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Sale of castle 5500 sqm, plot of 13106 sqm, Vysočina

5 500 m2 Zámecká, Světlá nad Sázavou, Havlíčkův Brod, Vysočina Region on request

About real estate

The chateau 100 km from Prague is situated on the left bank of the Sázava river, adjacent to the center of the ancient town, in the breathtaking landscape of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands. A two-storey four-wing building with Renaissance, Baroque, Empire and Neo-Renaissance elements, under itś two wings are basements, is surrounded by a rectangular courtyard with a fountain and an orangery. Together with the chateau park it forms a beautiful and outstanding landmark.

Description of the property
The large chateau complex offers more than 5,500 sqm of usable space on two above-ground floors, which are largely renovated.
Under the Empire wing in the western part there are several rooms of cellars with vaulted ceilings, which were built in the Middle Ages along with the fortress, as well as an extensive cellar space and several other cellars under the original hunting lodge. Another part of the underground, the escape route from the cellars, leads to the town church behind the river but it is not open now.
The generous attic space above all the wings offers another range of usage after adaptation.
The chateau now serves not only the owner, but also provides space for social and private events and weddings.
Several luxuriously renovated apartments equipped with historical furniture provide hotel accommodation.
Unique permanent exhibitions are placed here: The exhibition of historical European glass from the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and glass from the Světelská area, both located in the Baroque wing. The exposition of historical clocks, Baroque paintings, polychrome sculptures, figurative porcelain from the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, the Vysočina Museum in Třebíč and private collections were placed by the owners in the Renaissance and Empire wing. There are two guided tours for children: the Kingdom of Children and the fairytale circuit Na Sázavě.
The Ladurée Café offers light snacks, is located in the renovated premises in the oldest late Gothic wing of the chateau. It consists of two interconnected rooms (with a capacity for about 70 people), a storage room, a kitchen, a preparatory room for the café staff and an interior entrance to the public toilet. It is fully equipped, incl. furniture, bar, etc.

A large English park with a cascade of ponds and bridges a childrens playground with an area of about 16,000 m2 is partially owned by the castle (8051 sqm), most of the park is owned by the city, which completely cares for its maintenance at its own expense. The park is open to the public and visitors of the chateau.
Thanks to the constant care of the owners, the chateau becomes a maningful cultural center of the region.

History related to the castle architecture
The history of Světlá Chateau dates back to the Middle Ages, when Štěpán of Šternberk built a Gothic fortress protected by moats here in 1393. From 1429, the Trčků of Lípa family in the second half of the 16th century rebuilt the property into a hunting chateau in Renaissance style. The preserved Latin inscription above the portal in the southern façade comes from this period. In the first half of the 17th century, the property of the noble owners was confiscated in the Pobělohorské confiscation and the chateau controlled the royal chamber. Another owner built the eastern wing at the end of the 17th century. Since the 18th century, the Czernin family has adapted the chateau in the Baroque style, supplemented with sculptural decorations, family coats of arms, and arcades on the first floor. At that time, the chateau park was reconstructed. At the beginning of the 19th century, Count František Josef Zichy had the castle courtyard closed and reconstructed in the Empire style. The knights hall and the other rooms on the first floor were decorated with stucco. The last major modification was made in the second half of the 19th century, when the castle was owned by the Salm-Reifferscheidt family. They added a neo-Renaissance turret to the west wing, a balcony above the main entrance, and closed the arcades in the courtyard with a series of windows. With this last major reconstruction, the chateau acquired its present appearance as a two-story historicizing four-winged building closing the courtyard with a fountain and an orangery.

Modern history
In the 20th century the chateau was used by the Land Bank, later, in 1913, transferred to the possession of Morawetz family, then occupied by the German garrison of the SS and then by the Czechoslovak Army. After the war, since 1949 the Secondary School of Agriculture settled here and left the building in 2011. Since 2007, the Světelsko Museum has been operated in the eastern wing of the chateau. In 2013 the chateau changed its owners. Its main goal is to save this extraordinary cultural monument.




RECONSTRUCTION STAGES

1st stage of reconstruction, year 2014:
* Complete reconstruction of part II of the Baroque wing of the chateau (Exposition of historical European glass)
* Complete reconstruction of Part I of the Baroque wing of the chateau (cash desk with shop)
* Complete reconstruction of Part II NP of the early Baroque wing of the chateau (public toilet including wheelchair access, café store, café staff facilities)
* Repairs of part I of the Empire wing of the chateau (Childrens Fairytale Exhibition in Sázava)
* Repair of the passage of the baroque wing of the castle

I. reconstruction phase, year 2015:
* Reconstruction of part II of the Renaissance and Empire wings of the chateau (Exposition of historical clocks, baroque paintings and sculptures, from private collections of the owners)
* Complete reconstruction of part I of the Empire wing of the chateau (entrance foyer, dressing room and toilet under the Knights Hall)
* Complete reconstruction of part II of the early Baroque wing of the chateau (Ladurée Café)
* Repair of attic space of the Southern wing of the chateau (250 sqm)

III. reconstruction phase, year 2016:
* Complete reconstruction of the façade of the Empire wing of the chateau, including the installation of a replica of a sandstone coat of arms of the Salm-Reifferscheidt family
* Repair of the passage of the Baroque wing of the chateau and repair of three fountains (greenhouse, courtyard and park)
* Complete reconstruction of the part of the Renaissance wing of the castle (building of apartment) I NP: 1 x apartment and II NP: 2 x hotel apartments and III NP: 1 x apartment 200 sqm

IV. reconstruction phase, year 2017:
• Complete reconstruction of the facade of the Baroque wing of the castle and part of the facade of the castle courtyard, modernization of the part of the parterre (garden in front of the Empire façade

IV. reconstruction phase, year 2017:
• Complete reconstruction of the Nothers façade of the castle
• Complete reconstruction of the Renaissance, Empir and Baroque façade in the court


IV. reconstruction phase, year 2017:
• Complete reconstruction of the rest of the façade in the court
• Complete reconstruction of the Southern façade and 5 chimneys on the roof of the western wing of the castle

Property parameters

Order number

N5702

Price

on request

Address

Zámecká, Světlá nad Sázavou, Havlíčkův Brod, Vysočina Region

Type

Other

Usable area

5 500 m2

Parking

Yes

All parameters

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