3 West Court forms part of the west wing of Burley on the Hill which was skillfully converted in the mid 1990’s by the nationally acclaimed architect Kit Martin, who has specialised in the sympathetic division of grand country houses, winning a number of listed accolades in the process including Country Life’s ‘Genius of the Place’ Award in 2007. Forming part of the Cour d’Honneur and having interconnecting colonnades the setting, parkland and buildings are a sight to behold.
Burley on the Hill was constructed in the 1690’s by the 2nd Earl of Nottingham who, following extensive European travel, oversaw much of the works personally, drawing on his European influences but consulted Sir Christopher Wren and other notable architects regarding elements of the design. The mansion house forms an H-plan with a pediment central block and lightly projecting pavilions and symmetrical wings.
3 West Court provides a regular and ‘square’ layout which is both inviting, manageable and functional, a rarity compared to other homes at Burley. This home has been exceptionally well maintained with receipted recent expenditure to ensure the property is ready for its next owner. Presented in tasteful, muted tones throughout the internal accommodation extends to just under 278 sq/m (3,000 sq ft). The reception space flows beautifully with high ceilings, deep cornice and large sash windows throughout. In recent times floor coverings have been upgraded and various improvements made. The orientation of this property is ideal with a beautiful, however, low maintenance south and westerly facing enclosed walled garden with the breakfast kitchen and sitting room having a westerly aspect whilst the reception hallway and drawing room have an easterly aspect. The breakfast kitchen features bespoke cupboards including larder cupboard, a central island feature with dining table and granite work surfaces. The two huge sash windows incorporate upholstered window seats to look over the garden. There are doors out to the garden from both the kitchen and sitting room. The drawing room is an impressive space with an imposing open fire and extremely attractive period mantel surround.
Upstairs the large landing area enjoys a double aspect allowing natural light to flood in but most importantly simply breathtaking far reaching views to the northern boundary and main entrance and to the east over the Cour d’Honneur and acres of parkland. There are four nicely proportioned bedrooms, all individual and all having their own captivating views. There are two bathrooms (One En-suite) both being generous in size. There is extensive book shelving to the largest bedroom and extensive storage via fitted wardrobes and cupboards to two of the bedrooms and both landing areas. The two rear bedrooms enjoy delightful views over Burley church (listed Grade II*) which lies to the west side of the House, and forms an important element of the overall architectural composition.
Externally the front entrance door is accessed under the covered colonnade and upon turning in there is a driveway leading to both allocated parking and communal parking. Both garages that belong to the property are within immediate access. The walled, enclosed rear garden does have a secure rear pedestrian gate and is beautifully maintained with a variety of shrubs and plants. The area is laid to flagstones for ease of maintenance and provides excellent space for outside furniture and entertaining.
Burley on the Hill is located on the highest part of Rutland with superb views to the Vale of Catmose and over the surrounding parkland. There are two approaches from the North. Church Road, lined with mature trees, runs 400m south from Burley village to its church; it runs down the west side of Burley house. In the 1990s a new drive was made to the House from a gateway on Cottesmore Road c 300m north-east of Burley village. Whichever entrance is used, 3 West Court can be found by heading down the driveway towards the main house and just before reaching the main house on your right hand side you will see an entrance that goes under the colonnade and a sign plaque with West Court on your left hand side before turning under the colonnade.
Reception hall I Laundry room I Cloakroom I Breakfast kitchen I Sitting room I Drawing room I Four bedrooms I Two bathrooms
Private south west facing walled garden I Two garages I Parking I Spectacular views
Rights over c.67 acres of grounds and parkland