- Stunning period stone residence
- Lovingly restored, full of character & original features
- Five bedrooms & house-keepers flat
- Substantial beautiful gardens & orchard
- Sweeping driveway & wrought iron electric gates
- Walking distance to Headingley
A STUNNING AND IMPOSING PERIOD FIVE BEDROOMED STONE RESIDENCE WITH HOUSEKEEPER'S FLAT DATING BACK TO THE LATE 1800's HAVING BEEN LOVINGLY & SYMPATHETICALLY RESTORED BY THE CURRENT OWNER PROVIDING SUMPTUOUS AND GENEROUS ROOM PROPORTIONS, RETAINING MANY ORIGINAL FEATURES, ALL SET WITHIN BEAUTIFUL ESTABLISHED GARDENS INCLUDING ORCHARD AND A SWEEPING DRIVEWAY ACCESSED VIA STONE GATEPOSTS AND ELECTRIC WROUGHT IRON GATES.
The property is situated in a very convenient and sought-after area, close to both extensive amenities in Headingley & Meanwood, yet significantly set back from the road, providing a good degree of privacy. It is close to numerous local schools, the Meanwood Valley Trail, the Hollies, a lovely woodland park and within easy reach of Leeds City Centre, Leeds Bradford Airport and major road networks.
Once in the grounds of this magnificent home, it is easy to forget you are in a busy suburb of Leeds. The mature and established gardens provide a substantial screen to the outside world creating a peaceful and tranquil setting. Inside, the property provides a welcoming, spacious and very light & airy atmosphere, ideal for a growing family with the flexibility of having a self contained modest one bedroomed garden floor suite, ideal for a dependent relative, guests or housekeeper.
Many of the windows have been upgraded to double glazed units in keeping with the style of property, whilst other original stain glass windows have been lovingly restored. Most of the principal reception rooms have amazing detailed moulded ceilings and cornicing, original and decorative doors. The property has been tastefully & lavishly furnished to a high standard including three solid fuel stoves, all available by negotiation if required.
The property is approached by a sweeping gravelled driveway surrounding a beautiful pear drop shaped lawned garden. The drive continues to the side of the property and onto a cobbled rear parking area with access to the stunning back garden, with substantial lawn, paved patio and summer house with full kitchen facilities. Tucked away is a secluded long strip of garden with orchard enjoying well stocked fruit trees.
The entrance to the property is via a lovely raised paved terrace overlooking the impressive grounds. The original front door has beautiful stained glass insets leading to a spacious entrance hall with oak floor, deep skirting boards, dado rail and ornate ceiling coving. The fantastic open plan dining kitchen, comprises a bespoke fitted kitchen with integrated dishwasher and fridge freezer with granite worktops & splashbacks. The 'snug' area sits in front of a Mahogany fireplace with large solid fuel stove, oak floor, stunning moulded ceiling and cornicing and large floor to ceiling windows. Off the dining kitchen is possibility the most impressive room, currently used for formal dining, games and sitting area with vaulted ceiling, beech flooring, stain glass lights and attractive marble fireplace with tiled insets and open fire. The lounge provides a relaxing light and airy space, again with impressive ceiling and cornicing, oak floor, bay window and a substantial marble fireplace with dual sided solid fuel stove. Off this room, at a slightly lower level is a very useful study which enjoys the other side of the stove. The ground floor is completed by a spacious TV room and modern bathroom w/c to the rear.
The garden floor, comprises a modern fully fitted utility room and access to the self-contained flat, which comprises an open plan living kitchen with solid fuel stove, shower room w/c and separate bedroom with large tilt & turn window leading onto a paved patio.
Upstairs, on the half landing is a modern shower room w/c, an impressive galleried landing and four very spacious double bedrooms, the principal bedroom enjoying a large en-suite bathroom w/c with separate shower enclosure and fire place with open fire! The en-suite can also be used as a house bathroom. On the second floor, there is a further loft style double bedroom, leading to a dressing room/single bedroom and en-suite bathroom w/c.
It must go without saying that has to be one of the most impressive & individual properties in Headingley and we would greatly encourage any buyer in a position to purchase such a gem, to arrange an internal viewing as soon as possible.