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The Copper Beeches is a country house located in rural Hampshire in southern England, five miles outside of the county town of Winchester. Miss Violet Hunter was offered a position at this house providing child care for the son of Jephro Rucastle, and consulted with Sherlock Holmes about whether to take it; after accepting the job, however, she again found herself in need of Holmes' help to solve the mystery in which she found herself entangled.

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The house is located off the Southhampton highroad in the middle of a beautiful park, with a lawn on the road-facing side. On all other sides the house is surrounded by a wood belonging to a different property. A clump of beeches near the front door give the house its name. On the property is also a small outbuilding where the groundskeeper resides and where a large doghouse is kept.

Despite its attractive location, the house itself is not beautiful; it is a square, whitewashed and weather-worn structure. The entire front of the house on the first floor is taken up by a drawing-room, which is illuminated by three full-length windows. On the second floor of the house was a wing unused by the family, locked, and with one window boarded up.

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