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The Grange, Over Dinsdale, Country Durham

Offers In Excess Of £1,850,000

6 bedroom house

Luxurious country house designed for family life and entertaining both inside and out, with cottage, stables, land of 15.5 acres and treehouse on the river Tees - all in a private, rural setting.

The Grange, Over Dinsdale, Darlington, County Durham DL2 1PW

Principal house 7485 sq ft: kitchen breakfast room, snug, domestic offices, 3 reception rooms, study, library, bar & games room with gym, wine cellar, 6 bedrooms, 2 dressing rooms, 4 bathrooms
Cottage: 1005 sq ft
Treehouse Cabin 569 sq ft
Stable block with store, potting shed
Garden, courtyard, permanent pasture, temporary grassland, woodland, river
In all some 15.5 acres

The Grange is an extensive country property dating from the 1850s and set in just over 15 acres of gardens, paddocks and woodland with 155 metres of riverbank. Elevated high above river Tees and facing its own land, this Victorian former farmhouse has been comprehensively updated to create ideal family living space with the option of lavish entertaining both inside and out. There is a football training pitch, playpark and riverside treehouse with fishing rights along the riverbank, as well as stabling and paddocks.

Principal house 7485 sq ft: kitchen breakfast room, snug, domestic offices, 3 reception rooms, study, library, bar & games room with gym, wine cellar, 6 bedrooms, 2 dressing rooms, 4 bathrooms

Cottage: 1005 sq ft

Treehouse Cabin 569 sq ft

Stable block with store, potting shed

Garden, courtyard, permanent pasture, temporary grassland, woodland, river

In all some 15.5 acres

  • Period country house set in 15.5 acres including woodland and riverbank
  • Luxury accommodation of nearly 7500 sq ft
  • Family house with playpark and training football pitch
  • Outstanding entertaining barn
  • Serves equestrian interests with stabling and paddocks
  • Bespoke riverside tree cabin for entertaining and sleeping over
  • Fishing rights on the river Tees
  • Secure and private location
  • No onward sale
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A magnificent converted barn connected to the house is fitted with a bar/games room and gym with access to a south facing garden terrace complete with outdoor kitchen and pizza oven . The Grange offers the complete rural package.

The Grange is a traditional gentleman’s farmhouse that has been comprehensively refurbished and updated in recent years. A discreet house, it is concealed from the public highway and reached along a private drive owning its own views on both sides. Although attached at the rear, this home retains its integrity as an original Victorian farmhouse. Designed and fitted for both family comfort and high-end luxury, the property has some fine period fireplaces, sash windows, staircase and traditional panelled doors as well as the original meat hooks in the library. Further character has been added with ornate coving, ceiling rose, panelling and engineered oak flooring.

The kitchen breakfast room space has been extended to create a superb family room. The contemporary kitchen is double height with handmade units, an island with a breakfast bar, an oil-fired Aga and underfloor heating; a mezzanine level provides a snug. The breakfast area has ample space for a family sized dining table and a seating around the log-burning stove. Adjacent utility rooms and a cloakroom/wc provide practical space for family country living and give access to the drive as well as to the inner courtyard with an integrated outbuilding now serving as a changing room for the hot tub. There are three south reception rooms, all with south facing bays and fireplaces. In additional there is a study and a library giving access to the dry lined wine cellar fitted with bespoke racks. A remarkable addition to the living space is the attached barn which has been converted with solar panels into a magnificent entertainment and media room with a double height ceiling, fitted with a bespoke bar; alongside lies the gym. Three sets of French doors open to a south facing garden terrace with outdoor kitchen, separate pizza oven and hot tub.

All six bedrooms are generously sized and arranged over the first and second floors. On the upper floor is the principal bedroom suite designed into the eaves with a custom-made dressing room and a large en suite bathroom with freestanding bath, twin vanity units and open shower. Alongside is an additional bedroom. The first floor provides a further option for a principal bedroom suite; the bedroom has glorious west facing views, its bathroom has a freestanding claw-footed bath and shower, and there is a fitted dressing room. Three further bedrooms lie on the first floor. There are Kohler fixtures and fittings in all bathrooms except in the first floor en suite.

The property is fully alarmed with CCTV.


The property is approached along a private access road. Remote controlled electric gates open to the private gravel driveway that follows the nine acre paddock and arcs around the side of the house contiguous to the playpark, stable block and outbuildings. Here is ample space for parking and turning. We understand from the vendor that there is planning permission to construct a triple carport alongside the stable block.

Garden and grounds extend to just over 13 acres acres. The mixed woodland and 155 metres of riverbank on the southern boundary amounts to 1.88 acres. There are fishing rights on the river Tees and a fishing deck has been newly constructed.

Outbuildings & Treehouse

Adjacent to the principal house is a semi-detached cottage of heritage brick with pantile roof. It is screened from the main house, has its own garden, is accessed via a private drive from the main highway and has space for the parking of two cars. We have been advised that it is currently let under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.

Lining the riverbank and concealed in a stretch of woodland is a magnificent tree house accessed via a decked path that descends towards the riverbank. This impressive timber cabin is designed for large scale entertaining and comfortably provides overnight accommodation for ten people with an electric stove, custom made bunkbeds and a mezzanine level reached by a dropdown ladder. A long decking platform with seating provides glorious views up and down the river. The property is a private sanctuary, with power but entirely off grid.

The stable block with large store has power and light, four stables and overlooks a paddock, now a football pitch. Here also is a potting shed, a bank of solar panels and some raised beds, fenced off.


Situated in the charming hamlet of Over Dinsdale and reached via a tree-lined avenue, the property occupies a rural position in this sought after Tees Valley area with its pretty villages dotted along the river. Its peaceful setting belies its convenient location with easy access to Darlington and Yarm where excellent local amenities and professional services can be found including highly regarded independent schooling at both Yarm and nearby Barnard Castle. The much admired village of Herworth-on-Tees is nearby with its mini supermarket, ‘Bay Horse’ gourmet pub as well as Rockliffe Hall Spa & Golf Hotel. For the commuter the A19, A1M and A66 provide access to the major commercial centres of the region with Darlington Railway Station giving excellent links to London and Edinburgh along the East Coast mainline railway. This is complemented by international airports at Tees Valley, Newcastle and Leeds Bradford.


Tenure: Freehold

EPC rating: D

Services & Systems: Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage. Oil central heating. Solar PV energy system. Fast Broadband with boosters.

Fixtures & Fittings: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments etc., are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment

Local authority: Hambleton District Council

Directions: Coming from Darlington head to Low Dinsdale and then cross the river Tees to a tree-lined avenue; some half a mile up on the right hand side is the driveway, walled on one side with ‘The Granary’ signposted.

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