The seller told us:
“We moved to this house from Headingley in 1960 on my 5th birthday. My parents wanted a house which would accommodate a granny flat and a large family. They also needed it to be near amenities and within easy reach of the university. It was a fantastic place to grow up in. Over the years the area has maintained and even increased its charm. It’s a 5 to 10 minute walk from the shops at Oakwood, where there’s a library and various cafés, bars and restaurants, with a Tesco, B&Q and Sports Direct a little further on. Buses run frequently from here into town, with the closest stop only a minute’s walk from the house. There are several nurseries and primary schools close by, and the consistently outstanding Roundhay secondary school is also within walking distance. Two features of the location we feel are particularly special are its proximity to Roundhay Park, being a a few minutes walk away, and the cul-de-sac lane to the rear, which links the rear gardens and driveways to a number of the houses. This makes the location very neighbourly. Whoever buys this house will need to do a lot of renovation. The basics have to some extent been maintained, including replumbing and wiring, new roofs to the house and garage within the last 15 years, and, most recently, modern radiators which have been installed.”
Rachel Abbott, one of Moores Negotiators says:
“Houses of this size and style rarely come to the market. This is a unique opportunity to purchase what we call a ‘forever home’: once you move into a property like this you rarely move again – our client’s family lived here for over 50 years and we understand the family before that were in for many years as well. The house needs modernising, and a refurbishment programme won’t be cheap. But once restored to its former glory it will be a wonderful home. The garage is huge and offers loads of potential, whether for storage or cars – it would make a great home for a classic car! If you have the budget, and the energy to refurbish a very large house, you really do need to arrange a viewing.”
From the Oakwood Clock, at the junction of Wetherby Road, Roundhay Road, Oakwood Lane and Princes Avenue, close to Roundhay Park and the Oakwood Parade shops, proceed north along the Wetherby Road. Take the second turning on the right into North Lane and first major right into Springwood Road. This property is on the immediate right, on the corner with North Lane.A brief history of this area
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