The 19th century castle is best known because it was the home of Baron Surlet de Chokier who was regent of Belgium after the independence of the country until the accession of the Coburgs. It was his father Knight Jean Guillaime Arnold Surlet de Chokier who bought the castle in 1758. Some other important political people stayed in the castle throughout its history. The castle got plundered at the end and after WWII. The current owners restored the castle and its outbuildings. So it is private property but it can be viewed from the public road.