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Griffin House is an outstanding five bedroom family home located on the highest point in Rutland, with outstanding views over Rutland Water and its adjoining parkland. It forms part of the award-winning Burley on the Hill, whilst being a Grade I Listed Palladian Mansion. The house has been sympathetically refurbished and still boasts many of its original features, such as vaulted ceilings and columns which together with the expansive drawing room and traditional walled garden provide an attractive and delightful family home. In the exclusive setting of Burley House, Griffin House dates in part back to the 16th Century and has use of the grounds and ball room to the main house.
Internally the property is entered from the Cour d’Honneur into the main hall, in which the stone and iron work staircase is a magnificent feature, the drawing room having vaulted ceilings, original columns, open fireplace, French doors to the gardens and views to the main mansion house. There is also a dining room and gallery, pantry and cloakroom to the ground floor. The kitchen/dining room has a stone inglenook fireplace, large island, granite surfaces and plenty of extra space for entertainment. A mezzanine level provides a guest bedroom and bathroom, whilst on the second floor there is a principle suite with a large bedroom, dressing room/bedroom five and an en-suite bathroom. Two further double bedroom and a family bathroom.
Outside, the driveway leads around the east side of Griffin House to the double garage and a large driveway providing ample parking for a number of vehicles. An iron work gate leads into the gardens facing north and west, which soak up all the afternoon sun. The open fronted coach house (lapsed planning permission to create further accommodation) creates the boundary to the east side with stone walling, giving total privacy to the beautifully planted private gardens with 67 acres of parkland.
Burley on the Hill is a hamlet sitting on a hilltop overlooking Rutland Water and occupying the highest point in Rutland. It is located only two miles from Oakham, an attractive market town with many amenities and a train station giving access to major centres such as Leicester, Kettering and Peterborough. These all have main line services reaching London within the hour. The area is renowned for the quality of its schooling, with schools in Oakham, Stamford, Oundle and Uppingham. For leisure, there are lovely walks around the property’s 67 acres of gardens, parkland and woods, whilst Rutland Water provides diverse walking, sailing and fishing opportunities.