Similar property on street sold for £45,000 on 1st May, we sold another on this same street for £34000 on 2nd May 2019
Absolutely astounding location - Village has stunning castle in it. The setting is equally astounding
Germany is a very Beautiful country, but It's rare to stumble upon both a property AND location that combined are simply out of this world.
Driving into the village you can't help but make a few favourable comments on this wonderful setting. Nestled in a green mixed wood and meadow valley, yet only 20 Mins into the city of Zwickau, this is THE ideal location for the investor.
Chateau de Wildenfels (See ) is a 4 Min drive or 10 Minute walk (No exaggerations here, this is from Google Maps directions!). Now the house, garden with bonus cottage and location are equally impressive, but the Chateau is just supreme.
Wildenfels Castle stands on a mountain plateaux above the town. From a distance, you can see the white facade shining above the green treetops. With its impressive silhouette, it characterises the surrounding landscape. The "Blue Room", with its unique silk-screened wallpaper, shines again after its restoration. With fine silk and elaborate embroidery, you can admire a unique example of the design of late 18th-century design. Let yourself be enchanted by the bouquets of flowers that adorn the halls, the rich decor and the oriental style of artwork in the castle.
A visit to the neo-classical hall with the wedding room and the library is well worthwhile. The ceiling paintings by Christian Leberecht Vogel are especially worth seeing. As a court painter, he shaped Wildenfels Castle through numerous portraits of the Count's family, wall paintings and other exhibits created. With his brother Frederick Magnus I, he shared, apart from his pronounced artistic interest, the liberal spirit which is still reflected in the design of the palace rooms. Visitors will appreciate the enthusiasm by the castle's staff who explain the castle's past and present in as much detail as you wish. Through concerts, literary events and castle festivals the castle and locality prospers. Visitors come by car (Ample dedicated parking at the castle and in the village square) and tourist coach, utilising this property as a holiday rental is a no-brainer.
The castle complex consists of:
On the day of our visit, the castle was hosting a hybrid Lexus launch. Press and industry professionals had filled the already busy village hotels and guest houses (Pensions) and I am told by the manager of the castle that this is quite normal given the castles status within the area. Renovations are ongoing and only a few elements are yet to be completed, this multi Million Euro project has taken this castle from a wreck to an outstanding masterpiece that compliments its setting in more ways than one. Check out the photos, no doubt the new property owner will go visit the castle and you should expect to be there for the best part of a day exploring the gardens, exhibits and halls. See our photos on this listing. Unlike many castles over Europe, this castle is not owned by a family or corporation, its owned by the charity foundation "Schloss Wildenfels" so it's open to all. See video below:
The village has a few shops, post office, pub and of course the local football team (And lively bar #2) is a mere 1-minute walk from your property.
Location wise it doesn't get much better than this. The large attractive town of Zwickau is a 20 Mins drive at a normal driving pace. Located in the Free State of Saxony, the town was founded in 1200. Travel to here is easy. Leipzig-Halle Airport is an Hour away, Dresden Airport is an hour and a quarter away. Fly directly from London to Leipzig with Ryanair for £16.99 one-way. Fly to other places too from Leipzig like Greece, Spain and Turkey. Dresden Airport is even more generous with its flight destinations, with Newcastle, Southampton, Belfast and others on its non-stop flight routes.