloen was an almost square building with two massive buttresses on each corner and an ark tower in the canopy. Around the roof, which stood in a tent shape within the walls, was a corridor, where the soldiers watched over the safety of the castle dwellers and their guests. To protect the soldiers against shelling from the outside, a barrage wall was erected. Shooting holes in this wall made it possible for the soldiers to defend themselves from the inside. The outbuildings were near the original castle on the right-hand side of the main building. From there a bridge over the swampy moat gave access to the ‘island’ Schaloen. When the bridge was collected, the swamp formed an excellent line of defense. 
 
The walls of the castle in its first form are over two meters thick and built from basalt boulders. The doors were made of ten centimeters thick solid oak. This made the castle an almost impregnable fortress. Yet in 1575 the castle was almost completely burned down by war. The rebuilding of the castle was completed in 1656, which can still be seen in the year formed by the wall anchors in the then completed left extension. Of the original construction around 1200, only the walls and two arkel towers were left. Because the corridors were no longer rebuilt, there was no longer any question of a fortress. From that moment on the castle was often described as the ‘Lusthof’ Schaloen. 
The outbuildings were omitted during the rebuilding in 1656. But the lord of the castle needed staff, work space and storage sheds, so the outbuildings on the left side of the castle were built. In 1701 (this can also be seen in the wall anchors) a blacksmith and a workshop arose. In 1718 the beautiful gatehouse and the current access bridge followed and in 1721 a gardener’s and carpenter’s house was completed and also a covered garage for the carriages. In 1701 (this can also be seen in the wall anchors) a blacksmith and a workshop arose. In 1718 the beautiful gatehouse and the current access bridge followed and in 1721 a gardener’s and carpenter’s house was completed and also a covered garage for the carriages. In 1701 (this can also be seen in the wall anchors) a blacksmith and a workshop arose. In 1718 the beautiful gatehouse and the current access bridge followed and in 1721 a gardener’s and carpenter’s house was completed and also a covered garage for the carriages.
 
In 1727 another building was added, the Tiend barn. Here the tenants of the lands of Schaloen had to pay tithing money. One tenth of the proceeds from the lands had to be paid to the powerful castle lord. An early form of taxation. Where in the past poverty had to be surrendered, you can now enjoy your holiday richly. The tent building houses beautiful hotel rooms.