6 Bedrooms £1,350,000

Tor House, Grange, Keswick, Cumbria


An exceptional detached Lakeland residence with superb living spaces, beautiful gardens and breath taking views of the surrounding fells and Derwentwater, Tor House is set on an idyllic elevated plot on the outskirts of the picturesque riverside village of Grange in the Borrowdale Valley. The property is a magnificent family home, having an impressive open-plan dining kitchen, four bathrooms and six bedrooms, with one presently serving as a home cinema.

Tor House is a traditional Lakeland slate country house dating back to the late Victorian era. The residence has recently been extensively renovated and is now a stylish and luxurious family home with underfloor heating on all floors. The property has been sympathetically extended and modernised, while retaining beautiful period features and grand room proportions. Exceptional views can be enjoyed from many of the rooms, including views of Derwentwater from the second floor.

To the front of the ground floor are two generous reception rooms with high ceilings and bay windows taking in the superb views. The sitting room has a wood burning stove with statement black slate surround and folding doors open the space into the dining room with fitted display cabinets.

A central hallway with grand staircase, cloakroom and storage room leads into the impressive open plan dining kitchen. The kitchen space is fitted with bespoke solid wood cabinetry with oak and granite worktops, large central island and four oven Aga range. The kitchen opens into an enviable dining/living space with dual aspect windows and French doors bringing views of the surrounding garden and fells into the room.  The ground floor is completed by a flexible use single storey extension, which presently houses the front entrance hall, utility room, boot room and a wet room.

To the first floor are three bedrooms, all with wonderful views and ensuite bath or shower rooms. There is a family bathroom with bath and walk-in shower on the second floor and three further bedrooms, with one presently serving as a home cinema. The spacious landing area has a surprising glass floor area, with views down the stairwell.

Tor House sits on a magnificent elevated plot surrounded by stunning landscaped gardens, open countryside and dramatic views. Pathways and steps lead to a number of garden areas with beautiful mature plants and trees, including Wysteria, Lilacs, Azalea, rambling Clematis and a Magnolia tree. 

The main south facing garden has a lawn, walled flower border, patio and terrace with panoramic fell views. Stone steps lead through a beautiful arched doorway into an additional outdoor space, which backs onto a woodland and has access into the garage. The property is approached via a gated gravel driveway with large parking area leading to a garage/workshop with automated door.

Tor House is located on the outskirts of the chocolate box Lakeland village of Grange in the highly desirable Borrowdale Valley. The village is set on the banks of the tranquil River Derwent, against the dramatic backdrop of Grange Fell and described by Alfred Wainright as "...the loveliest square mile in Lakeland". There is a wealth of outdoor pursuits on the doorstep, with Catbells and Maiden Moor fells and the shores of Derwentwater within walking distance of Tor House. There are marinas in the nearby village of Portinscale, with excellent amenities and schools in Keswick. Local dining and leisure facilities are exceptional, with numerous hotels, tearooms and traditional Lakeland inns in the valley.

Services
- Mains electricity & water
- Oil underfloor heating
- Mains drainage
Council Tax band: G

Getting to Tor House From the M6 junction 40 (Penrith) take the A66 west towards Keswick. Take the first turnoff for Keswick and proceed into the town. Continue through the town to a small roundabout and turn left onto the B5289 towards Grange and Borrowdale. After approximately five miles, turn right over a small bridge into the village of Grange, continue through the village past the Borrowdale Gates Hotel. Tor House will be found on the left hand side approximately 100 yards past the hotel.

Address: Tor House, Grange, Keswick, CA12 5UQ

To view: Strictly by appointment only with Fine & Country.  Telephone 01768 869007 or email northlakes@fineandcountry.com

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