7 bedroom house for sale

John Dobson Drive, Longhirst, Morpeth, Northumberland

Guide Price £1,650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Prestigious Grade II listed home
  • Fabulous architectural detailing
  • Landmark country house
  • Glorious parkland grounds
  • Sweeping imperial staircase to galleried first floor landing
  • Significant entertaining spaces
  • Stately drawing room, library and study
  • 4 Bedroom suites
  • 7 bedroom home

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Longhirst Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland NE61 3LL.

Morpeth 3 Miles, Newcastle upon Tyne 19 miles, Newcastle Airport 19 miles.

* The first of architect John Dobson’s great country houses
* Restored to its former glory by Dere Street Homes
* Live in luxury at Longhirst Hall 35 exquisite homes of character

An exceptional opportunity to own the key part of a landmark country house set within glorious parkland grounds.

Longhirst Hall, a truly imposing Grade II listed country house, was originally designed and built in 1824 for William Lawson and his family by the renowned John Dobson, the architect and builder of Newcastle’s iconic Grey Street. It has been hailed as ‘the first of Dobson’s great country houses’.

Today the property has been beautifully restored to its former glory while being re-imagined as four outstanding luxury residences - a transformation which has been painstakingly undertaken by Dere Street Homes.

These exceptional homes are a fusion of the breathtaking, historic exterior and interior of the building with truly unparalleled, contemporary restoration work which is devoted to detail and quality of finish.

Unit 1 is undoubtedly the jewel in the Longhirst Hall crown. It boasts the original main entrance, a magnificent pedimented portico supported on giant Corinthian columns which opens into a spectacular ashlar-faced central hall with Ionic columns and a central glazed dome. The sweeping Imperial staircase to one end has a wrought-iron balustrade with an anthemion frieze which wraps around the galleried first-floor landing. While above, the coffered dome is a direct replica of the Pantheon Rome which dates back to 27BC.

Not surprisingly, the main reception rooms are wonderfully proportioned and provide significant entertaining spaces. They are adorned with ornate plasterwork and have full-height windows. The drawing room is especially stately, with its semi-circular bow window and stunning views across the Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown-style garden with its ha-ha overlooking the paddock.

The breakfasting kitchen is impressive with three sets of full-height shuttered French windows and a baronial tiled fireplace. The new owners will have complete control over creating their own bespoke kitchen and the same approach will apply to all bathrooms and en suites.

As would be fitting of a property of this calibre, the property also includes a library and study, as well as a back staircase and cavernous cellars with outside access.

The eight bedrooms are split over two floors with the four bedrooms on the first floor being unashamedly elegant. These open off the galleried first-floor landing which is illuminated during the day by three glazed roof lanterns, each set within its own ceiling dome - and at night by concealed lighting which has been installed to make the most of the striking ceiling detail.

Like the drawing room, the master suite has a charming bow window and garden views. The space also takes in a dressing room, a generous bathroom and an adjoining nursery. The remaining first-floor bedrooms are similarly remarkable and served by two further bathrooms.

There are four bedrooms on the second floor, two bathrooms, a large family/cinema room and a dedicated plant room.

Units 2, 3 and 4 are finished to the same impeccable standard as Unit 1. They provide luxury living on a very grand scale with truly commanding reception rooms and historic details at every turn.

General
Local Authorities – Northumberland County Council, County Hall, Morpeth NE61 2EF.
Telephone: 0845 600 6400.

Services – Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property.

Service charges will apply. Further details will be provided to interested parties.

Tel: 01670 516123
1-3 Oldgate, Morpeth NE61 1PY
morpeth@struttandparker.com
www.struttandparker.com

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 stone’s 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.

Each of the four properties has its own designated drive which is approached through an electric-gated main entrance, ensuring total privacy for all residents. On each plot a detached, an oak-framed garage of ample proportions provides parking while the remaining garden is landscaped and has established planting.


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27 October 2016

Nearest stations

  • Pegswood (1.1 mi)
  • Morpeth (2.3 mi)
  • Widdrington (3.8 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Pegswood (1.1 mi)
  • Morpeth (2.3 mi)
  • Widdrington (3.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Strutt & Parker, Morpeth

1-3 Oldgate Morpeth NE61 1PY

01670 630043 Local call rate

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