The grandest house in Grange? Certainly one of them! Situated up a stunning sweeping Driveway, in an elevated yet convenient position, brimming with period features. This truly magnificent, former Parsonage is spacious and light with some splendid Bay views. Comprising impressive Entrance Hall, 4 spacious Reception Rooms, lovely Breakfast Kitchen, Laundry, Pantrys, 2 x Cellar Rooms and Wine Cellar, Cloakroom, Grand Staircase, 5 x generous Double Bedrooms (1 en-suite), 1 Single Bedroom/Dressing Room, Shower Room, 2 x Bathrooms, Gardens, 2 x Stone Outhouses and Car Port.
Location/Description:- This superb property with a somewhat noble feel is light, spacious and welcoming. Brimming with splendid period features the rooms are of grand proportions. The property has been lovingly owned, maintained and improved by the current owners for the past 35 years. A former parsonage, the building dates back to 1858 and the historic nature is apparent. Although ‘semi-detached’ you would be forgiven for not recognising this fact due to the sheer size, grounds and privacy – with the oldest Strawberry Tree in Cumbria nestled in the driveway!
The popular Edwardian seaside town of Grange boasts amenities such as excellent Primary School (just a short walk away), Medical Centre, Banks, Local Shops, Library, an array of Cafes and Coffee Shops, Railway Station and the picturesque Promenade. Just a 15 minute drive from Junction 36 of the M6 Motorway and all the attractions of The Lake District National Park are within easy reach. Grange offers a small town friendly feel and yet is very well equipped and accessible.
To reach the property proceed up Grange Main Street turning right at the mini-roundabout, following straight over at the crossroads (passing the Spar) and continuing up Grange Fell Road. The Old Parsonage is on the right hand side just after the turning to Vicarage Drive.
Accommodation (with approximate measurements)
The approach to The Parsonage is impressive to say the very least. Passing between to the two large and imposing stone gate pillars along the gently sloping Driveway which curves around through the delightfully planted rockery gardens and mature trees to the lovely double front doors which open to:-
Entrance Porch with ‘black and red’ tiled floor, pitched ceiling and two pointed arched windows to either side. Stone step leads up to the original, wide half glazed front door. Opening to:-
Hallway a truly magnificent and impressive Hallway with a grandiose yet welcoming feel. High ceiling, ornate cornicing, dado rail, decorative pointed arch ceiling detail and original ‘Victorian’ encaustic tiled floor. Towards the rear there is a large walk in storage cupboard. Wide, period doors lead to the rooms.
Study / Reception 4 14′ 6" x 11′ 9" (4.42m x 3.58m) a sunny and comfortable room with bay window to front and views towards Morecambe Bay. Corniced ceiling and original stripped floor boards. Two shelved recesses and original cast iron fire place.
Drawing Room / Reception 1 22′ 2" x 14′ 9 " (6.76m x 4.5m) (max) a grand room of huge proportions, flooded with natural light from the floor to ceiling bay window (which allows access to one of the many patios) and offers far reaching views of Morecambe Bay. Highly decorative corniced ceiling, matching ceiling rose and picture rail. Open fire with attractive large period marble surround and slate tiled hearth.
Sitting Room / Reception 2 17′ 9" x 14′ 4" (5.41m x 4.37m) a second large reception room with dual aspect and leafy outlook. High ceiling, cornicing and ceiling rose. Shelved recess and pointed arch recess. Large wooden fire place surrounding living flame effect gas fire.
Dining Room / Reception 3 21′ 7" x 13′ 8" (6.58m x 4.17m) (max) a superb, peaceful room bathed in natural light from several windows and glazed French doors over looking the well stocked and colourful garden and patio. Recess with shelving and cupboard underneath. Currently arranged as formal Dining Room.
Breakfast Kitchen 14′ 0" x 13′ 9" (4.27m x 4.19m) (min) a spacious, square Kitchen furnished with a good range of quality, shaker style wall and base cabinets. Complimentary work surface incorporating 1½ bowl ‘composite’ sink with mixer tap. Integrated ‘Bosch’ oven, fridge and dishwasher. Delightful 3 oven Aga set in fireplace recess and original tall cupboard. Ample space for table and chairs, window to rear and recessed ceiling spot lights. Door to:-
Rear Porch External door to rear and door to walk in pantry. Door to:-
Utility Room/Laundry 15′ 0" x 9′ 4" (4.57m x 2.84m) The size of an average Kitchen the Utility Room hash some base cabinets and inset ‘Butlers’ sink. Space and plumbing for washing machine, tumble drier and fridge freezer. Recessed storage cupboard, ceiling drying racks and window to rear. Door to large and extremely useful storage cupboard (door into Dining Room/Reception 3).
From the main Hallway a charming, original swinging ‘servants’ door leads to a further rear porch area with external door, tiled floor and doors to:-
Cloakroom with frosted window to rear and Victorian style 2 piece white suite comprising low flush WC with concealed cistern and pedestal wash hand basin. Tastefully decorated with recessed ceiling spot lights and ½ wooden panelled walls.
The stone steps from the porch lead down to the Cellar Rooms.
Wine Cellar 9′ 0" x 5′ 2" (2.74m x 1.57m) currently well stocked with original cold slabs, power and light.
Cellar Room 1 14′ 8" x 17′ 8" (4.47m x 5.38m) (min) a cellar room of simply cavernous proportions! Currently utilised as home office/hobbies room/Library. With window to side. Suited for many different uses, not least a modern ‘man cave’!
Cellar Room 2 14′ 8" x 11′ 0" (4.47m x 3.35m) slightly smaller than cellar 1 but nonetheless still of a good size. Currently houses the central heating boiler and used mainly as storage.
From the main Hallway the beautiful wide shallow stair case with mahogany handrail gently sweeps up to the half landing with large window and window seat offering pleasant views and continues to:-
First Floor Landing with lovely period doors to:-
Bedroom 1 18′ 0" x 15′ 0" (5.49m x 4.57m) a much larger than average double bedroom with high corniced ceiling and ceiling rose. Large window with window seat offering lovely views over the garden to Morecambe Bay.
Bedroom 2 18′ 0" x 10′ 4" (5.49m x 3.15m) (to en-suite) a further generously proportioned double bedroom with high corniced ceiling and ceiling rose. Glimpses through the trees towards Morecambe Bay. Door to:-
En-suite Shower Room a super addition. Tiled and furnished with modern suite comprising square low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and shower enclosure. Chrome ladder style towel rail and extractor fan.
Bedroom 3 14′ 10" x 11′ 10" (4.52m x 3.61m) (max) a large double room with high corniced ceiling. Recessed built in wardrobe and superb bay views.
Family Bathroom large family bathroom with original Victorian glass window to the rear with deep display sill. A period style suite comprising WC, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet and lovely free standing roll top bath. Complementary tiling and corniced ceiling.
Bedroom 6/Dressing Room 9′ 9" x 6′ 10" (2.97m x 2.08m) a single bedroom with window to front offering splendid views of the ever changing sands of Morecambe Bay. Currently utilised as office/storage but ideal as perhaps a dressing room.
a door from the Main Landing opens to the ‘passage way’ with step and window to the front. Doors to:-
Shower Room a compact shower room with frosted window and modern suite comprising WC, pedestal wash hand basin and shower enclosure. Chrome ladder style radiator, recessed ceiling spot lights and complementary tiling.
Bedroom 4 14′ 2" x 11′ 3" (4.32m x 3.43m) (max) a fourth generous double bedroom, tastefully finished in neutral shades. Window to the rear and delightful painted cast iron fire place.
Bathroom with bath and wash hand basin set on vanitory unit. Recessed linen cupboard with period doors. Frosted window.
Bedroom 5 15′ 0" x 9′ 0" (4.57m x 2.74m) a dual aspect double room with glimpses of Morecambe bay through the mature trees.
Stone Outhouses there are two stone outhouses both with windows and one with power and light. Ideal for storage of garden furniture and gardening equipment.
Car Port 17′ 2" x 15′ 0" (5.23m x 4.57m) a double car port with power and light.
Parking there is level parking for several vehicles to the rear of the property or on the main driveway to the front.
Gardens the gardens are no less impressive than the property itself and can only be described as superb. Established and deceptively large rockery gardens line the elegant driveway with an array of colourful plants, shrubs and mature trees, including the oldest Strawberry tree in Cumbria! ‘Secret’ gravel pathways lead right down to the front wall and border with Crag Drive. The main, flagged patio situated to the side, offers a high degree of seclusion and is simply glorious with breath-taking views of Morecambe Bay and the fells beyond. A splendid sunny and private spot on which to relax, enjoy a glass of wine and soak up the stunning surroundings. A pathway from the patio leads up to a further terrace with yet more breath-taking bay views. The rear garden is a mixed delight of pretty, well tended rockery planting and mature trees with gravel pathways meandering through. There are two further flagged seating areas which can be accessed from either the Drawing Room or Dining Room providing yet more choice of where to enjoy the outside!
The gardens are enclosed by a beautifully manicured mature hedge and stone wall.
Services: Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage. Central heating to radiators.
Council Tax: Band G. South Lakeland District Council.
Tenure: Freehold. Vacant possession upon completion.
Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Grange Office.
Energy Performance Certificate: The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices.
Rental Potential: If you were to purchase this property for residential lettings we estimate it has the potential to achieve £1,500 – £1,600 per calendar month. For further information and our terms and conditions please contact our Grange Office.
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