An exceptional opportunity to own a portion of a landmark house, in glorious grounds
Longhirst Hall, a truly imposing Grade II listed country house, was designed and built in 1824 for William Lawson and his family by John Dobson, the architect and builder of Newcastles iconic Grey Street. It has been hailed as the first of Dobsons great country houses and has been beautifully restored to its former glory by Dere Street Homes.
Dower House occupies a wing of Longhirst Hall and the accommodation offers period and subtle contemporary features that blend into a mix of elegance and style, with high ceilings and numerous windows enhancing the sense of light and space. Not surprisingly, the rooms are wonderfully proportioned and provide significant relaxation and entertaining spaces, including the drawing room with its mellow parquet floor and triple windows. The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast/sitting room is undoubtedly a key feature of the property, measuring an impressive 415 and boasting eight sets of windows and a parquet tiled floor. The kitchen area is fitted with a comprehensive range of bespoke units, a large central island, integral appliances and an Aga, and there is also a seating and breakfast area, perfect for more informal dining occasions. The ground floor is completed by a roomy utility room, boiler/store room and cloakroom. The first floor accommodation is arranged around a capacious landing with a glazed pitched ceiling that saturates the area with natural light. The master suite comprises a spacious bedroom, a fully fitted dressing room and a luxurious bathroom with a standalone bath, a separate shower and his and hers basins. There is a second bedroom with a dressing room and en suite shower room, and a third bedroom also with a dressing room and an en suite bathroom, with an additional door opening out to the landing. This floor is also host to two further bedrooms, both with en suite bath/shower rooms.
Longhirst Hall is approached through a electric-gated main entrance, ensuring total privacy for all residents. An oak-framed building of ample proportions houses two garages and a carport, and the garden is landscaped with established planting. A paved patio area, ideal for al fresco dining during the warmer months.
Longhirst Hall sits within beautifully landscaped gardens which are surrounded by mature woodland. Access to the estate is via a long drive that meanders through woodland and leads to the impressive landscaped gardens that surround the main residences.
Despite the peaceful setting, the location is well situated for good access to the region. It is only a stones throw from historic market town of Morpeth, a bustling centre which provides a good range of amenities including extensive shopping, a wide range of essential services, excellent schools for all ages and a mainline train station. Close proximity to major routes also ensures Newcastle and its International Airport is an easy commute.
From Morpeth is to take the A197 up Whorral Bank. At the roundabout at the top take the B1137 signposted for Longhirst. The gates to Longhirst Hall are on the left. Continue down the main drive to the hall. The Morpeth Bypass and new link road to the A1 has made a notable difference in nearly all journey times to and from Longhirst.Read all
- Reception hall
- 3 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast/sitting room
- Utility room, store/boiler room and a cloakroom
- Master bedroom suite
- Guest suite
- 3 Further bedrooms (all en suite)
- 2 Garages and a carport
- Virtual Viewing
- Map & Street View
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