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Longhirst Hall by Dere Street Homes Ltd

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Consists of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses and the 7 bedroom conversion of the original Grade II listed Hall

Set amongst its own grounds and surrounded by trees and open green spaces, is the stunning Longhirst Hall. Built between 1824-8 for local landowner, William Lawson, it is considered to be one of architect John Dobsonís finest buildings. The impressive mansion, with its extensive grounds, was bought by self-made coal mining magnate James Joicey in 1887 and it remained in Joicey hands until 1936. Used in various roles over the next 40 years, it stood empty for several years before it was bought, restored and converted into a country house hotel. A popular wedding venue, Longhirstís many sporting facilities include cricket grounds, a golf course and all-weather, floodlit tennis courts, football and hockey pitches.

The hotel closed in March 2014 with the whole property remaining empty until being purchased by Dere Street Homes early in 2016.

The development will consist of a range of thoughtfully detailed designs ranging from two and three bedroom apartments, three bedroom townhouses, right up to three, four and five bedroom houses with the grandest being the seven bedroom conversion of the original Grade II listed Hall providing some 10,325 sq ft of living space. There are also four other original historic homes for sale ranging from a five bedroom 6,542 sq ft home to a three bedroom former coach house all designed by John Dobson, the builder of Grey Street. In addition, the conversion will include nine large open plan three bedroom townhouses and 13 two and three bedroom apartments together with two additional new build three bedroom homes Ė a total of some 30 properties.


Longhirst offers nine two storey, three bedroom townhouses of three similar designs. The Lindisfarne, The Bamburgh and Mitford designs feature an expansive open plan kitchen/dining/ lounge area with superb floor-to-ceiling Bi-fold doors which open fully onto the rear garden, truly allowing the outdoor and indoor living spaces to be brought together. A separate family room, fully plumbed utility room and WC complete the ground floor with stairs leading to the first floor landing. The spacious master bedroom comes with full en-suite facilities, with superb views over the rear gardens, whilst the front-facing bedrooms two and three share the large family bathroom.
  1. A range of thoughtfully detailed designs
  2. A total of some 30 properties
  3. Set amongst its own grounds
  4. Surrounded by trees and open green spaces



John Dobson Drive, Morpeth, NE61

Opening hours

Thursday Ė Monday 10am Ė 5pm

Longhirst Hallís location is the perfect combination of convenience and tranquility. Morpeth itself is a thriving market town of some 14,000 people with excellent retail and leisure facilities and firstclass local schools.

Local Information

Transport Links

Located just three miles to the north east of Morpeth on the B1337, it is also just minutes away from the new link road currently under construction to the A1(M) Morpeth bypass bringing Newcastle and further within easy commuting distance.

Nearest stations:

National Train Station logo Pegswood (1.2 miles)
National Train Station logo Morpeth (2.6 miles)
National Train Station logo Widdrington (3.5 miles)

Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

About Developer


Formed in 2001, Durham-based Dere Street Homes have built up an enviable reputation for the creation of not only small and exclusive developments, but also larger developments using a range of two, three and four bedroom house designs.

Whilst the projects may have differed, Dere Street Homesí adherence to the very highest standards of quality, design, construction and finishing have remained constant throughout and their latest development is built and finished to the same high standards as previous successful schemes.

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