Burton Court, Eardisland, Leominster

Tuesday 28th May 2019

The owners of the court gave us a very good guided tour with a lot of history – helped by the older daughter (4-5 years old) who was able to help daddy by playing the piano with a few fingers – and she did well, but he was very patient with her.  The court is only small compared with a lot of the houses but it has a lot of interesting history from the point of archaeological digs – as well as the normal type of information. The tea was prepared by the owner’s wife who was also looking after the youngest child after she woke up whilst daddy was telling us part of the information about the house and its contents- and had to be passed across – it was timed well to coincide with the scones being completed! The garden is only small but immaculately done on a parterre theme which matches the house. They use the house for weddings and bed and breakfasts as well and we were given a peep into two of them. The standard was at least as high as those of Weston Park.  They have some very unusual musical instruments as well as other items of furniture that are very unusual. The decoration in the house is varied and is of several eras. The owner has learned a lot of detail about the house and made it very easy to follow. We had lovely weather and everyone enjoyed themselves greatly both in the house and garden, and for the cream tea.

Pam Weaver