|Zehusice Castle||Czech Republic|
Categories: Castles Historic/Listed properties Unique property
Location: Central Bohemia, Czech RepublicClick Here for detailed information on Czech Republic)
Price: 4.250.000 EUROS
Zehusice Castle, near the town of Kutna Hora, in Central Bohemia, is famous for its deer park where the unique white deer live! The future owner will own both the castle and the deer.
This early Baroque castle was owned by the aristocratic Thun-Hohenstein family and was originally a Gothic stronghold. It was rebuilt several times and now is in need of extenisve renovation. The English garden featuring a deer park with the herd of unique white deer was built in the 19th century.
The castle is adjoining the game-park and was founded in 1679 by count Michael Osvald Thun Hohenstein in the early Baroque style. In 1826, the castle was refurbished and rebuilt in the Empire style by Josef Matyáš Thun Hohenstein
The castle is in the shape of the letter H and has two entrances. The front gate from the road and the court, and the other from the deer park in the east. It is on two floors with an attic, while the central part, with an unusually large central hall, has three floors. It has the second largest chamber in the Czech Republic. From the 1960’s to 1990s’ the building was used as a school and offices and since the 1990s’ it has been uninhabited.
The 270 hectare park is in the style of an English park on the site of a dried pond by planting rare trees and shrubs. It is located above the castle and walks leading between them have several bridges over the Mlynsky creek flowing through the romantic water pool. The original pond forms the main circle trail through the park and the water pool has an area of 3,000 m2 with many species of fish. On the opposite side of the park the water flows into the Doubrava river.
The park is around six hectares and the remaining 226 hectares are the deer park. A small part of the park is opened to the public where the herds of white deer can be seen closeup, especially at feeding time. There are around 140 species of white deer living in the park, the only breeding ground in Europe and one of the few herds of white deer in the world. The deer came from Persia and were brought here from Chulmec above Cidline in 1820 by Earl Kinsky. The park is also home to a herd of around 130 fallow deer.
There is a forester’s lodge just inside the deer park where the caretaker lives, also three agricultural buildings and a farm building. The only reconstruction that were made are relating to deer-park – new fencing, reconstruction of the properties which are located in the deer-park (gamekeepers house, now)
Located in the Central Bohemia region about 80 miles east of Prague, 25 km from the town of Zehusice. The mansions‘ estate intervenes in the Caslav lowland, in the fruitful, agricultural countryside. In the east it is bordered with the Iron mountains, in the south the Highland rises up, and in the south-west the skylines of Kutna Hora are seen with view tower Vysoka and hill Kank. In the north the vista of Polabska lowland.
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