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Spacious Detached Home
Large Driveway and Garage
South Facing Garden
Sought After Location
Welcome to 2 Kings Mount, an impressive family home built in 1927 that retains a sense of period charm. Natural light pours into the property from all directions. The porch is adorned with original stained glass that showers the spacious hallway with colourful sunlit reflections along the original panelled walls.
“The hallway is a favourite part of the property, with the panelling and the sunlight streaming in through the stained glass windows, projecting colours around the hall.”
Morning sunlight pours into the living room through an impressive curved bay window, but pull the curtains closed on an evening and enjoy a cosy night in front of a roaring fire.
“Cosy Christmas mornings are magical here at Kings Mount.”
The dining room is an excellent space for hosting a formal dinner with family or friends, with stripped and restored original floorboards and an open fire for chilly evenings, and the hallway provides an excellent space for your guests to spill out into when entertaining.
There is a third reception room, currently used as a study, ideal for working from home, or a second living space or playroom for the children.
As with most family homes, the kitchen is the heart where members of families gather. Wooden units extend along one wall with plenty of storage and workspace to allow for the preparation of all manner of gourmet meals. There is space for a dishwasher, a large Range-style oven, and a dining table, ideal for informal family dinners or quick breakfasts. There is a useful pantry area and a downstairs WC, too.
There are five lovely spacious bedrooms, starting with a large room overlooking the front garden. Furnished with fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room, oozing comfort and style.
Another bedroom with an impressive curved bay window mirrors the living room, where the morning sunlight can peek through your curtains, a delightful way to wake up naturally. There is also potential to add an en suite to this room.
A further bedroom with a fabulous feature circular window and a period wash basin sits at the corner of the property. There are also two other good sized bedrooms.
In addition to the en suite shower room in the main bedroom, the house bathroom has a bath and separate shower cubicle. Ideal to enjoy a long soak after a busy day.
There is potential for conversion in the loft space to add two additional bedrooms and a bathroom. (NB: planning permission was granted for this work years ago but has now lapsed.
The property sits in the centre of the plot, meaning that the gardens wrap around, creating various areas for seating or planting, ensuring you can enjoy the sunshine at all times of the day. The morning sun at the front of the property is ideal for that peaceful morning coffee, and the patio at the side is perfect for the 6pm G&T on a summer’s day. At the rear, a raised lawn area gets the evening sun just before it sets in the summer.
“Nothing is better than a G&T on the patio on a summer evening.”
Double gates give access to a private driveway for off-road parking for several cars and leads to a garage that has full electrics.
The cellar can be accessed from an internal staircase or an external door, meaning it would be possible to convert the cellar area into a self-contained living space, subject to planning permissions. There are 3 separate rooms, all with fitted radiators, which currently provide excellent storage space and a utility area with plumbing for a washing machine.
“We have used the cellar as a games area and have had great parties with table tennis and pool tables down there.”
Kings Mount is in a fantastic location, particularly for families, with just a 5-minute walk into Chapel Allerton, where there are shops, bars and restaurants, among other amenities. There are several fast-food outlets and supermarkets close by too.
“It has been a fantastic location to bring up our children.”
A bus stop just across the road gives access to Leeds and the surrounding areas, and Leeds City train station provides travel options further afield. It is ideal if you need to commute to London or other major cities. The motorway system is just a short drive away if you prefer to drive.
There are many options for schooling for children of all ages, including private schools if your budget allows. For an afternoon, outdoor activities in nature can be enjoyed at nearby Gledhow Valley Woods or Roundhay Park.
“We have loved every single year that we have called this property our home.”