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Fir Tree Copse – Collingwood House


This exclusive, top-of-the-market development is situated within the affluent and highly desirable village of Hepscott. Although perfectly located for the nearby market town of Morpeth with its bustling and varied high street, Hepscott itself offers a wonderfully peaceful and leafy setting.

The three beautifully realised homes within the development of Fir Tree Copse enjoy an edge-of-village position, surrounded by mature trees and well-established rhododendron shrubs which have been sympathetically coppiced to enhance the environment.

These extraordinary homes have been conceived and created to bring to life the style, craftsmanship and elegance of a bygone era. And this in itself offers a unique opportunity to experience the grandeur of Georgian living like never before.

While each property is truly distinctive in its own right, all boast the kind of stature, integrity and craftsmanship that's rare to find today. In fact these qualities are in evidence wherever you look, from the hand-tooled stone quoins, jams and lintels, to the tailor-made, solid-oak staircases, statement newel posts and bespoke stone fireplaces that have been hand-cut by master masons. The same attention to the minutest details is carried throughout every single aspect of the build, and is what makes these magnificent dwellings so unique, so exceptional and so completely awe-inspiring.


This lovingly crafted stone property displays the type of grandeur that is reminiscent of a magnificent old period-drama vicarage. Think Downton Abbey, think Pride and Prejudice, think Doctor Thorne - and you're only part of the way to appreciating the spectacle offered by this stunning development.

And there's no doubt that the integrity of this elegant home is underpinned by the exceptional quality that can be observed throughout. Take a look at the doors and windows with their hand-tooled coins and millimetre-perfect corners. The stone statement chimneys. The heritage mortar mix that blends so sympathetically with the imposing pieces of natural stone. And the lead-wrapped ridge tiles on the hip roof. This building is all about setting the highest possible standards. It's about emulating the quality of build, craftsmanship, proportions and space that you would expect to find in a stately property of yesteryear.

Even the elements that are hidden from sight, such as the skilfully pointed block work now covered by plasterboard, have been treated to the same uncompromising finish as everything you do see.

Take a step inside
Only once through the traditional stone porch can the sheer sense of space and scale be fully appreciated. High ceilings, deep skirting boards, extra-large openings and oak doors combine to create real drama. Generous and bespoke timber sash windows allow light to flood in form every direction, with each window precisely positioned to maximise enjoyment of the setting and for appreciation of the intricacies of the stonework and masonry on the building itself.

Organic curved walls fitted with skilfully contoured skirting boards are a signature style of Stone Homes. And in this instance they allow the space to flow freely, leading the viewer on a journey of discovery around this spectacular building.

In addition to a whole host of characterful details, this grand house also benefits from underfloor heating and engineered oak floors throughout.

Interior-walls colours are artfully and sympathetically chosen to enhance the scene. Feature walls are finished in Farrow and Ball heritage paints - and these are combined with hues that have been mixed to match all tiles exactly.

Entrance hall:
Here polished engineered oak flooring complements the custom-fitted solid-oak staircase with its matching solid-oak treads, risers and statement newel posts.

Look up to the landing and you'll take in a striking Venetian window which gives light to both the hall and landing.

Sitting room:
Most of the living spaces are cleverly positioned away from the neighbouring properties. The large sitting room with its triple-aspect views can be accessed via a single, half-glazed door from the hall or via double doors from the adjoining dining room/library.

The hand-carved stone fireplace is sympathetic to the Georgian style of the property and this has been created on site to fit perfectly into the room. Here space has been allowed for either a multi-fuel stove or a solid-fuel fire.

Dining room/library:
The adjoining dining room can also be accessed from the hall via oak half-glazed double doors. The room has dual-aspect views and French doors leading out to the garden. A Georgian-style carved stone fireplace creates a pleasing focal point, which is piped for a natural-gas fire for convenience.

Breakfasting kitchen and garden room:
This area is undoubtedly the heart of the home. To one end is an impressive garden room, which is flooded with natural light thanks to a full run of timber sash windows to two sides and French doors at the far end leading outside to an Indian stone sun terrace. The floor is fitted with engineered oak flooring and contains underfloor heating to ensure year-round comfort.

Opening off the garden room is a spacious breakfasting kitchen. At this point there is a choice of units for early exchange allowing the new owners to have significant input into the look and feel of their own bespoke kitchen. As with all Stone Homes properties, there will be a full range of handmade units designed especially for the space and integral appliances including a natural gas stove. The area will also have a tiled floor and has a built-in pantry providing extra storage.

Utility room:
A practical utility area opens off the kitchen and is fitted with wall and base units to complement the main kitchen. It also houses the boiler and has outside access through an external door.

Downstairs cloakroom:
With signature curved wall and fitted with Villeroy Boch sanitary ware, Hans Grohe taps and cream corduroy half-tiled walls.

Only when you reach the half landing can you stand back and fully appreciate the magnificence of the Venetian window which illuminates the first-floor landing and hall.

Bedroom 1:
This wonderfully spacious master bedroom with its dual-aspect views also has a boutique-hotel-style en suite, complete with Villeroy Boch freestanding bath, Hans Grohe stand-alone tap, LED feature lighting, natural stone full-height tiles and metallic-look mosaics. Although it is already generous, the option exists to knock through into bedroom 4 to create a separate dressing room.

Bedroom 2:
A double bedroom with timber sash window and bespoke en suite shower room fitted with Villeroy Boch sanitary ware, Hans Grohe fixtures, chrome towel warmer and cream three-quarter height tiles. This is shared with bedroom 3 via a second door.

Bedroom 3:
A double bedroom with timber sash window and bespoke en suite shower room which is shared with bedroom 2 via a second door.

Bedroom 4:
A large double room which takes advantage of the reverse curve of the master suite and has a curved walk-in closet. The window looks out onto a must-have balcony above the porch which has been specially designed to accommodate an outdoor Christmas tree during the festive season. It is complete with an external socket for the lights. The en suite shower room is fitted with Villeroy Boch sanitary ware, Hans Grohe fixtures, a chrome Conran towel warmer and half-height tiled walls.

Bedroom 5:
A double bedroom with a large en suite fitted with Villeroy Boch sanitary ware, Hans Grohe fixtures and boasting a generous walk-in wet area, recessed mirror and full-height Ted Baker tiles.

Take a step outside
Collingwood House sits in approximately 0.4 acres of garden which is laid mostly to lawn and presents a blank canvas on which the new owners can make their mark. This sprawling space has areas of Indian stone sun terraces which create areas to enjoy time spent outside and work well with the garden room and dining room which open onto them.

The perimeter is surrounded by well-managed mature trees and rhododendron bushes. A distinctive and striking feature is the large monkey puzzle tree which commands pride of place at the entrance to the drive.

The property also has a detached stone-built double garage with a reclaimed-slate roof which is finished to the same exacting standards as the principal residence.

What we love about Fir Tree Copse
While tucked away in the peaceful village of Hepscott, Fir Tree Copse has just the right blend of country charm and easy access to major routes. It is only a stone's throw from the market town of Morpeth with its bustling high street, great choice of shops, leisure facilities and good schooling.

This prime location also gives easy access to major routes ensuring everything that this varied county has to offer in terms of stunning beaches, breathtaking countryside, heritage sites and leisure pursuits is within reach.

In short it ticks all the boxes, whatever they may be.

Key features

Magnificent 3200 sq ft Georgian-style home.
Built by renowned, award-winning local developer.
One of only three outstanding properties within an exclusive development.
Situated in an enviable edge-of-village location close to a popular market town.
Hand-crafted stonework and architectural details by master masons. These include natural stone chimneys, quoins, heads and sills.
Period-style timber sliding sash windows.
Gas-fired underfloor heating throughout.
Hand-cut stone fireplaces.
Oak internal doors and staircase, including treads, risers and feature newel posts.
Internal colour scheme is Farrow and Ball blended with individually mixed colours.
Bespoke luxury kitchen.
Designer bathroom with Villeroy Boch sanitary ware, Hans Grohe fittings and feature tiles.

Sale price £995,000.00