This elegant ground floor apartment is situated within the prestigious conversion of Gledhow Manor, an impressive Grade II listed Edwardian residence set within mature maintained grounds on the edge of Allerton Park. The building has been sympathetically restored, retaining the grandeur of the original Queen Anne revival style villa, including a magnificent full height galleried entrance hall which is shared by only four apartments.
The apartment features original sash windows, gas central heating, a security alarm and entry system. A light and airy drawing room has a large panelled fireplace, there is a fitted dining kitchen with integrated appliances, three bedrooms with the master having an en-suite shower room with dressing area, and there is a house bathroom with a period style suite. There is also a separate room, which could be used as a study or additional storage room, situated off the communal entrance hall. A useful basement cellar provides storage. Gledhow Manor stands with mature landscaped grounds and apartment two enjoys a pleasant outlook over them. Within the grounds is a garage situated in a separate block, with electronic remote controlled door.
The vibrant 'village' of Chapel Allerton offers extensive local amenities including a range of cosmopolitan restaurants and cafe bars, supermarkets, banks and various other specialist shops. Further shopping amenities are available at Moortown Corner where there is a Marks & Spencer food outlet, Street Lane and Oakwood Parade where there are a variety of restaurants, cafes, shops and designer boutiques. Leisure facilities, including a swimming pool are available at Scott Hall Sports Centre, with additional amenities at Chapel Allerton Tennis and Squash Club. Regular transport services available on Harrogate Road and Scott Hall Road afford easy access to the city centre and surrounding areas. The Leeds outer Ring Road provides access to the business centres of Bradford, Harrogate, York and Wetherby.
History of gledhow manor Gledhow Manor was constructed in 1903 in the Queen Anne revival style for the then owner of Kirkstall Forge Commander Bernal Bagshawe. The house, originally named 'Red House', was one of the last grand villas constructed in Leeds before the first world war and had fourteen bedrooms plus dressing rooms and bathrooms. As the owner was a keen art collector, the house was arranged around a large and imposing full height galleried entrance hall, designed to enable him to display his picture collection to best advantage. The house was converted into apartments in 1997 retaining the grand entrance hall for shared use by the four apartments within the main building.
Entrance vestibule Covered entrance with stone pillars leads to an entrance vestibule which has security entry system, stone tiled flooring and deep arched external windows. A pair of double doors with decorative stained glass panelling to either side leads to;
grand hallway This magnificent hallway retains the original specifications of the house. A two storey gallery landing enjoys natural daylight through a large decorative stained glass skylight. Original decorative features include, eleborate carved doorways, deep moulded cornice, panelling to the walls to dado rail height, Art Nouveau stained glass, an original fireplace and parquet flooring.
Study 8'9" x 4'10" (2.67m x 1.47m). Accessed through an elaborate doorcase, from the main communal hallway. This versatile space is currently used as a study and has a high ceiling with moulded cornice and a decorative feature fan light window borrowing light from the communal entrance vestibule. The original red tiled floor is retained.
entrance hallway Accessed from the grand hallway, the hallway has a high ceiling with much of the original moulded cornice, oak parquet flooring, high skirting boards and a central heating radiator.
Drawing room 27'3" (8.3m) (into bay) x 20'1" (6.12m) (into chimney recess). This elegant reception room has a high ceiling with deep moulded cornice, walls panelled to dado height and as a decorative feature still retains the original folding doors to the grand hallway of the house, although these have now been secured and are not for use. The focal point of the room is a stunning arched chimney recess with panelling and an attractive carved mahogany fire surround with marble and tiled inserts, tiled hearth and an inset open coal effect living flame gas fire. With oak parquet flooring, a south facing splay bay with sliding sash windows overlooking the front garden, with two eleborate cast iron radiators below and an additional sliding sash window to the side elevation with a further tradional style radiator.
Dining kitchen 16'9" x 15'9" (5.1m x 4.8m). This superb room for casual entertaining has a high ceiling with deep moulded cornice and oak parquet flooring. The kitchen area has been sympathetically fitted with a contemporary range of painted base units with polished granite worktop surfaces, incorporating an inset stainless steel sink with mixer tap, an integrated fridge, Smeg dishwasher and a stainless steel Smeg range cooker with stainless steel splashbacks and an extractor hood fitted into the original chimney breast. There is also a central heating radiator and a decorative feature of an original internal door to the hallway of the house which has now been sealed. Two west facing sliding sash windows.
Master bedroom 15'1" (4.6m) x 11'9" (3.58m) (max overall). A double bedroom with a high ceiling featuring most of the original moulded cornice, three deep sliding sash windows overlooking the garden to the west elevation, a radiator and a cream carpet. The room also features the original library chimney breast, although this is now closed off. Access to:
En-suite with dressing area The dressing area has contemporary 'Oak' style wardrobes, recessed ceiling spot lighting and pine parquet flooring which runs through to the shower room. The shower room is fitted with a modern suite in white comprising a curved glazed and tiled corner shower cubicle with mains powered shower, a pedestal wash basin and a low flush W.C. There is also a radiator and sliding sash windows to both the side and rear elevations.
Bedroom two 11'7" x 10'8" (3.53m x 3.25m). A west facing double bedroom with a high ceiling featuring lots of the original cornice, an eleborate cast iron radiator with cherub and floral motif, cream carpets and a sliding sash window to the side elevation.
Bedroom three 11'2" x 8'9" (3.4m x 2.67m). With a high ceiling featuring most of the original cornice, pine parquet flooring, a radiator and a sliding sash window to the rear elevation.
Bathroom Fitted with a roll top cast iron bath with ball and claw feet and a pedestal wash basin. Having tiled flooring, recessed ceiling spot lighting and a sash window to the rear. Set back in a recess is a low flush W.C. With a radiator and sash window, featuring a high ceiling with original cornice.
Utility/cloak room With an external access door to the rear of the property. There is tiled flooring, plumbing for an automatic washing machine and a gas fired combination boiler fuelling central heating with instant hot water.
Storage cellar External stone steps to the rear of the property provide access down to a useful basement storage cellar which is for the sole use of apartment 2.
Gardens Gledhow Manor is set well back from the roadside and stands within extensive maintained communal grounds, approached via a sweeping driveway. The beautifully landscaped gardens are well stocked with a wide range of mature trees, shrubbery and flowering plants which provide seclusion and privacy, throughout the year.
Garage & parking There is a single garage which is accessed via an electronic remote control up and over door. The garage has power and light supply. There is also an allocated parking space and additional guest spaces.
Tenure Leasehold details available upon request.
Sold prices provided by Land Registry
11th Apr 2018
17th Aug 2007