Thorpe Grange is situated on the edge of the delightful and unspoiled rural village of Thorpe, within the Peak District National Park. This idyllic village offers a thriving local community and attracts visitors looking to enjoy many rural pursuits and unlimited scope for some of the most beautiful walks, including Thorpe Cloud and Dovedale, being on the doorstep. There is a well frequented public house and parish church, with more extensive facilities available in the market towns of Ashbourne and Bakewell to the south and north respectively. There are a number of good schools within easy reach which include Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Denstone College and St. Anselm's Preparatory School.
Thorpe Grange is a Victorian detached gentleman's residence of limestone and gritstone quoins construction beneath steep clay tiled pitches, dating back to the mid 19th Century. Boasting an abundance of original features, including servant bells in the kitchen being a particular point of interest. With accommodation over three storeys extending to about 3809 sq.ft (gross internal area), together with storage cellar, spacious proportions are offered throughout, with generous reception areas and five bedrooms together with two attic rooms. Most rooms take in the most stunning views towards Thorpe Cloud, Dovedale and the Manifold Valley, beyond the largely level lawned gardens.
The property is entered via an open front porch, leading to the inner lobby, with guest cloakroom/boot room off and part glazed door with winged windows lead into the reception hallway, allowing circulation through the property, and features an impressive return staircase to the galleried first floor landing . The property boasts a plethora of characterful features, such as mouldings, deep skirting boards, oak doors and architraves and cast-iron radiators. A spacious dining room to the northern elevation has stunning views from a broad bay window and a carved fireplace acts as an impressive focal point. There is a charming drawing room, with dual aspect, and is flooded with natural light, and also benefits stunning views towards Dovedale and Thorpe Cloud. A Hopton marble fireplace, with living flame gas fire and an abundance of character features complete the room.
Off the hallway is a useful utility room, with a run of units, sink and appliance space and a door into an inner lobby allowing access to the snug, with back staircase, exposed lacquered wall and breakfast kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with a comprehensive range of units and an Aga, with back boiler serving the hot water system. There is a quarry tiled floor which leads to the pantry, which has a Belfast sink, similar units and appliance space.
From the reception hallway, stairs rise to a half landing, with four piece bathroom suite off and further stairs rise to the galleried first floor landing with access to the five bedrooms, most of which have fireplaces, sinks and built in storage. On the second floor there is a spacious landing with seating area and two attic rooms with Velux rooflights. A three piece bathroom, with corner bath completes the second floor. Offering considerable potential to create additional bedroom accommodation subject to the necessary consents. The cellar is accessed via external steps and houses the oil fired boiler.
Gardens and grounds
Thorpe Grange sits within grounds extending to about 2.22 acres in all, including a garden of 0.49 acres and grazing land of 1.73 acres. A pair of wooden gates open onto a gravel driveway off Glebe Lane, a no-through road, leading up to the house and buildings where there is parking for several vehicles. The well-established garden is laid mainly to lawn but also incorporates established borders, mature trees and shrubs. It is enclosed with an attractive mix of cast iron fencing, dry stone walls and hedging but benefits from excellent views.
An extensive garage of stone construction sits to the rear of the house and offers space for three cars with access via a pair of up-and-over doors. This building is attached to the pool house which includes a swimming pool of about 28'7"x 13'7" with a deep end, and changing and shower facilities with a WC. The pool house is ready for modernisation but either this building or the attached garage may provide scope for other uses such as conversion to provide ancillary accommodation, perhaps as holiday let accommodation or for dependant relatives, office or workshop space. Any conversion works would be subject to the necessary consents and potential purchasers should make their own enquiries directly with the local planning authority if they are considering this work.
House For SaleThorpe Grange, Glebe Lane, Thorpe, Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Guide price £950,000 Sold
A striking Victorian detached residence, within an unrivalled Peak District location overlooking Thorpe Cloud and standing in circa 2.22 acres in all
- Situated on the edge of the delightful and unspoiled rural village of Thorpe
- Within the Peak District National Park, having views towards Thorpe Cloud and Dovedale
- Reception hallway, drawing room, dining room, snug and cellar
- Breakfast kitchen with a comprehensive range of units and an Aga
- Galleried landing, five bedrooms, two attic rooms and two family bathrooms
- Lawned gardens extending to about 0.49 acres, including ample parking provisions
- Adjoining grazing paddock extending to about 1.73 acres in all
- Stunning Peak District views