Pickering Grange Farm is a 126 acre former dairy farm with an impressive Grade II listed farmhouse of substantial character. The house dates back to the Cistercian Monks of Garendon who built a Monastic Grange of local stone upon the site of the now Pickering Grange Farmhouse. The Grange was surrounded by a moat, the remains of which are still clearly evident. During the Dissolution of the Monasteries by King Henry VIII the Grange was destroyed leaving just a central chimney breast, around which the existing property has been built. The property passed into the hands of the Crown and was then granted, in 1540, to Thomas Manners, 1st Earl of Rutland.
The property passed through numerous families before being purchased by the current owners in 1956. The current owners established an award winning dairy herd of some 137 cattle prior to leaving the dairy industry and have recently let the farm land on short term grazing licences.
Pickering Grange Farmhouse
The farmhouse extends to approximately 4,050 square feet (376 square metres) and dates back to the 17th Century in part and extends over three floors. The property is heated by electric night storage heaters and Rayburn Solid Fuel Cooker. In more detail the house offers the following accommodation:
Kitchen/ Breakfast Room (3.81m x 3.65m) with inset stainless steel sink unit, fitted base and wall mounted storage units, Rayburn ?Royal' solid fuel cooker heating hot water with tiled floor.
Pantry with quarry tiled floor and fitted shelving.
WC with wash hand basin and bath with shower over.
Family Room (5.09m x 3.75m) with brick fireplace and
portable storage heater.
Kitchen/ Utility with adjoining pantry (4.79m x 4.20m) with range of fitted storage cupboards, wood burning stove, electric storage heater, inset stainless steel sink unit and storage cupboard housing hot water tank.
Rear Porch with tile floor and access to coal store.
Sitting Room (5.55m x 5.14m) with electric storage heater and exposed beams.
Drawing Room (5.29m x 4.55m) with full height bay window, electric storage heater and BT telephone line socket.
Dining Room (4.53m x 4.10m) dual aspect with sash windows, feature fireplace and electric storage heater.
Separate WC with pedestal wash hand basin.
Landing with two storage cupboards.
Bedroom 1 (3.16m x 2.34m) with electric storage heater and built in wardrobe.
Bedroom 2 (3.18m x 2.06m)
Bedroom 3 (4.95m x 4.57m) with electric storage heater.
Bedroom 4 (3.93m x 3.64m) with pedestal wash hand basin, inbuilt storage room with airing cupboard.
Bathroom with WC and pedestal wash hand basin.
Bedroom 5 (5.04m x 3.20m) with exposed timber beams.
Bedroom 6 (6.12m x 4.22m) with built in wardrobe and TV
Family Bathroom with WC and pedestal wash hand basin.
Bedroom 7 (6.14m x 2.98m max) currently utilised for general storage. Restricted head height in part.
Bedroom 8 (5.15m x 4.33m) with exposed timber beams currently utilised for general storage. Restricted head height in part.
Gardens to the front and side of the property are mainly laid to lawn with flower and shrub beds and a small spinney. To the front of the property is a large feature pond known historically as Monks fish pond.
Double Garage (5.69m x 4.93m) concrete panel wall construction with concrete floor under profile sheet roofing. Mains electricity connected.
Coal Shed (2.22m x 2.12m) brick construction under slate roof.
Farm Buildings and Facilities
Pickering Grange Farm provides an extensive range of traditional and modern farm buildings, which previously housed in excess of 100 dairy cows. Briefly the farm buildings are as follows:
(Please refer to Building Layout Plan).
1. Brick and stone built traditional livestock building under tiled roof, currently comprising; workshop, stables, garage and general purpose storage area.
2. General purpose open fronted steel portal frame building with a profile sheet roof. Concrete block walling.
3. Traditional brick built two storey livestock building under a tiled roof. The ground floor comprises a number of cubicles for livestock with concrete floor. Adjoining this building is a brick built extension currently utilised as a wood store. Water and electricity connected.
4. Atcost general purpose concrete frame building under profile sheet roofing. Concrete block walls. Water and electricity connected.
5. Brick built former dairy tank rooms.
6. Former dairy parlour of brick construction with profile sheet roofing.
7. Modern steel portal frame cubicle shed with concrete floor under a profile sheet roof. 110 no. cubicles. Water and electricity connected. Concrete standing areas to front and side elevations.
8. Concrete block rearing sheds under profile sheet roofing.
9. Lean to, open fronted, general purpose building of steel portal frame construction under profile sheet roofing. Concrete block walls to side elevations.
10. Traditional stone and brick building under tiled roof.
11. Modern steel portal frame general purpose building with concrete block walls under a profile sheet roof and Yorkshire boarding to front elevation.
12. Steel portal frame lean-to livestock building with profile sheet roofing. In addition to the buildings described, there is a redundant piggery building and a former silage clamp upon the holding. It is considered that a number of the traditional stone and brick buildings may be suitable for conversion to alternative uses, subject to necessary consent.