County Durham-based developers, Dere Street Homes are breathing new life into one of Northumberland’s most prestigious country houses, the John Dobson designed Longhirst Hall.
Located just to the north of Morpeth and minutes away from the new link to A1(M) the hall was originally built as a grand country house for the Lawson family in 1828. Passing through the hands of some of the area’s richest families, the Grade II listed Hall was eventually converted into a 77 bedroomed hotel, hugely popular as a wedding venue with a 250 person function room in addition to 23 conference rooms.
With the closure of the hotel, Dere Street Homes acquired the Hall in 2016 and have lovingly restored the original property to five exceptionally spacious homes whilst also converting the later additions into luxurious townhouses and apartments.
In total, the development will consist of a wide variety of designs ranging from two and three bedroom apartments, three bedroom townhouses, right up to three, four and five bedroom houses with the most grand being the seven bedroom conversion of the original main hall.
The homes offer stylish kitchens and bathrooms, open plan living spaces and extensive bedrooms with tranquil rural views over mature woodland and landscaped gardens. Ideal for both families and those who wish to downsize, the apartments blend with the larger townhouse to create a community in this beautiful setting.
Sales Director, Marie McQuaid, commented, “The first home to be released for sale here, a five bedroom detached home converted and totally refurbished from the former Decoro Spa was sold off plan to a private buyer and the interest we have been seeing over the past year in all the properties has been incredible. The main hall is a very opulent Georgian property which has been carefully restored to its former glory with a contemporary twist, whilst retaining the superb historic features and restoring the property to its original use planned by John Dobson almost 200 years ago.”
“We hope to open our townhouse showhome later this Spring but have already received a great deal of interest and enquiries on the homes here, particularly the open plan three bedroom townhouses which feature full length bi fold doors to the rear of the property overlooking the gardens.”
Potential buyers are invited to register their interest on www.derestreethomes.co.uk