An imposing sandstone period residence located on outskirts of the picturesque village of Thornton Hough.
Thornton Grange is a property of historical interest and is thought to be one of the oldest dwellings on the Wirral. Dating back to 1291 Thornton Grange is shown on the original maps of the Wirral. From its origins as a monastically run farm at the turn of the 14th century through to the 17th century when the lands of the dissolved grange were held by the Hough and Talbot families. The grange is one of only a few granges which formed a common aspect of Wirral’s medieval landscape.
During the present owners tenure the property has been skilfully renovated with high quality fixtures and finishes whilst retaining many original period features that one may expect in such an impressive building.
The property is set in a secluded yet accessible plot with open views over rolling countryside. It is approached along a private driveway which leads to a parking and turning area. The entrance hallway provides access to the cellar and leads to a large open plan living room which incorporates a sitting room, dining area and kitchen. The kitchen is well-appointed with granite work surfaces, centre island and AGA cooker. Double doors from the dining area open to the drawing room with feature fireplace. On the ground floor there is an additional reception room with open fireplace, gym/study, laundry room, utility and shower room.
To the first floor you have six generous sized bedrooms, three boasting en-suite facilities and a there is a family bathroom.
Externally the grounds extend to approximately 0.75 acres. The formal garden is located at the side of the property and adjoin open farmland, the garden is laid to lawn and includes an orchard. To the rear is a sandstone outbuilding and storage sheds. The space at the rear could be utilised for the construction of a garage (subject to the relevant permissions).
Thornton Grange occupies an enviable position on the edge of the village, accessed via a long drive and adjoining fields. The village is within a Conservation Area and much of it still forms part of the Leverhulme Estate which had a significant influence on the village’s design and layout during the late 19th century.
It includes many attractive buildings of architectural note particularly the church and numerous black and white dwellings arranged around the village green. The village provides services for everyday needs including a church, local shop and public house. The nearby towns of Neston and Heswall offer a more comprehensive range with a parade of shops, high street banks,
chemists, doctors and supermarkets. The cities of Liverpool and Chester are both within easy reach with a selection of shopping and leisure facilities.
On the recreational front there is a rugby club at Clatterbridge, cricket and tennis clubs in the village and several golf clubs locally including Royal Liverpool and Heswall. Schooling is well catered for with primary schools in Thornton Hough and Willaston and a choice of state and private secondary schools nearby including Birkenhead, King and Queens in Chester and grammar schools in Bebington, West Kirby and Calday.
The property benefits from excellent road communications being approximately 2 miles from the M53 motorway facilitating easy access to Liverpool and Chester and beyond to the M56 for commuting to Manchester. For travel to London there is a rail link from Hooton to Chester from which is a 2 hour service to Euston via Crewe. For further afield there are international airports in Liverpool and Manchester.
5.41m x 4.55m (17’9″ x 14’11”)
5.44m x 4.09m (17’10” x 13’5″)
overall 7.70m x 4.93m (overall 25’3″ x 16’2″)
5.46m x 4.57m (17’11” x 15′)
3.86m x 2.87m (12’8″ x 9’5″)
1.98m x 2.01m into shower cubicle (6’6″ x 6’7″ int
1.22m x 2.95m into boiler cupboard (4′ x 9’8″ into
4.55m x 5.38m into wardrobe (14’11” x 17’8″ into w
2.08m x 2.24m (6’10” x 7’4″)
4.06m x 4.34m (13’4″ x 14’3″)
3.28m x 1.83m (10’9″ x 6′)
4.45m x 4.09m (14’7″ x 13’5″)
3.35m x 3.20m (11′ x 10’6″)
2.51m x 0.94m (8’3″ x 3’1″)
3.45m x 2.72m (11’4″ x 8’11”)
4.50m x 2.95m (14’9″ x 9’8″)
restricted head height in places.
3.23m x 1.98m (10’7″ x 6’6″)
overall 6.78m x 4.29m (overall 22’3″ x 14’1″)