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3 bedroom manor house for sale

Thundercliffe Grange, Rotherham

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Property Description

Key features

  • Unique opportunity to live a life less ordinary
  • An elegant first-floor three-bedroom Georgian apartment
  • Splendid first-floor rooms, ceilings of almost 12 feet in height
  • A share in a Freehold Grade II-listed 1777 Georgian mansion
  • Within a 22-acre country estate, a tree-lined driveway stretches almost a quarter of a mile.
  • Beautiful gardens, plunge pool, ancient woodland, orchard, meadows, allotments, stables
  • Grand period rooms occupy the ground floor and have been restored, furnished and decorated for the u
  • Featured over 10 pages of the glossy magazine Period Living in 2018

Full description

Tenure: Share of Freehold

Thundercliffe Grange offers an utterly unique opportunity to live a life less ordinary, caring for the ongoing future of a piece of history - the elegant Grade II-listed Georgian mansion which will become your home.
Built in 1777 for the Earl of Effingham, the house and its cottages, coach houses and stables are tucked away on a 22-acre country estate down a tree-lined driveway which stretches almost a quarter of a mile.
Its private grounds comprise of gardens and terraces, ancient woodland, orchards, meadows, allotments, an archaeological site, stream and lake, Georgian plunge pool, courtyard and stable yard.
This stunning freehold home is shared by the owners of its twelve private period residences.
The stone-built mansion, created by John Platt, is true to Georgian principles with a central pilastered stone entrance porch, which the Effingham crest sits above.
The grand period rooms occupying the ground floor of the main house feature oak floors and fireplaces and have been restored, furnished and decorated for the use of residents and their guests.
 

Reception and ground floor Enter via a half-round reception hall with flagged floor and open fire. Central to the house is the inner galleried hall with 'floating' cantilevered stone staircase, which is lit by the soaring lantern above.
There is a grand dining room, a large gym, a pillared snooker room with full-sized snooker table and French doors leading to the terrace, a drawing room, terrace room with French doors leading to the terrace and gardens, a large kitchen/laundry with original inglenook fireplace, stores, toilets and a well-equipped workshop.
 

Gardens and other communal areas The stables area currently has two resident ponies, communal storage areas, a further workshop and a vegetable store.
Off the communal courtyard lies a racked bicycle store and the vaulted cellars offer storage and a wine cellar.
In the gardens there is a two-tier terrace for summer dining, wildflower meadows, a hay meadow, ancient woodland, and a large kitchen garden is tucked away behind sheltering high walls.
Pathways make it a pleasure to meander by the lake, Victorian plunge pool, meadows and woodland. This is a rich and diverse twenty-two acres surrounding the hall.

 

The apartment Apartment Five, which featured over 10 pages of the glossy magazine Period Living in 2018, occupies splendid first-floor rooms which look out over the front of the house and its south garden. These were once among the principle chambers occupied by the Earls of Effingham.
It is reached via the mansion's sweeping stone 'floating' staircase, a rare example of cantilever construction.
Many original period features have been retained and lovingly restored. Decor is to an extremely high specification featuring creative use of Farrow and Ball colours.
The apartment has ceilings of almost 12 feet in height and restored Georgian sash windows with their original internal shutters. There is green visible from almost every window; the elevated position gives beautiful treetop views.
The grand L-shaped hallway, off which all rooms lead, has high ceilings and lunette windows set into arches overlooking the main staircase. A wooden floor gives way to natural coir. The hall features original coving and woodwork, plus built in bookshelves and a mirrored store.
The sitting room is classic Georgian symmetry at its finest. It features three casement windows with original internal shutters, deep coving, skirtings and original architraves. A Victorian black marble fireplace with a working open fire and grey Ashford fossilised limestone hearth is the focal point of the room. Floors comprise original wide Georgian oak boards and natural coir.
The large, square dining kitchen is reached two ways - via the hallway and from the living room. It features bespoke cabinets hand-painted in Farrow and Ball Wimborne White, restored vintage pieces, a replica period cast iron radiator, two built-in Smeg ovens and a Smeg hob set in Indian marble. Two spacious double bedrooms each feature high ceilings and original sash windows, casements and Georgian shutters.
A third bedroom features built-in storage and a double bed-sized mezzanine sleeping area, which is reached by a bespoke staircase made from reclaimed Victorian factory floorboards. Its French windows lead to a lobby with built-in cupboard and external door leading to an outdoor balcony.
The elegant bathroom features a roll-top bath set beneath a sash window, white sanitaryware, period brass towel rail and fittings, and the Laura Ashley ceramic tiled floor has underfloor heating.
The apartment has a full gas central heating system.
 

Additional information https://thundercliffegrange.co.uk/history
Thundercliffe Grange has the feel of a small hamlet. It is a community of close neighbours and is one of the first examples in England of Co-Living, a system more common on the Continent.
There are twelve self-contained homes in the main house, courtyard and a separate annexe, which range from apartments to cottages and houses. Owners are also the shareholders of Thundercliffe Grange Ltd, and make all decisions for the upkeep and development of the house and grounds, budgets and social events.
The grand period rooms occupying the ground floor of the main house have been restored and are retained for the use of residents and their guests. For sale is a leasehold apartment and one twelfth share of Thundercliffe Grange Ltd, which owns the freehold of the estate.
The monthly communal charge for Apartment 5 (currently around £300 per month) covers the apartment's electricity use and water rates, and Thundercliffe's buildings insurance, social events, buildings and gardens maintenance and contingency funds.
 

Local area A stream runs through Thundercliffe Grange's twenty two acres, a divisionary line for the ancient boundaries of Kimberworth and Ecclesfield.
Pictures villages of Scholes and Wentworth are minutes away, as is the stately home Wentworth Woodhouse, now being restored for the nation by Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust.
Grange Golf Club sits to one side of the land and the Trans Pennine Trail passes through the estate. The M1 is nearby (the house lies between junctions 34 and 35) and allows swift access to all major commercial centres.
Retail and leisure is almost on the doorstep, with Meadowhall, The Sheffield Institute For Sport, Ice Sheffield, the New York Stadium, Rotherham town centre, Valley Centretainment and the new Ikea store just minutes away.
The SuperTram, rail stations, bus stations, South Yorkshire Motorway network and even the Sheffield canal are within two miles.
Sheffield city centre is 15 minutes by road, and its thriving food and real ale scene at Kelham Island is ten minutes away.
Nearby is the Advanced Manufacturing Park, home to Boing, CTI and TWI and McLaren which is boosting the region's status as a world-leading centre of manufacturing excellence in conjunction with Sheffield University.


 

Directions Sheffield (city centre) 5 miles: Rotherham 4 miles: Leeds 26 miles: London 166 miles
From M1 junction 34 take Blackburn Road - Grange Mill Lane north to its end turning right onto grange lane. Pass beneath the motorway and turn first right into Thundercliffe Grange.
From M1 junction 35 take Upper Wortley Road A629 east for 1 mile turning right onto Grange Lane. Travel down this lane for 0.8 miles turning left (just before the motorway underpass) into Thundercliffe Grange.
 


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10 August 2018

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  • Meadowhall (2.2 mi)
  • Meadowhall South/Tinsley (2.4 mi)
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  • Chapeltown (1.9 mi)
  • Meadowhall (2.2 mi)
  • Meadowhall South/Tinsley (2.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country, Sheffield

470 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 8PX

0114 467 1554 Local call rate

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