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    Burgemeester Ketelaarstraat 1
    Warmond, South Holland,

    Burgemeester Ketelaarstraat 1
    Warmond, South Holland, Netherlands

    Netherlands Sotheby's International Realty
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    Groot Leerust

    On a truly unique location with direct access to the Kagerplassen, is the listed country house “Groot Leerust” with a beautiful, architecturally-designed boxwood front garden, romantic backyard, swimming pool and boat jetty on a 1955 m2 plot.

    The country estate “Groot Leerust” dates from the 18th century and is situated on the river Leede and is in a prominent location in the centre of Warmond, near Leiden.With a living area of 439 m2 with 9 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and surrounded by all the greenery, the garden and Park Groot Leerust, it is a true pleasure to stay here.


    The monumental country house was built in two phases. In 1717, the Englishman Benjamin Breadly had the present back house built on the remains of a 17th-century farmhouse, to which the front house was added in 1844. This has given the house its current appearance.

    Country estate “Groot Leerust” is surrounded by a beautiful garden, landscaped under the architecture of Eugénie Andre de la Porte in a French formal style. Today, part of this garden is freely accessible as Park Groot Leerust. In 1953, this part of the garden was split off and opened to visitors as a public park and has been owned by the municipality ever since. On the water side of the park, there is a charming tearoom from 1815.

    The townhouse serves as a private residence. It is a national monument and is in very good condition.


    The monumental townhouse is located between the Burgemeester Ketelaarstraat and the river De Leede.This makes the location of the estate unique:it borders the beautiful, water-rich nature reserve “de Kagerplassen” and the view over the windmill of the Zwanburgerpolder and the Leede is magnificent. On beautiful days, you can see one boat after the other sailing on the Kagerplassen.In the landscape style park, you will also find centuries-old trees and numerous birds.

    Townhouse “Groot Leerust”

    The house has three floors and a basement.The front house and back house are fully integrated internally and together result in an almost square floor plan.

    The current owners have thoroughly renovated “Groot Leerust” under the watchful eye of Monumentenzorg. Both the house and the garden have been restored to their original grandeur – and much more than that.

    The country house “Groot Leerust” offers you the opportunity to make your dreams come true. Living and working in a magnificent house in a privileged ambiance, surrounded by a park of royal allure – all in gloriously good condition. With a multitude of rooms suitable for a large family. Multiple parking spaces and a berth also accommodate your cars and boat.

    The village of Warmond is centrally located relative to Amsterdam (20 minutes), the Hague (20 minutes) and (airport) Schiphol (15 minutes).

    “Groot Leerust” has the status of a national monument. As the owner of a national monument, you may be eligible for subsidies, loans or tax benefits. We can inform you about this.


    •Rijksmonument (listed monument)

    •Plot size: approximately 2,000 m2

    •Living area: 434 m2

    •Other indoor space: 16 m2 & 20 m2 (cellar and ground floor above cellar)

    •9 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

    •Heated outdoor pool

    •Pool house 14 m2

    •Garage 18 m2

    •2 uncovered parking spaces on site

    •Bicycle shed 12 m2

    •Greenhouse 6 m2


    •3 entrance gates

    •Architecturally landscaped garden

    •Adjacent to Park ‘Groot Leerust’ with beautiful teahouse


    Amenities & Features

    • Listing Details
      • Property ID
      • Property type
        Other Residential Homes
      • Marketed By
        Netherlands Sotheby's International Realty
      • Status
      • Listing Price
        Price Upon Request
      • County
    • Utilities & Building
      • Year Built
      • Parking
        1 Car Garage
    • Interior
      • Amenities
        Pool, Gardens, Outdoor Pool, 3 Fireplaces
      • Full Bathrooms
      • Bedrooms
    • Additional Features
      • Features
        Lake, River view