An attractive detached country property occupying a lovely setting amidst just over 6 acres of gardens and grounds, with a range of traditional barns offering potential for conversion, surrounded by attractive countryside between Bedale and Leyburn.
Thornton Grange occupies a lovely country setting, nestled beautifully in its own small valley, just to the north east of Thornton Steward village, within the Yorkshire Dales. It is surrounded by some lovely picturesque countryside and situated close to Thornton Reservoir with its own sailing and fly fishing clubs. Despite its peaceful and tranquil country setting, it is surprisingly well positioned, being only 6 miles to the west of Bedale, 6 miles to the east of Leyburn and 7 miles to the north of Masham, all of which offer an excellent range of daily facilities. There are also a number of schools nearby for children of all ages including Aysgarth preparatory school which is within a couple of miles. For the commuter, there is access to the recently upgraded A1(M), just to the east of Bedale, linking the major towns and business centres of Yorkshire and the North East. Mainline railway stations are located in Thirsk and Northallerton with regular services to London's Kings Cross.
Thornton Grange is an attractive detached Dales farmhouse which has been extended, altered and improved over the course of the last 12 years to create an appealing property which provides well proportioned accommodation ideal for everyday family living. It occupies a lovely setting, surrounded by its own land and with the added benefit of a range of traditional barns which have undoubted development opportunities.
The accommodation is arranged over two floors and includes a reception hall, toilet, sitting room with a delightful adjoining garden room, breakfast kitchen, utility room, dining room, inner hall, cloakroom, storage/cellar and a potential en suite to fourth bedroom/study. On the first floor is a landing and three double bedrooms – all of which have either an en suite bathroom or shower room.
In addition, there are an extensive range of traditional barns which lie to the rear of the house and provide potential for a variety of uses, whether that be in conjunction with the house itself or for conversion/development into additional residential properties. Planning permission for conversion of the buildings to form two dwellings with garages was granted in 2003 but has now lapsed.
Outside, the property is approached via a long driveway which leads into a courtyard, off which lie the aforementioned barns as well as a double garage. Lawned gardens lie to three sides of the house and there is a pretty walled garden which has a pleasant south west aspect. Beyond, there is a tennis court, an orchard, a former piggery, a 4 acre (1.62 ha) paddock and a shelter belt of woodland to the western boundary.
THE VENDORS HAVE ASKED US TO ADVISE POTENTIAL PURCHASERS THAT ALTHOUGH THERE IS A WATER PUMPING STATION IN CLOSE PROXIMITY THIS DOES NOT EFFECT THE DAY TO DAY LIVING AT THORNTON GRANGE.