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Rossum, Slotselaan 6

  • Type: House
  • Volume in cubic meters: 2616 m3
  • Living area: 553 m2

"My home is my castle": how many people can say that, and mean it literally?

Historic castle situated in ‘the pearl of the Bommelerwaard’, in the heart of the beautiful Rivierenland region.
The word ‘unique’ is one of the big clichés in the world of real estate. But we’re going to use it here, because a property like listed heritage building Slot Rossum (‘Rossum Castle’), in this location, truly is one of a kind. The castle is situated in the middle of the picturesque village of Rossum, also known as ‘the pearl of the Bommelerwaard’. Just a few minutes’ walk from the castle’s beautiful, park-like garden is the dyke, with stunning views across the river Waal. Before we describe the building in more detail, let us first look back at the rich history of this exceptional place.

The history of Slot Rossum
The castle is located between the rivers Maas and Waal, where the rivers are separated by just a few hundred metres. Towards the end of the Medieval Period, in the 13th century, the Van Rossem family built their country seat, Kasteel Rossum, on this site. This fortified castle was completely destroyed during the siege of Zaltbommel in 1599 and the ruin remained untouched for the next 140 years. In 1740, the remains of the castle were demolished and a smaller steward’s residence built on the site, for the family Van Randwijck. However, this house wasn’t destined for longevity: in 1847 Baron C.A.J van Randwijck decided to replace it with a larger country house with coach house. As a (military) engineer, the baron chose to design his new Slot Rossum himself, taking inspiration from the English neo-Gothic, neo-Tudor style. And so today’s Slot Rossum came into being: a castle in eclectic style with battlements and Gothic looking ramparts. Overseen by renowned architect firm TAK, the property underwent a total renovation several years ago and is now in superb condition.

The castle
Although its official name is ‘Slot Rossum’, meaning ‘Castle Rossum’, the property is actually a large country house. It may have battlements and ramparts, but the building is no fortified stronghold; it is a highly elegant home. Baron van Randwijck based his design for Slot Rossum on a romanticized idea of a castle, just as the neighbouring Slingerbos forest (owned by the municipality) was designed as a romantic landscape. The spectacular house is in outstanding condition, having been renovated down to the smallest detail and meticulously maintained. The total living space encompasses some 553 m2, with a volume – thanks to the high ceilings – of 2,609 m3.

Ground floor of the castle
The spacious entrance porch and tall double doors lead into the impressive hall, where you are immediately struck by the use of the finest materials, which continues throughout the building. There are various rooms on the ground floor, including a modern kitchen diner of 4.6 m x 7.5 m, a library and two reception rooms of 21 m2 and 14 m2 respectively. The pièce de résistance is the vast, 60 m2 central living room with view across the park. In the past, when Slot Rossum was in use as the town hall, this room served as the council chamber.

The first floor and attic
The imposing central marble staircase leads up to the first floor, with a 7 m x 8 m landing surrounded by five bedrooms of varying size, all in superb condition with authentic mid-19th century details. The huge open attic space offers a wide range of opportunities, such as the creation of additional bedrooms, a gym or a large (art) studio. The attic also provides access to the roof, with spectacular views across the surrounding landscape.
The building also has a cellar, ideal for keeping wine. The cellar spans approximately 50 m2 and has a height of 1.94 m.

Details

Rijksmonument
  • Type: House
  • Volume in cubic meters: 2616 m3
  • Living area: 553 m2
  • Plot size: 4864 m2
  • Year of construction: 1850
  • Price: Sold