Photo of a Victorian detached property for sale in Headingley


Location iconRuse House, 29 Cumberland Road, Leeds, LS6 2EQ

Purple bed icon8 bedrooms

Purple bath icon2 bathrooms

Guide price £530,000

Property Summary

  • ***BEST & FINAL OFFERS BY 5.30PM ON FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER*** Victorian Stone Detached House
  • Let For Many Years As A Student HMO
  • Tremendous Potential For A Family Home
  • Flexible Accommodation Over 2 Floors
  • Wooded Location Bordering Meanwood Valley Trail
  • Handy Local Amenities & Less Than 1 Mile to City Centre & Universities
  • Gated Driveway & Stone Garage
  • Immediate Vacant Possession & No Upward Chain

“This stone detached Victorian villa has been let for many years as student accommodation.” says Michael Davies, the Director at Moores looking after the sale.

“It has the appropriate Health and Safety and Fire Regulations for letting. We believe it could continue as a student letting but it would need some reorganisation.  A communal lounge would be required, which would leave eight or nine bedrooms, .

As a stone detached Victorian villa this could make a super family home. The setting on Headingley Hill is delightful. It has a large, sunny, garden yet is only a mile from the city centre. This is a lovely ‘oasis’ on the fringe of the conservation area. The accommodation would need some refurbishment as a family home, but there’s lots of potential.”

Michael Moore, a Director at Moores, says:

“Rarely do properties of this scale, in this part of Headingley Hill, come to the market. These detached villas would have been the crème de la crème of homes in Victorian times, set in generous, walled grounds. I suspect this would have had a sweeping carriageway to the front when first built, from the access road off North Hill Road, but this is now long gone and a drive and garage is provided off Cumberland Road. If you wanted a sweeping driveway to the front again, perhaps the garage could be demolished and access created off the drive? This is a conservation area therefore planning permission for such works would be required, but as the garage can hardly be seen from the roadside…..”

Property Location

From the city centre, follow the A660 Woodhouse Lane north-west out of town. Continue past Leeds University, past Woodhouse Moor and through the traffic lights at Hyde Park Corner continuing onto what is known as Headingley Lane. Take the third turning on the right into Cumberland Road. Continue to the top of Cumberland Road where this property can be found on the left-hand side. You will see high double gates to the driveway and garage of Ruse House. Next to this on the right is a ginnel, off which is the entrance to Ruse House.

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I knew my gut and head instinct to choose Moores was the right one – to my mind you are head and shoulders above any other firm I have come into contact with over my whole Headingley house-search. Very grateful to you for everything.

– Miss T

I’ve just left a Moores managed property after ten years renting there and I have always found them very professional. I liked the regular inspections, and maintenance always dealt with any issues quickly, even non-urgent ones. Communication was excellent, I’ve always been very happy with the service. I was sorry to leave.

– Hergerbabe Atkins

We bought our house through Moores and had a fantastic experience with the team, especially Michael. He was a brilliant communicator and kept us informed at every turn, ensuring the smooth purchase of our lovely home. Thank you!

– Freya Stockford

Thank you so much for all the hard work you did to ensure we got this house – we absolutely adore it… We really enjoyed working with you!

– Ms S & Mr F

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