The village of Burley in Wharfedale is set amongst some of the area's most stunning countryside and offers a highly desirable living environment, close to the local towns of Ilkley and Otley, as well as being well placed for Harrogate and the business centres of West Yorkshire.
With its vibrant sense of community Burley oferrs a thriving village atmosphere, supported by a broad provision of every day amenities including local shops, sports clubs, a couple of primary schools as well as a number of pubs and restaurants. The village even has its own 'metro' railway station, positioned within comfortable walking distance of Burley Court, from where there are frequent services throughout the day into the local cities of Leeds and Bradford, with regular onward connections from the former to London Kings Cross. The surrounding countryside, River Wharfe and rugged moors offer many an opportunity for stunning walks and other rural pursuits.
Nearby Ilkley is an elegant former Victorian Spa town, whilst Otley has its roots embedded in the local agricultural community and retains a regular market within the picturesque square. Each town offers an excellent choice of retail, social and recreational amenities along with sports clubs to suit a variety of interests. Both are accessible from Burley by public transport, and for those who need to travel further afield Leeds/Bradford International Airport is only some 7 miles or so distant.
Proudly standing on the eastern entry to Burley in Wharfedale since the latter quarter of the 18th Century, historic Burley House is Grade I Listed; built by a major local landowner Thomas Maude in the neoclassical style, with the main buildings supported by a charming mews and adjacent coach house.
Mentioned by Pevsner in his architectural survey of the West Riding (The Buildings of England: Yorkshire West Riding 1959), the building was last used as a private home in the early years of the 20th century before becoming St. Phillip's school, which ran until the 1960s. The building moved from an educational use to become The Flying Pizza Two, briefly a hotel and then the headquarters office of Greenwoods Menswear and most recently Findel plc.
Now in the care of joint developers Square Feet and Yorplace Ltd these magnificent period buildings will comprise three stunning luxury apartments and a substantial four storey family home, whilst the courtyard mews buildings and adjacent coach house will form character homes ranging from two bedroom units to larger four and five bedroom properties. In addition the site will play host to three brand new three storey houses forming a secluded terrace attached to the coach house and running towards Burley's delightful village green.
Yorplace Ltd and Square Feet are well established and highly regarded development partners having completed many successful high calibre schemes across the region. The most local is the much admired conversion and development of 'The Malt' – a landmark regeneration scheme to be found just a couple of hundred yards from Burley Court close to St. Mary's parish church.
Burley Court will continue the blend of considered and sympathetic conversion and new build, with each property boasting a comprehensive specification combining modern day requirements with the fabric and character of the period buildings that form the heart of this beautifully positioned project.
The accompanying floor plans show the generous scale of the properties within the main house and sheer variety within The Mews. The Coach House is a unique building, thoughtfully extended through the provision of a garden room, whilst the three new build units offer three and four bedroom layouts planned over three floors.
Great care has been taken within the conversion to maintain the integrity of the setting, with thoughtfully placed parking, extensive retained planting and mature trees – the whole combining to create a unique scheme within a convenient and highly accessible location.
burley house specification
Walls and Roofs The property is traditionally constructed using local ashlar stone under a predominantly natural slate roof. There are natural stone heads and cills to the windows. All internal walls are plastered with a painted finish.
Windows and Doors The external windows are high quality corded sash double glazed hardwood, apart from the main Eastern elevation which has the original glazing. Hardwood communal front entrance door finished gloss black in colour. Windows and doors to have polished chrome lockable ironmongery.
Internal doors to be "off black" heritage 6 panelled with polished chrome ironmongery.
Woodwork Painted "Georgian Period" skirting's with matching architraves. All apartments have painted "Georgian" style cornice of varying sizes to suit individual rooms.
Floors Kitchens, utilities, en-suites and bathrooms are to have high quality tiled floors.
Kitchens Exclusive kitchens designed by Clarity Arts with hand painted units and individual design features to suit each internal layout all having coordinating Quartz work surfaces.
All apartments have quality Siemens/Rangemaster appliances.
Utility Rooms Exclusive utility room designed by Clarity Arts with hand painted units, coordinating worktops and plumbing for washer and dryer.
Bathrooms There are stylish Duravit suites with features including toilets with concealed cisterns, soft close seats and basins. Hansgrohe chrome fittings and illuminated mirror cabinets with built in shaver socket. There is high quality wall tiling to the bathrooms and shower rooms, which are fully tiled.
Heating System A condensing gas boiler with zoned thermostatically controlled underfloor heating system throughout the apartments. There are dual fuel chrome heated towel rails in bathrooms and shower rooms.
Electrics The apartments have a generous electrical specification including white LED recessed lighting, with Apartment 1 to include feature light fittings in various rooms. There is a generous supply of double sockets with a polished chrome finish. Reception and master bedroom have dedicated circuits for lamps. All TV points have wiring for HD Sky +/HD terrestrial and interactive services.
A zoned burglar alarm with a minimum of 2 key pads is installed.
A mains operated smoke alarm system is installed.
Linked video intercom entry system.
Communal Reception Hall A lovingly refurbished grand staircase is the centre piece of this dramatic space giving access to the apartments.
Parking Each apartment will have at least two dedicated parking bays with ample communal visitor parking.
External Treatment Burley Court has an exclusive private setting in attractive mature grounds. Apartment 1 has an attractive and spacious south facing garden including large stone flagged terrace, turfed areas, mature trees and existing and newly planted shrubs and borders. The boundary treatments are either mature or newly planted hedging giving the garden a private and secluded feel.
Apartments 2 and 3 have private patio areas within the communal garden of Burley Court. These superb communal gardens include mature trees with newly planted shrubbery and extensive lawned areas.
Tarmac private road with block pavers for private parking areas.
Apartment 1 will have external lighting to all elevations and external doors, some with timer activated switching.
Apartment 1 to include external tap and external double socket.
Communal bin storage area.
Premier Guarantee The apartments have a 10 year Premier Guarantee commencing from practical completion.
Service Charge The apartments will be sold on 999 year lease's, with a management company owning the freehold of Burley House . The apartment owners will also own this management company.
The communal areas will be maintained by a management company, with this company being owned by all the properties of the Burley Court development.
Note The developers reserve the right to amend the plans and specification without prior notice. Please note that the CGI images are for illustrative purposes only and the specification of the properties should be checked before committing to purchase.
Dimensions have been obtained during the build programme and are approximate only.
Agents notes Potential buyers may be interested in viewing the Burley in Wharfedale Community Trust website where further history on the village and its notable buildings can be found.
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Disclaimer 1. These particulars do not constitute an offer or contract of sale, and any prospective purchaser should satisfy themselves by inspection of the property. 2. You should not rely on anything stated verbally by any member of Dacre, Son & Hartley's staff unless we confirm the matter in writing. 3. All illustrations are for identification purposes only and are not to scale. 4. Measurements have been obtained during the build programme and may be subject to variation due to finish levels. They are quoted in imperial to the nearest 3 inches. Metric conversions are approximate. They should not be relied on as sufficiently accurate for sizing of floor coverings etc. 5. Dimensions are approximate and estimated at this stage from architects drawings and therefore subject to change and confirmation. 6. There is no implication that an item is included within the sale by virtue of its inclusion within any photograph. 7. The sale is subject to all rights of support, public and private rights of way, water, light, drainage and other easements, quasi easements and wayleaves, and all or any other rights whether mentioned in these particulars or not. Dacre, Son & Hartley is a registered trademark of Dacre, Son & Hartley Limited.
If entering Burley in Wharfedale from Ilkley, proceed towards the centre of the village and cross over the mini roundabout at the foot of Station Road. Continue ahead for a further 600 yards or so and Burley Court will be seen to the right hand side.
Alternatively, if approaching from Leeds/Guiseley, turn left at the roundabout on the outskirts of the village and Burley Court will be seen immediately to the left hand side.